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‘Peter Pan’ at The Arlington Players

The Arlington Players presents Peter Pan, based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie, with music by Morris (Moose) Charlap and additional music by Jule Styne,with lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Christopher Smith directs and choreographs this production. Scenic Designer Scott Stark, alongside master carpenter Tim Wickberg […]

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‘Nero/Pseudo’ at WSC Avant Bard at Fort Fringe

Celebrities are the new royalty; rock stars are the new idols. With bacchanalian excesses on both sides of the equation, is it any wonder that someone decided to make the comparison literal? In the new musical Nero/Pseudo, WSC Avant Bard make a daring, punk rock attempt at setting the question to music. And like the […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Musical Direction and Choreography′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices for our Favorite Music Direction and Choreography of 2013 by the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts. Congrats to our honorees and to every Musical Director and Choreographer who worked on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of designers and their work you would like to personally honor in the COMMENT BOX. […]

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Maria Rizzo (Sally Bowles) and Paul Scanlan (Emcee). Photo by Cameron Whitman.

‘Come to Their Cabaret’: Michael Innocenti & Christina A. Coakley on Keegan Theatre’s ‘Cabaret’ by Cate Brewer

Christina A. Coakley and Michael Innocenti are putting on the finishing touches on their new production of Kander and Ebb’s Cabaret at The Keegan Theatre. The show begins performances on Saturday. I had a chance to ask both of them about co-directing Cabaret. Cate: What about directing this production of Cabaret appealed to you? This opportunity came […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Dominion Stage by Jessica Vaughan

Dominion Stage’s Avenue Q is hilarious and touching. The musical debuted Off- Broadway in 2003 and the story of a young English major drifting through his first year out of college is even more relevant these days. Even so, Dominion Stage did a fantastic job of brushing up all the little cultural references – like puppets gangham […]

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‘Spring Awakening’ at Dominion Stage by Doug Poms

Spring Awakening, the 2007 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, is back in the DC area in a new production at Dominion Stage. The much beloved show with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater is based on a controversial German play of the same name from the 1890s. Spring Awakening tells the […]

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