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The cast of Phamaly Theatre Company's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Photo courtesy of the production.

Theatre Review: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at Phamaly Theatre Company in Denver Colorado

Our second night of vacation in Denver bought us back to the Denver Performing Arts Complex having seen The Sound of Music the night before. This time around we are in the Space Theatre for a production of a show that I always enjoy seeing. This musical was Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim … [Read More...]

Jon Kalbfleisch

‘A Quick 5′ with Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch is currently the musical director for Signature Theatre's 25th anniversary season opener Sunday in the Park with George. Jon has been the resident musical director for Signature Theatre from the very beginning and has been on the podium for some of their biggest productions. Recent … [Read More...]

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News: ’1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera’ Performances August 22-24 at Silver Spring Black Box Theater

1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera is a one-hour musical theater piece dramatizing the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. The events of that perilous time—the routed resistance at Bladensburg, the burning of Washington, D.C., the climactic bombardment of Fort McHenry—come to life in a cycle of … [Read More...]

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Theatre Review: ‘Blue Man Group’ at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas Nevada

What has gobs of toilet paper, plenty of tube like structures and three not of this world performers? If you guessed the global sensation Blue Man Group then you get a MD Theatre Guide mug! (Joke) I saw this show last year in Boston in the intimate Charles Playhouse and was very curious how it would work in the bright lights of Las Vegas. I got my answer last week while on vacation. ...the … [Read More...]

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'1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera.'  Photo courtesy of the production.

News: ’1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera’ Performances August 22-24 at Silver Spring Black Box Theater

1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera is a one-hour musical theater piece dramatizing the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. The events of that perilous time—the routed resistance at Bladensburg, the burning of Washington, D.C., the climactic bombardment of Fort McHenry—come to life in a cycle of original rock songs performed live by […]

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News: Information for Organizations and Instructors about ‘Camps/Classes’ Section

The Cast of 'Side Show': (center Emily Padgett and Erin Davie (Daisy and Violet Hilton) and the freaks (l-r) including Pin Cushion (Barrett Martin), Bearded Lady (Blair Ross), Reptile Man (Don Richard), Sir (Robert Joy), Geek (Matthew Patrick Davis), Half Man-Half Woman (Kelvin Moon Loh), Venus di Milo (Lauren Elder), Cannibal King/Jake (David St. Louis), The World’s Tiniest Cossacks (Jordanna James and Josh Walker), Fortune Teller (Charity Dawson), 3 Legged Man (Brandon Bieber), and front: Tattoo Girl (Hannah Shankman) and Dog Boy (Javier Ignacio). Photo by Joan Marcus.
The Cast of 'Side Show': (center Emily Padgett and Erin Davie (Daisy and Violet Hilton) and the freaks (l-r) including Pin Cushion (Barrett Martin), Bearded Lady (Blair Ross), Reptile Man (Don Richard), Sir (Robert Joy), Geek (Matthew Patrick Davis), Half Man-Half Woman (Kelvin Moon Loh), Venus di Milo (Lauren Elder), Cannibal King/Jake (David St. Louis), The World’s Tiniest Cossacks (Jordanna James and Josh Walker), Fortune Teller (Charity Dawson), 3 Legged Man (Brandon Bieber), and front: Tattoo Girl (Hannah Shankman) and Dog Boy (Javier Ignacio). Photo by Joan Marcus.

News: ‘Side Show’ to Open on Broadway November 17th at The St. James Theatre

A revival of Side Show, a musical  about a pair of conjoined twins during the Vaudeville era, is scheduled to begin  preview performances October 28th and will open on Broadway on November 17th a the St. James Theatre. Side Show is newly re-imagined and directed by Bill Condon who most notably wrote the screenplay for, and directed, […]

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Jon Kalbfleisch

‘A Quick 5′ with Jon Kalbfleisch

Jon Kalbfleisch is currently the musical director for Signature Theatre’s 25th anniversary season opener Sunday in the Park with George. Jon has been the resident musical director for Signature Theatre from the very beginning and has been on the podium for some of their biggest productions. Recent productions include Gypsy, Side by Side by Sondheim, […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

1. The Pirates of Penzance at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. “Whatever director Mark Minnick touches turns to gold.” -Mark Beachy READ review. Synopsis: Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric […]

Rachel Stroud-Goddrich and Chris Goodrich

‘A Quick 5′ with Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich

Rachel Stroud-Goodrich and Chris Goodrich are one ambitious theatre couple. They are the C0-Artistic Directors of Unexpected Stage Company which is presenting its first musical called Dani Girl at Randolph Road Theatre (original home of Round House Theatre) in Silver Spring MD, through August 10th. Here is a couple raising three young kids, while holding full-time […]

Robert Michael Oliver

‘A Quick 5′ with Robert Michael Oliver

Robert Michael Oliver is currently embodying Walt Whitman in his one man tour de force solo piece called Song of Myself: The Whitman Project. This is the second in Oliver’s American poetry-in-performance series which started with his one man show based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe which also played Capital Fringe. Some of you might […]