Community Theater

Review: ‘The Toxic Avenger’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

The small, low-ceilinged theater at the Greenbelt Arts Center, with intimate seating arrangements and limited space for sets, is a natural habitat for The...

Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ by Damascus Theatre Company at Olney...

I doubt there was one person in the entire Carl Freeman Auditorium who hadn’t seen some version of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (either...

Review: ‘Barnum’ at The Heritage Players

Hey kids, let’s go see a show! “Come Follow The Band” with The Heritage Players at Thomas Rice Auditorium in Catonsville to see Barnum,...

Review: ‘The Crucible’ at Silver Spring Stage

Silver Spring Stage’s spectacular and engrossing show, The Crucible, under Director Craig Allen Mummey’s expert guidance, tackles many contentious subjects, including sexism, racism, religious...

Review: ‘The Babylon Line’ by The Colonial Players of Annapolis

Colonial Players’ production of The Babylon Line is an engaging drama that raises many questions about memory and writing. Written by Richard Greenberg and...

Review: ‘Hairspray’ by Reston Community Players

Reston Community Players has built a reputation of presenting professional-quality theater that surpasses expectations of volunteer-based community theater, and their most recent production is...

Review: ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ by Deer In The Spotlight Productions...

Evil Dead: The Musical is full of guts and gore and audience involvement, like Rocky Horror Show meets Little Shop Of Horrors meets Gallagher,...

Review: ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ at Prince William Little Theatre

It can be hard sometimes for a musical adapted from a well-loved movie to meet expectations. Prince William Little Theater’s production of 9 to...

Review: ‘Émilie, La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight’ by...

Editing from the playwright’s own words, “Émilie is a play about legacy,” and “is a dilated moment in time just before Emilie’s death. It is a...

Review: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ at The Arlington Players

By Gloria DuGan As one who had reservations about enjoying a musical about The Hunchback of Notre Dame, I was pleasantly surprised viewing the production...

Review: ‘Spider’s Web’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse

Agatha Christie’s suspense story, Spider’s Web, opened this weekend at the Laurel Mill Playhouse located on Main Street in historic Laurel, Maryland. This show...

Review: ‘Dracula’ at The Little Theatre of Alexandria

Local theatre gems exist everywhere and The Little Theatre of Alexandria is definitely one of the DC area's theatrical treasures. An exceptional cast brought...

Review: ‘A Shayna Maidel’ by Peace Mountain Theatre Company

By Julie Janson Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s production of Barbara Lebow’s A Shayna Maidel is a piercing, unabashed look at life before and after the...

Review: ‘The Addams Family’ by Silhouette Stages

It’s all together ooky, The Addams Family. That’s a good thing, of course. Save for one flaw, Silhouette Stages’ production of the show is...

Review: ‘Hedda Gabbler’ at Britches and Hose Theatre Company

By Jen Lofquist Henrik Ibsen's Hedda Gabler is almost a master class in restrained theatre. His words, like the Nordic landscape, are stark and carved....

Review: ‘A Tuna Christmas’ by McLean Community Players

Some people believe that the Christmas season should begin the Friday after Thanksgiving. Other people start celebrating Christmas earlier, in some cases, much earlier....

Review: ‘The Philadelphia Story’ at St. Mark’s Players

Philadelphia 1939. The Great Depression is nearly over and the United States is on the brink of war. Sent out by a gossip weekly...

Review: ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ at Rockville Little Theatre

Anne Frank’s immortal words about love, fear, and hope come alive once again at Rockville Little Theatre’s new production of The Diary of Anne...

Review: ‘The Count of Monte Cristo’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

When a story is so well-known and well-loved by many people, audience members tend to have high expectations and Aldersgate Church Community Theater’s production...

Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ by 2nd Star Productions

You won’t need them, but you’ll want your umbrella and your dancing shoes when you see 2nd Star Productions’ Singin’ in the Rain. Oh...