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Review: ‘Ragtime’ at 2nd Star Productions

The Golden Age of D.C. area shows this spring continues with the opening of Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions. Excellent performances by Carl Williams, Ashley...

Review: ‘Hairspray’ by Tantallon Community Players

Tantallon Community Players' current production of Hairspray is one of those shows where this reviewer wouldn’t mind seeing every performance. It’s just that damn...

Review: ‘The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity’ at Cohesion Theatre

Talk about a political farce! The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity might as well be titled Divided America in the Time of Trump as...

Charm City Ballet Announces Performances of ‘The Little Mermaid’ on June...

Charm City Ballet presents its original full-length ballet, The Little Mermaid, to be performed at The Gordon Center for Performing Arts, at 3506 Gwynbrook...

Magic Time!: ‘The Small Room at the Top of the Stairs’...

The mystery at the center of this adroit drama keeps getting mysteriouser and mysteriouser: What's in the small room at the top of the...

Review: ‘Bad Jews’ at the Vagabond Players

A battle between assimilation and affiliation, the personal and historical, Jewish versus Jew-ish. This is Bad Jews, Joshua Harmon’s bitingly witty maiden voyage that...

Magic Time!: ‘Republic Undone’ at The Metropolitan Club

Going back to Ancient Greece, theater has functioned as a forum for informed public debate—about war, religion, politics, all the issues relevant to the...

Review: ‘Casa Valentina’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina, first produced in 2014, offers a powerful look at a still-misunderstood subject. Directed by...

News: The Highwood Theatre Presents All-Student Production of ‘West Side Story’

As the capstone of its first-ever ‘Year-Long Production,’ The Highwood Theatre is honored to bring the landmark musical, West Side Story, to the stage...

Review: ‘The Book of Joseph’ at Everyman Theatre

With the advent and popularity of exploratory DNA tools like 23andMe and Ancestry.com to unearth family lineage, people are increasingly fascinated with discovering who...

Review: ‘Incredibly Dead!’ by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society

The Baltimore Rock Opera Society’s latest creation, Incredibly Dead!, is a damn good time. From the flying severed heads to the ridiculous collection of...

Review: ‘Farce of Nature’ by The Potomac Playmakers

By Karen Lane Spring is in the air and the current production in the Potomac Playmaker’s season, Farce of Nature by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope,...

Review: ‘The Invisible Hand’ at Olney Theatre Center

The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar is a riveting political drama now playing at Olney Theatre Center under the direction of Michael Bloom. It...

Review: ‘Deathtrap’ at Wolf Pack Theatre Company

The first thing you notice about Deathtrap is its busy and detailed set. The set contains posters of plays by the fictional playwright Sidney...

Review: ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’ at Other Voices Theatre

World’s Fairs – those gaudy showcases of civic and national pride, corporate promotion, new technology, consumerism, over-the-top temporary architecture, sideshow entertainment, and an occasional...

Review: ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert’ at Kensington Arts Theatre

Priscilla Queen of the Desert started life as a film by Stephan Elliott who adapted it into a '70s jukebox musical with Allan Scott....

Review: ‘Big Fish’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton House

Big Fish, directed by TJ Lukacsina, opened this weekend at Slayton House in Columbia, Maryland. With the musical, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and...

Review: ‘Gypsy’ at the Cumberland Theatre

The original full title of the show now playing at the Cumberland Theatre was Gypsy: A Musical Fable. Emphasize that final word. Gypsy Rose Lee...

Review: ‘SOUL The Stax Musical’ at Baltimore Center Stage

Holy Mother of all that is funky! SOUL The Stax Musical is the most fun I’ve had as a reviewer. A musical this magnificent...

News: Avant Bard to Conjure a ‘Tempest’ for Our Changed Climate

Culminating its 28th season making theatre on the edge, Avant Bard proudly presents Shakespeare's classic comedy The Tempest at Gunston Arts Center May 31...

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