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Friday, May 20, 2022

Fun and intimate ‘Edward and Christine’ plays live online by Charles Green

Tia Shearer Bassett’s showcase of versatile acting shows what live theater is capable of even over the internet.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:05PM
Saturday, April 23, 2022

Comedy and dance blend in ‘Coppélia’ at Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Dianna Cuatto’s choreography is full of lovely movements and comic moments.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:02PM
Friday, March 25, 2022

A memorable ‘Agnes of God’ probes a nun’s secret at Colonial Players by Charles Green

The production — playing both in-person and live-streamed — combines excellent acting with creative lighting for a powerful, thought-provoking performance.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:24PM
Saturday, March 19, 2022

Annapolis Opera brings to life a thrilling ‘Into the Woods’ by Charles Green

Glorious music and singing, combined with creative lighting, scenery, and sound.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:50PM
Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Globe Openstage streams delightful ‘Importance of Being Earnest’ by Charles Green

As enthusiastically acted on Zoom, it allowed Oscar Wilde’s deliciously clever lines to take center stage.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:01AM
Saturday, February 26, 2022

‘Momentum’ by Ballet Theatre of Maryland shows intimate variety by Charles Green

This collection of six short pieces offers something for all sorts of dance lovers to enjoy, from classical to contemporary.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:10PM
Friday, January 28, 2022

Stephen Nunns composes album inspired by T.S. Eliot’s ‘Waste Land’ by Charles Green

'He Do the Police in Different Voices' is a playful new musical translation of one of the world’s most famous and challenging poems.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:45AM
Tuesday, December 14, 2021

‘The Nutcracker’ comes to vivid life at Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Capturing the spirit of the season, the production is a joy to watch in person or online.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:37AM
Saturday, October 23, 2021

Dance and acting blend thrillingly in ‘Giselle’ from Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Drama and emotion as the company returns home to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:14PM
Saturday, September 11, 2021

A powerful indictment of racism, in updated ‘Rachel’ from Rapid Lemon by Charles Green

An early 20th-century play set against recent murders of Black men.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:33PM
Saturday, July 17, 2021

‘She Kills Monsters’ from Silver Spring Stage is a roleplay pleasure by Charles Green

A fun tribute to Dungeons & Dragons, the production combines comedy with deep emotion.

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:38PM
Monday, April 19, 2021

A showcase of extraordinary talents from Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s Momentum is a collection of four classical and contemporary works that showcases the extraordinary talents of the company. The first two pieces are choreograph…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:37AM
Sunday, April 18, 2021

A prickly take on marriage rocks ‘A Doll’s House, Part 2’ at Silver Spring Stage by Charles Green

Silver Spring Stage’s virtual production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 is an imaginative work with powerful performances. Lucas Hnath’s 2017 play picks up 15 years after Ibsen’s classic …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 02:20PM
Saturday, April 10, 2021

Audrey Cefaly’s ‘Maytag Virgin’ is a joy to see at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Maytag Virgin is Colonial Players of Annapolis’s first show since the pandemic forced theaters to close. Directed by Edd Miller, it is offered livestreamed as well as to limited, masked, a…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:35PM
Sunday, February 28, 2021

An enchanting ‘Little Mermaid’ from Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of The Little Mermaid is a beautiful celebration of dance and storytelling. Performed at the Westin Annapolis Hotel to a mask-wearing, limited audie…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 07:58AM
Thursday, February 25, 2021

In Mosaic’s darkly funny ‘Inherit the Windbag,’ an epic bickerfest by Charles Green

Mosaic Theater Company’s web series Inherit the Windbag is a darkly funny revisitation of a debate between two larger-than-life figures. During the 1968 Democratic and Republican National …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:35PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Signature Theatre’s lovely ‘Simply Sondheim’ feels like a live performance by Charles Green

Signature Theatre’s production of Simply Sondheim is a lovely tribute to one of America’s best composers and lyricists for the stage. Co-conceived by David Loud and Eric Schaeffer, and d…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:57AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

