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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Review: ‘The Philadelphia Story’ by Sterling Playmakers by Guest Author

By Pamela O’Reilly The weather in Northern Virginia is miserable again; thank goodness for the Sterling Playmakers’ rendition of The Philadelphia Story, Philip Barry’s humorous look at…

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Review: ‘The Women of Lockerbie’ by Bowie Community Theatre by Guest Author

By Andy Arnold Bowie Community Theatre has a hit on its hands with Deborah Brevoort’s The Women of Lockerbie. The play, which opened March 1, explores international affairs, and the depths…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Top 5 Ways ‘Dress Up Day’ is the Perfect Intro to Theater for Kids by Guest Author

by Beth Amann, Managing Director, Monumental Theatre Company Do you have a little one that you want to introduce to the magic of theater? We have the perfect show for you! Monumental Theatre…

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Review: ‘Stand Out!’ by Take the Stage Performance Company by Guest Author

By Tracy Danoff The Kreeger Theater inside the Bender JCC of Greater Washington was buzzing with excitement. In the minutes before the show started, adults and children alike were enthusiast…

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Northwood High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Julie Newman of St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. In Northwood High School’s production of “The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy For S…

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

From Amsterdam to the Kennedy Center: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Performs February 13 by Guest Author

In a 2008 poll of the world’s leading music critics by Gramophone Magazine, the Amsterdam-based Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (RCO) was selected as the greatest in the world. Luckily, the …

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Yael Weiss Premieres “32 Bright Clouds: Beethoven Conversations Around the World” at Strathmore January 24 by Guest Author

At some point in their careers, most concert pianists tackle some, if not all, of Beethoven’s 32 piano sonatas. Many pianists also commission new music for their instrument by living compo…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Theatre News: Aldersgate Church Theatre presents ‘Guys and Dolls, Jr’ by Guest Author

Roll the Dice: Enjoy ACCT’s Production of Guys and Dolls Jr.   By Cynthia Westham   I hadn’t heard “I love you a bushel and a peck” since my mother sang it to me as a child…

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Step Afrika! Kicks Off 25th Anniversary Season With Showcase at Strathmore by Guest Author

When Step Afrika! began performing nearly 25 years ago, founder C. Brian Williams couldn’t have imagined his now-famous dance company would bring the art of step to audiences around the wo…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Review: ‘And Then There Were None’ at Vagabond Players by Guest Author

By Andy Arnold If you fancy a trip to Broadway to see a play, a less expensive offering is the Vagabond Players’ adaptation of Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. It’s play…

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Dante’ Pope Is Center Stage in Strathmore’s Artist in Residency Program by Guest Author

Raheem Devaughn. Dom Flemons of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Erykah Badu: Soul vocalist and Strathmore Artist in Residence Dante’ Pope has performed or shared the stage with them all. Fro…

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Music News: Agne G’s ‘Merry Christmas From My Heart’ by Guest Author

by PJ Trautwein There are rare times in life when very special dreams do come true. This happened for me with Agne G’s Christmas Concert at my church, Epiphany Lutheran Church, Ellicott Ci…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Vocalist Vuyo Sotashe with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Wynton Marsalis by Guest Author

South African jazz singer Vuyo Sotashe returns to Strathmore this week on December 14 and 15 to perform holiday standards with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. Follo…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Report: ‘2018 DC Queer Theatre Festival’ at The DC Arts Center by Guest Author

Now in its sixth year, The DC Center’s DC Queer Theatre Festival delivers on its promise to unleash and celebrate underrepresented voices and diversity. After evaluating over thirty submis…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Review: ‘Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre by Guest Author

By Julie Janson If you are looking for some holiday merriment that is fun for all ages, dance and sing your way over to Adventure Theatre’s Fancy Nancy: Splendiferous Christmas. This music…

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Commemorate Armistice Day with The Washington Chorus This Sunday by Guest Author

This November, as Americans prepare for Thanksgiving and the start of the holiday season, arts organizations across the Washington area will commemorate a more somber occasion: the 100th ann…

