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Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Arena Players

On Friday, I got to do two things I’ve been wanting to do for a while: catch a show at Arena Players and see the play Radio Golf. I’m happy to have had the opportunity to do both. It was a particular pleasure to see the last play written by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning August Wilson […]

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Review: ‘Ruthless! The Musical’ at Creative Cauldron

Ruthless! The Musical, Creative Cauldron’s season opener, offers a night of supersized camp and comedy. Ruthless! debuted Off-Broadway in 1992 with music by Marvin Laird and book and lyrics by Joel Paley. The show spoofs musicals such as Gypsy and Mame and movies like the Bad Seed as it tells the story of the Denmarks, […]

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Review: ‘Radio Golf’ at Howard University

August Wilson made it his lifelong project to chronicle the African American experience in every decade of the 20th century with his Pittsburgh Cycle. With its production of Radio Golf, Howard University faced the difficult task of putting on the last play of  “theater’s poet of Black America” [From August Wilson, Theater’s Poet of Black America, Is […]

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Meet the Cast and Director of Providence Players’ ‘Amadeus’ Part 3: Julia Buhagiar as Constanze by Chip Gertzog

Amadeus, the late Peter Shaffer’s Tony and Academy award winning masterpiece opens next week, September 30, 2016, at the James Lee Community Center Theater and kicks off the Providence Players 2016-2017 season. In Part 3 of interviews with the cast and Director of Amadeus, meet Julia Buhagiar who plays Constanze Weber. Chip: Please tell our readers where […]

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In the Moment: A Look at Jack Viertel’s “The Secret Life of the American Musical: How Broadway Shows Are Built”

Revealing the concealed underpinnings and durable structures of American musicals is no easy undertaking. Let alone covering and analyzing the past seven decades of musical theater history. But, Broadway veteran Jack Viertel provides an invaluable, breezy, quite personal accounting of Broadway’s Golden Age up to the current mega-hit Hamilton. It all appears in his new book, […]

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‘Mamed and on the Mend’-Sandy Bainum Takes a Fall, Has Surgery, and is Back as Mame at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts

From Sandy Bainum: “It’s Today” is my first song, as Mame Dennis, in the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts (formerly known of the Riverside Dinner Theater) terrific production of Mame. It’s a song about living every moment to the fullest – and I could not agree with that philosophy more. With that in mind, […]

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‘Mame’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Mame, the musical sensation based on the novel by Patrick Dennis and the play Auntie Mame, by Lawrence and Lee. With the book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, Dann Dunn directs and choreographs this classic Broadway musical. Riverside Center’s status continues […]

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‘Mame’ with Sandy Bainum, Sally Struthers, and Kathy Halenda Opens on Sunday, November 15th at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

The Riverside Center Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, VA announces the opening of the Broadway classic Mame starring Sandy Bainum and featuring Sally Struthers, at the Riverside Center for the Performing Arts- 95 Riverside Parkway, on November 15th. The show plays through January 17, 2016. With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Jerome […]

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Saving Mr. (And Mrs.) Banks…Meet the Stars of SSMT’s Mary Poppins: Part Three: Jack Rowles and Tara Michelle Gesling

Last week, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opened the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins to thunderous standing ovations. Mary Poppins continues its run through Sunday, August 3, 2014. In the final installment of a three part interview series, we meet two of the stars of Mary Poppins: Jack Rowles (George Banks) and […]

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Saving Mr. (And Mrs.) Banks…Meet the Stars of SSMT’s Mary Poppins: Part Three: Jack Rowles and Tara Michelle Gesling

Last week, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre opened the regional premiere of the practically perfect musical Mary Poppins to thunderous standing ovations. Mary Poppins continues its run through Sunday, August 3, 2014. In the final installment of a three part interview series, we meet two of the stars of Mary Poppins: Jack Rowles (George Banks) and […]

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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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‘Holiday Follies’ at Signature Theatre by Derek Mong

Who needs the star atop the Christmas tree when you can have three stars center-stage? (Company), Austin Colby (Crossing and Spin) and Maria Egler (Crossing) commanded the stage at the ARK at the Signature Theatre on Tuesday night, delivering a cabaret-style holiday performance that—true to its name—decked the halls and ‘fa la la la-ed’ into our […]

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‘Mame’ at Bucks County Playhouse by Eric Denver

You “Open a New Window” at the beautiful and newly renovated historical landmark – Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) in New Hope, PA., and look what happens- a fabulous production of Jerry Herman’s Mame. After reviewing other shows in the Philadelphia Theater community, and to share the successful efforts undertaken by its new Producing Director, Jeff Bernstein, this is […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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