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10 Questions — David Sniderby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: I grew up in my Dad’s church, seeing tons of pageants and holiday shows. When I was fourteen we traveled to Oberammergau, Germany to see the Passion Play. The entire village performed and produced...

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Lance Hayden Kumpby The Studio Theatre

The Studio Theatre staff and friends were stunned by the recent death of our Marketing Manager, Lance Hayden Kump. Lance was an invaluable member of the staff and a great colleague. His warm spirit will be sorely missed....

Craig Wallace and David Selby in <em>Necessary Sacrifices</em> at Ford’s Theatre.  <em>Photo by T. Charles Erickson</em>

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The Show Must Go Onby Brad Watkins

So, Wednesday night, I had the good fortune to tag onto Linda Levy Grossman’s coattails and catch the VIP Preview of Ford’s Theatre’s world premiere of Necessary Sacrifices. It was the cast’s first time in front of an audience....

James Johnson and Psalmayene 24 in Imagination Stage's production of <em>P.Nokio: a Hip-Hop Musical</em>. Photo by Blake Echols.

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Psalmayene 24by Manny Strauss

Psalmayene 24, a multi-talented artist in the Washington area, wrote, directs, and stars in P.Nokio: A Hip-Hop Musical, a reimagining of the classic tale of Pinocchio, receiving its world premiere at Imagination Stage...

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Remembering Marcia Gardnerby Eric Schaeffer

One of the brightest lights at Signature just went out. Marcia “Marsh’ Gardner was a jack of all trades at Signature Theatre. I had the great pleasure of working with her for the past 23 years. Marcia started as an actor in our production of......

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Meet the Audience

Meet Laura Daileyby Manny Strauss

Meet The Audience introduces you to the dynamic theatregoers in our area. Each week we will publish a response like this one from Laura Dailey. During the month of January, each audience member whose response is published on...

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10 Questions — Helen Pafumiby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: A Hula dance piece. I lived in Hawaii until the age of 10, in a fairly rural farming area. So there was not much in the way of actual theatre, but the dancing was incredible. Most people don’t realize how...

Tracy Turnblad (Carolyn Cole, center) and the cast of <em>Hairspray</em>. Photo by Christopher Mueller.

The Theatre Experience

A New Brand of "Hairspray"by Manny Strauss

Just as no two snowflakes are identical, the same can be said for theatrical productions. That’s part of the magic of live theatre. Signature Theatre’s current production of Hairspray exemplifies this...

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10 Questions — Eric Schaefferby Manny Strauss

First show you saw: The King and I at Fleetwood High School. And it was good too!
First involvement in a theatrical production: I was in Godspell playing Jeffrey in 6th grade.
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Liz Callaway with a student at the ArtSpeak! program presented on November 11, 2011.

The Theatre Experience

Habit Formingby Manny Strauss

Everyone seems to have their own story about their first experiences going to the theatre. Mark Shugoll was drawn to theatregoing by “twofers” while growing up on Long Island. He and a friend started going twice a month to...

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