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In the Moment: ‘A Little Night Music’ at Signature Theatre

Opening in 1973, A Little Night Music was part of the muscular turbulence of those well-remembered primal days of rage. Rage that bred inhaled cynicism like a needed eye-opening drug into the arts for many of us. Even the more refined, Mahler-loving denizens of Broadway were no stranger to the acerbity. Only a Nixon-loving fool back […]

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Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ at Signature Theatre

If you are eager to get away from the turbulent news cycle, August humidity, annoying traffic, a mostly undone to-do list, disorder in your immediate circle, or fractures at a global or microscopic level, take a trip to Signature Theatre and put your worries on hold. A Little Night Music, with music and lyrics by […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances and Ensembles in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA

Here is the staff of DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #7: Best Performances in Musicals in Professional Theaters in DC/MD/VA: Scean Aaron as Riff Raff in The Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre. Scott Ward Abernethy as Doctor Madden in Next to Normal at The Keegan Theatre. Nicklas Aliff as Caldwell B. Cladwell in Urinetown at Constellation Theatre Company. […]

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“Summer Hummer V: Champions” Takes Off Tonight at Signature Theatre at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM to Benefit “Taking Care of Our Own”

Signature Theatre and theatreWashington present this year’s Summer Hummer to benefit Taking Care of Our Own  TONIGHT, AUGUST 22ND at 7:30 and 9:30 pm. AT SIGNATURE THEATRE-4200 Campbell Ave. IN Arlington, Virginia 22206 From Signature Theatre: The Summer Hummer has become the Washington area’s hottest, sweatiest, most provocative summer tradition. This racy benefit for theatreWashington’s Taking […]

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Review: ‘Make ’em Laugh’ at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre finishes out their 2015-2016 cabaret series with the uproarious and uplifting Make ‘em Laugh Cabaret, featuring Happy McPartlin and Tracy Lynn Olivera.  The duo brings new meaning to the term “showstopper” with their powerful voices and perfectly timed comical banter.  With pianist and Music Director (and sometime back-up vocal) Marc Bryan Lilley, the ladies […]

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Review #2: ‘110 in the Shade’ at Ford’s Theatre

As the opening song exclaims, “Gonna Be Another Hot Day”- and like a refreshing breeze, the lilting lyrics and melodious music of the prolific theatre songwriting team of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt (The Fantasticks, I Do! I Do!) surges over the Ford’s Theatre’s current robust production of 110 in the Shade. The entire production […]

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Review: ‘110 in the Shade’ at Ford’s Theatre

Glorious vocals and a strong cast heat up Ford’s Theatre with the musical gem 110 in the Shade. With music and lyrics by The Fantasticks creators Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones, this rollicking musical, based on The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, has more than enough heat to satisfy. Directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom […]

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‘A Year with Frog and Toad’ at Imagination Stage

Arnold Lobel’s lovable characters from his classic children’s books, Frog and Toad, come to life at Imagination Stage in a Tony Award-nominated musical, A Year with Frog and Toad, with books and lyrics by Willie Reale and music by Robert Reale. Two vastly different friends awaken from their hibernation and together they experience the seasons […]

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Tracy Lynn Olivera’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre

As Halloween approaches, ghosts and monsters and witches seem to be everywhere. But by far the most entertaining witch of all was Tracy Lynn Olivera, presenting her Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret at Signature Theatre tonight in Shirlington. Olivera, with her strong, versatile voice, combined with her howling wit and style, cast a spell over the audience and […]

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‘The Fix’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

“Public office is a minefield” so you better just “Grit your teeth, sell the lies” though “maybe I’m just too blunt to survive” are lyrics that provide some of the central posits in The Fix now running at Signature Theatre.  And, nope, while these read like ripped-from-headlines quotes from recent front pages of the Post […]

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‘The Fix’ at Signature Theatre by Katie Bogdan

“If I can’t be the wife of the president, you bet your ass I’ll be the mother.” These words, sung by Violet Chandler (Christine Sherrill), set the roller coaster of a ride that is The Fix in motion. After the death of her husband Reed (Bobby Smith) while in bed with his mistress, Violet decides that […]

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A Report on ‘Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois’ at Signature Theatre

Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre Benefits theatreWashington’s Taking Care of Our Own   Summer Hummer: Ménage à Trois at Signature Theatre on Monday evening made Cabaret and Chicago look as G-rated as Sesame Street. Billed as “The Bawdy Burlesque to Benefit Taking Care of Our Own,” the third-annual Summer Hummer featured many of Washington’s […]

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‘Songs For A New World’ at Young Artists of America With Jason Robert Brown

Fifty-two instrumentalists (prepared and rehearsed by Musical Director Kristofer Sanz, and joined by professional guest mentors) and thirty-five vocalists (prepared and rehearsed by Vocal Director Maureen Codelka and Artistic Director Rolando Sanz) from thirty-five different high schools from the DC Metro area filled Winston Churchill High School’s Bish Auditorium with a glorious performance of Jason Robert […]

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TONIGHT @7:30 PM & TOMORROW at 3 PM: Jason Robert Brown Conducts & Performs ‘Songs for a New World’ With Young Artists of America, Nova Y. Payton, Tracy Lynn Olivera, Michael J. Mainwaring, Rachelle Fleming, & Adam Michael Kaufman

TOMORROW – SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH AT 7:30 PM AND SUNDAY, MARCH 16TH AT 3:00 PM JASON ROBERT BROWN’S  SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Featuring the Young Artists of America Youth Orchestra and Vocal Ensemble and Guest Conductor and Pianist JASON ROBERT BROWN in person with Guest Artists: Tracy Lynn Olivera, Nova Y. Payton (Signature Theatre), […]

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