Author Archive | Mary P. Johnson

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Join Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL) for ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ This Sunday at 3 PM at North County High School in Ferndale, MD

Inspired by Joel Markowitz’s recent interview with J. Ernest Green, focusing on his upcoming Live Arts Maryland’s Finian’s Rainbow concerts February 12 and 13th at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and as a member of DCMetroTheaterArts’ roster of writers, I must underscore the fact that these concerts are absolutely not to be missed. This freelance arts […]

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‘Why Torture is Wrong and The People Who Love Them’ at The Colonial Players

Colonial Players current production of Christopher Durang’s Why Torture is Wrong and The People Who Love Them is an affectionate treatment of a wondrously wacky, life-enriching masterwork. Durang’s dark comedy that premiered on Broadway in 2009 remains timely in its sardonic take on a segment of society’s addiction to violence and guns, and widespread paranoia […]

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Bowie Community Theatre’s ‘Flyin’ West’ Opens This Friday, April 10th

Those who grew up with classic Hollywood Westerns filled with cowboy heroes shooting their way to justice will find a sharp departure in Bowie Community Theatre’s production of Pearl Cleage’s “Flyin’ West” telling of the historical achievement of strong black pioneer women. Scheduled for a 3-weekend run at Bowie Playhouse starting this Friday, April 10th, […]

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‘Cinderella’ at Ballet Theatre of Maryland at the Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

Entering the closing phase of this season, Maryland’s premier ballet company –Ballet Theatre of Maryland (‘BTM’)- returned to the scene of last season’s major artistic triumph in Swan Lake for a second ballet performance at Baltimore’s landmark Lyric Theatre, now the Modell Lyric Performing Arts Center. For Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s return, Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto presented […]

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Remembering Billie Holiday on Her 100th Birthday

On April 7, 2015 serious jazz fans celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of incomparable vocalist Billie Holiday, who died in 1959 at age 44 but lives on in her music as a legend in a trio comprised of influential vocal artists Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra. Aptly dubbed “Lady Day” by musician Lester Young […]

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