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News: Baltimore Center Stage Announces New Accessibility Program

Knott Foundation Grant Opens Doors for Theatergoers  Baltimore Center Stage has announced the rollout of its newly expanded and updated Accessibility Programs, funded in part by a grant from the Marion I. & Henry J. Knott Foundation. With upgraded technology and expanded accessibility options, Baltimore Center Stage touts one of the most comprehensive sets of […]

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News: A Vintage Theater Inspires a New Generation

  A Treasure from the Past Damascus, Maryland is tucked away among more well-known towns in Montgomery, Howard, Carroll, and Frederick counties. It’s easy to overlook, but you won’t soon forget it after you’ve spent some time there. It’s part of Montgomery County, but you’ll find residents of several neighboring counties who have memories of […]

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Review: ‘Annie’ at Charm City Players

Five years on, Charm City Players Annie-versary production of Annie closes to a nearly sold out house. Reviewed by James Gilbert On Sunday, November 26, I was able to see the closing performance of Charm City Player’s production of Annie, a special anniversary run of this beloved musical. It was the first show that Charm City […]

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News: The West Wing’s Allison Janney Named Honorary Chair of 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Allison Janney (The West Wing, and the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation) is returning to Washington to lend her voice to support the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival as Honorary Chair. “I was humbled that the organizers of the inaugural Women’s Voices Theater Festival invited me to join the initial Honorary Committee and […]

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Preview: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Charm City Ballet

While it’s “Nutcracker” season for most dance companies across the region, Charm City Ballet presents something unique: its original full-length ballet, A Christmas Carol, to be performed at The Gordon Center for Performing Arts, at 3506 Gwynbrook Ave in Owings Mills, on December 16th for two shows, 1:30 pm, and 7:30 pm. Ticket prices are: Adults […]

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Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

Reviewed by Meredith Fogle Prepare to be swept into the holiday spirit alongside Ebenezer Scrooge by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in Kensington Arts Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol, presented in partnership with Arts on the Green and directed by Jordan Clifford. A troupe of carolers garbed in velvet capes and […]

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Review: ‘The Book of Merman’ at DC Arts Center

Review by Jason Williams Playfully tagged as a less expensive alternative to The Book of Mormon, which it satirizes, The Book of Merman quickly moves beyond just being a parody of the aforementioned award-winning Broadway hit. Written by Leo Schwartz and originally performed in 2015 Landless Theatre Company’s production of The Book of Merman is […]

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News: Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Stages its 100th Production ‘Grease: School Version’

Thirty-seven years and more than 550 performances stand between Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s (MVCCT) first foray onto the stage with Winnie the Pooh in 1979 and their 100th production opening this November. Throughout the years, MVCCT has featured more than 3,500 kids in a mix of full-length musicals and dramatic works. With its 100th […]

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Interview: Cristen Stephansky Discusses Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s ‘Lost in Yonkers’

Please tell us about yourself and your theater background. I’m Cristen Stephansky and I’m playing Gertrude, known as “Gert” for short, in Lost in Yonkers. I’ve performed onstage for many years in various capacities as an actor and/or singer. After graduating from the National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2012, I’ve worked as a professional actor in […]

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Robin Rothstein’s ‘Derek Jeter Makes the Play’ to Kick Off Best Medicine Rep’s 2017-2018 Reading Series This Sunday, October 8 at 3:00PM.

Best Medicine Rep, Gaithersburg, Maryland’s professional theater company, is proud to present the first of its lineup for the 2017-2018 Play Reading Series. Derek Jeter Makes the Play by Robin Rothstein will be presented on October 8 at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Lakeforest Mall. Derek Jeter Makes the Play is Robin […]

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Night Witches – A New Play About WWII Soviet Female Fighter Pilots To Workshop at Local Airports and the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Night Witches, a new play following the true story of the first all-female Soviet combat pilots of the 46th Guards Night Bomber Regiment, will be performed at The Hylton Performing Arts Center on October 7th at 7:30PM and October 8th at 7:30PM. Tickets are $25. The Night Witches or “nacthexen,” were named by the Germans […]

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Terrace Theater to Re-Open with Series of Events at the Kennedy Center

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will officially re-open the Terrace Theater on Friday, October 6, kicking off a month-long suite of performances that highlight the theater’s unique position as the Center’s most intimate and versatile space. The re-opening follows a 16-month renovation intended to update the theater and facilities, and enhance […]

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Theater Alliance Launches Word Becomes Action Festival

By Natalie Graves Tucker The theater that brought you the Helen Hayes Award–winning show Word Becomes Flesh last year is walking the talk and following up with the Word Becomes Action Festival. Before I get into the festival, let me say a bit about Word Becomes Flesh by Marc Bamuthi Joseph, now playing with the original cast […]

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News: Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects

This piece, “Two Years After Launching Mosaic, Ari Roth Reflects” by Marilyn Millstone was originally published on HowlRound, a knowledge commons by and for the theatre community, on September 12, 2017. Trundling my way to DC’s Mosaic Theater aboard the city’s long-delayed, notoriously expensive but finally operational H Street trolley, I pondered why I’d petitioned […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts Announces New Editor-in-Chief, Joel Markowitz Named Editor Emeritus

As Founding Editor Continues to Endure Debilitating Effects of ALS, Revitalized Staff Regroups to Carry Forward His Vision Metro DC (September 7, 2017)—DCMetroTheaterArts (DCMTA)—the website that covers more local performing arts than any other media outlet—today announced the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief, Nicole Hertvik. For the last two years, Nicole has been a DCMTA […]

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