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Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Christmas Carol is a fun, faithful translation of Charles Dickens’ famous holiday classic. Adapted by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken, and directed by Donald Hicken, it is a perfect show for the holiday season. Brian Keith MacDonald dominates the stage as Scrooge, capturing perfectly the miser’s remarkable range of […]

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Review: ‘Alice and the Book of Wonderland’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Alice and the Book of Wonderland is an entertaining treat for all ages, with delightful acting, colorful costumes, a creative use of technology, excellent directing, and sly political humor. Adapted from Lewis Carroll’s classic novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken, and directed by Sally Boyett, […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are: BEST DIRECTION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION IN MUSICALS IN COMMUNITY THEATRES IN 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE: Director Kevin Sockwell and Musical Director Arielle Bayer for A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Romeo and Juliet, set in Italy circa 1948, proves William Shakespeare’s story of star-crossed lovers is timeless. Sally Boyett, Founding Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, has perfectly cast the individual roles and directs them into a cohesive ensemble that is simply captivating. Olivia Ercolano delivers remarkable transformation as Juliet goes from innocence then to […]

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Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a delightful period piece (late 19th Century) and a sentimental comedy that revolves around marriage, misbehavior, and mistaken identities. Director Sally Boyett (Founding Artistic Director) offers up a cocktail of pristine acting, an elegant set, and splendid costumes that is certain […]

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Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy Twelfth Night rings in the New Year at Laurel Mill Playhouse. The run of the show cleverly opens on the actual twelfth night, which was the original intention of its playwright. Twelfth Night was written to be performed for the close of the Christmas season. According to the calendar, the twelfth […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #17: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Community Theatres honors go to:  Mark T. Allen for Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Laura Andruski for To Kill a Mockingbird at Rockville Little Theatre. John Dellaporta for Venus in Fur at Silver Spring Stage. Terry Averill […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-January and February 2015-Part 1

Here is Part One of our Scene Stealers of January and February 2015. Congrats to our honorees. Maggie Erwin as Avery in the Seminar Scene in Rapture, Blister, Burn at Round House Theatre  “Maggie Erwin as the millennial Avery pretty much steals every scene she’s in. Her nasal deadpan delivery makes every line she has […]

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‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

First performed in 1594, William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is one of his earliest and most farcical of his comedic works. With adaptations on stage, film and television, its story is classic. The Comedy of Errors is full of heavy slapstick and many ‘plays on words.’ Most theatres shy away from Shakespeare because of […]

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‘All in the Timing’ at The Heritage Players

David Ives’ All in the Timing, a collection of six one act plays first performed in 1993, focuses on human love, life, and death (and even manages to dive in to a primate’s view of the world) all whilst being a side-splitting intelligent comedy. The Catonsville based Heritage Players chose six different directors, one for […]

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‘The Spanish Tragedy’ at The Mobtown Players

Revenge. A dark, twisted and sinister emotion run afoul from the depths of scorn and tragedy; a human emotion vocalized when things go wrong. And despite springtime flooding costing them their theatrical space, The Mobtown Players are surging forward with the powder keg of revenge tragedies. The first of its genre, TMP proudly presents the […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 5: Nafeesa Monroe

In Part Five of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Nafeesa Monroe. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? I heard they hadn’t found their Gertrude yet from a good friend and he spoke very highly of the production. What did you perform at your audition? Nafeesa: I just […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 4: George Page

In Part Four of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet George Page. Joel:  How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? George: Sally Boyett, our director, contacted me on January 12th and asked me to audition for Polonius. I drove to Annapolis about a week later and read for […]

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‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Since brevity is the soul of wit, I will be brief. Annapolis Shakespeare Company has mounted to the stage, for their first offering of 2014, Shakespeare’s noble tragedy: Hamlet. Directed by Sally Boyett, the production comes with a slightly modern focus; all the costumes bringing the production to an indeterminate location in the present day. […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 3: Paul E. Hope

In Part Three of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Paul E. Hope. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? What did you perform at your audition? Paul: Sally called me in to talk about doing the fights for Hamlet last summer when working on Much Ado. I found […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Hamlet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company: Part 2: Audrey Bertaux

 In Part Two of our series of interviews with the cast of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Hamlet, meet Audrey Bertaux. Joel: How did you become involved with this production of Hamlet? What did you perform at your audition? I got to know Sally and Annapolis Shakespeare Company after stepping in last minute to their production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream this […]

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‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Andrew L. Baughman

Comedian W.C. Fields was said to have hated working with children and animals, presumably because of their knack for stealing a scene away from hard working actors. That is most definitely the case in Laurel Mill Playhouse’s production of Martin McDonagh’s darkly amusing The Lieutenant of Inishmore, when feline-actor Bones makes his entrance. There has […]

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