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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Concert Review: ‘Holiday Spectacular’ 2023 by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society by Timoth David Copney

Every region has its own local holiday traditions. Around these parts, one of the most anticipated events is the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s annual “Holiday Spectacular.” For lots o…

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Friday, December 22, 2023

Dance Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charm City Ballet at the Peggy and Yale Gordon Center for Performing Arts by Timoth David Copney

The Charm City Ballet is a relative newcomer on the dance scene around these parts, but don’t let their short history mislead you into thinking that their steps are tentative or unpolished…

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Thursday, May 4, 2023

Opera Review: Gounod’s ‘Faust’ presented by Opera Baltimore by Timoth David Copney

The Engineers Club in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon Square is one of the most beautiful, small performance halls I’ve ever seen, and how wonderfully appropriate that Opera Baltimore is housed t…

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Thursday, April 13, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Hadestown’ at The Hippodrome by Timoth David Copney

There has been a real shift in the panoply of the American musical, where shows eschew the usual formulas and displays and cater to a darker, meaner, leaner version. It can be argued that ev…

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Thursday, December 15, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Jagged Little Pill’ at The Hippodrome Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Alanis Morrissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” stomped onto the stage at Baltimore’s Hippodrome this week with all the swagger and strength of the musical juggernaut of the album that for…

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Monday, November 7, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Ain’t No Mo’ at Baltimore Center Stage, in association with Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company by Timoth David Copney

Bemoaning the fact that I haven’t been able to travel anywhere fun, I requested to cover the opening of a play at Baltimore’s renowned professional theatre, Baltimore Center Stage. Littl…

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Timoth David Copney

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who can dance, and those who wish they could. At least, that’s the way it seems to most of us showbiz types. The Broadway musical “A Cho…

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Monday, April 11, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Godspell: In Concert’ by Artistic Synergy of Baltimore by Timoth David Copney

Artistic Synergy of Baltimore (ASoB) is the quintessential “Little Theatre That Can” with a combination of sheer chutzpah and a tireless sense of spirit, willing to take on challenges bu…

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Monday, December 6, 2021

Concert Review: ‘An Evening with André De Shields’ with the BSO at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by Timoth David Copney

Way back last spring when I found out that André De Shields was going to perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, my little heart starting going pitty pat. There are only a handful of…

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Christmas Is Coming Uptown’ at Arena Players by Timoth David Copney

All too frequently, one of Baltimore’s best little theatres flies under the radar of the viewing audiences. This is a shame because Arena Players is now in its 68th year and celebrating th…

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Theatre Review: Art Centric’s ‘Dreamgirls’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Timoth David Copney

Gather a bunch of Black theater makers together and chances are that a majority of them will have had some association with “Dreamgirls.” After watching the current iteration currently r…

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Concert Review: ‘The Medium’ by Baltimore Concert Opera by Timoth David Copney

As far as I knew, noted composer Gian Carlo Menotti only wrote one short opera, namely “Amahl and the Night Visitor.” What a delightful surprise to find that I was, once again, mistaken.…

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Friday, April 23, 2021

Concert Review: Baltimore Concert Opera in the Open Air by Timoth David Copney

This worldwide pandemic has served as a reminder to us all that we need to appreciate things while we have them, no matter how fleeting. And on a chilly spring evening this week, one of the …

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Concert Review: BSO Holiday Spectacular at Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall by Timoth David Copney

I have heard about the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular Concerts for years, so when I was asked to review this year’s, I was beyond excited.  So often we build up expe…

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Monday, December 16, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Perfect Arrangement’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Fells Point Corner Theatre (FPTC) has made a name for itself by presenting works that push the needle ever further, frequently straddling that line between excellent theatre and thought-prov…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Mary Poppins’ at Glyndon Area Players by Timoth David Copney

One of the frothiest confections to ever drift across these parts has landed at Glyndon Area Players in the form of their offering this summer, “Mary Poppins.”  A huge, sprawling, spect…

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at Cockpit-In-Court by Timoth David Copney

I am kind of a fan of most of juke box musicals.  How’s that for a non-committal opening line?  Seriously, I like some of them, like Mama Mia, featuring the songs of ABBA, or Rock of Age…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Disaster!’ at Cockpit-In-Court by Timoth David Copney

“Disaster, the Musical!” is anything but in its current incarnation at Cockpit-In-Court.  Whatever the opposite of disaster is by definition, this is it. Cockpit has kicked off their 20…

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Concert Review: ‘Stonewall 50’ at The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC by Timoth David Copney

The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington DC (GMCW) threw a party that was thinly disguised as a concert last Sunday. The show was titled, “Stonewall 50” and was a commemoration of the 50th a…

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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Mama Mia’ at Dundalk Community Theatre (DCT) by Timoth David Copney

I look forward to every production I am privileged to see at Dundalk Community Theatre (DCT). Even the ones that are not my musical cup of tea are so well done that they usually change my mi…

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Indecent’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Timoth David Copney

Center Stage, Baltimore’s preeminent professional theatre, has never shied away from controversial pieces.  How delicious that the current production of Paula Vogel’s “Indecent” is …

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Newsies’ at Third Wall Productions by Timoth David Copney

When the indomitable and fearless Mike Zellhoffer, Executive Director of Third Wall Productions (TWP), first told me he wanted to mount a production of “Newsies,” (music by Alan …

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Blithe Spirit’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Spotlighters Theatre is going slightly off-book this year by offering a non-traditional holiday offering.  Leave it to one of the most venerable artistic institutions in the city to do som…

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘A Wonder in my Soul’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Timoth David Copney

Sometimes, certain theatrical venues can be victims of their own past productions, having set the bar so high that it seems impossible to reach that standard again, let alone surpass it.  B…

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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Side Show’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Timoth David Copney

Come See the Freaks!  A typical carney huckster works the crowd during the opening number of Dundalk Community Theatre’s outstanding take on “Side Show,” the musical with a bo…

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

News: Great Food and Great Music at ‘Citron’ by Timoth David Copney

Last week, on a lovely moonlight night, I had the pleasure of dining – and listening – at Citron.  If you haven’t heard of it, no worries, I’m going to tell you all about it.  And …

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Aida’ at Arts Centric by Timoth David Copney

Arts Centric is continuing its trajectory of presenting some of the finest musical theatre to be seen in the city with their latest offering, “Aida,”  now running at Motor House in Sta…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Little Mermaid’ at Cockpit in Court by Timoth David Copney

Cockpit in Court, the theatre company housed on the CCBC Essex campus, has scored another hit with their production of “The Little Mermaid.” If Disney musicals are your thing, th…

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean’ at Cockpit-In-Court by Timoth David Copney

I’ve not seen a lot of the little gems that Cockpit-In-Court puts on in their charming theatre in the round upstairs of their main auditorium.  If the one currently running is any indicat…

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Judy and The General’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Timoth David Copney

What happens when you put one of my favorite local playwrights together with one of my favorite theatre companies and toss in one of my favorite actresses to boot?  You get “Judy and …

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