Johnna Leary

Johnna Leary Johnna Leary recently graduated with a B.A. in Musical Theater from Shepherd University. She previously worked as the Arts and Styles Section Editor of the Shepherd University newspaper, The Picket and interned at the Contemporary American Theater Festival. She also writes as a local correspondent for DC Metro Theater Arts. Johnna frequently performs in educational and local theater productions. Her favorite roles include Johanna (u/s) and Young Lucy in Sweeney Todd at Shepherd, Briar Rose/Sleeping Beauty in Enchanted Sleeping Beauty at Pumpkin Theatre, Cosette in Les Miserables at Way Off Broadway, Olive Ostrovsky in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Maggie in Lend Me A Tenor at the Washington County Playhouse. She can also be seen on several documentaries and mini series on Investigation Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and National Geographic.
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BWW Interview: DEATHTRAP to Open 2016 Season at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interview: DEATHTRAP to Open 2016 Season at Washington County Playhouse
Posted: Jan. 13, 2016


BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic TheatreBWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre
Posted: Feb. 4, 2016


BWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera HouseBWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera House
Posted: Feb. 2, 2016


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BWW Interviews: LA BOHEME Opens at Hagerstown Hub OperaBWW Interviews: LA BOHEME Opens at Hagerstown Hub Opera
Posted: May. 21, 2015


BWW Interviews : Shepherd University to Feature an OPERA DOUBLE FEATUREBWW Interviews : Shepherd University to Feature an OPERA DOUBLE FEATURE
Posted: Feb. 10, 2015


BWW Interview: THE MUSIC MAN Marches Into Old Opera House This ChristmasBWW Interview: THE MUSIC MAN Marches Into Old Opera House This Christmas
Posted: Dec. 2, 2015


BWW Interviews: LEND ME A TENOR to Open at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interviews: LEND ME A TENOR to Open at Washington County Playhouse
Posted: Jun. 3, 2015


BWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic TheatreBWW Interview: OUR TOWN Cast Will Present Slice of Small Town Life at Apollo Civic Theatre
February 4, 2016

Just in time for Valentine's Day, the ultimate American theater classic about life and love lessons, Thornton Wilder's Our Town, will open at the Apollo Civic Theatre. Directed by Amanda Hartman, Our Town is a slice of small town life over a decade in Grover's Corners. The town citizens reveal every day problems and pleasures while the central story focuses on the lives of two families, the Webbs and Gibbs, as they eventually join together as George Gibbs and Emily Webb become romantically involved.
BWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera HouseBWW Interview: ONE SLIGHT HITCH Premieres at Old Opera House
February 2, 2016

A wedding should be a perfect romantic occasion...... so it's the perfect setting for the day when everything that can go wrong does, in the new Lewis Black comedy One Slight Hitch.
BWW Interview: DEATHTRAP to Open 2016 Season at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interview: DEATHTRAP to Open 2016 Season at Washington County Playhouse
January 13, 2016

With the cold weather just beginning, the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater will present the chilling thriller Deathtrap for the first show of their 2016 season.
BWW Interview: DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW Opens at Apollo Civic TheatreBWW Interview: DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW Opens at Apollo Civic Theatre
December 11, 2015

This Christmas season, check into the Snowflake Inn while Dashing Through the Snow, a crazy Christmas comedy, opens December 11 at the Apollo Civic Theatre! Directed by Jeff Wine, Dashing Through the Snow takes place four days before Christmas, in a tiny town in Texas, where a colorful array of characters check in to the Snowflake Inn. Varying scenes tell the different holiday stories of all the crazy characters. A brother and sister attempt to end a holiday feud between their aunts. Self-absorbed actors from a low budget "Christmas Carol" production return to the inn to fulfill a promise, while Mrs. Clause and one of Santa's elves attempt a romantic rendezvous right before Christmas Eve!
BWW Interview: Washington County Playhouse Will Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVERBWW Interview: Washington County Playhouse Will Present THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER
December 3, 2015

Christmas is coming to town..... and so are the worst kids in town, the Herdmans! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever opens this Friday at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children's Theater in Hagerstown, MD.
BWW Interview: THE MUSIC MAN Marches Into Old Opera House This ChristmasBWW Interview: THE MUSIC MAN Marches Into Old Opera House This Christmas
December 2, 2015

'Seventy-Six Trombones' are leading the big parade right into Charles Town, West Virginia as The Music Man opens at the Old Opera House just in time for Christmas!
BWW Interview: Shepherd University Scene Stealers to Premiere URINETOWNBWW Interview: Shepherd University Scene Stealers to Premiere URINETOWN
November 5, 2015

To pee or not to pee? That is the question in the outrageously satirical musical Urinetown, premiering this weekend as the Shepherd University Scene Stealers fall musical in Shepherdstown, WV.
BWW Interview: Old Opera House to Present A PARTY TO MURDERBWW Interview: Old Opera House to Present A PARTY TO MURDER
October 17, 2015

Some people complain they're bored to death while playing board games, but what if a seemingly normal board game was actually the cause of death? In A Party to Murder, premiering this weekend at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV, characters fight for their lives in a murder mystery game.
BWW Interview: THE TURN OF THE SCREW Debuts at Hub Opera EnsembleBWW Interview: THE TURN OF THE SCREW Debuts at Hub Opera Ensemble
October 8, 2015

