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Providence Players’ David Whitehead Previews Pop-Up Production of ‘Bobby Gould in...

With the success of their first pop-up theatrical venture, the Providence Players of Fairfax are ready for a second pop-up production. This time the...

Vocalists Add a Narrative Twist to Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta is a rush of energy and hand-over-mouth gulps of emotions. Currently decamped in Fairfax County, a quick saunter from the raised...

Magic Time!: A Love Letter to ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

When Dear Evan Hansen debuted at Arena Stage four years ago, I was so moved by the show I wrote it a love letter,...

Dark Horse Theatre Company Brings Daring Production of ‘No Exit’ to...

Adding to professional theater options for audiences in Northern Virginia, Dark Horse Theatre Company will be mounting its next production at ArtSpace Herndon, as...

In ‘Aladdin,’ Iago Is The Perfect Sidekick: And No, He’s Not...

LA-based character actor Reggie De Leon brings comedic flair to the beloved Disney character Iago. 'Aladdin' is playing at the Kennedy Center through September 7th.

Feature: Directing ‘Ann’ at Arena Stage

Ann Richards, the late governor of Texas, and the first woman in that state to be elected in her own right, would be howling...

Interview: Pawel Walczewski Flies into Tysons with Cirque du Soleil ‘Volta’

Cirque du Soleil’s Volta features an inspirational message about loving the weirdo within. Volta centers around the character Waz who has allowed the dust...

Magic Time!: Why ‘A People’s History’ Is “Painful”: A Q&A With...

John: Before you brought A People’s History to DC, you performed all 18 parts three times—once through in Minneapolis and twice through in Seattle....

Interview: Alec Wild, Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company Academy for...

Soft, behold! This summer DC offers first-rate Shakespeare everyone can enjoy. The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Academy for Classical Acting (ACA) at the George Washington University,...

Monumental Theatre Opens DC-Area Premiere of ‘Be More Chill’ July 11

You may remember James Corden, Sara Bareilles, and Josh Groban singing a parody of the song “Michael in the Bathroom” a few weeks ago...

Mark G. Meadows Wants To Change the World

In 2016, after the presidential election that put Donald Trump in the White House, musician Mark Meadows felt lost. He believed that his voice,...

Mara Bayewitz On Playing ‘Dolley Madison, Presidentress’

How does an actor prepare to embody of of the United States' most famous first ladies? We spoke to Mara Bayewitz about her upcoming...

Jess Hill of Big Teeth Performance Collective Discusses Myths, Monsters, and...

Big Teeth Performance Collective's exploration of monsters without and within, Ordinary Creatures, is coming to Baltimore for one night only Saturday, July 13. Earlier...

Playwright Sam Hamashima and Director Kathryn Chase Bryer Discuss Hub Theatre’s...

Once again Fairfax’s Hub Theatre will be introducing a new playwright, and a new play that highlights America's common humanity, to a wider DMV...

‘A People’s History’ at Capital Fringe Will Rock Your Worldview

I remember being so bored by my high school American history class that I got a D in it. This was not normal. My...

Dressed To Plunder, and Maybe Kill: Costuming Signature’s ‘Blackbeard’

When the actor playing Blackbeard first appears on stage at the Signature Theatre in the new musical bearing his name, smoke literally curls out...

‘Musica Viva Kentlands’ Puts Classical Music Outdoors in Gaithersburg, Maryland

Traveling through the south of France one glorious September, regardless of where my companion and I found ourselves, it seemed that at one point...

Mud and Blood: Guest Posts from The Welders Document Process in...

Over the next few months, DC Metro Theater Arts will invite guest writers from two Welders projects-in-process to share their creative process with our...

Jets and Sharks: Is the BSO Missing an Opportunity?

Although I review the arts, most of my career has been spent as a health sciences writer. The combination means that although statistics might...

Chamber Dance Project Brings ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’...

‘‘Do I dare/Disturb the universe?” asked T.S. Eliot’s protagonist in the confessional modernist masterwork “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock." Through a world-premier...

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