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Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Zestful. Savvy. Crafty. Satisfying  Director Abigail Isaac Fine’s feisty NextStop production of Shakespeare’s battle-of-wits, romantic-comedy Much Ado About Nothing is a stimulating, adult-depth interpretation. It’s not all breezy, dreamy, gauzy midsummer’s night romping, but a show with dark elements. Nevertheless, it offers ample over-the-top mayhem and antics worthy of The Three Stooges in all their glorious lunacy. Fine found […]

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‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre

As promised by the lead character, Pseudolus (Gregory Atkin), there is indeed “something for everyone” at Montgomery College’s Summer Dinner Theatre production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum directed by Walter Ware III and stage-managed by Matt Balfour. In addition to the entertainment provided by the show itself (book by […]

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‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Synetic Theater

“Synetic” is a word that has come to mean more, at least in the parlance of DC theatre, than the Crystal City-based company which it names. It has come to mean a theatre that is physical, sexy, dramatic, flashy, and, well… theatrical. So it is more than fitting that Synetic Theater’s latest venture, their eleventh […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Supporting 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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An Interview with Bruce Dow on Playing Pseudolus in ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Joel Markowitz

Bruce Dow is wowing DC audiences with his high-energy and funny performance of the slave Pseudolus in Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Joel: How did you get involved with STC’s production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum? Bruce: I can’t remember […]

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‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company by Anne Tsang

The opening number of Shakespeare Theatre Company’s production of Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical farce A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, “Comedy Tonight,” promises, “Something appealing, something appalling, something for everyone…tragedy tomorrow, comedy tonight!” If its comedy and baudy that you are expecting, you will most definitely not be disappointed! Alan […]

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La-Ti-Do Presents ‘Crossing’ Tomorrow Night-Monday, 10/14@8 as Part of ‘The Musicals of Matt Conner’ by Don Michael Mendoza

Another week of Matt Conner’s musicals at La-Ti-Do! Check out the cast of Crossing before its World Premiere at Signature Theatre this month. Also, see the fierce singer/actor Emily Levey and spoken word greats Gowri K and Bomani Armah along side our guests Ava Silva & Tara Trinity! Don’t miss out! Limited $10 tickets here. La-Ti-Do presents: […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 6: Grayson Owen (Benedick) by Amanda Gunther

“If her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” Says Benedick of Beatrice in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. In the final part of the series, I sit down with actor Grayson Owen to get his thoughts […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 4: Alex Foley (Dogberry) by Amanda Gunther

Oh that someone were here to write him down an ass! Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Alex Foley is far from being an ass, but getting to embody one of the most backwardly hilarious characters in the Bard’s cannon made for a wildly entertaining interview. Sitting down with Mr. Foley taught me everything I could ever hope […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 2: Alyssa Bouma (Hero) by Amanda Gunther

Speak low if you speak love, unless thy name be Shakespeare! Never one to leave love in the lurch, the comedies are ripe with them and Much Ado About Nothing is no exception. Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre is bringing love to the forefront with their production set in the 50’s. Following in the series of curious […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 1: Choreographer Ken Skrzesz

In Part One of a series of interviews with the cast, director, and designers of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing, Choreographer Ken Skrzesz talks about working with Director Sally Boyett-D’angelo and his dancers to create the choreography for the production. Joel: How did you get involved in this production at Annapolis Shakespeare Company? Ken: […]

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