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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

‘Little Red’s Most Unusual Day’ entertains at Kentlands Arts Barn by Nicole Hertvik

Offenbach and Rossini are not names that roll easily off most children’s tongues. Luckily for parents who are looking for a fun way to introduce their children to classical music, the work…

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Theater and Policy Salon’s 2019-2020 Season Kicks Off This Weekend by Nicole Hertvik

The 2019-2020 Theater and Policy Salon season will start on October 18 at 3 pm with a Salon at New York University’s Washington DC campus at 1307 L Street, NW in downtown DC. The conversat…

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Friday, September 20, 2019

First Look at the Fierce Performers of ‘School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play’… and Their Fabulous Dresses by Nicole Hertvik

DC Metro Theater Arts spent a day at rehearsal with the cast of Round House Theatre Company’s season opener: School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. Not only is this play a fabulous…

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Flying V Theatre: Pushing the Boundaries of Theater One Podcast Episode at a Time by Nicole Hertvik

Imagine a world where pop culture and high culture intersect. A world in which wrestling, comics, and gaming meld seamlessly with the performing arts, allowing people of all backgrounds to e…

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Round House Theatre Unveils Major Renovation by Nicole Hertvik

Round House Theatre reopened this week after an eight-month renovation that revamped nearly every aspect of the Bethesda, MD theater space. What began as a desire to improve the acoustics in…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

In ‘Aladdin,’ Iago Is The Perfect Sidekick: And No, He’s Not a Parrot Anymore by Nicole Hertvik

LA-based character actor Reggie De Leon brings comedic flair to the beloved Disney character Iago. 'Aladdin' is playing at the Kennedy Center through September 7th. The post In ‘Aladdin,…

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Mara Bayewitz On Playing ‘Dolley Madison, Presidentress’ by Nicole Hertvik

How does an actor prepare to embody of of the United States’ most famous first ladies? We spoke to Mara Bayewitz about her upcoming solo turn as Dolley Madison playing at Best Medicine Rep…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

DC Metro Theater Arts and DC Theatre Scene Announce Joint Coverage of 2019 Capital Fringe Festival by Nicole Hertvik

DC Metro Theater Arts and DC Theatre Scene are pleased to announce that they are joining forces to cover the 2019 Capital Fringe Festival. Each online publication will review half of the 89 …

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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Got Plans for the Tony Awards? Now You Do! by Nicole Hertvik

I am through being a lonely theater geek, locking myself in my bedroom and shushing non-interested family members throughout the Tony Awards broadcast! This year, I’ve decided to throw mys…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Broadway’s Michael Urie To Return to Shakespeare Theatre Company for Free For All Hamlet by Nicole Hertvik

Free For All, one of the capital’s cherished annual traditions, will return for its 29th annual summer to Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC), offering two weeks of free performances of the …

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Photo Highlights from the 2019 Helen Hayes Ceremony! by Nicole Hertvik

Visual highlights from the 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards Ceremony. A complete list of recipients can be found here. All photos by Mukul Ranjan. Check out Mukul’s work at or at Mukul Ranja…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Review: ‘Fame’ Is Full of Heart at GALA Hispanic Theatre by Nicole Hertvik

There is something very “meta” about Gala Hispanic Theatre’s production of Fame. See, you’ve got this group of scrappy young artists with talent, so much talent. And they are determi…

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Review: Local Students Let Their Freak Flags Fly in KAT – Second Stage’s ‘Shrek the Musical, Jr.’ by Nicole Hertvik

Sometimes, true perfection can be found where we least expect it. Whether you know it as a movie or a musical, Shrek has a pretty clear message for audiences: If you keep waiting for a perfe…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Helen Hayes Videos: Get To Know Your Hosts! by Nicole Hertvik

The 35th Annual Helen Hayes Awards are just around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! All of DC theater in one room together, wearing fancy duds and celebrating another year of ha…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

The Lab at Georgetown Brings Together Global Artists for ‘The Gathering’ by Nicole Hertvik

The Lab program at Georgetown University occupies an interesting space in the DC performing arts world, existing at the intersection between art and international affairs. Georgetown’s Lab…

