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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Edward II at Spotlighters Theatre. “I’m glad I saw this production on the Spotlighters’ stage, the intimacy of which lent itself well to this personal drama…” - April Forrer. READ April Forrer’s review. Synopsis: In a time of civil strife and growing political unrest, the fate of an  English king is threatened not by war, but by […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Nero/Pseudo by WSC Avant Bard at the Shop at Fort Fringe. ” …this rocking musical is an intense experience, one sure to leave you tapping your foot and wondering what your legacy on this earth will be.” - Anna Brinley. READ Anna Brinley’s review. Synopsis: Rome has burned down and Nero is toast. Then a stranger shows […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1.  Les Misérables at Kensington Arts Theatre. Kensington Arts Theatre has a reputation for excellence in community theatre.  Notably, KAT received the Ruby Griffith Award for All Round Production Excellence for their production of Next to Normal for the 2012-2014 season.  KAT also received numerous nominations and wins for the Best of 2013 MD Theatre Guide Readers’ […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Underneath the Lintel at Metro Stage. “…when Paul Morella is onstage in this show, it’s a solo turn of the highest caliber and definitely one that needs to be seen.” – Elliot Lanes READ Elliot Lanes’ review. Synopsis: A returned library book that is 113 years overdue and the obsession to find it’s owner. A […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ford’s Theatre. “This production is a must-see for everyone and will leave the heart singing.” -  Lynne Menefee. READ Lynne Menefee’s review. Synopsis: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee follows six awkward adolescents through their daunting and hilarious championship quest. As they navigate the tournament’s pressures, the eccentric coterie […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. ‘Hair’ at Keegan Theatre When Hair first came to Washington in 1971, a dead downtown burst into life.  The anti-war counterculture was at its height, hungering for recognition by mainstream America, hankering to become mainstream America. Hair’s integrated cast, its rock/blues/African rhythms, its drug-laced, sex-laced, profanity-laced lyrics, and of course its flash of flesh and dissonant imagery were what […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Water by the Spoonful at Studio Theatre.  “Water by the Spoonful is just the kind of thing great theater is supposed to do: Shine a light on human conditions that people are often all too willing to ignore, even as it suggests at its end a ray of light and possibility amid the darkness. No wonder the play […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1.  ‘The Suit’ by France’s Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord at the Kennedy Center 2014 International Theater Festival Most of the theatre-going audience in the United States has a high level of privilege and, thus, little understanding of the life of the dispossessed, life under the yoke of racial oppression, or life under the strangle of […]