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Gary Goodson and Andy Clemence in Inherit the Wind. Photo courtesy of Compass Rose Theater.

Review: “Inherit the Wind” at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater’s production of Inherit the Wind is a powerful work of theater. Written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee in 1955, it dramatizes the famous “Scopes Monkey Trial” of 1925, in which the teaching of evolution was put on trial. Spencer Tracey and Gene Kelly starred in a 1960 movie version. Directed […]

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Review: ‘Pygmalion’ at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater’s production of the George Bernard Shaw classic Pygmalion is an entertaining, thought-provoking show. Directed by Jim Knipple, it combines great acting with a clever set and interesting costumes to have audiences laughing and, at the same time, thinking about the issues of class, gender, and, in this version, race. Both Eliza and […]

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Review: ‘Camelot’ at Compass Rose Theater

Is all fair in love and war? As Compass Rose Theater’s production of Camelot shows, both can leave hearts broken. Produced and Directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne, this iconic musical infused with colorful lighting, lyrical songs, and talented actors and singers. Camelot is an enchanting musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederick Loewe (music), adapted from […]

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‘Brigadoon’ at Compass Rose Theater

By the glow of a single light, nestled under the stairs on stage, pianist Eric Clark plays the overture of Compass Rose Theater’s latest production, Brigadoon. Add in bagpipes played by Christian Kriegeskotte and a cast that sings like the von Trapp players, and this is a splendid production that meddles together acting, dancing, and […]

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‘Eleanor: Her Secret Journey’ at Compass Rose Theater

Actress Sue Struve plays the one and only role – Eleanor Roosevelt – in the dynamic production of Eleanor: Her Secret Journey. This is the third play in the Rose Play Festival: A Celebration of Women currently in production at Compass Rose Theater in Annapolis. Eleanor: Her Secret Journey is produced by Lucinda Merry-Browne and Directed by […]

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‘Murder in the Cathedral’ at Compass Rose Theater

T.S. Eliot’s Murder in the Cathedral, on stage at Compass Rose Theater, is a poetic drama about the assassination of Archbishop Thomas Becket (Charles Matheny) in Canterbury circa 1170. Director Lucinda Merry-Browne teams with Set Designer Joe Powell, Sr., Lighting Designer Ashley Swiger, and Costume Designer Renee Vergauwen, to give Eliot’s play a contemporary feel. The […]

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‘Cats’ at Compass Rose Theater

Compass Rose Theater puts on an abbreviated version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats. With a cast that sings and dances their way through the top numbers, this is a likable production that is both fascinating and entertaining. Directed by Lucinda Merry-Browne, choreographed by  Emily Frank and music directed by Anita O’Connor, with set design by […]

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