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.

News: Costume Designer and Professor at Howard University, Reggie Ray Has Died

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Popular costume designer and Professor at Howard University, Reggie Ray passed away this morning. Reggie Ray has designed for Artistic Directors and Directors which include Debbie Allen (Kennedy Center), Al Freeman, Jr. (Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse), Ron Himes (St. Louis Black Rep.), Mike Malone, (Howard University), Joy Zinoman (Studio Theatre) and countless others. Theatre Critics have […]

News: Letter from Actress Irene Worth to Acting Students from 1992

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Actress Irene Worth AKA Harriet Elizabeth Abrams was born in 1916 in NE and passed away in 2002 in NYC.  Many of her performances were in London’s West End, frequently playing Shakespearean roles at the Old Vic theatre.  On Broadway, she was the winner of 3 Tony Awards during her long career for her roles in: Tiny Alice (1965),  Sweet […]

Theatre Review: ‘Memphis:The Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Greg Twomey (Huey Calhoun) and Ashley Lauren Johnson (Felicia). Photo by Kirstine Christiansen.

Get ready to rock ‘n’ roll!  Memphis is in Columbia at Toby’s Dinner Theatre.  Directed by Toby Orenstein and Lawrence B. Munsey, this musical is electrifying and a must see! Winner of the 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical, Memphis takes place in 1950’s Memphis, Tennessee, where rock ‘n’ roll and interracial relationships are both […]

Video: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Star-Spangled Spectacular Concerts. On September 13, 6:00-10:00 PM at Fort McHenry, observe the bicentennial of the writing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at the spot that endured the British bombardment, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write what became our National Anthem. This evening program commemorates that historic event through patriotic music by the United States Marine […]

News: Support US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy by Mailing Him Your Playbills and other Theatre Items to Help Decorate Man Cave

Robert Levoy

US Navy Disabled Veteran, Robert Levoy gave to our country and now I am calling out to all of our readers to consider giving back by supporting his hobby of collecting Playbills, posters, autographs, and other theatre and music-related items. Robert Levoy says that he “was on active duty as a hospital corpsman attached to […]

News: Interview with Michael J. Bobbitt and James Gardiner about Auditions for ATMTC’s Student Production of ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ That Will Travel to Junior Theatre Festival in Atlanta

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ATMTC offers students the experience of performing in fully produced student productions, ensemble showcases and recitals. These intensive performance and training opportunities are for motivated and talented musical theater students. Auditions for the Into The Woods, Jr. company will be held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Adventure Theatre Academy in Wintergreen Plaza on […]

News: An Interview with Bill Leary from Wolf Pack Theatre Company

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The Wolf Pack Theatre Company located in Prince George’s County was founded by Bill Leary.  You could say that he is the leader of the pack.  I had the chance to speak with him about his new theatre company and his new play Masquerade which is getting its world premiere this fall. Maryland Theatre Guide (MDTG): Why is […]

Video: Interview with Bill Riley, Joe Ziegler, and Jason Crutchley

Photo Gallery: Opening Weekend at Maryland Renaissance Festival

Sirena. Photo by David "Ace" Livingston.

Theatre Review: ‘Sunday in the Park with George’ at Signature Theatre

The cast of Sunday in the Park with George at Signature Theatre. Photo by Margot Schulman.

You will never look at a painting the same way again after experiencing Stephen Sondheim (Music and Lyrics) and James Lapine’s (Book) musical, Sunday in the Park with George. Now in its 25th season, Signature Theatre brings this musical, and the painting that inspired it,  A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, to […]

Roosevelt on Critics

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

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

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.

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, […]