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Emma Gibson. Photo by Kate Raines/Plate 3 Photography.

Review: ‘Perfect Blue’ at Tiny Dynamite

Something new and cutting-edge is happening at Christ Church Neighborhood House this summer – the U.S. premiere of Perfect Blue, by G.S. Watson. Perfect Blue, produced by Philadelphia-based theatre company Tiny Dynamite in association with UK theatre company Pursued By a Bear, is an example of “transmedia storytelling.” According to their website, “transmedia storytelling utilizes […]

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John Gallagher Jr. and Anaïs Mitchell. Photo by Cliff Garber.

Review: Anaïs Mitchell With John Gallagher, Jr. at The Hamilton

Anaïs Mitchell and John Gallagher, Jr. brought their five-stop East Coast tour to the Hamilton in Washington, DC for a one-night performance on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The two immersive singer-songwriters make up a winning bill for any fan of modern folk music. Opening act John Gallagher, Jr. took to the stage with straightforward professionalism […]

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Who’s in Town?: An Interview With Anaïs Mitchell, Appearing with John Gallagher, Jr. Tonight 9/22 @7:30 PM at The Hamilton in DC

Anaïs Mitchell is a singer-songwriter and musician who has been called the queen of modern folk music. Her 2010 album Hadestown, a folk-opera based on the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice and set in the Depression era, has been developed into a folk-opera which recently completed a sold-out Off-Broadway run at the New York Theatre […]

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‘The 39 Steps’ at Dignity Players

After nine years of excellent theatre, Dignity Players will be closing their doors, but they aren’t going out without a bang. Action! Excitement! Romance! Special Effects! Chases! Deception! Murder! It’s all there in the theatre’s final production, The 39 Steps. Directed by Jim Reiter, this thrilling Hitchcock-esque comedy and parody is the perfect way to […]

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Liz Mamana (Ruth) and Steven Carpenter (Charles). Photo by Teresa Castracane.

‘Blithe Spirit’ at 1st Stage by Yvonne French

Blithe Spirit at 1st Stage in Tysons is a guilty pleasure on two levels. First, it lets you take a peek at paranormal stereotyping and second, it lets you glimpse how different a first and second marriage can be. The play by Noel Coward is set in 1941 in Kent, United Kingdom, where author Charles […]

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Michael Kahn. Photo by Sarah L. Voisin of The Washington Post.

Michael Kahn Inducted as Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire by Lindsay Tolar

STC ARTISTIC DIRECTOR MICHAEL KAHN NAMED HONORARY COMMANDER OF THE MOST EXCELLENT ORDER OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE Michael Kahn, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company, has been inducted as an Honorary Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, a national order of chivalry for British nationals and people who impact the United Kingdom. […]

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Choral Arts Artistic Director Scott Tucker conducts the audience as well as combined choruses in the finale of 'Living the Dream… Singing the Dream, the 25th anniversary of Choral Arts’ MLK choral tribute' in partnership with WPAS. Photo by Russell Hirshorn.

‘Living the Dream… Singing the Dream Celebrating the Legacy of MLK’ at The Kennedy Center by Audrey Thornton

Kudos to another sold-out season performance of The Choral Arts Society of Washington and the Washington Performing Arts Society (WPAS). For the third year, the societies commanded a musical feast of nearly 300 talented voices, with piano accompaniments, complete with African dance by Step Afrika! in The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on Sunday evening, February […]

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