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Lighting Designer John H. Purnell Discusses ‘Mamma Mia’ at Annapolis Summer...

John H. Purnell is the Lighting Designer for Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s sold-out production of Mamma Mia! He has done the lighting design for...

Review: ‘The Country Wife’ at The Rude Mechanicals

In 1675 William Wycherley wrote The Country Wife, a bawdy comedy of manners that pushed back against an 18-year stage ban instituted by a...

Review: ‘Amélie’ at 2nd Star Productions

Amélie is a whimsy of a musical with a big cast of characters and an equally big heart. An ensemble-driven rom-com that transports you...

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ by Glyndon Area Players

“Anything can happen if you let it” isn’t just the watchcry of the rosy cheeked heroine of Mary Poppins, currently dazzling audiences at Sacred...

Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! is a colorful, fun-filled spectacle. With Music and Lyrics by Benny Anderson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, and Book...

Review: ‘Generations: A Series of One Acts’ at The Colonial Players...

Generations: A Series of One Acts, at Colonial Players, is a touching, thoughtful evening of three brand-new one-act plays, each about 30 minutes long,...

Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ by Wildwood Summer...

How do you spell “talented”? This summer it’s spelled W-I-L-D-W-O-O-D. Wildwood Summer Theater is the DC area’s only all-youth musical theater company. Everyone associated with...

Review: ‘The Producers’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Funny Boy, a musical version of Hamlet, A Breaking Wind, She Schtups to Conquer--could anyone predict how much those fictional plays would wow audiences?...

Review: ‘The Mousetrap’ by Thunderous Productions

Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap is a serious whodunit in which strangers are thrown together at a remote place and cut off from the outside...

Review: ‘Annie’ by Prince William Little Theatre

From toe-tapping numbers, to adorable orphans, there are few things as purely wonderful for the soul as a production of Annie, and Prince William...

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at the City of Fairfax Theatre...

One doesn’t generally think of Beauty and the Beast as a dance show first and foremost. But in this lively production by The City...

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Upper Room Theatre Ministry

Since 2002, Upper Room Theatre Ministry has presented one musical every summer. This year, they bring the stage adaptation of the Disney classic, Mary...

50th Annual Ruby Griffith Award Goes to 2nd Star Productions

By Frankie Lewis The British Players’ ceremony for the 50th Anniversary of The Ruby Griffith Awards for Excellence in Community Theatre was held at the...

Review: ‘Southern Hospitality’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Southern Hospitality, written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten. Eddie Page directs this outlandish comedy about a...

Review: ‘Absolutely Dead’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Absolutely Dead, written by Michael Walker and directed at Bowie Community Theatre by Ken Kienas, is a charming and hilarious dark comedy centered around...

Review: ‘Hand to God’ by Wolf Pack Theatre Company

Featuring everything from simulated puppet sex, tawdry seductions and a mangled ear, the Tony-nominated Hand to God, by Robert Askins, is a play that...

Review: ‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ by Sandy Spring...

Christopher Durang's Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, which won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013, is a comedy about neurotic, middle-aged,...

Review: ‘Hairspray’ by Rockville Musical Theatre

Rockville Musical Theatre’s Hairspray is musical dynamite. The winning trio of Director T.J. Lukacsina, Musical Director Marci Shegogue, and Choreographer Rikki Lacewell make this...

Review: ‘Intimate Apparel’ at Silver Spring Stage

Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage is a bittersweet and brilliantly acted dramedy at Silver Spring Stage, featuring insightful direction from Seth Ghitelman for this...

Review: ‘Songs for A New World’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s production of Songs for A New World is something different. Jason Robert Brown’s first musical, which appeared in 1995, has...

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