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Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at The National Theatre

The National Theatre beamed with bright, bold colors and sheer spectacle last night, capping its season with a new production of The Wizard of Oz in an enthralling adaptation of the all-time popular classic, which feature beloved songs from the Oscar® – winning movie score, all the cherished characters and iconic moments, as well as new songs […]

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‘The Wiz’ at The Gaithersburg Arts Barn

Opening almost a half a century ago, in 1974, The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” is a fun evening based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Baum. Featuring a rock, gospel, and soul music score by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown, usually cast with an all African […]

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‘The Wiz’ Eases on Down to The Gaithersburg Arts Barn From August 7th-23rd by Laura Andruski

In partnership with ANKH Repertory Theatre and The Finest! Performance Foundation, Inc., Arts on the Green presents The Wiz, a modern musical version of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The Wiz is a retelling of Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in the context of African-American culture with a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Charm City Players

A year old, Charm City Players has to be commended for their ambitiousness with the wonderful shows they have produced this past year. From the screen to the stage, Charm City Players’ latest production is the always enchanting The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The music and lyrics are from the MGM motion […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at The Lyric

Baltimore is off to see the wizard! The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Following the yellow brick road all the way from Toronto the touring production of the MGM film classic The Wizard of Oz touches down at The Lyric Opera House for a limited engagement. Adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, this new […]

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‘Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles’ at Toby’s ‘Shrek’: Part 2: Ashley Johnson (The Dragon)

She’s gonna love you forever! A big mean, fire-breathing machine! Part Two of the Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles interview series takes flight with cast member Ashley Johnson, providing the voice of The Dragon in Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia’s production of Shrek The Musical. We’re dishing out all the secrets about […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Pied Piper Theatre at Hylton Performing Arts Center by Audrey Thornton

Veteran director Vincent Worthington, who also serves as Set Designer and Lighing Designer of Pied Piper Theatre, masterfully lead Piped Piper Theatre’s first musical production at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on Saturday, January 25, 2014. A sure crowd-pleaser, the musical opened to an enthusiastic sold-out audience of families and patron arts supporters. Author L. Frank […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Children’s, High School, and University Productions and Performances of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for our Favorite productions and performances in Children’s Theatre and High School and University productions that we saw in 2013. Congrats to all the honorees and to everyone who performed on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of your favorites you would like […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Performances by An Actor and Actress in a Musical′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

It’s that time of the year when everyone makes their list of favorites, and the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts, have selected their favorites of 2013. For the next week, we will be posting a new category every day with our list of our honorees. You will have your chance too! In the COMMENT BOX please leave your list […]

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Here’s the List of Honorees of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best Scene Stealers of 2012-2013

Here are the 2012-2013 Scene Stealers honorees selected by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to all of you on your fine Scene Stealing performances. ____ *Kevin Adams’ transformation in An Irish Carol at The Keegan Theatre. *Ian Armstrong singing his monologues in Twelfth Night or What You Will at Taffety Punk Theatre Company. *Steve Beall singing “Goldenhair” in James Joyce’s […]

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Favorite ‘Scene Stealers’ of the 2012-2013 DC Area Theater Season: Part 1

There were many wonderful Scene Stealers on DC Metro Area stages in our professional, community, children’s, and university theaters during the past theater season. The DCMetroTheaterArts staff will be offering their favorite Scene Stealers of the last DC Metro Area theater season (August 1, 2012 to August 1, 2013) in the next ten days, so here’s our first […]

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‘Act A Lady’ at The Hub Theatre by Jenna Miller

Watching people put themselves in awkward situations can sometimes provide hours of enjoyment. In The Hub Theatre’s production of Jordan Harrison’s Act A Lady townsmen from a small God-fearing, prohibition-era Midwestern town decide to put on a play about women in the French Revolution era. This requires them to dress up as female characters. During the […]

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Lion (Tobias Young) Tinman (Marquise White) Scarecrow (Bryan Daniels) and Dorothy (Ashley Johnson). Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

‘The Wiz’ Extends To June 2nd at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Baltimore

The popular production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz has been extended through June 2nd at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Baltimore. DCMetroTheaterArts’ Amanda Gunther, in her 5 star rave review said, “Dancing tornados. Pop-modern munchkins. And a traffic-light color collision in Emerald City that will blow you away. Think you know Oz? Think again! Toby’s […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at KAT 2nd Stage by Mike Spain

This past Saturday afternoon’s performance of KAT 2nd Stage’s production of The Wizard of Oz at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg was sold out. It was a family production and the Arts Barn was a welcoming place for families. They had raffles, a silent auction, face painting, balloon animals and other activities. A fitting storm […]

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