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Call for Proposals for the 2017-2018 Theater Season at the Arts Barn

Arts on the Green, the City of Gaithersburg’s home for the performing and visual arts which includes the Kentland’s Mansion and Arts Barn, is now soliciting production proposals for the theater season beginning July 2017 through June 2018. Located in the Kentland’s, the Arts Barn (theatre venue) is housed in a Victorian-era renovated stable with […]

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In the Moment: An Interview With Rick Davis on ‘Arts By George!’ on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at George Mason University’s Center for The Arts

These are times of increasing emphasis on STEM as the seemingly set future direction for American students; when there is serious discussion that college bound students and their parents be presented with a ROI (Return on Investment) given the major student debt many incur. With that perspective in mind, I enjoy my regular conversations with […]

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Audience Member David S. Kessler Awarded DCTheatreScene’s 2015 Gary Lee Maker Audience Award

David S. Kessler was awarded this year’s Gary Lee Maker Audience Award by DCTheatreScene, before a performance of textsandbeheadings/Elizabeth R, at Folger Theatre on Friday night October 2nd. According to Editor and Publisher Lorraine Treanor in her announcement today: “A recently retired zookeeper, whose love of animals and passion for theater merged Wombat Drool, his well-received Capital Fringe […]

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Amy Austin to Lead theatreWashington

theatreWashington is pleased to announce Amy Austin, the long-time Publisher of the Washington City Paper, a local news and online destination, has accepted the position as President and CEO of theatreWashington. Austin remarked, “It’s exciting to be given this incredible opportunity to lead an organization that can catalyze success for one of Washington’s most powerful arts communities. We can lift the presence of the theatre […]

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‘Filichia on Friday’: ‘If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion …’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week:  If You Insist on Hearing My Opinion …  ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles March 27, 2015: March’s Leftovers and April’s Brainteaser March 20, 2015: One of the Best Musicals to Lose Best Musical March 13, […]

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Peter Filichia’s ‘Filichia on Friday’: Love is the Answer (Or is It?)

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: Love is the Answer (Or is It?) ______ Recent ‘Filichia on Friday’ Articles March 6, 2015: Art Imitates Life February 27, 2015: February’s Leftovers and March’s Brainteaser February 20, 2015: A Month Without Broadway February 13, […]

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Yvonne French To Report From U.S. Institute of Theater Technology’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo

Stay tuned next Wednesday, March 18, 2015, as DCMetroTheaterArts technology reporter Yvonne French travels to Cincinnati to cover the U.S. Institute of Theater Technology’s 55th Annual Conference & Stage Expo. “Most audiences at a performance don’t stop to consider everything it takes to get to that point. The performance is just the tip of the entertainment iceberg. […]

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‘Antigone’, ‘Matilda’, ‘Kinky Boots’, ‘A Gentleman’s Guide To Love and Murder’,”Beautiful’, ‘The Bridges of Madison County’, and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Highlight The Kennedy Center’s 2015-2016 Theatre Season

The Kennedy Center Announced its 2015-2016 Theatre Season: ______ Antigone Starring Juliette Binoche, Directed by Ivo van Hove Three World Premiere Plays as part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival Lost in the Stars by Washington National Opera National Tours of: Matilda the Musical A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Kinky Boots The Bridges […]

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The Playwright’s Playground: Playwright Lisa D’Amour Discusses Process, Transformation, and Her Long Journey with ‘Cherokee’

In this edition of The Playwright’s Playground, I interview playwright Lisa D’Amour, a Pulitzer Prize finalist and interdisciplinary artist who comes from a long line of female storytellers. On stage at Woolly Mammoth until March 8, 2014 is her play Cherokee – D’Amour’s examination of what it means to lead an authentic life. The heartfelt […]

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‘Filichia on Friday’: Catching Up: ‘The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam’;’Right for the Stage’;’Will “LADY” Be Good at Encores!?’; and ‘January’s Leftovers and February’s Brainteaser’ by Peter Filichia

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. Time to catch up: January 16, 2015: The 2015 Broadway University Mid-Term Exam. January 23, 2015: Right for the Stage. January 30, 2015: Will “LADY” Be Good at Encores!? February 6, 2015: January’s Leftovers and February’s Brainteaser. […]

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Judyisms: ‘You Must Keep Your Dream in Your Focus’

I’ve all but stopped reviewing the facts of my childhood and spend my time enjoying my NOW, since NOW is all we really have anyway. The only thing I will maintain is that when I was six I made a very deliberate statement to myself that when I grow up I will absolutely without exception be an actweth (no […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Ten Thousand, Ten Thousand and One, Ten Thousand and Two …’ (And a Look at ‘Little Dancer’)

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. And Mazel Tov to Peter on seeing his 10,000th show…and counting! This Week: Ten Thousand, Ten Thousand and One, Ten Thousand and Two … And since Little Dancer ends its run today at The Kennedy Center, it was reassuring […]

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‘Little Dancer’ at The Kennedy Center

Little Dancer Offers a Glorious, Unique Addition to the World of Musical Theater Little Dancer is sheer perfection for ballet and musical theater fans alike – enchanting dancing, a glorious score, and a haunting, and memorable original book. That rarity in these days of Hollywood spinoffs – an original musical – The Kennedy Center’s mesmerizing […]

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‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – A New Musical’ at American University

Talent on the Verge American University’s Department of Performing Arts is currently presenting the Washington DC premier of the Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Although this new musical had a relatively short life on Broadway with a star-studded cast (including Patti LuPone and Brian Stokes Mitchell) to boot, it offers […]

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Meet the Director and Cast of American University’s ‘Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown’: Meet Director Carl Menninger

In our series of interviews with the director and cast of American University’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown meet Director Carl Menninger. Joel: Carl, tell us about your position and your responsibilities at American University. Introduce yourself and describe your position and your responsibilities? Carl: I am an Assistant Professor of Theatre and […]

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Filichia on Friday: A ‘Cabaret’ That Would Make Hal and Sam Blush

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This Week: A CABARET That Would Make Hal and Sam Blush. Peter Filichia is the New York-based theater critic emeritus for The Newark (N.J.) Star Ledger newspaper and News 12 television station. He is also the author of Let’s Put on […]

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Catching up With ‘Filichia on Friday’: ‘Broadway University Entrance Exam Answers, ‘September’s Leftovers and October’s Brainteaser,’ and ‘Let’s Hear It for the Rainbow Tour’

It’s an honor to bring Peter Filichia’s column every week on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday’ to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. September 19, 2014 The 2014 Broadway University Entrance Exam Answers September 26, 2014 September’s Leftovers and October’s Brainteaser October 3, 2014 Let’s Hear It for the Rainbow Tour Peter Filichia is the New York-based theater critic emeritus […]

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‘Miss Electricity’ at NextStop Theatre Company

There were some very happy young theatregoers and their parents at NextStop Theatre Company when I attended the very fun and electrifying production of Kathryn Walat’s Miss Electricity, directed with much love by Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann. From the moment they stepped on the stage, introduced themselves, and welcomed the young attendees and their parents, the […]

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