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Meet The Cast of ‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ at The Flying Muskrats: Meet Caity Brown

In Part 2 of interviews with the cast of The Flying Muskrat’s Gruesome Playground Injuries, meet Caity Brown. Joel: Where might DC theatre-goers have seen you before? Caity: Most recently, I was in Perfect Wedding with the McLean Community Players. Prior to that, I played Ruth in Blithe Spirit with Prince William Little Theatre and young, pregnant protagonist in the […]

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‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ Opens July 10th at The Flying Muskrat Theatre Company

“If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh. Otherwise, they’ll kill you”- Oscar Wilde. These words could not be personified more fully than in Rajiv Joseph’s contemporary classic, Gruesome Playground Injuries, being performed by The Flying Muskrats this July 10-19th at 8 pm at The James Lee Community Center Theatre. At heart, Gruesome is […]

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Here’s the List of Honorees of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Scene Stealers of 2012-2013

Here are the 2012-2013 Scene Stealers honorees selected by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all of you on your fine Scene Stealing performances. ____ *Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. *Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. *Steve Beall singing “Goldenhair” in James Joyce’s […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 6: Grayson Owen (Benedick) by Amanda Gunther

“If her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” Says Benedick of Beatrice in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. In the final part of the series, I sit down with actor Grayson Owen to get his thoughts […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 4

There were many wonderful Scene Stealing moments on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season (August 1, 2012-August 1, 2013). The DCMetroTheaterArts staff has selected its favorite Scene Stealers. Here’s our fourth set of honorees: From Jessica Vaughan: Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety […]

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Sandy Bainum’s “S’Wonderful,” A Night of Ira Gershwin” at Signature Theatre’s Sizzlin’ Summer Cabarets by Lauren Katz

Last night, Sandy Bainum was added to the long list of artists performing solo cabarets as part of Signature Theatre’s annual event, Sizzlin’ Summer Cabaret. For a two and a half week period, Signature Theatre invites audience members to witness talented artists who have performed not only at Signature Theatre, but also at other venues, […]

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Film Review: ‘In a World . . .’ by Leslie Weisman

Carol Solomon, daughter of one of the great voice-over (V.O.) artists, Sam Sotto (Fred Melamed), has been getting by as a voice coach, so overshadowed vocally and cowed psychologically by her lionized, lion-voiced father that she’s never allowed herself to consider a career in the same field. Growing up with an implicit sense of inferiority by […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 3

There were many wonderful Scene Stealing moments on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season (August 1, 2012-August 1, 2013). The DCMetroTheaterArts staff has selected its favorite Scene Stealers. Here’s our third set of honorees: ____ From Jessica Vaughan: Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. The Keegan […]

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‘Countdown to the Happy Day’ at Baltimore Playwrights Festival by ZSun-nee Matema

It’s official, Baltimore actors are at the top of the acting ladder. The production, Countdown to the Happy Day by Thomas W. Stephen is absolutely breath taking! It has been selected to compete in Baltimore’s Playwrights Festival with scenes from the play to be presented at The Kennedy Center on September 2nd during the Page to Stage Festival. […]

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Interview With Musician Matthew Sweet by Marlene Hall

Matthew Sweet is a musician, composer, and art collector. He burst onto the music scene in 1991 with his highly acclaimed and popular album Girlfriend. I had the honor of interviewing Mr. Sweet about his career, his music, his fans, art, technology, and his view on life. Marlene:  What will audiences hear when they come […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 1

There were many wonderful Scene Stealers on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season. The DCMetroTheaterArts staff will be offering their favorite Scene Stealers of the last DC Metro Area theater season (August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2013) in the next ten days, so here’s our first […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 4: Alex Foley (Dogberry) by Amanda Gunther

Oh that someone were here to write him down an ass! Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Alex Foley is far from being an ass, but getting to embody one of the most backwardly hilarious characters in the Bard’s cannon made for a wildly entertaining interview. Sitting down with Mr. Foley taught me everything I could ever hope […]

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Bob McDonald’s ‘Bob’s Broadway Blowout’ at Signature Theatre’s ‘Sizzlin’ Summer Cabarets’ by Derek Mong

As part of the Signature Theater’s Sizzlin’ Summer Cabarets series on Friday, August 9, 2013, Baritone Bob McDonald brought audiences to their feet as he performed a bonafide medley of classic Broadway showtunes, highlighting iconic composers and lyricists throughout the decades in Bob’s Broadway Blowout. Accompanied by pianist and artistic collaborator John Touchton, McDonald—who seemed eager to demonstrate […]

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