Community Theater

Review: ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine – A Tribute to Motown’...

“Motown is the soundtrack of people’s lives,” intoned Mack Leamon in his portrayal of legendary Motown record label founder Berry Gordy in Director/Writer/Choreographer Kashi-Tara’s...

Review: ‘Becky’s New Car’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Becky’s New Car, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Ilene Chalmers, is a fourth-wall busting farce with an enormous heart. Now playing at...

Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ by Wolf Pack Theatre Company

Steel Magnolias, by playwright Robert Harling, tells the southern-style story of a group of women who grow close while hanging together in a small-town,...

How I Became A Jewish Mother of Fascism (Show Preview)

by Emily Canavan Opinion Since the 2016 election, I am sure you have noticed the term Fascist is being dusted off and nervously applied to our...

Review: ‘Enchanted April’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater

Aldersgate Church Community Theater presents Matthew Barber’s Enchanted April. Directed by Marzanne Claiborne, Enchanted April follows a group of disillusioned women who embark on...

Review: ‘Laughing Stock’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laughing Stock, a farce, written by Charles Morey, directed by Daniel Johnston, and produced by Maureen Rogers is at Laurel Mill Playhouse, until Sunday,...

Review: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by the Heritage Players

By Kylie Miller The Heritage Players began their run of James and the Giant Peach this weekend. Based on the book written by Roald Dahl,...

Review: ‘Judy and the General’ at Spotlighters Theatre

It’s a rare and special treat to see the world debut of a new musical, and I was lucky enough to have the privilege...

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....

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