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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...

2016 Capital Fringe Preview #43: ‘Do Not Disturb’ by Carla Rountree

What happens when you combine opera with an episode of Frasier? You get a comedy of operatic proportions.  You get Do Not Disturb, which will...

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...

‘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...

Meet the Cast of Victorian Lyric Opera Company’s ‘Ruddigore’: Part 3:...

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of Victorian Lyric Opera’s Ruddigore, meet Amanda Jones. Please introduce yourself and tell our readers where...

Sullivan Operetta ‘Haddon Hall’ Works Without Gilbert by Ed Vilade

Sullivan without Gilbert? Is that possible? It's not only possible, as the operetta Haddon Hall shows, it's musically and theatrically entertaining. The Victorian Lyric...

‘The Charlatan’ Semi-Staged Concert at The Victorian Lyric Opera Company

John Philip Sousa, one of America’s greatest composers, was primarily known for his famous marches. Over the course of his career, however, he also...

John Philip Sousa’s ‘The Charlatan’ Comes to Victorian Lyric Opera Company...

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...

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...

‘The Yeomen of the Guard, or the Merryman and His Maid’...

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...

Victorian Lyric Opera’s Production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘The Yeomen of...

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,...

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...

2013 Capital Fringe Show Preview: ‘Our Boys’ by Victorian Lyric Opera...

Fathers, Sons, and a Side of Bacon. Our Boys was first performed in London at the Vaudeville Theatre on January 16, 1875. It went on...

‘Taming of the Shrew’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Amanda Gunther

Be prepared to wrangle up a tempest in the form of a lady, that is, as Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents the second half of...

‘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...

‘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...

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...

‘The Red Mill’ at The Victorian Lyric Opera Company by Nicole...

Lots of catchy numbers, great singing, some punny laughs, and a quick trip to Holland are only a few of the pleasures you will...

‘The Real Thing’ at The Studio Theatre by Sydney-Chanele Dawkins

Does art influence life? Or, is life imitating the art? What is love and at it what cost? What is right? What is real? It’s all a...

Victorian Lyric Opera Company Revives Victor Herbert’s ‘The Red Mill’ 6/6-16...

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...

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