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Review: ‘La Périchole’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company

The Victorian Lyric Opera Company’s (VLOC) staging of the operetta La Périchole was a testament to the idea that opera can be a light affair. Composed by 19th Century, Paris-based composer Jacques Offenbach, with a libretto by Henri Meilhac and Ludovic Halévy, VLOC’s production is musically directed by Joseph Sorge, and directed by Madeleine Smith. La Périchole is the […]

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Review: ‘Robin Hood’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company

Rob from the rich, give to the poor ̶  a theme with universal and enduring appeal, at least among 99% of us. The centuries-old legend of benevolent British outlaw Robin Hood has pranced across diverse art forms from traveling minstrel show to video games. But there’s more to it than wealth transfer and ambition. Only in […]

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‘The Gypsy Baron’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company

One might not be surprised to hear Johann Strauss Jr’s The Gypsy Baron described as delightful and charming, as that is what a late 19th century Viennese operetta aspires to be, but fresh and contemporary might not be the first words that come to mind. The new production playing this weekend at Rockville’s F. Scott Fitzgerald […]

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John Philip Sousa’s ‘The Charlatan’ Comes to Victorian Lyric Opera Company at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre From September 5th-7th

TOE-TAPPING SOUSA MARCHES AND ENTERTAINING ANTICS IN VLOC’s THE CHARLATAN A rarely-heard gem of American operetta, John Philip Sousa’s The Charlatan, will be presented in a semi-staged concert production with live orchestra by The Victorian Lyric Opera Company at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre – located at 630 Edmonston Drive, in Rockville, MD. This show […]

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Top Scene Stealers of the Week-The Week Ending June 21, 2014

Here are our Top Scene Stealers for the week ending June 21, 2014. Congrats to all our honorees!  ______ (1) Aurora Beckett, as Jojo, singing “It’s Possible” in Seussical at Montgomery Playhouse Summer Dinner Theatre.  “As Jojo’s parents try to cope with his vivid imagination, Beckett sings “It’s Possible.” The entire scene is beautifully staged. Beckett sits in a […]

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‘The Yeomen of the Guard, or the Merryman and His Maid’ at Victorian Lyric Opera Company by Joel Markowitz

So far this year, the most fun that I have had in the theatre was yesterday at Victorian Lyric Opera’s (VLOC) sensationally entertaining production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s 1888 Yeomen of the Guard, or, the Merryman and His Maid, directed with overflowing frivolity by Catherine Huntress-Reeve. Two hours and forty-five minutes had never sped by so fast for […]

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Victorian Lyric Opera’s Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Yeomen of the Guard’ Opens on Thursday, February 20th by Ed Vilade and Courtney Kalbacker

Love Blooms in Elizabethan England The Tower of London is the setting for one of Gilbert & Sullivan’s most successful operettas, The Yeomen of the Guard, which the Victorian Lyric Opera Company will perform beginning February 29th at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre, in Rockville, MD Thursday, February 20th will be a special $12 Preview Performance. This, […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘Cradle and All’ by Peter Filichia

Here is a new article from Peter Filichia’s column on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday.’ It’s an honor to bring Peter’s column every week to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This week: Cradle and All 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 […]

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‘Red Herring’ at Silver Spring Stage by Jessica Vaughan

Silver Spring Stage puts on a 1950’s screwball comedy murder mystery, espionage, romance – about communists and a whole lot of fish in Red Herring to close out their 2013 season. It’s a sweet and funny production celebrating all that was fun…and slightly insane…about the 50s. Playwright Michael Hollinger wrote this script in 2000, so the style […]

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‘Peter Pan and Wendy’ at Imagination Stage by Julia L. Exline

Imagination Stage presents Peter Pan and Wendy, a musical adaptation of a longtime family favorite by Alyn Cardarelli and Steve Goers. Kathryn Chase Bryer directs this hilarious and enthralling production, with musical direction by George Fulginiti-Shakar. Scenic and Projection Designer Klyph Stanford does a fine job joining two different settings on one stage. A child’s […]

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Filichia on Friday: ‘June’s Leftovers and July’s Brainteaser’ by Peter Filichia

Here is a new article from Peter Filichia’s column on Kritzerland called ‘Filichia on Friday.’ It’s an honor to bring Peter’s column every week to our readers on DCMetroTheaterArts. This week: June’s Leftovers and July’s Brainteaser 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 […]

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Victorian Lyric Opera Company Revives Victor Herbert’s ‘The Red Mill’ 6/6-16 by Felicity Ann Brown

The show that made theatrical history in 1906 with Broadway’s first moving electrified sign is now bringing its cheery flair to Rockville, MD for the first time. The Red Mill bridges the gap between The Victorian Lyric Opera Company’s usual Gilbert and Sullivan fare and the modern American musical. This rarely performed, vaudeville-inspired show will […]

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