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Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage (review) - DC Theatre Scene

Dear Evan Hansen at Arena Stage (review) - DC Theat...

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How Disney World inspired Wild with Happy author - DC Theatre ...

How Disney World inspired Wild with Happy author - ...

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Paolo Montalban and YoonJeong Seong, the King and Tuptim now at Olney - DC Theatre Scene

Olney Theatre Center has just announced an extended run for its holiday production of The King and I. Keith Loria talks with two of the reasons why audiences have so embraced this musical: Paolo Montalban and YoonJeong Seong.  —————————- The first time Paolo Montalban takes the stage as the titular King...

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Orphie and the Book of Heroes - DC Theatre Scene

There has been a rise in the number of female heroes as the focus of children’s entertainment in recent years—be it the passionate and fiery Merida in Pixar’s Brave or the smart and determined Katniss of the Hunger Games, these characters are giving girls of all ages someone to root for. The...

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Into the Woods from NextStop a real Sondheim delight - DC Theatre Scene

It may seem odd that a musical about a journey through the woods is set in a library, but thanks to an imaginative set by scenic designer Steven Royal and creative directing by Evan Hoffmann, NextStop’s staging of Into the Woods is a true delight, losing nothing in its interpretation...

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Flashdance - the Musical - DC Theatre Scene

I promised myself before seeing the Kennedy Center’s current production of Flashdance: The Musical that I would stay away from any obvious “What a Feeling” puns with the review, but that doesn’t mean I can’t kick out some other ’80s gems to describe this nostalgic treasure-trove of all things ’80s....

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Vaclav Havel tribute performances start this weekend - DC Theatre Scene

Václav Havel is well known for having been a political dissident, but he was also a well-regarded playwright in his time. His writings were banned by the Communists in the ’70s and he became leader of the revolution that drove them out of power. In 1993, he was elected president...

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A Broadway Christmas Carol - DC Theatre Scene

There’s never a shortage of productions of A Christmas Carol this time of year, but for those looking for something a little different, MetroStage continues its popular holiday tradition of making things a little less ordinary—and a lot more fun. One thing’s for sure: This is not your grandparent’s Dickens.Imagine...

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Miss Saigon - DC Theatre Scene

Miss Saigon has been criticized as being low on substance and high on production values. I’d argue that there is a real story at place, and one that has heart, at that....

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Rorschach serves up a buffet of plays at Intown Uptown Inn - DC Theatre Scene

In keeping with its mantra of staging intimate passionate performances in uncommon uses of environment, the Rorschach Theatre will take over Washington DC’s magnificent Intown Uptown Inn from 7-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, and present ?Six Impossible Things: An Immersive Benefit Performance. “In our history as a company, we...

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We Will Rock You - more than a title, it's a fact, promises Queens musical star - DC Theatre Scene

It’s not surprising to say folks were skeptical when British comedian Ben Elton conceived the idea of a rock musical surrounding the hits of Queen back in 2000, but the result was an hilarious, multi-award-winning phenomenon that has played the West End the past dozen years and been a hit...

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Go, Dog, Go! - DC Theatre Scene

Unlike productions aimed at adults, where a myriad of biases and opinions tend to create arguments over what worked and what didn’t in a new play, I have always found the easiest way to judge a children’s theater performance is by the excitement and smiles I see on the faces...

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STOMP "will blow you away" - DC Theatre Scene

The first time I saw STOMP was back in New York City’s Orpheum’s Theatre in 1995, when people all around Manhattan were buzzing about the unique production that combined percussion-minded “instruments” with an assortment of every-day items to create sound. It was astounding, loud (but in a good way!) and...

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Blue Man Group - a cure for the blues - DC Theatre Scene

The Blue Man Group has been entertaining audiences since 1987 and has regular homes in New York, Chicago, Boston, Las Vegas and other cities around the world. Thanks to a new tour, DC audiences have the chance to see this uniquely gifted theatrical trio of blue-faced mimes over the course...

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A new kind of nativity: A Mighty Day at Anacostia Playhouse - DC Theatre Scene

It seems every December, theaters are packed with plays and stagings of the Nativity story, but The Anacostia Playhouse is putting on a version like no other with Raquis Da’Juan Petree’s musical comedy, Wasn’t That A Mighty Day? Imagine a modern church group getting together to perform their annual Christmas...