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Bio:
George Fulginiti-Shakar is one of the area’s most respected music directors, conductors, pianists, and teachers. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for his music direction of Oklahoma and Cabaret at Arena Stage, and in addition has received seven Helen Hayes Award nominations for his work on such ... (read complete bio)
 
George Fulginiti-Shakar Headshot

Bio:
George Fulginiti-Shakar is one of the area’s most respected music directors, conductors, pianists, and teachers. He has received Helen Hayes Awards for his music direction of Oklahoma and Cabaret at Arena Stage, and in addition has received seven Helen Hayes Award nominations for his work on such ... (read complete bio)
BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe
by Elliot Lanes - Aug 27, 2020

On September 16th, Arena Stage will unveil it's latest socially relevant docudrama. The 51st State will feature the work of several playwrights including today's subject Otis Cortez Ramsey-Zöe.

BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant Photo BWW Video: Remembering George Fulginiti-Shakar DC's Very Own Gentle Musical Giant
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2020

On June 21st the DC theatre community took a punch in the gut as our incredibly talented Musical Director, Pianist, Orchestra Contractor, Educator, and friend George Fulginiti-Shakar passed away after a long illness at age 73.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.

ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! to Bring Books to Life at Children's Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will present Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play!, based on Mo Willems' award-winning and beloved book series beginning September 13.

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners!

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees!

The Kennedy Center's ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! Heads Out on Tour in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Kennedy Center production of ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY! launches its first national tour January 11, 2016 as part of the Center's Theater for Young Audiences on Tour series for young people and their families.

Kennedy Center to Present ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents the return of Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! in the Family Theater from November 25, 2015 to January 3, 2016. 

Adventure Theatre MTC to Open 2014 Season with MISS NELSON IS MISSING, 1/17-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC) opens 2014 with Miss Nelson is Missing, its third production of its 62nd Professional Season. Based on one of the most memorable books its time by Harry Allard and James Marshall, Miss Nelson is Missing is written by nationally-renowned, local playwright, Joan Cushing, who is the most produced playwright in children's theatre according to TYA Today Magazine. This children's favorite directed byJennifer Nelson (2011's Mirandy and Brother Wind and former Producing Artistic Director of the African Continuum Theatre) and music directed by Helen Hayes Award Recipient and 8-time nominee, George Fulginiti-Shakar, will run January 17- March 9, 2014. Miss Nelson is Missing stars Helen Hayes Award Nominee Jessica Lauren Ball (Olney's Cinderella, Toby's Legally Blonde) as Miss Nelson, the well-natured and long-suffering teacher of the disobedient Room 207, who is suddenly replaced by the petrifying substitute, Miss Viola Swamp. Tickets are $19 each and can be purchased online atwww.adventuretheatre-mtc.org or by calling 301.634.2270.

Kennedy Center Presents ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!, Now thru 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

The Kennedy Center presents the world premiere production of Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! in the Family Theater from today, November 23 to December 31, 2013.

Kennedy Center to Present ELEPHANT & PIGGIE'S WE ARE IN A PLAY!, 11/23-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

The Kennedy Center presents the world premiere production of Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! in the Family Theater from November 23 to December 31, 2013. Commissioned by the Kennedy Center, the play is written by six-time Emmy Award-winner and popular children's book author Mo Willems and directed by Jerry Whiddon, with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. The production features a live, four-piece band on stage. Press opening performance is Saturday, November 23 at 4pm. The performance on Saturday, December 28 at 11am is sensory-friendly. Elephant & Piggie's We Are in a Play! is recommended for ages 4 and up.

Photo Flash: First Look at LULU AND THE BRONTOSAURUS at Imagination Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Imagination Stage kicks off an enormously fun season with the world premiere of Lulu and the Brontosaurus, a musical based on the book by popular local author and poet Judith Viorst. It is a story about an unforgettable little girl who learns a lot about sharing and listening to others. Lulu and the Brontosaurus runs in Imagination Stage's Annette M. and Theodore N. Lerner Family Theatre now through October 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

World Premiere of LULU AND THE BRONTOSAURUS Set for Imagination Stage, Now thru Oct 27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Imagination Stage kicks off an enormously fun season with the world premiere of Lulu and the Brontosaurus, a musical based on the book by popular local author and poet Judith Viorst. It is a story about an unforgettable little girl who learns a lot about sharing and listening to others.

BWW Reviews: Torch Song Trilogy at Studio Theatre - More Than Enough
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 23, 2013

Director Michael Kahn and leading man Brandon Urbanowitz breathe new life into Harvey Fierstein's magnum opus of three one-act plays. Torch Song Trilogy still offers universal truths about love and relationships that go beyond straight or gay points of view. The play continues through October 13 in the Mead Theater.

World Premiere of LULU AND THE BRONTOSAURUS Set for Imagination Stage Sept 25 - Oct 27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Imagination Stage kicks off an enormously fun season with the world premiere of Lulu and the Brontosaurus, a musical based on the book by popular local author and poet Judith Viorst. It is a story about an unforgettable little girl who learns a lot about sharing and listening to others.

BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Raises the Roof at Studio Theatre
by Jeffrey Walker - Jul 18, 2013

Studio's production of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW is electrifying. Mitchell Jarvis (from Broadway's ROCK OF AGES) stars as Frank N. Furter in this titillating, roof-raising stage show. Studio Theatre's 2ndStage productions aim to be daring and audacious and ROCKY HORROR hits a bulls-eye.

BWW Reviews: PETER PAN AND WENDY Delights at Imagination Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 30, 2013

At the end of the day, PETER PAN AND WENDY is a great family show with some solid acting and design work. It's another victory for Imagination Stage.

PETER PAN AND WENDY Set for Imagination Stage, 6/26-8/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2013

Bethesda becomes Neverland this summer, as Imagination Stage presents Peter Pan and Wendy, a swashbuckling adventure with audience participation. Directed by Kathryn Chase Bryer, it is a story in which two young heroes must decide if growing up is really all that bad.

BWW Reviews: Imagination Stage’s SEUSSICAL is Delightfully Whimsical
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 19, 2012

If you take your kids to one theatre performance this holiday season, this should be the one! Even kids at heart are likely to enjoy themselves!

Casting Complete For SEUSSICAL At Imagination Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2012

Casting is now complete for Seussical, a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza written by Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, who also wrote the hits Ragtime and Once On This Island. The two have lovingly brought to life all of the favorite Dr. Seuss characters from a host of the author's most popular books.

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