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News: ‘The Hunchback of Notre Dame’ Coming to Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be the first regional theater in the metropolitan area to present The Hunchback of Notre Dame, starring Justin Luciano as Quasimodo and Thomas Adrian Simpson as Dom Claude Frollo. Located at 95 Riverside Parkway, Fredericksburg, VA, performances begin on March 14th and run […]

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Performers from the 2016 SIlence is Violence event. Photo courtesy of YPT.

What To See This Week: Young Playwright’s Theater Presents ‘Silence is Violence: Whose Earth is This, DC?’

A movement is taking flight and Young Playwright’s Theater (YPT) is one of its co-pilots. Their upcoming Silence is Violence event will explore environmental injustice as it relates to gentrification in Washington, DC. The evening will be a “multi-sensory” experience featuring original one-minute plays, spoken word, interactive exercises with the audience, and musical performances. More […]

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Preview: ‘That Part is True’ at Atlas INTERSECTIONS Festival

That Part Is True, written and directed by DC local Madeline Farrington, is a psychological thriller for the resistance featuring activists, intrigue, betrayal, and garden stakes. As a blizzard approaches, members of DC activists’ collective Safe House are planning something big.  Once snowed in together, they discover that one of their dearest friends/lovers/accomplices isn’t who […]

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Favorite Son

Take the Stage Announces Annual Broadway Revue ‘Dynamic’

Dynamic showcases the best of Broadway and movie musical numbers choreographed by our own talented directors and special guest artists including Broadway and film actress and New York choreographer Chryssie Whitehead, and DCs own award-winning choreographer Rachel Leigh Dolan. At the music helm is four-time Helen Hayes nominated music director Walter “Bobby” McCoy. Take the […]

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Preview: Howard Community College’s Arts Collective Presents ‘W.I.G. Valentine Affair’ at HCC

Underscoring the romance of the Valentine Holiday, W.I.G. Valentine Affair is presented by Howard Community College’s Arts Collective (AC) and its popular improv troupe, “What Improv Group?!?!” (W.I.G.), and the Howard County Poetry and Literature Society (HoCoPoLitSo). The show features W.I.G.’s ground-breaking, edgy take on improvisation, complete with audience participation. W.I.G. Valentine Affair will be performed on […]

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Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Photo courtesy The Philadelphia Orchestra.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Philadelphia Orchestra Prepare to Dazzle Washington DC

The words “Chicago” and “Philadelphia” conjure up immediate images across all the human senses. In theater and movies, the musical Chicago and the movie The Philadelphia Story (or maybe Rocky) all instantly create an atmosphere in the mind. In food, there’s Chicago deep-dish pizza and Philly cheesesteaks to alert the senses. In sports there are […]

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Pearl Street Warehouse

Local Music: Pearl Street Warehouse February Preview Playlist

At Pearl Street Warehouse, rock, country, folk, soul, bluegrass, rhythm and blues acts from around the country take the stage nightly, offering every seat in the house a front-row music experience. Pearl Street Warehouse also offers diner-style American fare, along with a menu of classic cocktails before, during, and after performances. The diner is open […]

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Interview: Playwright Anu Yadav on ‘The Princess and the Pauper – A Bollywood Tale,’ Debuting at Imagination Stage

Playwright Anu Yadav’s first commissioned piece The Princess and the Pauper–A Bollywood Tale, debuts this February at Imagination Stage. This play is the perfect platform to introduce children to the world’s more serious issues, using lively song-and-dance numbers and a thrilling plot as a medium. While there’s no shame in experiencing the entertainment at face […]

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Ursula K. Le Guin

Tributes to Ursula K. Le Guin, whose novel ‘The Lathe of Heaven’ will be staged at Spooky Action Theater (Women’s Voices Theater Festival)

This year’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival features 24 plays, four of which are adaptations. Three are based on works by great male writers—Shakespeare, Congreve, Ibsen—and one is based on the work of a great woman writer: The Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. Le Guin. The renowned fantasy fiction author died Monday at the age of 88. […]

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Pinky Swear Productions

Pinky Swear Productions Presents the World Premiere of ‘Use All Available Doors,’ a Local Playwright’s Love Letter to DC and the Metro

Pinky Swear Productions is excited to announce the world premiere production of a new play by a local playwright that celebrates the beauty, diversity, and absurdity of life in the nation’s capital. Brittany Alyse Willis’ Use All Available Doors follows a soon-to-be decommissioned WMATA train car, a grieving operator re-evaluating her life’s path, and a […]

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Justin Trawick. Photo by Lauren LeMunyan.

No Side Hustle Necessary: Justin Trawick on Life as a Working Musician and His Pearl Street Warehouse Album-Release Concert

Washington, D.C.-based musician Justin Trawick’s career can be traced back to the day he found a guitar under the steps of his parents’ pre-Civil War Virginia home. “Neither of my parents were musicians, but sometime in college, my dad bought a guitar and played it maybe three times. Probably to impress women,” he laughed. By […]

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