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: ‘Leader of the Pack: The Ellie Greenwich Musical’ at Dundalk Community Theatre

Emily Morgan (Mickey), Lauren Everd (Shelley), Amy Greco (Ellie Greenwich).  Photo by Tom Lauer.

Songwriter Ellie Greenwich earned 25 gold and platinum records during her career, selling a phenomenal 100 million records.  Many of Greenwich’s popular hit songs from the 1960’s and 70’s are a part of her autobiographical Broadway ‘jukebox musical,’ Leader of the Pack, directed and choreographed by Tom Wyatt, which kicks off Dundalk Community Theatre’s 41st season. Along with her then-husband Jeff […]

Video: UMBC Performing Arts and Humanities Building Grand Opening

Top 5 Shows of The Week: Halloween Edition

Theatre Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Rep Stage

Kathryn Tkel as Vanda and Elan Zafir as Thomas. Photo by Katie Simmons-Barth.

“Things are not always what they seem…or are they, ” says Joseph W. Ritsch, director of Venus in Fur now playing at Rep Stage in Columbia, Maryland. Written by David Ives in 2010, this two-person play takes place in a New York City studio apartment which is being used as a casting office for a new play called […]

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.