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Review: ‘She Kills Monsters’ at Spotlighters

“My party is a leather-clad dominatrix and an Elvin supermodel?” Shimmy into your chainmail and grab a broadsword, there’s an awesome campaign starting at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (Spotlighters) and they’re still looking for adventurers for their party. Spotlighters’ penultimate production of the season, Playwright Qui Nguyen’s AATE Distinguished Play Award-winning She Kills Monsters, will […]

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Review: ‘The Women’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Fangs for the Memories The Women by Clare Booth Luce, which opened on Broadway Christmas week in 1936 after its premiere in Philadelphia three weeks earlier, and included an actress named Doris Day in a minor role, was an anomaly for its time – it boasted a large, all-female cast of 44 characters including a […]

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Review: ‘The Three Penny Opera’ at Spotlighters Theatre

Ever-willing to mount bold musicals with large casts you’d never expect to see in such an intimate, cozy space (remember last year’s gorgeous Evita?), Fuzz Roark at Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre (“Spotlighters”) has done it again. Spotlighters’ first show of 2017 proves once again that you really can fit a big Broadway musical into a […]

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Review: ‘DAS BARBECÜ’ at Spotlighters Theatre

DAS BARBECÜ, as directed by Greg Bell, and with Book and Lyrics by Jim Luigs, was a rousing and at times, funny-bone-breaking re-telling of Wagner’s Ring Cycle, reimagined as a Texas fable with merely five actors portraying over 30 characters. Scott Warrender wrote the music for this Country and Western, musical comedy (which premiered at […]

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Review: ‘Snow White’ at The Heritage Players

The Heritage Players of Catonsville, MD have created a wonderful production of Snow White, the classic fairytale with a young beauty, an evil Queen, a Magic Mirror, seven dwarves, and a handsome Prince who saves the day. This version, dramatized by J. Michael Straczynski, is narrated by the Magic Mirror and stays true to well-known […]

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Review: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ at The Heritage Players

Thoroughly Modern Millie, a tale of a “modern” gal from small-town America who takes on the business and social world of big-city New York, is a popular choice for community theatre seasons. The score is catchy and the characters are appealing, and there are many opportunities for humorous surprises, like Mrs. Meers dropping in and […]

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‘The Pretties’ at Glass Mind Theatre

The Pretties, written by Ann Turiano, and directed by Lynn Morton, is a retelling of Aeschylus’ ancient trilogy, The Oresteia. The Oresteia tells the story of Orestes and his quest to avenge his murdered father, King Agamemnon, and The Pretties tells the same story, but with a twist. In Turiano’s retelling, the women of The Oresteia finally […]

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‘Really Rosie’ at The Heritage Players

Heritage Players is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, and so is its newest production, Really Rosie, which is directed by Stuart C. Kazanow. Written by Maurice Sendak, with music by Carole King, Really Rosie is a children’s’ musical based on several of Sendak’s books, Chicken Soup with Rice, Pierre, One was Johnny, Alligators All Around, and The Sign on Rosie’s Door. […]

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‘The Well of Horniness’ at Iron Crow Theatre

Go ahead. It’s okay to scream with laughter and stomp your feet. Though short by Shakespearean standards, this play is howlingly funny as it exploits every lesbian stereotype and cliché known to (wo)man. But, if the whole Caitlyn Jenner scenario of recent weeks leaves you upset, puzzled, angry, and siding with Timbaland, Snoop Dog, Drake […]

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‘Rumors’ at The Heritage Players

The Heritage Players’ uproarious production of the farce Rumors is written by Neil Simon. Yes, the word farce and Neil Simon usually don’t go together, but if you are old enough you will remember that one of America’s most prolific playwrights (of the comedy of human experiences and personalities) once wrote skits for Your Show of Shows for Sid […]

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‘Public Affairs’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre

Fells Point Corner Theatre presents a wonderful production of A.R. Gurney’s Public Affairs, which encompasses two of his one act plays – The Love Course and The Open Meeting. In “The Love Course”- imagine taking a college course on love. Even better, one taught by the duo of a man and woman who aren’t in a […]

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: Fred Nelson, Andrea Bush, Erin Lorenz, Malarie Novotny, Samantha Yangilmau, Samantha Garner, Mia Lulli, Alex Meyer-Stokes, and Stevie Mangum. Photo by Nathan Jackson.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at 2nd Star Productions by Kim Moeller

There’s a fantastic cart-dragging, cow-milking, heartwarming Tevye at The Bowie Playhouse in 2nd Star Production’s production of Fiddler on the Roof. Local favorite Fred Nelson tackles the starring role for the first time in his long career. With a glint in his eye, a big smile, and a solid sense of comedic timing, Nelson displays the […]

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