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Review: Melba Moore at Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club

The indefatigable legendary singer and actress, Melba Moore, dazzled the crowd at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club on Sunday evening. With a very strong family background in music and an early start “hitting the big time” by winning a Tony Award for Purlie, the charismatic Ms. Moore is no stranger to singing music in […]

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Review: ‘Caroline, or Change’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron presents the Tony Award-winning Caroline, or Change, with book and lyrics by Tony Kushner and music by Jeanine Tesori. Director Matt Conner leads a dynamic cast for this powerful sung-through musical, which centers around a steadfast woman named Caroline during the sweeping political and social changes of the 1960’s. Caroline Thibodeaux  is noted as one […]

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‘Songs for a New World’ at Metropolitan Youth Theatre

Metropolitan Youth Theatre, an entirely student-run theatre company based in Lorton, Virginia, showcased major young adult talents of the DC Metro area with their compelling production of Jason Robert Brown’s Songs for a New World, directed by Chad Vann with Assistant Director Usman Ishaq and produced by Sam Cornbrooks, with musical direction by James Woods. […]

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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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‘Choking Out the Kudzu’ at The Greenbelt Arts Center

In the program notes for Choking Out the Kudzu: The Musical, Director Billie Colombaro says that this show began its journey into being back in 1992. Interestingly, this was just one year after the hit movie Fried Green Tomatoes was a big hit on movie screens all over the country. Similarly, the new musical, currently on […]

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Rosanne Cash: The River & The Thread at Strathmore

The smoky, soulful singer knows how to make an entrance and how to keep an audience mesmerized. Rosanne Cash played at The Music Center at Strathmore on Friday, April 17, 2015. Her two-hour set featured a mixture of country, gospel and blues heavily infused with history and longing. Cash performed two separate sets with a brief […]

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Hot Night Productions’ “Stocking Stuffers” at the Bier Baron by Lucrezia Blozia

Hot Night Productions Stocking Stuffers December 20th at the Bier Baron Burlesque is a lot of things – it’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s retro, it’s smart, it often relies on the performer’s other talents and training in theatre, dance and costuming. Sometimes it’s performance art and sometimes it’s just plain old charming. Hot Night Productions’ Stocking Stuffers on […]

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Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra: ‘The Gospel Truth’ Review by Audrey Thornton

In keeping with its blues-drenched hand-clapping theme, the Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra (MJO), delivered another festive evening of big band tunes at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 30, 2013, at the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, Virginia. Under the accomplished direction of George Mason University’s Director, Jim Carroll, seventeen first-rate musicians entertained with a compilation of […]

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Additional Auditions AvaiIable for ‘Ragtime’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

Addtional Auditions for Ragtime at Kensington Arts Theatre Music by Stephen Flaherty Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens Book by Terrence McNally Directed by Darnell Morris Music Direction by Mayumi Baker Performances May 3, 4, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25 Fri/Sat  Please email the director, Darnell Morris, with resume and headshot to set up an audition (darnell.morris@gmail.com). You will need to prepare […]

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