Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. The Pirates of Penzance at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. “Whatever director Mark Minnick touches turns to gold.” -Mark Beachy READ review. Synopsis: Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Stone Tape Party at Atlas Performing Arts Center. “Everything comes together inParty: fantastic writing, talented acting, great directing (Angela Pirko) and wonderful song choices.  Please don’t miss this one!” – April Forrer. READ review. Synopsis: Sex, drugs, jazz: y’know, the classic ghost story. In a house of misanthropes where the party never stops, Dusty has […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Rebecca Ende

Rebecca Ende

Rebecca Ende has just completed a very ambitious season that featured something like 224 performances, 16 readings and 86 discussions, all at one theatre company. The company I speak of is Theater J and Rebecca is their Managing Director. Most of us that work in the arts don’t like to think about the budget but as […]

MD Theatre Guide’s Rising Star: Jack Connors

Madeline Long and Jack Connors in Edward II. Photo provided by Spotlighters Theatre.

I am very excited to have Jack Connors as our July Rising Star! I first saw Jack Connors in Edward II, a play by Christopher Marlowe who is a contemporary of William Shakespeare.  Edward II is based on King Edward and his short, troublesome reign.  Jack plays Edward III, Edward II young son.  At the […]

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‘A Quick 5′ with Haely Jardas

Haely Jardas

Haely Jardas is preparing to play the role of Catherine in Blind Pug Arts Collective’s production of TAME. at Capital Fringe. Haely graduated from American University with two BA degrees in Theatre and Broadcast Journalism. While at AU she performed in a wide variety of roles ranging from Miss Adelaide in Guys and Dolls to Jan/Jon in Ubu […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh

Barbara Walsh is currently in rehearsals for Carrie the Musical at Studio Theatre where she will be playing  the role of Margaret. The show begins performances on July 9th as part of  Studio Theatre’s 2nd Stage division. Barbara last appeared at Studio Theatre in Grey Gardens as the eccentric Edie Beale. Recently she appeared at Center […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. The 50th Anniversary Old Time Music Hall presented by British Players at Kensington Town Hall. “So forget what you’ve heard about those rank amateurs, these are amateurs of rank.” - Andrew White. READ review. Synopsis: British Players present 50th Anniversary Old Time Music Hall - Join the British Players for their 50th anniversary of the Old Time […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Seussical at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre I truly look forward every summer to seeing the shows at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre.  The MCSDT program continuously rounds up a quality production team along with a talented bunch of young adult performers. MORE INFORMATION Synopsis: Join The Cat in the Hat as he spins a tale including Horton the […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Frank Britton

Frank Britton

Frank Britton has just completed playing Pontius Pilate in Forum Theatre’s production of The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Frank has been getting  lots of attention these days because of something that happened to him on the opening night of this show. While hailing a cab to go home after his opening night party, Frank […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Hello, Dolly! by 2nd Star Productions. “…this production is a magical and a must-see summer event!” - Danielle Angeline. READ Danielle Angeline’s review. Synopsis: This is the story of Mrs. Dolly Levi, the beloved matchmaker, and her efforts to marry Horace Vandergelder, the well-known half-a-millionaire. Along the way she also matches up the young and beautiful widow […]

‘A Quick 5′ with William Yanesh

William Yanesh

  William Yanesh can currently be seen and heard playing the piano at Round House Theatre as the musical director for Ordinary Days.  Some recent area credits as either musical director/orchestrator or composer include The Last Five Years at Signature Theatre (Helen Hayes Nomination for Outstanding Musical Direction,) Winnie-the Pooh, Goodnight Moon, Miss Nelson is Missing […]