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Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ by Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

The complexity of family dynamics, mixed in with an amazingly young and talented cast, and a historic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale makes for a fun and very entertaining “Once Upon a …

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Sunday, October 30, 2022

Theater Review: ‘Matilda’ at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

A small bundle of tremendous energy, with a strong will to right wrongs and find love, burst on the scene at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis’ (CTA) current fall musical production of…

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Sunday, February 13, 2022

Theater Review: ‘Robin Hood’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

The Children’s Theatre of Annapolis’ “Robin Hood” is a superb, modern twist to a classic tale, complete with themes of love, death, and, yes, taxes. Yet despite the age of the story,…

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

For many years, the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) brought the magic of the stage alive with productions including Mary Poppins flying in to help the Banks children; Dorothy melting…

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Saturday, June 12, 2021

News: Children’s Theatre of Annapolis Resumes Live Productions with ‘Frozen Jr.’ by Laura Tayman

In January 2020, over 100 young people from ages 7 to 14 stood in line to register to audition for the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis’ long-awaited production of “Frozen Jr.” Two da…

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘She Kills Monsters’ presented by Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

Magic powers, sibling angst, and longing for acceptance. A show centered around a game of “Dungeons & Dragons” in the 1990s proves to be an emotional and effective production by the …

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Hobbit’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

Heading into the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA) play “The Hobbit,” I wondered how young children could possibly portray and deliver the complexities of the characters of J.R.R. …

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

Though it is not a recent Disney hit or from a well-known children’s classic, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” playing now at the Children’s Theatre of Annapolis (CTA), has taken many audie…

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis’ at Strathmore by Laura Tayman

What happens when you take the best jazz musicians in the world, challenge them to create fresh arrangements of familiar songs, and then perform the pieces in a full state-of-the-art music h…

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Sunday, November 4, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Peter Pan’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Laura Tayman

For decades, the beloved story of Peter Pan has offered audiences a magical place to travel with pirates, fairies, Indians, flying and lost boys. This fall, the Children’s Theatre of A…

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ by 2nd Star Productions at Bowie Playhouse by Laura Tayman

It is hard to come up with a more nostalgic, sentimental film from the lavish movie musical era than “Singin’ in the Rain.” With the genius dance moves of Gene Kelly, the c…

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘9 to 5’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Laura Tayman

Step into the quaint setting of the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre for their new show “9 to 5,” and you’re immediately transported back to the 1970s, the timeline for this…

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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