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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Jared Mezzocchi by Elliot Lanes

Projections designer Jared Mezzocchi’s work can currently be seen at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with their current production Women Laughing Alone with Salad. Previous Woolly Mammo…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:35AM
Sunday, September 20, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Ironbound’ at Round House Theatre by Elliot Lanes

Ironbound by Martyna Majok is Round House Theatre’s entry into the groundbreaking Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. It has everything that a world premiere play needs. It features a well …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 09:52AM
Tuesday, September 15, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Isabelle “Izzy” Smelkinson by Elliot Lanes

If you ask some people what they did on their summer vacation you might get a response like “I went to the beach or to Europe.” In the case of Isabelle “Izzy” Smelkin…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 08:00AM
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Dogfight’ at Keegan Theatre by Elliot Lanes

Hey everyone, time to say goodbye to chili fries and apple pies and Dinah Shore because Keegan Theatre is currently presenting the perfect way to end summer with their latest production. The…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:20PM
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Dan Manning by Elliot Lanes

Dan Manning is currently in rehearsals at Signature Theatre for their upcoming production of The Fix in which he will be portraying the character of Anthony Gliardi. The show begins perfo…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:38PM
Friday, July 31, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at Arena Stage by Elliot Lanes

Three of the most glorious words in the English language for theatre geeks like me happen to be “a new musical.”  Yes, Rodgers and Hammerstein are great but it’s always a pleasure to …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:06PM
Thursday, July 30, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Tina Stafford by Elliot Lanes

Tina Stafford is currently performing the role of the accordion playing Baruška in the national tour of Once. The show continues through August 16th at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenho…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:34PM
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Oliver’ presented by Adventure Theatre-MTC at Round House Theatre by Elliot Lanes

Lionel Bart’s classic musical Oliver started its life in London’s West End in 1960. In 1963 Broadway impresario David Merrick bought the show to the states where it became a megahit. It …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:04PM
Monday, July 27, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Laura Jordan by Elliot Lanes

Laura Jordan is currently making her DC area stage debut in Silence! The Musical at Studio Theatre in the role of Clarice Starling. On Broadway, musical theatre geeks might remember Laura …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 09:58PM
Thursday, July 23, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with William Haroutounian by Elliot Lanes

Those of us that work in the arts know that the search for work is everlasting. For today’s Quick 5 column subject, that is not exactly true because for the past 53 seasons William Ha…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 03:01PM
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Fringe Review: ‘Journey of a Bombshell: The Ina Ray Hutton Story’ at Anacostia Arts Center by Elliot Lanes

Here is a solo show that has already completed its all too brief run at Capital Fringe. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t know about it. In fact, starting July 29th, it will be p…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 03:45PM
Saturday, July 18, 2015

Fringe Review: ‘At Your Service, Mr. President!’ at the Argonaut by Elliot Lanes

If you are looking for some scintillating tales from behind the closed doors of The White House, At Your Service, Mr. President! is not the show for you. If you wish to know about the behin…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:18AM
Friday, July 17, 2015

Fringe Review: ‘Dust to Dust’ by The Class Act Players Theatre Company at Gallaudet University’s Eastman Studio Theatre by Elliot Lanes

New musicals presented in festival settings are generally a bit dicey because there is never enough time to perfect everything you want to perfect. The Class Act Players Theatre Company, whi…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 06:48AM
Thursday, July 16, 2015

News: Meet the Music Department of Arena Stage’s World Premiere Musical ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ by Elliot Lanes

As we all know, it takes a village to create anything in the theatre. Many people work very hard in all of the departments to deliver the finished product you see onstage. This feature will …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 04:07PM
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Fringe Review: ‘Girl Versus Corinth’ at Ward Recital Hall – Catholic University of America by Elliot Lanes

Producing a new musical under the best of circumstances is a daunting task. Producing a new musical in the Capital Fringe festival adds extra pressure because of the limited tech time and lo…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 01:00PM
Monday, July 13, 2015

Fringe Review: ‘I Am the Gentry’ at Hyman M. Perlo Studio at Dance Place by Elliot Lanes

Cara Gabriel’s solo show entitled I Am the Gentry deals with a subject that has been seen onstage before. The topic of neighborhood gentrification has been fodder for a couple of well-know…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:57AM
Saturday, July 11, 2015

