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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Rumors’ presented by Rockville Little Theatre by Lynne Menefee

There is a jewel of a little theatre that can be found just outside of Washington, DC. Operated by the City of Rockville, it sits on lovely grounds where you can go for a walk or have a picn…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

News: Theatre Project’s 50th Anniversary Season Opens with High Zero 2021 by Lynne Menefee

On March 8, 2020, COVID forced us to cease all live in-person performances. But now, a year and a half later…   WE’RE BACK! Welcome to Theatre Project’s 50th Anniversary Season!   Th…

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Live theater has joyously returned to one of the gems in Baltimore’s (and in the whole DMV area) performing arts scene. After being closed for almost a year and a half due to the pandemic,…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

News: Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces Delay of Opening Season Show Due to Pandemic-Related Production Challenges by Lynne Menefee

WASHINGTON (August 13, 2021)  — Mosaic Theatre Company of DC regrets to announce its delay of My Father, My Martyr, and Me by Fargo Tbakhi due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 Delt…

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

News: NextStop Theatre Announces Major Programming and Policy Changes Due to Covid-19 Resurgence by Lynne Menefee

Herndon, VA/Washington, DC- Due to the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases in our community, NextStop Theatre has been very carefully considering how to balance their passionate desire to re…

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

NEWS: STC Partnering with Theatres Across the Greater Washington Area to Require Vaccinations for All Shows by Lynne Menefee

  DMV THEATRES UNITE TO REQUIRE AUDIENCE VACCINATIONS Theatres across the greater Washington, D.C. area have united to provide the highest level of public safety for their audiences, staff,…

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

News: Vagabond Players Announces Its 106th Season by Lynne Menefee

We are very excited to announce that the best of Broadway will be back on Broadway starting in January 2022 with a lineup worth waiting for. THE CLEAN HOUSE running January 7-30, 2022Writt…

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Friday, July 30, 2021

News: Spooky Action Theater 2021/2022 Season Announcement by Lynne Menefee

I am writing to share my feeling of excited expectation and deep satisfaction, a sense of falling in love again – with Theater.  Looking ahead to our Reopening 2021-22 Season fills me wit…

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

News: Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Mainstage Season by Lynne Menefee

THE REVOLUTIONISTSBY LAUREN GUNDERSONDIRECTED BY GENÉ FOUCHÉSEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 17Preview September 16 Olympe d Gourges,  Charlotte Corday, Marie Anotinette and Marianne Angelle are…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

News: Baltimore Concert Opera is BACK! 2021-2022 Season Announcement by Lynne Menefee

BCO will produce a fully-staged “Barber of Seville” with an orchestra!  Baltimore Concert Opera is proud to share that not only will it be making its return to its home stage at the Eng…

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

NEWS: Dance Preview of Local Spring Offerings by Lynne Menefee

    Treat your mom to the ballet!   Forget flowers. Chocolate can wait until Christmas. For this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to the ballet, and we promise she will enjoy a live perform…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NEWS: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra partnering with Maryland Public Television to increase access to the BSO’s Gala Celebration by Lynne Menefee

Maryland Public Television to Broadcast Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala Celebration Honoring Marin Alsop Partnership Expands Free Programming of The Marin Festival for Viewers Throughout…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

News: Managing Director Michael Ross to Retire from Baltimore Center Stage by Lynne Menefee

Michael Ross will retire from his role as Managing Director of Baltimore Center Stage at the end of June, the theater’s Board of Trustees announced today. Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarr…

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

News: New Baltimore Theater Company, Two Strikes Theatre Collective, announces 2021 Season by Lynne Menefee

New Baltimore theater company Two Strikes Theatre Collective announces their 2021 season with virtual devised works, staged readings of original plays, a podcast, and the second annual Brown…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Newtowne Players Announces 18th Season – A ‘Season of Joy’ by Lynne Menefee

LEXINGTON PARK, MD – Executive Producer, Meg Pugh, announced The Newtowne Players’ 18th season at Three Notch Theatre will begin September 2021 during a preview party last weekend. Since…

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Iron Crow Theatre Announces New Virtual Summer Theatre Immersion for Teens by Lynne Menefee

BROADWAY STARS, EQUITY ACTORS, AND COLLEGE PROFESSORS JOIN RENOWNED FACULTYIron Crow Theatre announces the launch of its 2020 Summer Theatre Immersion, a one-week virtual intensive for high …

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Gun & Powder’ at Signature Theatre by Lynne Menefee

The world premiere of the new musical, “Gun & Powder,” at Signature Theatre was sold out shortly after opening and deservedly so. With book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri, music by R…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

Lincoln Center’s highly acclaimed 2018 revival of the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” is kicking off its national tour at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House, providing a sparkling tre…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Theatre Review: Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

There are so many reasons why Everyman’s production of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” has had the biggest ticket presale in the theater’s 29-year history – with…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at The Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

“Dear Evan Hansen” is currently making its sold-out homecoming at the Kennedy Center. With a book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Ben…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ at Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

Big things sometimes come in small, understated packages. “The Band’s Visit,” currently playing at the Kennedy Center is truly one of the most astounding and beautiful pieces of theate…

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ at The Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

Though we lost the great Carol Channing this year, her signature role as Dolly Levi in the “Hello, Dolly!” is now in the very capable hands of another entertainment legend and Tony Award…

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Dinner with Friends’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Everyman is currently serving up the 2000 Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, “Dinner with Friends,” by Donald Margulies and helmed by Founding Artistic Director, Vincent M. Lancisi (a self…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Jerusalem’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Jez Butterworth’s 2009 play “Jerusalem” is currently running at FPCT. It is an ambitious production by this small, but mighty, local theater. Kudos go to the director, Ann Tu…

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ at Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

“The Play That Goes Wrong” has won countless accolades here and in the UK where it all began in a small pub theater in London. After its successful run on Broadway, this British…

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Monday, November 26, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Chris Botti’ at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by Lynne Menefee

Baltimore was treated to a weekend of surprising and refreshing jazz concerts at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall as part of the BSO’s Pop Series. Grammy® Award-winning jazz trumpe…

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Beetlejuice’ at The National Theatre by Lynne Menefee

The new musical, “Beetlejuice,” based on charmingly quirky 1988 movie with Michael Keaton as the title character and Tim Burton as the director, is making its pre-Broadway run a…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Dave’ at Arena Stage by Lynne Menefee

“Dave,” the new musical comedy adapted from the Oscar-nominated 1993 movie of the same name, is making its world premiere appropriately at Arena Stage, a stone’s throw from the…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations’ at The Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

Currently The Kennedy Center is hosting the latest in what has become a popular genre over the past decade – the jukebox musical, based on real-life stories and music of highly successful …

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Hamilton’ at The Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

After opening approximately three years ago on Broadway (after a run at The Public) and winning countless awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and 11 Tonys in 2016, are there any more praises …

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘SOUL: The Stax Musical’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Lynne Menefee

In the tradition of recent jukebox musicals (“Jersey Boys,” “Motown: the Musical” and “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical”), “SOUL: The Stax Musical&…

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