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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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Review: ‘You’re in Danger’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

You’re in Danger, written and performed by Lucius Robinson, is an absolute delight for those who enjoy creepy tales. Lucius commits fully to the role of middle-aged Mitchell Barnes, tellin…

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Review: ‘The Pink Hulk’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

The Pink Hulk, written and performed by Valerie David, is not your typical sad cancer story. After surviving lymphoma and breast cancer, Valerie decided to create The Pink Hulk to share her …

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Review: ‘The Hairy Ape’ at Spotlighters by Darby Dejarnette

The Hairy Ape, written by Eugene O’Neill and directed at Spotlighters Theatre by Sherrionne Brown, is a testament to the human condition. Written in 1922, this expressionist play is about …

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Review: ‘Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

Steampunk fans! Your moment has arrived on the deck of a time traveling airship in Night Watch Paradox’s Magnificent Machines & Astonishing Tales. With lead singer Kaya Kismet weaving …

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

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

Oh, gosh. What to say about Godly Chaos? This show, produced by QuaQuaQua, is highly ambitious. It takes place, primarily, on a large screen where the movements of the artist/actor are captu…

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Review: ‘Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

Cody Clark is obsessed with magic. At the start of Cody Clark: A Different Way of Thinking, the audience is handed a Rubik’s cube to play with. Everyone passes it around and, when Cody…

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Review: ’Foodless Food’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Darby Dejarnette

For every good ad there are a hundred bad ones. This is where Foodless Food by BlueShift Dance starts. The projections of advertising for unhealthy food products takes us from the advent of …

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Review: ‘Little Women’ at Annapolis Opera by Darby Dejarnette

Little Women, composed and with a libretto by Mark Adamo and based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, sweeps into the Annapolis Opera with gusto. This opera, directed by Artistic Director and…

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Charm City Fringe 2017 Sponsor: Lexington Market by Darby Dejarnette

Baltimore’s historic Lexington Market is joining DC Metro Theater Arts in support of our coverage of the Charm City Fringe Festival. The Market closes at 6 PM on weekdays and is closed…

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Review: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Darby Dejarnette

“Don’t dream it, be it!” Iron Crow Theatre brings back their annual fundraising production of The Rocky Horror Show with music and lyrics by Richard O’ Brien, directed by Sean Elias,…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: ‘Aida’ at Reston Community Players by Darby Dejarnette

Aida bursts onto the Reston Community Players’ stage in an explosion of color and sound. With music by Elton John and lyrics by Tim Rice, this show, directed here by Andrew JM Regiec, seem…

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Review: ‘Night Witches’ at Ground Rush Productions by Darby Dejarnette

“We all had things we had to let go of,” says the woman flanked by her six sisters-in-arms in Night Witches, directed by Kathleen Anne Hefron, and created by the seven women who comprise…

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