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Review: ‘Carousel’ at The Media Theatre

Musical Heaven. Is there a better way to describe the production of Carousel at the Media Theatre? It would be hard to find a better-sung production...

New Records: Listening to ‘Groundhog Day’ and ‘Hello, Dolly!’

New Records is our column about recordings of shows and concerts. It’s a companion to the reviews that regularly appear here on DC Metro...

Review: ‘The King and I’ at the Academy of Music

More than sixty years after its debut, The King and I remains one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most popular and enduring musicals. The handsome national...

Review: ‘South Pacific’ at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts

Annapolis Opera’s production of South Pacific was a fun, charming musical. Based on James Michner’s novel Tales of the South Pacific, with music by Richard...

Review: ‘South Pacific’ at Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA

The hunger for optimism is never in short supply these days. Walnut Street Theatre brings life to an American classic in their current production...

Review: ‘Do I Hear a Waltz?’ at Encores! at City Center...

This vintage musical, now over 50 years old, was written by a team of masters of musical theatre. It is the perfect piece with which...

Review: ‘Some Enchanted Evening: The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein and...

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II pioneered a flair that was all their own in the golden age of musical theater. From 1940 to...

Review: ‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ at TheatreMcLean

The rumbling of drums, the chiming of bells, and the sweet notes of violins drifting up into the air all create an enchanting tune...

Meet the Cast of The Montgomery Playhouse’s ‘A Grand Night for...

In Part 5 of a series of interviews with the cast of A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse, meet Rachel Weisenthal. Joel: Please introduce...

Review: ‘A Grand Night for Singing’ at Montgomery Playhouse and Arts...

Question: Where can you hear more than 30 wonderful songs from the legendary team of Rodgers and Hammerstein performed by talented local artists? Answer: The...

Meet the Cast of The Montgomery Playhouse’s ‘A Grand Night for...

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the cast of A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse, meet Danny Santiago. Joel: Please introduce...

Meet the Cast of The Montgomery Playhouse’s ‘A Grand Night for...

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the cast of A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse, meet Jennifer Georgia. Joel: Please introduce...

Meet the Cast of The Montgomery Playhouse’s ‘A Grand Night for...

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse, meet Brian Lyons-Burke. Please introduce yourself and...

‘Carousel’ at Live Arts Maryland

The version of Carousel, with Music by Richard Rodgers and Book and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, presented in the recently renovated theater of Maryland Hall for...

‘The Great American Songbook’ by Columbia Pro Cantare at the Jim...

On Saturday May 2, 2015 the Columbia Pro Cantare choral group, lead by Conductor Frances Motyca Dawson, ended their 38th Season with The Great American...

‘Oklahoma!’ at Port Tobacco Players

With brilliant direction by Richard Highby, Port Tobacco Players' Oklahoma! takes place in the year 1905 in a small community of rangers and farmers in...

‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’...

Last season was a dream for us at YAA! We opened the season with a gala performance of SHOW BOAT in Concert at the Bethesda Blues and Jazz...

‘Von Trapped’ at Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington

In the words of Maria, the hills are most definitely alive with the gorgeous sound of the stars of the Gay Men’s Chorus of...

‘Let’s Fall in Love: Ann Hampton Callaway Sings Streisand, Songbook Classics,...

A Valentine’s Day treat was offered to all those who were lucky enough to attend celebrated jazz and cabaret artist Ann Hampton Callaway’s concert...

‘Shall We Schmooze?’ Paolo Montalban on Playing The King in ‘The...

I love Olney Theatre Center’s production of The King and I and I am thrilled to have a royal schmooze with the King . Here is...

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