DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 11/27/14-Part 2

Here is Part 2 of our new list of Scene Stealers honorees for the week ending 11/27/14. 
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Simon Diesenhaus as Tobias Ragg, Singing “Not While I’m Around” at Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Act Two @ Levine
Simon Diesenhaus (Toby) singing “Not While I’m Around.” Photo by CYM Media & Entertainment.

Simon Diesenhaus (Toby) singing “Not While I’m Around.” Photo by CYM Media & Entertainment.

“Another standout on opening night was Simon Diesenhaus as Tobias Ragg, who works for Mrs. Lovett, but is leery of Todd. He tries to protect Mrs. Lovett in the charming “Not While I’m Around”…Diescenhaus’ heartbreaking performance as Tobias was one of the highlights of the evening.”-Yvonne French
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Carolne C. Kiebach as Lorraine Sheldon Going Bonkers on the Phone in The Man Who Came to Dinner at Spotlighters
Caroline Kiebach (Lorraine Sheldon). Photo by Chris Aldridge, CMAldridgePhotography.

Caroline Kiebach (Lorraine Sheldon). Photo by Chris Aldridge, CMAldridgePhotography.

“In comes the sexy and sassy Lorraine Sheldon, played by Caroline C. Kiebach. Kiebach lights up the stage and delivered my favorite performance of the evening. She is charming, witty with an over-the-top personality. Her arrival causes a change of events that even affects Whiteside, and nothing affects Whiteside. A phone call turns into a major tantrum and is hysterical. It’s a real ‘Scene Stealer.’-Letricia Loftin
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Kaycie Goral Singing “Fly, Fly, Away” in Catch Me If You Can’ at Walt Whitman High School
Kaycie Goral’ in 'Catch Me If You Can." Photo courtesy of Walt Whitman High School.

Kaycie Goral’ in ‘Catch Me If You Can.” Photo courtesy of Walt Whitman High School.

“Not to be outdown by strength from the men, several ladies add especially to the performance. Bringing an untraditionally effusive Brenda Strong, Kaycie Goral’s success culminates in a riveting performance of “Fly, Fly Away.” This piece, very effectively staged with the “Fly Away” trio evoking Supremes-like choreography and silky voices behind Goral’s powerful belt, is a high point of the second act.”-Jason Landrone
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Megan Graves as Pauline Clench Lying Upside-Down in One Man, Two Guvnors at 1st Stage
Megan Graves. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

Megan Graves. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

 “The vacuous fiancée, Pauline Clench, is played by Megan Graves, who has excellent comedic timing and makes really funny faces. Watch for her precise delivery when she is lying upside-down on a chair.”-Yvonne French
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Vaughan Irving as The Colonel and Emily Kester as the Lieutenant During the Song “Twilight Barking’ in 101 Dalmations at Imagination Stage
Vaughn M. Irving (Colonel) and Emily Kester (Lieutenant).    ). Photo by Margo Schulman.

Vaughn M. Irving (Colonel) and Emily Kester (Lieutenant). ). Photo by Margo Schulman.

“While the humans phone Scotland Yard, Pongo and Missis pull together a helpful team in the song “Twilight Barking,” including great performances by Vaughn Irving as The Colonel and Emily Kester as Lieutenant, and set out on an adventure to find their precious puppies.” –Julia Exline.
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Rachel Lawhead as Mrs. Lovett and Alex Stone as Sweeney Todd Singing ‘A Little Priest’ at Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Act Two @ Levine
Rachel Lawhead (Mrs. Lovett) and Alex Stone (Sweeney Todd). Photo by CYM Media & Entertainment.

Rachel Lawhead (Mrs. Lovett) and Alex Stone (Sweeney Todd). Photo by CYM Media & Entertainment.

“Todd and Lovett hatch a plan to use his victims to stuff her meat pies, and the most delightful song of the evening is their duet “A Little Priest,” in which they use puns to describe the attributes of various pies based on the vocation of their main ingredient. [Alex] Stone and [Rachel] Lawhead are having the time of their lives and it really shows in their singing and dancing.”-Yvonne French
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Yana Madrid as The Witch Singing ‘The Last Midnght’ in Into the Woods at Woodrow Wilson High School. 
Yanah Madrid.

Yanah Madrid.

“Time and space make it impossible to heap due praises on every deserving cast and crew member. Yana Madrid is in a class of her own as the Witch. Her singing and speaking voice, cackle, acting and movement make for the most believable witch I have ever encountered on stage. Complete with face mask, her costume, with spindly fingers, a leaf-covered coat, and well-worn hat and boots, also deserves special recognition. As the curse is broken, she is unveiled as a bombshell in a killer red dress. Her performance of ‘The Last Midnight” was astounding.”-Bev Fleisher.

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Marc Pavan as Chip Tolentino Singing Chip’s Lament in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Magruder High School
Marc Pavan (Chip Tolentino).

