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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Jenny McConnell Frederickby Manny Strauss

First show you saw:
I actually don’t remember, but I can say for certain that in high school I did a Career Day at a production of 1776 at Lazy Susan Dinner Theatre.

The Theatre Experience

Mentor Health: Collaboration Fuels Creativity at Source Festivalby Ellyn Wexler

Jenny McConnell Frederick puts her money where her mouth is. After two years as producer of the Source Festival, she recognized that communication among artists in its 10-Minute Plays was challenged. “The schedule didn’t allow for much...

Theatre News

Ten Winners of tixCertificatesby Manny Strauss

During the Capital Pride Festival on June 10, 300 theatrelovers visited theatreWashington’s booth and submitted their names for a chance to win Washington Area Theatre tixCertificates. The names of ten winners, each of whom will receive two...

Theatre News

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Receive Regional Tony Awardby Deryl Davis

If, long ago, Michael Kahn dreamed of winning a Tony Award, he probably didn’t imagine it would have to do with his work in Washington. “I thought I’d only be here about three years,” the renowned Shakespeare Theatre Company artistic director...

The Theatre Experience

Folly or Logical?by Manny Strauss

The Kennedy Center’s 2011 glorious production of Stephen Sondheim’s Follies originated in DC, went on to a successful run on Broadway, and recently transferred to Los Angeles. With eight Tony nominations and additional accolades as best...

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10 Questions — Michael Russottoby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: The first show I ever remember seeing was Hello, Dolly! in London when I was 6 or 7. I think Carol Channing was the star. We lived in Italy at the time, and we were on vacation in England.

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Eric Suttonby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: When I was in 7th grade, the local high school held auditions for junior high kids to appear as orphans in their upcoming production of Oliver. I had lofty dreams of stardom, even at a young age

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Remembering Our Friends in the "Lonely Planet"by Manny Strauss

A decade ago, actor Eric Sutton was making a name for himself in the Washington area theatre community with memorable roles in Round House’s production of The Drawer Boy and in Theater J’s production of Jump/Cut, among others....

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Artist Insight

10 Questions — Carolyn Coleby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: I think it was Miss Saigon. My mom was embarrassed because she didn’t realize the opening scene involved prostitutes, and I was definitely the youngest person in that entire audience.

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Carolyn Cole: Making Her Moves on DCby Ellyn Wexler

For Carolyn Cole, the third time was not the charm. In fact, it took the steadfast singer-actress some 40 auditions within nine years to get the role she coveted. Admittedly “frustrated,” she says, “I had come to terms with the fact that it would...

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