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Thursday, May 28, 2020

Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents ‘Red’ Starring Alfred Molina by Susan Brall

PBS is currently streaming concerts, Broadway musicals, and plays online from their library – some are free to view and, depending on the PBS station that pops up when you click the link, …

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Theatre Review: PBS’s Film on Stage Presents Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ Starring Patrick Stewart by Susan Brall

For two weeks starting May 15, PBS has released several concerts, Broadway musicals, and plays for the general public via streaming.  “Following a London West End run in December 2007, a …

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Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Theatre Review: Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by Pandemic Theatre by Susan Brall

Last Friday, Pandemic Theatre began their quarantine interpretation of William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado about Nothing.”  Each week they will have another act, totaling five in all.  Y…

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Theatre News: ‘Arena Stage Turns 70’ Part I: Arena Stage in the 20th Century-The First 50 Years by Susan Brall

Back in 1949 Washington D.C. theatre was not the pride of the country it is today.  There was no Kennedy Center, no Folger and no Arena Stage.  The two main theatres, Ford’s Theatre (iro…

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Saturday, April 18, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Marissa LaRose, New Managing Director at Everyman Theatre by Susan Brall

In these very strange times Everyman Theatre, along with many arts organizations, is looking forward to reopening for the 2020-2021 Season.  They will be doing this with a brand-new Managin…

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

News Report: One Less Shining Star on Broadway by Susan Brall

Today word came out that “the bard of American theater,” Terrence McNally died at age 81, probably the first well-known victim and certainly the first multi-Tony Award winner to die from…

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Friday, March 13, 2020

‘A Quick Five’ with Alex Guyker, ‘The Spitfire Grill’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Susan Brall

“The Spitfire Grill” with Music and Book by James Valcq and Lyrics and Book by Fred Alley, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, produced by Dean Fiala and directed by Terri Magers wit…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘The Amateurs’ at Olney Theatre Center by Susan Brall

“The Amateurs” written by Jordan Harrison and Directed by Jason King Jones is presently playing at The Olney Theatre Center’s Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab through April 6, 2020.  This …

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

A Quick 5 with Connie Ross, director, ‘Calendar Girls’ by Susan Brall

On March 20, 2020 Silhouette Stages will open their production of “Calendar Girls” by Tim Firth based on the motion picture of the same name by Firth and Juliette Towhidi.    The play…

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Sunday, March 1, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Mother Road’ at Arena Stage by Susan Brall

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production of “Mother Road” is presently playing at Arena Stage until March 8, 2020.  “Mother Road” is written by Octavio Solis and directed by Bill …

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Roxy York starring in ‘Bandstand’ by Susan Brall

The Tony Award winning musical “Bandstand” opens next week on March 3, 2020, at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C. It was originally directed and choreographed by three-time Tony A…

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Sunday, February 23, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Kill Move Paradise’ at Rep Stage by Susan Brall

Rep Stage under the Producing Artistic Director, Joseph W. Ritsch, is presently performing “Kill Move Paradise” by James Ijames and directed by Danielle A. Drakes.  The play will be per…

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Theatre Review: ‘Moonlight and Magnolias’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

“Moonlight and Magnolias” written by Ron Hutchinson, directed by Ilene Chalmers and produced by Maureen Rogers is playing through March 15, 2020, at Laurel Mill Playhouse in historic Lau…

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Henry V’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Susan Brall

William Shakespeare’s “Henry V,” directed by Grayson Owen, is presently playing on the Kestrel Stage at the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory in the Roland Park area of Baltimore until Mar…

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Kaitlyn Pietras, Projection Designer for ‘Mother Road’ at Arena Stage by Susan Brall

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Production of “Mother Road” is presently playing at Arena Stage until March 8, 2020.  “Mother Road” is written by Octavio Solis and directed by Bill …

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Concert Preview: Candlelight Concert Society Present the Award-Winning ‘Schumann Quartett’ by Susan Brall

On Saturday, February 22, 2020, at 7:30 pm Candlelight Concert Society Presents “Schumann Quartett” at the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center, Howard Community Col…

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Monday, February 10, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with John Desmone, Director ‘Mamma Mia!’ Dundalk Community Theatre by Susan Brall

