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Review: ‘The Way We Were’ at The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

Yesterday, I was privileged to see the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s extremely intimate, engaging and musically creative concert of songs entitled The Way We Were. This stimulating and captivating concert showcased the acclaimed Potomac Fever acapella group as well as the popular and larger Rock Creek Singers group. Having heard these two fine groups […]

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Jackie Evancho: ‘Awakening’ at Strathmore

As Jackie Evancho walked onstage on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Music Center at Strathmore to perform her “Awakening” concert, the excitement among the packed crowd was palpable, and only increased as Evancho opened her mouth and let loose that astonishingly rich, pure voice. Evancho burst onto the national stage in 2010 when she […]

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‘Born This Way’ at The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC

Like a torrential, cleansing rain washing away intolerance and hate, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington (GMCW) immersed the audience in flowing torrents of song in their current production Born This Way. A vast array of song stylings were showcased with the superior musical excellence we have come to expect from this wonderful group. Under […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending March 31, 2015 Part 2

Here is Part 2 of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Scene Stealers ending March 31, 2015. Congrats to our honorees! ______ Charles Edwards as Charles in a Ghostly Encounter he National Theatre “Not even Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati could eclipse the comical predicament in which character Charles Condomine found himself in Blithe Spirit. British actor Charles Edwards refused […]

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‘Man of La Mancha’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

“Too much sanity is madness!” This counterintuitive declaration is made by Don Quixote, the iconic lead character in the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s current production of Man of La Mancha. Portrayed by the ultra-talented Australian actor Anthony Warlow, Quixote is the alter-ego and imaginative creation of 17th century author Miguel de Cervantes. With music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by […]

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‘Man of La Mancha’ at Castaways Repertory Theatre by Terry Byrne

Back in the day when musical theater spawned chart-toppers, “The Impossible Dream” became an anthem not only for every hopeless romantic, but also for never-say-die American dreamers. The mettle test, then, for Castaways Repertory Theatre is whether it can sell that song, dripping with optimism, nearly a half-century later to audiences who may identify more […]

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