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Review: ‘The Wiz’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Sherri Chandler

Originally opening in October 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, MD, The Wiz, with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, is a reimaging of Frank L. Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”) production, directed by Tracie Jiggets, returned The Wiz to its Baltimore roots when […]

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Review: ‘Diana Ross – All the Best of Times’ with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center

Singer extraordinaire Diana Ross is a musical legend and she proved it last night in a concert at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall. Presenting a showcase full of golden oldies as well as some classic standards and some newly-chosen material, Ross’ silvery, seductive, and sassy tones permeated each and every number that she sang. Dazzling […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #22: High School and Training Programs

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Performances in High School and Training Programs go to: HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCTIONS: The Addams Family at West Potomac High School. American Idiot at Beyond the Page Theatre Company at West Potomac High School. Big Fish at McLean High School’s Theatre Company. Dani Girl at James […]

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‘The Wiz’ at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Opening almost a half a century ago, in 1974, The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a fun evening based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. Featuring a rock, gospel, and soul music score by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown, usually cast with an all African […]

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‘The Wiz’ at Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre

Ease on down the road to Winchester and join Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre for a fast-paced, campy, fun, and ultimately heart-warming journey down the yellow brick road with The Wiz, now playing through July 19th. Director/Choreographer Edward Carignan and Music Director Matthew J. Pool bring their own exciting vision to this 1970s revamp of The […]

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Marquise Dre White on His New Musical ‘My Choice to Change’ Which Plays This Weekend at Notre Dame of Maryland University

Baltimore is the city for up-and-coming new theatre. Be it newly inspired personal works, new musicals, or new companies, Charm City has it all. Featuring a tried and true performance company— J.C. Productions— area actor Marquise Dre White debuts the world premier of a brand new musical play that he has written. I’ve taken just […]

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5 Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 5/29/14

Here are our 5 Top Scene Stealers for the week ending May 29, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  ______  (1) Frank Britton as Pontius Pilate Testifying in ‘The Last Days of Judas Iscariot‘ at Forum Theatre. “Frank Britton’s memorable time on the stand as the militant and righteous Pontius Pilate is a second act highlight […]

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‘Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles’ at Toby’s ‘Shrek’: Part 2: Ashley Johnson (The Dragon)

She’s gonna love you forever! A big mean, fire-breathing machine! Part Two of the Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles interview series takes flight with cast member Ashley Johnson, providing the voice of The Dragon in Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia’s production of Shrek The Musical. We’re dishing out all the secrets about […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Children’s, High School, and University Productions and Performances of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for our Favorite productions and performances in Children’s Theatre and High School and University productions that we saw in 2013. Congrats to all the honorees and to everyone who performed on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of your favorites you would like […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musical Direction and Choreography′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices for our Favorite Music Direction and Choreography of 2013 by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to our honorees and to every Musical Director and Choreographer who worked on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of designers and their work you would like to personally honor in the COMMENT BOX. […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musicals of 2013’ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, after seeing over 2,000 professional, community, children’s, university, and high school productions have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. […]

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