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Extra! Extra! An Interview with Ben Cook: He’s Home and He’s...

Ben Cook is returning home and will be dancing his heart out in Newsies at The National Theatre. I had a chance to catch...

Stage Dad: ‘Young Adult Author – Tim Federle – Teaches Lessons...

Of all the people we have met during our family’s “reality show,” Tim Federle is one of my favorites. Tim was one of the choreographers...

Stage Dad: “Life in the ‘Dead Zone’ by Glenn Cook

My son and I seem to be in a “dead zone” career wise, and neither of us is too happy about it. The difference, of...

Stage Dad: ‘So Long Billy! It’s Been Good to Know You!’...

No question, it’s time. I knew those words would come at some point, so it’s not a shock to the system, but I’m somewhat surprised...

DCMetroTheaterArts is One Year Old Today!

DCMetroTheaterArts is one year old today. Thanks to all our readers for supporting and visiting our site. A special thank you to the theatre...

E. Faye Butler on Playing Sister Juba in ‘Pullman Porter Blues’...

E. Faye Butler returns to Arena Stage as Sister Juba in Pullman Porter Blues. E. Faye fills us in on the history of The Pullman Porters...

Stage Dad: ‘Talking to Other Parents’: Part Three: ‘Parents Give Their...

Over the past two columns, I have written about what other parents have to say about raising a child in show business. We’ve looked...

‘Taking Steps’ at Constellation Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

There is nothing quite like the hilarious high brow humor of British wit. Combine that with an element of sharp, poignant physical comedy and...

‘Boom’ by Artists’ Initiative at Olney Theatre Center by Andrew L....

What if the future survival of all humanity hinged upon a single Craigslist casual encounters ad? That is the premise of Peter Sinn Nachtrieb’s...

‘Paul Taylor Dance Company’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by...

If tonight’s performance by the Paul Taylor Dance Company is anything to go on, this year’s season at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center...

Nibble and Sips Around Town – September: ‘Destination McLean, Virginia’ by...

With umpteen restaurants opening in the DC Metro area of late one might be reluctant to venture to the outlying burbs. But I assure...

Stage Dad: ‘Talking to Other Parents’: Part Two: ‘What Other Parents...

What Other Parents Wish They Had Known… One of my favorite television shows is Friday Night Lights, a beautifully written, small-scale drama that focuses on...

Stage Dad: ‘Talking to Other Parents’: Part One by Glenn Cook

Balance is something every parent wants. Vertigo is what we can get, if we allow it to happen. That’s true for all parents, but the...

Stage Dad: ‘The Art of Sacrifice That Olympic Athletes and Actors...

Being the parent of a child actor comes with a learning curve that has the potential to throw your life into chaos at any...

‘Fuddy Meers’ at The Montgomery Playhouse by Amanda Gunther

If you’re ready for some unconventional fun with a memory-loss momma, a lisping, limping man in a ski mask, and a sock puppet with...

Stage Dad: ‘A Better Dad Now’ by Glenn Cook

I became a better father when my dad died. It was five years ago this past week – a lifetime in many respects. Dad had...

Stage Dad: ‘At This Performance the Role of Billy Will Be...

I still get nervous when I see my children perform. It’s almost a reflex, a parent’s prayer to a higher being that they will...

Stage Dad: ‘Jace Casey: Finding a ‘Mindset’ at The Capital Fringe...

For teen performer, escaping the ‘dead zone’ requires a certain ‘Mindset’ Many child actors who start their professional careers in the Washington, D.C., area take...

Stage Dad: ‘Ben Finally Plays Billy’ by Glenn Cook

Child actors face an inevitable reality – growing up. And that inevitable reality means they likely will be out of a job. Think about it:...

Stage Dad: ‘Four Kids: Four Stars’ by Glenn Cook

It’s still somewhat difficult to fathom that I’m the parent of a college student and, in a few months, three high school students. Somewhere...

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