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David Benoit has a dream. As a highly-regarded character actor, he can be found on Broadway and off, or crisscrossing the country on regional and national tours. “Jekyll and Hyde,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Les Misérables,” “Avenue Q”—his resume is lengthy. And when Olney Artistic Director Jason Loewith offered him the opportunity to play the eponym View more
Feet hammer down upon the stage like sheets of rain and thunder, except there’s cadence and unison, call and response. It’s stepping, a unique African-American art form that emerged as a response to the peculiar institution of slavery, said Step Afrika! founder C. Brian Williams.
Helen Keller is an American heroine, an icon of strength and accomplishment who overcame tremendous odds to succeed. She was the first deaf and blind woman to earn a bachelor of arts degree and to emerge from almost complete non-verbal isolation to author, activist and lecturer. Triumphs such as these would have been impossible without a voice. It View more
Imagine living in a world where everything was the color blue. Azure flowers greet you in the cobalt-colored grass under a turquoise sky. This is the world Inky and Pale have come to know, understand and accept until....they find something red.
It’s a classic play, more than 60 years old, but Sandy Spring Theatre Group (SSTG) opens a new production of Reginald Rose’s noir courtroom drama “12 Angry Men” at The Arts Barn in Gaithersburg on Jan. 6. “One of the marvelous things is the story itself is timeless,” said Bill Spitz, director of the play and SSTG president. “The things that are hap View more
We’re nearing peak “Nutcracker” season, when Clara’s trippy dreamscape unfolds on stages near and far in all its holiday grandeur. But for the past couple of years, an original version choreographed by Jacqueline Akhmedova has been helping local dancers chase their dreams of becoming professionals. On the evening of Dec. 16, her namesake company, A View more
It is a truth to be universally acknowledged—as Jane Austen would say—that live theater is a great way to celebrate love, family, humanity and the holiday season. Eleanor Holdridge, who is directing the Austen-spinoff “Christmas at Pemberley” at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, would agree.
In tune with the magic of the holiday season, Adventure Theatre (AT) is welcoming audiences into the fantasy world of Narnia. “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” the first volume of C.S. Lewis' “The Chronicles of Narnia,” will be onstage from Dec. 2 to 31 in Glen Echo Park.
In the mood for a mashup? David Minton has an idea. Take 80 energetic theater kids, add a fluffy Shakespeare comedy, a set full of Ionic columns, closing-and-opening doors à la British drawing-room farce—then toss in Oedipus, Antigone and Monty Python and voilà! You have “The Comedy of Errors…at Colonus!”—the recently-adapted-by-Minton play at Lumi View more
The shoemaker’s children may have no shoes, but the nanny’s kids are getting the “spit-spot” treatment. “I’ve used some of Mary Poppins’s lines on my own children,” admitted Patricia Hurley, who plays the “practically perfect” flying nanny of the title in “Mary Poppins” at Olney Theatre Center this holiday season. “That was a positive: I’m going to View more
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