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Providence Players of Fairfax presents intimate pop-up performance of ‘Venus in...

Providence Players of Fairfax presents David Ives' Venus in Fur, a provocative two-person play-within-a-play.  In partnership with Falls Church's Italian Café, this intimate pop-up...

‘Loserville: The Musical’ at The FrederickTowne Players celebrates being true to...

A high energy musical premiere blasts onto the stage in the FrederickTowne Players production of Loserville. Excellently directed by Matt J. Bannister, with rocking...

Agatha Christie’s ‘A Daughter’s a Daughter’ by The Arlington Players depicts...

Agatha Christie’s A Daughter’s a Daughter at The Arlington Players features the character of Sarah Prentice: the most hateful, self-centered, pampered, jealous, possessive, resentful,...

‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ at Dominion Stage rethinks how racist history...

Dominion Stage has given this rowdy, irreverent, and rollicking rock musical a remarkably woke production that is as rousing as it is reflective and...

A community torn apart in ‘Book of Days’ is built back...

In this small Missouri town, everyone knows everyone and everything. The church where people notice when you’re not in your pew, the factory where...

Britches and Hose Theatre Company presents bold, beautiful ‘Richard III’

By Kelly Hanson William Shakespeare’s Richard III is a masterpiece rife with intrigue, violence, and dark humor. Undertaking such a complicated and beloved production is...

Laughs aplenty in Ken Ludwig’s ‘The Game’s Afoot’ at Reston Community...

Reston Community Players’ production of The Game’s Afoot is a lighthearted, murder-mystery comedy. The comedy was written by American playwright and Tony Award winner...

2019 WATCH Award Nominations

In a ceremony at the Birchmere in Alexandria, Virginia, the WATCH Award committee announced the 2019 WATCH Award nominees.   101 productions (40 musicals, 61 plays)...

Comedic twist on Hamlet, John Barrymore, and theater archetypes in ‘I...

I Hate Hamlet invites the audience to spend an evening with a young man plagued by indecision in a marvelous modern re-telling of Hamlet’s...

‘A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder’ at The Little Theatre...

After a lifetime of believing he was a humble nobody, Montague “Monty” Navarro learns he is a long-lost member of the D’Ysquith family and...

Charming ‘Leading Ladies’ pleases at Vienna Theatre Company

Leading Ladies is a charming little farce written by Ken Ludwig. Directed by Eleanore Tapscott, this production at Vienna Theatre Company is sure to...

Rueful romance in ‘Now and Then’ by Upcounty Theatre

Sean Grennan’s Now and Then, receiving its East Coast premiere courtesy of Upcounty Theatre in Germantown, Maryland, deals in regret anticipated and recollected, and...

‘Quadrille’ at Greenbelt Arts Center is a four-handed game of romance...

In a veddy, veddy proper tale about class differences, gender roles, secret lovers and the pitfalls of an arranged marriage, playwright Melynda Kiring is...

‘Yellow Face’ at Silver Spring Stage sparks important conversations

Is racism a taboo subject in the arts? Of course not. From Uncle Tom’s Cabin to Porgy and Bess to the whitewashing of the...

A Taste for Murder Productions presents ‘Murder at McGinty’s’

What does the New Year bring to downtown Silver Spring? Murder at McGinty’s! A Taste For Murder Productions and McGinty’s Public House have formed...

Colonial Players’ fascinating ‘The Children’ explores bleak post-nuclear future

Annapolis' Colonial Players takes on Lucy Kirkwood's 2016 environmental disaster drama The Children in an intimate production which explores the human cost of uncontrolled...

Review: At the Kentlands Arts Barn, Nat King Cole is as...

A near-capacity crowd hushed as the evening opened with the title song from Nat King Cole's 1959 album Welcome to the Club. I was...

DCMTA 2019 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Design Elements in Community Theater Productions

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them...

The British Players’ ‘Alice in Wonderland: A Traditional British Panto’ delivers...

Ah, yes, it's that most wonderful time of the year: The tingle of frozen breath on the air, the sparkle of lights on the...

DCMTA 2019 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Performance in a Community Theater Production

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them...

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