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Encore to open season with ‘The Hobbit’

Encore Stage and Studio returns to Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre for its first COVID-era indoor production with “The Hobbit,” running Sept. 24-Oct. 3. Family-friendly performances are slated for Fridays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. and...

Q&A: Arlington Players gears up for return of in-person shows

The Arlington Players opens its season later this month under the stars – serving up performances of the musical revue “Together at Last!” at Lubber Run Amphitheater. It will be the first with-audiences-in-person performance by the troupe since the onset...

Synetic revue to feature Shakespeare snippets

Synetic Theater will mark its 20th anniversary with a free performances of “Shhhhakespeare Revue,” a compilation of favorite moments from its “Wordless Shakespeare” productions. Performances will take place on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10-11, at 7:30 p.m. at Lubber Run...

Choral-arts society preps for upcoming season

The Choral Arts Society of Washington has announced plans for a 2021-22 season that includes more than 15 performance dates kicking off Saturday, Oct. 30 at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall and Arts Center on the Alexandria campus...

Tickets go on sale for upcoming Synetic season

Synetic Theater has opened ticket sales for a number of upcoming performances, which are slated to be held (for the first time since the start of COVID) in its performance space in Crystal City. “It’s a season of madness, magic...

First-time thespian finds joy in her time with cast-mates

Tia Berry was making her usual rounds as part-time manager of the Vienna Community Center a while ago when she had a chance encounter that led to a rewarding opportunity. Eleanore Tapscott, director of Dominion Stage’s production of an adaptation...

Dominion Stage troupers roll with punches to stage show

Dominion Stage appears to have borrowed a mantra attributed to German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: “That which does not kill us makes us stronger.” The Arlington community-theater troupe is leading the resurgence of in-person theater across the local area, bringing...

Q&A: Bowen McCauley troupe founder looks ahead

Bowen McCauley Dance Company on Sept. 14 will conclude 25 seasons with a final performance at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater. The performance will include a mix of world-premiere works and classic favorites. The Sun Gazette recently checked in with...

Encore Stage prepping for return to indoor performances

After nearly 18 months without indoor performances, Encore Stage and Studio is planning to return to Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre with a youth production of “The Hobbit” in late September. Auditions are slated for Aug. 17-18 at Cherrydale United Methodist...

Dominion Stage readies return to in-person performances

A 16-month drought in in-person Arlington local theater is slated to end Aug. 6, as Dominion Stage mounts a production of “The Bluest Eye” for a three-week run at Gunston Arts Center. Adapted by Lydia R. Diamond from a Toni...
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