About Lynne Menefee

Lynne Menefee is the creative director/owner of Menefee Creative (www.behance.net/menefeecreative), a graphic design/marketing company. After earning her BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art, she worked at the Museum of Man and with San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre as a graphic designer and in the costume shop. In Los Angeles, she worked for CBS. Lynne returned to Baltimore and started her own business with clients that include the art organizations, musicians, nonprofits and educational institutions. She is a member of the Memorial Players in Baltimore and a member of the LA-based Costume Designers Guild Local 892 as a costume illustrator. Lynne manages and creates content for a vintage record show site and does concert reviews for martiniinthemorning.com, an online radio station based in Studio City, California. She writes reviews for both the Maryland and New York Theatre Guides, as well as interviews.

Theatre Review: ‘Cabaret Macabre’ by Happenstance Theatre at Theatre Project

The cast of Cabaret Macabre. Photo by Leslie McConnaughey.

Happenstance Theatre returns to the Theatre Project with the fifth iteration of its popular and 2013’s Helen Hayes Award-nominated production of Cabaret Macabre. Following its delightful Impossible! A Happenstance Circus this past May, Baltimore is again in for a treat just in time for the Halloween season. This clever and cohesive company is headed by co-artistic […]

Theatre Review: ‘Grounded’ at Everyman Theatre

Megan Anderson as The Pilot. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

Resident company member Megan Anderson is celebrating an important milestone in a big way. In her 25th production with the Everyman, Anderson gives a tour-de-force performance in a one-woman show that highlights her mighty talent. The award-winning Grounded, written by George Brant, first premiered in London to sold-out audiences and is making its Baltimore debut. Anderson plays The Pilot, […]

Theatre Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Scott Farquahar as Snout/Wall and Gregory Burgess as Bottom/Pyramus. Photo by Teresa Castracane.

The flourishing theater scene in Baltimore has added a wonderful new addition to its roster. Following in the footsteps of Everyman and Single Carrot, The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has brought new life to a historic building and made it their new home. It is a win-win for both preservationists and theater lovers. While the company […]

Theatre Review: ‘Amadeus’ at Center Stage

Stanton Nash and Bruce Randolph Nelson. Photo by Richard Anderson.

Center Stage opens its 2014-15 season with a monumental revival of Sir Peter Shaffer’s 1981 Tony Award-winning play, Amadeus, under the expert direction of artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah. Most are familiar with the equally acclaimed 1984 film version about the mythical relationship between Baroque composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri. The movie garnered eight […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Tempest’ at Olney Theatre Center

King Alonso (Ian LeValley - center) and his men are amazed by the magic they encounter on the island. Photo: Stan Barouh.

It was one of those rare, cool evenings that this area has been enjoying this summer – and a perfect night to see the enchanting production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest performed under the stars on the Olney Theatre Center’s Root Family Stage. Olney is now in it’s 76th season and also the 65th consecutive year of […]

Fringe Review: ‘Walken in His Shoes’ at Redrum, Fort Fringe

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Unless you are an alien who just arrived from another planet, there is no question that Christopher Walken is one of our most hard-working, revered, quirky – and imitated – stage and screen actors. He is an Academy Award-winner for his performance in the 1978 The Deer Hunter as well as a Tony winner in 2010 for […]

Fringe Review: ‘Luv, American Style’ at Redrum, Fort Fringe

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As a teenager, I was a huge fan of the TV show Love, American Style, an anthology-style sitcom that ran from 1969 to 1974. The show served up two or three mini stories of romance featuring popular actors of the era, interspersed with comic video shorts. At this year’s Capital Fringe, an updated, DC-centric version […]

Concert Review: The Midtown Men with the National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall

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It was a sparkling finale of the National Symphony Orchestra’s Pops season with the debut of The Midtown Men, a successful vocal group comprised of four original cast members of Broadway’s Tony and Grammy award-winning Jersey Boys. (The legend himself, Frankie Valli will be performing at the Capitol 4th concert this year.) The singers presented […]

Theatre Review: ‘Tribes’ at Everyman Theatre

The cast of Tribes. Photo by Stan Barouh.

Since the beginning of time, mankind has been made up of “tribes”– communities, groups, families – determined by many factors including race, customs or common interests. Everyone needs to feel part of something; a place to belong and to have a voice. For its final show of a spectacular season, Everyman is presenting the Baltimore premier of […]

Theatre Review: ‘Impossible! A Happenstance Circus’ at Theatre Project

The cast of 'Impossible! A Happenstance Circus.' Photo by Leslie McConnaughey.

“Startling Leaps of Imagination! Daring Feats of Hope! Ferocious Acts of Wonder!” Baltimore is in for a treat with the debut of the highly imaginative and delightful DC-based theater company, Happenstance Theatre. Their production of Impossible! A Happenstance Circus is being presented at the Theatre Project and a must for the entire family. Six cast […]

Concert Review: Tom Wopat at Rams Head On Stage in Annapolis

Tom Wopat. Photo provided by tomwopat.com.

Most people remember Tom Wopat as one half of the Duke cousins opposite John Schneider in the popular hit TV series The Dukes of Hazzard, which ran from 1979 to 1985. But through the years, this “good ol’ boy” has proven to be a multi-talented performer, working across many genres. After the series ended, he […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Underneath the Lintel at Metro Stage. “…when Paul Morella is onstage in this show, it’s a solo turn of the highest caliber and definitely one that needs to be seen.” – Elliot Lanes READ Elliot Lanes’ review. Synopsis: A returned library book that is 113 years overdue and the obsession to find it’s owner. A […]

Theatre Review: ‘Richard III’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Chris Cotterman as Richard III. Photo provided by The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.

The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory kicks off its 2014 season of “Malice and Misadventure” with the production of one of the most deliciously fun villains in Shakespeare’s canon of historical dramas. Tom Delise directs this Richard III with 15 actors portraying an astounding 50 roles. Richard III is the bloody tale of the crippled, hump-backed member […]

Theatre Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at Ford’s Theatre

Nickolas Vaughan and cast of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Photo by Scott Suchman.

There aren’t enough adjectives in the dictionary to describe the s-u-p-e-r-l-a-t-i-v-e production of the The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, DC under the brilliant direction of Peter Flynn. This one-act musical comedy – conceived by Rebecca Feldman with music and lyrics by William Finn, book by Rachel Sheinkin and […]