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Archive for December, 2007

Happy Almost New Year 2008

By • Dec 27th, 2007 • Category: ShowBizRadio

We’re back from vacation and traveling. We have a stack of things we’ll be doing to the web site over the next few days, including a 2007 wrap up podcast, so feel free to contact us if you have any suggestions you’d like to give us about how we can improve the site. And […]

Bill Strauss, Co-founder of the Capitol Steps and the Cappies, Passes Away

By • Dec 19th, 2007 • Category: Cappies, News

William Strauss, the founder of the Capitol Steps and the Cappies, died on December 18th. The Washington Post has more information at Bill Strauss, 60; Political Insider Who Stepped Over Into Comedy. Bill, thank you for encouraging live theater through the Cappies program. It’s been our pleasure and a privilege to be a small part […]

Chevy Chase Players The Memory of Water

By • Dec 11th, 2007 • Category: Reviews

Listen to our review of Chevy Chase Players’ production of The Memory of Water [MP3 5:13 2.4MB]; or read the transcript.

An Example of a Useful Audition Notice

By • Dec 9th, 2007 • Category: News

I was updating our auditions listing and ran across a superb example of how an audition page should be written. The Arlington Players are preparing for auditions for Sweet Smell of Success in January. Their web site has the most complete details for the auditions and page-to-stage process I have ever seen. They include a […]

Prince William Little Theatre The Homecoming

By • Dec 8th, 2007 • Category: Reviews

Listen to our review of Prince William Little Theatre’s production of The Homecoming [MP3 5:05 2.3MB]; or read the transcript.

Elden Street Players Seeking a “Lovborg” for Hedda Gabler

By • Dec 6th, 2007 • Category: News

An announcement from the Elden Street Players, in Herndon, Virginia: ESP has an immediate/emergency opening for an actor to play the role of Ejlert Lovborg in Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama, Hedda Gabler. Hedda Gabler is considered one of the ¬†greatest dramas ever-written and the lead role of Hedda is often referred to as the acting […]

Laurel Mill Playhouse Little Women

By • Dec 6th, 2007 • Category: Reviews

Listen to our review of Laurel Mill Playhouse’s production of Little Women [MP3 3:45 1.7MB]; or read the transcript.

Sterling Playmakers The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

By • Dec 5th, 2007 • Category: Reviews

Listen to our review of Sterling Playmakers’ The Best Christmas Pageant Ever [MP3 3:55 1.8MB]; or read the transcript.

Westfield The Wiz

By • Dec 3rd, 2007 • Category: Cappies

In a far away land, far away meaning Westfield High School, a surreal adventure unfolds, where munchkins, witches, and talking crows roam. This is the Land of Oz, as portrayed in Westfield’s production of The Wiz, a contemporary take on the classic Wizard of Oz tale. The play was written by William F. Brown and […]

Wakefield High The Boys Next Door

By • Dec 3rd, 2007 • Category: Cappies

Arnold’s moving to Russia, Lucien’s pension is going to be revoked, Norman’s gaining weight from eating too many doughnuts, and no one will take Barry’s golf lessons. And such is life with The Boys Next Door, performed this past weekend at Wakefield High School. The Boys Next Door was written by Tom Griffin and was […]