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Friday, September 14, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Sisters Rosensweig’ at Church Hill Theatre by Amy Juras

On a rainy Saturday in September, I was delighted to be invited to a production at the Church Hill Theatre, one of the few theatres in the area that I had never visited. Intimate yet comfort…

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘South Pacific’ at St. Mark’s Players by Amy Juras

I thought I knew everything about this show, but learned that there was much more I didn’t. I had no idea that “South Pacific” was based on a book of fiction by James A. Miche…

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Monday, July 31, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Heathers: The Musical’ by Small Town Stars Theatre Company at Carroll County Arts Council by Amy Juras

I was thrilled to be a part of a sold out performance of “Heathers: The Musical” presented by the Small Town Stars Theatre Company at the Carroll County Arts Council. Produced, D…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline’ at Infinity Theatre Company by Amy Juras

As a singer and fan of all things musical, I grew up with our family listening to Patsy Clines’s voice and songs. Until yesterday I just figured she had a long career given the impact …

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Something’s Afoot’ at The British Players by Amy Juras

Not since I saw David Hyde Pierce in “Curtains” have I laughed harder at a who done it hilarious musical murder mystery. This one required no travel and a lot sweeter to my walle…

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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Amy Juras

Gilbert and Sullivan’s sarcasm for British hierarchy is evident in the comic operetta “H.M.S. Pinafore” now playing through May 21st at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Located in th…

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Wrestling Jerusalem’ by Mosaic Theater Company of DC at Atlas Performing Arts Center by Amy Juras

On a cold January night, opening night at the Atlas Performing Arts Center begins the infamous Voices from a Changing Middle East Festival. This production runs from January 6th-24th. The At…

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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘A Lump Of Coal For Christmas’ at Adventure Theatre-MTC by Amy Juras

Seeing a production at Glen Echo is not your average day at the theatre. Glen Echo is a park, often used for education; it has centers where people can take glass fusing classes, theatre, le…

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Amy Juras

I couldn’t think of a more perfect show for the Halloween season than Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, book by Hugh Wheeler! It was creepy, a little scary, and the intimate audie…

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Monday, October 19, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Gimme A Band, Gimme A Banana! The Carmen Miranda Story’ at Pointless Theatre Co. by Amy Juras

As most of the theatre aficionados from the Washington DC area already know, there are over 50 plays written by female playwrights being performed in the DC area this fall with the Women’s…

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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘9 to 5: The Musical’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton House by Amy Juras

As most of the theatre aficionados from the Washington area already know, there are over 50 plays written by female playwrights being performed in the DC area this fall with the Women’…

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Carousel’ at Maryland Hall for the Performing Arts by Amy Juras

For two performances only, the Annapolis Chorale and a stage full of talented soloists graced Maryland Hall presenting Rogers and Hammerstein’s 1945 production of Carousel. The leads a…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Queens Girl In The World’ at Theater J by Amy Juras

  Part of Washington DC’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Queens Girl In The World premiered on Monday night, September 21st to a cheering packed audience. This one woman s…

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘The Baltimore Waltz’ at Rep Stage by Amy Juras

Theatre critic Wade Bradford sums up “The story of the play’s development is as fascinating as the creative product. In the late 1980s, Paula [Vogel]’s brother discovered h…

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Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Amy Juras

The Addams Family, originally written by Charles Addams, delighted the 1960s television viewers with their unapologetic teasing of middle America. The musical, The Addams Family, Book by Mar…

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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘As You Like It’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Amy Juras

Shakespeare, to me is as daunting as trying a new food, scary at first, but then thrilling when you realize that what you have been missing all these years is indeed delicious. Thus was my e…

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Baby, The Musical’ at Infinity Theatre Company by Amy Juras

Baby-The Musical played on Broadway for 283 runs between 1983 and 1984 and was nominated for 7 Tony awards. Yet I never saw it, I was in college at the time. I love this show and can’t…

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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ at Wolf Trap by Amy Juras

On December 4th, 1956, one man brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together to play for the first and only time. His name was Sam Phillips… The place w…

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Pirates of Penzance’ at Wolf Trap by Amy Juras

The New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players visited Wolf Trap in Vienna, Virginia this past weekend to perform Pirates of Penzance, one of the most beloved Gilbert and Sullivan comic operas…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ at Theater J by Amy Juras

Theater J presents The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife by Charles Busch, on stage now in Washington DC at the Morris Cafritz Center of the Arts from June 3rd thru July 5th 2015. The autho…

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Pasadena Theatre Company by Amy Juras

Fiddler on the Roof graced Broadway in 1964, received nine Tony Awards, and was the first show I remember seeing at the age of 7. Zero Mostel played Tevye. There isn’t a time in my lif…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Godspell’ at Silhouette Stages by Amy Juras

Godspell is one of my favorite theatrical productions. Written by Stephen Schwartz this was his first musical followed by other successes such as Pippin, Wicked and Prince of Egypt. The fact…

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!’ at Performances for Young Audiences at The Kennedy Center by Amy Juras

Music and Dance combine in this impossibly high energy ensemble of tap, big band, rap and beatboxing. The Performances for Young Audiences brings Feet Don’t Fail Me Now, titled to rem…

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Cinderella’ (‘La Cenerentola’) at Washington National Opera by Amy Juras

The Washington Opera, presents Rossini’s Cinderella (La Cenerentola) at the Kennedy Center, performed in Italian with easy to read subtitles. The rags to riches story beloved by generation…

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Ernest In Love’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Amy Juras

      The collaboration between the music of Lee Pockriss and the lyrics of Anne Croswell, Ernest In Love at Colonial Players of Annapolis is a light musical comedy based on O…

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Amy Juras

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is: A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Bravo to Kensington Arts Theatre’s performance of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. This musical will be running fro…

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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Murder in the Cathedral’ at Compass Rose Theater by Amy Juras

  I had misgivings about this assignment. Murder in the Cathedral, directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne and written by Nobel Laureate T. S. Eliot, by its very title and author had somethin…

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Gigi’ at The Kennedy Center by Amy Juras

How is it that a musical so predictable, that you are having thoughts of your psychic abilities, can leave you so thoroughly enchanted, so completely mesmerized? This is the conundrum that w…

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Mockingbird’ by Imagination Stage at The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater by Amy Juras

  The Kennedy Center’s Family Theater presents Mockingbird, performed by Bethesda Maryland’s Imagination Stage brings a world premiere to the Kennedy Center. Hailed as “ex…

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Sunday, January 11, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Amy Juras

The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis presents The Wizard of Oz, initially an adaptation of the 1900 book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” by L. Frank Baum. This musical adaptation…

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill’ at Baltimore School for the Arts by Amy Juras

Directed by Donald Hicken, Lady Day at Emersons Bar and Grill is being featured at the Baltimore School for the Arts starring a brilliant and thoroughly believable, sultry, sexy Brittani Arl…

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