New biography of Tom Stoppard, prolific playwright of ideas by Charles Green

Hermione Lee’s biography of Tom Stoppard is a comprehensive look at the life and work of one of the English language’s most accomplished playwrights. Lee, a prolific biographer of 20th-c…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:07AM
Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Excitement of discovery drives ‘Ada and the Engine’ at Silver Spring Stage by Charles Green

Silver Spring Stage’s streaming production of Ada and the Engine is an exciting mixture of history, science, and poetry. Written by Lauren Gunderson, it tells the story of Ada Byron, a mat…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 04:45PM
Friday, December 25, 2020

Annapolis Shakespeare Company captures the magic of ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Christmas Carol is a moving, faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday tale, now playing virtually for stay-at-home audience…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:19AM
Friday, December 18, 2020

The charms of ‘Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley’ from Strand Theater by Charles Green

Strand Theater Company’s production of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is a delightfully theatrical sequel to Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice. Written by Lauren Gunde…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 08:58AM
Monday, December 14, 2020

In Woolly’s powerful ‘This Is Who I Am,’ an emotional father-son Zoom call by Charles Green

Woolly Mammoth’s production of This Is Who I Am, written by Amir Nizar Zuabi to be performed live via video conferencing, is a powerfully intimate show. Directed by Evren Odcikin, it featu…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:38AM
Saturday, December 5, 2020

The joys of watching actors in virtual ‘Lobby Hero’ at Silver Spring Stage by Charles Green

Silver Spring Stage’s streaming production of Lobby Hero is a pleasure to watch. Filmed on the theater’s stage, it combines the joys of seeing actors physically interacting together with…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:20AM
Tuesday, November 10, 2020

IN Series’s amusing ‘Gonzales Cantata’ musicalizes a congressional grilling by Charles Green

Gonzales Cantata, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly done “docu-opera.” Composer Melissa Dunphy has taken …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 06:51AM
Sunday, November 8, 2020

IN Series’s emotional ‘Orphée et Eurydice’ evokes loss of a loved one by Charles Green

Orphée et Eurydice, a streaming production of the IN Series online program Invision, The Logan Operahouse Without Walls, is a cleverly updated version of Gluck’s classic 1762 opera. It fe…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 09:32AM
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s ‘Dracula’ is perfectly spooky by Charles Green

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of Dracula is the perfect Halloween show, even in these scary times. Viewing the performance outdoors, on the grass lot of the future Maryland Theat…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 12:54PM
Saturday, October 17, 2020

Urban Arias’ ‘The Roost’ takes a steamy look at a couple in quarantine by Charles Green

The Decameron Opera Coalition, a collection of different opera companies throughout the United States, has created a unique event, inspired by classic literature and modern necessity. Their …

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 01:16PM
Friday, September 25, 2020

Élan Ensemble’s ‘Arias for the Autumnal Equinox’ was a garden delight by Charles Green

Élan Ensemble’s outdoor concert, “Arias for the Autumnal Equinox,” was a delightful celebration of 17th- and 18th-century music, performed in the marvelously picturesque garden of the…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 05:09PM
Friday, March 6, 2020

Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto reflects on 17 years at Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Dianna Cuatto, artistic director of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM), recently announced she would retire in June after leading the company for 17 years. She answered DC Metro Theater Ar…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 03:08PM
Sunday, March 1, 2020

Annapolis Symphony Orchestra explores connections between past and present by Charles Green

The Annapolis Symphony Orchestra’s continuing Masterworks Series, as part of this season’s celebration of Beethoven’s two hundred fiftieth birthday, takes the theme, “Beethoven Disco…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 11:38AM
Monday, February 24, 2020

Colonial Players of Annapolis stages a powerfully ambitious ‘Book of Days’ by Charles Green

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Book of Days is powerfully ambitious. Lanford Wilson’s 2000 play follows the lives of several residents of the small town of Dublin, Missouri…

SOURCE: DC Metro Theater Arts at 10:43AM