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Sunday, April 21, 2019

#MeToo: BSU Student Artists Take Immersive Approach to the Movement by Guest Author

In response to the growing momentum behind the #MeToo Movement, Bowie State University Theatre has dedicated their season to the creation of a new, devised performance entitled #MeToo. Throu…

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Interview: Violinist Yevgeny Kutik at the Kennedy Center by Guest Author

Many artists cite their family as one of their main sources of inspiration, but violinist Yevgeny Kutik can make a stronger claim than most. Even some of the repertoire he performs stems dir…

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘Damn Yankees’ at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Zoe Benton of Tuscarora High School. Would you sell your soul to the devil to help your favorite baseball team win? Joe Boyd would, becoming the new, younger Joe Hardy as…

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Cappies Review: ‘Mamma Mia!’ at Connelly School of the Holy Child by Guest Author

Review submitted by Eamon Raftery-Sweeney of South Lakes High School. A Greek wedding. Three dads. Swedish pop group ABBA. If you mix all three of these and sprinkle in a bit of charm, you g…

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Podcast: Irish Dance on Razzle Dazzle Radio by Guest Author

Professional Irish Dance Teacher Maureen Berry joins us today to talk about her history with the craft as well as some exciting upcoming projects!! 

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Cappies Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ at St. Andrew’s Episcopal School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Chris Polio of Northwest High School. Music can bring family together, and can represent the connection between people. St. Andrew’s Episcopal school reimagined the sto…

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Sunday, April 7, 2019

Cappies Review: ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ at Poolesville High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Sarah Bourgeois of Westfield High School. A brightly glowing spirit ascends from the heavens at the prayers of an entire town for one man. He’s alone, clinging to the r…

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Review: ‘The Viennese Classics’ by the National Chamber Ensemble by Guest Author

By Ross Heath Of the National Chamber Ensemble’s roster of exceptional musicians, three artists, Leonid Sushansky (violin and artistic director), Sean Neidlinger (cello), and Carlos Cesar …

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ by Britches and Hose Theatre Company by Guest Author

By Daniel Rinehart Britches and Hose Theatre Company’s production of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors begins with a boisterous crowd scene. Then suddenly a great lord and a pri…

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Review: ‘Oleanna’ by Providence Players of Fairfax by Guest Author

By Rob Cuevas The current production of Oleanna by Providence Players of Fairfax, hosted at Italian Café in Falls Church, VA, is the perfect night out for both delicious Italian cuisine and…

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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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