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‘The Belle of Amherst’ at Bay Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

"A word is dead when it is said," some say. Emily Dickinson says that it just begins to live that day. And there are...

‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at American University by...

Since the regional rights were released in 2010, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee – conceived by Rebecca Feldman, music and lyrics by...

‘Hotel Cassiopeia’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Amanda Gunther

The dark creative eccentricity of shadowbox artist Joseph Cornell comes to life through Hotel Cassiopeia at Single Carrot Theatre. A play written by Charles...

‘Shovel in the Dirt: A Grave Digger’s Musical (Replotted)’ at The...

Delve deep into the darkness with The Stillpointe Theatre Initiative’s production of Shovel in the Dirt: A Grave Digger’s Musical (Replotted). Hosted at the...

‘The Flu Season’ at Nomadic Theatre at Georgetown University by Natalie...

Playwright Will Eno has been described by The New York Times as “a Samuel Beckett for the Jon Stewart generation” and it is no...

‘The Spitfire Grill’ at Colonial Players by Amanda Gunther

The Colonial Players presents the musical version of the 1996 film The Spitfire Grill with a toe-tapping and melodic score by James Valcq, and with a...

‘Antigone’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mike Spain

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's ( MET) presents a new world premiere adaptation of Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone by MET ensemble member Reiner Prochaska. This sets...

‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ at Elden Street Players by Don Michael Mendoza

David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross is a look into the lives of four real estate agents looking to do what it takes – whether it...

‘A View from the Bridge’ at McLean Theatre Company by Charles...

The McLean Theatre Company, McLean High School’s theater group, puts up Arthur Miller’s classic A View from the Bridge. Under the direction of Amy...

‘Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp’ at Elden Street Players

Elden Street Players present Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp, a re-imagining of the classic tale that draws inspiration from The Arabian Nights. Directors Laura...

‘Side Man’ at The Providence Players of Fairfax by Mike Spain

When I take my seat at the James Lee Community Center to see the Providence Players of Fairfax's production of Side Man - I feel...

‘Cause Célèbre’ at The British Players by Amanda Gunther

A headlining murder case that electrified London in 1935 - a true murder story with all the spicy elements: a sexually frustrated middle-aged married...

Film Review: ‘Attenberg’ by Chris Siggins

Attenberg, directed by Athina Rachel Tsangari, stars Ariane Labed as Marina, Evangelia Randou as her best friend Bella, Vangelis Mourikis as Marina's father Spyros, and...

‘Blood Bound and Tongue Tied’ at Strand Theater Company by Amanda...

Be prepared to bring your imagination along for the journey as Strand Theater Company of Baltimore presents Blood Bound and Tongue Tied. Directed by...

Strathmore Presents: ‘Ethan Bortnick and His Musical Time Machine’ by Jane...

A delightful and engagingly “humble” young boy by the name of Ethan Bortnick, just eleven years old, headlined a concert at The Music Center...

‘Lend Me A Tenor’ at The Heritage Players by Amanda Gunther

It’s a thunderous orgasm of insane comedy rupturing up from the seasoned talent put on display through The Heritage Players Lend Me a Tenor....

‘An Adaptation of Julius Caesar’ at Molotov Theatre Group by Erica...

Molotov Theatre Group presents yet another ambitious play and this time it’s Shakespeare who gets a taste of their unique French Horror flavor. Presenting...

‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Thomas Wootton High School by Jane...

Lions, and tigers, and bears! Oh, my! Every arts organization in the country seems to be looking for the key to attracting multi-generational audiences to...

‘Cabaret’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater by Julia L. Exline

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Cabaret - a darkly decadent Tony award-winning musical with  a fabulous score by John Kander and Fred Ebb - about...

Will Gartshore in ‘All the King’s Men: Broken Ballads with a...

On Monday night, I got an unexpected chance to catch two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Will Gartshore in a very enjoyable review-type performance at...