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Review: ‘Los Otros’ Review #1 at Everyman Theatre

Los Otros, now on stage at Everyman Theatre in Baltimore is a musical in transition. The version audiences in Baltimore are seeing now is different from what audiences in Los Angeles viewed at the Mark Taper forum five years ago. It may remain the same as audiences saw it opening night at the Everyman – […]

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Review: ‘The Women’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Fangs for the Memories The Women by Clare Booth Luce, which opened on Broadway Christmas week in 1936 after its premiere in Philadelphia three weeks earlier, and included an actress named Doris Day in a minor role, was an anomaly for its time – it boasted a large, all-female cast of 44 characters including a […]

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Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at 2nd Star Productions

2nd Star Productions’ over-the-top presentation of Peter and The Starcatcher is a recent addition to the cannon of lore surrounding the first appearance of that ever-young, pre-tween character, Peter Pan, in 1902. Many of us grew up with Peter Pan – whether it was a Broadway or televised version by Mary Martin, Sandy Duncan, Cathy Rigby, […]

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Review #1: ‘As You Like It’ at Folger Theatre

An updated classic that rocks! Shakespeare’s comedy, As You Like It, is the icing on the Folger Theatre’s 25th season and its observance of the 400th anniversary of The Bard’s passing. This show, directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, was produced in association with the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Based in Garrison, New York, an hour’s drive north of Manhattan, […]

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Review: BSO at Strathmore: Mahler Symphony No. 6

Some critics go to music performances as a modern day Shakespearean Brutus: They come to bury the performance, not praise it. And, bury it they do with raised pinky, off-putting, arcane phraseology only a Music major would understand, instead normal discourse used by the majority of the ticket holders – blue or white collar workers, […]

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Review: ‘An Evening with Chris Botti’ at Strathmore

Chris Botti and his Band know how to rock a house.  “There are a few things that make us different from other bands,” announced popular trumpeter Chris Botti from the stage in the concert hall at The Music Center at Strathmore. The tall, slender, handsome blond looked out at the packed house, filled with an […]

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Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Silhouette Stages

Silhouette Stages has a remarkable production of Young Frankenstein that is so dynamic, audience members kept checking the program to make sure they weren’t teleported back to 2008 when the original musical version debuted on the stage of the Hilton Theater (now Lyric) on New York’s West 43rd Street. Audience members loudly wondered why the show […]

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Review: ‘Macbeth’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Macbeth: A Bloody Good Show In his time, Macbeth was a successful, lauded warrior. He owned a castle and had an attractive wife whose ravenous ambitions, drive and ego matched his own. Neither was afraid to get their hands dirty to accomplish their goals. Today, Macbeth might have succeeded as a new tech lord, a […]

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Review: ‘Look Through My Eyes’ at Baltimore Theatre Project

Mervin Primeaux-O’Bryant, who conceived Look Through My Eyes, is the Assistant Director for Quest Visual Theatre, a group of deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing performers/teaching artists and educators spanning the spectrum of color, culture and gender, but united in a commitment to theater from a visual base composed of casts and production staffs that are […]

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Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Fells Point Corner Theatre’s Venus in Fur will knock you over. Whew! It is amazing! The dynamic talents of actors Andrew Porter and Anne Shoemaker fill the Fells Point Corner Theatre with their explosive energy. It’s a wonder the roof didn’t fly off. These two digested hundreds of pages of dialogue and talked nonstop throughout the show […]

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Review: ‘The Vagina Monologues’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laughs and tears, cheers and sizzlers or Learning to love the “C” word Vagina. Vagina. Vagina. Cunt. Pussy. Twat. Snatch. There. I said it. The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play about vaginas. And, quite a bit more. Who knew yelling the word “cunt” would be a battle cry for self-awareness? If knowledge truly is […]

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Review: ‘Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert with Arlo Guthrie’ at Strathmore

Fifty years later, audiences can still get anything they want – but Alice is still not part of the package. Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Concert with Arlo Guthrie played to a packed house Wednesday evening at The Music Center at Strathmore. The room vibrated with energy and enthusiasm. The crowd of mostly older boomers, some accompanied by […]

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Review: ‘Zombie Prom’ at Greenbelt Arts Center

A Thriller! Grab your hoverboard and blast over to Greenbelt Arts Center to see its latest show, Zombie Prom. It’s totally nuclear, a tongue in chic fusion of Happy Days, Grease, and The Walking Dead. Zombie Prom with a compact cast of ten, some playing multiple roles, is deftly directed by Jeffery Lesniak. It’s the oft told […]

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