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Review: ‘Bon Voyage! A Happenstance Escapade’ at Round House Theatre

Sunny and cheerful is how I felt after an hour or so with Happenstance Theater’s Bon Voyage! A Happenstance Escapade.  The original production, currently at Round House Theatre in Bethesda, made this usual cynic a co-conspirator and participant in the merriment. Its good natured, six member, seamlessly woven-together ensemble charmed me. There was bright chirpiness, […]

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Review: H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum Presents: ‘The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions From the Perisphere’

In the less than two years since it was founded, Submersive Productions (“Submersive”) has established so positive a reputation that tickets to many performances of its new immersive theater experience, H.T. Darling’s Incredible Musaeum presents: The Treasures of New Galapagos, Astonishing Acquisitions from the Perisphere (“Musaeum”) were sold out well in advance of opening night. […]

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Review: ‘Peter and the Starcatcher’ at Constellation Theatre Company

Black Stache is bringing his pirate ship to Source Theatre, in Constellation Theatre Company’s fantastic production of the 2012 Tony Award-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher. Equipped with lost boys, a girl on a mission, “starstuff,” and majestically beautiful singing mermaids, this production is sure to enchant. A fun and delightful story of how an […]

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Review: ‘Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville’ at Round House Theatre

Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville channels pre-radio\TV entertainment America’s Got Talent, The X Factor, Benny Hill, The Gong Show, and The Ed Sullivan Show are nothing new. The variety show has been around for ages. With the spirited direction of Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, and music arranged and composed by Karen Hansen, Moxie: A Happenstance Vaudeville, is […]

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Meet the Cast of Avant Bard’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’: Part 3: Zach Brewster-Geisz

In Part 3 of a series of interviews with the cast of Avant Bard’s production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, meet Zach Brewster-Geisz. Joel: Where have local audiences seen you perform recently on stage? Zach: Among other places, I’ve recently been at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (Merchant of Venice, Taming of the Shrew, Midsummer), Pallas Theatre […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review ‘BrouHaHa’

What would you do at the end of the world? Happenstance Theatre’s newest show BrouHaHa answers this and more, as six clowns journey towards the apocalypse. What this means exactly and when it will happen are not clear, but that’s not really the point. Punctuated by nonsensical statements and questions like, “This is the place” […]

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‘Impossible! A Happenstance Circus’ at Round House Theatre

A colorful celebration of classic circuses and clowns from the 1930s and ’40s, Happenstance Theater elevates old-fashioned, family-friendly entertainment to a fantastical new level with Impossible! A Happenstance Circus, which officially opened at Round House Theatre last night. Set on a simple, yet purposeful, proscenium stage, highlighting fanciful, brightly-hued costumes and vintage accessories, the six-member ensemble, consisting of Artistic […]

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‘Cabaret Macabre’ at Happenstance Theater

Delivering a tantalizing treat for the Halloween season, Happenstance Theater makes its Baltimore debut at the Theatre Project with the fifth iteration of its 2013’s Helen Hayes multiple award-nominated production of Caberet Macabre. Inspired by the droll, darkly comic material of late author/illustrator Edward Gorey, who may be best known for his gothic storybooks (his […]

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