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Improvised Excellence: Matthew Morrison Brings His Signature Style to Strathmore This Weekend by Nicole Hertvik

Broadway fans are in for a treat as Matthew Morrison (Glee, The Light in the Piazza) and Shoshana Bean (Wicked, Waitress) come to town this weekend to headline Strathmore’s annual Spring G…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Nu Sass To Perform ‘Marx in Soho’ at Edinburgh Fringe Festival by Nicole Hertvik

DC-based theater company Nu Sass Productions is taking Marx in Soho to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this summer. Marx in Soho, by American Historian Howard Zinn, will feature Mary Myers as …

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Monday, April 8, 2019

Amanda Gookin’s Forward Music Project at Kennedy Center’s Direct Current Festival by Nicole Hertvik

Amanda Gookin is a cellist, a founding member of the acclaimed music group PUBLIQuartet, and, since 2015, the founder of the Forward Music Project, which commissions new multimedia works for…

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Photo Feature: The Washington Chorus Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day by Nicole Hertvik

The Washington Chorus (TWC) celebrated St. Patrick’s Day 2019 with a concert at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall, followed by its annual Gala dinner at the Watergate Hotel. The concert feat…

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Report: ‘Les Misérables in Concert’ by Young Artists of America at Strathmore by Nicole Hertvik

Young Artists of America presented its annual concert last Sunday, performing a semi-staged concert version of Les Misérables that featured a large ensemble of performers, chorus members an…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

2019 WATCH Award Winners and Ceremony Recap by Nicole Hertvik

The 19th Annual WATCH Awards recipients were announced tonight at a ceremony at The Birchmere in Alexandria Virginia. The ceremony was notable for two touching moments. Charles Hall, father …

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Studio Acting Conservatory Announces Location for 2019-2020 Classes by Nicole Hertvik

The newly formed Studio Acting Conservatory has secured temporary space for its next season of classes. 2019-2020 Classes will take place in Washington, DC, at the Garnet Patterson School, d…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Laura Benanti on Motherhood and Performing with Her Mom by Nicole Hertvik

There is one role that Tony Award-winner Laura Benanti cherishes above all others: Mother. The My Fair Lady star gave birth to daughter Ella Rose in 2017. “Becoming a mom changed me in eve…

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Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Studio Theatre To Close Its Acting Conservatory by Nicole Hertvik

Raise your hand if you studied at Studio Theatre’s Acting Conservatory? For the 10,000 plus performers whose careers started at Studio’s 43-year-old conservatory, the news that Studio wo…

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

Photo Feature: Behind the Scenes at ’19 the Musical’ by Nicole Hertvik

In honor of last week’s Women’s March, DC Metro Theater Arts sat in on a workshop performance of 19, a musical in development highlighting the fight to pass the 19th Amendment gi…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Shakespeare Theatre Company Hosts Annual Mock Trial by Nicole Hertvik

On January 14, 2019, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presented its Winter Mock Trial at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). Guests were invited to hear Richard the Third: A Good Name Resto…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Local Favorite Margot Seibert Comes Home for Signature Theatre Concert by Nicole Hertvik

Fans of Margo Seibert – the Broadway star of Rocky and In Transit – may face some unusual competition for tickets to her upcoming concert at Signature Theatre. That is because me…

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Past is Prologue in New Musical About Suffragists by Nicole Hertvik

When Nancy Pelosi accepted the gavel as Speaker of the House last week, she expressed pride at presiding over Congress during the 100th anniversary of women having the right to vote (coming …

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Design Elements in Professional Productions by Nicole Hertvik

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them in 2018. In this category, outstanding professional design, we recog…

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Performance in a Community Theater Production by Nicole Hertvik

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them in 2018. Here are the community theater performances that made the b…

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Sunday, December 30, 2018

DCMTA 2018 Staff Favorites: Outstanding Performance in a Professional Production by Nicole Hertvik

As the year draws to a close, we asked DCMTA writers to think back on the shows that left an indelible impression on them in 2018. Here are the professional performances that made the bigges…

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