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Review: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA

The Broadway Musical flowered in the years following World War II.  Many of the musicals produced during this “golden age” remain treasures of our lyric theater. One of the best will always be Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, the musical with something for everyone. Fans of Porter’s 30’s musicals like Anything Goes will recognize the […]

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In The Moment: Sarah N. Schallern on Alden Theatre’s 2015-2016 Season

Perhaps out of the limelight to those beyond close-in Northern Virginia, the McLean Community Center is not only a “hub” of community activities but includes the wonderfully intimate, well-scheduled, 386-seat Alden Theatre as well. I wanted to learn more about how the Alden’s chocked-full 2015-16 professional performers schedule was developed. So I went to the […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending June 5, 2015-Part 1

Congrats to all our new Scene Stealers honorees! ______ Shayna Blass as Lulu in the Final Scene of Cabaret at Signature Theatre “In Act Two the Emcee sings “If You Could See Her (with my eyes)” to someone costumed as an ape whose primate movements might suggest an innocuous clown show. Then when the ape mask […]

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‘Kiss Me, Kate’ at 2nd Star Productions

As the weather turns sultry, Baltimore theater goers with an appreciation for irony should make it a point not to miss 2nd Star Productions current show, Kiss Me, Kate, the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter, and book by Samuel and Bella Spewack. Here the lives of the actors start to mirror […]

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