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Whistling Away the Dark – Shana Farr is Exceptional

Friday, February 21st, 2014
by on Playing Around

Classically trained singers rarely transition well from opera/operetta to American Songbook and musical theater. Most are inadvertently strident and showy unable to express themselves with

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Mother Courage and Her Children: Kathleen Turner
Takes on Bertolt Brecht at the Arena Theatre

Saturday, February 8th, 2014
by on Playing Around

War is like love;  it always finds a way. Seventy-five years after it was first written, Bertolt Brecht’s classic anti-war play feels more vital and

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Nicholas Rodriguez – The Good Son

Monday, February 3rd, 2014
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New Yorker Nicholas Rodriguez is fast becoming one of Washington’s favorite actors, earning rave reviews and winning fans for his performances in productions at Arena

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Erin Weaver – Listening to Mother Courage

Monday, January 20th, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

As an actress, Erin Weaver has always been a good listener and her upcoming role as the mute daughter, Kattrin, in Arena’s Stage’s Mother Courage

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2012 – We Weather A Super Storm
And Mourn a Tragic Shooting

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
by on Living Around

By 2012, Woman Around Town had hit its stride. Our writers were being sought after to write about theater, music, books, shopping, health, finance, travel,

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Eleasha Gamble and Nicholas Rodriguez –
The Power of Two Lights Up the Night

Friday, December 13th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Eleasha Gamble and Nicholas Rodriguez first performed together in Arena Stage’s production of Oklahoma! in 2010 and 2011 and they’ve been singing together ever since.

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Maurice Hines Is Tappin’ Thru Life:
An Evening With an American Treasure

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
by on Playing Around

I love this step…it’s so sexy! Maurice Hines is months from his seventieth birthday but when seeing his moves for his new show, directed by

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Jackie Maxwell Talks About Directing
Arena Stage’s Good People

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
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Jackie Maxwell, artistic director of Canada’s Shaw Festival, was sitting in the Toronto Airport waiting to board a flight for Ireland to visit her mother.

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