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Riverside Center Welcomes One Singular Sensation with ‘A Chorus Line’

Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be celebrating 20 years of bringing the best of Broadway in Virginia...

Review: ‘The House on the Hill’ at the Contemporary American...

Aficionados of ancient tragedy will tell you that the main difference between the Romans and the Greeks was that the Romans –Seneca, especially—loved their...

Review: ‘Memoirs of a Forgotten Man’ at the Contemporary American Theater...

Let’s stop for a moment to consider how much of the grey matter we’ve got upstairs, between those infernal ears, is dedicated to memory. ...

Review: ‘Thirst’ at The Contemporary American Theater Festival

Dystopias can be off-putting places, for those in search of more traditional fictional locales. Why would you want to begin your story in a...

Review: ‘A Late Morning (In America) With Ronald Reagan’ at...

Truth be known, there is much about Ronald Reagan that is eminently unlikeable: his shameless embrace of the southern, “State’s Rights” strategy, his contempt...

Review: ‘Berta, Berta’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

“The past is never dead.  It’s not even past.” --William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun. Of the many great moments in the late August Wilson’s Twentieth...

Review: ‘The Cake’ at the Contemporary American Theater Festival

The Contemporary American Theatre Festival is off to a rocking start, and with the local premiere of Bekah Brunstetter’s ripped-from-the-Supreme-Court-blotter comedy The Cake, the...

Review: ‘Guerrilla Theater Works 3: A New Nation’ by Convergence Theatre

Sunday morning, before I drove from my home in Western Maryland to see Convergence Theatre’s production of A New Nation, I noted the following...

Review: ‘Why is Eartha Kitt Trying to Kill Me? A Love...

Getting audience attention these days with a title few likely know is no easy task. So know that once again UrbanArias has found a...

Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Just months after finishing its final pro tour, Mamma Mia! has hit us closer to home at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. In the hands of...

Review: ‘Secrets of the Universe (And Other Songs)’ at the Hub...

Secrets of the Universe (And Other Songs), a new play by Marc Acito having its world premiere at the Hub Theatre in Fairfax, explores...

Review: ‘People for Whom the World Spins and Turns’ at The...

The boarding house play is a staple in theater. Assorted folks who might otherwise never cross paths are thrown together by a playwright who...

Attention Local Theater Companies: The Theatre Consortium is Currently Accepting Applications...

by Doug Krentzlin The Theatre Consortium of Silver Spring recently announced on their website that they are currently accepting membership applications. The consortium consists of...

Can a Community Theater Go Professional?

With NextStop Theatre Company celebrating its 30th anniversary, I chatted with Evan Hoffmann, NextStop’s producing artistic director, to learn about the company’s journey. Founded in...

Magic Time!: ‘East of the River’ at Anacostia Musical Theatre Lab

Community engagement is a noble aspiration for a lot of theaters around town. The challenge is to make theater matter to folks who live...

With ‘A New Nation,’ Convergence Theatre’s Elena Velasco Aims To Make...

Art and activism are long-time partners. What better place than the DC area to meld the two in an effort to stimulate social justice...

Magic Time!: ‘The Till Trilogy’ at Mosaic Theater Company

The murderous race hate that killed young Emmett Till in 1955 is alive and well. The impunity with which white assailants get away with...

Review: ‘Urinetown’ by Stillpointe Theatre

Baltimore-based Stillpointe Theatre’s trademark is taking cult and non-mainstream musicals, and with bare-bones resources and the absolute best local talent, delivering productions that make...

Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations’...

Ain’t too many surprises in Ain’t Too Proud, the new jukebox musical about the supergroup The Temptations and their rise to meteoric heights. Their...

Review: ‘Motown the Musical’ at Wolf Trap

Motown the Musical is one irresistible playlist of infectious chart-topping music performed by a bevy of fine singers and dancers who have plenty of acting...

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