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Review: ‘Assassins’ at NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop opened their production of Assassins over the weekend and (all the cheesy pun intended) absolutely killed it. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, the musical takes place in a carnival setting, where the men and women in America’s history who have attempted (and some succeeded) to assassinate the President […]

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‘Roméo et Juliette’ at Maryland Lyric Opera

Boy meets Girl. Girl meets Boy. They fall in love – at first sight – in spite of the enmity between their warring families, the Capulets and the Montagues. This timeless, tragic love story, penned centuries ago by William Shakespeare, received perhaps its most famous operatic setting in Charles Gounod’s 19th century opera, Roméo et […]

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Doing the Timewarp: Meet the Cast of Washington Savoyards ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ Part Seven: Chad W. Fornwalt

Here’s Part Seven of meeting the cast of The Washington Savoyard’s The Rocky Horror Shows. Today: meet Chad W. Fornwalt. I am Chad W. Fornwalt (Brad). I am happy to be working with Washington Savoyards after being seen in Cannibal…the Musical with Landless, as John Wilkes Booth in Assassins with St. Mark’s Players, in Rent, as Marley in A Christmas […]

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Danny Tipett in 'The Rocky Horror Show.' Photo by Jeff Malet.

Doing the Timewarp: Meet the Cast of Washington Savoyards ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ Part Six: Danny Tippett

Here’s Part Six of meeting the cast of The Washington Savoyard’s The Rocky Horror Shows. Today: meet Danny Tippett. My name is Danny Tippett. I appeared most recently in Legally Blonde the Musical at Tobys Dinner Theatre. I have performed at The Kennedy Center, Fords Theatre, Imagination Stage, ATMTC, and Red Branch Theatre. Why did […]

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Doing the Timewarp: Meet the Cast of Washington Savoyards ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ Part Five: Caroline Wolfson

Here’s Part Five of meeting the cast of The Washington Savoyard’s The Rocky Horror Shows. Today: meet Caroline Wolfson. I’m Caroline Wolfson and this is my DC professional debut. I just graduated in May from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Muiscal Theatre. I have done some local shows while I was home from college. […]

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Doing the Timewarp: Meet the Cast of Washington Savoyards ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ Part Four: Ryan Patrick Welsh

Here’s Part Four of meeting the cast of The Washington Savoyard’s The Rocky Horror Shows. Today: meet Ryan Patrick Welsh. My name is Ryan Patrick Welsh. I graduated from Catholic University’s musical theatre program in May of 2011. Since graduating I’ve appeared in Anything Goes, Chicago, and White Christmas with Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia, […]

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 (Rocky) and  (Fran n Furter). Photo by Jeff Malet Photography.

‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at Washington Savoyards by Erica Laxson

Look out DC, Washington Savoyards presentation of The Rocky Horror Show is here just in time for Halloween and is sure to make you scream! Director Jay D. Brock delivers the laugh-a-minute show and meets every traditional expectation with help from choreographer Christen Svingos. Flirty costumes and perfectly pitched pipes belting out familiar songs will […]

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Washington Savoyards Names ‘Guest Narrators’ for ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ by Katy Beth Cassel

Guest Narrators Take Over Transylvania in Washington Savoyard’s THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW October 19 – November 4 Surprise “creatures of the night” emerge when Washington Savoyards 41st season opens with Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. VIPs from across DC lend their talents to the role of The Narrator during select performances throughout the run.  The Rocky […]

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‘Doing the Time Warp’ – Part Two: Director Jay Brock on Selecting the Leads of Washington Savoyards’ ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

In a previous article regarding the concept and vision of directing this production of the The Rocky Horror Show I discussed the inherent problem of where to strike a balance between maintaining the cult traditions and putting an artistic mark on the production. The movie is typically what pervadesour minds when we think about The Rocky […]

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Dane Figueroa Edid (Cordelia). Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘SHAPE’ at force/collison by Joel Markowitz

In its World Premiere, Erik Ehn’s SHAPE is given a powerful, heartbreaking, funny, moving, invigorating, emotional, and visually gorgeous production by force/collison. With a powerhouse of a cast – SHAPE is a theatrical experience you won’t forget! Erik Ehn contacted Director John Moletress while visiting DC and asked him to read SHAPE. John was so impressed that he knew […]

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‘Doing the Time Warp’- Part One: Director Jay Brock on His Vision for The Washington Savoyards’ ‘The Rocky Horror Show’

Rocky Horror initial problem: How do you put up this show? It is the question for a The Rocky Horror Show creative team. How do we effectively strike a balance between what is ingrained in Rocky Horror fan culture, and the desire of the artists to put their own signature on it? If you stray too far toward the cult expectations you end up recreating the the live performance’s at the midnight […]

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