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Review: ‘Tick, Tick…Boom’ at The Highwood Theatre

Originally a one-man show written in 1990, Tick, Tick…Boom was reconceived after Jonathan Larson’s untimely death by David Auburn and produced off-Broadway in 2001. Rewritten to include three different characters, the autobiographical musical still speaks to the insecurities Larson had as he reached the milestone age of thirty with no fruits to show from his […]

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Review: ‘Wait Until Dark’ at Everyman Theatre

A policeman. A con man. An old friend. A blind woman. A lost doll. A murder. Everyman Theatre (“Everyman”) kicked off its 2016-17 season on Friday with the suspenseful thriller, Wait Until Dark, a play penned by Frederick Knott (of Dial M for Murder fame) and later adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher. The hard work of […]

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‘Technicolor Life’ at Rep Stage

Three generations of women in one contemporary American family prove “ready for their close-up” in Technicolor Life, a world premiere at Rep Stage in Howard County. Don’t make a mistake thinking Technicolor Life will be some sort of Hollywood tell-all. The drama by Jami Brandli takes on divorce, wounded warriors, euthanasia, and the trials of […]

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‘Fortune’s Child’ at Baltimore Theatre Project

For the world premiere of Mark Scharf’s play, Fortune’s Child, the weather outside Baltimore’s Theatre Project was, indeed, “frightful,” yet inside the historic 1887 building, the atmosphere, “delightful,” to quote Sammy Cahn’s “Let It Snow” lyrics. Snuggled in our unobstructed stadium seats – some of us sipping hot toddies – we were warmly greeted by […]

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‘The Campsite Rule’ at Washington Rogues

Over the course of my college years, I have heard countless stories from alumni about their conflicted emotions upon returning to their alma mater. Across the board, I have found that while they are excited to return to the source of so many meaningful memories, they also feel a sense of jealousy towards current students […]

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Meet Cast Members of Prince William Little Theatre’s “The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!)’ Which Opens on July 18th by Melissa Jo-York Tilley

Prince William Little Theatre’s production of The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!) opens on July 18th at the Gregory Family Theater in the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas, VA! Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell wrote the musical that opened off-Broadway in 2003 at the York Theatre and again in 2005 at the Dodger Stages (Now New World Stages). The musical played on […]

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Introducing QuackenSteele Theatre Company, LLC

INTRODUCING QUACKENSTEELE THEATRE COMPANY, LLC  Contemporary. Compelling. Challenging. Those are the three C’s newly formed QUACKENSTEELE THEATRE COMPANY, LLC hopes to thrive by. Founded by Laura Quackenbush and Lou Steele, QTC is the newest, professional theatre company in the MD/DC/NOVA area. Having been immersed in the NYC theatre scene for over a decade QTC Co-Founders wondered […]

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‘Miracle on 34th Street’ by Meredith Wilson at Toby’s The Dinner Theatre of Columbia by Amanda Gunther

The age old question that hangs around the holiday season that has been debated, discussed, commercialized, and caused quite the stir over the years: Is there a Santa Claus? Doubt no more, for Toby’s Dinner Theatre of Columbia has the real thing— the proof’s in the pudding— as they bring Meredith Wilson’s  (The Music Man) musical […]

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‘The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe’ at Encore Stage and Studio By Julia Exline

Encore Stage & Studio presents C.S. Lewis’ famed tale The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, dramatized by Joseph Robinette and directed by Amy Thompson. This allegorical tale of faith and courage  has been delivered over the years through countless mediums, and has been seen through nearly every creative lens. Artistic Director Susan Alison Keady […]

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‘Company’ at Vagabond Players by Amanda Gunther

Bobby. Bobby, baby. Bobby! Hear the phone ring, the door chime, and in comes the sensational Sondheim Tony Award-winning classic Company on stage at the Vagabond Players. Considered to be one of Sondheim’s more complex musicals, this 70’s musical about single life and married friends is a charming and exquisite night out to the theatre […]

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‘The Pitmen Painters’ at 1st Stage by Julia L. Exline

“Why do we assume that the educated and privileged have more to say than anyone else?” 1st Stage presents The Pitmen Painters, a fascinating true story written by famed writer Lee Hall about creativity, politics, and inclusion regarding social classes and the world of fine arts. When a group of working-class miners sign up for […]

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‘Race’ at Theater J by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Race Matters The Crime: Rape. Or is it Race? The Defendant: Charles Strickland is a man who doesn’t comprehend being told “No,” and one who has never had to beg for anything. A wealthy, older white Executive with some notoriety, he is accused of raping an African-American woman in his hotel room. Strickland is ready to […]

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