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Review: ‘Finding Neverland’ at the Academy of Music

I went into Finding Neverland with high hopes. I had been enchanted by the 2004 film from which this musical has been adapted. The story, based on a play by Allan Knee, follows the (highly fictionalized) relationship between J. M. Barrie, the widowed Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, and Llewelyn Davies’ four sons, who inspire Barrie to create […]

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Review: ‘Finding Neverland’ at the Hippodrome Theatre

Those who’ve forgotten Peter Pan are destined to repeat it in Finding Neverland. The U.S. national tour now at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre until July 2 makes for a dreamy midsummer night’s entertainment, with the added value of a great-looking production and an opportunity to reacquaint oneself with the charms of long-time musical star John Davidson. […]

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‘The Wizard of Oz’ at The Lyric

Baltimore is off to see the wizard! The Wonderful Wizard of Oz! Following the yellow brick road all the way from Toronto the touring production of the MGM film classic The Wizard of Oz touches down at The Lyric Opera House for a limited engagement. Adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, this new […]

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‘Ghost’ The Musical at Hippodrome Theatre

Suspend my disbelief; love really can conquer all, even death itself. In a stunning emotionally charged musical that strikes a chord in the cockles of your heart, love will find a way to survive. Shimmering into existence for a one week limited engagement comes the Tony-nominated show Ghost The Musical. As a part of the […]

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‘Brief Encounter’ at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Venerable plays get made into acclaimed movies (August: Osage County of recent note), and some movies translate successfully to the stage. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is that famous amalgam of film, live theater and audience participation that eventually morphed its way into The Rocky Horror Show. But now for something completely different: Take a […]

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