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Pictured: Kate Rockwell (playing Karen Smith), Taylor Louderman (playing Regina George), Ashley Park (playing Gretchen Wieners)

Review: ‘Mean Girls’ at the August Wilson Theatre

If you’ve ever witnessed (or worse yet, experienced, encouraged, or participated in) the “girl-on-girl crime” of high-school cliques, malicious gossip, fierce competitiveness, and vicious backstabbing, and can still see the humor in it (or at least in the most egregious perpetrators getting their comeuppance!), then Mean Girls – the new musical comedy by Tina Fey […]

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Interview: ‘Mean Girls’ Star Kyle Selig Discusses Playing Aaron Samuels in the Broadway-Bound National Theatre Premiere

Broadway veteran Kyle Selig is no stranger to the role of teen heartthrob. “I was Prom King in high school,” he sheepishly admits, “but it is very important to us in Mean Girls that my character be more than just a two-dimensional pretty boy.” “My high school was all backwards because it was a performing […]

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Father, Son, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame: Interviews with Producer/Director Harry Dietzler and Director Jeff Dietzler of Upper Darby Summer Stage

Harry Dietzler, the executive and artistic director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, one of America’s oldest and most successful theater programs for young adults, founded the Summer Stage in 1976 as a 20-year-old drama teacher. The program has trained dozens of locally and nationally known performers, including such luminaries as Tina Fey. Dietzler won the […]

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Review: ‘A Conversation with Alec Baldwin’ at Smithsonian Associates

A sold out crowd Wednesday night enthusiastically enjoyed the Emmy, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning actor, writer, producer, comedian, and political activist Alec Baldwin’s interview. Arena Stage’s Artistic Director Molly Smith engaged him at the George Washington University’s (GWU) Lisner Auditorium. Baldwin has a new memoir out entitled Nevertheless. During the talk, he […]

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2016 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Yes, And’

‘Yes, And’ explores the history of improv Yes, And… directed by Jeff Quintana and expertly written and acted by Playwright Zack Myers is a quirky bit of work that questions the nature of improv comedy legends and how such legends came to be. As part of this year’s Capital Fringe Festival, Yes, And…, is a […]

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The Women’s Voices Theater Festival: ‘No Spring Chicken’ at NextStop Theatre Company

NextStop Theatre Company’s contribution to the Women’s Voices Theater Festival is the extraordinary No Spring Chicken, written and performed by Ginna Hoben and directed by Sullivan Canaday White. This one-woman show follows the spunky, type A protagonist on her journey to motherhood. Deftly navigating unhelpful insurance agents, doubting doctors, tongue-twisting medical terms, and even Mother Nature herself, […]

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‘Let Them Eat Chaos’ at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company

Remember that now-classic line from Jerry Maguire? “You had me from hello!” That’s how the audience felt about one minute into The Second City’s new production Let Them East Chaos, onstage at the hip, industrial Woolly Mammoth Theater Company in downtown D.C. The fast-moving, side-splitting show, directed by Billy Bungeroth, doesn’t have a plotline, per […]

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‘The Revolutionists’ at The Catholic University Department of Drama (Review)

The Revolutionists, an ambitious and promising new play by Lauren Gunderson, is getting a spiffy first full production courtesy of The Catholic University Department of Drama prior to its professional debut in February 2016 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The fact that this well-resourced university theater has proffered such quality talent to showcase such […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review ‘What Would Tina and Amy Do?’

Wouldn’t it be great if we could all have some stellar, successful person be our own personal mentor? That’s what Annie (Catie Carlton) and Tinley (Larissa Kruesi, also one of the two playwrights) find in comics Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Annie and Tinley are two young, stuck-in-a-rut twenty somethings trying to find love and […]

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‘Girls Night: The Musical!’ An Interview With Producer and Performer Sonya Carter by Jordan Wright

Sisterhood is alive and well and coming to the Carlyle Club in Alexandria.  For two nights only the city’s most sophisticated nightclub will be taken by storm by five rip-roaring tell-it-like-it-is women in Girls Night: The Musical!  The production, written by British playwright, author, and television producer Louise Roche, has toured throughout Britain and the U.S. to rave reviews, with Applause […]

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