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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Bring the kids to these 4 plays showing on D.C.-area stages by Jane Horwitz

“The Ice Child” and a musical called “Blueberries for Sal” are among the offerings.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

5 adult D.C. actors on how they play children: ‘What she says is what she feels’ by Jane Horwitz

Irony and subtext go out the window in the roles of Charlie Brown, the fairy Tinker Bell and more.

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Bring the kids to these four plays showing on D.C.-area stages by Jane Horwitz

Where to watch “Tinker Bell,” “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and more.

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Thursday, May 31, 2018

6 family-friendly shows to see with the kids over the next few weeks by Jane Horwitz

See a classic at Creative Cauldron; a beloved musical at Imagination Stage; and a new drama at the Kennedy Center.

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Monday, April 16, 2018

What’s on Washington stages for kids over the next few weeks by Jane Horwitz

“Prince and the Pauper” set in India at Imagination Stage; “Digging Up Dessa” at Kennedy Center.

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What’s on Washington stages for families over the next few weeks by Jane Horwitz

See ‘The Wiz’ at Ford’s Theatre and ‘Judy Moody & Stink’ at Adventure Theatre.

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

What’s on tap for children on Washington-area stages this season by Jane Horwitz

“Annie” is running at Olney and “Twelfth Night” is at Shakespeare Theatre, among others.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

What’s on tap for children on area stages by Jane Horwitz

“The Smartest Girl in the World,” “How I Became a Pirate” and “The Adventures of Peter Pan.”

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Musical ‘oldies’ test their appeal to the young: ‘My Fair Lady’ and Sound of Music’ in D.C. by Jane Horwitz

Olney Theatre is staging the story of the English flower seller set 9 years later than the original story.

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Theater for children: What’s on Washington-area stages this spring by Jane Horwitz

For little ones, “Jungle Book” and “Aladdin”; for older kids, “Ragtime” and “Raisin.”

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Theater for toddlers is heavy on the visuals, light on dialogue by Jane Horwitz

At least three Washington-area companies are jumping on the trend of shows for the 0-to-6 crowd.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

What’s on tap on D.C. stages for children by Jane Horwitz

“Ella Enchanted,” “The Freshest Snow Whyte” and “Hamlette” put a 2017 spin on very old tales.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

What’s on tap for children’s theater in D.C. this season by Jane Horwitz

“Mary Poppins” and “The Secret Garden” top a variety of shows in the Washington area.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

What’s on tap in children’s theater this fall by Jane Horwitz

“Freaky Friday” and “Sense & Sensibility” top the list of offerings for older kids.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

What’s on tap in children’s theater this summer: Puppets and pirates by Jane Horwitz

Adventure Theatre stages “Jumanji,” and at Olney, it’s Gibert & Sullivan.

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Thursday, June 2, 2016

What’s onstage for kids: Mermaids, musketeers and music by Jane Horwitz

“The Little Mermaid,” “The Man in the Iron Mask” top a full slate of summer theater.

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Thursday, March 31, 2016

A spring season of theater takes young audiences from China to the Land of Oz by Jane Horwitz

“Emperor’s Nightingale” at Adventure Theatre reimagines Hans Christian Andersen tale.

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Karl Miller's killer instincts in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley' at Round House by Jane Horwitz

"Somebody once said that envy is the only sin that's not any fun to commit," notes actor Karl Miller, ruminating about playing the envious -- and murderous -- Tom Ripley in Round House Theat…

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Backstage at Theater Alliance with co-founder Paul Douglas Michnewicz by Jane Horwitz

Theater Alliance's co-founder, Paul Douglas Michnewicz ("PD" to his friends), resigned his artistic-director post in late summer to do more freelance directing, acting and producing. Though…

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Backstage at Theater Alliance with co-founder Paul Douglas Michnewicz by Jane Horwitz

Theater Alliance's co-founder, Paul Douglas Michnewicz ("PD" to his friends), resigned his artistic-director post in late summer to do more freelance directing, acting and producing. Though…

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For Eleasha Gamble, a sudden journey to 'Oklahoma!' at Arena Stage by Jane Horwitz

Eleasha Gamble had only days to prepare for her starring role

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BACKSTAGE: From Georgetown to downtown, a theatrical life with a national impact by Jane Horwitz

Donn B. Murphy is a man of the theater in every sense.

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BACKSTAGE: Modern take on an O'Neill play looks for emotional authenticity by Jane Horwitz

"I'm not noted for my realism," jokes director Kathleen Akerley.

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Modern take on an O'Neill play looks for emotional authenticity by Jane Horwitz

"I'm not noted for my realism," jokes director Kathleen Akerley.

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Backstage: 'An Almost Holy Picture' playwright Heather McDonald by Jane Horwitz

Heather McDonald has long moved on from her prize-winning 1995 play for one actor, "An Almost Holy Picture." The character, Samuel Gentle, is a former Episcopal priest whose life and faith h…

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Backstage at Washington Shakespeare Company's 'Juno and the Paycock' by Jane Horwitz

Christopher Henley clambers, catlike, around a two-level set as the schemer "Joxer" Daly in Washington Shakespeare Company's "Juno and the Paycock." The Sean O'Casey play about a struggling …

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

‘The Play About the Coach’: Paden Fallis’s one-man show at Capital Fringe Festival by Jane Horwitz

With a little more than two minutes left on the clock, a college basketball coach self-destructs in “The Play About the Coach.” Watching actor/playwright Paden Fallis perform this mini t…

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Capital Fringe Festival review: Scena Theatre’s ‘Mein Kampf’ by Jane Horwitz

An untalented artist, newly arrived in 1909 Vienna, young Adolf Hitler (Cameron McNary) throws a shrieking tantrum after mistakenly using brown polish on black shoes. A spoiled mama’s boy,…

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Monday, July 2, 2012

D.C. Black Theatre Festival works the whole scale by Jane Horwitz

The D.C. Black Theatre Festival was founded in 2010 to celebrate all aspects of African American theater arts, from avant-garde to gospel-laced fables to morality tales to Tyler Perry’s br…

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Monday, June 11, 2012

Lots of ire, little fire in ‘Sister Mary’ by Jane Horwitz

The horrors of Catholic school as remembered by playwright Christopher Durang in “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You” are manifold, hilarious and tragic. His 1979 play is a how…

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