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Capital-area community theaters plan fundraising telethon

As COVID-19 continues to ravage the country, its effects on the arts have been devastating. Many organizations have turned to creative ways to raise...

The Pandemic Players offer a helping hand to Baltimore theaters

It is said that the best actors know how to improvise—and a group of DMV-area performers is doing just that, by forming a fully...

DCMTA Spring 2020 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Community Theater Productions, Performances,...

Normally we who cover theater for DC Metro Theater Arts collect our favorites as the year draws to a close, but this has not...

Arts Barn previews compelling 2020–2021 season

Arts On The Green, the organization that provides indispensable arts programming at a collection of venues on the beautiful Gaithersburg campus, has recently offered...

Small-town redemption still resonates in Rockville Little Theatre’s ‘The Spitfire Grill’

The Spitfire Grill was in Off-Broadway previews on 9/11. In part because its heartwarming, American roots/small-town spirited songs and characters struck a powerful emotional...

Historical drama and physical comedy combine in an enjoyable ‘Moonlight and...

It's 1939 and film studio chief David O. Selznick has staked his career on adapting Margaret Mitchell's bestselling novel Gone with the Wind for...

Reston Community Players delivers a powerful ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’

There are some pieces of theater that elicit such raw emotion that describing the experience properly is next to impossible. Reston Community Players’ production...

‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria blends comic...

Hollywood, 1939. The production of Gone with the Wind — arguably the most eagerly anticipated movie of the decade — is in chaos. Producer...

A charming trip down the rabbit hole in Chalice Theatre’s ‘Alix...

In 1865, Lewis Carroll created the classic children’s tale, Alice in Wonderland, a journey into a fantasy world of kooky creatures that exhibit traits...

A sexless sex comedy in ‘No Sex Please, We’re British’ at...

Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott's farce No Sex Please, We’re British premiered in London’s West End in 1971. It was unanimously panned by critics,...

Walt Whitman’s vivid accounts of the Civil War come to life...

Chris Dwyer uses Walt Whitman’s poetry and his many hospital visits to bring vivid accounts of the Civil War to life in Leaves of...

Colonial Players of Annapolis stages a powerfully ambitious ‘Book of Days’

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Book of Days is powerfully ambitious. Lanford Wilson’s 2000 play follows the lives of several residents of the...

Theatre@CBT’s Peter Pan: something to crow about

Filled to bursting with Warrior Girls, Lost Boys, dastardly Pirates from tiny to extra-large, and flying children, Theatre@CBT's Peter Pan is a treat from start...

‘Perfect Arrangement’: Silver Spring Stage explores perfect present, future dreams

Recipe for a Perfect Evening: Take heaping cups of American mid-century corn (straight from the pages of Good Housekeeping), place it in a beautifully...

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...