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Review: ‘Ben Dibble: Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret)’ at the Arden Cabaret Series

Ben Dibble might be as fine a cabaret performer as anyone in that field. He demonstrated that with the presentation of Are We There Yet? Just a Little Father(hood Cabaret), produced by the Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Many excellent singers have failed in their attempts at that delicate art. Cabaret demands naturalism, which requires […]

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‘Baby, The Musical’ at Infinity Theatre Company

Infinity Theatre Company continues their summer series with Baby, The Musical. And Baby is just that, an astonishing musical chock-full of jovial lyrics, rich vocals, and clever choreography. With book by Sybille Pearson, story development with Susan Yankowitz, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., the production is directed by Igor Goldin […]

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Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Will Chase

With a vigorous veneer of Broadway polish and a subtle touch of “down-home” country warm –heartedness, acclaimed singer/actor (Broadway, television’s Smash and Nashville) Will Chase captivated the crowd in his engaging concert at The Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. With a disarming yet confident manner, Chase immediately put the crowd at ease with a combination of […]

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‘Closer Than Ever’ at Being Revived by Amanda Gunther

True to the company’s namesake, Being Revived is presenting a musical that you definitely may have missed. Having just one run in 1989 and  critically acclaimed revival Off-Broadway just last year (with two new songs by the composers) the fall season is off to a great start up in Frederick, MD with this passionate young […]

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‘Baby’ at Rockville Musical Theatre by Joel Markowitz

Rockville Musical Theatre is performing the musical Baby in the intimate The Gaithersburg Arts Barn. The show has a score by David Shire and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr. and a book by Sybille Pearson. The musical deals with three couples expecting a baby – and their fears and excitement and concerns about how their lives […]

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