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by Prince Of Petworth August 14, 2018 at 2:15 pm 0

UPDATE from the Howard Theatre:

“I would like to bring to your attention the simple fact that the liquor license at the Howard Theatre was never actually suspended. The suspension notice was a clerical error made by ABRA. Please see attached letter from ABRA explaining such events (above.)

Upcoming shows include:

8/25 – Sheila E
9/7 – Wyclef Jean
9/12 – The Wonder Years
9/15 – Stanley Clarke
9/20 – Black Uhuru
9/21 – Roc Marciano & Friends
9/26 – Pete Yorn
9/28 – White Ford Bronco
9/29 – Ginuwine
10/10 – Buika
10/11 – Kool Keith
10/12 – Kranium
10/31 – George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic”

Update from Jim: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth August 4, 2017 at 4:15 pm 0

From an email:

“The SAPAN Institute is a non-profit South Asian performing arts group here in DC. We are made up young professionals who volunteer our time to hone our love for South Asian arts, often combining it with Western and American art forms and influences.

We have a major original production coming up on August 12. The show, FRACTURE, uses music, dance, AND theatre to portray a theme that is almost always relevant—War, and the way it affects all parties (citizens, soldiers, leaders) from both sides in similar ways. You can find more information about us and the show itself at our website.”

by Prince Of Petworth June 23, 2017 at 4:00 pm 0

From a press release:

“The Round World is excited to present Tales from the Round World: Calls to the Alien Crime Hotline in response to Donald Trump’s ICE alien crime hotline. Some of the area’s top writers, actors and variety artists are coming together to produce a show about extraterrestrial crime to benefit Many Languages, One Voice (www.mlovdc.org) who foster leadership and provide tools for greater civic participation of immigrants in DC. The show will be Friday, July 7, 2017 at 9:30 PM at the Black Cat. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth December 16, 2016 at 4:30 pm 1 Comment

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Jenny Minich is a DC native, theatre reviewer and arts blogger. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Hood College and although she no longer performs, she’s happy to have the chance to contribute to the arts scene in DC.

Hello All! Check out this list of cheap theatre deals January in DC. It’s a bit light but rest easy; February is shaping up to be a busy month.

Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

ROEJan. 12 – Feb. 19

FREE Post Show Discussions (with ticket): Jan. 25, Feb. 1 & 14 at 12pm; Jan. 31 & Feb. 16 at 8pm

SW Nights: Jan. 23 at 8pm

Pay Your Age – Under 30 Program: Reserve in advance!

Student Discounts: 35% off

Rose Theatre Company (Arlington, VA)

FREE EVENTS:

FIRST DRAFT New Play Reading Series: RIPE/ROTTEN by Jennie Berman Eng, Jan. 30 at 7:30pm

Folger Theatre (Washington, DC)  – As You Like It, Jan. 24-Mar. 5

Under 12 YO: Half Priced Tickets

PWYC:  Jan. 24 at 7:30pm

College Night: Feb 3 at 8pm (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0

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Jenny Minich is a DC native, theatre reviewer and arts blogger. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Hood College and although she no longer performs, she’s happy to have the chance to contribute to the arts scene in DC.

“Covering the Holiday Season (Now – Dec. 31st) in DC is a daunting task! In my last post, I focused on regular discounts given by the professional theaters in the DC area. From now on, I’ll focus on specific shows, discounted performances and their associated FREE events: post-show/pre-show talks, happy hours, etc. Shout-out here to Mosaic Theater Company of DC! They are offering FREE post-show discussions open to anyone, even if you didn’t attend the show. I’d also like to highlight Pointless Theatre Company, offering discounts to the unemployed!

As many of you have noted, my list is a full list but not comprehensive. For this list I’ve only included theaters with productions in late November and December. If I’ve missed your favorite theatre or production – please chime in in the Comments Section of this post.

1st Stage (McLean, VA) – Broadway Bound Nov. 10-Dec. 18

FREE Post-Show Meet the Cast (with ticket) – 2pm, Nov. 19

Student Tickets: $15

Theater Alliance (Washington, DC) – Black Nativity, Nov. 23-Dec. 21

Student Tickets: $10 off

Radical Neighboring: 10 PWYC Tickets reserved for walk-ups

Half Price Previews: Nov. 23 & 25 at 8pm; Nov. 26 at 3pm

Arena Stage (Washington, DC)

Carousel – Oct. 28-Dec. 24

FREE Post Show Discussions (with ticket): Nov. 15 &16, Dec. 14 & 21 at 12pm; Dec. 1 at 8pm

LookingGlass Theatre Company’s Moby Dick, Nov. 8-Dec. 24 (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 3, 2016 at 3:40 pm 14 Comments

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Introducing a new monthly guest series on theatre in the District (and within driving/public transport distance)!

Jenny Minich is a DC native, theatre reviewer and arts blogger. She has a degree in Vocal Performance from Hood College and although she no longer performs, she’s happy to have the chance to contribute to the arts scene in DC.

Theatre in DC is so damn expensive. In reality, I’m broke, as are most of my 20-something friends. But I’m lucky. I’ve got a sweet gig reviewing theatre, which means that as long as I don’t mind annoying my editor ahead of time or waiting with bated breath for the monthly lists of shows to bid for, I usually get to see the theatre I want to see. But when I go to sit down in these theatres and I look around me, I am buffered on all sides by the 50+ crowd.  And while I am glad that theatres all over DC are still being patronized (of course, duh!), I am always troubled by the fact that there are so few *relatively* young people (40 years or younger) in the audience. And if they are out there, they’re the odd college student or teenager with their parents or 20-somethings out on a date. Has the cost of professional theater going in DC been relegated to the realm of the special occasion, the once a year indulgence? It doesn’t have to be! (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 5, 2016 at 11:10 am 5 Comments

Thanks to Billy for sending the news from Playbill:

“A stage adaptation of Tina Fey’s 2004 hit comedy film Mean Girls, which starred actress Lindsay Lohan as a high school transfer student trying to navigate teenage social cliques, will have its world premiere in fall 2017 in Washington, D.C.”

by Prince Of Petworth May 23, 2016 at 1:55 pm 1 Comment

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“The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade’s
Fourth Annual Production:
“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare

Washington, DC, June 23, 2016- The Fat and Greasy Citizens Brigade (FGC), a Washington, DC based theatre company, is bringing back free outdoor theatre to the city for its fourth year.

This summer we will be mounting our production of William Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” with performances running for three weekends on June 9,10,11,16,17,18, 23, and 24, 2016. Performances will be held nightly at 8 p.m. at Grace Episcopal Church in Georgetown (1041 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007). Audience members will be able to lay out blankets, pack a picnic and enjoy a free performance out under the stars. In case of inclement weather the show will be performed indoors in the church Sanctuary. Doors will open at 7 p.m. for picnicking and relaxing pre-performance. Some concessions and fun FGC swag will be available for sale on site. For additional information, please visit our website: http://www.fgcitizens.org. (more…)

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