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(L to R) Delaney Williams as Otto, Adi Stein as Dom, Jayne Houdyshell as Alma and Jenna Sokolowski as Phyllis. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Theatre Review: ‘The Shoplifters’ at Arena Stage

Arena Stage’s 65th  Anniversary Season opened in a big way last night with a world premiere comedy that goes far beyond the jokes to make a point about the human condition. Morris Panych’s The Shoplifters tells the story of Alma (Jane Houdyshell) who has lots of sass and is a career shoplifter at … [Read More...]

John Preece

‘A Quick 5′ with John Preece

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof , today's A Quick 5 subject is a man who knows the show very very well. John Preece has played in many productions of Fiddler on the Roof  either as Lazar Wolf or Tevye. All totaled he has played the show 3,455 performances. Broken down, … [Read More...]

Video: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

VIDEO: MD Theatre Guide presents the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony which took place on September 15, 2014. The video also includes an interview with Ian Gallanar, Founding Artistic Director. Video Produced, Shot, & Edited by Mark Beachy. Camera Operator … [Read More...]

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Theatre Review: ‘Masquerade’ Wolfpack Theatre Company at Charis Center for the Performing Arts

In light of recent celebrity headlines, the timing of Wolfpack Theatre Company’s production of Masquerade could not be more poignant. Written and Directed by William Leary, Masquerade was produced in cooperation with Community Crisis Services, Inc., and is in production at the Charis Arts Center in Old Bowie antique district. There is no doubt, Masquerade is a serious play about a serious … [Read More...]

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Video: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

News: Bowie Community Theatre Presents ‘The Murder Room’

The Murder Room  by Jack Sharkey If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn’t be half as funny as The Murder Room, where  “murder most foul” becomes “mayhem most farcical.” Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to […]

Joseph Marcell

News: Actor Joseph Marcell Keeping a Strong Theater Tradition Alive by Touring Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ to the Masses

Actor Joseph Marcell is living his dream right now. He is currently touring the states playing the lead role in Shakespeare’s King Lear. This production started at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and is now playing at our very own Folger Theatre through September 21st. The DC press core was recently invited to participate in a […]

Robert Levoy

News: Support US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy by Mailing Him Your Playbills and other Theatre Items to Help Decorate Man Cave

US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy gave to our country and now I am calling out to all of our readers to consider giving back by supporting his hobby of collecting Playbills, posters, autographs, and other theatre and music-related items. Robert Levoy says that he “was on active duty as a hospital corpsman attached to […]

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John Preece

‘A Quick 5′ with John Preece

To help celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof , today’s A Quick 5 subject is a man who knows the show very very well. John Preece has played in many productions of Fiddler on the Roof  either as Lazar Wolf or Tevye. All totaled he has played the show 3,455 performances. Broken down, […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. Annie Get Your Gun at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre. “The cast gives a truly high-spirited performance and Annie and Frank are a fun and feisty couple to watch.” – Danielle Angeline. READ review. Synopsis: Annie Oakley is the best shot around. And when she’s discovered by Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join […]

Jane Horwitz

‘A Quick 5′ with Jane Horwitz

Jane Horwitz is someone you might know from a number of local entertainment mediums. If you read the Washington Post regularly, then you know about Jane’s work as a reviewer and that she has a column called The Family Filmgoer which she has been writing since 1993. From 1997 to 2011 she wrote the Post’s Backstage […]

Gillian Williams

‘A Quick 5′ with Gillian Williams

Gillian Williams is currently starring as Abby in Belleville at Studio Theatre. She was recently seen in Venus in Fur at Seattle Repertory Theatre and Arizona Theatre Company. Other regional theatre credits include Cabaret at Trinity Repertory Theatre, A Christmas Carol at Hartford Stage, and Hamlet and boom at Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre. Gillian was one of […]