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.

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 […]

News: Announcement of Recipients of the 15th Annual Cappies at The Kennedy Center

Publisher of the MD Theatre Guide, Mark Beachy, was an awards presenter at the 15th Annual Cappies Gala at The Kennedy Center.  Photo by FCPS.

On Sunday, June 8,  in the Concert Hall of The John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in Washington, DC, the announcement of the recipients of the 15th Annual Cappies took place at 7PM.  If that date sounds familiar, that is because the gala was held the evening of the Tony Awards.   For the 2nd year in […]

News: MD Theatre Guide Now Offers Discount Tickets

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MD Theatre has teamed up with Goldstar to offer its loyal readers half-price, discount tickets to shows in Baltimore, DC, and NY. Click HERE to find tickets in Baltimore. Click HERE to find tickets in DC. If you are visiting NY, visit the NY Theatre Guide’s ticket page HERE to order Goldstar tickets. About Goldstar […]

News: Twin Beach Players Announces Winners of 9th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival

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Twin Beach Players is proud to present the 9th Annual Kids Playwriting Festival – August 1-3 & August 8-10, 2014. Plays written, directed, and performed by kids! Children from all over Maryland submitted their plays for judging by a panel of professional theater folk, including myself. Six winners were selected and their plays will be professionally produced. All […]

News: MD Theatre Guide Offers New Self-Post News Service for Theatre, Music, & Dance Companies

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The MD Theatre Guide now offers a new self-post news service for theatre, music, and dance companies. About Self-Post News Service Newsworthy stories relating to theatre, music, or dance are welcome and may be submitted in the form of a News Release for publication on MDTheatreGuide.Com. MDTG receives many press releases per day and can’t possibly […]

News: Arrest Made in Robbery of Actor Frank Britton at Silver Spring Metro Taxi Stand

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An arrest has been made by Montgomery County Police Detectives in the assault and robbery of actor Frank Britton that occurred at the Silver Spring Metro Taxi Stand on May 27, 2014. Today, MCPD Detectives of the Silver Spring Investigative Section and members of the Metropolitan Police Department’s 4th District,  arrested Elijah Jeremiah Smith, age […]