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Review: ‘Enchanted April’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

Are you ready to ditch this cold, rainy weather we’ve had and enjoy an Enchanted April? Vicariously escape to Italy to appreciate wisteria and sunshine in the Greenbelt Art Center’s charming rendition of this play by Mathew Barber. Aptly directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell and produced by Malca Giblin, Enchanted April explores how transformative a month […]

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Review: ‘The Flick’ at Signature Theatre

Like the seismic shift in the theatrical terrain that I experienced when I saw the Steppenwolf Theater’s production of Lanford Wilson’s Balm in Gilead off-Broadway, or the excitement I felt when I saw Steppenwolf’s galvanizing production of Tracy Letts’ August: Osage County with the original cast on Broadway, the Signature Theater’s production of Annie Baker’s […]

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‘Snow White and the Family Dwarf’ at Providence Players of Fairfax

Heartwarming, hilarious, and fun, reminiscent in tone to It’s a Wonderful Life, and similar in its moral purpose, Snow White and the Family Dwarf makes an uplifting holiday entertainment. It’s a sweet retelling of the classic fairytale, one in which the original horrors have been replaced by puppy-dog tails and spiced with everything nice – […]

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Now Playing: Providence Players Opens a Family Friendly Comic Twist on A Classic Tale: ‘Snow White and the Family Dwarf’ To Benefit The Young Hearts Foundation

Providence Players opens a Family Friendly Comic Twist on A Classic Tale: Snow White and the Family Dwarf This weekend through the 20th of December, the Providence Players will be presenting a cheeky twist on the classic fairytale Snow White. It has been said no amount of movie magic can replicate the experience of watching the classic […]

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‘ReWrapped’ at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

The annual Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC (GMCW) holiday concert entitled ReWrapped was a lively holiday treat that combined cutting-edge musical arrangements with a light, breezy, and jazz-flavored flair. This progressive, talented, and musically innovative organization is a jewel in the crown of the Washington, DC metro area‘s arts scene. Though there are still some fun […]

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‘God’s Favorite’ at The Thurmont Thespians

The best aspect of great community theater is you never know where you’ll find it. It could be an elaborate setting in an old movie house. It could be in a modern black box in the local community center, or possibly a small stage in a church social hall. Walking into the wood paneled and […]

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‘Dogfight’ at Red Branch Theatre Company

Dogfight is a drama that deals almost entirely with surfaces — surface beauty, surface values, surface concerns and surface victories. Taken on that level, the fine new mounting of the musical by the Red Branch Theatre Company is another amazing gift to playgoers from this most searching and socially engaged of small stage companies. Based […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review ‘BrouHaHa’

What would you do at the end of the world? Happenstance Theatre’s newest show BrouHaHa answers this and more, as six clowns journey towards the apocalypse. What this means exactly and when it will happen are not clear, but that’s not really the point. Punctuated by nonsensical statements and questions like, “This is the place” […]

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‘The Little Prince’ at Creative Cauldron

Creative Cauldron at ArtSpace presents The Little Prince, based on the book by Antione de Saint Exupery, with music by Rick Cummins and book and lyrics by John Scoullar. Directors Denise Perrino and Matt Conner (who also choreographed the production) lead a group of young actors in this poetic adaptation of a classic French story. […]

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‘Choking Out the Kudzu’ at The Greenbelt Arts Center

In the program notes for Choking Out the Kudzu: The Musical, Director Billie Colombaro says that this show began its journey into being back in 1992. Interestingly, this was just one year after the hit movie Fried Green Tomatoes was a big hit on movie screens all over the country. Similarly, the new musical, currently on […]

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‘God’s Favorite’ at Montgomery Playhouse by Joel Markowitz

Neil Simon wrote God’s Favorite as a way of reacting and dealing with his wife’s untimely death from cancer, so he turned to The Book of Job as inspiration. God’s Favorite opened on Broadway in December 1974 and had a short run of 119 performance. I didn’t know about it until Montgomery Playhouse’s Bruce Hirsch contacted me about advertising […]

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‘Gypsy’ at Cockpit in Court by Amanda Gunther

Hold onto your hats and hallelujah! Momma’s gonna show it to you because everything is coming up Roses this summer season as Cockpit in Court presents Gypsy, with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. A sensational Broadway classic, Directed by John Desmone, with Musical Direction by Sally Tar, this no holds bar […]

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‘Music In The Movies II’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre’s Cabaret series continues with the spectacular Music In The Movies II. There’s only a few days left to enjoy a really, really, good evening listening to your favorite movie songs.  And I  think you’ll kick yourself if you miss this chance to hear the singing team of Carolyn Cole, Kellee Knighten Hough, and […]

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