Tag Archives | Star Johnson


Magic Time! OpenStage New Works Showcase

The theater term “packed house” took on all new meaning for me the night I caught this month’s OpenStage New Works Showcase. Not only was there no empty folding chair; the show went on stage in what was literally a private home. To be exact, it was the exposed-brick-walled living room of Kris Swanson and […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘How to Quit Your Day Job’

Memo to Star Johnson, mastermind of OpenStage’s How to Quit Your Day Job: Quit your day job. It’ll be OK. Johnson’s merry musical comedy — staged bohemian-style in the Eastern Market home of sculptor Kris Swanson and husband Roy Mustelier (Corner Store Arts, seating capacity: 60) – underscores the vital role of the modern-day artist […]

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The 15th Annual 2014 WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced

THE WATCH AWARDS Nominations Announced January 18, 2015 – 7:30 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Sunday, March 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm at The Birchmere, Alexandria, VA Award Ceremony Tickets $17.50 at the Birchmere Box Office or through Ticketmaster (plus service charge) 111 productions (34 musicals, 77 plays) were adjudicated in 2014. Thirty-one community […]

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‘Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge’ at Silver Spring Stage

Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge is an alternative to the usual uplifting Christmas stories playing during the holiday season, and Silver Spring Stage has staged an outrageous production. Christopher Durang takes the focus off the moral education of Scrooge and instead posits the question, “What if Dickens’ Mrs. Cratchit wasn’t so goody-goody, but instead was […]

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Meet ‘DC Women’s Theatre Group’ by Serina Freeman.

For those that have immersed themselves into the DC theater scene, it doesn’t take long to notice that this city has its own unique voice. Of course we have classic renditions of well-known productions, but there is also an influence from new organizations that are performing original works. DC Women’s Theatre Group (DCWTG) is one […]

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