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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional Theatres in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Direction of Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees: David James for A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Matt Lenz for A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. Pierre-Jacques Brault A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. […]

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Review: ‘Superior Donuts’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Humor and calories abound in Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s production of Superior Donuts, written by Tracy Letts and directed by Gené Fouché. Set in uptown Chicago, the play follows the story of Polish-American Arthur Przybyszewski (Tad Janes) and his struggle to keep his donut shop afloat. The shop has fallen on hard times and is increasingly […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #8: Best Performances in a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their Best of 2015: Best Performances in Plays in Professional Theatres go to:  BEST ACTOR IN A PLAY Josh Adams as Billy in The Cripple of Inishmaan at Scena Theatre. Matthew Ancarrow and Robby Rose as ‘The Twins’ in The Comedy of Errors at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. Aaron […]

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‘A Christmas Carol’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Like most Americans of a certain age, I have seen A Christmas Carol… a lot. I have seen multiple different iterations of the traditional story, I have seen Scrooge!, I have seen Scrooged. This is well-worn, well-covered territory. So I am happy to say that Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, running this […]

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‘The Arsonists’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Brilliantly directed by Gerard Stropnicky, The Arsonists at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre is a morality tale about how ordinary, everyday people can take part in evil acts without even knowing it. Originally written by Max Frisch and adapted by Alistair Beaton, the play was written in the 1950s as a metaphor for the gradual rise […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #18: Best Directors of a Play in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Professional Theatres go to: Chris Abraham for Winners and Losers at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Ian Allen for George is Dead at The Klunch. Matt Bassett for The Typographer’s Dream at The Hub Theatre. Hanna Bondarewska for The Trap at Ambassador Theater. Joe […]

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‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre

Four dead fellas, two dead cats, a hairstyle ruined, a broken-hearted sister. And all out of shoe polish. The culmination of which resulted in Martin McDonagh’s funniest, darkest comedy to date; all of which can be found as The Maryland Ensemble Theatre opens their production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore. Directed by Tad Janes, the […]

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2012-2013 Season Preview: Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s 15th Anniversary Season by Dan Brick

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to announce its 2012-13, 15th anniversary mainstage season. This coming season will feature classic, contemporary and original productions including a recent Off-Broadway smash musical, a Tony Award-winning Hitchcock adaptation and a time-honored holiday tale. This season will also include a new production of Maryland Ensemble’s first show, an original […]

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‘The All New, Grand Ole Hee Haw Hootenany Hoe Down Jamboree!’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mike Spain

Director Tad Janes bills The All New, Grand Ole Hee Haw Hootenany Hoe Down Jamboree! as ‘a spoof country variety show.’ It’s really a collection of special guests, bluegrass bands, skits, crowd interactive improvised scenes, and some of the corniest humor you will find. It is also a very ambitious theatrical production with special guests […]

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