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‘Nova Y. Payton, Defying Gravity: the Making of a SuperNova’ at...

Nova Y. Payton appeared on the Washington area theater scene in her Helen Hayes Award-winning turn as Motormouth Mabel in Hairspray at Signature Theatre....

Michael Mainwaring: Dancing up a Storm in Signature Theatre’s ‘Dreamgirls’

I have been watching Michael Mainwaring perform since I saw him 'steal the show' at Ford's Theatre in Shenandoah. I admire his talent, enthusiasm, and...

The Best of 2012: Part 10: Designers, Cabarets & Concerts,...

Here are DCMetroTheaterArts writers' choices for their favorites designs of production in the the DC Metro Area in 2012. I always felt that...

The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors,...

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The...

The Best of 2012: Part 8: ‘Best Director of a Play...

Here are our choices for Best Director of a Play and Best Actor and Actress of a Play in 2012. Feel free to leave...

The Best of 2012: Part 7: ‘Best Play’ and ‘Best Actor’...

Here are the writers of DCMetroTheaterArts' choices for Best Plays of 2012 and Best Performances by an Actor and Actress in a Play in...

The Best of 2012: Part 6: ‘Best Ensemble of a Play’...

Here's our favorite Ensembles from plays and musicals in 2012 on DC Metro Area stages. Congrats to everyone on these lists and to everyone...

The Best of 2012: Part 5: ‘Best Director, Best Musical Direction,...

For the next week we will be posting lists of our favorites of 2012 in several categories. These lists reflect the opinions of members...

The Best of 2012: Part 4: ‘Best Performance by Supporting Actor...

For the next week we will be posting lists of our favorites of 2012 in several categories. These lists reflect the opinions of members...

The Best of 2012: Part 3: ‘Best Performance by an Actor...

For the next week we will be posting lists of our favorites of 2012 in several categories. These lists reflect the opinions of members...

The Best of 2012: Part 2: ‘The Best Musicals of 2012’

After reviewing over 1,200 theatrical productions, concerts, and recitals on DCMetroTheaterArts in 2012 - it was no easy task to come up with this...

DCMTA’S “Favorite Quotes From Our Favorite Shows of the Week” –...

Here's something new on DCMetroTheaterArts! Every Friday, I will be posting my favorite quotes from our 5-star reviews of the week. Here we go! (1)...

‘Dreamgirls’ at Signature Theatre by Andrew L. Baughman

“You’re gonna love me,” wails Nova Y. Payton as cast-off lead singer Effie White in the showstopper Act I finale of Signature’s Dreamgirls. Payton...

‘Crossing’ at Signature Theatre by Don Michael Mendoza

Signature Theatre’s concert version of Grace Barnes and Matt Conner’s Crossing tells the story of eight people all in different decades of the twentieth...

Adventure Theatre MTC’s Ensembles: ‘Making History By Making Stars’ by Michael...

Is it possible that musical theater could be the most popular extra-curricular activity for school aged kids?  Is it possible that high schools musicals...