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Howard County Community Dance Festival Tomorrow and Sunday Events

Dance Pros Will Chase Away the Winter Blahs For local aficionados who cherish those rare professional dance appearances in Columbia, note two unique concerts this weekend. Misako Ballet Company celebrates its 10th anniversary in a multi-facet retrospective program featuring guest artists from Japan this Sunday afternoon at the Jim Rouse Theater Sunday. Another local highlight will […]

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Review: ‘Parade’ at Drama Learning Center

Parade is a musical with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Alfred Uhry. Although the original Broadway production had a short-lived run. the show is now often remembered as a powerful story of Southern pride and anti-Semitism. This is a challenging show to perform, especially by high schoolers. This production was […]

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Review: ‘Henry IV Parts I & II’ at The Rude Mechanicals

Over 17 years, The Rude Mechanicals, a local theater company specializing in classic works, has made its way through nearly all of Shakespeare’s enduring canon. After the current production of Henry IV, Parts I & II, they will have only four left to conquer, including, just by chance, both Henry V and Richard II. At […]

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Inside the Numbers: Behind the Scenes Of Bethesda Little Theatre’s ‘Broadway Bios’ Part 1: Rehearsing “But Mr. Adams”

The Bethesda Little Theatre Presents: Broadway Bios, an Original Musical Revue! Celebrating its 36th year, the Bethesda Little Theatre will perform the original musical revue, Broadway Bios at The Writer’s Center, just two blocks from the Bethesda Metro, on April 1, 2, 3 and 8,9,10.  Through song and dance, the cast of 19 will give audiences […]

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Review: ‘An Evening with Jim Lehrer’ at The Writer’s Center

The Writer’s Center in Bethesda is celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, and what better way could there be to mark the occasion than a program with the premier journalist, author, and television news anchor Jim Lehrer?  Very few journalists have his reputation for honesty, clarity, and in-depth analysis, and last evening Lehrer proved again how […]

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‘The Music Man’ at 2nd Star Productions

Second Star’s current production of The Music Man takes its audiences back a full century to the (fictional) town of River City, Iowa in 1912. This classic tale of a con-artist who wins over skeptical townspeople and finds love along the way will enchant you and get your toes tapping. This version of the musical, with […]

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‘Masquerade’ Returns for One-Night-Only on Wed 9/9 at 8 PM at Joe’s Movement Emporium

Together, we can help save a life! September is Suicide Prevention Month and Community Crisis Services and PFLAG Metro DC are teaming up for the powerful DCMetroTheaterArts ‘Best of 2014’ Multiple Honoree MASQUERADE Back to the stage for One Night Only!! Wednesday, September 9th at 8 PM at Joe’s Movement Emporium  3309 Bunker Hill Road, in Mount […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of ‘All My Sons’ at Peace Mountain Theatre Company: Part 1: Director Laurie T. Freed

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the Director and cast of Peace Mountain Theatre Company‘s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, meet Director Laurie T. Freed. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell readers where they may have seen shows you directed on local stages. Laurie: Hello! My name is Laurie T. Freed. I am the […]

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‘Other Desert Cities’ at The Highwood Theatre

“Relationships are hard-earned things” in The Highwood Theatre’s production of Other Desert Cities. Jon Robin Baitz’s beautiful play is a taut family drama involving a clan split by generations, values and their connection to the past. Parents Polly and Lyman Wyeth are cool, conservative, former Hollywood players. Polly’s sister Silda is staying in their guest […]

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Magic Time! Look Who ♥s ‘The Vagina Monologues’

Each year at Valentine’s Day time, thousands of college and community groups around the world present staged readings and productions of The Vagina Monologues, by Tony Award–winning playwright Eve Ensler, to raise awareness of sexual violence and benefit local charities. Ensler’s episodic play, which she based on interviews with more than 200 women, has become […]

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‘Twelfth Night’ at Lumina Studio Theatre

All the world’s a stage, and much of life’s a circus. Shakespeare may not have said the second part, but his whirlwind, identity-switching, gender-bending, who’s-on-first 1602 comedy Twelfth Night, exuberantly staged by Lumina Studio Theatre at The Black Box Theatre in Silver Spring, MD suggests it as surely as As You Like It’s Jacques does […]

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Montgomery Playhouse and Arts on the Green Present ‘Sherlock Holmes And the Snow Goose’ Opening Tonight thru 12/21/14 by Bruce Hirsch

Montgomery Playhouse in Partnership with Arts on the Green Presents Sherlock Holmes and the Christmas Goose by Duke Ernsberger and Virginia Cole Based on The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle by Arthur Conan Doyle Directed by David Dossey The world-famous sleuth Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Doctor Watson are at it again in a holiday caper mystery […]

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Kim Coles at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club

It is not easy to make a successful come back in the entertainment business, but comedian-actress Kim Coles demonstrates that she has accomplished that feat in the Bethesda premiere of her heartfelt and hilarious one-woman show: Oh, But Wait…There’s More! last Thursday night at Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club.    Truly a renaissance woman, and a […]

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Young Artists of America Presents ‘The Secret Garden’ in Concert Sunday at 4 PM

Young Artists of America Presents ‘The Secret Garden’ in Concert Sunday at 4 PM. One performance only! This enchanting classic of children’s literature is reimagined in lush, contemporary musical style by Composer Lucy Simon and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Marsha Norman. This Sunday,November 16, 2014 at 4:00 pm Cultural Arts Center at Silver Spring 7995 Georgia […]

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Laurel Mill Playhouse: A Theatre with a Sense of Community Brings ‘Love Letters’ for One Performance This Sunday at 2 PM

The Laurel Mill Playhouse has been more than just a community theatre. It has become a theatre of the community. The Playhouse is the home to Teen Shakespeare, Young Adult One Act Festival and the Children’s Summer Musical. This Sunday it will be the stage for members of the Laurel/Beltsville Senior Activity Center theater class. The […]

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