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Monday, July 15, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Wolves’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Pamela Steinik

A lot of people remember high school as the best time of their lives. In “The Wolves” at Spotlighters Theatre, we realize that high schoolers are dealing with big issues, whether those a…

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Monday, June 17, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Trivia Tonight: A Questionable Musical Revue!’ presented by Bethesda Little Theatre at Montgomery Cultural Arts Center by Pamela Steinik

A diverse cast singing songs from the present and the past combined with trivia questions? That’s the premise of “Trivia Tonight: A Questionable Musical Revue!” presented by Bethesda L…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Pamela Steinik

It’s not often that boots are the star of the show. But in “Kinky Boots” at Dundalk Community Theatre, those boots are definitely made for walking…or dancing. The Dundalk Community T…

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Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Puffs’ at Silhouette Stages by Pamela Steinik

This show isn’t about Harry Potter. It’s about Wayne Hopkins (Gabe Douque), an orphan who grew up in New Mexico with his uncle. It’s not about the brave kids, the smart kids, or the �…

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ presented by Stand Up For…Theatre at Doodlehatch Interactive Art Museum by Pamela Steinik

As a kid, there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than waiting for your turn at a spelling bee. Will I hear the dreaded bell? Will I get a difficult word or something a little easier? Will I k…

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Sunday, December 10, 2023

Dance Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by Ballet Chesapeake at Towson University by Pamela Steinik

Is there anything that celebrates the holiday season more than a classic version of “The Nutcracker?” Ballet Chesapeake’s version of the two-act, classical ballet conceived in 1892 by …

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Airness’ at CCBC Essex Academic Theatre by Pamela Steinik

Are you ready to rock? If so, “Airness” by Chelsea Marcantel is the show for you. It features air guitar competitions with some fierce competitors—Shreddy Eddy (Maddox Christenson), Go…

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Theatre Review: ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ at Just Off Broadway by Pamela Steinik

What happens when a woman who wants to be an ‘it’ girl gets together with a man who dreams of shooting things up? Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. The Baltimore premiere of “Bonnie &…

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Friday, September 29, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Anastasia: The Musical’ by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland in residence at CCBC Essex by Pamela Steinik

“Anastasia: The Musical” is the story of Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna. The youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, the entire family was brutally murdered by Bolshevik soldiers in t…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Prom’ at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre at CCBC Essex by Pamela Steinik

What happens when four has-been actors decide to take on a social cause in a small Indiana town?  A lot of laughter, a lot of drama, and a dinner at Applebee’s. The Drama Desk Award-winni…

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Saturday, June 3, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Sondheim on Sondheim’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton House Theater by Pamela Steinik

“Sondheim on Sondheim,” which is currently at Silhouette Stages, is full of surprises. For one, Stephen Sondheim, regarded as one of the most important figures in 20th century musical th…

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Saturday, March 18, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Wedding Singer’ at Silhouette Stages by Pamela Steinik

Silhouette Stages’ production of “The Wedding Singer,” directed by Jeremy Goldman and with music direction by Emily L. Sergo, is a totally awesome trip back in time. The costumes (by D…

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Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)’ at Vagabond Players by Pamela Steinik

Is it possible to do all of William Shakespeare’s plays in less than two hours? For the Vagabond Players, it is! “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)” written by Adam …

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Monday, December 5, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Monster Calls’ at Studio Theatre, Towson University by Pamela Steinik

What happens when a 13-year old boy feels like the world is against him? He gets visited by a yew tree who forces him to face his biggest fears. In “A Monster Calls” at Studio Theatre at…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Theatre Review: Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical’ presented by Charm City Players at Notre Dame of Maryland University by Pamela Steinik

What happens when an intelligent, wonderful little girl is born into a family who learns everything they need to know from the telly? Something entirely magical. “Matilda the Musical,” t…

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Nights on the Fringe’ presented by Charm City Fringe at The Peale by Pamela Steinik

What’s a fringe festival? As a newbie, I had absolutely no idea. What I saw at the newly renovated Peale, Baltimore’s Community Museum (and the oldest museum in the United States), was a…

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Bronx Tale, The Musical’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Pamela Steinik

Love or fear. Old Nicky Machiavelli said there are only two choices. In “A Bronx Tale, the Musical,” presented by Dundalk Community Theatre, Calogero has to make a choice between the lov…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Silent Sky’ at Towson University Center for the Arts, Mainstage by Pamela Steinik

Did you know there were female astronomers working at Harvard in the early 1900s? “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson tells the story of one of these astronomers, Henrietta Leavitt, who mak…

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ at Silhouette Stages by Pamela Steinik

Just like lightning, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is full of energy. Silhouette Stages’ production has a talented cast of both high school students and adults who k…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Our Town’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Pamela Steinik

When I heard Center Stage was going to put a Baltimore spin on “Our Town,” I wasn’t sure what to expect but this production definitely has a Baltimore influence. The result is a play w…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Sweet Charity’ at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre by Pamela Steinik

Presented by Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre,“Sweet Charity” offers up fun, some laughs, and a good time. When I saw the show, it was filled with a crowd of senior citizens, which is a g…

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Zanna Don’t!’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Pamela Steinik

“Zanna Don’t!” is a musical in a parallel universe to the one we’re living in today. Girls are with girls, boys are with boys, and heteros are bullied. In fact, the main character, Z…

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s High School Musical’ presented by Cockpit in Court Royal Court Jesters by Pamela Steinik

A crowd full of excited summer campers was the perfect audience for CCBC Cockpit in Court’s production of “Disney’s High School Musical.” Before the show started, the MC got the crow…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘West Side Story’ at Children’s Playhouse of Maryland by Pamela Steinik

‘I like to be in America’ when I get the chance to see “West Side Story,” directed by Liz Boyer Hunnicutt and presented by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland. With a sweeping…

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Theatre Review: ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ at Silhouette Stages by Pamela Steinik

Oh my god, you guys. “Legally Blonde The Musical,” directed by TJ Lukacsina and presented by Silhouette Stages, is just so totally amazing. The story of a co-ed who makes her way from so…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Shrek the Musical’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Pamela Steinik

This is NOT your usual fairy tale. Sure, there’s a princess that needs to be rescued and a fire-breathing dragon guarding the tower. But since when does the ogre rescue the princess? So go…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Concert Review: ‘The Firebird and Other Heroic Tales’ at the Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

Combine the Columbia Orchestra and Towson University Community Dance, and you have an afternoon full of the best of the arts. “The Firebird and Other Heroic Tales” at the Gordon Center …

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ at Sudbrook Middle by Pamela Steinik

It’s the 1920’s, and Millie is a modern girl on a mission… to get a job with one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and get him to marry her.   Sudbrook Middle takes fl…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Mad Libs Live!’ at Red Branch Theatre by Pamela Steinik

“Mad Libs Live!” lets the audience fill in the blank. The musical, featuring four high school kids competing for the title of Teen Superstar, uses adjectives, adverbs, nouns and …

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Theatre Review: Disney’s ‘The Aristocats Kids’ by Carroll County Arts Council by Pamela Steinik

“Everybody wants to be a cat… because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.” And all the cool cats are at Carroll Arts Center, which is currently presenting Disney’s ‘T…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s The Lion King, Jr’ by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland at CCBC Essex by Pamela Steinik

Hakuna Matata. There are no worries when watching “The Lion King,” presented by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland at CCBC Essex, because the show is just that good. From the beginning, …

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