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Baltimore Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah Announces Departure at End of 2017/18 Season

The Board of Directors of Baltimore Center Stage and Kwame Kwei-Armah have jointly announced that Kwei-Armah will leave his position as artistic director at the end of his contract on June 30, 2018. Kwei-Armah has served as artistic director of Baltimore Center Stage since 2011. While at Baltimore Center Stage, Kwei-Armah is credited with producing […]

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Review: ‘Noises Off’ at Everyman Theatre

It is always a good time seeing a production of Noises Off, but Everyman Theatre (Everyman) took it to another level last night. If you are a regular theatregoer, it is quite likely you have seen Noises Off before, possibly even several times. The production team and cast at Everyman cranked this show up to […]

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Review: ‘Psycho Beach Party’ at Stillpointe Theatre

If you’re looking for an escape, there’s a thoroughly entertaining performance of Charles Busch’s perennially popular parody of 1960s beach-blanket cinema that’s just what you need. Busch’s script takes every stock role from the genre, from the sexually aggressive beach bunny (Marvel Ann) to the burnout surfer guru (Kanaka), and gently deconstructs most of them. […]

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Review: ‘Little Women: The Musical’ at Third Wall Productions

Mother’s Day afternoon was spent in a Baltimore church basement where we gathered for the musical adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic tale, Little Women. Truth be told, I wouldn’t have wanted to be anywhere else, as Third Wall Productions (“TWP”) offers a delightful divertissement from those “Hallmark” family gatherings that have become so much a […]

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Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Cohesion Theatre Company

Anemic Royalty: Come as You Are to Elsinore I have a new favorite production of Hamlet and I saw it right here in Charm City. I’ve seen Hamlet done very well before, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Remember that DiCaprio version of Romeo and Juliet that had everyone flipping their lids? This Hamlet […]

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‘Interlock’ at Vagabond Players

Purple lights illuminated Charm City on the eve of the Ravens playoff game. Downtown in the cobblestone village of Fells Point, folks were celebrating in the streets as well inside the Vagabond Players, America’s oldest continuously operating little theater. Indeed there was a lot to celebrate. The Vagabond Players are presenting a work that’s rarely been […]

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Charm City Welcomes Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theater

Monday morning’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s (CSC) new digs in downtown Baltimore was unique. No phony large scissors but rather a Lieutenant Governor wielding a sword. No long, drawn-out speeches leading up to the official opening but rather a solo bagpiper and the old English cheer, “Huzzah.” Why endure boring treatises […]

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An Interview with Bawdy Shop Burlesque

I had a chance to chat on Facebook recently with four of the five lovelies that make up Bawdy Shop Burlesque as they prepare for their maiden voyage, Goin’ Downee Oshun!, a scripted burlesque show that premieres this Saturday, August 30th at the Ottobar in Baltimore. The show is a Bawdy beach adventure that promises […]

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The Third Annual Baltimore Beauty Pageant by Lucrezia Blozia

Charm City has never been so charming as it was on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Third Annual Baltimore Beauty Pageant. Hosts – the gorgeous Mr. Gorgeous and little (and also gorgeous) Trixie Little – transformed Baltimore’s Ottobar into a regular pageant palace, Hon! Five lovely ladies brought their best B’more games to battle for […]

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