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Review: ‘The Wild Party’ at Constellation Theater Company

In 1928, Joseph Moncure March wrote a racy narrative poem that was received quite successfully, despite a ban resulting from its controversial content, called “The Wild Party.” And in 2000, a musical of the same name, with books, lyrics, and music by Andrew Lippa, made its world-premiere. With the original poem as its inspiration, the […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre. Scott Ward Abernethy as Doctor Madden in Next to Normal at The Keegan Theatre. Nicklas Aliff as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Constellation Theatre Company. […]

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Review: ‘Knuffle Bunny’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

To the delight of children and children at heart, Adventure Theatre’s 2016/17 season kicked off yesterday with Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Musical. Based on Mo Willem’s first Knuffle Bunny book, the musical follows Trixie and her father as they journey to a laundromat with Trixie’s beloved stuffed companion in tow. Drama and hilarity ensue when […]

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Spine: Is ‘Avenue Q’ Just What the Doctor Ordered? Constellation Theatre’s Marvelous Production

Let me be absolutely clear. I loved Constellation Theatre Company’s production of Avenue Q, which opened last night to a packed, laughing audience. Fast paced, precisely choreographed and executed, with deliciously varied voices and personalities, and who doesn’t love the Muppets and Sesame Street: it’s not Bert and Ernie up there, but Bert and Ernie […]

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‘Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay!’ at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care of Our Own’

Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay! made its two-show debut last night at Signature Theatre. If you didn’t plan properly or were on vacation, you missed a provocative evening of fun and frolic at Signature’s house of ill repute, before it was reconverted back to its current run of THE FIX, which runs through September 20th. Taking […]

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‘Godspell’ at Olney Theatre Center

Do you remember when “psychedelic” and “flower power” were prevalent in the American vocabulary? It doesn’t really matter, because Olney Theatre Center’s tuneful and energetic production of Godspell can be enjoyed by theatre lovers of all ages. Originally produced off-Broadway in 1971, with music by Stephen Schwartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak, Godspell is a […]

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‘Stuart Little’ at Adventure Theatre-MTC

Adventure Theatre MTC opens their 63rd (wow!) season with Stuart Little, based on the award-winning children’s book by E.B. White and adapted for the stage by Joseph Robinette. Colin Hovde directs this production, following an adventurous small mouse around a very big city! That city is New York, circa 1945. Scenic Designer Klyph Stanford makes […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 6: David Tuttle (Hanschen) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 6 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet  David Tuttle, who is playing Hanschen. Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? David: I’ve wanted to be a part of Spring Awakening since it was still playing on Broadway. Years […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 5: Director Emily Zickler by Joel Markowitz

In Part 5 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Director Emily Zickler. Joel: Why did you want to direct Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening? Emily: This show is so powerful. I remember watching the preview for the original Broadway production online and being intensely drawn […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 4: Harrison Smith (Moritz) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 4 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Harrison Smith (Moritz). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Harrison: When I heard whispers that this show was going to happen right before KAT announced their ‘13-’14 season, I was […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 3: Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 3 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Ryan Alan Jones (Melchior). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Ryan: Melchior is a dream role of mine; I have wanted to play him ever since I saw the tour […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 2: Catherine Callahan (Martha) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 2 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Catherine Callahan (Martha). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Catherine: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening ever since I heard the music. The score is gorgeous and I first […]

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New Whisperings: Meet KAT’s Director and Cast of ‘Spring Awakening’: Part 1: Joanna Frezzo (Ilse) by Joel Markowitz

In Part 1 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Spring Awakening, meet Joanna Frezzo (Ilse). Joel: Why did you want to appear in Spring Awakening at Kensington Arts Theatre? Joanna: I have always wanted to be in Spring Awakening, so when I found out KAT was going to do […]

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‘Parade’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Amanda Gunther

A breathtakingly stunning and hauntingly dramatic musical takes to the stage as Kensington Arts Theatre launches their fall season. Directed by Craig Pettinati with Musical Direction by David Rohde, Parade is a thrilling dramatic musical, with Tony Award-winning music and lyrics written by Jason Robert Brown, and book by Alfred Uhry, that tells the true […]

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‘Next to Normal’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Musical brilliance comes to Kensington Arts Theatre as they present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Next To Normal (N2N). Directed by Craig Pettinati, N2N has a breathtakingly emotional score and heavy controversial topics. A stunning melodious adventure into the dark dalliances of normalcy in life, this production moves audiences to the core with their […]

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