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Left to Right: Paul Reisman and Toby Mulford. Photo by Second Glance Photography.

‘A Commedia Christmas Carol’ by Jessica Vaughan

Faction of Fools Theatre Company combines Charles Dickens and Commedia Dell’Arte this Christmas for an inspired production of A Commedia Christmas Carol. The larger than life fable with its comi-tragic story and over-the-top ghosts is the perfect story for a group of ancient clowns with their masks and stylized body comedy. Faction of Fools is […]

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David Bosley-Reynolds as Ebenezer Scrooge. Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

‘A Christmas Carol’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia by Amanda Gunther

Bah! Humbug! The classic Christmas line echoed through the years by the notorious and original Grinch of Christmas; the timeless tale of Ebenezer Scrooge brought brilliantly to life with music, wonder and amazement and particularly fantastical special effects all coming to you this holiday season at Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia with their production of […]

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Colter Adams and Mary Myers. Photo by Margie Jervis.

‘Oliver Twist’ at Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace by Julia L. Exline

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents Oliver Twist, their own unique stage adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel, not to be confused with Lionel Bart’s widely known musical, Oliver! An installment of Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theater Workshop, young student actors are paired with professionals, with a cast ranging from ages 6 to 55 in this particular […]

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The cast of 'The Solar System.' Photo courtesy of Pointless Theatre.

‘The Solar System’ at Pointless Theatre by Grace Kim

Pointless Theatre’s production of The Solar System Show is charming, witty and fun!  What is there not to love about a puppet show, especially when it’s a puppet show performed by professional theatre actors using their talents to educate our children. Over the course of thirty minutes, privy audiences learn about our solar system and some […]

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Chaz Pando (Darnell), DeJeannette Horne (Cedric), and Lolita-Marie (Clare). Photo by  Michael DeBlois.

‘The Soul Collector’ at Port City Playhouse by Joel Markowitz

I am a big fan of playwright and actor David Emerson Toney and actress extraordinaire and director Deidra Starnes – and I was thrilled when I heard that David’s play The Soul Collector would have its Community Theatre World Premiere at Port City Playhouse, with Deidra at the helm. And what a great team they make! The Soul Collector, set […]

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‘Assassins’ at The Center Stage at Catholic University by David Friscic

The Center Stage production of Stephen Sondheim’s dark and subversive musical Assassins, now playing at Catholic University, is a valiant attempt but just misses the mark. A Sondheim work is often challenging to produce with even the most professional equity theatre troupes and Assassins is one of the most challenging shows in Sondheim’s canon. A show such as […]

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 Happenstance Theatre's Ensemble of' 3rd Annual Cabaret Macabre.' Photo by Leslie McConnaughey.

‘Cabaret Macabre’ at Happenstance Theatre by Amanda Gunther

For a gory delight that perfectly befits the autumnal season you should let your aesthetic palette sample Happenstance Theatre’s 3rd Annual Cabaret Macabre. For September is the month of dying and October is the death, November must surely be one long funeral procession of the great seasons; the fact that this deliciously dark and devious […]

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Midori and       . Photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center.

‘Fortas Chamber Music Concert: Midori in Recital: 30th Anniversary Concert’ at The Kennedy Center by Francine Schwartz

Violinist Midori celebrated thirty years in music at The Kennedy Center by performing Beethoven Sonatas and works by Webern and Crumb. She was expertly accompanied by pianist Özgür Aydin. The duo are regular collaborators and played with formidable technique and interpretive style. Midori in particular appeared almost possessed, with a wide range of facial expressions and mimetic […]

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The Kennedy Center at night.

The Kennedy’s Center’s Renovated ‘Theater Lab’ to Reopen on November 12th by John Dow

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts will officially open its renovated Theater Lab on November 12, 2012 at 6 p.m. with a performance of music and poetry. The evening will feature Grammy®-nominated jazz vocalist Gregory Porter in a performance curated by award-winning actress, director, playwright, and Artistic Director of the DC Hip-Hop Theatre […]

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