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Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at Other Voices Theatre

For a fantastic evening of dark comedy with hysterical individual performances that bring quirky characters to life, don’t miss Arsenic and Old Lace at Other Voices Theatre! Nicely directed by Ray Hatch and written by Joseph Kesselring, Arsenic and Old Lace is a classic American black comedy perfect for the Halloween season. In Brooklyn in the 1940’s, two sweet, […]

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Review: ‘Into the Woods’ at Fredericktowne Players

Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is now playing at the JBK Theater at the Frederick Community College, presented by the Fredericktowne Players. Into the Woods received many accolades on its Broadway runs and, more recently, as a movie. This production is directed by Zachary Harris […]

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Review: “The Secret Garden” at Other Voices Theatre

Lucy Simon and Marsha Norman’s The Secret Garden boasts one of the most gorgeous scores in the history of musical theatre, but is rarely undertaken by community theatre groups due to its musical and technical complexity. Director Susan Thornton and Other Voices Theatre in Frederick have exceeded the challenge of mounting this heart-wrenching story and […]

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Review: ‘La Cage aux Folles’ at Other Voices Theatre

With music and lyrics by Jerry Herman and a book by Harvey Fierstein, La Cage aux Folles running at Other Voices Theatre is a splendid spectacle stuffed with laughs and many poignant moments about the simple subject of love. Superbly directed by Susan Thornton, the show features a hilariously heartwarming collection of emotionally powerful and […]

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Review: ‘Anything Goes’ at Other Voices Theatre

Other Voices Theatre’s production of Anything Goes is nothing short of spectacular. Of course, the marriage of the legendary Cole Porter’s music and lyrics, the book by P.G. Wodehouse and Guy Bolton, and the efforts of a great director (Susan Thorton), dazzling set design (Lee Hebb), and breath-taking choreography (Donna Grim) make for a memorable […]

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‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ by Other Voices Theatre at the Performing Arts Factory

Fantastically directed by Susan Thornton and excellently musically directed by Pete Meyers, Other Voices Theatre’s Legally Blonde: The Musical is an extremely high-energy show with outstanding performances, plenty of pink hued girl power, and a heartwarming message within all the hilarity. Based on the wildly successful 2001 movie and featuring a book by Heather Hach with […]

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‘Cabaret’ at Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater

In a moving production and stark departure from its usual light-hearted dinner theater offerings, Cabaret at the Washington County Playhouse Dinner Theater and Children’s Theater is brilliantly directed by Shawn R. Martin and musically directed by Daniel Speis. This delightfully dark and visceral musical is brought to life by powerhouse performances and outstanding staging and […]

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