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Review: ‘The Reluctant Dragon’ at The Montgomery Playhouse

Barely two months ago, the call went out for auditions to this cast. This is worth mentioning because in that short time, considering all the holiday distractions and scheduling challenges, the Montgomery Playhouse production that I saw last night at Gaithersburg Arts Barn was flawless, energetic, funny, poignant, and colorful! The Reluctant Dragon is what […]

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Review: ‘The Canterville Ghost’ at The Montgomery Playhouse

Just as you are taking down your Labor Day bunting and searching for last year’s fall decorations, there arrives a bit of spooky mystery and merriment for the whole family to enjoy. The Montgomery Playhouse eerily presents The Canterville Ghost at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn – which incidentally just celebrated its 15th anniversary. A wonderful […]

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Review #2: ‘An American Daughter’ at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green

Just when you thought that scandalous political agendas were restricted to CNN’s 24-hour news cycle, along comes An American Daughter, Wendy Wasserstein’s 1997 play about a woman’s nomination as surgeon general and the threats her past play on her potential political appointment. In our current culture of alternative facts, fake news, and spin doctors, this […]

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Review: ‘Postmortem’ at Montgomery Playhouse

In partnership with Montgomery Playhouse, Arts on the Green presents Postmortem, a thrilling mystery by Ken Ludwig. Unravelling the relationships between cast members on holiday in a whodunit within a murder mystery is a dizzying feat until the lights finally dim. Real life actors playing the fictional roles of real life celebrities post-World War I is […]

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Review: The 2016 One-Act Festival Performed by The Montgomery Playhouse on 8/20/16 at Silver Spring Stage

This weekend two theater companies, Silver Spring Stage and The Montgomery County Playhouse, collaborated to present the 2016 One-Act Festival. This weekend, The Montgomery Playhouse performed their One Act Plays at Silver Spring Stage. The first play, Marriage Suite, was comprised of a talented young cast. Playwright Daria Kerschenbaum is still a student at Thomas […]

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Review: ‘A Grand Night for Singing’ at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green

Question: Where can you hear more than 30 wonderful songs from the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by talented local artists? Answer: The current production of A Grand Night for Singing by Montgomery Playhouse in partnership with Arts on the Green. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, musical arrangements by […]

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‘Painting Churches’ at The Montgomery Playhouse and The City of Gaithersburg at The Arts Barn

It’s sheer joy watching three performers execute their craft with passion. Add in an incredibly-written, intelligent and thought-provoking narrative and a warm and intimate venue, and with The Montgomery Playhouse’s production of Tina Howe’s Painting Churches, you have an unforgettable evening for the most demanding theatergoer. First, the setting. The Arts Barn in Kentlands is a great […]

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‘Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose’ at The Montgomery Playhouse

The game is afoot in Montgomery Playhouse’s light and entertaining holiday mystery, Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose. Virginia Cate and Duke Ernsberger adapted the narrative from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story, The Blue Carbuncle. Legendary super-sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his faithful sidekick Doctor Watson team up to solve a puzzling situation. And—it must […]

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Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green Present ‘Sherlock Holmes And the Snow Goose’ Opening Tonight thru 12/21/14 by Bruce Hirsch

Montgomery Playhouse in Partnership with Arts on the Green Presents Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cole Based on The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle Directed by David Dossey The world-famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Doctor Watson are at it again in a holiday caper mystery […]

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The One-Act Play Festival at The Montgomery Playhouse

The things some theatres come up with to while away the hours of summertime until full seasons begin. The Montgomery Playhouse has come up with a most clever and entertaining format of entertainment in their One Act Play Festival this 2014 summer. Eight shows running on alternating nights in groups of four, there’s a little […]

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World Stages: International Theater Festival- The National Theatre of China’s ‘Green Snake’ at The Kennedy Center

The World Stages: International Theater Festival takes the center stage at The Kennedy Center, March 10-30, 2014 bringing together some of today’s most exciting theatrical visionaries presenting an unprecedented focus on theatre from around the globe. Twenty-two theatrical offerings from nineteen countries, and every continent except Antarctica, are represented in this theater Festival of dynamic […]

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‘God’s Favorite’ at Montgomery Playhouse by Joel Markowitz

Neil Simon wrote God’s Favorite as a way of reacting and dealing with his wife’s untimely death from cancer, so he turned to The Book of Job as inspiration. God’s Favorite opened on Broadway in December 1974 and had a short run of 119 performance. I didn’t know about it until Montgomery Playhouse’s Bruce Hirsch contacted me about advertising […]

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Montgomery Playhouse Opens Neil Simon’s ‘God’s Favorite’ This Friday, November 8th by Loretto McNally and Bruce Hirsch

Montgomery Playhouse, in partnership with the Gaithersburg Arts Barn, will open its 2013-14 season on November 8th with the bible as you’ve never imagined it. God’s Favorite is Neil Simon’s take on what a modern story of Job might be, complete with a wise-cracking household staff, a drunken bum of a son, the nervous but ever […]

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