Community Theater

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...

Christmastime is here (in Manassas) with Prince William Little Theatre’s ‘A...

Prince William Little Theatre’s A Charlie Brown Christmas feels as comfortable and warm as snuggling up on the couch and watching classic Christmas movies...

DCMTA 2019 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Community Theater Productions

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

StageCoach Theatre Company’s ‘Santa’s Funky Hawaiian Christmas Cabaret’ a clever, enjoyable...

Mele Kalikimaka all y’all! This lively original musical collaboration between Director Joey Olson and Producer Jerri Wiseman captured the entire audience from the moment we...

The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s ‘A Christmas Carol’ is a holiday...

This year, The Little Theatre of Alexandria’s annual performance of A Christmas Carol brings to the stage the Charles Dickens classic using a script...

‘Other Desert Cities’ by Peace Mountain Theatre challenges and shocks

Peace Mountain Theatre’s Other Desert Cities, by Jon Robin Baitz, features outstanding, in-the-moment performances. Director Julie Janson directs a show that touches on themes...

Providence Players of Fairfax presents subtle, sweet ‘The Gift of the...

Providence Players of Fairfax and The Young Hearts present The Gift of the Magi, adapted by Jon Jory from the story by O. Henry....

‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis rings...

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever is a hilarious take on the Christmas story. Written by Barbara Robinson and...

Young adventurer Milo learns how to use time in Greenbelt Arts...

If you know a bored child who doesn’t know what to do with their time, a trip through Susan Nanus’ The Phantom Tollbooth just might...

‘Brides and Mothers’ and ‘Cox and Box’ at The Forgotten Opera...

A double feature, running just two performances at The Forgotten Opera Company, a subset of The Victorian Lyric Opera Company in Rockville? Sure, why...

Set and staging steal the show at 2nd Star’s ‘A Christmas...

The set and staging steal the show at 2nd Star Productions' A Christmas Carol: The Musical. That is almost a shame because the acting,...

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