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Lucetta (Emily Young) tending to her mistress (Julia, played by Jessie Austrian) in The Two Gentlemen of Verona. On stage at Folger Theatre April 17 – May 25, 2014. Photo by Teresa Wood.

Theatre Review: ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ at The Folger Theatre

As William Shakespeare hits his 450th birthday this week, what better way to celebrate it than at the Folger Theatre, the classiest showcase for the Bard in town and possibly the nation. On stage during the celebration is a sparkling production of his first play, The Two Gentlemen of Verona in the … [Read More...]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. The Foreigner at The Vagabond Players.  "This type of comedy, a farce, asks the audience to suspend common sense and realistic plot lines in exchange for fun physical humor and over-the-top characters.  It also needs perfect comedic timing, energy and commitment from all the actors and precise … [Read More...]

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Season Announcement: Wolf Trap Announces 22 New Shows for Summer 2014 Season

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces a second set of performances to complete the 2014 Summer season. Wolf Trap offers unparalleled diversity in programming in a stunning natural environment, and builds upon its founding principles of celebrating music while nurturing the next … [Read More...]

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Theatre Review: ‘Jack & The Beanstalk – The Story of Jack and Daisy’ at Pumpkin Theatre

Pumpkin Theatre’s new show, Jack & The Beanstalk – The Story of Jack and Daisy, opened April 19, 2014 to a large and enthusiastic crowd.  Written by Jimi Kinstle, Music by Ryan Haase and Directed by James Hunnicutt, this twist on the classic story of Jack & The Beanstalk cleverly focuses on the friendship of Jack and his cow, Daisy, and the love between a mother and her son.  Jack … [Read More...]

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Season Announcement: Wolf Trap Announces 22 New Shows for Summer 2014 Season

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces a second set of performances to complete the 2014 Summer season. Wolf Trap offers unparalleled diversity in programming in a stunning natural environment, and builds upon its founding principles of celebrating music while nurturing the next generation through education. “We are proud to present an extraordinary season filled with […]

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Theatre News: Announcement of Recipients of the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards

HHA Nominees & Recipients   MDTG announced each recipient as it was read as noted in BOLD. Congratulations to all of this years nominees and award recipients. Outstanding Choreography, Resident Musical – 2014 Karma Camp Hello, Dolly!  Ford’s Theatre and Signature Theatre Rachel Leigh Dolan Cabaret  The Keegan Theatre Maurice Hines Maurice Hines is Tappin’ Thru Life  Arena Stage Josh Rhodes A Funny […]

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Theatre News: Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia Presents the World Premiere of ‘Cinder-Rachella’

The Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia 2013-2014 Performing Arts Series will wrap its second season with the world premiere of Cinder-Rachella, a new musical adaptation which celebrates Jewish and Israeli culture through the eyes of the iconic fairytale Princess. The JCCNV commissioned the new work from Leslie A. Kobylinski (book and lyrics) and Alvin […]

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Theatre News: Signature Theatre Honors Jonathan Tunick at 6th Annual Sondheim Award Gala

On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and John Leslie Wolfe performed alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia’s Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre honored renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. Tunick received Signature’s sixth Stephen Sondheim Award at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America’s most influential musical theater writer and […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. The Foreigner at The Vagabond Players.  “This type of comedy, a farce, asks the audience to suspend common sense and realistic plot lines in exchange for fun physical humor and over-the-top characters.  It also needs perfect comedic timing, energy and commitment from all the actors and precise guidance from the director. The Vagabond Players […]

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MD Theatre Guide’s Rising Star: Sheridan Merrick

I first met Sheridan in her 8th grade production of The Love of Three Oranges at The Park School of Baltimore (my other job is costume designer for Park School) and she was a standout even then.  I have enjoyed watching Sheridan’s obvious natural acting talent grow and her singing voice is amazing, strong and […]

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‘A Quick 5′ with Ines Nassara

Ines Nassara is currently playing Ronny in the smash hit production of Hair at Keegan Theatre. Ines recently made a big impression on me and everyone else as the Civil Rights Marcher in Crossing at Signature Theatre. She is currently attending Towson University and has appeared in their productions of Spring Awakening and Rent. Other stage […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. Golda’s Balcony at Theater J. “Tovah Feldshuh’s carefully-researched, fully-realized embodiment of one of Israel’s most controversial founders is a wonder to behold.” - Andrew White. READ Andrew White’s review. Synopsis: A riveting portrait of one of the great women of our time, Golda Meir,Golda’s Balcony is the final work from Tony® Award-winning playwright William Gibson (The Miracle Worker, Two […]