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Saturday, February 16, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Doric String Quartet featuring John Myerscough, Cello by Susan Brall

On Saturday, February 23, 2019, Candlelight Concert Society will be presenting the internationally acclaimed Doric String Quartet at Howard Community College, Smith Theatre, Peter and Elizab…

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Friday, February 15, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Jen Katz, Director of ‘In the Next Room or the Vibrator Play’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

In The Next Room or The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl opens at Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD on Feb. 22.  The play is a  look at how men in the Victorian Age …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Huckleberry Finn’s Big River’ at Adventure Theatre & ATMTC Academy by Susan Brall

“Huckleberry Finn’s Big River” presented by Adventure Theatre with book by William Hauptman and Music and Lyrics by Roger Miller had its world premiere as a musical for social …

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Monday, February 11, 2019

Theatre Review: ’12 Incompetent Jurors’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

“12 Incompetent Jurors” by Ian McWethy, directed by Ilene Chalmers and produced by Maureen Rogers is now in session at Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street in Historical Laurel, …

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Philosophus’ at Best Medicine Rep Theater Company by Susan Brall

“Philosophus” by Colin Speer Crowley and directed by Stan Levin is presently being performed by the Best Medicine Rep Theater Company at the Lakeforest Mall in Gaithersburg. …

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Concert Review: ‘Nikolai Lugansky’ at Candlelight Concert Society by Susan Brall

Artistic Director, Irina Kaplan Lande, worked for three years to bring Nikolai Lugansky to Columbia to perform for the Candlelight Society.  It was well worth her efforts.  Lugansk…

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Playwright, ‘William Hauptman’-Tony Winner for ‘Big River’ by Susan Brall

‘Huckleberry Finn’s Big River’ is presented by Adventure Theatre in co-production with The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, in association with Rogers and Hammerstein Theatricals and…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Deidre McAllister, Director of ‘Company’ at Stillpointe Theatre by Susan Brall

Deidre McAllister is presently directing Stephen Sondheim’s iconic musical “Company” presented by the Stillpointe Theater, at the Wilkes School, 707 Park Avenue, Baltimore.  &…

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Matt Calvert by Susan Brall

“Heathers the Musical” is playing Wednesday, Jan. 23, Thursday, Jan. 24, Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26 at Dominion Stage at Gunston Theatre Two, 2700 S. Lang Street, Arl…

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Equivocation’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

When you sit down in the theatre to see this production of “Equivocation” by Bill Cain at Silver Spring Stage, the set by Bridgid Burge is eye catching. (SSS rarely uses a curtai…

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Saturday, January 5, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Another Door Opens’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

“Another Door Opens,” an original play by Jeff Dunne, directed by Rick Bergmann and produced by Maureen Rogers, debuted at Laurel Mill Playhouse in historic Laurel, Maryland.  &…

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Striking 12’ by Free Range Humans at BlackRock Center by Susan Brall

“Striking 12” presented by Free Range Humans is helping to ring in the holidays at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown, Maryland.  “Striking 12” is an of…

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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Season of Light: A Winter Fairytale’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

“Season of Light: A Winter Fairytale” by Steph DeFerie is playing for two weekends at Silver Spring Stage.  The play is produced by Maura Suilebhan and directed by Katie Rey Bog…

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ at Howard Community College by Susan Brall

“The Chronicles of Narnia” from the classic novels of C. S. Lewis is being presented this weekend by Howard Community College’s Arts Collective and Howard County Poetry and Lit…

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Opera Review: ‘Pro Cantare Presents Handel’s Messiah’ at Jim Rouse Theatre by Susan Brall

Columbia’s Pro Cantare presented Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School with Frances Motyca Dawson, Conductor.  This wonderful and s…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

A Quick 5 with Tom Hudson – Candlelight Society by Susan Brall

The Candlelight Society sponsors quality chamber music performances in Howard County.  This esteemed group will be presenting REBEL a glorious concert featuring baroque music. REBEL will be…

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Review: ‘Oliver!’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

Lionel Bart’s Oliver!, produced by Maureen Rogers and directed by John Cusumano, is strutting its stuff across the boards of the Laurel Mill Playhouse. The iconic musical is based on Charl…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Running on Glass’ at Venus Theatre by Susan Brall

“Running on Glass” by Cynthia Cooper and directed by Deborah Randall opened at Venus Theatre in Laurel, Maryland on Thursday, November 15, 2018.  This play takes a turn from som…

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Friday, November 9, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Things That Are Round’ by Rep Stage at HCC by Susan Brall

Rep Stage’s world premiere of Callie Kimball’s “Things that are Round” is presently playing at the Studio Theatre at the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard …

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Review: ‘Spider’s Web’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

Agatha Christie’s suspense story, Spider’s Web, opened this weekend at the Laurel Mill Playhouse located on Main Street in historic Laurel, Maryland. This show is produced by Maureen Rog…

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Monday, October 1, 2018

Review: ‘Labour of Love’ at Olney Theatre Center by Susan Brall

Just when Americans think we have a monopoly on political rancor, along comes a show from across the pond to remind us that we aren’t the only ones dealing with extreme political parti…

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Review: ‘Living and Dying with Tricia McCauley’ at Venus Theatre by Susan Brall

Living and Dying with Tricia McCauley is a raw and personal journey through grief. Tricia McCauley, the local actress whose brutal 2016 murder rocked the theater community, was a personal f…

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Review: ‘Kindertransport’ by Sandy Spring Theatre Group by Susan Brall

Kindertransport by Diane Samuels is being presented by Sandy Spring Theatre Group at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg. The play is produced by Jerry…

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Review: ‘Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

Emilie: La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson, produced by Bill Hurlbut and directed by Erin Bone Steele is presented at Silver Spring Stage. The company has …

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Review: ‘Sweeney Todd’ by Rep Stage by Susan Brall

Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street presented by Rep Stage, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by High Wheeler, took to the boards this week at Howard Community C…

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Review: ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, directed by Jen Sizer and produced by Maureen Rogers, opened September 7 at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. Written by Dale Wasserman (based on Ken Kesey̵…

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Friday, August 31, 2018

Review: ‘Anything Goes’ at September Song Musical Theatre by Susan Brall

For a long Labor Day Weekend, September Song is presenting Cole Porter’s Anything Goes at the Carroll Arts Center in Westminster, Maryland. Produced by Allen Cross and Joan Eichhorn and di…

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Review: ‘Margherita’ presented by Seventh Street Playhouse at Greenbelt Arts Center by Susan Brall

Margherita by Anthony E. Gallo, presented by the Seventh Street Playhouse at the Greenbelt Arts Center under the direction of Beatrix Whitehall, is a drama about the long extramarital relati…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Review: ‘Love’s Labour’s Lost’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Susan Brall

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare, directed by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken, is being performed on the grounds of St. John’s…

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Review: ‘Laughing Stock’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

Laughing Stock, a farce, written by Charles Morey, directed by Daniel Johnston, and produced by Maureen Rogers is at Laurel Mill Playhouse, until Sunday, July 15, 2018. Laughing Stock is per…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Review: ‘The Other Mozart’ at Columbia Festival of the Arts by Susan Brall

The Columbia Festival of the Arts began last week in Columbia, Maryland. After a wonderful weekend of music and other performances as well as a place for local artists to display their work …

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