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Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Spotlighters Theatre

The success of any production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik’s Spring Awakening rests on the ability to find harmony between the two dichotomous elements of setting and song. The musical is set in Germany in the 1890’s, and yet the score is rock and pop influenced throughout. Fortunately, Director Jillian Lochlear Bauersfeld and Musical […]

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Review: ‘The Wiz’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Sherri Chandler

Originally opening in October 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, MD, The Wiz, with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, is a reimaging of Frank L. Baum’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”) production, directed by Tracie Jiggets, returned The Wiz to its Baltimore roots when […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2016 #13: Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays in Community Theatres in DC/MD/VA

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts Best Direction and Musical Direction in Musicals and Best Direction of Plays of 2016 in Community Theatres in DC/VA/MD Are: BEST DIRECTION AND MUSICAL DIRECTION IN MUSICALS IN COMMUNITY THEATRES IN 2016 IN DC/MD/VA ARE: Director Kevin Sockwell and Musical Director Arielle Bayer for A Grand Night for Singing at Montgomery Playhouse and […]

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Review: ‘DAS BARBECÜ’ at Spotlighters Theatre

DAS BARBECÜ, as directed by Greg Bell, and with Book and Lyrics by Jim Luigs, was a rousing and at times, funny-bone-breaking re-telling of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, reimagined as a Texas fable with merely five actors portraying over 30 characters. Scott Warrender wrote the music for this Country and Western, musical comedy (which premiered at […]

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Review: ‘Evita’ at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre

A Touch of Star Quality at Spotlighters Evita opened to a sold-out house on Friday night at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. Fans of the popular Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber collaboration can thank Director Fuzz Roark for bringing this seven-time Tony Award-winning musical to Baltimore for the first time in over a decade. Evita chronicles the […]

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‘Zombie Prom’ at Spotlighters Theatre

This musical comedy goes nuclear! Zombie Prom, with Music by Dana P. Rowe, and Book and Lyrics by John Dempsey, currently stalking the underground stage of Spotlighters in Baltimore, is a howl that combines teen hormones, comedy, great music, hysterical lyrics, an amazing cast, and buckets of nuclear waste to create an explosively funny show. Expertly directed […]

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‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’ at Spotlighters Theatre

With Director Greg Bell at the helm, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest made a strong premiere at Audrey Herman’s Spotlighters Theatre Friday night. Written by Dale Wasserman and adapted from the novel by Ken Kesey, the play is centered around the escalating battle of wills between patient Randle Patrick McMurphy, a criminal who’s mistakenly […]

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‘Jekyll & Hyde’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bercusse’s Jekyll & Hyde on stage at Spotlighters Theatre in Baltimore is a close-up look at one man’s self-destruction. Despite a book that lacks depth and, sometimes, a clear narrative thread, this production is beautifully staged and directed by Fuzz Roark and worth far more than the ticket price. The Broadway […]

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