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Saturday, October 21, 2023

‘Wit’ comes to heartrending life at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

A powerfully intense play in a production reflecting its deep humanity and wit. By CHARLES GREEN

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Sunday, October 15, 2023

Affectionate new bio looks at Terrence McNally’s life and work by Charles Green

The prolific author of plays, musicals, and operas was ahead of his time, and the culture had to catch up. By CHARLES GREEN

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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Charming comedy ‘Sylvia’ is a delight at Compass Rose Theater by Charles Green

The show about a dog played by a person is a fun way to open the season. By CHARLES GREEN

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Sunday, September 10, 2023

Laugh-filled ‘Tartuffe’ mocks false piety at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

The comic antics in this classic can connect to today's times. By CHARLES GREEN

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Monday, September 4, 2023

New biography traces August Wilson’s short temper and towering talent by Charles Green

Author Patti Hartigan offers insights into how the network of regional theaters and the power of critics shaped the playwright's work and career. By CHARLES GREEN

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Saturday, August 26, 2023

New Noël Coward biography tells all by Charles Green

In 'Masquerade,' Oliver Soden argues that Coward's plays are more profound than they seem. By CHARLES GREEN

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Sunday, August 13, 2023

Sold-out ‘Footloose’ caps Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 57th season by Charles Green

A fun blend of music, singing, and dance based on the ’80s movie about a small town's dance ban — with a message that feels necessary today. BY CHARLES GREEN

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Intense one-woman ‘Grounded’ lifts off at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Charles Green

Joan Smith dominates the stage as the Pilot in this searing look at the psychological effects of drone warfare.

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Thursday, July 13, 2023

A night of enchantment in ‘The Tempest’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

A colorful, vibrant celebration of Shakespeare’s final play.

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Saturday, July 8, 2023

Humor and heartfelt meet cute in ‘First Date’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Charles Green

A funny yet honest musical about modern dating and taking a chance on love.

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Classic Theatre of Maryland’s hilarious take on the Bard in brief by Charles Green

'The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)' is a joy for all audiences who may know many or none.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Love is love is ‘Head Over Heels’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Charles Green

The musical celebration of love in all its forms features songs from the '80s all-female band The Go-Go’s.

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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

A moving and enjoyable take on ‘Our Town’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Everything came together in this production of Thornton Wilder’s classic American play.

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Saturday, April 22, 2023

A joyous and song-filled ‘Wizard of Oz’ bewitches at Compass Rose Theater by Charles Green

The actors sing with power, capturing both the emotional and the comic moments, and the show is great fun for children of all ages.

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

A fun sampling of Sondheim in ‘Putting It Together’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

A lovely way to experience the composer's power, beauty, and brilliance.

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Wednesday, April 12, 2023

‘Music brings me closer to people’: John Holiday on his love of opera by Charles Green

The multi-genre countertenor stars in Annapolis Opera’s 'Voices of Our Time' concert on April 15.

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Monday, March 20, 2023

Annapolis Opera’s ‘The Marriage of Figaro’ comes to gorgeous life by Charles Green

The production of Mozart’s classic gives much to enjoy for opera aficionados and novices alike.

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Top-drawer ‘Book of Will’ applauds the Bard at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

The comedy is a love letter to theater and the bonds of friendship.

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Sunday, January 22, 2023

Delightful comic ‘The Sneeze’ opens Compass Rose’s new home by Charles Green

Short works by Chekhov adapted by Michael Frayn inaugurate the company's residence at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Annapolis Opera looks back at 50 years and it’s a sight to see by Charles Green

Marking the company's 50th anniversary, a gallery of costumes, photos, and other items celebrates their variety and talents over the years.

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Monday, November 14, 2022

An emotionally powerful ‘Sweat’ from U.S. Naval Academy Masqueraders by Charles Green

Kudos to the troupe for tackling Lynn Nottage's meaningful play.

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

It’s truth vs. poetry in ‘Lifespan of a Fact’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

The actors keep the stakes and tension rising. The play has laughs and plenty to think about.

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Playwright Bob Bartlett on his scary new play in the woods, ‘Lýkos Ánthrōpos’ by Charles Green

'There is something primal about horror, something audiences can't escape.'

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

‘Twelfth Night’ comes to gorgeous life at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Director Sally Boyett transplants Shakespeare’s classic comedy of cross-dressing, mistaken identities, and unrequited love to the world of 1920s Hollywood.

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

‘Les Sylphides and Other Works’ opens season beautifully at Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

The four short pieces are a wonderful celebration of movement.

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Sunday, September 18, 2022

Local talent shines in ‘Variations on Change’ from Rapid Lemon Productions by Charles Green

The annual 10-minute-play production is a great opportunity to sample the work of Baltimore-area theater artists.

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Sunday, September 11, 2022

Hilarious ‘Art’ opens 74th season for Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

A night of laughter, with plenty to think about after.

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Saturday, August 27, 2022

Annapolis Opera brings ‘La bohème’ to beautiful life by Charles Green

Emotionally stirring singing gives powerful richness to the lyrics and makes this classic a wonderful season opener.

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Thursday, August 25, 2022

Why we love ‘La bohéme’: A Q&A with Annapolis Opera’s Maestro Craig Kier by Charles Green

The company's 50th anniversary season also includes 'Lost in the Stars and 'The Marriage of Figaro.'

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Monday, August 8, 2022

‘Drowsy Chaperone’ goes meta at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Charles Green

The musical comedy not only pokes fun at the tropes and cliches of the form but also offers thought-provoking insights into love and reality.

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Monday, July 11, 2022

A lot to like in Classic Theatre of Maryland’s outdoor ‘As You Like It’ by Charles Green

The inventive take on Shakespeare’s classic comedy, set in 1930s Appalachia with bluegrass-style songs, makes for a pleasant summer evening.

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