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Review: ‘Floyd Collins’ at 1st Stage

“No more plowing a hard-scrabble field, I just know it’s my lucky day!” Evan Casey’s voice rings through the 1st Stage Theater as he navigates the narrow confines of a deep underground cave. His character, Floyd Collins, is searching for a way out of the hard-scrabble Kentucky “cave country” life of the 1920s, a life […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #3: Best Musicals in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Musicals at Community Theatres honorees are: Altar Boyz at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Avenue Q at Other Voices Theatre. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas at Rockville Musical Theatre. Bring It On at Drama Learning Center. Bye Bye Birdie at Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre. […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 5: Erin Paluchowski and John Culhane

In Part 5 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Erin Paluchowski and John Culhane.  Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Erin: I appeared in Annapolis Summer Garden Theater’s production of 42nd Street, and with the Annapolis Chorale. John: […]

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‘Once Upon a Mattress’ at Prince George’s Little Theatre

Prince George’s Little Theatre’s production of Once Upon a Mattress is a playful, musical comedy for all generations. With music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, PGLT’s show is directed by Frank Pasqualino and produced by Jenna Jones Paradis. The premise is simple, the King […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 4: Ken Kemp

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Ken Kemp. Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Most recently, I was seen at Silver Spring Stage, playing Hupfer the Tailor and Bodelheimer the Randy Coachman in Tom […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 1: Director Frank Pasqualino

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Director Frank Pasqualino. Please tell our readers about yourself and about other shows on local stage you have directed in the past year? The last show I directed was The Game’s Afoot at The Little Theatre […]

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‘Les Misérables’ at The Glyndon Area Players

Few musicals are as universally loved as Les Misérables. With epic music, tragic characters, and a unique theatrical magnificence, it’s no surprise that Les Mis has been successfully produced on a global scale. The Glyndon Area Players attempt to take on this gargantuan piece of theater caught some of that magic which makes this show so great, […]

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Glyndon Area Players’ ‘Les Misérables’: An Interview with Dawn O’Croinin (Fantine), Tom Zepp (Jean Valjean), and Cameron Casey (Javert)

Glyndon Area Players prides itself providing its community with the gift of high-quality musicals while on a community theater budget, and utilizing a cast of volunteers from the surrounding neighborhoods. Parents, students, retirees, and professionals in a variety of fields come together from June to August for Saturday set building, late night rehearsals, and a […]

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Meet The Director and Cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘Les Misérables’: Part 8: Camryn Shegogue (Eponine)

In Part 8 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Les Misérables, meet Camryn Shegogue. Joel: Please introduce yourself, tell us who you play, and where local theatregoers may have seen you perform. Camryn: My name is Camryn Shegogue, and I am so thrilled to be playing the role of […]

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Meet The Director and Cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘Les Misérables’: Part 7: Cole Edelstein (Gavroche) and Shira Minsk (Young Cosette)

In Part 7 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Les Misérables, meet Cole Edelstein and Shira Minsk. Cole: Hey! I’m Cole Edelstein. I’m 11 and in 5th grade at Chevy Chase Elementary, and I’m excited to be be Gavroche in this show. You may have seen me […]

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Meet The Director and Cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘Les Misérables’: Part 6: Gabriel Potter and Malinda Markland

In Part 6 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Les Misérables, meet Gabriel Potter and Malinda Markland. Introduce yourself and tell us who you play and where local theatregoers may have seen you perform. Gabriel: My name is Gabriel Potter and I’m playing the “Master of the House” innkeeper known […]

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Meet The Director and Cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s ‘Les Misérables’ Part 4: Harrison Smith (Marius)

In Part 4 of our series of interviews with the director and cast of Kensington Arts Theatre’s Les Misérables, meet Harrison Smith. Joel: Please introduce yourself and tell us who you play and where local theatregoers may have seen you perform. Harrison: Hi! I’m Harrison Smith and I play Marius in Les Misérables at Kensington Arts Theatre. Recently, […]

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‘Les Misérables’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

I dreamed a dream in time gone by that one of Broadway’s most moving stories came to the Kensington Arts Theatre. Life has made the dream I dreamed a reality as Les Misérables opens the end of the season on the stage at the Kensington Town Hall. Directed by Darnell Morris with Musical Direction by Stuart […]

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‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at First Act at Act Two@Levine by Eric Denver

In the small intimate confines of the blackbox theater within the Strathmore complex, Saturday afternoon was a spectacular day for Chapter 39 of Genesis. First Act, a new program of Act Two @ Levine, presented a production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring DC Metro area elementary and middle school students. The theater was […]

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‘Speech & Debate’ at Montgomery College’s Communication and Performing Arts Department by Leslie Weisman

Montgomery College Communications and Performing Arts Department’s production of Stephen Karam’s Speech & Debate, which closed on Sunday is whip-smart, sophisticated, and incisive. First, there’s Chris Campanella’s highly imaginative and illustrative lighting design, David Crandall’s creative and skillful employment of projections and sound, and Sean Urbantke’s evocative set design. Then, there’s the Equity-level acting chops exhibited […]

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