Tag Archives | James Gardiner


The 7:30 PM ‘Summer Hummer V: Champions’ at Signature Theatre

Theater folks and fans alike reveled in last night’s Summer Hummer V: Champions –  the Washington Theater Community’s annual one-night-only benefit for theatreWashington’s ‘Taking Care of Our Own’ at the Signature Theatre last night. Each year, the organization raises much-needed emergency assistance for members of the theater community, everything from medical costs to transportation and […]

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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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Here Are The Recipients of This Year’s 2015 Helen Hayes Awards – in Order of Presentation With 2 Videos

 Here are the recipients of the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards  in the order they were announced tonight at The Lincoln Theatre.   THE RECIPIENTS ARE IN RED! Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Play-HELEN Production Bonita Brisker Seven Guitars No Rules Theatre Company Katy Carkuff One Man, Two Guvnors 1st Stage Maggie Erwin Failure: A Love Story […]

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Signature Theatre Announces its 2015-2016 Season

Signature Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season  Season features two world premiere musicals: Cake Off and Girlstar  plus  The DC Premiere of Annie Baker’s 2014 Pulitzer Prize winner The Flick  The DC Premiere of Bathsheba Doran’s 2015 Play The Mystery of Love & Sex  Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Road Show  The return of Dempsey and Rowe’s The […]

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‘Into the Woods JR’ at ATMTC Academy at Adventure Theatre MTC

On January 23 and 24, 2014 students from the ATMTC Academy at Adventire Theatre MTC performed Into the Woods JR, a child-friendly adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine classic musical, directed by James Gardiner and with musical direction by Bill Yanesh. These performances followed the troupe’s return from the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta, Georgia, […]

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In the Moment: ‘Poetry Out Loud’ at Signature Theatre on February 6, 2015

DCMetroTheaterArts is constantly on the look-out to learn about ways local theater companies make their venues available for community activities beyond presenting plays and musicals. We are aware of a nation-wide competition called Poetry Out Loud sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the Poetry Foundation. So, we investigated in one area, Northern […]

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Joe Calarco on Being Named Resident Director and Director of New Works at Signature Theatre

After a very busy week, after being named Resident Director and Director of New Works at Signature Theatre, Multiple Helen Hayes Award-winning director/playwright Joe Calarco, who has directed 14 productions at Signature, chimed in: “Taking a position at a theater has been something that I have been seriously open to for the past few years. One […]

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ATMTC’s ‘Into the Woods, JR.’ to Travel to the Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta;Auditions Held on 9/6 & 7

ATMTC TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR INTO THE WOODS, JR. SEPT. 6 – 7, 2014 STUDENT PRODUCTION TO BE DIRECTED BY JAMES GARDINER WILL TRAVEL TO THE JUNIOR THEATRE FESTIVAL IN ATLANTA Adventure Theatre MTC’s Academy will present Into The Woods, Jr. directed by ATMTC alumnus and D.C. – favorite James Gardiner (Helen Hayes Nominee, Signature […]

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A Report on ‘Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois’ at Signature Theatre

Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s Taking Care of Our Own   Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre on Monday evening made Cabaret and Chicago look as G-rated as Sesame Street. Billed as “The Bawdy Burlesque to Benefit Taking Care of Our Own,” the third-annual Summer Hummer featured many of Washington’s […]

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‘Violet’ at Ford’s Theatre by Amanda Gunther

A stunning production is playing on the stage at Ford’s Theatre as the musical Violet carries on their 2013/2014 season. With music by Jeanine Tesori, and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley, this touching and uplifting musical is filled with soul and is a rigorous run of emotions from beginning to end. Directed by Jeff […]

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‘Company’ at Signature Theatre by David Friscic

Signature Theatre has outdone itself with its current production of Stephen Sondheim’s breakthrough musical Company. This musical of a modern man searching for commitment with the condition of having “no-strings attached,” set against the personal angst and foibles of his “happily married” circle of friends, has always been the quintessential urban musical replete with witty […]

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‘Winnie the Pooh’ at Adventure Theatre MTC by Julia L. Exline

Adventure Theatre MTC presents Winnie the Pooh, based on the book by A.A. Milne and adapted for the stage by le Clanché du Rand. Jerry Whiddon directs a group of immensely talented actors, who bring your favorite childhood characters to life in this fantastic production! I’ve found over the years that Adventure Theatre MTC’s productions always […]

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