Fringe Review: ‘I Feel Funny: True Misadventures in Stand-Up Comedy’ at Tree House Lounge by Elliot Lanes

Comedian Adam Ruben started my Capital Fringe viewing off in a good way with his very entertaining solo show entitled I Feel Funny: True Misadventures in Stand-Up Comedy, which is playing at…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:11AM
Friday, July 10, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Candace Quarrels by Elliot Lanes

For some performers, it takes years to get that first big job. Candace Quarrels did it her first time out and is now touring the country as Nabalungi in The Book of Mormon, which is current…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:16AM
Monday, July 6, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Peter Pan’ at Three Sixty Theatre by Elliot Lanes

When going to see  J M Barrie’s Peter Pan at the Three Sixty Theatre in Tysons Corner you have to consider the following questions. The first one is “Will my kids like it?” and t…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 06:42PM
Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Concert Review: ‘Fantasia with the NSO, Steven Reineke, Conductor’ at Kennedy Center by Elliot Lanes

One of the pleasures of living in DC is being able to hear one of the greatest orchestras in the world pretty much anytime you want. Yes, the National Symphony Orchestra presents a whole sea…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 05:29PM
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Concert Review: ‘Audra McDonald with the NSO, Andy Einhorn, Conductor’ at Wolf Trap by Elliot Lanes

Six time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald came to the Filene Center at Wolf Trap this past Monday and with her strong soprano intact, delivered a superb concert consisting of almost all show…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 02:46PM
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

News: Signature Theatre’s Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer on Why There is Still a Whole Lotta Shakin Goin On with ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ by Elliot Lanes

Wop bop a loo bop, grab your honey and get to Wolf Trap this weekend because, as part of its current national tour, the Tony Award winning musical Million Dollar Quartet is rolling into town…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 02:32PM
Monday, June 22, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Joseph’ at Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster County, PA by Elliot Lanes

Sight and Sound Theatre in Lancaster County, PA has once again brought the Bible to life with another enchanting theatrical experience. This time the production is Joseph and for those who w…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 11:54AM
Saturday, June 20, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Danny Gavigan by Elliot Lanes

Danny Gavigan can currently be seen through this weekend as Rupert in NSFW at Round House Theatre. His previous Round House Theatre credits include How to Write a New Book for the Bible, Ben…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 03:13PM
Friday, June 19, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Andy Einhorn by Elliot Lanes

Andy Einhorn has one of the sweetest gigs in show business. Imagine going to work and getting to accompany and conduct for six-time Tony Award winning performer and theatre goddess Audra McD…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 10:09AM
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Passion’ at Arden Theatre Company in Philadelphia PA by Elliot Lanes

There is a song written by Alan Chapman that’s entitled “Everybody Wants to be Sondheim” and I guess that’s true in many ways. Composers have tried to copy Stephen Sondheim’s uniqu…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 01:03PM
Tuesday, June 16, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Debra Booth by Elliot Lanes

Debra Booth is Director of Design at Studio Theatre. You can see her latest Studio Theatre creation through June 28th with Jumpers for Goalposts. Since 2001 Debra has designed some of Studio…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 03:08PM
Tuesday, June 9, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Patricia Woolsey by Elliot Lanes

Patricia Woolsey is the Artistic Director of ArtStream, which is an all inclusive arts in education organization based out of Silver Spring.  It’s Inclusive Theatre Companies feature …

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 12:09PM
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘NSFW’ at Round House Theatre by Elliot Lanes

Round House Theatre concludes its 2014/15 season tenfold with an American premiere that tackles a topic that I don’t think has been explored onstage before. I am referring to the adult ent…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 05:17PM
Friday, May 29, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Brynn Tucker by Elliot Lanes

Brynn Tucker is currently making her Folger Theatre debut as Ophelia in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. She has performed on many area stages including Ford’s Theatre: Our Town�…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 09:11AM
Wednesday, May 27, 2015

‘A Quick 5′ with Meeya Davis by Elliot Lanes

Meeya Davis is currently making her Arena Stage debut playing the role of Amber in The Blood Quilt . A native of Detroit Michigan, Meeya’s stage credits include Twelfth Night at Shake…

SOURCE: Maryland Theatre Guide at 04:34PM

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