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‘Diner’ at Signature Theatre by David Siegel

Music easily helps us drift back to another time and place, one that is fading away even as we try to keep it alive within us. It takes only the initial notes and musical measures of oldies but goodies to bring us back willingly into the past. Some blissfully glide into the fortunate reverie of […]

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‘Miss Electricity’ at NextStop Theatre Company

There were some very happy young theatregoers and their parents at NextStop Theatre Company when I attended the very fun and electrifying production of Kathryn Walat’s Miss Electricity, directed with much love by Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann. From the moment they stepped on the stage, introduced themselves, and welcomed the young attendees and their parents, the […]

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‘Tribes’ at Everyman Theatre

Everyman Theatre closes their 2013/2014 season with British playwright Nina Raine’s gripping, heartwarming, coming-of-age story Tribes about a dysfunctional family and a young son who has struggled all his life to communicate within his family. Billy is deaf in a hearing family who has raised him to be hearing. He has never learned sign-language and has […]

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‘The Cripple of Inishmaan’ at 1st Stage

Mounting Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan as their springtime offering is a perfect way for 1st Stage to shake off the chill of winter and welcome in the warmer weather. Directed by Steven Carpenter, this quirky, dark, and heartwarming tale of a young crippled boy’s dreams makes for a moving night at the theatre […]

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Synesthesia: Deaf Actor James “Joey” Caverly Portrays Deaf Character in ‘Tribes’ at The Studio Theatre” by Yvonne French

Tribes features a deaf protagonist, Billy, whose hearing family forces him to read lips. Billy has been deaf since birth. His sister, brother and parents are smart, cultured and love to argue, but they don’t listen very well. All of that changes when Billy meets a girl who is losing her own hearing. James “Joey” […]

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-Noah Parets (Billy) in 'Billy Elliot the Musical.' Photo by Doug Blemker.

“Billy Elliot’ at Hippodrome Theatre by Amanda Gunther

Baltimore is being electrified for two weeks only as Broadway Across America in conjunction with Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films, Old Vic Productions, and NETworks Presentations LLC brings the multi-Tony Award- winning musical Billy Elliot to the stage! The dazzling sensation of a young boy growing up in a miner’s town, desperate and […]

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