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Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Other Voices Theatre

For a fantastic evening of dark comedy with hysterical individual performances that bring quirky characters to life, don’t miss Arsenic and Old Lace at Other Voices Theatre! Nicely directed by Ray Hatch and written by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic American black comedy perfect for the Halloween season. In Brooklyn in the 1940’s, two sweet, […]

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Review: “The Secret Garden” at Other Voices Theatre

Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s The Secret Garden boasts one of the most gorgeous scores in the history of musical theatre, but is rarely undertaken by community theatre groups due to its musical and technical complexity. Director Susan Thornton and Other Voices Theatre in Frederick have exceeded the challenge of mounting this heart-wrenching story and […]

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Review: ‘Willy Wonka’ at Other Voices Theatre

From the opening moments of the Other Voices Theatre’s production of Willy Wonka, the audience is swept away into a “world of pure imagination.” The show is based on s classic children’s novel, with music and lyrics by Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley. Sean Bryne has the significant responsibility of bringing the mad genius candy […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #8: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #8: Best Performances in Musicals in Community Theaters in DC/MD/VA Area: Lauren Alberg as Lucille Frank and Tommy Eyes as Leo Frank in Parade at Drama Learning Center. Gabrielle Amaro as Olive Ostrovsky in in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Arts Collective@HCC. Michael Baker as Fagin in Oliver! at The Sterling Playmakers. Alan Barnett […]

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Review: ‘Anything Goes’ at Other Voices Theatre

Other Voices Theatre’s production of Anything Goes is nothing short of spectacular. Of course, the marriage of the legendary Cole Porter’s music and lyrics, the book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, and the efforts of a great director (Susan Thorton), dazzling set design (Lee Hebb), and breath-taking choreography (Donna Grim) make for a memorable […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #9: Best Performances in a Musical in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Performances in Musicals in Community Theatres go to:  Best Actor in a Musical Rich Amada as Caractacus Potts in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at The Alliance Theatre.  Steve Antonsen as Ensemble Member in Side by Side by Sondheim at Vagabond Players. Steven Baird as Algernon Moncrieff in Ernest in […]

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‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ by Other Voices Theatre at the Performing Arts Factory

Fantastically directed by Susan Thornton and excellently musically directed by Pete Meyers, Other Voices Theatre’s Legally Blonde: The Musical is an extremely high-energy show with outstanding performances, plenty of pink hued girl power, and a heartwarming message within all the hilarity. Based on the wildly successful 2001 movie and featuring a book by Heather Hach with […]

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‘Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike’ at the Old Opera House

Family comedies are often hit or miss, but Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Old Opera House is a poignant comedy strengthened by quirky and heartfelt individual performances. Excellently directed by Steven Brewer with very clever and witty writing by Christopher Durang,  Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike depicts middle aged […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Other Voices Theatre

A stage production of the beloved musical The Wizard of Oz is always difficult, because of the inevitable comparisons with the 1939 classic movie engrained in our popular culture. However, the cast in the Other Voices Theatre production, under the excellent direction and choreography of Samn Huffer and lovely musical direction of Gary Schwartz, does […]

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‘Winnie the Pooh: A Christmas Tail’ at Other Voices Theatre

Winnie the Pooh: A Christmas Tail is at Other Voices Theatre is a delightful Christmas show for both young and old audiences. An approximately hour-long interactive children’s show, wonderfully directed by Susan Thornton and excellently musically directed by Cathie Porter-Borden, this charming tale is sure to entertain all audiences. Inspired by the original stories by […]

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