Community Theater

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast Jr.’ by BRAVO Productions

Watching young artists perform carries its own level of excitement beyond the entertainment itself. There’s the shared love of arts which compels people to...

Review: ‘A Swellegant, Elegant Party: An Original Musical Revue’ by Bethesda...

Why don't community theater companies do more revues? They are entertaining for audiences, fun for actors, and although permissions to use the songs are...

Review: The Rude Mechanicals Production of ‘The Merchant of Venice’ at...

The Rude Mechanicals production of The Merchant of Venice, now playing at the Greenbelt Arts Center, is an engrossing exploration of Shakespeare’s most controversial characters...

Review: ‘La serva padrona’ at Loudoun Lyric Opera

La serva padrona (or "The Maid as Mistress") by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi opened for a special engagement this weekend at the Loudoun Lyric Opera,...

Review: ‘5 Courses of Funny Fare’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse

5 Courses of Funny Fare, written by Jim Wise and produced by Maureen Rogers and John Cusumano, and playing through this Sunday at Laurel...

Review: ‘The Quickening’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

By Andy Arnold Amanda Spellman, a DC-area theater veteran, is sensational as pregnant wife Beth Wells in The Quickening, now playing its world premiere at...

Review: ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner...

Pure enchantment is the watchword as Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by...

Review: ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s production of Bullets Over Broadway is a funny romp of a musical. Written by Woody Allen, and based on his...

Review: ‘The Bridges of Madison County’ at Damascus Theatre Company

Directed by Stephanie Bonte-Lebair and presented in conjunction with Gaithersburg Arts Barn/Arts on the Green, Dasmascus Theatre Company's The Bridges of Madison County is...

Review: ’53rd Annual Old Time Music Hall’ by the British Players

Sick of cynicism, vitriol, and vulgarity? The British Players has an antidote: their 53rd Old Time Music Hall (directed by Malcolm Edwards and produced...

Fauquier Community Theatre’s ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ Opens June 8

For nearly forty years, the non-profit theatre company, Fauquier Community Theatre (FCT) has presented stories to delight local audiences on the Vint Hill Theatre stage with professional ambition...

Review: ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert started life as a film by Stephan Elliott who adapted it into a '70s jukebox musical with Allan Scott....

Review: ‘Big Fish’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton House

Big Fish, directed by TJ Lukacsina, opened this weekend at Slayton House in Columbia, Maryland. With the musical, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and...

Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Zemfira Stage

As you're spending January shivering against these sub-freezing wind-chills and bracing yourselves for the next bombogenesis, I strongly urge you to seek refuge in...

Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ by Reston Community Players

Based on the 2005 book by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, Peter and the Starcatcher is a Tony Award-winning play by Rick Elice, with...

Review: ‘Seussical Jr.’ at ACCT

Having grown up on Dr. Seuss and having seen the 2008 Horton Hears a Who movie a dozen times, I feared Seussical Jr. (book...

Review: ‘Inherit the Wind’ at Baltimore’s Vagabond Theatre

On a cold winter’s night, nothing heats up faster than a fiery debate. And when it comes to political grandiloquence – as timely today...

Review: ‘The Reluctant Dragon’ at The Montgomery Playhouse

Barely two months ago, the call went out for auditions to this cast. This is worth mentioning because in that short time, considering all...

Review: ‘A Wonderful Life: The Musical’ by Third Wall Productions

It was an enjoyable time last night seeing all the hard work Third Wall’s cast put into A Wonderful Life: The Musical. The show...

Review: ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ at Sandy Spring Theatre Group

I heard Kris Kringle (played by Harley Venton) tell little Susan Walker (Leah Packer): “…Imagination is a place all by itself. Now, you've heard...

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