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“I Never Expected to See a Shakespearean Lover Like Me”: An Actor Declares by Guest Author

By Ezra Tozian Editor’s note: In Avant Bard’s production of Illyria, or What You Will—freely adapted from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night by Jonelle Walker and Mitchell Hébert—the cha…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: ‘the end of things.’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Guest Author

by Ciahna Heck Three Princes Theatre presents the end of things. at the Charm City Fringe Festival, a daring new piece of theater which touches on the termination of multiple relationships …

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: ’50 Shades of Gay’ at The Charm City Fringe Festival by Guest Author

By Kylie Miller Fringe Festivals are a great platform for shows that push boundaries and challenge the norm. 50 Shades of Gay does exactly that. Ike Avelli, a 52-year-old single gay man, is …

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Review: ‘Un-a-parent’ at The Charm City Fringe Festival by Guest Author

By Kylie Miller The play on words of the show’s title, Un-a-parent, perfectly sets up this comedic solo show. The life experiences of Joe Minchik, the writer and performer, are both hilari…

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sharing the Joys of Close Listening and Music: Rob Kapilow on ‘What Makes It Great?’ by Guest Author

For the past 10 seasons, conductor/composer/commentator/author Rob Kapilow has brought his acclaimed series What Makes It Great? to D.C. under the auspices of Washington Performing Arts. Wit…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Ann Hampton Callaway on her new album, ‘Jazz Goes to the Movies’ by Guest Author

Cabaret icon Ann Hampton Callaway just released her 16th album, Jazz Goes to the Movies—renditions of songs from classic Hollywood films. On her way to New York to perform at Feinstein…

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Friday, October 26, 2018

A Conversation with Playwright Naomi Iizuka and Director Jon Jon Johnson by Guest Author

By Sophie Herreid, Caitlin Partridge, Lauren Patton I had so many hopes. I had so many dreams. But I died I died I died along the way. – Chorus of Refugees, ‘Anon[ymous]’ P…

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Five Questions for PUBLIQuartet by Guest Author

PUBLIQuartet is not a typical string quartet. Violinists Curtis Stewart and Jannina Norpoth, violist Nick Revel, and cellist Amanda Gookin make up this unique ensemble dedicated to improvisi…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Happy Theater and sorrows&songs Present ‘AntiCone’ by Guest Author

Happy Theater, a theatrical group using object puppetry and physical theatre to heal, unite and inspire, and sorrows&songs, peddling poetry and wonder by way of the stage, will bring the…

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2019 Capital Fringe Applications Now Open! by Guest Author

Applications are now open for the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival! See below for application details. OPTION 1: FRINGE RUN VENUE Participation in the Fringe Festival is an opportunity for you…

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Review: ‘Rooms: A Rock Romance’ at MetroStage by Guest Author

By Danny Romeo MetroStage is getting the band back together. Rooms: A Rock Romance celebrates the ten-year anniversary of its premiere this year, in the very theatre where the production had…

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Local Lutenist Ronn McFarlane Brings Medieval Instrument to Modern Audiences by Guest Author

When asked to picture a lute, the average 21st-century music fan might envision an illustration from a medieval illuminated manuscript, depicting someone in tights, maybe some sort of tunic …

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: ‘A Shayna Maidel’ by Peace Mountain Theatre Company by Guest Author

By Julie Janson Peace Mountain Theatre Company’s production of Barbara Lebow’s A Shayna Maidel is a piercing, unabashed look at life before and after the Holocaust through the eyes of tw…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Review: ‘Hedda Gabbler’ at Britches and Hose Theatre Company by Guest Author

By Jen Lofquist Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is almost a master class in restrained theatre. His words, like the Nordic landscape, are stark and carved. Ibsen will tolerate no over-acti…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

William L. Hopkins And The Estate Of Richard B. Anderson Announce The 2018 Anderson-Hopkins Award For Excellence In Theatre by Guest Author

Washington, DC: The Anderson-Hopkins Award for Excellence in the Theater Arts presented six awards Monday night at Signature Theatre, October 8. The award was presented to actors Will Garts…

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