theatre

April 13, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

ArcLight Cinemas Closing Permanently, Including Westfield Montgomery Location 

ArcLight Cinemas is permanently closing all locations after shutting its doors more than a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Along with locations in Boston, Chicago and California, there was one ArcLight theater in Maryland — at Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda. It first opened its doors in 2014. Theaters in Montgomery County were […]

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March 26, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

AMC Theatres Reopen Friday for First Time in Over a Year

For the first time in over a year, movie theaters and live performance venues in Montgomery County are allowed to reopen. Gov. Larry Hogan first closed theaters in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He announced they could reopen at 50% capacity effective March 12, with health measures in place. In Montgomery County, theaters […]

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March 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Adventure Theatre Raises More Than $100,000 During 30-Hour Stream-A-Thon

Adventure Theatre hosted its first-ever 30-hour Stream-A-Thon called Bring Home the Adventure, featuring more than 20 stars of stage and screen, chefs, local artists, community supporters, and the theatre’s talented Academy students. The event raised more than $114,000 and engaged more than 10,000 viewers across the theatre’s social media channels, according to the press release. […]

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February 27, 2021 | Halle Grossett

Adventure Theatre to Host 30 Hour Stream-A-Thon on Sunday

The Adventure Theatre will be hosting its first ever Stream-A-Thon starting Sunday Feb.28 at 2 p.m. The event will feature students of the academy, local artists, and several guest appearances. With 30 hours of programming scheduled, the theater will be featuring performances in Broadway, film, and stage. Students and local artists throughout the community will […]

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October 26, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Playwright Ayesis Clay Uses Theatre to Inspire and Empower Teachers

Last year, the theater company Theatre Alliance included my play Follow the Money, This Is America in their annual Word Becomes Action Festival as they introduced me and three other playwrights as their Quadrant Playwrights. I had the opportunity to see my play read by actors I didn’t know and directed by someone I had […]

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May 7, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Imagination Stage Offers Online Activities for the Whole Family

Imagination Stage, a theater and performing arts center in Bethesda, has moved online due to COVID-19. The theater is offering storytimes, arts and crafts, theatre exercises and more through Facebook and on its website. Parents who are interested in sharing arts activities with their families should visit imaginationstage.org/blog. All activities will be linked there, as […]

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May 1, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

MCPS Students Can Access Free Program from Metropolitan Opera

The Metropolitan Opera, based in New York City, offers students access to free streaming of opera shows through the Met’s HD Live in Schools program. Normally, students go to the movie theatre to watch shows after learning about the story and doing activities to familiarize themselves with characters. However, because theaters are closed due to […]

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January 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Adventure Theatre Prepares Children For Performing Arts Career

The Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Company (ATMTC) pre-professional program prepares area children in grades 4-12 for college and/or a professional career in the performing arts. Taught by an experienced staff, the program’s curriculum gives students training in singing, dancing, acting, and performance. The Spring semester begins on February 4th. For more information or to register, call […]

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October 6, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Festivals Top the Weekend Planner, Oct. 6 – 8, 2017

Once again, festivals top our weekend planner. Saturday, the annual Harvest Festival focuses on farming in Montgomery County during World War I. The festival features living historians in period costumes, tin-smithing, making apple butter, building scarecrows, traditional music, farm animals, hayrides and more. Also on Saturday, visit Rockville Town Center for the Rocktobierfest beer and […]

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September 28, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Glen Echo’s Then & Wow! Festival Tops our Weekend Planner, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, 2017

The Then & Wow! family festival at Glen Echo Park takes place Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. This annual event revisits the history of Glen Echo when it was an amusement park and celebrates its revitalization as an arts center. The event features kiddie rides, arcade games, videos and an exhibition on the Park’s history. The […]

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