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Spine: ‘Raw’ and Revolution at Venus Theatre and Women’s Voices Theater Festival

Revolution is in the air. As Arab Spring lies bloodied beneath military dictatorships in Egypt and religious extremists in Libya and the same ol’ same ol’ dictatorship in Syria (plus Islamic State, plus those four or five brave democratic, US trained Syrians who soon disappeared beneath waves of barrel bombs and executions)…. Bernie Sanders chants […]

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‘Bloody Poetry’ at Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop

William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Coleridge, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and John Keats–the English Romantic Poets, believers in love, nature, passion, instinct, revolution, and glory. Turns out they are not nearly as romantic as their poetry professes. Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life! The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, […]

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Interview with H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program’s Bill Podolski on ‘Les Miserables’ by Eric Denver

I was so impressed by the quality of H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program‘s production of Les Misérables School Edition that I asked  Director/Producer/Musical Director Bill Podolski to take us behind-the-scenes of putting this mammoth production together. Eric: How much rehearsal time did you have before the show closed on January 31st? Bill: We held auditions for the show the first week of […]

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Be a Les Mis Valentine! Celebrate A Heart Full of Love At Reston Community Players’ ‘Les Misérables’ by Diane Schnoor

There is one week left to catch a performance of the Reston Players’ critically acclaimed Les Misérables, and members of the cast and crew are hoping regional audiences will join them for some Valentine’s weekend surprises. “We have been playing to full houses, and audiences have been on their feet before the finale ended at […]

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‘Les Misérables School Edition’ at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program by Eric Denver

 Les Misérables School Edition played at H-B Woodlawn Secondary Program in Arlington, VA on January 30, 2014 to a sold-out four-performance run. Under the capable and expert leadership of Producer, Director, and Musical Director Bill Podolski, this all-student extravaganza evolved over a four-month rehearsal process. Les Misérables is the world’s longest running musical, performed in over 42 countries in […]

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‘Les Misérables’ at Reston Community Players by Beverly Fleisher

Reston Community Players’ production of Les Misérables is la plupart magnifique! From the moment the curtain rose on a group of prisoners, including Jean Valjean, toiling in misery to “Look Down,” to the reunion of Fantine and Jean Valjean at the end of life, the production was mesmerizing. Reston Community Players’ exquisite and brilliant production of the […]

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Meet the Children in Reston Players’ Upcoming ‘Les Misérables’ by Diane Schnoor

This fall, many talented children from the Washington, D.C. area auditioned for the three children’s roles in Les Miserables. Meet Ella Schnoor, Ethan Van Slyke, and Maggie Slivka, who play Little Cosette, Gavroche, and Young Eponine in the Reston Players’ production opening this Friday night, January 17th. According to Director Andrew JM Regiec, “These talented […]

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Meet the Lovers of Reston Community Players’ ‘Les Misérables’ by Diane Schnoor

When Reston Community Players opens its stirring production of the Tony Award-winning musical Les Misérables on January 17th, three incredibly talented young actors will anchor its heart-wrenching love triangle. Meet Emma Lord, Sean Bartnick, and Cara Bachman, who play Eponine, Marius, and Cosette. Emma Lord, a recent graduate of the University of Virginia and an aspiring singer/songwriter, […]

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Reflections on Signature in the Schools’ ‘Revolution’ by Eric Denver

Back in November 2012, “about 250 student/Signature meetings ago,” playwright Joe Calarco and director and Signature Theatre’s Education Department Director Dave Zobell began their yearly collaboration for Signature in the Schools’  Revolution, which would premiere in February 2013. Five of the shows are performed just for an audience of Washington, DC metro area schools and two shows […]

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