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Review: ‘That Face’ at Baltimore Center Stage

On Saturday, I attended the inaugural production in the newest post-renovation Baltimore Center Stage (“BCS”) performance space – the descriptively-named Third Space. BCS chose a play with its own impressive pedigree of “firsts” to debut in their brand-spankin’-new 99-seat black box theater: That Face. That Face was the first play written by precocious playwright Polly […]

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DCMetroTheaterArts’ Best of 2015 #15: Best Directors of Musicals in Professional Theatres

The staff of DCMetroTheaterArts is honored to announce that their 2015 Best Directors of Musicals in Professional Theatres honors go to: Patrick A’Hearn for The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Riverside Center Dinner Theater. Melissa Baughman for Sweeney Todd (Prog-Metal Version) at Landless Theatre Company. Suzanne Beal for The Gifts of the Magi at Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Walter […]

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‘Avenue Q’ at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Avenue Q Gets an “A”! As a child, I was obsessed with Sesame Street. I often wax nostalgic, thinking about how the delightful and whimsical Muppets taught me my ABC’s and about the importance of friendship. Thirty years later, a different set of puppets on a different street “taught” me that “The Internet is for […]

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‘The Benefactor’ at StillPointe Theatre Initiative

StillPointe Theatre Initiative’s The Benefactor is a production that a million people will want to see, but there’s only room for about three dozen audience members at each show. Be a Theatre Insider and get there before it’s sold out. This is a play audiences will chew over, dissect, and argue about for years to […]

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‘Peter and Wendy’ at Pumpkin Theatre

What little girl doesn’t want to be whisked away from their nursery window out to the second star to the right and straight on ‘til morning? And what little boy doesn’t want to go on daring adventures battling pirates and chasing Indians? The opportunity has at last arrived at Pumpkin Theatre as the exciting new […]

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‘Mr. Marmalade’ at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Having an imaginary friend is all fun and games…until it becomes a twisted dark comedy that tickles your funny bone in a most inappropriate fashion. Continuing down the dark and winding path of their current season: “Feed Your Obsession” the Stillpointe Theatre Initiative welcomes a warped comedy to the stage this spring. Noah Haidle’s Mr. […]

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‘The Bubby Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin’ at StillPointe TI & Strand Theater Company by Amanda Gunther

If you’re ready to find your groove, and get your bubbly on than The Bubby Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin is the musical for you. A co-production between StillPointe Theatre Initiative and Strand Theater Company this uplifting musical brings to life the importance of being true to one’s own identity. Quoting Artistic Director of […]

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Randy Dunkle (Mark Cohen) and Nina Kaufman (Mauree)n lead the cast in a celebration of “La Vie Boheme." Photo courtesy of Silhouette Stages.

‘Rent’ at Silhouette Stages by John Harding

The sexy young cast reviving Rent at Silhouette Stages in Columbia is better than a can of Red Bull at delivering a jumpin’ jolt of energy. Here’s a weekend show guaranteed to crank you up and get you set for nosediving into Monday’s challenges. Working in partnership with Howard Community College, this small community theater in the […]

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