Theatre Review: ‘Children of Eden’ by 2nd Star Productions

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Children of Eden, produced by 2nd Star Productions, is on stage at the Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park. Original music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird. 2nd Star’s production is directed by Vincent Musgrave, the assistant director is Nathan Bowen, the musical director is Joe Biddle, and is produced […]

Theatre Review: ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ presented by Compass Rose Theater

The cast of 'Raisin in the Sun.' Photo provided by Compass Rose Theater.

  A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry debuted in 1959 on Broadway, but from the perspective of someone living in 2014 the basic plot is still very relatable. It is based on a black family’s experiences living in a subdivision of Chicago’s Woodlawn neighborhood, but Hansberry’s play could easily be adapted to any […]

Theatre Review: ‘Masquerade’ by Wolfpack Theatre Company at Charis Center for the Performing Arts

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In light of recent celebrity headlines, the timing of Wolfpack Theatre Company’s production of Masquerade could not be more poignant. Written and Directed by William Leary, Masquerade was produced in cooperation with Community Crisis Services, Inc., and is in production at the Charis Arts Center in Old Bowie antique district. There is no doubt, Masquerade […]

Theatre Review: ‘Annie Get Your Gun’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

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Ah…the age old question, when it comes to romance – what takes precedence – career or love? And who makes the sacrifice? That is the premise for Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre’s current production of Annie Get Your Gun. The original music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and original book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields. […]

Theatre Review: ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’ at Prince George’s Little Theatre

Brighton Beach Memoirs Cast - Photo provide by Roy Peterson

Brighton Beach Memoirs is a semi-autobiographical play by Neil Simon, set in Brooklyn, New York, September 1937 and is in current production at the Prince George’s Little Theatre. Director Ken Kienas brings an uproarious rendition of this coming-of-age comedy, focusing on 15 year-old Eugene Jerome and his blended family. Money is tight, dad is overworked, […]

Theatre Review: ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

'Spamalot' cast at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre. Photo provided by Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre.

Yet another brilliant musical production that wows with its skillfully designed set, brightly-colored costumes, and an extraordinary cast that clearly loves their craft, is Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s current production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Directed by Jeffery Lesniak, Music Director is Steven Przybylski and Choreography is by Rikki Howie, along with the cast and crew, will […]

BPF Review: ‘The Soulman’s Soul’ at Theatrical Mining Company

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The Baltimore Playwright’s Festival is a great opportunity for new and upcoming playwrights like Joycelyn Walls to have their play showcased. Like all new works there are aspects of the play and production that could be improved upon. In this play, the two obvious issues are the length of the play (3-1/2 hours) and the […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife’ at Cockpit in Court Cabaret Theatre

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As the saying goes, “People are put into our lives and taken out for a reason.” That is what Marjorie Taub and her doctor husband, Ira experience in The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. In this adult comedy written by Charles Busch, the main story focuses on this middle-aged Manhattan couple residing on the Upper […]

Theatre Review: ‘I do! I do!’ at Infinity Theatre Company

Michael (Craig Laurie) and Agnes (Daniella Dalli) on their wedding night

I do! I do! is a musical medley about marital bliss, marital strife, and marital longevity. Co-Producing Artistic Directors Alan and Anna Ostroff of Infinity Theatre Company create another wonderful production. Directed by Tina Marie Casamento and David Libby as Music Director, the original book and lyrics are by Tom Jones and music is by […]

Theatre Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

The cast of ‘Les Misérables.’ Photo provided by Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre.

1815: Toulon, France – entering from the audience is a chain gang of prisoners, one being Jean Valjean played by JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE and Prison Guard Javert played by BRADY LOVE. After serving nineteen years for stealing a loaf of bread and several unsuccessful prison breaks, Valjean is finally released. But Javert vows to never […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Sound of Music’ at Charm City Players

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“Climb every mountain, Ford every stream, Follow every rainbow, Till you find your dream,” is the message Charm City Players’ presents in their outstanding production of The Sound of Music. Directed and choreographed by Stephen Napp, original score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, the show opens with the Sisters of Nonnberg Abbey singing “Preludium,” a beautiful […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Odd Couple’ at Cockpit in Court

Chris Barsam as Felix Ungar and Sam Ranocchia as Oscar Madison in The Odd Couple. Photo courtesy of the production.

Cockpit in Court’s 2014 summer theatre season is well underway at Baltimore County Community College/Essex campus. In production at their Cabaret theatre is Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. Presented in-the-round, by guest director Albert J. Boeren, The Odd Couple is quite comical with a lot of drama and that one crucial question: “Can two bachelors […]

Theatre Review: ‘Hank Williams: Lost Highway’ at Infinity Theatre Company

Jason Petty as Hank Williams. Photo by Nancy Anderson Cordell.

Hank Williams: Lost Highway is currently in production at one of Annapolis’ premiere theaters, Infinity Theatre Company. Co-authored by Mark Harelik and Randal Myler – who also directed this production – teamed with musical director Stephen G. Anthony to deliver a hauntingly, brilliant story of the legendary country crooner, Hank Williams, Sr. From the rural […]

Theatre Review: ‘Hello, Dolly!’ by 2nd Star Productions

Nori Morton as Dolly Levi with a very talented ensemble cast.

Hello, Dolly! is a wealth of soft-shoe numbers, rich singing, and truly a playful plotline currently on stage at the Bowie Playhouse by 2nd Star Productions. From the first note of “I Put My Hand In” to the grand finale “It Only Takes a Moment: Part II,” Nori Morton as the legendary Dolly Levi, is […]