Marika returns to Monumental with Daddy Long Legs this spring! Daddy Long Legs tells the story of a young woman, her young benefactor, and the love that grows between them by way of handwritten letters. This two person musical, set in the early twentieth century, has timeless themes and contemporary music that make the story accessible for all generations. Monumental's Daddy Long Legs runs March 7-30, 2019 at Episcopal High School in Alexandria. http://www.monumentaltheatre.o
"Hopelessly devoted" to Gonzaga, Marika is in rehearsal for Grease her 7th production with the GDA. There will be lots of converse, leather jackets and poodle skirts. Come on out to hear our kids singing and dancing to all of your favorite songs!
Every holiday season the Georgetown Visitation Madrigals, now under the direction of Marika, perform around DC! This year they performed at The Fairmont 14th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting, Sweet Hope a fundraiser for St. Jude, and The Willard. Their Annual Christmas Concert will be December, 20th at 7pm at Georgetown Visitiation in the Nolan Center for Performing Arts.
"On November 8th, 2015 Jeffrey Higgins was fired from his singing job in the Archdiocese of Washington for being a gay, married man. After a short battle with the Church, Jeffrey left music behind, finding it too painful to relive his sacking with every note he sang. A Deafening Sound is his return to the musical world. Using music from several genres, Jeffrey will tell a deeply personal story of shame, depression, love, and the climb back to stable ground." A few months ago
This fall Marika served as associate music director at Constellation Theatre Company. It was 'Written in the Stars" that she work with THE Walter Bobby McCoy again. Nothing could beat our awesome band jamming out to Elton every night!
This year Marika is participated in the Page To Stage Festival at The Kennedy Center. She is music directed readings for two new musicals: Montgomery by Britt Bonney (with Monumental Theatre Company) and The Count of Monte Cristo by John and Elena Tafone. Montgomery Synopsis: In 1955, two women were arrested on Montgomery buses for violating segregation law. One went on to be called the Mother of the Civil Rights movement, her name taught to every American schoolchild as a s
After a successful run of Sister Act, Marika headed to Redhouse Theatre in Syracuse, NY! She music directed Peter and the Starcatcher their student pre professional program. Here are some photos of her with the students!
One more weekend of Brooklyn! "The musical talent that is featured in Monumental Theatre Company’s Brooklyn is beyond description in the most incredibly sensational sense imaginable. Led by Musical Director Marika Countouris, this ensemble of just eight creates the sounds of a choir 80 strong and the soulful, raw emotional expression of eight archangels pouring out divinity on the holiest night of the year. Countouris captures an emotional thread early on; it is a thread of l
"The City Weeds (Ashley K. Nicholas, Marika Countouris, & Topher Williams) serve their parts beautifully, roles similar to the economical backup singers/ensemble of shows like Little Shop of Horrors or Jersey Boys, playing whatever they need to play whenever they need to play it." -DC Metro Theatre Arts