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Thursday, March 10, 2022

News: Veterans’ Ensemble to Present ‘To Be a Soldier’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Lynne Menefee

Performances on March 25 and 26 2022 are free for veterans and active-duty military. Baltimore, Md. (March 10, 2022) – Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s military veterans’ ensemble will…

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News: Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces Its Next Chapter with Powerful 2022/23 Season by Lynne Menefee

First season planned by new Artistic Director Reginald L. Douglas brings highly anticipated anthology, The Till Trilogy, to the stage, along with work by acclaimed local, national, and inter…

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Thursday, March 3, 2022

‘A Quick 5’ with DeJeanette Horne and Jaucqir LaFond, performing in Perisphere Theater’s ‘Blue Door’ by Lynne Menefee

Perisphere Theater is currently presenting Tanya Barfield’s “Blue Door,” a play with original songs, about a highly educated and successful Black man who descended from victims of slav…

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Monday, February 21, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical’ at the Hippodrome Theatre by Lynne Menefee

The Queen of Disco is paying a visit to Baltimore this week in the form of the jukebox musical, “SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical” at the Hippodrome Theatre. Sadly we lost Summer too ear…

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

‘A Quick 5’ with Anthony Barrese, Conductor of Baltimore Concert Opera’s Full Staging of ‘The Barber of Seville’ by Lynne Menefee

“The Barber of Seville” is Baltimore Concert Opera’s (BCO) first, fully-staged production with orchestra and the first opera of its kind to be done in Baltimore since 2016. After thirt…

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Thursday, February 3, 2022

‘A Quick 5’ with Dr. Harry Kantrovich, Playwright and Director, World-Premiere of ‘SHOAH’ at Fauquier Community Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Fauquier Community Theatre presents the world premiere of “SHOAH,” adapted for stage by Dr. Harry Kantrovich from Claude Lanzmann’s documentary about the Holocaust. The production open…

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Wednesday, January 12, 2022

News: Round House Theatre Announces Postponement of ‘Nine Night’ by Lynne Menefee

Hit West End Kitchen Dramedy & American Premiere Rescheduled For September 2022 Bethesda, Md. (January 12, 2022) – Round House Theatre announces the postponement of the American premi…

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Happy New Year from MD Theatre Guide! by Lynne Menefee

MD Theatre Guide thanks all you wonderful makers of theater, opera, dance, ballet, concerts, audio plays, and everything performing arts for working so hard and showing so much invention and…

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Once Upon A One More Time’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Lynne Menefee

Jukebox musicals have become a staple of the theater world over the past couple of decades with mixed results. The immensely successful “Mama Mia!” started the ball rolling with the musi…

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

1. “The Christmas Angel” at Creative Cauldron “…comforting, beautifully sung and choreographed, and brings a sense of home.” – Mary Ann Johnson READ review. Synopsis: Based on a …

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

1. “Man Covets Bird” at Spooky Action Theater “…a brilliant and tenderly meaningful production that will enchant adults and children alike.” – Liz Ruth-Brinegar READ review. Syno…

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Tootsie’ at the at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center by Lynne Menefee

Sidelined by the pandemic, the 1st National Tour of “Tootsie” has finally arrived at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre and runs through December 5, 2021. Based on the 1982 film of the sam…

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Friday, December 3, 2021

‘A Quick 5’ with Sean Mayes, Musical Director/Orchestrator/Arranger for ‘An Evening with Andre De Shields’ at the BSO by Lynne Menefee

This weekend, native son André De Shields, winner of the 2019 Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Hadestown,” returns to his hometown to tell the story of Baltimore a…

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

1. ‘Dreamgirls’ at Baltimore Center Stage “‘…this one reminds us why we love theatre.” – Timoth David Copney READ review. Synopsis: All you’ve got to do is dream! This winter…

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

November 15 – 21, 2021 1. ‘Maricela de la Luz Lights the World’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre “…an absolute delight…smart, joyful, and certain to dazzle every generation.” – …

