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Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Alliance Theatre

“They’re creepy and they’re kooky, Mysterious and spooky, They’re all together ooky, The Addams Family.” Director Leslie Anne Ross has once again succeeded in assembling an outstanding cast superbly led by Jim Mitchell as the suave and debonair Gomez and Grace McCarthy as the intoxicating Morticia, to give the audience a fun-filled evening of sheer […]

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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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‘Shutter’ at The Alliance Theatre

In a house of Southern discomfort past history and brokenness is finally brought to the family dinner table after nearly 40 years. Shutter by Leslie Anne Ross captures the story of failure and redemption, hatred and love, tension and triumph for a small family in North Carolina through unique and relatable situations. Shutter follows newlywed […]

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Leslie Anne Ross’ ‘Shutter’ Opens Tomorrow Night at The Alliance Theatre by Darrell Poe and Alice Yarborough

Shutter – Play Background and Synopsis Shutter, written by local playwright Leslie Anne Ross, was originally written over 20 years ago – but many of the topics discussed in the play still resonate strongly with anyone who reads it. Love, loss, professional challenges, family dynamics. The work is semi-autobiographical – although there is a great deal […]

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‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre

“One of the most enduring features of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream is the sense that both the characters and the audience take a temporary journey into the world of the mystical. This otherworldly place, where nature reigns supreme and fairies disregard the stuffy social mores of civilized society, is a welcome retreat from the […]

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‘Young Frankenstein’ at The Alliance Theatre

There were plenty of laughs at The Alliance Theatre’s monstrously silly production of Mel Brooks’ 2007 musical adaptation of his hysterical and popular 1974 Black and White classic film Young Frankenstein (that’s ‘Fronkensteen’) when I visited Mountain View High School’s intimate performance space this past Saturday night. With a gag-filled book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (A 3-time Tony […]

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Monstrous Comments From The Cast of The Alliance Theatre’s ‘Young Frankenstein’

 The Alliance Theatre presents Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein, which opens this weekend. Here, cast members chime in about why they love playing  these kooky characters. ____ Annie Ermlick (Inga) I play Inga, Doctor Frankenstein’s laboratory assistant. Inga is a high spirited county girl from Germany. She is affectionate, fascinated about science, and falls for “Zee Docktor,” […]

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‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at The Alliance Theatre by Kim Moeller

The word is Entertaining. Could you use it in a sentence please? The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Spelling Bee) is funny and entertaining. Entertaining. E-N-T-E-R-T-A-I-N-I-N-G. Entertaining. The Alliance Theatre’s latest production is a delight. William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin’s musical about seven nerdy pre-teens competing in the county spelling bee has a poignancy that […]

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