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John Jiler on 11th Hour Theatre Company’s Next Step Concert Series’ Performance of ‘Big Red Sun’ in Philadelphia

Big Red Sun, the post World War Two-era musical Georgia Stitt and I are developing at the 11th Hour Theatre Company of Philadelphia, began life at the Stephen Schwartz ASCAP workshop ten years ago. We came away with the coveted Harold Arlen Award, but with some cautionary advice…….”Only one musical in twenty,” said Stephen, “is original——-which is […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ Highlight Young Artists of America’s 2014-2015 ‘British Invasion’ Season by Rolando Sanz

Last season was a dream for us at YAA! We opened the season with a gala performance of SHOW BOAT in Concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club in November 2013. Over 90 students were joined onstage by guest mentors from the Washington National Opera, Strathmore, National Philharmonic and The Catholic University of America. We could not have […]

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‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More’ at The Kennedy Center by David Friscic

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics, & More at last night at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater. The very prodigious Callaway‘s artistic output is phenomenal from being the […]

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‘Show Boat’ at Young Artists of America-With Video Highlights by Jessica Vaughan

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85 high-school aged performers did not sound anything like high school musicians; they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and an already well-honed musicality. Nevertheless, the focus of the […]

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‘Show Boat In Concert’ at Young Artists of America by Jessica Vaughan

Young Artists of America wowed the sold-out crowd with classics from Show Boat for their annual fundraising gala at the beautiful Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club. The 85 high-school aged performers did not sound anything like high school musicians; they sang and played in the orchestra with technical superiority and an already well-honed musicality. Nevertheless, the focus of the […]

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Purchase Your Tickets for Young Artists of America’s ‘Show Boat in Concert’ Next Sunday, November 17th at 5 PM

Young Artists of America (YAA) presents Show Boat in Concert NEXT Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5 PM. The performance will be performed by a 40-member orchestra and a cast of 41 singers from 30 different DC area schools. Lush orchestrations will highlight the operatic elements of the musical’s popular songs like “Make Believe,” “Ol’ Man River” and […]

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Purchase Your Tickets for Young Artists of America’s ‘Show Boat in Concert’ on Sunday, November 17th at 5 PM

Young Artists of America (YAA) presents Show Boat in Concert on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5 PM. The performance will be performed by a 40-member orchestra and a cast of 41 singers from 30 different DC area schools. Lush orchestrations will highlight the operatic elements of the musical’s popular songs like “Make Believe,” “Ol’ Man River” […]

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Purchase Your Tickets for Young Artists of America’s ‘Show Boat in Concert’ on Sunday, November 17th at 5 PM

Young Artists of America (YAA) presents Show Boat in Concert on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5 PM. The performance will be performed by a 40-member orchestra and a cast of 41 singers from 30 different DC area schools. Lush orchestrations will highlight the operatic elements of the musical’s popular songs like “Make Believe,” “Ol’ Man River” […]

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Purchase Your Tickets for Young Artists of America’s ‘Show Boat in Concert’ on Sunday, November 17th at 5 PM

Young Artists of America (YAA) presents Show Boat in Concert on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5 PM. The performance will be performed by a 40-member orchestra and a cast of 41 singers from 30 different DC area schools. Lush orchestrations will highlight the operatic elements of the musical’s popular songs like “Make Believe,” “Ol’ Man River” […]

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Young Artists of America’s 2013-2014 Season: ‘Show Boat’ & Jason Robert Brown Conducts ‘Songs For a New World’

Young Artists of America announces their 2013-2014 Season: “Breaking New Ground.” Young Artists of America is thrilled to announce our 2013-2014 Season titled “Breaking New Ground”  that will set a new standard in offering top-notch educational performance opportunities for our students. Our 2013-2014 season is called “Breaking New Ground” for various reasons. Our two main productions will feature two groundbreaking works by […]

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DCMTA’s New Column ‘Synesthesia’: Kudos to WNO & The Kennedy Center for Captioning ‘Show Boat’ by Yvonne French

Show Boat at Nationals Park Featured Open Captioning M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield  presented a captioned simulcast of The Washington National Opera‘s critically acclaimed production of Show Boatto entertain theatre, opera, and baseball fans alike at Nationals Park this past Saturday.The live stream  from The Kennedy Center Opera House included captions for people who are deaf or hard of hearing. The simulcast and […]

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Free Simulcast of WNO’s ‘SHOWBOAT” at Nationals Park This Saturday at 7 PM

Join Washington National Opera for M&M’S® Opera in the Outfield at Nationals Park! Celebrate the fifth year of free live opera broadcasts at the ballpark with Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II’s American masterpiece Show Boat on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m. Arrive early to Nationals Park to enjoy entertainment and activities including: Dance […]

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‘WPAS & The Choral Arts Society of DC’s ‘Broadway’s Show-Stoppers with Brian Stokes Mitchell’ by Jessica Vaughan

Broadway legend and Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and the Choral Arts Society of Washington wowed a Mother’s Day crowd with a feel-good repertoire of Broadway and instant classics at The Kennedy Center Concert Hall at for The Choral Arts Society of Washington: Broadway’s Show-Stoppers with Brian Stokes Mitchell co-sponsored by WPAS (Washington Performing Arts Society). […]

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‘Show Boat’ at Washington National Opera by Jessica Vaughan

Once in a lifetime you get the opportunity to see four opera companies, 100 performers, and 50 musicians put on America’s first, most iconic musical, Show Boat. Washington National Opera has partnered with the L Washington National Opera and the Houston Grand Opera to bring this tale of a river boat crew of performers to life. The show will warm your heart, the […]

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Aaron Reeder on Appearing in ‘Showboat’ in Chicago and in DC at Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center

Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein’s Classical Musical at Washington National Opera at The Kennedy Center. This is not my first time on the Boat. Back in 2009, I was part of Signature Theatre’s scaled-down incarnation of what was affectionately coined, “No Boat.” It was beautifully re-orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick for 9-12 musicians. WNO auditions annually […]

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Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell’s ‘Broadway’s Show-Stoppers’ at The Kennedy Center on Sunday, May 12th @5 PM

What a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day as Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell performs a concert filled with Broadway’s Show-Stoppers at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall on Sunday, May 12th at 5 PM. He will be performing with The Choral Arts Society of Washington. Baritone Brian Stokes Mitchell joins the Choral Arts Chorus on a journey through Broadway’s greatest hits […]

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