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

November 7 – 14, 2021 1. ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Olney Theatre Mainstage “Olney Theatre Center’s production of ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ is transformative.…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

Thanks to vaccines and safety protocols, theater is coming back in a big way and so is our “Top 5 Shows of the Week!” 1. ‘Blood at the Root’ at Towson University “…deftly directe…

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Waitress’ at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center by Lynne Menefee

Broadway has finally and gloriously returned to the historic Hippodrome with the charming and crowd-pleasing tour of the Tony and Drama Desk-nominated 2016 musical, the comedy-drama “Waitr…

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Rumors’ presented by Rockville Little Theatre by Lynne Menefee

There is a jewel of a little theatre that can be found just outside of Washington, DC. Operated by the City of Rockville, it sits on lovely grounds where you can go for a walk or have a picn…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

News: Theatre Project’s 50th Anniversary Season Opens with High Zero 2021 by Lynne Menefee

On March 8, 2020, COVID forced us to cease all live in-person performances. But now, a year and a half later…   WE’RE BACK! Welcome to Theatre Project’s 50th Anniversary Season!   Th…

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Live theater has joyously returned to one of the gems in Baltimore’s (and in the whole DMV area) performing arts scene. After being closed for almost a year and a half due to the pandemic,…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

News: Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces Delay of Opening Season Show Due to Pandemic-Related Production Challenges by Lynne Menefee

WASHINGTON (August 13, 2021)  — Mosaic Theatre Company of DC regrets to announce its delay of My Father, My Martyr, and Me by Fargo Tbakhi due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 Delt…

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

News: NextStop Theatre Announces Major Programming and Policy Changes Due to Covid-19 Resurgence by Lynne Menefee

Herndon, VA/Washington, DC- Due to the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases in our community, NextStop Theatre has been very carefully considering how to balance their passionate desire to re…

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

NEWS: STC Partnering with Theatres Across the Greater Washington Area to Require Vaccinations for All Shows by Lynne Menefee

  DMV THEATRES UNITE TO REQUIRE AUDIENCE VACCINATIONS Theatres across the greater Washington, D.C. area have united to provide the highest level of public safety for their audiences, staff,…

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

News: Vagabond Players Announces Its 106th Season by Lynne Menefee

We are very excited to announce that the best of Broadway will be back on Broadway starting in January 2022 with a lineup worth waiting for. THE CLEAN HOUSE running January 7-30, 2022Writt…

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Friday, July 30, 2021

News: Spooky Action Theater 2021/2022 Season Announcement by Lynne Menefee

I am writing to share my feeling of excited expectation and deep satisfaction, a sense of falling in love again – with Theater.  Looking ahead to our Reopening 2021-22 Season fills me wit…

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

News: Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Mainstage Season by Lynne Menefee

THE REVOLUTIONISTSBY LAUREN GUNDERSONDIRECTED BY GENÉ FOUCHÉSEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 17Preview September 16 Olympe d Gourges,  Charlotte Corday, Marie Anotinette and Marianne Angelle are…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

News: Baltimore Concert Opera is BACK! 2021-2022 Season Announcement by Lynne Menefee

BCO will produce a fully-staged “Barber of Seville” with an orchestra!  Baltimore Concert Opera is proud to share that not only will it be making its return to its home stage at the Eng…

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

NEWS: Dance Preview of Local Spring Offerings by Lynne Menefee

    Treat your mom to the ballet!   Forget flowers. Chocolate can wait until Christmas. For this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to the ballet, and we promise she will enjoy a live perform…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NEWS: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra partnering with Maryland Public Television to increase access to the BSO’s Gala Celebration by Lynne Menefee

Maryland Public Television to Broadcast Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala Celebration Honoring Marin Alsop Partnership Expands Free Programming of The Marin Festival for Viewers Throughout…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

News: Managing Director Michael Ross to Retire from Baltimore Center Stage by Lynne Menefee

Michael Ross will retire from his role as Managing Director of Baltimore Center Stage at the end of June, the theater’s Board of Trustees announced today. Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarr…

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