Just in time for Halloween, Hub Opera Ensemble presents Benjamin Britten's opera The Turn of the Screw. Directed by Joe Marshner and musically directed by Andy Rosenfeld, The Turn of the Screw tells the story of a governess who arrives at the Bly House under mysterious circumstances and a strange set of instructions. She is instructed to take care of the two young children and as the opera progresses, discovers the children may be possessed and ghosts of former employees may still haunt the mansion.
BWW Interview: CABARET Premieres at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interview: CABARET Premieres at Washington County Playhouse
September 25, 2015

"Right this way, your table's waiting" for Cabaret at the Washington County Playhouse, opening this Saturday, September 26 in Hagerstown, MD.
BWW Interview: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? To Debut at Black Box Arts CenterBWW Interview: WHY DO FOOLS FALL IN LOVE? To Debut at Black Box Arts Center
September 17, 2015

Get ready to travel back in time to the 1960's as Roger Bean's 60's nostalgia musical revue Why Do Fools Fall in Love? opens this weekend at the Black Box Arts Center in Shepherdstown, WV.
BWW Interview: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING to Open at Apollo Civic TheaterBWW Interview: A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING to Open at Apollo Civic Theater
September 16, 2015

Directed and musically directed by Jeff Wine, the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revue A Grand Night for Singing will open this weekend at the Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV. A Grand Night for Singing is an intimate musical revue featuring seven local performers and the classic songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein repertoire from of many of their well known musicals, including South Pacific, Cinderella and The King and I. The revue also features lesser known Rodgers and Hammerstein songs and, in an interesting twist, places many of the classic songs in updated situations completely opposite from their context in the original shows. The cast enjoyed working on the classic music and getting to know each other in a smaller musical revue.
BWW Interview: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE To Debut at Old Opera HouseBWW Interview: VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE To Debut at Old Opera House
September 2, 2015

Family reunions can often be stressful with just your typical, everyday family. But add in two crazy actresses, a physic maid and a sexy young boyfriend, and you have a perfect evening of heartfelt hilarity in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, opening September 4 at the Old Opera House in Charles Town, WV.
BWW Interviews: MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S Is a Killer Comedy at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interviews: MURDER AT THE HOWARD JOHNSON'S Is a Killer Comedy at Washington County Playhouse
August 10, 2015

The Howard Johnson's chains are usually remembered for their 28 flavors of ice cream, iconic orange logo design schemes and .... romantic murder plots? That's the situation in the comedy Murder at the Howard Johnson's, currently running through September 13 at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater in Hagerstown, MD.
BWW Reviews: CATF: WE ARE PUSSY RIOT is Cleverly Staged and Immersive Experience for AudienceBWW Reviews: CATF: WE ARE PUSSY RIOT is Cleverly Staged and Immersive Experience for Audience
July 18, 2015

We Are Pussy Riot, currently running at CATF, is an immersive and outstanding theatrical experience, filled with unique choices and the sobering undercurrent that this story is not just theatrical fiction.
BWW Reviews: CATF: EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH is Visually Spectacular but Lacking in Depth and DevelopmentBWW Reviews: CATF: EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH is Visually Spectacular but Lacking in Depth and Development
July 17, 2015

Everything You Touch, a black comedy focusing on the fashion industry and two intertwining stories about how it affects two separate women's self worth, is very similar to the industry it portrays. The overall look, visual appeal and staging is phenomenal, but beneath the gorgeous costumes and flair, the heart of the production, the script and characters, leave much to be desired.
BWW Interviews: TRU Premieres for One-Night Only at Washington County PlayhouseBWW Interviews: TRU Premieres for One-Night Only at Washington County Playhouse
July 17, 2015

Though notable author Truman Capote passed away in 1984, he vividly comes to life in Jay Presson Allen's one-man show TRU. Actor Michael-Anthony Nozzi will return to the stage at Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown, MD and portray Capote in this electric one-man show for a one-night only performance on July 23.
BWW Reviews: CATF: ON CLOVER ROAD is an On-The-Edge-of-Your-Seat ExperienceBWW Reviews: CATF: ON CLOVER ROAD is an On-The-Edge-of-Your-Seat Experience
July 17, 2015

Exquisitely directed by Ed Herendeen with a strong script by Steven Dietz, On Clover Road at CATF is truly an edge-of-your-seat thriller which leaves the audience guessing and gasping at every new suspenseful situation.
BWW Reviews: CATF: THE FULL CATASTROPHE Stuffed Full of LaughsBWW Reviews: CATF: THE FULL CATASTROPHE Stuffed Full of Laughs
July 16, 2015

In a twist on the typical modern American romance, The Full Catastrophe shows just how funny and futile our modern ideas about love can be. Dr. Jeremy Cook is a successful linguist, now unemployed, and accepts a mysterious job offer from an eccentric businessman, Mr. Pillow. As part of the "Pillow Project", Jeremy becomes a live-in marriage counselor to fighting suburban couple Dan and Beth, as the couple tries to hide the fact they need counseling from their adolescent son, Robbie. Complications arise as Jeremy realizes he really has no idea how to work as a marriage counselor, having never been married before, and that he is falling in love with Beth, who reminds him of his old flame who got away. Directed by Ed Herendeen and written by Michael Weller, this sarcastic, sweet and witty update of your Leave It to Beaver-esque family will leave audiences rolling with laughter.


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