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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Free Range Humans Concocts a Transformative ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ by Andrew L. Baughman

This Halloween season, Free Range Humans treats audiences to a one-of-a-kind production of Frank Wildhorn’s Jekyll & Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde: An Immersive Musical Experience at Frede…

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ by Glyndon Area Players by Andrew L. Baughman

“Anything can happen if you let it” isn’t just the watchcry of the rosy cheeked heroine of Mary Poppins, currently dazzling audiences at Sacred Heart’s Glyndon Area Players. It would…

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Review: ‘Nunsense’ at Potomac Playmakers by Andrew L. Baughman

Something funny is going on at Potomac Playmakers in Hagerstown, Maryland! It’s a new production of Nunsense, an interactive musical with book, music, and lyrics by Dan Goggins. Anyone who…

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review: “The Secret Garden” at Other Voices Theatre by Andrew L. Baughman

Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s The Secret Garden boasts one of the most gorgeous scores in the history of musical theatre, but is rarely undertaken by community theatre groups due to i…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Review: ‘Gigi’ at Washington County Playhouse by Andrew L. Baughman

For a taste of France and classic musical theatre, Washington County Playhouse in Hagerstown is serving Lerner and Lowe’s Gigi through August 5. It is a rarely produced musical, faithfully…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘To Be or Not To Be In Love – That Is The Question?’ by Andrew L. Baughman

Sitting in the audience of To Be or Not To Be In Love – That Is The Question?, a one-woman cabaret starring writer-choreographer Beverly Merella, might be the modern equivalent of atte…

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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Release: A Rock Opera’ by Andrew L. Baughman

An exciting aspect of CapFringe is getting a sneak peek at a new show in the first stage of development. Such is the case with DC Dogs’ Release: A Rock Opera, now playing at the Gallau…

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Robinwood Players by Andrew L. Baughman

Director Mike Harsh’s concept to set Hagerstown Community College’s Jesus Christ Superstar in a modern day Syrian-esque refugee camp gives the show a renewed immediacy that grips…

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Thursday, September 1, 2016

Andrew Baughman on Landless Theatre Company’s New ‘Symphonic Metal’ Version of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood’ Playing Through 9/25 at The Arts by Andrew L. Baughman

Landless Theatre Company has taken another classic Tony Award-winning Best Musical – Rupert Holmes’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood – and has adapted it into a Symphonic Metal…

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Friday, July 1, 2016

OCCUPY EAST STREET: Frederick’s East Street Arts Center is now Open! by Andrew L. Baughman

Landless Theatre Company announces the soft opening of The East Street Arts Center, a new performing arts studio in Frederick, MD. The 20,000 square foot space is available for local perform…

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Monday, January 18, 2016

Review: ‘Chronoshred: The Adventures of Stardust Lazerdong’ at Baltimore Rock Opera Society by Andrew L. Baughman

Though the week started on a tragic note for rock fans with the loss of Da(C-mo Molloy), and Novalux (Elias Mays Schutzman) vid Bowie, a sliver of light has emerged for local audiences in th…

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

East Street Arts Center is coming to Frederick and Landless Theatre Company Has Found a New Home by Andrew L. Baughman

The Landless Theatre Company is opening the new “East Street Arts Center” at 919-B N. East Street in Frederick, MD. The 12,000 square foot former church space will include a 180-…

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Monday, June 1, 2015

‘Their Metal Will Be More Than Tested': Landless Theatre Company Announces Development of ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Symphonic Metal Version)’ by Andrew L. Baughman

The Landless Theatre Company announces development of its second work of “Metal Theatre” for production in Summer, 2016: The Mystery of Edwin Drood – Symphonic Metal Version. The p…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

“What, Mr. Todd, What is that Sound?” Arranging The Prog Metal Version of Sweeney Todd, Part One: Andrew Siddle by Andrew L. Baughman

It has been over a year since Stephen Sondheim gave DC’s Landless Theatre Company unprecedented permission to create a Prog Metal orchestration of Sweeney Todd The Demon Barber of Fleet St…

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

‘Electric Pharaoh’ at Baltimore Rock Opera Society by Andrew L. Baughman

Cover your butts, DC: the Baltimore Rock Opera Society is about to invade Atlas Performing Arts Center with their brand new rock musical Electric Pharaoh, fresh from completing its first run…

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

An Interview with Film Writer-Director Mike Cramer on ‘Teenage Ghost Punk’ at the Spooky Movie International Horror Film Festival at AFI by Andrew L. Baughman

