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Review: ‘The Revolutionists’ at Everyman Theatre

“It’s a powerful thing to come together and laugh in a scary time.” – Playwright Lauren Gunderson Mon Dieu! I had no idea how much I needed a good laugh until I attended a performance of Everyman Theatre’s smash hit, The Revolutionists. Things have been extra-bonus tough in the U.S. the last few weeks. After […]

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Review: ‘Annie’ at Olney Theatre Center

The musical Annie is 40 years old this year, and thanks to the Olney Theatre Center’s cheerful new production, a whole new generation of theater goers will get the chance to travel back in time to Depression-era New York City, for the heart-warming tale of the world’s most optimistic orphan. With a book by Thomas […]

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Review: ‘Noises Off’ at Everyman Theatre

It is always a good time seeing a production of Noises Off, but Everyman Theatre (Everyman) took it to another level last night. If you are a regular theatregoer, it is quite likely you have seen Noises Off before, possibly even several times. The production team and cast at Everyman cranked this show up to […]

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Review: ‘The Jungle Book’ at Imagination Stage

Imagination Stage presents The Jungle Book, based on the classic story by Rudyard Kipling and adapted for the stage by Greg Banks. Janet Stanford directs a small cast of five in this production who, by way of talent, ingenuity, and several flash costume changes, bring an entire jungle to life onstage. Scenic Designer Daniel Ettinger […]

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Review: ‘Dorian’s Closet’ at Rep Stage

Strong and dramatic – the two words that continuously came to my mind as I watched Dorian’s Closet at Rep Stage last night. This production is the world premiere of the new musical based on the life of female impersonator Dorian Corey. Richard Mailman (book and lyrics) and Ryan Haase (composer) have created an amazing […]

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Review: ‘Los Otros’ #2 at Everyman Theatre

It may be more by chance, rather than design, that Everyman Theatre’s production of Los Otros, with book and lyrics by Ellen Fitzhugh and music by Michael John LaChiusa, takes on an urgent sense of relevancy at this moment in American history. Los Otros, after all, translates literally to “the others” and one must only turn […]

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Review: ‘Los Otros’ Review #1 at Everyman Theatre

Los Otros, now on stage at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore is a musical in transition. The version audiences in Baltimore are seeing now is different from what audiences in Los Angeles viewed at the Mark Taper forum five years ago. It may remain the same as audiences saw it opening night at the Everyman – […]

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Review: ‘H20’ at Rep Stage

Not everyone who attends Jane Martin’s H20 at Rep Stage will necessarily agree, but the case could be made for its taking place in one of Dante’s outer circles of Hell. As the play opens, a cynical male actor slashes his wrists and spends the rest of the play in a sort of spiritual limbo […]

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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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Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Olney Theatre Center

How do you make a stage musical from a movie that was “Practically Perfect in Every Way”? A movie that won five Academy Awards, including Best Visual Effects for cinematic magic tricks and a sequence combining animation and live action that would be impossible to reproduce onstage? Well, first you go back to the source: […]

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Review: ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Everyman Theatre

A policeman. A con man. An old friend. A blind woman. A lost doll. A murder. Everyman Theatre (“Everyman”) kicked off its 2016-17 season on Friday with the suspenseful thriller, Wait Until Dark, a play penned by Frederick Knott (of Dial M for Murder fame) and later adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The hard work of […]

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Review: ‘Bakersfield Mist’ at Olney Theatre Center

Class and culture clash and collide to comedic heights in Stephen Sachs’ two-hander show, Bakersfield Mist, which opened this weekend at Olney Theatre Center. Dexterously directed by DC veteran John Vreeke and headlined by Olney Theatre Center Artistic Associates Donna Migliaccio and Michael Russotto, Bakersfield Mist is a sassy drama inspired by news accounts of a […]

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Beth Hylton, Carl Schurr, and Dawn Ursula on Starring in Everyman’s The Great American Rep of ‘Death of a Saleman’ and ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The Great American Rep’s At Everyman Theatre has received critical acclaim from local critics. Beth Hylton, Carl Schuur, and Dawn Ursula talk about their roles and experience appearing in two classic simultaneously. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on our local stages. Beth: I am Beth Hylton, […]

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Review: The Great American Rep: ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at Everyman Theatre

As the centerpiece of its 25th Anniversary Season, Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre has taken on the daunting task of mounting what are arguably the two greatest American plays ever written, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. What’s more, the plays are presented in rotating repertory, largely with the same actors, […]

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Review: The Great American Rep: ‘Death of a Salesman’ at Everyman Theatre

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of its founding, Everyman Theatre is closing out its 2015-2016 season by doing something really special. After an already-impressive season of weighty pieces like August Wilson’s Fences and Michael Hollinger’s Under the Skin, Everyman has opted to take on the challenge of simultaneously producing Arthur Miller’s Death of a […]

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‘Outside Mullingar’ at Everyman Theatre

There was a festive atmosphere at Everyman Theatre last night. Irish music played as the audience arrived for the Baltimore/DC Metro premiere of Outside Mullingar. The music alone could lift your spirits; the songs of the tin whistle, fiddle, and bodhran were made for dancing and merry-making. But it was more than that. We were […]

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‘Technicolor Life’ at Rep Stage

Three generations of women in one contemporary American family prove “ready for their close-up” in Technicolor Life, a world premiere at Rep Stage in Howard County. Don’t make a mistake thinking Technicolor Life will be some sort of Hollywood tell-all. The drama by Jami Brandli takes on divorce, wounded warriors, euthanasia, and the trials of […]

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‘Sunset Baby’ at Rep Stage

Dominique Morisseau’s Sunset Baby is social realism with snap. It knows how to “unlock all that attitude,” as one of the play’s three characters puts it, and audiences attending the regional premiere at Rep Stage had best be prepared for it. First and foremost, there’s Nina, a bristling, red-hot bundle of African-American attitude who won’t […]

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