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He’s Back: Alex Stone on Playing The Con Man Again-in Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre’s ‘Catch Me If You Can’

Alex Stone has returned to the stage to play one of his favorite roles: the con man: Frank Abagnale Jr. in Catch Me If You Can at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre, which ends its run this weekend. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on our local stages […]

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Review: ‘West Side Story’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Poverty, street violence, guns, drugs, working-class whites blaming Hispanic immigrants for their financial woes, mistrust of the police—is this an article in last week’s newspaper? It certainly could be, but it also proves the timelessness of the groundbreaking 1957 Broadway musical West Side Story. Inspired by the Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet, this classic tale […]

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‘Outside Mullingar’ at Everyman Theatre

There was a festive atmosphere at Everyman Theatre last night. Irish music played as the audience arrived for the Baltimore/DC Metro premiere of Outside Mullingar. The music alone could lift your spirits; the songs of the tin whistle, fiddle, and bodhran were made for dancing and merry-making. But it was more than that. We were […]

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‘The Most Happy Fella’ Plays This Friday through Sunday 10/23-25 at Catholic University’s Hartke Theatre

The Most Happy Fella’ Depicts May-December Romance  The Catholic University of America’s Hartke Theatre Friday, October 23 at 7:30 PM; Saturday, October 24th at 7:30 PM; and Sunday. October 25th at 2 PM. With book and lyrics by Frank Loesser, The Most Happy Fella is known for a lush score, powerful vocals, and extensive dance […]

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Whoopi Goldberg at The Kennedy Center

Nothing is off limits to the irascible, irreverently funny Whoopi Goldberg.  She warned us from the start, however, that she loves the use of language– very colorful language– as she whooped it up with her four-letter version of life at Comedy at The Kennedy Center on Friday night. With a nearly full Concert Hall, Whoopi […]

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‘West Side Story’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is presenting one of American Theater’s timeless classics: West Side Story. With book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, Director Bill Kiska offers an evening (and matinees) of entertainment filled with emotion and passion as young lovers Tony and Maria dare to love while […]

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‘NEWSIES’ at The National Theatre

Disney’s high-octane Newsies of New York have pirouetted their way to Pennsylvania Avenue in the Washington, DC, premiere engagement of the Tony Award-winning smash hit musical Disney’s NEWSIES. With incredible choreography by Christopher Gattelli—who won a Tony Award for his work in NEWSIES—the all-star cast twirled and tapped their way in the heart of the […]

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‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ at Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras at Strathmore

What makes a standout performance that leaves the audience gushing long after leaving the theater? The Young Artists of America at Strathmore seems to have hit upon the perfect recipe – combine a sumptuous setting in The Music Center at the Strathmore, invite a myriad of local groups for creative collaboration, assemble nearly 200 talented […]

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The 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced

THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced January 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Tickets $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office or through Ticketmaster (plus service charge) 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. Thirty-one community […]

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‘Pippin’ is Playing at The National Theatre: An Interview with Kyle Dean Massey on Playing Pippin

[Editor’s note: The National Tour of Pippin is playing through January 4th at The National Theatre in DC, and Kyle Dean Massey is here playing Pippin. Teresa McCormick Ertel interviewed Kyle in August 2014 when he was performing the role on Broadway. Here’s her interview: Kyle Dean Massey is currently playing the title role in the Tony […]

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‘Evita’ at The Kennedy Center

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s tango drenched Evita has achieved an iconic status that rivals that of its own subject, Eva Peron, the social-climbing, deeply flawed, yet popularly beloved wife of former Argentine dictator Juan Peron. Immortalized on stage by Patti LuPone in 1979 and Madonna in the 1996 film adaptation, Evita has now […]

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