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Saturday, February 15, 2020

‘Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally’ reveals the quotidian miseries of family at Baltimore’s Center Stage by Cybele Pomeroy

Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally, playing at Baltimore’s Center Stage through March 1, feels oddly familiar in several ways, and in others, 100 percent fresh. Playwright Noah Diaz…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

‘Brides and Mothers’ and ‘Cox and Box’ at The Forgotten Opera Company: Two dazzling flashes of operetta by Cybele Pomeroy

A double feature, running just two performances at The Forgotten Opera Company, a subset of The Victorian Lyric Opera Company in Rockville? Sure, why not? The world debut of Brides and Mothe…

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

‘Afflicted: Daughters Of Salem’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse is a haunting story of witch hunt origins by Cybele Pomeroy

The peer pressure of in-groups, man. Is there anything more toxic? Turns out, there is. This is the central theme of Afflicted: Daughters Of Salem, which is set before the infamous Salem Wit…

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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

‘Radio Golf’ at Everyman better than par for the course by Cybele Pomeroy

Everyman Theatre’s current production, billed as August Wilson’s Radio Golf, as though his name is part of the title (it isn’t), doesn’t have much golf in it. It’s not even about g…

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Lots To Love About Silhouette’s ‘She Loves Me’ at Slayton House in Columbia by Cybele Pomeroy

Imagine someone wanted Sondheim, but with a happy ending and genuinely lovable characters. Ta-da! She Loves Me was written in the ‘60s by Joe Masteroff (book), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and…

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at the Colonial Players of Annapolis by Cybele Pomeroy

Should you see Colonial Players’ production of Arsenic and Old Lace in old town Annapolis before it closes? That depends. Are you opposed to comedy, physical, situational and verbal? Don…

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ by ArtsCentric at Motor House by Cybele Pomeroy

ArtsCentric’s Little Shop Of Horrors, a bouquet of beauty, lush with rich vocals, indicates a growth of collective greatness at MotorHouse and beyond. I’m sorry you missed it. It was ama…

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Review: ‘Crusade’ by Rapid Lemon Productions by Cybele Pomeroy

In today’s excessively divisionary, violent, corrupt political environment, perhaps seeing a weapons-filled show set during an internal war wouldn’t be your immediate go-to of choice. Ra…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Silhouette Stages by Cybele Pomeroy

Bless playwrights John Van Deuten/ Joe Masteroff, composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb who give us a specific piece of theatre, which is chilling in its applicability to the social cli…

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Review: ‘Vinegar Tom’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Cybele Pomeroy

Mount Vernon at the heart of Baltimore City is home to many fabulous jewels. One of these, tucked away below street level, is the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Distance-wise, it’s ha…

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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Review: ‘Company’ by Stillpointe Theatre by Cybele Pomeroy

When you go downtown to the Mount Vernon area of Baltimore City, you might not immediately think of the Wilks School on Park Avenue as a theatrical venue, especially with the Baltimore Schoo…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ at Everyman Theatre by Cybele Pomeroy

The Importance Of Being Earnest, often touted as a perfect comedy, plays at Everyman Theatre in downtown Baltimore through the end of the month. Oscar Wilde’s final play, as performed by E…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Review: ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ by the Arts Collective at Howard Community College by Cybele Pomeroy

If Narnia was one of your beloved childhood worlds, you have the opportunity to share it with your nearest and dearest without anyone having to actually (perish the thought!) read–but …

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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Review: ‘The Male Gaze’ at Charm City Fringe Festival by Cybele Pomeroy

The title of BlueShift Dance’s show, “The Male Gaze,” refers to the objectification of women by cis-hetero men. The idea of the “male gaze” isn’t new to women. The premise is “…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Review: ‘A Piece of My Heart’ at Bowie Community Theatre by Cybele Pomeroy

Female Vietnam veterans are saluted as actors give their whole hearts in Bowie Community Theatre’s A Piece Of My Heart, through November 18th. It seems likely that every veteran fights two…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Review: ‘Dracula’ at We Happy Few by Cybele Pomeroy

Halloween may be over, but the horror season is still in full swing. We Happy Few Theatre Company invites you to “listen to the children of the night” with Dracula, a repertoire producti…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Review: ‘Sheila and Moby’ by Flying V at the Writer’s Center by Cybele Pomeroy

Sheila and Moby is a show about a young woman and a friend she thought she’d left behind forever. It’s also about personal responsibility as a member of the community, doing the thing th…

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Review: ‘Barnum’ at The Heritage Players by Cybele Pomeroy

Hey kids, let’s go see a show! “Come Follow The Band” with The Heritage Players at Thomas Rice Auditorium in Catonsville to see Barnum, the story of a man and his life-long love affair…

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Review: ‘Evil Dead: The Musical’ by Deer In The Spotlight Productions at Motor House by Cybele Pomeroy

Evil Dead: The Musical is full of guts and gore and audience involvement, like Rocky Horror Show meets Little Shop Of Horrors meets Gallagher, as directed by Quentin Tarantino’s drunk half…

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Saturday, October 20, 2018

Review: ‘She Like Girls’ at University of Maryland, Baltimore County by Cybele Pomeroy

Here’s a slick, snappy, lively show that’s timely, relevant and fun. It’s She Like Girls, and it’s got dance and music and diversity and authenticity. The best thing about this show …

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Review: ‘Dirty Pictures’ at Rapid Lemon Productions by Cybele Pomeroy

Closing its 2018 season with a World Premiere by a Local Author, Rapid Lemon debuts Dirty Pictures at Theatre Project. Pucker up: it’s about sex and love and ambition and alcoholism and ba…

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Sunday, October 7, 2018

Review: ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center by Cybele Pomeroy

It’s the heartwarming story of a hapless boy and his exotic plant. No, wait, it’s a cautionary sci-fi allegory about human desire. Correction: it’s a fun doo-wop musical packed with ar…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review: ‘She Stoops To Conquer’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Cybele Pomeroy

Hurry to see a vibrant and uproariously funny production of a classic comedy. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, “at home” in a converted downtown bank building, which, for historic reasons…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ by 2nd Star Productions by Cybele Pomeroy

You won’t need them, but you’ll want your umbrella and your dancing shoes when you see 2nd Star Productions’ Singin’ in the Rain. Oh yes, that beloved ‘40s classic movie musical ha…

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Review: ‘Lysistrata’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Cybele Pomeroy

Baltimore City is home to a lovely nest of small, historic theatre companies, housed in lovely historic buildings, in lovely historic neighborhoods where parking can be tight. Among these, i…

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