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Maryland Opera Studio to Premiere University of MD’s Opera Composition Contest Winner ‘The Young King’ on Friday, 2/10@7:30 PM at The Clarice

The first-year members of the Maryland Opera Studio present a semi-staged New Work Reading every year, but this year’s reading is unique. On February 10, the Maryland Opera Studio premieres the winning composition of the inaugural University of Maryland (UMD) Opera Composition Contest: Martin Hennessy and librettist Tom Rowan’s adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s short story The Young […]

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Manifesting Premieres Works by Mauceri, Graf, and Reid at NextNOW Festival at The Clarice

On Saturday, September 9, 2016, at the University of Maryland’s NextNow Festival, three playwrights premiered first drafts of new commissioned works. The plays were commissioned by the University of Maryland as part of the Festival. Shirt Too Big, or Do You Like It?, by Sam Mauceri, explores the complex, fraught territory of sexuality and gender […]

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WAPAVA Presents Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2008 Production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Monday, 4/4@7:30 pm at The Clarice

WAPAVA Presents: Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2008 Production of Romeo & Juliet Public Viewing of Archived Production & Discussion The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) hosts a viewing of one of its archived productions from the James J. Taylor Collection, and discussion with Shakespeare scholar Dr. Franklin Hildy. WAPAVA will show excerpts of a […]

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Review: Filter Theatre’s ‘Twelfth Night’ at The Clarice

Everything about Filter Theatre’s Twelfth Night, playing at University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, is unconventional. It’s part-musical, part-performance art, part-audience participation, and the set is not really a set. Stage right sits a keyboard on a table, stage left are drums, in the middle sits the Stage Manager, Christie DuBois, and sitting center stage […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 2: Meg Nemeth and Mike Culhane

In Part 2 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Meg Nemeth and Mike Culhane. Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Meg: I’ve performed at Prince George’s Little Theater, Greenbelt Arts Center, Goddard’s Music and Drama, Laurel Mills […]

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‘Crime and Punishment’ at Maryland Opera Studio at The Clarice

The many faces of “Crime and Punishment”at Maryland Opera Studio  Part of the beauty of performing opera is having the opportunity to make a role one’s own. To make sure the nine second-year students each had that opportunity, the Maryland Opera Studio performed a triple bill this spring. Rooted in classical comedy, Surrealism and American Realism, […]

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‘Juiced’ at The Clarice

Tia Nina’s Juiced rocked the Dance Theatre at The Clarice for a solid hour on Saturday, February 7, 2015. This trio of fearless performers, Leah Curran Moon as J Van Stone, Ilana Silverstein as Sammy Rain, and Lisi Stoessel as Sticks, delivered another inventive, dance-theatre interpretation of a rock concert experience, this time utilizing a […]

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The 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase at The Clarice

The 32nd Annual Choreographer’s Showcase at The Clarice offered up an evening of dance ranging from the outwardly exuberant, to the internally nuanced, and emotions in between. The evening’s choreographers were articulate, both in their messages through movement and their abilities to speak about the works the audience witnessed. The first work on the program, Exuberant […]

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Pointless Theatre Premieres 2 Puppet Spectacles Tomorrow at 7 PM Through Residency with The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium by Emily Schweich

One might think that puppets are just for kids. Not so. Pointless Theatre Company, a D.C. company founded by UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) alumni, blends puppetry, theatre, dance, live music and visual art to create unique onstage spectacles for adult audiences. From October 9th to October 13th, Pointless Theatre is in residence […]

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Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s ‘The Garden’ at The NextNOW Fest at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, an incubator for arts of all kinds on the University of Maryland campus, is bustling with the NextNOW Fest, running through this Sunday, September 14, 2014. A tremendous highlight in the festival is Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s The Garden. The premise: four audience members at a time enter a […]

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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s ‘NextNOW Fest’ is Tomorrow Through Sunday by Emily Schweich

Given the inherent separation between performer and audience, it’s easy for the performing arts to become a passive experience. Not anymore. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The Clarice) is embarking on a new initiative to make the arts an interactive experience, starting with the NextNOW Fest. a four-day arts festival to kick off the 2014-2015 season. […]

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