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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Judy and The General’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

What happens when you put one of my favorite local playwrights together with one of my favorite theatre companies and toss in one of my favorite actresses to boot?  You get “Judy and …

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Audra McDonald and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’ at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by Timoth David Copney

Say the name Audra McDonald in certain circles, i.e., in the presence of almost anyone who’s ever seen her or heard her sing, and you can watch a genuine twinkle appear in the eye, a silly…

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Theatre News: Stillpointe Theatre Kicks Off New Season with Wigstock Gala by Timoth David Copney

Stillpointe Theatre kicked off their annual fund-raising gala at a quirkily perfect locale, Wishbone Reserve, with a theme that was right up their distinctive alley.  Dubbing the gala Wigst…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Smokey Joe’s Cafe’ at ArtsCentric, Inc by Timoth David Copney

“Smokey Joe’s Café” has been kicking around stages both on Broadway and in the hinterlands for more than 20 years.  I’ve seen it a number of times – but never like the ve…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Bad Jews’ at Vagabond Players by Timoth David Copney

A play called “Bad Jews?” The title kinda grips you from the get-go, and in the production of it currently running at Vagabond Players, the title is only the beginning. The whol…

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

“Love, Loss, and What I Wore” is the Audrey Herman’s Spotlighters Theatre’s latest offering and if the audience response over the weekend is any indication, they have yet…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Jekyll and Hyde – The Musical’ at Third Wall Productions by Timoth David Copney

“Jekyll and Hyde, The Musical” ranks among the creepiest of Broadway musicals.  Even the upbeat numbers are downers.  And yet, it is a surprisingly entertaining piece of theatr…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘First Date’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

When “First Date” premiered on Broadway in 2013, it was panned more than praised.  Which just goes to show you that critics don’t know everything. They can sink a decent show with a l…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Lookingglass Alice’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Timoth David Copney

Baltimore is no stranger to magical events in local theatres.  On any given weekend night there is some company of wildly talented folks acting, singing and dancing their little hearts out.…

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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Leading Ladies’ at Salem Players by Timoth David Copney

Salem Players, the Catonsville-based theatre company recently presented Ken Ludwig’s hysterical farce, “Leading Ladies.” Salem Players is celebrating its 40th season this year…

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at Vagabond Players by Timoth David Copney

“Little Shop of Horrors” has been through a few iterations over the past fifty plus years.  First a low-budget film by Roger Corman, then an off-Broadway musical in 1982 with a…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Hairy Ape’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Eugene O’Neill is a widely revered playwright, most known for his masterpiece, “Long Day’s Journey Into Night.”  But there is another, more expressionist arrow in his theat…

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Heathers, The Musical’ by How Do You Like Me Now Productions at Chesapeake Arts Center by Timoth David Copney

A relative newcomer to the Baltimore area theatre scene, How Do You Like Me Now Productions (HDYLMN) is committed to “starting the conversation.”  They mean to do nothing less t…

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Bridges of Madison County’ at Red Branch Theatre Company by Timoth David Copney

When I saw the movie adaptation of Robert James Waller’s book, “Bridges of Madison County,” I wept at the beautiful simplicity of the story.  When I saw the musical version on…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Memphis’ by ArtsCentric at Motor House by Timoth David Copney

Every time I go see something by ArtsCentric, Baltimore’s outstanding black-centric theatre company, I am impressed all over again.  And their current offering, “Memphis” is …

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Sister Act’ at Cockpit in Court by Timoth David Copney

It’s kinda funny – I keep falling in love with the same story.  I fell the first time when I saw the Whoopie Goldberg movie in 1992.  I fell the second time when I saw the Broadway mus…

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘BootyCandy’ by Iron Crow Theatre at Theatre Project by Timoth David Copney

Welcome to Baltimore Pride Week!  The festivities are off to a fabulous start with Iron Crow’s final offering of the season, “BootyCandy,” now running at Theatre Project, whic…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Spotlighters Theatre is remaining true to form with its latest offering, “She Kills Monsters,” running weekends now through June 18th.  Spots is well known for putting on well-k…

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Dear Friends’ at Just Off Broadway by Timoth David Copney

Everybody loves a good drama, especially if it’s someone else’s. “Dear Friends”, the angst-ridden play by Reginald Rose, is one of those dramas that is chock-full of lofty id…

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Theatre Review:  ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Heritage Players by Timoth David Copney

Every so often, we of my ilk – reviewers – go to a theatre on a Friday night, the opening of yet another production.  It’s what we do and, for me at least, all too often, it’s just…

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Theatre Review:  ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ at Artistic Synergy by Timoth David Copney

Artistic Synergy is one of those Little Theatre Engines That Could.  And Does.  They keep chugging along despite daunting odds and challenging circumstances.  Their latest offering is …

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Trust’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Fells Point Corner Theatre continues their streak of exceptional offerings with the currently running “Trust” by Steven Dietz.  The dramedy is set against the backdrop of the 90…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Richard III’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Timoth David Copney

‘Now is the winter of our discontent.’ Boy, did Shakespeare foretell that one!  It’s a line from “Richard III,” his final play set around the War of the Roses. Chesapeake …

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Theatre Review – ‘Threepenny Opera’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Audrey Herman’s Spotlighters Theatre has built a reputation on going where other theatres fear to tread. And now they’ve jumped in with both feet with their current production, the seldo…

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Thursday, December 15, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Sincerely, Holidays!’ at Arts Centric by Timoth David Copney

I had heard that Arts Centric had been doing a wonderful series of cabaret type shows this past year.  First, there was “Sincerely, Me”, an all-female concert, and then “Sincerely, Me…

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf’ at Red Branch Theatre Company by Timoth David Copney

  “Harry Connick Jr.’s The Happy Elf” is Red Branch Theatre Company’s final offering of their outstanding 2016 season.  And what a fun-filled Christmas ride it is!  Th…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Concert Review: ‘Rigoletto’ at Baltimore Concert Opera by Timoth David Copney

Nobody wrote tragic operas like the grand maestro himself, Giuseppe Verdi. With a portfolio that includes such greats as “Aida” and “Il Trovatore,” “Rigoletto&#…

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Monday, November 7, 2016

Theatre Review:  ‘South Pacific’ by Annapolis Opera at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Timoth David Copney

  Rodgers and Hammerstein II’s musical take on James Michner’s “Tales of the South Pacific,” with a book by James Logan and Hammerstein, “South Pacific” has been…

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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Always…Patsy Cline’ at Dundalk Community Theatre, CCBC by Timoth David Copney

Patsy Cline had a brief but stellar career that only spanned from 1957 until 1963, but oh what a legacy she left!  In Dundalk Community Theatre’s production of “Always…Patsy Cline” …

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Das Barbecu’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Every now and then, somebody will get an idea of how to make one of the classics more palatable to the great unwashed masses.  Think the retelling of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ as ‘West Side …

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Wild Party’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Iron Crow Theatre prides itself on being not just on the cutting edge, but being the cutting edge when it comes to representing the Queer Perspective (yes, I put it in caps ‘cause it needs…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards