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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: ‘God of Carnage’ at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater does it again with another smart and dramatic production. God of Carnage is remarkable, this time with Director Steven Carpenter at the helm. Lucinda Merry-Browne is the Producer and Yasmina Reza is the Playwright. God of Carnage is about two sets of parents, one whose child has hurt the other, at a […]

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Review: ‘Camelot’ at Compass Rose Theater

Is all fair in love and war? As Compass Rose Theater’s production of Camelot shows, both can leave hearts broken. Produced and Directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne, this iconic musical infused with colorful lighting, lyrical songs, and talented actors and singers. Camelot is an enchanting musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music), adapted from […]

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Review: ‘Foxfire’ at Bowie Community Theatre

Foxfire is a heartwarming and poignant story that will have audience members laughing and teary-eyed in the same moment. Currently in production at Bowie Community Theatre, Foxfire is a drama by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn. Ken Kienas is the Producer, Frank Pasqualino is the Director, and Portia Bagley is the Stage Manager. The character of […]

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Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ at 2nd Star Productions

A merriment of song and dance from stunning cast, 2nd Star Productions’ H.M.S. Pinafore, is a toe-tapping delight. The Music is by Arthur Sullivan and Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert. Director Jane B. Wingard brings together a stellar cast, whose voices fill the auditorium with joy and passion. Ms. Wingard also has a knack […]

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Review: ‘Evita’ at Olney Theatre Center

Evita, the Tony Award-winning musical, with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, is now playing at Olney Theatre Center. The brilliance of the production is due to the collaborative talents of Director Will Davis, Choreographer Christopher D’Amboise, and Musical Director Christopher Youstra. Evita is a rags-to-riches story about Eva Peron, who leaves her poverty-filled […]

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Review: ‘Guys and Dolls’ at 2nd Star Productions

2nd Star Productions’ highly entertaining Guys and Dolls is a lively, colorful production about charming guys and their frustrated dolls. Based on characters and a story by Damon Runyon, this classic musical is filled with the gangsters and gamblers of New York’s underground. The music and lyrics are by Frank Loesser with a book by Jo Swerling […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Romeo and Juliet, set in Italy circa 1948, proves William Shakespeare’s story of star-crossed lovers is timeless. Sally Boyett, Founding Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, has perfectly cast the individual roles and directs them into a cohesive ensemble that is simply captivating. Olivia Ercolano delivers remarkable transformation as Juliet goes from innocence then to […]

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Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde is a delightful period piece (late 19th Century) and a sentimental comedy that revolves around marriage, misbehavior, and mistaken identities. Director Sally Boyett (Founding Artistic Director) offers up a cocktail of pristine acting, an elegant set, and splendid costumes that is certain […]

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Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater delivers an intense rendition of Tennessee Williams’ classic play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, a southern drama set in the 1950s. Williams offers up a scandalous subject matter of its time, and Director Lucinda Merry-Browne brings it home with Assistant Director Steve Tobin and Stage Manger Michelle Wood. Cat on a Hot Tin […]

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landay that will delight audiences of all ages. A play-within-a-play, Annapolis Shakespeare Company rolls back time to circa 1940-ish, when radio was a family-oriented entertainment. The ASC cast plays radio personalities who in turn take on over 30-some characters from It’s a […]

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‘Brigadoon’ at Compass Rose Theater

By the glow of a single light, nestled under the stairs on stage, pianist Eric Clark plays the overture of Compass Rose Theater’s latest production, Brigadoon. Add in bagpipes played by Christian Kriegeskotte and a cast that sings like the von Trapp players, and this is a splendid production that meddles together acting, dancing, and […]

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‘As You Like It’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

As You Like It, currently in production at Annapolis Shakespeare Company, lends a more updated version of William Shakespeare’s comedy. Circa 1930s bluegrass, this cast is widely diverse and wonderfully talented, as each actor takes on multiple roles. As You Like It, directed by Sally Boyett, is a charming romantic comedy. Both the set and […]

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