Thursday, December 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Revolutionist’ at Everyman Theatre by April Forrer

What happens when a playwright gathers together four formidable women who separately changed the world? It creates a powerful drama, with a whole lot of comedy, told in a way that is breatht…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Tim Jansen by Mark Beachy

Tim Jansen is currently playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Wolf Pack Theatre Company. Tim is the Executive Director of Community Crisis Services Inc. Tim is very passionate about th…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Colin Davies by Mark Beachy

Colin Davies is currently playing the role of the Town Crier in the British Players production of “Beauty and the Beast.” On stage has performed with British Players, Aldersgate …

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. Lookingglass Alice at Baltimore Center Stage. “Deftly paced and beautifully executed.” – Timoth David Copney. READ review. Synopsis: This contemporary retelling puts …

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Concert Review: ‘Holidays, Hearts, and Home Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico’ at Arena Stage by Mary Ann Johnson

Last night’s “Holidays, Hearts, and Home Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico” was an incredible opportunity to catch some of the D.C. area’s best and brightest on the stage, alon…

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Theater Review: ‘The Real Americans’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Elle Marie Sullivan

Early in President Obama’s administration, Dan Hoyle left his urban liberal bubble of San Francisco to travel Small Town America and meet the “real Americans.” He wanted to understand …

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Concert Review: ‘The Holiday Show’ by the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC at Lincoln Theatre by Liz Ruth-Brinegar

An elf in holiday briefs struts across the stage carrying a sign that reads “One year later…” Where else could we be except at the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC’s …

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Concert Review: ‘The Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra’ at the Mansion at Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Founded in 2010 at the famous jazz club for which they are named, the Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra (BCJO) is the premier big band in the Washington DC area. Unfortunately, Bohemian Cavern…

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Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Genean Hines Grobe

Take a renowned holiday classic, sprinkle a pinch of humor, and mix with a heaping of Baltimore conventions, and you’ve got a recipe for a fantastic holiday show — Chesapeake Shakesp…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’ at Silver Spring Stage by Liz Ruth-Brinegar

‘Tis the season for church parents and Sunday School teachers to stress out about the annual Christmas children’s program and whether you’ve experienced the “joys” of w…

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Sunday, December 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Twist Your Dickens’ by The Second City at The Kennedy Center by Kristin Franco

“God bless us, every one!” This is one of the most well-known quotes in the English language and comes from Charles Dickens’ classic novella “A Christmas Carol.”…

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

Baltimore is no stranger to magical events in local theatres.  On any given weekend night there is some company of wildly talented folks acting, singing and dancing their little hearts out.…

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Draw the Circle’ at Mosaic Theater Company of DC by Elle Marie Sullivan

It is an unfortunate fact that the stories of transgender individuals are often told by cisgender playwrights. “Draw the Circle,” written and performed by Mushuq Mushtaq Deen fol…

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Concert Review: ‘Sons of Serendip’ at AMP Strathmore by Mary Ann Johnson

Sons of Serendip is a musical group of four young African-American men who met in graduate school at Boston University. Micah Christian is the lead vocalist; Cordaro Rodriguez plays piano an…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Book of Will’ at Round House Theatre by Andrew White

To appreciate what Lauren Gunderson has accomplished with her latest historical play, “The Book of Will,” it pays to leaf through your Norton Facsimile of the First Folio, as the…

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Ballet Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by the Washington Ballet at Warner Theater by Kristin Franco

It is an incredibly difficult thing to create something that is both classic and unique, but that is exactly what the Washington Ballet has done with their annual version of the iconic holid…

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Theatre Review: ‘Private Confessions’ by The National Theater of Norway and Rikstreatret at The Kennedy Center by Brittney Allen

In an effort to celebrate the life of accomplished Swedish director Ingmar Bergman (1918-2007), the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has programmed three of Bergman’s most pr…

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Friday, December 8, 2017

News: Fells Point Corner Theatre and The Collaborative Theatre Cancels ‘A Christmas Carol’ Due to a ‘complex and troubling set of circumstances� by Md Theatre Guide News Desk

Fells Point Corner Theatre and The Collaborative Theatre have announced on their websites and social media that it has cancelled their production of “A Christmas Carol” due to a …

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Opera Review: ‘Andrei Bondarenko and Gary Matthewman’ at The Kennedy Center by Morgan Halvorsen

Vocal Arts DC’s Dec. 5 offering at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theater featured Andrei Bondarenko, a Ukrainian baritone, and Gary Matthewman, a British pianist, performing a program exc…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Top 5 Shows of the Week by April Forrer

1. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play at The Colonial Players of Annapolis. “With a wildly versatile, ever-morphing ensemble of talented actors, a smorgasbord of precisely-tim…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo’ at Theater J by Mary Ann Johnson

If nothing else, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo” exposes anti-Semitism among the South’s elite Jewish families; a war of German-Jews and “the other kind” from “east of the E…

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Theatre Review: ‘Hansel & Gretel’ at Synetic Theater by Mary Ann Johnson

On Sunday, the same day I saw “Hansel & Gretel” at Synetic Theater in Crystal City, was a profile of dancer-choreographer Carmen de Lavallade, the 2017 Kennedy Center Honor w…

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Concert Review: ‘Stephen Wade’ at AMP by Strathmore by Elle Marie Sullivan

Stephen Wade, of local ‘Banjo Dancing’ fame, is one of the countries foremost scholars on American folk music. His depth of knowledge partnered with his musical skill makes him an engagi…

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Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas’ at Olney Theatre Center by Raychel Harvey-Jones

  “A Christmas Carol” remains one of the most popular works ever written by Charles Dickens and the most popular ever penned in any language. It was written to be performed as “A …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Memorial Players by April Forrer

“A Christmas Carol” at Memorial Players glowed on Saturday night. This Charles Dickens classic is adapted to the stage by Romulus Linney and is directed by Darren McGregor and Rina Stein…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Valerie Lash by Mark Beachy

Valerie Lash is the Dean of Arts and Humanities as well as Professor of Theatre at Howard Community College, Founding Artistic Director of Rep Stage, and Executive Producer of Arts Collectiv…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Genean Hines Grobe

There are some holiday classics that are just best left unaltered – this isn’t one of them! “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” by The Colonial Players is a sensatio…

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Theatre Review: ‘The Goodies: A New Devised Piece’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Barry Kramer

Winner of MD Theatre Guide’s Best of 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards for ‘Best Professional Theatre’ in the Greater Baltimore Area, Iron Crow Theatre continues its 17/18 Season…

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Theatre Review: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ at The Newtowne Players by Kaylin Beach

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a theatre patron is silent, due to Amos the mouse. You see, he is stirring up cookies this year in hopes that Santa will soon …

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Jeanie Casison

This season the Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) captures the holiday spirit with its inspiring and heartwarming production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” The world premie…

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Theatre Review: ‘Snow Day’ at Arts on the Horizon by Elle Marie Sullivan

Although adults often find drudgery in snowy days, children usually experience them with wonder and excitement. Snow days are opportunities to spend time with their adults and play. Arts on …

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