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Monday, February 19, 2018

Review: ‘The Boys Next Door’ at the Port City Playhouse by Guest Author

Review by Betsy Lizotte The Port City Playhouse production of The Boys Next Door is playful, yet provocative. This community theater, operating out of the Sleepy Hollow United Methodist Chur…

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Saturday, February 17, 2018

Review: ‘Count Down’ at Strand Theater Company (Women’s Voices Theater Festival) by Guest Author

By Cassandra Miller The seven teenage girls in The Strand Theater Company’s production — and regional premiere — of Count Down are the standout stars of the show. From the performances…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Take the Stage Announces Annual Broadway Revue ‘Dynamic’ by Guest Author

Dynamic showcases the best of Broadway and movie musical numbers choreographed by our own talented directors and special guest artists including Broadway and film actress and New York choreo…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Michael Kahn Announces His Final Season as Artistic Director of Shakespeare Theatre Company by Guest Author

At a presentation in Lansburgh Theatre Wednesday morning, Michael Kahn announced Shakespeare Theatre Company’s 2018-2019 Season. With two world premieres from celebrated playwrights, a mu…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Review: ‘Death by Design’ at The Potomac Playmakers by Guest Author

By Karen Lane Walking into the elegant, bright theater hall of The Woman’s Club, the audience happily chatters away anticipating a fun-filled evening. Before them on the stage, a cozy Engl…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Review: ‘The Underpants’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Guest Author

Review by Bob Ashby The Underpants, an intermittently amusing adaptation by Steve Martin of a 1911 script by German playwright Carl Sternheim, concluded its run at Rockville Little Theater o…

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Guest Author

By Betsy Lizotte The Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Noel Coward’s world-class comedy Blithe Spirit was an old-fashioned roller coaster of fun: an essentially delightful th…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Review: ‘Rabbit Summer’ at Ally Theater Company by Guest Author

By Guest Author Cecilia Mencia Institutional racism, cultural trauma, gun right, police brutality: Playwright Tracy Conyer Lee tackles many social issues in her play Rabbit Summer. Directed …

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Tributes to Ursula K. Le Guin, whose novel ‘The Lathe of Heaven’ will be staged at Spooky Action Theater (Women’s Voices Theater Festival) by Guest Author

This year’s Women’s Voices Theater Festival includes three plays adapted from works by great male writers—Shakespeare, Congreve, Ibsen—and one adapted from the work of a great woman …

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Pinky Swear Productions Presents the World Premiere of ‘Use All Available Doors,’ a Local Playwright’s Love Letter to DC and the Metro by Guest Author

Pinky Swear Productions is excited to announce the world premiere production of a new play by a local playwright that celebrates the beauty, diversity, and absurdity of life in the nation’…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Zemfira Stage by Guest Author

As you’re spending January shivering against these sub-freezing wind-chills and bracing yourselves for the next bombogenesis, I strongly urge you to seek refuge in Falls Church with Te…

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: ‘Seussical Jr.’ at ACCT by Guest Author

Having grown up on Dr. Seuss and having seen the 2008 Horton Hears a Who movie a dozen times, I feared Seussical Jr. (book by Leslie Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, based on the works of Dr. Se…

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Preview: Washington Improv Theater’s ‘Wintry Mix’ at DC Arts Center by Guest Author

Now through February 4, Washington Improv Theater (WIT), the District’s oldest and only nonprofit long-form improv theater, presents Wintry Mix, a four-week medley of improv shows at the D…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Preview: ‘Mamma Mia’ Opens Tomorrow at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by Guest Author

The Riverside Center for the Performing Arts in Fredericksburg, Virginia is excited to be the first regional theater in the D.C. metropolitan area to present Mamma Mia, starring Betsy Padamo…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

DC Metro Theater Arts Kicks Off ‘Women’s Voices Theater Festival’ Coverage by Guest Author

The Women’s Voices Theater Festival kicks off this week, and DC Metro Theater Arts is excited to cover this important event. For the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, 26 plays penned …

