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‘Take A Bow’ Part 3: The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Favorite Spring/Summer 2016 Performances

Here’s Part 3 of the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ favorite Spring/Summer 2016 performances. To our honorees: TAKE A BOW! _____ Christopher Broughton, DeMoya Watson Brown, DeWitt Fleming, Jr., V. Savoy McIlwain, Olivia Russell, Joseph Monroe Webb, and Stephen Scott Wormley: Ensemble and Dancers in Jelly’s Last Jam at Signature Theatre. The ensemble and incredible dancers rocked the house […]

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Review: ‘Jumanji’ at Adventure Theatre MTC

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) finishes out its 2015-2016 Season with their fourth world premiere production, Jumanji. The adaptation was co-written by Sandra Eskin and ATMTC’s Artistic Director, Michael J. Bobbitt, and was based on Chris Van Allsburg’s book of the same name, which won the Caldecott Medal-a prize that goes to the artist of the […]

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‘Pushing the Envelope to Attract Contemporary Audiences: Goldoni at the Hedgerow Theatre: Part 2 of An Interview with Director Aaron Cromie

Here is the second of two interviews with Aaron Cromie, one of Philadelphia’s most beloved directors, mask makers, writers, and interdisciplinary theater artists. Henrik: Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) went beyond “the comedy of masks and the comedy of intrigue” by focusing on actual life and behaviors of his contemporaries in ways that had not been seen […]

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‘Miss Electricity’ at NextStop Theatre Company

There were some very happy young theatregoers and their parents at NextStop Theatre Company when I attended the very fun and electrifying production of Kathryn Walat’s Miss Electricity, directed with much love by Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann. From the moment they stepped on the stage, introduced themselves, and welcomed the young attendees and their parents, the […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Olney Theatre Center

It sucks to be you! Or at least it will suck to be you if you miss out on seeing Olney Theatre Center’s incredible production of Avenue Q! This Tony Award-winning, envelope-pushing, puppet-sex-having, uproarious feel-good-about-feeling-bad musical romp will brighten everyone’s day but only if you drive out there and see it! Directed by Artistic Director […]

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Finding Their Purpose: Meet the Cast of Olney Theatre Center’s ‘Avenue Q’: Part 1: Rachel Zampelli

This is the first part of a series of interviews with the cast of Olney Theatre Center’s Avenue Q. In Part 1: Meet Rachel Zampelli. Joel: Rachel, where have local theatregoers seen you perform this year?  Rachel: Most recently I was at Ford’s Theatre playing Rona Lisa Perretti in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee! Have […]

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‘Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles’ at Toby’s ‘Shrek’: Part 2: Ashley Johnson (The Dragon)

She’s gonna love you forever! A big mean, fire-breathing machine! Part Two of the Story of My Life: The Freak Flag Chronicles interview series takes flight with cast member Ashley Johnson, providing the voice of The Dragon in Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia’s production of Shrek The Musical. We’re dishing out all the secrets about […]

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‘Pinocchio’ at The Puppet Co.

The Puppet Co. presents Pinocchio, the classic story of a wooden puppet’s adventurous quest to become a real, live boy! Directed by Allan Stevens, this production is adapted from Carlo Collodi’s Book by Vera C. Hughes, and is recommended to be enjoyed by children ages five and up. The action takes place in front of […]

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‘Faith Healer’ at Quotidian Theatre Company

Quotidian Theatre Company’s production of Brian Friel’s play Faith Healer is a superlative exploration of the theme of the fallibility of memory versus reality. This intimate play consisting of three characters is a Rashomon-like study of three characters who all have successive, lengthy monologues about similar circumstances but they all differ markedly in the re-telling. Irish […]

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ at The Puppet Co. by Julia L. Exline

The Puppet Co. Playhouse presents the iconic classic Sleeping Beauty, directed by Allan Stevens and adapted for puppets by Duane T. Bowers. Nestled in the family-friendly Glen Echo Park, The Puppet Co. are masters when it comes to children’s entertainment. The Playhouse is set up to be as welcoming as possible for families; with the […]

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‘War Horse’ at Hippodrome Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Pure awestruck inspiration is often hard to come by these days upon the stage, but a radiant beam of stunning and imaginative heart is blasting its way onto the stages of Baltimore as Broadway Across America— CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series presents the Tony Award winning Best Play, War Horse. A remarkable piece of theatrical genius […]

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‘Peter and the Wolf’ at The Puppet Co. by Julia L. Exline

The Puppet Company Playhouse presents Sergei Prokofiev’s musical adventure, Peter and the Wolf, a classic Russian composition. This story has been told many different ways throughout the years, with every medium having one binding factor – music. Looking for this answer, performer and puppeteer Christopher Piper asked the young audience, “If you’re going to tell […]

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‘Argonne’ at Baltimore Annex Theater by Amanda Gunther

Concluding the season with a newly created work, Baltimore Annex Theater presents Argonne, a production written and directed by Kaitlin Murphy and Evan Moritz. Set in an undisclosed futuristic society where there hasn’t been rain in over a decade, the struggles of a family come to light in parallel to that of various wildlife species. The […]

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