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Review: ‘The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’ at Bowie Playhouse

Complete with double identities, hidden passages, murders, and mystery, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is the type of comedy that blends the serious with the silly. Sharply directed by Jane B. Wingard, and written by John Bishop (with original music by Geoff Trowbridge) The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is old school, comedic-thriller, theater-funk […]

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Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at 2nd Star Productions

A show that’s “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” on every level. There has never been a nanny quite so magical – or musical – as Mary Poppins, a character created by author P.L. Travers in eight books written from 1934 to 1988. But, there was a hint that a magical experience was in store when an usher handed me […]

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Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at 2nd Star Productions

2nd Star Productions’ over-the-top presentation of Peter and The Starcatcher is a recent addition to the cannon of lore surrounding the first appearance of that ever-young, pre-tween character, Peter Pan, in 1902. Many of us grew up with Peter Pan – whether it was a Broadway or televised version by Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, Cathy Rigby, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander for his lighting for Black Nativity at Theater Alliance. Brian Allard for his lighting for Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater. Clint Allen for his projections for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are: BEST DIRECTION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION IN MUSICALS IN COMMUNITY THEATRES IN 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE: Director Kevin Sockwell and Musical Director Arielle Bayer for A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #8: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #8: Best Performances in Musicals in Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA Area: Lauren Alberg as Lucille Frank and Tommy Eyes as Leo Frank in Parade at Drama Learning Center. Gabrielle Amaro as Olive Ostrovsky in in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Arts Collective@HCC. Michael Baker as Fagin in Oliver! at The Sterling Playmakers. Alan Barnett […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #2: Best Musicals In Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here are The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Plays of 2016 in Community Theaters. Congrats to all the honorees. A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green. Anything Goes at Other Voices Theatre. Assassins at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. Avenue Q at Vagabond Players. Babes in Arms at The FrederickTowne Players. Bat […]

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The 2015/16th Annual WATCH AWARD WINNERS

Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Winners Were Announced on Sunday, March 6. 2016  at The Birchmere, in Alexandria, VA WINNERS ARE IN BLUE __ Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (5)  Kevin Garrett – Chess – Kensington Arts Theatre  Drew Moberley – Little Shop of Horrors – […]

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Here Are The 16th Annual/2015/WATCH AWARD WINNERS

Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Winners Were Announced on Sunday, March 6. 2016  at The Birchmere, in Alexandria, VA WINNERS ARE IN BLUE __ Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical (5)  Kevin Garrett – Chess – Kensington Arts Theatre  Drew Moberley – Little Shop of Horrors – […]

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This Sunday, 3/6@7PM: 2015 WATCH AWARD Winners Announced: Here are the 2015 WATCH AWARD NOMINATIONS

This Sunday, March 6th at 7 PM The WATCH AWARDS CEREMONY. Visit DCMTA to see the winners as they are being announced. _____ Announcement of Nominations: 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Were Announced January 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm  at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA __ Nominations for Outstanding Technical […]

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Review: ‘The Philadelphia Story’ at 2nd Star Productions

It’s always fun to peer into the lives of the rich and famous. As a native Philadelphian, I found Christopher Overly’s revival of Phillip Barry’s 1939 Broadway hit a delightful throwback set amidst my hometown’s Main Line society, its wealth and power, privilege and arrogance. Originally written for the stage for Katherine Hepburn, The Philadelphia […]

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Here are the 2015 WATCH AWARD NOMINATIONS

Announcement of Nominations 16th Annual Washington Area Theatre Community Honors THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Were Announced January 17, 2015 – 7:30 pm  at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA __ Nominations for Outstanding Technical Achievements. Outstanding Set Design in a Musical (5)  Bill Brown – Fiddler on the Roof – Damascus Theatre Company Lawrence Gresko – Shrek […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #21: Best Design of 2015 in DC Metro Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is pleased to honor the following designers for their work in 2015: CHOREOGRAPHY Germaul Barnes for Marley at Centerstage. Michael Bobbitt for Guys and Dolls at Olney Theatre Center. Kristen Cooley for Zombie Prom at Spotlighters Theatre. Ivan Davila and Hayley North for Shrek The Musical at Reston Community Players. Patti D’Beck for Sister Act at Riverside Center for […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #17: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Community Theatres honors go to:  Mark T. Allen for Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Laura Andruski for To Kill a Mockingbird at Rockville Little Theatre. John Dellaporta for Venus in Fur at Silver Spring Stage. Terry Averill […]

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