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Friday, August 10, 2018

Review: ‘Disney’s Broadway Hits’ at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

As the summer humidity abates a bit, what better way to enjoy a summer evening than with a concert full of classic Disney songs at Wolf Trap? Disney’s “Broadway Hits” concert on Thursd…

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore by Tiffany Draut

Returning to the DC area, Audra McDonald gave a concert at Strathmore on May 26, 2017, full of her signature charm and joy. Her powerhouse soprano that transitions smoothly and easily betwee…

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Friday, December 9, 2016

Review: ‘A Merry Little Christmas with Megan Hilty’ at The Kennedy Center by Tiffany Draut

If the slightly warmer weather than normal for this time of year is making it hard for you to get into the holiday mood, head to The Kennedy Center for A Merry Little Christmas with Megan Hi…

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Saturday, October 8, 2016

Review: Patti LuPone at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

The Barns at Wolf Trap resonated with the powerful belt of one of Broadway’s reigning divas tonight as Patti LuPone brought her concert “Don’t Monkey with Broadway” d…

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Saturday, September 3, 2016

Review: Disney in Concert: ‘Tale as Old as Time’ With the Wolf Trap Orchestra by Tiffany Draut

On the first cool evening in the DC area in a while, what better way to spend it than at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap? Tonight’s concert, Disney in Concert’s Tale as Old as Time, with …

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

Review: ‘The Marcy and Zina Show’ at Signature Theatre by Tiffany Draut

Amidst the sweltering summer humidity, Signature Theater’s “Sizzlin’ Summer Nights” cabaret series more than lived up to its name with songwriters Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich as …

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Friday, May 20, 2016

Review: Brian Regan at The Warner Theatre by Tiffany Draut

With the nonstop laughter tonight coming from the Warner Theatre in DC, it was easy to tell that Brian Regan had brought his comedy tour to town!  Playing through Saturday, May 21, 2016, Br…

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Friday, April 1, 2016

Review #1: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra: ‘Broadway Divas’ by Tiffany Draut

What does one call a group of Broadway divas? After tonight’s performance of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Jack Everly, “Dreamgirls” seems like perha…

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Review: Fairfax Symphony Orchestra: ‘An Enchanted Evening’ by Tiffany Draut

It really was quite “An Enchanted Evening” at GMU’s Center for the Arts on March 12, 2016 as Mary Michael Patterson and Hayley Travers, accompanied by the Fairfax Orchestra under the b…

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Saturday, February 27, 2016

‘NSO Pops: Broadway Today with Darren Criss & Betsy Wolfe’ at The Kennedy Center by Tiffany Draut

While most of the week here in Washington DC has been dreary and rainy, the weekend is off to a bright start as Darren Criss and Betsy Wolfe joined the National Symphony Orchestra, under the…

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Friday, February 19, 2016

Review: ‘BSO: An Evening with Sutton Foster’ at The Music Center at Strathmore by Tiffany Draut

It may be chilly outside, but Sutton Foster was most warmly welcomed as she performed tonight, Thursday, February 18, 2016 at the Music Center at Strathmore with the Baltimore Symphony Orche…

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Friday, December 11, 2015

NSO Pops: ‘The von Trapps and Stephanie J. Block Family Holiday’ at The Kennedy Center by Tiffany Draut

With their annual holiday concert at The Kennedy Center on Thursday, December 10, 2016, the NSO Pops, joined by special guests Stephanie J. Block and The von Trapps, as well as the Washingt…

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

‘Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella’ at The National Theatre by Tiffany Draut

It truly was “A Lovely Night” at the National Theater on Thursday, November 18th, as Cinderella won over not only the prince, but the entire audience.  Between the charm of the…

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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Tracy Lynn Olivera’s ‘Halloween Spooktacular Cabaret’ at Signature Theatre by Tiffany Draut

As Halloween approaches, ghosts and monsters and witches seem to be everywhere. But by far the most entertaining witch of all was Tracy Lynn Olivera, presenting her Halloween Spooktacular Ca…

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Jackie Evancho: ‘Awakening’ at Strathmore by Tiffany Draut

As Jackie Evancho walked onstage on Saturday, October 10, 2015 at the Music Center at Strathmore to perform her “Awakening” concert, the excitement among the packed crowd was palpable, a…

