Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of The Week: Halloween Edition

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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, […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

1. The Game’s Afoot by McLean Community Players. “In this regional premiere, MCP offers up a fine evening of outrageousness through challenging motifs. Nothing here is ‘elementary.’” – Brian Bochicchio. READ review. Synopsis: Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

1. Florencia in the Amazon at the Washington National Opera. “…the WNO’s season opener is a mystical, stunning, magical performance which marks a season of firsts and exceptions…” – Jennifer Minich. READ review. Synopsis: Two-time Grammy Award–winning American soprano Christine Goerke stars as a famous opera singer who embarks upon an enchanted riverboat journey in late Mexican […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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 […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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

MDtheaterguidetop5-06262012-0927-blue-in-gold-out

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 […]