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My Favorite Quotes From DCMTA’s 5 Star ‘Best Shows’ for December 15-22nd by Joel Markowitz

Here’s my favorite quotes from our 5-star reviews of our ‘Best Shows’ for December 14-21. Here we go! (1) Christmas Gift! at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Audrey Thornton: “Christmas Gift! celebrates African American culture, spirituality and music. The music in and of itself was a gift, wherein one can enjoy and draw appreciation from a variety […]

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-Noah Parets (Billy) in 'Billy Elliot the Musical.' Photo by Doug Blemker.

“Billy Elliot’ at Hippodrome Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Baltimore is being electrified for two weeks only as Broadway Across America in conjunction with Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions, and NETworks Presentations LLC brings the multi-Tony Award- winning musical Billy Elliot to the stage! The dazzling sensation of a young boy growing up in a miner’s town, desperate and […]

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Corrieanne Stein (Tracy Turnblad). Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Meet the Young Cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Over the Tavern’ – Part Two: Corrieanne Stein by Joel Markowitz

This is the second of four interviews with the young cast members of Olney Theatre Center’s Over the Tavern. Today, Corrieanne Stein tells us about playing the young sister in the Pazinski family. Joel: Introduce yourself to the DCMTA readers. Corrieanne: Hi, I’m Corrieanne Stein,16 years old. I’ve been performing since I was 5. I have trained […]

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2012-2013 Season Preview for McLean Community Players by Chris Hardy and Joel Markowitz

McLean Community Players (MCP) just concluded their 2011-2012 season with a highly successful production of Legally Blonde. To find out what they have in store for next season, I interviewed Chris Hardy, their Artistic Vice President. Joel:  Your current season certainly ended with a bang.  Legally Blonde  was well-liked and very well attended. What are […]

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The Cook Kids: Back: Emma and Ben. Front: Nicholas and Katherine.

Stage Dad: ‘Four Kids: Four Stars’ by Glenn Cook

It’s still somewhat difficult to fathom that I’m the parent of a college student and, in a few months, three high school students. Somewhere along the line, I blinked, and they grew up. My son, Nicholas, finished his first year of college in May in North Carolina. My daughter Kate will be a sophomore at […]

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Illustration by Judy Stadt.

Stage Dad: “What I Wish I Had Known…” by Glenn Cook

Occasionally, I get questions from others whose children are interested in pursuing a career in the performing arts. Usually, they want to know how to pursue an agent or manager, and what they should expect. Often I will point them to the BizParentz Foundation, a California-based nonprofit that provides “education, advocacy, and charitable support to parents […]

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