Musical Rooms: A Rock Romance at MetroStage
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Shakespeare saved his best for last: his final play, The Tempest, is his most magical and engrossing tale. It follows the adventures of Prospero, an exiled duke who lives as the master of an enchanted isle abounding with fantastical creatures, mystery, music and romance. When a shipwreck delivers Prospero's enemies to the island, the plot thickens as his beloved daughter falls for one of the castaways. Bring a lawn chair and a picnic basket and enjoy this outdoor production from the Olney Theatre Center at the Root Family Stage. In celebration of the 65th anniversary of the National Players -- OTC's touring company of young professional actors -- celebrated National Player "veterans" will compose half the cast while current company members will take the younger roles. See event description for more details. Learn More
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Featured review from Alice Linden
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I continue to be amazed at the high quality of the acting, singing and performing talent here in DC. This show was atonishingly well-performed by two singers with Broadway credentials. Their experience, savvy and charisma shone through to make this an incredible event. The music, singing and staging flowed remarkably well, the voices were powerful throughout, the emotions and acting felt authentic, the actors were young and attractive and incredibly well-disciplined....My gosh, if you like a simple, original story and fantastic performances, this show was amazing!! I highly recommend it. The music and lyrics were wonderful, and I have been humming a few songs from the show so you know they are memorable. I enjoyed the fact that this was a very light story--folk/punk musicians from Scotland aim for the heights in London and NYC--with a small dose of emotional depth and a lot of charm. The production was seamless and singing, outstanding. Does it need more bite? Does it need a shortened second half? Possibly. But I don't want to nitpick what are some of the best singing/musical performances I've ever seen in DC. YOu will say "WOW!"
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A wonderful evening! The two performers (stars!) were magnificent, magnetic, pure magic together, and the musicians gave perfect support (energy to spare, and not too loud, not too soft, just right!). I would recommend this to anyone who loves...continued
Music and Lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights, Big City)
Book by Paul Scott Goodman and Miriam Gordon
Directed by Scott Schwartz
Music Direction by Jesse Vargas
Monica, an ambitious singer/songwriter, and Ian, a hard driving rocker, become creatively and romantically entangled as they journey from their native Glasgow to London and New York and are catapulted into the punk rock explosion and a quest for stardom. A gritty rock musical, Rooms explores the universal desire to escape and create, to love and explore.
Originally produced as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival 2005.
A co-production with Geva Theatre Center, Rochester, NY. *
p. Natascia Diaz (Monica) BROADWAY: (Original Cast): Man of La Mancha (Antonia/Aldonza), Capeman, Seussical. OFF-BROADWAY: Jacques Brel (cast recording); tick, tick…BOOM! (Susan); Sondheim’s Saturday Night; Bright Lights, Big City (Vicky). LOCAL: Kennedy Center: Carnival (Rosalie), A Little Night Music (Petra); Arena Stage: Agamemnon and His Daughters (Elektra); Wolf Trap: West Side Story (Anita). REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: Kiss of the Spider Woman (Spider Woman/ Aurora); Papermill: Pippin (Catherine); Studio Arena: Hail
Mary!. CONCERT: Library of Congress: Jonathan Larsen. TV: Law and Order, Law and Order SVU, Damages, HBO’s Leonardo da Vinci, A Dream of Flight, Oz, Voice of Miss Chiquita Banana. FILM: Tiny Dancer, How to Seduce Difficult Women (Angelica). UPCOMING: Film documentary: Every Little Step. AWARDS: Joseph Jefferson Award, 2006 Kevin Klein Award, Ovation Award nomination.
Doug Kreeger (Ian) BROADWAY: Les Misérables (Jean Prouvaire/Marius u/s – Original Revival Cast). OFF-BROADWAY: York Theatre: Thrill Me: The Leopold and Loeb Story (Richard Loeb, also Cast Recording). REGIONAL: Signature Theatre: The Visit (Evgeny); Old Globe Theatre: The Times They Are ‘A-Changin’ (Coyote Standby, director Twyla Tharp); Barrington Stage: The Human Comedy (Spangler); Arkansas Rep: Children of Eden (Cain/Japheth); Bay Street Theatre: Hair. INTERNATIONAL TOUR: Grease (Danny Zuko), Hair (Berger). NATIONAL TOUR: Peter Pan (Slightly). NEW YORK: NYMF: Yank! (Stu), Fringe: Swimming Upstream (Todd, Outstanding Actor Fringe Award). EDUCATION: BFA, NYU Tisch School of the Arts; RADA.