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WAPAVA Presents Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2008 Production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ on Monday, 4/4@7:30 pm at The Clarice

WAPAVA Presents: Excerpts from Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2008 Production of Romeo & Juliet Public Viewing of Archived Production & Discussion The Washington Area Performing Arts Video Archive (WAPAVA) hosts a viewing of one of its archived productions from the James J. Taylor Collection, and discussion with Shakespeare scholar Dr. Franklin Hildy. WAPAVA will show excerpts of a […]

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Review: ‘The 33rd Annual Choreographers’ Showcase’ at The Clarice

The 33rd Annual Choreographers’ Showcase presented by The Clarice and The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) and adjudicated by notable choreographers and teachers Zvi Gotheiner and Leah Cox honored the individuality, risk-taking, and theatricality of seven fabulous choreographers. Woodbind. It Courses (excerpt), choreographed by Sarah Beth Oppenheim and performed by Oppenheim and Kate Folsom, […]

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‘Intimate Apparel’ at the University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies at The Clarice

While cleaning out her grandmother’s house, Lynn Nottage found a sepia passport photograph of her great-grandmother holding her two daughters. Nottage knew her great-grandmother had been a seamstress who married a Barbadian immigrant, but she didn’t know much more. Inspired by her family history, Nottage set out to write Intimate Apparel, a fictionalized story of […]

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DCMTA Scene Stealers-Week Ending 10/12/14

Here are our new DCMetroTheaterArts Scene Stealers. Congrats to all our honorees. ______ The Cast of University of Maryland’s The Me Nobody Knows ‘Singing “Numbers,” “Take Hold the Crutch,” and “If I Had a Million Dollars” at The Clarice. “There are some twenty tunes in The Me Nobody Knows to showcase the talent of this wonderful cast…The entire […]

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Pointless Theatre Premieres 2 Puppet Spectacles Tomorrow at 7 PM Through Residency with The Clarice and Joe’s Movement Emporium by Emily Schweich

One might think that puppets are just for kids. Not so. Pointless Theatre Company, a D.C. company founded by UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) alumni, blends puppetry, theatre, dance, live music and visual art to create unique onstage spectacles for adult audiences. From October 9th to October 13th, Pointless Theatre is in residence […]

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Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s ‘The Garden’ at The NextNOW Fest at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, an incubator for arts of all kinds on the University of Maryland campus, is bustling with the NextNOW Fest, running through this Sunday, September 14, 2014. A tremendous highlight in the festival is Nichole Canuso Dance Company’s The Garden. The premise: four audience members at a time enter a […]

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Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center’s ‘NextNOW Fest’ is Tomorrow Through Sunday by Emily Schweich

Given the inherent separation between performer and audience, it’s easy for the performing arts to become a passive experience. Not anymore. The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (The Clarice) is embarking on a new initiative to make the arts an interactive experience, starting with the NextNOW Fest. a four-day arts festival to kick off the 2014-2015 season. […]

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THE BEST OF 2013: ‘Favorite Children’s, High School, and University Productions and Performances of 2013′ by The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts

Here are the choices of The Staff of DCMetroTheaterArts for our Favorite productions and performances in Children’s Theatre and High School and University productions that we saw in 2013. Congrats to all the honorees and to everyone who performed on our local stages in 2013. Please leave your list of your favorites you would like […]

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Derek Tatum on Playing Don Kerr in Olney Theatre Center’s ‘A Chorus Line’ by Eric Denver and Joel Markowitz

The very talented Derek Tatum is a member of ‘the line’ in Olney Theatre Center’s production of the Tony Award-winning A Chorus Line. Derek takes us behind-the-scenes of his audition, rehearsals, and his career. Eric and Joel: Who do you play in A Chorus Line and how do you relate to your character? Why did you want to play […]

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Andrew Pardini (Marcello), Michael Dane (Colline), Lauren-Rose King (Musetta), and Matt Moeller (Schaunard). Photo by C. Stanley Photography.

‘La bohème’ at University of Maryland School of Music’s Opera Studio by Jessica Vaughan

Before there was RENT, there was Puccini’s La bohème, perhaps the most popular and certainly one of the most frequently performed operas in history. The University of Maryland School of Music’s Opera Studio mounts a charming and touching production to showcase their MM second-year students. These performers may still be in training, but there voices are already stunning. Giacomo Puccini […]

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‘Christmas Gift!’ at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Audrey Thornton

  A Celebration of African American Holiday Traditions Through Music and Spoken Word The premiere was, as they say, “all that.” Before an appreciative fully engaged audience Director and artistic creator Nolan Williams, Jr. of the concert production Christmas Gift! lavished spiritual gifts in song and spoken word to celebrate, inspire, and remind us of the […]

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‘In the Red and Brown Water’ at University of Maryland by Jessica Vaughan

In the Red and Brown Water is a stunning piece of theater by the School of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland at the state of the art Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Directors Scott Reese and Alvin Mayes (who also choreographed) have created a moving, heartbreaking yet deeply funny production of this unique play. […]

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‘Everything in the Garden’ at University of Maryland School of Theatre Dance Performance Studies by Tiffany Draut

Today all anyone ever seems to be talking about is the economy — money problems. It fills the newspapers and the speeches of the political candidates. Yet one of most effective commentaries I’ve seen recently about the prominence of money in our lives was at the University of Maryland’s performance of Edward Albee’s Everything in […]

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