“Mamma Mia!” presented by Dundalk Community Theatre is back by demand for a second run at the Community College Baltimore College, Dundalk Campus at the College Community Center Theatre …

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Concert Review: ‘Inna Faliks Plays Mozart’ at Columbia Orchestra by Susan Brall

On Saturday, February 8, 2020, The Columbia Orchestra, Jason Love, Conductor, presented “Inna Faliks Plays Mozart” at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, MD. Faliks …

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Friday, February 7, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with James Harp, Maryland Opera by Susan Brall

Maryland Opera will be presenting “Passion at the Pendry: French Fantasies,” directed by James Harp on February 14 at 7:30 pm and February 16 at 3:00 pm in the Sagamore Pendry, Baltimore…

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Tuesday, February 4, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Hend Ayoub of ‘A Thousand Splendid Suns’ at Arena Stage by Susan Brall

“A Thousand Splendid Suns” is presently playing at Arena Stage until March 1, 2020.  The adaption of the 2007 best seller by Khaled Hosseini was done by Ursula Rani Sarma.  It made its…

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Monday, February 3, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Miss You Like Hell’ at Olney Theatre Center by Susan Brall

“Miss You Like Hell” with Book and Lyrics by Quiara Algería Hudes and Music and Lyrics by Erin McKeown and directed by Lisa Portes is playing on the Main Stage at Olney Theatre Center t…

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Friday, January 31, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Philippe Quint, violinist, ‘Charlie Chaplin’s Smile’ by Susan Brall

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with Philippe Quint on violin and Carolyn Kuan, conductor will be performing “A Tribute to Charlie Chaplin” on February 7, 2020, at 8PM and Sunday, Febru…

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Saturday, January 25, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Noah Diaz, playwright ‘Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Susan Brall

On February 6through March 1, 2020, BCS will be presenting a play, “Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally,” by emerging playwright, Noah Diaz directed by Taylor Reynolds in Co-Produc…

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Friday, January 24, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Almost Maine’ at Howard Community College’s Arts Collective by Susan Brall

“Almost Maine” by John Cariani and directed by Susan G. Kramer is slated to be performed from January 24-26, 2020, at Monteabaro Recital Hall located Howard Community College, Horowitz V…

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

A Quick 5 with Ben Cooley – ‘The Simon and Garfunkel Story’ at National Theatre by Susan Brall

If you were listening to music in the mid-1960s to the early 1970’s you will have no trouble remembering the music of Simon and Garfunkel.  Their music, a combination of folk and rock, do…

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A Quick Five with Timoth D. Copley, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Susan Brall

“The Rocky Horror Show” with Book, Music and Lyrics by Richard O’Brien, Directed and Choreographed by Quae Simpson will be presented by Iron Crow Theatre will open February 7, 2020, un…

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Theatre Review: ‘Kinky Boots’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Susan Brall

Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots” with music and lyrics by the iconic Cyndi Lauper and book by the legendary Harvey Fierstein is playing until March 22, 2020, at Toby’s Dinner Theatre i…

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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Concert Preview: The Candlelight Concert Society Presents ‘Poulenc Trio with Alexander Fiterstein, Clarinet’ at Smith Theatre by Susan Brall

“Poulenc Trio with Alexander Fiterstein, clarinet” will be performing at the Smith Theatre, at the Horowitz Center at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland on January 25, 2020, …

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Saturday, January 18, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Kate Eastwood Norris, ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at Folger Theatre by Susan Brall

If you have a passion for Shakespeare’s humorous characters, you have to have a place in your heart for one of the Bard’s most memorable, Falstaff.  Shakespeare introduced the character…

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Friday, January 17, 2020

Concert Review: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra presents ‘Ben Crawford: Broadway and Beyond’ by Susan Brall

“Ben Crawford: Broadway and Beyond” featuring the current star of “Phantom of the Opera” on the Great White Way was performed Thursday, January 16, 2020, with the Baltimore Symphony …

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Thursday, January 16, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Lisa Hill-Corley at Brave Spirits Theatre by Susan Brall

Brave Spirits Theatre which is located in Alexandria, Virginia at the Lab at Convergence is known for its “visceral and intimate” Shakespearean era productions with a focus on female art…

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