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Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Breanna Sinclairé’s Revolution: On Being a Transwoman in Opera and Performing With the GMCW by Darby Dejarnette

Recently, the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC, announced that transgender opera singer Breanna Sinclairé will join the Chorus for two concerts in 2018— first for the world premiere o…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Ferocious, Compelling ‘Coriolanus’ Emerges at Brave Spirits Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

“Destroy’d his country, and his name remains to the ensuing age abhorr’d.” Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, as directed by Charlene V. Smith, takes the audience at Brave Spirits T…

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Thursday, February 8, 2018

Top 10 Things to Do Around DC for Valentine’s Day by Nicole Hertvik and Darby Dejarnette

Hearts, flowers, chocolates…love is in the air here in the DC area! While this part of the country may be more known for partisanship than romance, we’ve got plenty of awesome events to …

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Local Music: Pearl Street Warehouse February Preview Playlist by Darby Dejarnette

At Pearl Street Warehouse, rock, country, folk, soul, bluegrass, rhythm and blues acts from around the country take the stage nightly, offering every seat in the house a front-row music expe…

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Monday, February 5, 2018

The Cake is a Lie: ‘It’s the Rest of the World That Looks So Small’ at Flying V Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

I present to you this review of Flying V Theatre’s It’s the Rest of the World that Looks So Small: A Theatrical Revue of Jonathan Coulton, directed and conceived by Jason Schlafstein and…

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Sunday, January 28, 2018

Review: Patriots and Scoundrels: Dominion Stage Presents a Biting ‘Assassins’ by Darby Dejarnette

Written by Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman and directed by Melissa Jo York-Tilley, this production of the musical Assassins comes to Dominion Stage at one of the most politically tumultuou…

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Broadway in Annapolis: ‘The Secret Garden’ Coming to Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Darby Dejarnette

Annapolis gets a little Broadway treatment when Live Arts Maryland presents The Secret Garden on February 9-10 at 8 p.m. at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. Joining Music Director J. Ern…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts Announces New Collaboration Initiatives with TodayTix by Darby Dejarnette

As DC Metro Theater Arts continues to grow in its mission to provide theater fans with the best critically-engaging coverage, we are happy to announce that we will be exploring additional af…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Enter the TodayTix 5 for 5 Preview Lottery for ‘The Wolves’ at Studio Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

What is the TodayTix 5 for 5 Lottery? Studio Theatre and TodayTix are offering a mobile Lottery for $5 preview tickets! Enter the 5 for 5 Lottery for a chance to win exclusive tickets to T…

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Interview: Lawrence Grey, Jr. Chats About Receiving La-Ti-Do Productions’ Inaugural Joel Markowitz Award by Darby Dejarnette

La-Ti-Do, DC’s premier cabaret series, will award Lawrence Grey, Jr. the inaugural Joel Markowitz Audience Award at their 6th Anniversary Celebration on January 22, 2018. This award, named…

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Enter the TodayTix Free First Preview Lottery for ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

What is the TodayTix Free First Preview Lottery? There’s nothing better than seeing a great show for free. TodayTix and Ford’s Theatre are offering a mobile lottery for each fir…

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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Review: ‘Wit’ at Silver Spring Stage by Darby Dejarnette

Wit, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play written by Margaret Edson and directed at Silver Spring Stage by Jeff Mikoni, graces the stage with a darkly comedic tale of a strict university professo…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Interview: La-Ti-Do Co-Founder Don Mike Mendoza Reflects on 6 Years of Cabaret by Darby Dejarnette

DC Metro Theater Arts had a chance to sit down with local producer Don Mike Mendoza to discuss the upcoming 6th anniversary of his company La-Ti-Do Productions. La-Ti-Do gives the DC scene …

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Diverse City: Interview with Artistic Director and Activist Elena Velasco by Darby Dejarnette

Welcome to the very first Diverse City column on DC Metro Theater Arts. My name is Darby DeJarnette and I created this column to highlight, through interviews, the different experiences of i…

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Monday, January 1, 2018

Review: ‘Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert’ at Strathmore by Darby Dejarnette

Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert, conducted by Maestro Bernhard Schneider and featuring the vocal talents of German tenor Tilmann Unger and soprano Micaëla Oeste, waltzed in to The Mus…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Report: Keegan Theatre’s ‘An Irish Carol’ Performance on December 29 to Benefit Nonprofit Shatterproof by Darby Dejarnette

The holidays are a difficult time for those with loved ones fighting with the effects of addiction. The Keegan Theatre will be holding a benefit performance of An Irish Carol this Friday, De…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Report: La-Ti-Do’s Cabaret and Spoken Word Shows Will Be DC’s Hot Ticket in 2018 by Darby Dejarnette

Imagine a company that blends the drama of Broadway with the talent of spoken word artists: this is just scratching the surface of what to expect at a La-Ti-Do show. The brainchild of Don Mi…

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Preview: ‘Salute to Vienna New Year’s Concert’ Promises to Transport Modern Audiences with Dazzling Old World Charm by Darby Dejarnette

Salute to Vienna has been a staple of the holiday season for more than 20 years in North America, and Washington welcomes it back for a 17th year on December 30, 2017. Based on the Vienna Ph…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

News: Exclusive La-Ti-Do 2018 Season Feature Announcement by Darby Dejarnette

Curated and hosted by co-founders Don Michael Mendoza and Regie Cabico, La-Ti-Do is DC’s premiere musical theatre cabaret and spoken word series. Cabaret and spoken word performances…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Review: ‘The Christmas Revels: A French-Canadian Winter Celebration’ at Washington Revels by Darby Dejarnette

Washington Revels presents us with a festive holiday offering for a 35th year. This season, we take a trip to the winter wonderland of Quebec in The Christmas Revels: A French-Canadian Winte…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Review: The InSeries’ ‘An Operetta Holiday’ at Gala Hispanic Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

The InSeries’ An Operetta Holiday, written and directed by Nick Olcott, is a charming aural journey through the era between opera and musicals. Four male and four female singers delivered …

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

News: DC Metro Theater Arts Unveils Two New Show-Promotion Opportunities by Darby Dejarnette

DC Metro Theater Arts (DCMTA)—continuing to grow as the highest-ranking performing arts review and news site in the DC Metro area—today introduces two new opportunities for show promotio…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Report: Reflections on ‘A Master Class with Denyce Graves’ at the Kennedy Center by Darby Dejarnette

Denyce Graves is an absolute force of nature. This is apparent any time she takes the stage, whether it is in a role or as an instructor. She has a strength of presence that radiates when sh…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Review: ‘The Goodies’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

The Goodies, a devised play conceived by Director Susan Stroupe and the eight women of color who have taken on the roles of the main characters, is a challenging and thought-provoking look a…

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Friday, November 24, 2017

Review: The Kansas City Ballet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ at The Kennedy Center by Darby Dejarnette

The Kansas City Ballet’s The Nutcracker, with its classic composition by Tchaikovsky and choreographed by Artistic Director Devon Carney, is a stunning and opulent spin on a classic ballet…

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Review: ‘Bound to the Rocks’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

Bound to the Rocks, written by Laura Katherine Hayes and produced by Something About KAZ, deals with domestic violence in a relationship. Based on the music of Sylvan Esso, this play is full…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

Review: ‘Childish Things’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

Hamlet Cooper is an archaeologist. In Childish Things, they (Cooper’s preferred pronoun) use real artifacts from their childhood to recreate scenes which take the audience back to age …

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Interview: ‘Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!’ Creator and Performance Artist Neil Arthur James at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

It’s a bit of an understatement that Fringe festivals lead you to encounter some very interesting people. Every now and then you run into a kindred spirit, as I did when I was getting read…

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Review: ‘The Structure of Us’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

The last time I was in NYC, I visited the Rubin Museum; there was an that exhibit allowed you to listen to different Buddhist chants representing performances of ceremonies marking various t…

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Review: ‘NDE’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

NDE, directed by Nikoo Mamdoohi and produced by the Vahee Art Collective, is an immersive theatre experience about near death experiences, which are described here as, “an unusual and pers…

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Review: ‘Fruit of the Sea’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

FLORIDA MAN DRESSES UP 13-FT ALLIGATOR IN NOVELTY HAT AND SUNGLASSES FOR HALLOWEEN. News stories about the tragic exploits of Florida Man and Florida Woman are the first thing to greet you w…

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