‘A Quick 5′ with John Preece

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, […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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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 […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jane Horwitz

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 […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Gillian Williams

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Star-Spangled Spectacular Concerts. On September 13, 6:00-10:00 PM at Fort McHenry, observe the bicentennial of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the spot that endured the British bombardment, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write what became our National Anthem. This evening program commemorates that historic event through patriotic music by the United States Marine […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Brynn O’Malley

Brynn O'Malley

Brynn O’Malley is currently starring in the dual roles of Dot/Marie in Signature Theatre’s fantastic production of Sunday in the Park with George.  She has appeared on Broadway in Annie (revival), Wicked, Sunday In The Park With George (revival at Roundabout Theatre Company), Hairspray and Beauty And The Beast. In DC she appeared at Arena Stage in She Loves […]

‘A Quick 5′ with Jenna Sokolowski

Jenna Sokolowski

Jenna Sokolowski is currently opening the 2014/15 season of Arena Stage as Phyllis in the world premiere of The Shoplifters which runs through October 19th. Although this is her Arena Stage debut, she has been performing in and around the area for over ten years. Select area appearances include Beneatha’s Place and Clybourne Park at CenterStage, Maria […]

MD Theatre Guide’s Rising Star: Clare Peyton

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I can’t think of another local young actor who was starring in musicals along side adult actors at the age of 10, and holding their own so well everyone in the audience knew you were a natural onstage. Jimi Kinstle, previous Producing Artistic Director at Pumpkin Theatre, has worked with Clare for years, has this […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. The Understudy at Everyman Theatre. “The three-person cast has wonderful chemistry that brings an immediate comfort to the audience…” – April Forrer READ review. Synopsis: The Understudy places the backstage tension of a frantic rehearsal in the spotlight. Meet Harry, the “real” actor who’s just a tad bitter about his lot in the theatrical world […]

‘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 […]

‘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, […]

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 […]