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Review: ‘Hairspray’ at Fredericktowne Players

A transformation is underway in Frederick Maryland’s local theater community. Nowhere is that more evident than inside the JBK Theater, watching the Fredericktowne Players (FtP) latest production of Hairspray. Eschewing the historic conventions of past productions, this production is noteworthy for bringing in dozens of new performers, crew and an infectious energy not seen on […]

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Review: ‘Bells Are Ringing’ at The Fredericktowne Players

The Fredericktowne Players have just opened their revival of the classic musical Bells Are Ringing. This is an infrequently performed work from the 1950s, that has many charms. Musical theatre completeists will certainly want to check it out. For others, FTP offers an ambitious production with some memorable performances and strong production values. Bells are […]

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A New ‘A Little Night Music’ to Open at Damascus Theatre Company on February 7th by Director D. Scott Richards

First things first: I LOVE A Little Night Music. Seriously. Purists may question that when they see Damascus Theatre Company’s production, opening in February. For this production, I made the decision to update the time period of the show, bringing the turn-of-the-century tale of love and second chances into the present day. Some may ask […]

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‘Cabaret’ at Damascus Theatre Company by Amanda Gunther

Willkommen! Beinvenue! Welcome! Sit back and relax and the Damascus Theatre Company will be your host to Kander and Ebb’s most scandalous musical as they present Cabaret for their spring musical. Directed by Keith Tittermary, this wildly entertaining musical encourages you to leave your troubles at the door as you explore the warm steamy nights […]

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