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Saturday, January 21, 2023

Concert Review: ‘Let Freedom Ring! with Leslie Odom, Jr.,’ presented by Kennedy Center’s Millennium Stage and Georgetown University by Taryn Carone

It’s 3 p.m. on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Though free tickets will not be distributed for another hour and a half, hundreds of eager guests line the Hall of Nations waiting for the chanc…

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Thursday, December 22, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘An Irish Carol’ at Keegan Theatre by Taryn Carone

For any who are not familiar with the play, “An Irish Carol” is a wise-cracking rendition of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Playwright Matthew J. Keenan provides a fresh ada…

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Once on This Island’ at Constellation Theatre Compan   by Taryn Carone

The set for Constellation Theatre Company’s production of “Once on This Island” consists of vines crawling up a brick wall and circling an iron balcony off to stage left. Across the ba…

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

Concert Review: ‘ARTS by George!’ Benefit with Kristin Chenoweth at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Concert Hall by Taryn Carone

“Arts! by George” is the annual fundraiser held by George Mason University to raise money for scholarships and to support the arts. This extravagant event consisted of three main parts�…

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Sunday, July 31, 2022

Concert Review: Barlow and Bear’s ‘The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical’ Album Live in Concert at the Kennedy Center by Taryn Carone

For the first time, live and in concert, Abigail Barlow and Emily Bear presented their, “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.” It based on the popular, Netflix series “Bridgerton” at t…

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Monday, July 25, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ presented by Wildwood Summer Theater by Taryn Carone

  The purpose of theater has been debated throughout history. Is it meant to be thought-provoking? Is it meant to entertain? Should its goal be to bring people together? There will never be…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Once Upon A Mattress’ by Rockville Musical Theatre at F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre by Taryn Carone

Rockville Musical Theatre (RMT) concluded its successful run this past weekend of the classic Broadway musical, “Once Upon a Mattress,” based on the story of the Princess and the Pea. Th…

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘ Disney’s Newsies The Musical’ by the Reston Community Players Apprentice Program at Capital One Hall by Taryn Carone

“Disney’s Newsies The Musical” is a heartwarming show based on the News Boy Strike of 1899 and the 1992 film. The Broadway musical was nominated for eight Tony Awards and won two—Bes…

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Sunday, July 10, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ by The Arlington Players by Taryn Carone

  Curtains up on a 1920s Athens in The Arlington Players (TAP) retelling of the classic tale “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” The stage was adorned by beautifully painted, removable set p…

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Mr. Popper’s Penguins’ at Imagination Stage by Taryn Carone

“Mr. Popper’s Penguins” is a based on the 1939 Newberry Honor book by Richard and Florence Atwater. Directed by Nathaniel P. Claridad (read MD Theatre Guide’s interview here), this m…

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee’ at 1st Stage Theatre by Taryn Carone

Dive into the aquatic world of “Under the Sea with Dredgie McGee” at 1st Stage. Upon entering the theater, you are greeted with music drifting across the venue. Guitar accompanies male s…

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