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Review: ‘Assassins’ at NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop opened their production of Assassins over the weekend and (all the cheesy pun intended) absolutely killed it. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman, the musical takes place in a carnival setting, where the men and women in America’s history who have attempted (and some succeeded) to assassinate the President […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre. Scott Ward Abernethy as Doctor Madden in Next to Normal at The Keegan Theatre. Nicklas Aliff as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Constellation Theatre Company. […]

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Review: ‘The Who’s Tommy’ by Open Circle Theatre

After a five-year hiatus Open Circle Theatre (OCT) makes a triumphant return with an incredible production of The Who’s Tommy at Silver Spring Black Box Theatre. Written by Pete Townshend and Des McAnuff and based on the The Who’s 1969 rock opera, Tommy, the story of a traumatized and subsequently disabled boy becoming a pinball […]

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Spine: Is ‘Avenue Q’ Just What the Doctor Ordered? Constellation Theatre’s Marvelous Production

Let me be absolutely clear. I loved Constellation Theatre Company’s production of Avenue Q, which opened last night to a packed, laughing audience. Fast paced, precisely choreographed and executed, with deliciously varied voices and personalities, and who doesn’t love the Muppets and Sesame Street: it’s not Bert and Ernie up there, but Bert and Ernie […]

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Magic Time! ‘Avenue Q’ at Constellation Theatre Company

The intriguing tagline for Constellation Theatre Company’s 2015/16 season is “Playtime for Grownups,” which could not have been more appropriate on opening night of its Avenue Q—the wholly humable musical in a humdinger of a production. It’s going to be a huge hit. And it really is adult fun. The famous show with childhood-invoking Sesame Street–style […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Avenue Q is that rarest of Broadway hits that captivates everyone, theatre geek or casual fan, who has blushed at its racy tunes or busted a gut seeing the hilarity firsthand. I am pleased to report that the new production by Constellation Theatre, directed by Allison Arkell Stockman, is as raunchy, touching and all-around entertaining […]

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‘The Secret Garden’ at NextStop Theatre Company

Weary of winter, Washingtonians? NextStop Theatre Company has your antidote. Instead of a resurrection-vague Jesus Christ Superstar timed to Easter, this praiseworthy playhouse subbed in Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon’s lush, soul-searching The Secret Garden, an operatic and dark but uplifting musical of reawakening. Based on an Edwardian-era children’s novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, it follows orphaned Mary who, having escaped […]

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Hit Musical ‘Visible Language’ to Livestream on HowlRound Tomorrow, November 16th at 2 PM

Hit Musical Visible Language to Livestream on HowlRound TOMORROW, NOVEMBER 16, 2014 AT 2 PM WSC Avant Bard and the  Gallaudet University Theatre and Dance Program announce today that their co-production of Visible Language will livestream on the HowlRound TV networkSunday, November 16, 2014. This final performance in the show’s near-soldout run can be viewed live […]

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‘Visble Language’ at WSC Avant Bard

This weekend at Gallaudet’s Eastman Studio Theatre WSC Avant Bard and Gallaudet University Theatre and Dance Program opened their world premiere, historically based musical, Visible Language. Aside from its historically rich text and beautifully complex bi-lingual style of presentation, Visible Language by Mary Resing also moves its audience with an urgent yearning to communicate beyond […]

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Interview with the Cast and Directors of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson’ at The Highwood Theatre by Kevin Kearney

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson is The Highwood’s Theatre‘s first mixed-cast production, featuring professional and student actors. The production will play at the Katzen Arts Center at American University on Saturday, March 8 at 5:00 and 8:00 PM and Sunday, March 9 at 1:00, 4:00, and 7:00 PM. The show is co-directed by Kevin Kearney (the […]

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