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Interview: Dominic North Discusses ‘The Red Shoes’ and Life As a...

Based on the film by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger and the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, The Red Shoes comes to The Kennedy Center...

Life as ‘The Other Place’: An Interview with Jane Ridley

Life as THE OTHER PLACE: An interview with Jane Ridley, actor and theater professor. Background: UK and US Childhood Henrik: You were born in the UK...

‘Billy Elliot: The Musical’ at The Media Theatre, in Media, PA

Billy Elliot has something for every audience member: great dancing, a powerful story, lots of humor, a beautiful score, and some of the most...

Extra! Extra! An Interview with Ben Cook: He’s Home and He’s...

Ben Cook is returning home and will be dancing his heart out in Newsies at The National Theatre. I had a chance to catch...

Stage Dad: ‘Young Adult Author – Tim Federle – Teaches Lessons...

Of all the people we have met during our family’s “reality show,” Tim Federle is one of my favorites. Tim was one of the choreographers...

Stage Dad: “Life in the ‘Dead Zone’ by Glenn Cook

My son and I seem to be in a “dead zone” career wise, and neither of us is too happy about it. The difference, of...

Stage Dad: ‘So Long Billy! It’s Been Good to Know You!’...

No question, it’s time. I knew those words would come at some point, so it’s not a shock to the system, but I’m somewhat surprised...

John Monnett on Directing and Choreographing ‘9 to 5’ at The...

The Arlington Players (TAP) opens its spring production this weekend, with the area premiere of 9 to 5. Based on the popular 1980 movie...

The Best of 2012: Part 10: Designers, Cabarets & Concerts,...

Here are DCMetroTheaterArts writers' choices for their favorites designs of production in the the DC Metro Area in 2012. I always felt that...

The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors,...

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The...

The Best of 2012: Part 8: ‘Best Director of a Play...

Here are our choices for Best Director of a Play and Best Actor and Actress of a Play in 2012. Feel free to leave...

The Best of 2012: Part 7: ‘Best Play’ and ‘Best Actor’...

Here are the writers of DCMetroTheaterArts' choices for Best Plays of 2012 and Best Performances by an Actor and Actress in a Play in...

The Best of 2012: Part 6: ‘Best Ensemble of a Play’...

Here's our favorite Ensembles from plays and musicals in 2012 on DC Metro Area stages. Congrats to everyone on these lists and to everyone...

The Best of 2012: Part 5: ‘Best Director, Best Musical Direction,...

For the next week we will be posting lists of our favorites of 2012 in several categories. These lists reflect the opinions of members...

Stage Dad: ‘Talking to Other Parents’: Part Three: ‘Parents Give Their...

Over the past two columns, I have written about what other parents have to say about raising a child in show business. We’ve looked...

Stage Dad: ‘Talking to Other Parents’: Part Two: ‘What Other Parents...

What Other Parents Wish They Had Known… One of my favorite television shows is Friday Night Lights, a beautifully written, small-scale drama that focuses on...

Stage Dad: ‘Talking to Other Parents’: Part One by Glenn Cook

Balance is something every parent wants. Vertigo is what we can get, if we allow it to happen. That’s true for all parents, but the...

Stage Dad: ‘The Art of Sacrifice That Olympic Athletes and Actors...

Being the parent of a child actor comes with a learning curve that has the potential to throw your life into chaos at any...

Stage Dad: ‘A Better Dad Now’ by Glenn Cook

I became a better father when my dad died. It was five years ago this past week – a lifetime in many respects. Dad had...

Stage Dad: ‘At This Performance the Role of Billy Will Be...

I still get nervous when I see my children perform. It’s almost a reflex, a parent’s prayer to a higher being that they will...

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