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Review: ‘Annie’ at Olney Theatre Center

The musical Annie is 40 years old this year, and thanks to the Olney Theatre Center’s cheerful new production, a whole new generation of theater goers will get the chance to travel back in time to Depression-era New York City, for the heart-warming tale of the world’s most optimistic orphan. With a book by Thomas […]

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Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Romeo and Juliet, set in Italy circa 1948, proves William Shakespeare’s story of star-crossed lovers is timeless. Sally Boyett, Founding Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, has perfectly cast the individual roles and directs them into a cohesive ensemble that is simply captivating. Olivia Ercolano delivers remarkable transformation as Juliet goes from innocence then to […]

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company

Annapolis Shakespeare Company (ASC) presents It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landay that will delight audiences of all ages. A play-within-a-play, Annapolis Shakespeare Company rolls back time to circa 1940-ish, when radio was a family-oriented entertainment. The ASC cast plays radio personalities who in turn take on over 30-some characters from It’s a […]

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‘Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol’ at NextStop Theatre Company by Julia L. Exline

NextStop Theatre Company presents Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol, an innovative, behind-the-scenes version of its predecessor, A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens. Beautifully adapted by Tom Mula and directed by Rob McQuay, this classic tale newly unfolds through the viewpoint of Scrooge’s business partner, Jacob Marley, giving a surprising and highly interesting new insight on the […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 6: Grayson Owen (Benedick) by Amanda Gunther

“If her breath were as terrible as her terminations, there were no living near her; she would infect to the north star.” Says Benedick of Beatrice in the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Much Ado About Nothing. In the final part of the series, I sit down with actor Grayson Owen to get his thoughts […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 4: Alex Foley (Dogberry) by Amanda Gunther

Oh that someone were here to write him down an ass! Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Alex Foley is far from being an ass, but getting to embody one of the most backwardly hilarious characters in the Bard’s cannon made for a wildly entertaining interview. Sitting down with Mr. Foley taught me everything I could ever hope […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 2: Alyssa Bouma (Hero) by Amanda Gunther

Speak low if you speak love, unless thy name be Shakespeare! Never one to leave love in the lurch, the comedies are ripe with them and Much Ado About Nothing is no exception. Annapolis Shakespeare Theatre is bringing love to the forefront with their production set in the 50’s. Following in the series of curious […]

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‘Much To Learn About’ Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Part 1: Choreographer Ken Skrzesz

In Part One of a series of interviews with the cast, director, and designers of Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s Much Ado About Nothing, Choreographer Ken Skrzesz talks about working with Director Sally Boyett-D’angelo and his dancers to create the choreography for the production. Joel: How did you get involved in this production at Annapolis Shakespeare Company? Ken: […]

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