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Wanda Dittman and Nicholas Sigman in Farce of Nature. Photo courtesy of The Potomac Playmakers.

Review: ‘Farce of Nature’ by The Potomac Playmakers

By Karen Lane Spring is in the air and the current production in the Potomac Playmaker’s season, Farce of Nature by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, is here to tickle your funny bone. Who doesn’t love a farce especially when it’s chop full with southern charm, crazy characters, mistaken identity, and laugh out […]

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News: Avant Bard to Conjure a ‘Tempest’ for Our Changed Climate

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare’s classic comedy The Tempest at Gunston Arts Center May 31 to July 1, 2018, directed by Artistic and Executive Director Tom Prewitt. “Shakespeare imagined a world fraught with possibilities, and he filled it with young love and dazzling magic,” says Prewitt. […]

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Review: ‘South Pacific’ at St. Mark’s Players

By Andy Arnold You know the story. South Pacific brings a classic tale, outstanding voices, lively music, and a living set to Capitol Hill this month. Opening night offered plenty of energy for audiences to enjoy an evening on the New Herbrides Islands. The crew and ensemble help to move the two-hour-and-40-minute production along when […]

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Review: ‘The Adams Family’ by Rooftop Productions

Full Disclosure? The Addams Family was a wild romp for the whole family! I made my way down to Oldtown Manassas to see Rooftop Productions’ take on The Addams Family. The story feels like a great continuation of the television show. Wednesday Addams is all grown up and she wants to get married. The only […]

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News: Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, VA, Presents ‘Always…Patsy Cline’

Emmy Award-winning actress Sally Struthers returns for her fifth engagement at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia, as Louise Seger in Always…Patsy Cline opening on May 16. She will be joined by Broadway veteran Carter Calvert starring as Patsy Cline. Both ladies are no strangers to these roles and most recently […]

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Interview: Composer Gregory Spears Unpacks Thoreau in Upcoming DC World Premiere

On Saturday, April 28th at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater, Vocal Arts DC will present their newly commissioned, world premiere of composer Gregory Spears’ song cycle, WALDEN (based on Henry David Thoreau’s treatise by the same name). The recital will feature acclaimed baritone Brian Mulligan who will also perform the 1974 Pulitzer Prize-winning song cycle, […]

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Best Medicine Rep Presents ‘New Plays/New Voices’: A Festival of Plays by Students, (Gaithersburg, MD, April 21)

Join Best Medicine Rep this Saturday at 1 pm for a free and funny celebration of arts education! New Plays/ New Voices, a second annual festival of work written by Montgomery County Public School students. Each play was written under a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council with Best Medicine Rep’s Artistic Director John Morogiello. The plays will be performed by professional […]

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Washington Performing Arts Presents the Return of Kronos Quartet Featuring Pipa Virtuoso Wu Man in ‘A Chinese Home’

Collaborative multimedia work is a powerful reflection on tradition and transition. The Grammy-winning Kronos Quartet returns to D.C. on April 19, 2018, with longtime collaborator Wu Man to perform their major collaborative work, A Chinese Home, at Lisner Auditorium, presented by Washington Performing Arts. The program was conceived by pipa virtuoso Wu Man, Kronos’ Artistic […]

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News: Young Artists of America to Dedicate Upcoming ‘Ragtime’ in Concert to Joel Markowitz, Offer Chance to Win Hamilton Tickets

Young Artists of America & Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras Present RAGTIME in Concert Over 275 local student performing artists to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the production’s timeless score. On Sunday, April 15th at 4 pm, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras (MCYO) will present RAGTIME: In Concert. The […]

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Report: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids Perform at the Library of Congress

On Saturday, April 7, 2018 student musicians in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s OrchKids program performed at Library of Congress’ Coolidge Auditorium as a part of a collaboration with the Library. Chief Librarian Carla Hayden, the first woman and first African American to lead the Library of Congress, kicked off the afternoon with a heartfelt expression of […]

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Review: ‘The Orphan Sea’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

By Kylie Miller Cohesion Theatre Company opened their third production of the season with La Llorona by Cecelia Raker and The Orphan Sea by Caridad Svich, which are playing in repertory. The performance of these two full-length plays by the same cast is Cohesion’s first repertory production under the direction of Susan Strope. The Orphan […]

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Review: ‘Love in the Time of Coloring’ at Trinadad Theater

Review by Betsy Lizotte Heather Frank’s solo cabaret of witty observations about the state of social interactions in a perplexing, high-tech world, combined with songs that she personally selected from current composers and the Great American Songbook, is both ironically funny and comforting. It is itself an amusing coloring book that distracts us from our […]

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