1st Stage Theater in Tysons Does Big Shows in Concealed, Bite-Sized Space

July 14, 2017 2:12 PM0 comments

Hidden gems often gleam more intensely once they’re unearthed. That holds true for the signless and sequestered 1st Stage Theater in Tysons, where vibrant performances on the inside are masked by its location in an unassuming strip mall. The theater’s sleepy setting is a product of its infancy. Founding artistic […]

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F.C.’s Butler Featured in D.C. Fringe Festival Production July 13-16

July 7, 2017 4:42 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s Miles Butler, a 2010 graduate of George Mason High School, is a featured performer in a Capital Fringe Festival production of Shinka in its world premiere. It is a dance and theater work by Ren Gyo Soh that “explores the mystery of living beings.” In a press release it […]

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F.C. Filmmaker Finishes Long Journey To Release 1st Feature-Length Movie

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With the release of Torasu Productions’ first feature-length film “Canned Hunt” just around the corner, the company’s founder and the film’s director/creative mind, Falls Church’s J. Michael Whalen, shared some insights into how the project finally came to fruition and what audiences should expect from the Little City-centric production. Whalen’s […]

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Press Pass: Dia Frampton

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Starting out as a “salt of the earth” musician before being catapulted into the national spotlight thanks to a surprisingly deep run on the NBC reality competition show, “The Voice,” Dia Frampton is now an established veteran of the music industry. With a show at Jammin’ Java slated for this […]

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Book Review: Take It To The Grave, Part 1

June 26, 2017 1:31 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Zoe Carter tantalizes us with the first part of her six part thriller series. Sarah is living every woman’s alleged fantasy life with a gorgeous, wealthy husband, a healthy, beautiful baby boy, and a house in East Hampton, Long Island. Except it’s not. The growing stench of […]

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Cauldron’s ‘Wizard of Oz’ is an Energetic, Passionate Production

June 22, 2017 3:51 PM0 comments

The current, virtually sold-out production of Frank Baum’s “The Wizard of Oz” at Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron is a bona fide replica of the original adaptation to the stage first produced by the British Royal Shakespeare Company in 1987.

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Book Review: “To Dream, Anatomy of a Humachine 1”

June 21, 2017 4:20 PM0 comments

By J. Roslyn Louis K. Lowy does a stellar job unveiling a complicated plot with many moving parts in the first novel of his new series: To Dream, Anatomy of a Humachine. His protagonist, Dr. Niyati Bopari, is a brilliant roboticist and bio-physicist who mourns her beloved son, Jay, a […]

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Providence Players End 19th Season with ‘Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike’ Saturday

June 15, 2017 12:24 PM0 comments

It’s no wonder that “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” won the Tony for Best Play in 2013. It’s a marvelous choice for the last show of this season’s productions by the Providence Players of Fairfax who present the (strictly) adult family comedy laced with seriousness, too. Imagine three […]

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Mason High’s Lydia Gompper Scores ‘Graduating Critic’ Award at Cappies Gala

June 12, 2017 5:20 PM0 comments

George Mason High School senior Lydia Gompper won the Graduating Critic award at the 18th Annual ‘Cappies’ Gala held at the Kennedy Center Sunday night.

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Press Pass: Mud Morganfield

June 9, 2017 12:05 PM0 comments

In preparation for the 24th annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival set to take place in venues all across Falls Church this weekend, Larry “Mud” Morganfield, son of blues legend Muddy Waters, shared some of his time with the News-Press to enlighten us about the way of the blues. Everyone’s got […]

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