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: ‘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

The 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 […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Dresser’ at Everyman Theatre

Carl Schurr as Sir and Deborah Hazlett as Her Ladyship. Photo by ClintonBPhotography.

This stellar season at the Everyman continues with its brilliant production of The Dresser directed by Derek Goldman. The play was written and produced for the London and Broadway stages in the early 1980s by Ronald Harwood. Harwood also wrote the screenplay for the highly acclaimed 1983 film adaptation starring Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney. This […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Flu Season’ at Single Carrot Theatre

Nurse (Genevieve de Mahy) and Doctor (Michael Salconi). Photo courtesy of Single Carrot Theatre.

Baltimore used to be the city where many shows came for their pre-Broadway previews. As the years passed, it has become a theatrical stepchild because of its close proximity to other major cities such as D.C. and Philadelphia. But a recent renaissance has been bringing new life to historic buildings and new homes for dedicated, […]

Theatre News: Broadway’s Andy Karl Gets in the Ring with ‘Rocky the Musical’

Andy Karl. Photo by Matthew Murphy.

Andy Karl has been the darling of the off-Broadway and Broadway stage in many of the most successful productions in recent memory including Legally Blonde (ACCA Award for Outstanding Broadway Chorus), 9 to 5 and Wicked. He has captured the hearts of critics and fans alike — from his role as “Luke” in the original […]

Theatre Review: ‘Crimes of the Heart’ at Everyman Theatre

Beth Hylton as Lenny, Dorea Schmidt as Babe and Megan Anderson as Meg. Photo by Stan Barouh.

The Everyman has again produced theatrical magic with its revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Crimes of the Heart, written by Beth Henley. In her debut with this theater, director Susanna Gellert has brought together a brilliant cast and crew, creating a production that is not be missed. The good news is the show has […]