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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #10: Best Direction in Musicals in Professional Theatres in DC/MD/VA

Here are the DCMetroTheaterArts Staff’s honorees for Best Direction of Musicals in Professional Theaters in 2016. Congrats to all our honorees: David James for A Christmas Carol at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia. Matt Lenz for A Christmas Story: The Musical at The Hippodrome Theatre. Pierre-Jacques Brault A Christmas Story: The Musical at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts. […]

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Review: ‘Shuffle Along’ at the Music Box in NYC

There is so much talent on stage at the Music Box that it’s difficult to know where to begin giving credit where its due. The first elements that deserve “Original! Exciting! Broadway at its best!” are the look of the piece as a whole — and that means George C. Wolfe’s vigorous direction, Savion Glover’s […]

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Review: ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at Act II Playhouse in Ambler, PA

The Broadway Musical flowered in the years following World War II.  Many of the musicals produced during this “golden age” remain treasures of our lyric theater. One of the best will always be Cole Porter’s Kiss Me Kate, the musical with something for everyone. Fans of Porter’s 30’s musicals like Anything Goes will recognize the […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Community Theatres honorees are: Altar Boyz at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Avenue Q at Other Voices Theatre. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Rockville Musical Theatre. Bring It On at Drama Learning Center. Bye Bye Birdie at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. […]

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‘The Taming of the Shrew’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s production of The Taming of the Shrew is a delightful romp of quick-witted dialog and rollicking physical comedy. With their commitment to presenting Shakespeare’s work with “the staging conditions, spirit, and atmosphere created by Shakespeare’s theatre company during the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods,” BSF makes one of the great works of classical […]

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‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company

When Cole Porter’s classic musical Kiss Me Kate first premiered on Broadway, it featured a cast of 40 singers and dancers. This makes sense, as there are many roles in this show and enthusiastic, toe-tapping numbers like “Another Openin’ Another Show” and “I Sing of Love” need to be propelled to the audience with a […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘Kiss Me Kate’ at NextStop Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Michael J. Bobbitt

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of Kiss Me Kate at NextStop Theatre Company, meet Director Michael J. Bobbitt. Joel: Please tell our readers about yourself and about other shows on local stage you have directed in the past year? Michael: Hi DCMTA readers, I am the Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending June 5, 2015-Part 1

Congrats to all our new Scene Stealers honorees! ______ Shayna Blass as Lulu in the Final Scene of Cabaret at Signature Theatre “In Act Two the Emcee sings “If You Could See Her (with my eyes)” to someone costumed as an ape whose primate movements might suggest an innocuous clown show. Then when the ape mask […]

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Meet Cast Members of Prince William Little Theatre’s “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ Which Opens on July 18th by Melissa Jo-York Tilley

Prince William Little Theatre’s production of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) opens on July 18th at the Gregory Family Theater in the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA! Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell wrote the musical that opened off-Broadway in 2003 at the York Theatre and again in 2005 at the Dodger Stages (Now New World Stages). The musical played on […]

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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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