‘A Quick 5′ with Susan Rome

Susan Rome

Susan Rome is currently performing the role of Empty in The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (IHO for short) at Theater J. Susan’s past Theater J credits include The Moscows of Nantucket, The Argument, The Ride Down Mt. Morgan, Spring Forward, Fall Back and After the Revolution which gave […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week


1. Disney’s The Little Mermaid at Olney Theatre Center. “Olney Theatre Center’s production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid is a splashing success!” – Mark Beachy. READ review. Synopsis: In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home – and her fins – behind and live in the world above. But first […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Luigi Sottile

Luigi Sottile

Luigi Sottile is currently making his DC area acting debut in Sex with Strangers at Signature Theatre where he is playing the role of Ethan. Luigi’s many regional credits include productions at Steppenwolf: Buena Vista (Noah); Arden Theatre: The Three Sisters (Andre) and Cyrano (Christian); – Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival: The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Valentine); […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Michael Winther

Michael Winther

Michael Winther is currently playing the role of Dan in Next to Normal at Center Stage. The production concludes its run this weekend. He last performed at Center Stage in The Boys from Syracuse. On Broadway Michael has appeared in Mamma Mia!; 1776; The Crucible; Artist Descending a Staircase and Damn Yankees.  Off Broadway credits […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Deidra LaWan Starnes

Deidra LaWan Starnes

Deidra LaWan Starnes is currently performing the role of Calphurnia in Julius Caesar at Folger Theatre. She previously appeared in Folger’s production of King Lear.  Area credits include Shakespeare Theatre Company: Much Ado About Nothing; Adventure Theatre: 12 Days of Christmas, Charlotte’s Web; Studio Theatre; Invisible Man, Passing Strange, In the Red and Brown Water, […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Vadim Feichtner

Vadim Feichtner

Vadim Feichtner is currently the musical director for Elmer Gantry at Signature Theatre.  He was last seen on Broadway conducting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. His many Off-Broadway credits include Fly By Night, Little Miss Sunshine, Nobody Loves You, The Other Josh Cohen, Elegies: A Song Cycle, The Memory Show, Infinite Joy, The […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week


1. Richard II at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company. “The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II should not be missed because of its historical significance and for its extraordinary production value.” – April Forrer. READ review. Synopsis: One of Shakespeare’s most eloquent works is this poetic chronicle of the cultured and vain King Richard II, who believes […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week


1. You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown at Reston Community Players. “Overall, the Reston Community Player’s managed to take Charlie Brown and make it their own while still reflecting the beloved characteristics of the original.” – Jennifer Minich. READ review. Synopsis: Winner of two Tony awards- featured actress (Kristin Chenoweth) and featured actor (Roger Bart),the musical showcases […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Parker Esse

Parker Esse

Parker Esse is currently the choreographer for Fiddler on the Roof  at Arena Stage which begins performances on October 31st. This is Parker’s  fifth production with Arena Stage and with artistic director Molly Smith. He previoulsy choreographed Arena Stage’s The Music Man (Helen Hayes nomination), critically acclaimed Oklahoma! (Helen Hayes Award), The Light in the Piazza and A Christmas Carol 1941. […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Joseph Ritsch

Joseph Ritsch

Joseph Ritsch is currently the Co-Producing Artistic Director at Rep Stage. You would think that would be enough of a job to keep him busy but Joseph is also the director for Rep Stage’s season opener Venus in Fur.  Joseph is a principal ensemble member with Jane Comfort and Company, and has performed at The Joyce […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week


1. Bug at Dominion Stage. “Ultimately, the best part about this challenging and slick production is that the cast and crew are making a concerted effort to engage their audience and effectively communicate the importance and cultural relevance of the issues raised throughout Bug.” – Jennifer Minich.  READ review. Synopsis: Set in a seedy Oklahoma City motel room, […]