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Lizzi Albert and Sue Struve on Appearing in ‘Collected Stories’ at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions

Lizzi Albert and Sue Struve takes us on their journey of preparing for their roles and appearing in Collected Stories at Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions. Joel: Please introduce yourselves and tell our readers where they may have seen you perform on local stages. Lizzi: For the last several years I’ve worked mainly with Chesapeake Shakespeare Company […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘Holiday Memories’ Part 3: Christopher Henley

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of WSC Avant Bard’s production of Holiday Memories—a stage adaptation of two classic short stories by Truman Capote, “A Christmas Memory” and “The Thanksgiving Visitor—meet Christopher Henley. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Christopher: At The American Century Theater […]

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ at The American Century Theater

In this famous, thrilling court-room drama, 12 jurors deliberate over the fate of an alleged murderer. The case seems clear-cut. They open the play with a vote, to see where everybody stands and the result is 11-1 in favor of a guilty verdict. One man, known only as Juror 8, must convince the rest to […]

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The American Century Theater Ends Its 20th and Final Season With the Play That Started it All: ‘Twelve Angry Men’ July 17-August 8, 2015 by Emily Morrison

The American Century Theater ends its twentieth and final season with the first play it produced in Arlington, VA:Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Men, directed by TACT Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Jack Marshall. Now recognized as the iconic jury drama, Twelve Angry Men originated as a live teleplay in 1954, and was made into an Oscar-nominated […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Ensembles in DC Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Ensemble honors go to: A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions Amadeus at CENTERSTAGE Annie at Port Tobacco Players Bat Boy: The Musical at The Colonial Players Bat Boy: The Musical at 1st Stage Beauty and the Beast at […]

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‘Crime and Punishment in America’ at The American Century Theater

Billed as Crime and Punishment in America at The American Century Theater, this pairing of one-act plays (Cops and Hello Out There) are must-sees for several reasons. First, they are well-written, gritty crime dramas that are well directed and well-acted. Second, the subject matter is extremely topical with the events of Ferguson, Missouri, and other controversial police actions […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Design of 2014 in DC Metro Area Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is pleased to honor the following designers for their work in 2014: CHOREOGRAPHY Michael J. Bobbitt for Carrie the Musical at The Studio Theatre Debbie Clark, Nancy Newell, and Anna Bartels-Newton for Hairspray at Thomas S. Wootton High School  Philip Lee Clark for Little Shop of Horrors at West Potomac High School Ben Cunis for Inherit […]

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Final 2 Performances Today at 2:30 & 8 PM for ‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

You have two more chances today at 2:30 PM and 8 PM to see the critically acclaimed An Evening with Danny Kaye starring Helen Hayes Award winner Brian Childers. David Friscic, in his review for DCMetroTheaterArts said: “Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The […]

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The American Century Theater’s Jack Marshall On Closing TACT and His Favorite Productions

When The American Century Theater announced that next season was going to be their last, I knew I had to ask Artistic Director Jack Marshall about his favorite productions and memories. Joel: Why is The American Century Theater closing after next year’s 20th Anniversary season?  Jack: We set out to demonstrate that there were wonderful American shows […]

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‘An Evening with Danny Kaye’ at The American Century Theater

Brian Childers IS the exact personification of Danny Kaye in the wonderfully amusing and slightly manic current production at The American Century Theater (TACT), An Evening with Danny Kaye. Childers bounded onto the beautifully-rendered concert style setting (a hallmark of TACT is above-par superior, authentic period detail and scenic design) and emanated the many and […]

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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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‘Judgment at Nuremberg’ at The American Century Theater

The American Century Theater (TACT) has offered the DC Metro theatergoer a chance to see a classic rarely produced play, Abby Mann’s Judgment at Nuremberg, and they have succeeded in presenting a transformative experience to savor. TACT has produced vintage, classic fare for quite some time and under the Artistic Direction of Jack Marshall, they […]

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‘An Evening With Danny Kaye’ With Brian Childers Returns to The American Century Theater July 16-August 18th

The American Century Theater (TACT) wishes to announce a change in its scheduled production lineup for July/August 2014. In place of The American Century Songbook, TACT is thrilled to welcome Helen Hayes Award-winner Brian Childers back to its stages for An Evening with Danny Kaye. This production, to be performed as part of the Robert […]

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‘The Cradle Will Rock’ at The George Washington University

“The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre entrance temporarily closed for emergency work until Monday, March 31.” For anyone familiar with the legendary lockout that threatened to strand several hundred eager ticket holders on the mid-June, 1937 opening night of composer Mark Blitzstein’s controversial musical, this was either life imitating life (or art), art imitating art (or […]

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