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When Rick Hammerly was asked to direct Adventure Theatre MTC's production of “Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook,” he had never heard of Barbara Park’s bestselling children's book series.
When Alice falls through the rabbit hole at Imagination Stage this summer, she will find herself on a very different adventure from any Lewis Carroll created back in 19th-century England. The title, “Wonderland: Alice’s Rock & Roll Adventure.” offers a glimpse of the exploits ahead:
In the pursuit of a career in directing, Helen Aberger is “doing a little bit of everything.” The retired oboe player with a degree in music from the University of Miami works a day job in fundraising at the Washington Performing Arts Society, but her most recent project is at the helm of “The Mikado, or The Town of Titipu,” the classic operetta by View more
Craig Wallace has a confession to make. “The only class I ever failed in high school–ever!—was algebra,” said the Helen Hayes Award-winning actor who, despite his incongruous ninth-grade academic defeat, plays a mathematical genius onstage in “Proof” at Olney Theatre Center. “I needed a little more time,” Wallace explained, noting that he went to s View more
Common roots--classical piano training and early immersion in gospel music—nurture the talents that combine to lead Washington Performing Arts’ (WPA) gospel choirs. The maestros--Stanley J. Thurston and Michele Fowlin—will conduct the 100-plus combined voices of the adult and children’s groups in a concert that will celebrate gospel music’s power t View more
Who’s the boss? Garry Tallent. He may be the OG of Bruce Springsteen’s mighty E Street Band, but when the multi-instrumentalist affectionately known as The Tennessee Terror tours in support of his 2016 rockabilly album, “Break Time,” there is no doubt who’s in charge.
Justin Weaks has always liked to entertain audiences. Growing up, he started his performance career in gymnastics. "I feel like gymnastics has its performance elements. You step onto an event and you are doing the event. It is your show. I was drawn to that." He tried theater as an elective in sixth grade and the acting bug bit him--hard. During an View more
They say Washington, D.C. is a company town. For husband-and-wife director-actor team Aaron Posner and Erin Weaver that means being part of the theater scene here, not the government—and “Or,” at Round House Theatre, is the couple’s latest successful show.
Since early childhood, performing has been Veronika Farkas’ way of life. In her native Budapest, Hungary, the preschooler attended strict European-style voice, dance and acting classes. “I was roped into musical theater, but always gravitated toward dance,” recalled the founder and director of the Germantown-based VF Dance Theater that will perform View more
Brett Schneider was 10 or 12 years old when he got his first magic kit. “I started nerding out at an early age,” laughed the actor, who grew up in Oakland, California. “With magic, I really enjoyed both learning how the tricks worked and performing them.” He got into theater around the same time, acting in shows at school. “It kind of went hand in View more
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