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Monday, September 11, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Tartuffe’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Susan Nolan

TheColonial Players, Annapolis’ oldest theater company, kicked off its 75th season with a much older play—“Tartuffe” by famed 17th century French playwright, poet, and actor Moliére…

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Footloose: The Musical’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Susan Nolan

The 1984 blockbuster film “Footloose” launched actor Kevin Bacon’s career into super-stardom and gave us the catchy title song that became a number one hit for singer/songwriter Kenny …

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Monday, July 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Love and Vinyl’ by Bob Bartlett at KA-CHUNK Records by Susan Nolan

Maryland playwright Bob Bartlett is fast making a name for himself in site-specific theatre. In 2018, he wrote the romantic and funny “The Accident Bear” and produced it in a laundromat.…

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Head Over Heels’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Susan Nolan

Old and new come together in the hit musical comedy “Head Over Heels.” With a plot adapted from Sir Phillip Sidney’s 16th-century “The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia” and music a…

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Theatre Review: ‘Something Rotten!’ presented by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse by Susan Nolan

In 2023, everyone loves a musical. In 16th century London, not so much. “Something Rotten!” takes us to Renaissance England where Will Shakespeare reigns supreme as the rock star of Eliz…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Ravenscroft’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Susan Nolan

Meet Inspector Ruffing. Cut from the same cloth as Dame Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes, Inspector Ruffing is a complex detective with sharp…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead’ presented by Theatre at Anne Arundel Community College by Susan Nolan

As literary characters, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern have had quite a life. They first appeared in William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” as the Danish prince’s ill-fated friends-turn-spies.…

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Thursday, March 9, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘How I Learned To Drive’ at the CSM (College of Southern Maryland) Theater by Susan Nolan

Learning to drive a car is a right-of-passage. Most of us can tell you where we learned and who taught us—sometimes with brilliant nostalgia for the vehicle we were in and with gratitude f…

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Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ at The Newtowne Players by Susan Nolan

“The Sound of Music” (music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse) has been enchanting audiences since making its 1959 Broadway…

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Crimes of the Heart’ at The Colonial Players by Susan Nolan

  The year is 1974. While the war in Viet Nam dominates headlines across America, the small town of Hazlehurst, Mississippi is dealing with salacious news all its own. Prominent attorney an…

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Sunday, December 4, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Twin Beach Players by Susan Nolan

Chances are you are familiar with the plot—ghostly visitors transform a miser’s heart just in time for Christmas. Everyone from Jim Henson’s Muppets to the Royal Shakespeare Company of…

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