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Review: ‘Avenue Q’ at Workhouse Arts Center

The audience for Workhouse Theater’s production of Avenue Q (music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Mark, book by Jeff Whitty), loved every minute. And what’s not to love? The 2003 Tony Award-winning, Sesame Street-inspired musical about a diverse and diverting set of characters trying to find themselves in a downscale Brooklyn-like neighborhood offers […]

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Review: ‘The New World’ at Bucks County Playhouse

A Thanksgiving musical? We can think of musicals that sometimes involve that observance, but an entire show about how the holiday evolved? Bucks County Playhouse’s The New World may be onto something here. The show runs through December 2, and Anna Louizos’ set design certainly evokes autumn in Massachusetts. One of the songs about that […]

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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 #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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Review: ‘Avenue Q-School Edition’ at Fairfax High School

Avenue Q is not your mother’s musical. Sure, the muppets might seem cute, but once they start singing you’ll see that they’re just as messed up as most people. Fairfax High School’s FX Players introduced audiences to Avenue Q, a Sesame Street-esque strip filled with colorful characters and catchy songs. Avenue Q is the brainchild […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Children of Eden’ at Damascus Theatre Company. Part 1: Cheryl J. Campo

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of Damascus Theatre Company’s Children of Eden, meet Cheryl J. Campo. Joel: Where have local theatergoers seen you perform before on our local stages? What roles have you played? Cheryl: Besides having previously performed with Damascus Theatre Company (DTC), I’ve more recently been in shows […]

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Review: ‘Avenue Q’ at Vagabond Players

Vagabond Players’ Avenue Q, expertly directed by Eric C. Stein, is a “Triple Crown”-winning musical (Tony for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book) with a spectacular cast. The show is another big hit for Vagabond, which recently celebrated its 100th anniversary at a gala October 16th at nearby Admiral Fell Inn. With Music & […]

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Review: ‘Hand to God’ at The Studio Theatre

Hand to God at Studio is truly outlandish; a joyfully “blasphemous” production just as The Studio Theatre marketing material shouts out in a bold headline. With immersion staging in its intimate Studio X 4th floor venue Hand to God by playwright Robert Askins. It is destined to be a sold-out, wild, summertime hit. It deserves all the […]

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Review: ‘Rob McClure: Smile’ at Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC

Talent, showmanship, and charm—Rob McClure has it all, and he brings it all to Feinstein’s/54 Below with Rob McClure: Smile, his premiere solo concert in New York City. The pride of New Jersey (where he was born and raised), Philadelphia (where he lives), and Broadway (where he’s currently appearing as Nick Bottom in Something Rotten!) […]

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Magic Time! Left-Handed Complement: Liam Forde on Acting With a Puppet in ‘Hand to God’ at Studio Theatre

Studio Theatre’s fourth floor has been turned into an amazing facsimile of a Lutheran church basement, complete with inspirational posters on the walls and seating at folding tables as if for a confirmation class or potluck supper. I dropped in there yesterday, and I can report that for someone whose upbringing included exactly such places […]

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Review: ‘Eclipsed’ at the Golden Theatre in New York City

Danai Gurira, the author of this white hot very topical play about sexual slavery in Nigeria, has made a remarkable start to a major career as playwright and actor. Perhaps best known as star of the series The Walking Dead, she has written another play, Familiar, on currently at Playwrights Horizons off Broadway. Eclipsed opened […]

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Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at StillPointe Theatre Initiative

Over the past several years, StillPointe Theatre Initiative has emerged as “the little theater company that could.” They have become known for two things: staging ambitious works with very limited resources, and assembling immensely talented casts of actors who are all paid. In recent seasons, they have tackled original works like The Benefactor and Vanishing Point, […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Part 8: Jenna Berk

In Part 8 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meet Jenna Berk.. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Jenna: I played the contortionist and straitjacket escape artist Wendy in Stephen Spotswood’s The Last Burlesque, Pinky Swear’s contribution to Capitol Fringe […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Community Theatres honorees are: Altar Boyz at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Avenue Q at Other Voices Theatre. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Rockville Musical Theatre. Bring It On at Drama Learning Center. Bye Bye Birdie at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. […]

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‘A Broadway Christmas Carol’ at MetroStage

Probably no other cast in the D.C. metro area works harder for a laugh, or enjoys it more when it comes, than the cast of A Broadway Christmas Carol, now playing its sixth consecutive season at MetroStage. Three intrepid actors, with help from a versatile pianist, make Kathy Feininger’s delightful musical spoof of the Dickens […]

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Spine: Is ‘Avenue Q’ Just What the Doctor Ordered? Constellation Theatre’s Marvelous Production

Let me be absolutely clear. I loved Constellation Theatre Company’s production of Avenue Q, which opened last night to a packed, laughing audience. Fast paced, precisely choreographed and executed, with deliciously varied voices and personalities, and who doesn’t love the Muppets and Sesame Street: it’s not Bert and Ernie up there, but Bert and Ernie […]

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