‘A Quick 5′ with Katie deBuys

Katie deBuys

Katie deBuys is currently in rehearsals at Round House Theatre for Sam Shepard’s Fool for Love in which she plays the role of May. She appeared at Round House Theatre last season in Seminar. Recent DC area credits include Stupid F***ing Bird (both the original run and the recent remount) and In The Next Room at Woolly Mammoth […]

Theatre Review: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver Colorado

The cast of Phamaly Theatre Company's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Photo courtesy of the production.

Our second night of vacation in Denver bought us back to the Denver Performing Arts Complex having seen The Sound of Music the night before. This time around we are in the Space Theatre for a production of a show that I always enjoy seeing. This musical was Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice’s […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch is currently the musical director for Signature Theatre’s 25th anniversary season opener Sunday in the Park with George. Jon has been the resident musical director for Signature Theatre from the very beginning and has been on the podium for some of their biggest productions. Recent productions include Gypsy, Side by Side by Sondheim, […]

Theatre Review: ‘Blue Man Group’ at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas Nevada

Blue Man Group. Photo by  Denise Truscello.

What has gobs of toilet paper, plenty of tube like structures and three not of this world performers? If you guessed the global sensation Blue Man Group then you get a MD Theatre Guide mug! (Joke) I saw this show last year in Boston in the intimate Charles Playhouse and was very curious how it […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ presented by Central City Opera at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House in Denver Colorado

Front Row, L to R: Margaret Pilkinton (Louisa), Katherine Manley (Maria Rainer), Lucy Crile (Gretl), Kaylee Rooks (Marta); Back Row, L to R: Cooper Causey (Kurt), Grant Bradow (Freidrich), Grace Pouliot (Brigitta). Photo by Mark Kiryluk.

Many opera companies fail miserably in presenting Broadway musicals because traditionally opera singers cannot act. They are trained to sound pretty and not much else. The show I saw the first night of my vacation in Denver Colorado disproves this theory. Central City Opera’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music reminds us […]

News: ‘Le Rêve’ Making a Unique Splash in Las Vegas

Ballroom Tango. Photo courtesy of the production.

When in Las Vegas your entertainment options are endless. Le Rêve, which is playing at the Wynn, might be one of the most unique and spectacular choices. Entertainment in Las Vegas is done on a grand scale, but I don’t know of any other show on the strip that has a 1.1 million gallon, 27ft […]

News: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Mystère': 20 Years of Theatrical Magic in Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil's Mystère. Photo courtesy of the production.

My fellow readers, it’s that time of year again when this aging theatre type goes on vacation with his wife Jen to recharge before the upcoming season. The cities this year are Denver and Las Vegas and while there are side trips to the Grand Canyon, Pike’s Peak and even the National Atomic Testing Museum […]

News: Tina Ghandchilar to be Featured Artist for Month of August at LA-TI-DO

Tina Ghandchilar

Actress, singer and MD Theatre Guide writer Tina Ghandchilar will be the featured artist for the month of August at LA-TI-DO the place where musical theatre and poetry collide every Monday evening at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Expect to hear anything from showtunes to Disney to pop as Ms. Ghandchilar never dissapoints […]

Concert Review: ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ at Wolf Trap

The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring Wynton Marsalis.

On an unusually cool night at Wolf Trap’s Filene Center, the stage heated up with the swinging stylings of NYC’s Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra featuring legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Marsalis co-founded the jazz program at Lincoln Center 25 years ago and today the program continues to entertain and educate all over the world. …Wynton […]

Fringe Review: ‘Uniform’ at Gearbox

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Do you remember back in Jr. High School English when your teacher would give you a scenario and ask you what you think the ending is? That is what Pseudostyle Theatre’s Holocaust play called Uniform is like. The piece, written by Aaron Sulkin, was a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. […]

Fringe Review: ‘Killer Quack’ at Goethe Institut-Mainstage

James Judd

Stop the presses!! Master storyteller James Judd is back for his tenth anniversary at Capital Fringe with his latest show Killer Quack which features a story that you just can’t make up. Dean Faiello was convicted in 2003 after killing one Maria Cruz with a lidocaine injection into her tongue. Cruz went to Faiello for […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goddrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich are one ambitious theatre couple. They are the C0-Artistic Directors of Unexpected Stage Company which is presenting its first musical called Dani Girl at Randolph Road Theatre (original home of Round House Theatre) in Silver Spring MD, through August 10th. Here is a couple raising three young kids, while holding full-time […]

Fringe Review: ‘Marriage, Lizards and Love’ at the Shop at Fort Fringe

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Good talent gets drawn to a play for many reasons. In the case of Jean P. Bordewich’s predictable and melodramatic play Marriage, Lizards and Love, you have to wonder what that reason was. Julia (Stephanie La Vardera) is a successful lawyer who is married to an opera composer named Henry (Erik Harrison.) Henry is living […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver is currently embodying Walt Whitman in his one man tour de force solo piece called Song of Myself: The Whitman Project. This is the second in Oliver’s American poetry-in-performance series which started with his one man show based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe which also played Capital Fringe. Some of you might […]