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Interview: Meet the Playwright of ‘House.’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Guest Author

The new year brings the opening of the original play by Daniel Johnston, House., to Laurel Mill Playhouse in Laurel, Maryland. House. is directed by Susan Brall – a reviewer at DCMTA – a…

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Cappies Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at Albert Einstein High School by Guest Author

Review submitted Anja Prien of Northwood High School Academy. C-R-E-P-E-S-C-U-L-E? Correct. Students from Putnam County have been preparing for the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a…

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Cappies Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Clarksburg High School by Guest Author

Review submitted by Melanie Staszewski of Poolesville High School. In the world of “The Addams Family,” misery is wonderful, torture is enjoyed, and death and suffering are the …

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Monday, December 18, 2017

Review: ‘A Hunger Artist’ at Baltimore Theater Project by Guest Author

Reviewed by Jason Williams Sinking Ship’s production of A Hunger Artist is a dark comedy that balances self-deprecation with self-awareness. Adapted from a short story of the same nam…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

News: Baltimore Center Stage Announces New Accessibility Program by Guest Author

Knott Foundation Grant Opens Doors for Theatergoers  Baltimore Center Stage has announced the rollout of its newly expanded and updated Accessibility Programs, funded in part by a grant fro…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

News: A Vintage Theater Inspires a New Generation by Guest Author

  A Treasure from the Past Damascus, Maryland is tucked away among more well-known towns in Montgomery, Howard, Carroll, and Frederick counties. It’s easy to overlook, but you won’t…

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Review: ‘Annie’ at Charm City Players by Guest Author

Five years on, Charm City Players Annie-versary production of Annie closes to a nearly sold out house. Reviewed by James Gilbert On Sunday, November 26, I was able to see the closing perform…

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Wednesday, November 29, 2017

News: The West Wing’s Allison Janney Named Honorary Chair of 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival by Guest Author

Allison Janney (The West Wing, and the Broadway revival of Six Degrees of Separation) is returning to Washington to lend her voice to support the 2018 Women’s Voices Theater Festival as Ho…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Preview: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Charm City Ballet by Guest Author

While it’s “Nutcracker” season for most dance companies across the region, Charm City Ballet presents something unique: its original full-length ballet, A Christmas Carol, to be perfo…

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Kensington Arts Theatre by Guest Author

reviewed by Meredith Fogle Prepare to be swept into the holiday spirit alongside Ebenezer Scrooge by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in Kensington Arts Theatre’s producti…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Review: ‘Hamlet’ at American University Rude Mechanicals by Jack Purcell by Guest Author

There are some who argue that the works of William Shakespeare should never be altered, but instead be treated as sacred texts, performed just as the Bard intended and left untouched for as …

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Review: ‘Charlotte’s Web’ at Imagination Stage by Guest Author

reviewed by Sherrita Wilkins If you’re on the lookout for an engaging, kid-friendly activity this holiday season, look no further than the classic tale of Charlotte’s Web at Imagination …

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Review: ‘The Book of Merman’ at DC Arts Center by Guest Author

Review by Jason Williams Playfully tagged as a less expensive alternative to The Book of Mormon, which it satirizes, The Book of Merman quickly moves beyond just being a parody of the aforem…

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Review: ‘The Fight’ at The Storm Theatre Company in New York by Guest Author

Reviewed by Steve Weinstein Stephen Sondheim had it nearly right in his lyrics to “I’m Still Here.” First, you’re a legend, then you’re camp, then you become an icon. As the Foundi…

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

News: Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre Stages its 100th Production ‘Grease: School Version’ by Guest Author

Thirty-seven years and more than 550 performances stand between Mount Vernon Community Children’s Theatre’s (MVCCT) first foray onto the stage with Winnie the Pooh in 1979 and their 100t…

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

In Memoriam: Joel Markowitz by Guest Author

by Nicole Hertvik, Publisher and Editor of DCMTA The DC Metro Theater Arts family is devastated to announce the loss of our Founder and Editor Emeritus, Joel Markowitz. Joel passed away at …

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