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.

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 […]

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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, […]

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Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. The Pirates of Penzance at Toby’s Dinner Theatre. “Whatever director Mark Minnick touches turns to gold.” -Mark Beachy READ review. Synopsis: Wacky, irreverent and as entertaining today as it was when Broadway was brand new, The Pirates of Penzance spins a hilarious farce of sentimental pirates, bumbling policemen, dim-witted young lovers, dewy-eyed daughters and an eccentric […]

News: MD Theatre Guide Introduces New ‘Camps/Classes’ Section

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The Maryland Theatre Guide is proud to introduce a new section on our website called, “Camps/Classes.” You won’t find any math or soccer camps on our list; but, what you will find is the most comprehensive list of performing arts camps and classes available today. The list includes organizations or individuals that provide acting, music, […]

Theatre Review: ‘The Pirates of Penzance’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

David Jennings as The Pirate King, Nick Lehan, Jeffrey Shankle and David James.  Photo by Chris Christiansen.

Whatever director Mark Minnick touches turns to gold.  His production of The Pirates of Penzance now playing at Toby’s Dinner Theatre is no exception. The Pirates of Penzance, an operetta by Gilbert and Sullivan officially premiered at the Fifth Avenue Theatre in New York City on 31 December 1879.  Dusted off in 1980 by producer Joseph Papp, a fun, accessible and easy […]

Theatre Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre

Victoria Meyers as Cosette and Tiziano D'Affuso as Marius. Photo courtesy of MCSDT.

The Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre finishes off their 37th season with Les Misérables, after a successful run of Seussical the Musical.  Since the performance rights have been made available for Les Misérables, you may have noticed that many theatres have been jumping at the chance to add it to their season line up of shows.  And […]

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Theatre Review: ‘Seussical the Musical’ at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre

Aurora Beckett as JoJo and Tendo Nsubuga as the Cat in the Hat.  Photo by MCSDT.

I truly look forward every summer to seeing the shows at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre.  The MCSDT program continuously rounds up a quality production team along with a talented bunch of young adult performers. Now in its 37th season, this summer they are producing Seussical the Musical and Les Miserables.  These are two very different musicals […]

Theatre Review: ‘Peter Pan’ at Cockpit in Court

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Peter Pan, Broadway’s high-flying timeless musical about a boy who refuses to grow up, is now playing at Cockpit in Court in residence at CCBC Essex. It is interesting to note that Sir James Barrie, the Scottish author of the original play left the copyright to the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London.  Even […]

Top 5 Shows of the Week

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1. Seussical at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre I truly look forward every summer to seeing the shows at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre.  The MCSDT program continuously rounds up a quality production team along with a talented bunch of young adult performers. MORE INFORMATION Synopsis: Join The Cat in the Hat as he spins a tale including Horton the […]