Monday, September 28, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘When She Had Wings’ at Imagination Stage by April Forrer

A visual and audio masterpiece wings its way onstage with Imagination Stage’s production of the world premiere of When She Had Wings. Written by Suzan Zeder, a four-time winner of the Dist…

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Quiz: What Song from ‘Annie’ are You? by Mark Beachy

Publicity photo of Andrea McArdle as Annie, Reid Shelton as Daddy Warbucks and Sandy from the Broadway musical ‘Annie.’

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘texts&beheadings/ElizabethR’ at Folger Theatre by Kaley Beins

“Our fractured portrait [of Queen Elizabeth I] is like that caught for a moment by a kaleidoscope, not a camera; more in common with Picasso’s portraits than of any kind of naturalism……

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Theatre Review: ‘Private Eyes’ at Silver Spring Stage by Barbara Trainin Blank

The suspense escalates—punctuated by humor and moments of sheer poetry—in Steven Dietz’s Private Eyes. Somewhat reminiscent of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal and even of David Ives’s Ve…

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Five Steps to Acting for Stage Comedy by Todd Langwell

Acting isn’t for everyone.  Acting in live comedy is for fewer people still.  There is a great misconception — ­even among some actors — that performing comedy is no more difficult …

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Lynne Menefee

It seems that love is in bloom in Baltimore and that is good news for theatergoers. Center Stage opened this season with Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austin’s beloved battle of the sexes. Fur…

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Theatre Review: ‘Destiny Of Desire’ at Arena Stage by Brian Bochicchio

At the highest level, I invariably find myself looking at a show in one of three ways. What is it trying to tell me? Where is it all going? Or, do I just strap in and go along with the ride?…

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Friday, September 25, 2015

‘A Quick 5’ with Tessa Klein by Elliot Lanes

Tessa Klein is currently giving a performance of epic proportions at Studio Theatre in Chimerica where she is portraying the character of Tessa Kendrick. Her Broadway and Off Broadway cred…

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News: PA Theatre Guide Officially Launches by Mark Beachy

Start spreading the news!  The Pennsylvania Theatre Guide is now online and ready to serve the performing arts community and its theatregoers. This online publication may be new to Pennsy…

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Thursday, September 24, 2015

Theatre News: Center Stage to Host Fall Fest Weekend by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Center Stage will host three events the weekend of Oct. 2-4: its annual family-friendly open house, Backstage @ Center Stage; a costume, props and furniture tag sale; and its fall Play Lab w…

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Pride and Prejudice’ at Center Stage by Lynne Menefee

It is a testament to the enduring appeal of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice that Center Stage has chosen to open it’s 53rd season with the world premier of a new theatrical version by …

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Theatre Review: ‘Queens Girl In The World’ at Theater J by Amy Juras

  Part of Washington DC’s Women’s Voices Theatre Festival, Queens Girl In The World premiered on Monday night, September 21st to a cheering packed audience. This one woman s…

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Theatre Review: ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’ at Children’s Playhouse of Maryland by Kaley Beins

Since 2001, performers 18 and younger could hone their skills with the Children’s Playhouse of Maryland (CPM), performing in well-known shows like Les Mis, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cats, …

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. Ironbound at Round House Theatre. “…a well written script; superb acting and a high-end production all helmed by the immensely talented director Daniella Topol.” – El…

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Theatre Review: ‘Uprising’ at MetroStage by Brian Bochicchio

What is it like to be partly free? Emerging playwright Gabrielle Fulton’s fascinating new play, Uprising, at Alexandria’s MetroStage, provides a unique twist on the African-American expe…

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Theatre Review: ‘Inheritance Canyon’ by Taffety Punk Theatre Company at Capitol Hill Arts Workshop by Heather Hill

If you are looking for a night of comedic relief, look no further than Taffety Punk Theatre Company’s latest production, Inheritance Canyon. Being part of the audience was like sitting…

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Theatre Review: ‘Now Comes the Night’ at 1st Stage by Jennifer Minich

1st Stage’s award-winning, 100-person theatre can be found in the corner of a strip mall in the middle of Tysons Corner. Identifiable by the year-round twinkling lights and the eager patr…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Jared Mezzocchi by Elliot Lanes

Projections designer Jared Mezzocchi’s work can currently be seen at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with their current production Women Laughing Alone with Salad. Previous Woolly Mammo…

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Friendship Betrayed’ at WSC Avant Bard by Kaley Beins

A sultry voice comes over the loudspeaker, interrupting the jazz and swing that had been playing for the last ten minutes. The disembodied announcer asks the audience to silence their new-fa…

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Theatre Review: ‘Ragtime: The Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Mark Beachy

On July 22, 2015, the author of the 1975 novel, Ragtime, E. L. Doctorow passed away at the age of 84.  President Obama stated that Doctorow was “one of America’s greatest novel…

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Sunday, September 20, 2015

Opera Review: ‘Carmen’ by WNO at Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Morgan Halvorsen

Carmen, now playing at the Kennedy Center, is uniquely brilliant. From the very first moment of its robust overture, echoing the now-iconic “Toreador Song” of the second act, the…

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Theatre Review: ‘Ironbound’ at Round House Theatre by Elliot Lanes

Ironbound by Martyna Majok is Round House Theatre’s entry into the groundbreaking Women’s Voices Theatre Festival. It has everything that a world premiere play needs. It features a well …

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Friday, September 18, 2015

Theatre News: Historic Annapolis Celebrates Fringe Festival by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

For one night in September, Annapolis’ historic West Street Arts District becomes home to actors, singers, dancers and musicians as the 2015 Annapolis Fringe Festival opens its doors Satur…

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Theatre News: theatreWeek Offers Inspirational Ticket Discounts by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

theatreWeek 2015 celebrates the glory, the laughter, the thrills, and the insights into the human condition that only a trip to live theatre can evoke. And it does all that by offering area …

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Music News: Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Celebrate the BSO’s and look ahead to its future and 100th anniversary in the 2015-2016 by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra’s celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Also…

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

News: Under the Lights: A Gala Night with Kevin Spacey and Cal Ripken, Jr. by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2015 AT 7PM MEAD CENTER FOR AMERICAN THEATER, HOME OF ARENA STAGE, 1101 6th STREET SW, WASHINGTON, DC 20024 Tickets: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10026538[web.…

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Theatre News: Amy Austin to Lead theatreWashington by Guest Author

by  ADRIANE O’PHARROW theatreWashington is pleased to announce Amy Austin, the long-time Publisher of the Washington City Paper, a local news and online destination, has accepted the…

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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Chimerica’ at Studio Theatre by Brian Bochicchio

A show that a playwright spends 6 years writing, creating 5 acts/38 scenes, and 3+ hours long play requiring a cast of about 20 (a half dozen who must be fluent in Mandarin Chinese),…

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Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. An Inspector Calls at Everyman Theatre. “Everyman pulls out all the nuances of the script, making this production an edge-of-your-seat nail-biter.” – April Forrer. REA…

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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Theatre Review: ‘Caps For Sale: The Musical’ at Adventure Theatre, MTC by April Forrer

I think the key to excellent children’s theatre is engagement. Engage a group of wide-eyed children, and you can produce a success. Adventure Theatre’s production of Caps For Sale: The M…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Isabelle “Izzy” Smelkinson by Elliot Lanes

If you ask some people what they did on their summer vacation you might get a response like “I went to the beach or to Europe.” In the case of Isabelle “Izzy” Smelkin…

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