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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Take Ten: Maboud Ebrahimzadeh by Norman Allen

A familiar presence on stages across the Washington area, Maboud Ebrahimzadeh appears in The Tale of the Allergist's Wife at Theatre J through July 5. Recent credits include&nb…

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Take Ten: Andy Prosky by Norman Allen

Appearing in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead at the Folger Theatre through June 28, Andy Prosky will be familiar to longtime area theatregoers for his appearances at Arena Stage i…

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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Take Ten: Caroline Clay by Norman Allen

Appearing in The Blood Quilt at Arena Stage through June 7, Caroline Clay's work in the Washington area includes Clementine in the Lower Nine and Gidion’s …

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Take Ten: Dallas Tolentino by Norman Allen

Appearing in The Fire and the Rain at Constellation Theatre Company through May 24, Dallas Tolentino has been acting, fighting, and dancing in the Washington area for five years. He is a sen…

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Take Ten: Matt Conner by Norman Allen

Director of Creative Cauldron's Once On This Island, playing through May 31, Matt Conner has been performing, composing, teaching and directing in the Washington area for fifte…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 08:28AM
Thursday, May 7, 2015

Take Ten: Tracy Lynn Olivera by Norman Allen

Appearing in Freedom’s Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War at Ford’s Theatre through May 20, Tracy Lynn Olivera is a familiar face to Washington area theatregoers. Her&n…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 10:24AM
Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Creative Cauldron: Why We Tell The Story by Norman Allen

On That Note! is a monthly feature that explores the making of musical theatre. This month we look at Once On This Island, a Caribbean-inspired musical that opened on Broadway in 1990, and t…

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Theatre Lab: Collaborating for a Worthy Cause by Norman Allen

Class Act is an occasional series highlighting theatre education programs in the Washington area. For a complete listing of all that’s available, visit theatreWashington's Edu…

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Ford’s Theatre: Freedom’s Song Rings Out by Norman Allen

When actor Kevin McAllister takes on the role of a fugitive slave who survives to become a Union soldier, he feels the burden of history. “It’s a nightly challenge,” he say…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 12:28PM
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

The 2015 Helen Hayes Award: Moving Forward! by Norman Allen

After a 30th Anniversary marked by an awards presentation that doubled as a cocktail party and schmooze fest, this year’s Helen Hayes Awards – on April 6 – will look and fe…

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Toby’s Dinner Theatre: Munsey Offers a ‘Big Comedy Hug’ by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week, actor Lawrence Munsey uncovers the power of a long term act…

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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Theater J: Looking to the Future by Norman Allen

As the dust settles following the DC Jewish Community Center's controversial dismissal of Ari Roth – Theater J’s former Artistic Director – it seemed a good t…

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Imagination Stage: Harry Pickens on Myth and Music by Norman Allen

Playwright Suzan Zeder had already experienced significant success with her children’s play Wiley and the Hairy Man when Peter Holloway, Artistic Director at Louisville’s Stage O…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 04:42PM
Thursday, January 8, 2015

Ari Roth: Planting a Flag by Norman Allen

A trusted colleague recently described playwright-producer-educator Ari Roth as a “gentle ninja.” It’s a description that fits him well. Thoughtful and kind, Roth is also a…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 11:18AM
Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Broadway Christmas Carol: Walking the Line by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week, Michael Sharp shares insights – as both actor and dir…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 12:46PM
Thursday, November 20, 2014

Designer James Fouchard Goes "Under the Sea!" by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week, we delve into the choices facing set designer James Fouchar…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 11:37AM
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fiddler on the Roof: Creating a Richer, Deeper Place by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week we delve into the choices facing lighting designer Colin Bil…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 11:52AM
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Elmer Gantry: The Sound and the Fury by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week, we delve into one of the most fascinating but least recogni…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 11:52AM
Monday, September 29, 2014

Sean McLaughlin: Bringing It Home by Norman Allen

On That Note! focuses on the individual artists who come together in the process of creating a work of musical theatre. This week: The Actor. Sean McLaughlin, who opens as Juan Peron in Evit…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 03:52PM
Thursday, September 18, 2014

The Writers of theatreWashington: Going Deep by Norman Allen

When theatreWashington President & CEO Linda Levy invited me to develop and deepen the company’s web coverage, it seemed the perfect opportunity to get re-acquainted with the regio…

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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jill Sobule: A New Score for an Old Tale by Norman Allen

On That Note! explores the musical theatre’s collaborative process by focusing on the individual members of the creative team. This week, we look at the work of composer-lyricist Jill …

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Summer Hummer: Making History on August 18! by Norman Allen

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Music Director Charles Johnson: Making Good by Norman Allen

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Director Chris Goodrich: Asking All the Right Questions by Norman Allen

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

The American Century Theater At Its Zenith as Doors Close by Norman Allen

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Looking to the Past, as We Look to the Future: A Remembrance by Norman Allen

I’ve been working in the Washington theatre community for two decades now, which means I’m just a few years shy of actually seeing Helen Hayes at the Helen Hayes Awards. I wish I’d bee…

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Friday, April 4, 2014

Forging On – The Anacostia Playhouse by Norman Allen

Walk into the Anacostia Playhouse on a weekday morning and you’ll be welcomed by Harley, a rescue mutt who takes about 30 seconds to warm up to you. Drawings from students at nearby Ba…

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quoth the Crow by Norman Allen

Final rehearsals for a show that includes both full nudity and aerial choreography can be stressful, but the artists behind Iron Crow’s The Homo Poe Show, at the Baltimore Theatre Project …

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Friday, February 28, 2014

Class Act – Giving Voice by Norman Allen

In a broad spectrum of educational opportunities available to everyone from preschoolers to adults, Arena Stage’s Voices of Now stands out as a program that makes an immediate, tangibl…

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Compass Rose – Going Pro! by Norman Allen

Not long before Carrie Underwood traipsed across the Alps in NBC’s live broadcast of The Sound of Music, the artists at Compass Rose mounted a production in their intimate, black-box s…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 01:27PM
Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Synetic Theater’s Teen Company – Learning to Listen by Norman Allen

The young actors who study at Synetic Theater perform without speech, telling their stories through highly precise movements grounded in a lengthy period of study, experiment, and rehearsal.…

SOURCE: theatrewashington.org at 04:12PM

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