A Letter to the Theatres

Dear Theatres:

The theatrical season has just begun in what promises to be a most exciting and successful year for your theatre. I wanted to take the time to update you on the MD Theatre Guide and to let you know that “We have an audience. You have a show. Let’s get them together!” In other words, we are here to help promote your shows and events.

Mark Beachy, Publisher. Photo by David “Ace” Livingston.

Our mission is to provide reviews and articles that are fair and honest, thorough, and family friendly. We also give you the opportunity to post your audition notices, participate in ticket giveaways, and purchase an ad with different programs to meet your budget.

This year we have introduced to our readers a new website design. The new design makes all of our content easier to find and also incorporates new areas in which you can advertise.

As with any production, it takes a lot of people working behind the scenes in order to bring you the MD Theatre Guide. This includes our Assignment Editor (Elliot Lanes), DC Metro Area Editor (Robert Michael Oliver), Greater Baltimore Editor (April Forrer), and myself, Mark Beachy (Publisher and Video Producer). We also have a team of dedicated and enthusiastic writers.

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The MD Theatre Guide is the #1 All Local Theatre News page on Facebook and Twitter. (USA Fans/For the MD/DC/Northern, VA area.)   We receive a few thousand hits per day, and we have a loyal following of active theatregoers. I recently acquired the NY Theatre Guide which I will be launching within the next few months. Our Google ranking is a good score of 4 and is expected to go up when Google does their next ranking.

Famous interviews that we have done in recent months include Shirley Jones, Kevin Spacey, and Randy Skinner. My original one hour video special of Patti LuPone being honored with the Sondheim Award at the Signature Theatre 2012 Gala has received thousands of views.

We are committed to covering both community and professional theatres, as well as concerts and special events. It is my hope that we can work together to help promote your shows thus increasing audience attendance. After all, without an audience, it is only a rehearsal.


Theatrically yours,

Mark Beachy
Publisher & Video Producer
MD Theatre Guide

About Mark Beachy

Mark Beachy is the publisher and video producer of the MD Theatre Guide and the NY Theatre Guide.

In 1997 he wrote the play, music, and lyrics in a musical called, “’Bout Baltimore.” This musical won the WMAR TV Channel 2 and Pumpkin Theatre Baltimore Bicentennial Playwriting contest and was produced as a 1-hour television special.

He has directed over 40 productions, including shows for Pumpkin Theatre, Timonium Dinner Theatre, Howard County Center for the Arts, and the Baltimore Children's Theatre where he was the founder and producer for 7 years.

Before starting the MTG in March of 2010, Mark was the performing arts reporter for the Baltimore Examiner.

As a professional actor he has appeared on TV nationally, including on Discovery Health as "Jerry Baldwin" on I Was Dead, “Officer Nunham” on America’s Most Wanted’s Top Cops 2009 and “Alexander T. Crane” in a Japanese TV documentary about Edgar Allan Poe.