The Halloween season is upon us, and for parents looking for a good “family friendly” scare at the movies, be sure to check out Teenage Ghost Punk. Apart from some minor language, this w…

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

‘Lucky Stiff’ at Being Revived and The Fredericktowne Players by Andrew L. Baughman

“Something funny’s going on” in Frederick, and it is Being Revived and The Fredericktowne Players’ co-production of the rarely performed Lucky Stiff, an early work by Lynn Ahrens and…

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘The Dish’ by Andrew L. Baughman

If garbage puppets and singing Pears give you heartburn and you hunger for more accessible Fringe fare, then I recommend The Dish by Jenny Splitter. Chock full of DC-insider references and a…

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Dracula. A Love Story’ by Andrew L. Baughman

(The Best of the Capital Fringe)  When Lee Ordeman stalks his female prey as the title character in Dracula. A Love Story, he might just conjure more imagery of the American Psycho than Sto…

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘W3″ by Andrew L. Baughman

Just when I worried this year’s fringe was veering more mainstream than ever before, I found myself at Barking Fish Theatre Project’s surrealistic W3. Suddenly, there was garbage puppet…

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Coosje’ by Andrew L. Baughman

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Every now and then CapFringe makes a divine pairing of venue and production. Such is the case with No. 11 Productions’ Coosje at the Goethe Institut, where…

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘TAME.’ by Andrew L. Baughman

(Best of the Capital Fringe) When the DC Women’s Voices Theatre Festival rolls around in October, 2015, I sincerely hope playwright Jonelle Walker will be among the voices represented.…

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Attend The Tale: Cast Announcement for Landless’ Summer of Rock productions of ‘Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version’ and ‘Rock Bottom’ [A Ro by Andrew L. Baughman

The Landless Theatre Company announces casting for Summer of Rock productions at Warehouse Theatre: Stephen Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd – Prog Metal Version and Rock Bottom [A Rock Opus]…

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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Exclusive! Attend The Tale of Landless Theatre’s Sondheim Approved Prog Metal Version of ‘Sweeney Todd’: Announcing The Arrangers-THE FLEET STRE by Andrew L. Baughman

DC’s Landless Theatre Company, currently developing a Prog Metal Version of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, announces that the prog metal orchestration is being written by a team of arrangers k…

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Attend the Tale of Landless Theatre’s Prog Metal Sweeney Todd: Announcing New Venue, Tickets on Sale, and More! by Andrew L. Baughman

Attend the Tale of Landless Theatre’s Prog Metal Sweeney Todd: Announcing New Venue, Tickets on Sale and More! The Landless Theatre Company announces that the premiere production of Sweene…

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Saturday, March 29, 2014

‘The Carolina Layaway Grail’ at The Welders by Andrew L. Baughman

Joseph Campbell taught that myth is a mirror for the ego. So it is through myth that protagonist Diana examines her life experience in Allyson Currin’s The Carolina Layaway Grail, the ausp…

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

‘Morning, Miranda’ at Doorway Arts Ensemble by Andrew L. Baughman

When life’s daily routine is interrupted by the death of an estranged parent or relative, it’s like being forced to acknowledge the scattered pieces of an abandoned puzzle. Tucked away l…

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Monday, February 10, 2014

Bloody Good News! Sondheim Grants Landless Theatre Company Permission to Develop Prog-Metal Version of ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Andrew L. Baughman by Andrew L. Baughman

Sweeney Goes Metal: Landless Theatre to develop a new production Last June, Landless Theatre Company realized they had stumbled onto something exciting with their world premiere staging of R…

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

‘The Lieutenant of Inishmore’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Andrew L. Baughman by Andrew L. Baughman

Comedian W.C. Fields was said to have hated working with children and animals, presumably because of their knack for stealing a scene away from hard working actors. That is most definitely t…

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Saturday, October 19, 2013

‘Dear Edwina’ at Red Branch Theatre Company by Andrew L. Baughman by Andrew L. Baughman

t’s no surprise that Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich’s family musical Dear Edwina achieved a sort of cult status among Off-Broadway audiences in its 3 year run. Fortunately, DC Metro aud…

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Saturday, September 28, 2013

‘Sunset Boulevard’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre by Andrew L. Baughman by Andrew L. Baughman

The last time I attended a production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical adaptation of Billy Wilder’s borderline camp film Sunset Boulevard was over 15 years ago. It was mostly unm…

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