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Review: ‘The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari’ featuring Tom Teasley at Constellation Theatre Company

When The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari hit German movie screens in 1920, it baffled and delighted audiences who had primarily been entertaining themselves with annual Film Festivals of Fred Ott’s sneeze and footage of trains. Techniques that we take for granted today – flashbacks, special effects, Germans, twist endings – were deployed first by the […]

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‘Take A Bow!’ Part 3: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite DC/MD/VA Fall 2016 Performances/Directors/Designers by DCMetroTheaterArts Staff: DC/MD/VA/PHILLY/NYC AREAS

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ 3rd series of ‘Take A Bow!’ Fall 2016 honorees: Caroline Clay as Florynce Kennedy in (Re)Acts: Where Do We Go From Here? at Forum Theatre. It was a one-night-only bill of short theater pieces and one of them was an excerpt from Let It Flow!, a one-woman show Caroline […]

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Review: ‘Metropolis’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Percussion and film enthusiasts, listen up! For five nights only, Constellation Theatre Company presents a unique combination of the silent-film Metropolis set to a new score by renowned percussionist Tom Teasley. Metropolis, the 1927 sci-fi film by German filmmaker Fritz Lang, is considered one of the most influential and iconic films of all time. Set […]

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Interview: Tom Teasley on his Percussion Composition for ‘Metropolis’ playing at Constellation Theatre Company through November 19th

For five nights only, world renowned percussionist Tom Teasley is performing an original composition set to Fritz Lang’s 1927 sci-fi film Metropolis. I saw the first performance at Constellation Theatre Company last night and was gobsmacked by his performance and inspired to ask Tom some follow up questions. Nicole: Gottfried Huppertz’ original score to Metropolis was written in 1927 […]

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Review: ‘Journey to the West’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Mary Zimmerman has mastered the stage adaptation, particularly of the classic tale, freely blending cultural forms and styles with hypnotic brilliance. Her Metamorphoses and Arabian Nights are shining exemplars of her craft. Journey to the West: the Tale of the Monkey King, now running at Constellation Theatre Company’s Source Theatre, is classic Zimmerman. The beauty […]

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Tom Teasley’s Musical Accompaniment of the 1926 Animated Film, ‘The Adventures of Prince Achmed’ at Constellation Theatre Company

In his own singular musical fashion, Tom Teasley skillfully hooked his Constellation Theatre Company audience to take a venture to the long ago and far away but in a most modern manner. Teasley was a disarming presence as played his engrossing original World Music score in a choreographed dance duet with the landmark 1926 animated […]

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‘The Fire and the Rain’ at Constellation Theatre Company

It is extraordinary that Constellation Theatre Company continues to seek out and present works of artistry that would likely be unknown to us. And Constellation’s willingness to take financial risks with rarely produced fare is a major business decision that can have significant financial impacts. So kudos to Constellation for producing The Fire and The […]

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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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In the Moment: An Interview with Tom Teasley on His Live Score for ‘Nosferatu’ on October 25th at Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, VA

“I invite you to participate in a merging of sight, sound, drama and fantasy. For fifty minutes I will take your imagination on a fantasy journey and return you safely to your seats!” Now that is how multi-Helen Hayes Award recipient for Outstanding Sound Design, and multi-Washington Area Music Awards (WAMA) recipient Tom Teasley invites […]

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‘Not My Monkey’ at InterAct Story Theatre at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn

What do you get when you combine bright and bouncy circus fun with some valuable life lessons? The answer is Not My Monkey, a delightful and highly interactive comedy, produced through a partnership between the InterAct Story Theatre and the Gaithersburg Arts Barn. Written and directed by Ali Oliver-Krueger, Not My Monkey is essentially a children’s […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Blue Moon/Red River’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Jane Franklin Dance is a Virginia based company known for its innovative works and collaborations; Blue Moon/Red River is a prime example of both. Jane Franklin is the artistic director and choreographer and has partnered with Tom Teasley, a percussionist also known for bending the boundaries of his profession. Percussion is such […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Preview: ‘Jane Franklin Dance: Blue Moon/Red River’ With Composer Tom Teasley by Jane Franklin

Blue Moon/Red River started as a hint of an idea last summer when percussionist Tom Teasley and I decided to collaborate. This project provided a route to integrating live music and dance and the sounds and wide spaces of the American Southwest gave us creation myths, colors, climates, landscapes and petroglyphs. We use a video animation […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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