Tag Archives | John Waters


Review: ‘Cry-Baby The Musical’ at Drama Learning Center

Baltimore’s John Waters takes another swipe at Eisenhower-era conformity in Cry-Baby: The Musical, making its area premiere now at the Drama Learning Center in Columbia. The show had a short Broadway run in 2008, so local theater fans can thank DLC’s Teaching Young Artists troupe for this rare chance to see what New Yorkers might […]

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Review: ‘Hairspray JR.’ at the Bowie Community Theatre Youth Theatre Program by Sharon Preator

Tracy Turnblad reminds us that “You gotta think big to be big” as Bowie Community Theatre (“BCT”) delivered a big success with Hairspray JR. for their Youth Theatre Program’s first production. This shorter, more child-friendly version of the John Waters film, with book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics […]

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Review: “Celebrating Joan: A Tribute to Joan Rivers” at The Kennedy Center

Celebrating Joan: A Tribute to Joan Rivers, which left the audience of admirers howling last night at The Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theater, was an evening for “mature audiences” and fans of the late and great Joan Rivers. It was ‘narrated’ by Joan’s daughter Melissa and featured tributes by several generations of comedians, who knew and respected and loved […]

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‘Nips at Nite’ Plays This Saturday, 9/26@7 & 10:30 PM at the Mobtown Ballroom

TimelessTease Productions, a young burlesque troupe out of Baltimore, burst onto the scene last year with a very elaborate and scripted production, Steampunk Seductions. Since then they’ve done some of the most celebrated burlesque variety shows in Charm City and are now about to produce their second major scripted show, the classic TV show-themed Nips […]

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‘Hairspray’ at City of Fairfax Theatre Company

A huge, multi-generational cast tells the story of integrating a 1962 Baltimore TV dance show in a musical directed by Tara Taylor that is all heart—and soul. With book by Mark O’Donnel and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, the 2003 Broadway musical won seven Tonys and […]

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The Nativ-A-Tease: A Burlesque-acle on 22nd Street

The Nutcracker, A Charlie Brown Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street… it’s that Christmas Special time of the year when families gather around the plasma flatscreen and enjoy eggnog and gingerbread. The Nativ-A-Tease! A Visionary Variety Tribute to the Story of Christmas (kind of) on Saturday, December 6th at the Bier Baron is nothing like that! Sprung […]

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The Third Annual Baltimore Beauty Pageant by Lucrezia Blozia

Charm City has never been so charming as it was on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Third Annual Baltimore Beauty Pageant. Hosts – the gorgeous Mr. Gorgeous and little (and also gorgeous) Trixie Little – transformed Baltimore’s Ottobar into a regular pageant palace, Hon! Five lovely ladies brought their best B’more games to battle for […]

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Rehearsing "Good Morning Baltimore" for Friday's opening of 'Hairspray.' Photo by Teresa McCormick Ertel.

Director Homero Bayarena on Glyndon Area Players’ ‘Hairspray’ by Teresa McCormick Ertel

Glyndon Area Players is a community theater group known for going big, and this year it offers a stellar production of Hairspray, which is opening this Friday, August 10th. I am also the Assistant Director. Baltimore’s favorite musical is brought to the stage with bold sets, Choreographer Dejelle Johnson’s energetic choreography, and Gordon Green’s deft […]

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