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Review: ‘The Canterville Ghost’ at The Montgomery Playhouse

Just as you are taking down your Labor Day bunting and searching for last year’s fall decorations, there arrives a bit of spooky mystery and merriment for the whole family to enjoy. The Montgomery Playhouse eerily presents The Canterville Ghost at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn – which incidentally just celebrated its 15th anniversary. A wonderful […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #17: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Plays in Community Theatres honors go to:  Mark T. Allen for Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Laura Andruski for To Kill a Mockingbird at Rockville Little Theatre. John Dellaporta for Venus in Fur at Silver Spring Stage. Terry Averill […]

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‘Once Upon a Mattress’ at Prince George’s Little Theatre

Prince George’s Little Theatre’s production of Once Upon a Mattress is a playful, musical comedy for all generations. With music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, and book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller, and Marshall Barer, PGLT’s show is directed by Frank Pasqualino and produced by Jenna Jones Paradis. The premise is simple, the King […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s ‘Once Upon a Mattress’: Part 4: Ken Kemp

In Part 4 of a series of interviews with the director and cast of Prince George’s Little Theatre’s Once Upon a Mattress, meet Ken Kemp. Joel: Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Most recently, I was seen at Silver Spring Stage, playing Hupfer the Tailor and Bodelheimer the Randy Coachman in Tom […]

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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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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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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Directors of a Play in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Directors in a Play in Community Theatres go to: Adam R. Adkins for God of Carnage at Silver Spring Stage Howard Berkowitz for Art at The Vagabond Players John Coscia for Of Mice and Men at Providence Players of Fairfax Amanda Coffin for The Tempest at Aldersgate Church Community […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2014: Best Plays in Community Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2014 Best Plays in Community Theatres honors go to: A Few Good Men at The Colonial Players A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Castaways Repertory Theatre A Soldier’s Play at 2nd Star Productions A Streetcar Named Desire at The Little Theatre of Alexandria A Thurber Carnival at Vienna Theatre […]

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The One-Act Play Festival at The Montgomery Playhouse

The things some theatres come up with to while away the hours of summertime until full seasons begin. The Montgomery Playhouse has come up with a most clever and entertaining format of entertainment in their One Act Play Festival this 2014 summer. Eight shows running on alternating nights in groups of four, there’s a little […]

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Montgomery Playhouse and Silver Spring Stage Win Awards at ESTA’s One Act Festival

The Eastern States Theater Association (ESTA) One Act Festival was held May 2-4, 2014 in Ridley Park, PA. One act plays representing New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland competed for top prizes. The awards that were given today, May 4th, at the Sunday morning awards breakfast. Congratulations to all the winners! Winners from the DC Metro Area  Outstanding Achievement in Acting *Mara […]

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The Best of 2012: Part 9: ‘Solo Performances, Children’s/Young Adult, Directors, Performances & Special Award

 BEST SOLO PERFORMANCES Joe Brack in My Princess Bride at DC Capital Fringe Festival. Alex Brightman in How I Paid for College at The Hub Theatre. Mike Daisey in The Agony and The Ecstasy Of Steve Jobs at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company. Kathryn Kelley in The Belle of Amherst at Bay Theatre Company. Jason Lott in Wonderful Life […]

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My Favorite Quotes From DCMTA’s 5 Star ‘Best Shows’ for December 8-14th

Here’s my favorite quotes from our 5-star reviews of our ‘Best Shows’ for December 8-14th. Here we go! (1) Barbara Cook’s Spotlight: Judy Kuhn at The Kennedy Center. Jennifer Perry: “Likewise, her performance of the encore number, “Someone Else’s Story” (from Andersson/Ulvaeus’ Chess), made it easy to see why the composers wrote the song specifically for her for the […]

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