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Saturday, October 10, 2015

Megan Hilty at The Barns at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

It was a “Smash”-ing evening at the Barns at Wolf Trap last night as Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty lit up the stage with some of her signature songs.   Hilty’s vivacious and energe…

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Bernadette Peters at ‘Arts By George’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts by Tiffany Draut

“Let Me Entertain You” belted Bernadette Peters as she burst onto the stage to begin the Arts by George! benefit at George Mason University’s  Center for the Arts. And boy did sh…

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Gladys Knight and the O’Jays at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

“Tonight is all about love!” proclaimed the Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight herself, as she and the O’Jays gave the crowd an amazing night out at Wolf Trap on Saturday, August 22, 2015.…

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Jim Gaffigan’s ‘Contagious Tour’ at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

Jim Gaffigan brought his “Contagious” tour to Wolf Trap on Wednesday, August 12, 2015, treating the sold-out crowd to jokes and quips about the oddities of life that made for near-consta…

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Friday, August 7, 2015

‘The Piano Guys’ at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

The Piano Guys blew into Wolf Trap at 8 pm on Thursday, August 6, 2015 with their originality, humor, and sheer musical skill like the refreshing cool air after the heat wave of the past few…

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

‘Too Marvelous for Words: The Songs of Johnny Mercer’ at AMP by Tiffany Draut

Cabaret singers Linda Purl and Lee Lessack shone on July 31, 2015 in their concert tribute to Johnny Mercer, appropriately titled Too Marvelous for Words. In the delightfully-intimate new v…

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Idina Menzel at Jiffy Lube Live by Tiffany Draut

Fighting both the summer heat and a summer cold, Idina Menzel nonetheless stormed the stage at the Jiffy Lube Live arena on Saturday, July 18, 2015, and blew the (figurative) roof off the pl…

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Lindsey Stirling at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

After the rain comes the rainbow—tonight the rainbow was Lindsey Stirling’s sublime performance at Wolf Trap following this afternoon’s thunder and hailstorms. With her own effervesce…

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

The Marriage of Figaro’ at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

Wedding season is in full swing here in the DC area, and Wolf Trap is no exception, with their stellar production of The Marriage of Figaro. Opening tonight and running through Saturday, Jun…

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Friday, April 24, 2015

Keith Lockhart Conducting The BBC Concert Orchestra at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts by Tiffany Draut

The DC Metro area is blessed with a plethora of very good orchestras and symphonies, all very close by, and all worthwhile.  Yet hearing the BBC Concert Orchestra, under the direction of Ke…

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

‘La Traviata’ at Virginia Opera by Tiffany Draut

In a fitting capstone to Virginia Opera’s 40th anniversary season, the Virginia Opera, in conjunction with Des Moines Metro Opera, presents a thrilling production of Verdi’s masterpiece…

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

‘Beauty and the Beast’ at The Warner Theatre by Tiffany Draut

It is truly a favorite “tale as old as time” on display at the Warner Theatre this week as NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, from now through January 11th. The favorite …

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

‘Cosi Fan Tutte’ at University of Maryland’s Maryland Opera Studio by Tiffany Draut

It was a delightfully funny night of Mozart at the Maryland Opera Studio’s production of Cosi Fan Tutte at the University of Maryland on Friday, November 21, 2014. With only spartan sets a…

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Sunday, November 9, 2014

‘Death by Design’ at Greenbelt Arts Center by Tiffany Draut

The appreciative audience at the Greenbelt Arts Center tonight found themselves transported to a 1930’s English manor house, complete with dead body and amateur detective! It was thei…

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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jim Brickman at Wolf Trap by Tiffany Draut

It was a fun night, full of old favorites and new hits, as Jim Brickman brought his “Platinum Tour” to the Barns at Wolf Trap, on Wednesday, October 29th at 8 pm. This tour, cele…

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Patti LuPone: ‘Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda’ at ‘Arts by George’ at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts by Tiffany Draut

Last night George Mason University’s annual Arts by George! benefit outdid itself as they had Broadway legend and TV star Patti LuPone headline their gala event. LuPone, whose credits spa…

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