Marc Pavan (Chip Tolentino).

“Marc Pavan, as Chip Tolentino (speller #47), brought his mighty voice and stage presence straight from Act Two @ Levine to the Magruder stage. His swan song: “Chip’s Lament,” as the candy concession man who laments his ‘unfair’ elimination from the bee, was one of the strongest of the night.”-Bev Fleisher
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Special Serial Scene Stealers
 Jason Tamborini, Toby Mulford, and Jon Jon Johnson as Waiters Stuck Together in One Man, Two Guvnors at 1st Stage
(clockwise from top) Jason Tamborini, Jon Jon Johnson, Toby Mulford and Noah Schaeffer. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

(clockwise from top) Jason Tamborini, Jon Jon Johnson, Toby Mulford, and Noah Schaeffer. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

“[Jason] Tamborini, [Toby] Mulford, and [Jon Jon] Johnson are especially good as waiters who move in unison and make funny noises as they careen in and out in a stylized fashion that is a real ‘scene stealer.’ The three stick to each other  like glue and rotate their torsos as they turn corners harrumphing to announce their presence and willingness to serve. It was so funny that my husband and I were imitating their antics at Thanksgiving dinner.”
-Yvonne French
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Ben Topa as The Baker and Sophie Thurschwell as The Baker’s Wife Singing “It Takes Two” at Into the Woods at Woodrow Wilson High School
The Baker and his wife (Ben Topa and Sophie Thurschwell). Photo courtesy of Woodrow Wilson Hight School.

The Baker and his wife (Ben Topa and Sophie Thurschwell). Photo courtesy of Woodrow Wilson High School.

“Another favorite is Ben Topa as the Baker. His singing and acting are multidimensional and he effectively shifts his voice and demeanor to match changing emotions. His wife, Sophie Thurschwell, matches him note for note. Their duet, “It Takes Two” is inspiring.”
Bev Fleisher
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Gregory Voinier Singing “Donne mie, la fate a tanti.”in Cosi Fan Tutte at University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio
Gregory Voinier.

Gregory Voinier.

“One of the highlights of the night was [Gregory] Voinier’s second act aria “Donne mie, la fate a tanti.” In this humorous rant against the cruelty and infidelity of women, Voinier had the audience in the palm of his hand as he humorously scolded them. His voice was agile and clear, yet rich.”-Jessica Vaughan
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Erin Wagner as Dr. Pinch at the end of The Comedy of Errors at The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory
Erin Wagner (Dr. Pinch). Photo courtesy of Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.

Luciana (Tegan Williams) looks on as Dr. Pinch (Erin Wagner) attempts to exorcise Antipholus of Ephesus (Ben Fisler) .Photo by Will Kirk.

 “Taking on her third role as Doctor Pinch, Erin Wagner has an exaggerated scene at that end of the show that is just laugh-out-loud good and definitely a scene stealer. Known as the schoolteacher, conjurer, and would-be exorcist, she caught my attention with her larger-than-life body language and grandiose gestures. Adding to the scene is her costuming wearing a big black cape, gray hair and waving her bible. It was a good way to wrap up the show.“-Danielle Angeline
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Rachel Zampelli (Millie), Michael John Casey (Frank) and Maggie Donnelly (Earl)  Singing ‘Waiting at the Window” in The Gift of Nothing at The Kennedy Center.
Maggie Donnelly (Earl), Sakile Lyles (Doozy), Joseph Patrick O’Malley (Ozzie), Michael John Casey (Frank), Rachel Zampelli  (Millie), and and Nickolas Vaughan (Mooch). Photo by Scott Suchman.

Maggie Donnelly (Earl), Sakile Lyles (Doozy), Joseph Patrick O’Malley (Ozzie), Michael John Casey (Frank), Rachel Zampelli (Millie), and Nickolas Vaughan (Mooch). Photo by Scott Suchman.

Rachel Zampelli (Millie), Michael John Casey (Frank), and Maggie Donnelly (Earl) beautifully harmonize in “Waiting at the Window, simultaneously conveying each character’s feelings of joy, love, fear, worry, disappointment and loneliness.”-Gina Jun 
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LINKS:

DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 11/27/14-Part 1.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 1: Doug Wilder by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 2: Megan Graves by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 3: Noah Schaefer by Alex Levy.

Meet the Cast of 1st Stage’s ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’: Part 4: John Dellaporta by Alex Levy.

DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 11/27/14-Part 1.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week Ending 11/7/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week Ending 10/24/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week Ending 10/12/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 9/28/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 9/18/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 9/11/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 9/1/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 8/24/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 8/17/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 8/9/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 8/2/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 7/5/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week- Week Ending 6/28/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 6/21/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 6/13/14.

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 6/06/14.

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

Top Scene Stealers of the Week-Week Ending 5/22/14.

Capital Fringe Scene Stealers Part 1 and Part 2.




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