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DCMetroTheaterArts: Best of 2015 #10: Best Performances in a Musical in Professional Theatres and Special Awards

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to:   Best Actor in a Musical Andrew Lloyd Baughman as Sweeney Todd in Sweeney Todd (Prog-Metal Version) at Landless Theatre Company. Danny Bertaux as Melchior in Spring Awakening at Red Branch Theatre Company. Paul Binotto as Nathan Detroit […]

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‘West Side Story’ at Signature Theatre (Review)

Fabulous! Potent! Forceful! Tender! Let yourself fall in love again or for the first time with West Side Story. From the first note of the orchestra’s prologue, then quickly met with the syncopated cool snaps of fingers under shadowy light; Matthew Gardiner’s confidently vigorous touch guides Signature Theatre’s West Side Story into a burst of dance, […]

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‘Simply Sondheim’ at Signature Theatre

Including everything from Sunday in the Park with George to Company to Into the Woods and everything in between, the work of  has graced the stages of Signature Theatre an astounding twenty-four times; given Sondheim’s partnership with Signature Theatre for more than the past two decades, it seems clear that there’s no better way to […]

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A Report on ‘Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois’ at Signature Theatre

Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s Taking Care of Our Own   Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre on Monday evening made Cabaret and Chicago look as G-rated as Sesame Street. Billed as “The Bawdy Burlesque to Benefit Taking Care of Our Own,” the third-annual Summer Hummer featured many of Washington’s […]

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‘Forever Plaid’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Forever Plaid, written and choreographed by Stuart Ross, with musical arrangements by James Raitt. Bobby Smith directs this fun-filled 1950’s musical revue alongside Musical Director Joel DeCandio. Light and peppy, and with a playful plot to weave the songs together, Forever Plaid may be the jump-start into Spring that you […]

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‘Holiday Follies’ at Signature Theatre by Derek Mong

Who needs the star atop the Christmas tree when you can have three stars center-stage? (Company), Austin Colby (Crossing and Spin) and Maria Egler (Crossing) commanded the stage at the ARK at the Signature Theatre on Tuesday night, delivering a cabaret-style holiday performance that—true to its name—decked the halls and ‘fa la la la-ed’ into our […]

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‘Crossing’ at Signature Theatre by Derek Mong

As the introductory letter in the Signature Theatre’s program proudly proclaims, it’s “an exciting time at Signature,” and Signature Theatre’s production of Crossing is certainly no exception. For those you who haven’t heard, Signature Theatre is taking on a tremendous feat by presenting multiple new works in a single season: Crossing in the MAX, and […]

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‘Meet The Plaids’ at Olney Theatre Center Part 1: Austin Colby and Brandon Duncan

Here’s Part One of a series of interviews with the cast of Olney Theatre Center’s production of Forever Plaid, which opens Friday night on the Historic Stage. Meet cast members Austin Colby and Brandon Duncan. Joel: How did you get involved with the Olney production of Forever Plaid? Austin: Bobby Smith was handed the opportunity to direct another […]

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Summer Hummer 2013 Takes Off at 7 and 9 PM on Monday, August 19th at Signature Theatre by Jennifer Clements

Summer Hummer 2013 Over 40 of Washington’s hottest theatre performers.  Singing. Dancing. AND… Taking off their clothes. Monday, August 19, 2013 at  7 pm and 9 pm  At Signature Theatre $35 General Admission $75 Premium Reserved Seating Don’t be left out of Washington’s only bawdy burlesque. Get your tickets NOW – every dollar goes to help theatre professionals through theatreWashington’s Taking Care of […]

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‘Lost Songs of Broadway: 1970s’ at Signature Theatre by Julia Exline

Signature Theatre presents Lost Songs of Broadway: 1970s, a cabaret comprised of 16 ‘forgotten’ Broadway tunes, conceived and directed by Matthew Gardiner, with Music Direction and Piano by Howard Breitbart. Mr. Breitbart begins the show with a lively medley of better-known 70’s-era show tunes, as singers Austin Colby, Chelsea Packard, and Nova Y. Payton take the […]

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