Author Archive | Amanda Gunther

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‘Sincerely, Me!’ at ArtCentric

This is all the music that your grandma ever prayed to. This is all the music that your mama ever cooked to. This is all the music that your aunt ever sang karaoke to. And this is all the music that your little sister ever twerked to. This music is the music that made music […]

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‘Into the Woods’ at Purple Light Theatre Company

Be careful what you wish for! Or you might just find yourself tumbling into a fairytale at the Purple Light Theatre Company. Of course, all fairytales have happy endings, don’t they? Or perhaps an ending that is a little more interesting as Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods comes to life in this new minimalist approach. […]

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The One-Act Play Festival at The Montgomery Playhouse

The things some theatres come up with to while away the hours of summertime until full seasons begin. The Montgomery Playhouse has come up with a most clever and entertaining format of entertainment in their One Act Play Festival this 2014 summer. Eight shows running on alternating nights in groups of four, there’s a little […]

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‘Legally Blonde’ at Cockpit in Court

It’s time to get serious! Less of a classic, more of a pop hit! Serious! It’s a fun musical that they’re doing at Cockpit— in Court, that is. And it’s Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin’s Legally Blonde! Wowee! Sisters of Delta Nu unite! With book by Heather Hach, and under the Direction of Robert W. […]

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‘The Tempest’ at Olney Theatre Center

How beauteous mankind is! Particularly the beauty found in those willing to brave the natural tempest of Maryland’s summer weather at Olney Theatre Center this summer season. A fantastical stormy adventure, by way of the Bard, sets shore upon the Root Family Stage beneath the stars and The Tempest provides a brilliant evening of classic […]

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Marat/Sade- (left to right) Tim Slack as Inmate No. 655321, Kristina Green as Inmate 655468, Trevor Wilhelms as Jean-Paul Marat, Philip Doccolo as Marquis de Sade, Lucia A. Treasure as Simonne, Scott Burke as Herald
Photo credit: Sarah Heiderman.

‘Marquis de Sade’ at Baltimore Annex Theater

My Lords and Ladies of Baltimore: You are most cordially invited by Director Coulmier, and his wife Lady Coulmier, to attend a fine performance presented at the Asylum of Charenton (The Baltimore Annex Theater’s previous life in 1808.) The play, taking place but 15 years ago in 1793 is written by Monsieur de Sade, a […]

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‘I Do! I Do!’ at Infinity Theatre Company

Marriage is a very good thing, though it is far from easy. Rounding out their fifth season in Annapolis, the Infinity Theatre Company presents a timeless musical classic with a bit of a revamped twist to prove exactly that. I Do! I Do! the musical wonder with music by Harvey Schmidt and books and lyrics […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Size Doesn’t Matter! Seven Shorts by DC Playwrights’

Fully Charged Productions is advertising Size Doesn’t Matter using an alluring, albeit risqué, image on their marketing materials. Audiences  may think that the seven short plays within might be of a humorously sexual nature. This, however, is not so. Featuring playwrights Mario Baldessari, Renee Calarco, Zachary Fernebok, and John Morogiello these seven short “plays” have no […]

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Capital Fringe 2014 Review: ‘Ben & Lucille’

(Best of the Capital Fringe) Classified as a contemporary comedy, this production of Ben & Lucille is hands down the absolute best 45 minutes you will spend at The Capital Fringe Festival in 2014. Playwright Elan Zafir has conjured up theatrical genius that is both modern and relevant and loaded with humorous moments amid a […]

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‘The Spanish Tragedy’ at The Mobtown Players

Revenge. A dark, twisted and sinister emotion run afoul from the depths of scorn and tragedy; a human emotion vocalized when things go wrong. And despite springtime flooding costing them their theatrical space, The Mobtown Players are surging forward with the powder keg of revenge tragedies. The first of its genre, TMP proudly presents the […]

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‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Thar she blows! Land-ho! Those singing, dancing, prancing pirates have cast their ship upon the great shores of Columbia and weighed anchor at Toby’s the Dinner Theatre of Columbia for the summer! This revamped version of a Gilbert and Sullivan classic brings rolling waves of comedy to the audience with a refreshing and revitalized love […]

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‘Verdict’ at Thunderous Productions

Agatha Christie. The name immediately draws to mind thrilling murder mysteries of the ‘who-dunnit’ era of the utmost suspenseful caliber. Thunderous Productions in the black box theatrical space at the Greenbelt Arts Center, mounts a lesser known Christie work that showcases the versatility of the famed mystery writer’s crafting ability. Verdict, a play wherein the […]

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A Report on ‘Les Misérables’ at Howard County Summer Theatre

The question of ,‘Do you hear the people sing?’ is being heard all throughout the Baltimore and Washington area this summer as Les Misérables makes its way across the professional and community theatre circuit. Howard County Summer Theatre joins in the revolution with their production of the Broadway sensation and with a cast of over 100 individuals […]

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‘Les Misérables’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

There, out in the darkness, a fugitive running— and he has ran his way all the way up to Frederick, MD landing with his epic tale at the Way Off-Broadway Dinner Theatre. The musical epic that is sweeping the metropolitan area this summer; Les Misérables lands for a 10-weekend run in all its glory upon the intimate […]

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