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Although Tristan Raines had been involved with theater in high school, it was always onstage, rather than behind the scenes. But in college, while working in the costume shop, “I...
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Walter Ware III began his tenure with the Signature Theatre as an artistic director intern in 2010 while still attending Catholic University in Washington, DC. After he graduated, he was...
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Jon Kalbfleisch has been the resident music director of the Signature Theatre since it opened its doors in 1989. In this role, he's been at the center of the theater's creative whirlwind, and has the...

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“A prop is everything that goes in a moving van.” –Becca Tuteur, property master

I must admit I’ve never spent much time wondering where props come from in live theater. That is, until I interviewed the Property Master Becca Tuteur and Associate Property Master Pam Weiner at Signature...

Every important lesson in life I learned from musical theater. The musicals we performed over my four years in high school were South Pacific , West Side Story , Guys and Dolls , and Into The Woods . I’m not sure that I could recall with any accuracy anything I learned in advanced algebra, but I...
Renée Elise Goldsberry won’t learn for a few more days if she’s won the Tony Award® for her performance as Angelica Schuyler in the musical theater juggernaut that is Hamilton (Editor’s note: She did!), but if she does take home the coveted prize, it will join the slew of other honors she’s already...
When asked if her house was elaborately staged for Halloween, Mimi Lien laughed, claiming her house was “decidedly un-designed.” “This is definitely a syndrome of doing it too much for work,” she said. “It's not something that I do for myself for pleasure at this point.” We don’t blame her. A set...
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The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma in Oklahoma City regularly receives organizational support from the Oklahoma Arts Council, the state arts agency, which receives part of its funding from the National Endowment for the...

As we get ready to toast the 2017 Tony winners, here's a round-up of quotes from past winners and current Tony nominees. Who are you rooting for to take home one of the coveted statues on Sunday? Read our Art Talk with Jenn Colella and Caesar Samayoa of Come From Away here . Read Judith Light's...

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