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Review: ‘Night Watch’ at Bowie Community Theatre

The setting is mysterious, the music is strange, and the lighting is ominous. This is what one will experience when attending Bowie Community Theatre’ Night Watch, a murder mystery by Lucille Fletcher. Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc, Night Watch is directed by Randy Barth and produced by Andrew Negri. Elaine Wheeler cannot sleep. […]

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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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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD

DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #14: Best Design in Professional and Community Theaters in DC/VA/MD Are: John Alexander for his lighting for Blackberry Winter at Forum Theatre. John Alexander for his lighting for Black Nativity at Theater Alliance. Brian Allard for his lighting for Sleeping Beauty at Synetic Theater. Clint Allen for his projections for Angels in America Part 1: Millennium Approaches: […]

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Review: ‘A Tomb With A View’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Bowie Community Theatre’s A Tomb With A View Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional BCT’s latest production, Norman Robbins’ A Tomb With a View, is a comedy thriller about a wealthy, more than a little eccentric family gathered at the family country manor for the reading of their late father’s will. Naturally, under these circumstances, not […]

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‘Christmas Belles’ at Bowie Community Theatre

If you are looking for a show to get you in the Christmas mood but simply can’t face one more version of A Christmas Carol, Bowie Community Theatre invites y’all to come to the small town of Fayro, Texas, for a rollicking good time with Christmas Belles. Christmas Belles is a holiday treat from Jessie […]

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‘Twelve Angry Men’ at 2nd Star Productions

Sixty years after Reginald Rose wrote the script for a television film version (Watch it at the bottom of this review) and 59 years after it was adapted for the stage by Sherman L. Sergel, Twelve Angry Men is more relevant than ever, and it’s being given a powerful and emotionally-wrenching production at 2nd Star Productions. […]

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‘The Murder Room’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Verbal wordplay flies faster than bullets Jack Sharkey’s The Murder Room” is a delightfully wacky, witty spoof of the dead serious British murder mysteries of the post-war era of the 1950s. The sophisticated, madcap script is catnip for the talented Bowie Community Theatre ensemble deftly directed by Gayle Negri. The set by Dan Lavanga, and […]

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‘Children of Eden’ at 2nd Star Productions

Am I on the Great White Way or am I really sitting in a theater in Bowie, MD? This is what I was thinking as I enjoyed 2nd Star Production’s opening night of Children of Eden now playing at 2nd Star Productions performing at The Bowie Playhouse. Directed by Vince Musgrave, this show has that Broadway […]

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‘Sex Please We’re Sixty’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Bowie Community Theatre’s production of Sex Please We’re Sixty, is an American farce of charming, vivacious, and funny explorations into the libidos and trysts of men and women over a certain age who are still trying to prove they have it what it takes to be—ahem—amorous!  While the title might make you initially cringe and […]

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‘Lysistrata’ at Towson University

No sex! No fun! Not ‘til there’s peace for everyone! Not sleeping with our men until they all find peace again! The age old protest of Lysistrata cries out in a new hybrid fashion of modern freestyle rap set against a gathering of ancient Grecian text as the Theatre Department at Towson University takes Aristophanes’ […]

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‘Dark Passages’ at Bowie Community Theatre

We all have shadows, secrets that we don’t want to admit to others. And when those shadows creep through darkened windows into the unsuspecting lives of those around us things can get dark and twisted. A dramatic thriller takes the stage at the Bowie Playhouse as the Bowie Community Theatre presents Dark Passages. Directed as […]

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‘Dracula’ at Bowie Community Theatre by Julia L. Exline

Bowie Community Theatre presents Dracula, the Broadway play written in 1924 by Hamilton Deane and later revised by John L. Balderston, based on the novel of the same name by Bram Stoker. Staging one of the most beloved horror stories ever written is an intimidating feat, but Director Michael Forgetta pulls it off beautifully, and […]

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