Theatre Review: ‘Arcadia’ at Memorial Players

Shira Concool (Hannah), Isaac Lunt (Gus), Ryan Tisch (Valentine), Karissa Strawley (Chloe), and David Forrer (Bernard). Photo by Kristine Smets.

Emotion versus intellect, the mystery of romance, and the path of knowledge are the timeless themes in Tom Stoppard’s time-shifting masterwork, Arcadia, now playing through November 23rd at the Memorial Players in Baltimore City. Arcadia first opened at the Royal National Theatre in London on 13 April 1993 where it went on to win the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New […]

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ at Olney Theatre Center

"Under the Sea" in Olney Theatre Center's production of DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID. (Photo: Stan Barouh)

The Olney Theatre Center is currently presenting Disney’s The Little Mermaid, the stage adaptation of the classic 1989 Disney animated film.  Can you believe the film is celebrating its 25th anniversary? “But how does the stage show compare to the film?” you may ask.  There is a special magic in film that can’t be duplicated on stage. […]

Theatre Review: ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ at Arena Stage

Jonathan Hadary as Tevye and the company of 'Fiddler on the Roof' at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater October 31, 2014-January 4, 2015. Photo by Margot Schulman.

September 22nd marked the 50th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Fiddler on the Roof at the Imperial Theatre.  Producer Hal Prince helped to bring out the best of Joseph Stein who wrote the book, Sheldon Harnick who wrote the lyrics, and Jerry Bock who composed the music.  Together, they helped to create one of the greatest musicals of […]

News: Updated MD Theatre Guide Mobile App Released on Android and Featured in Google Play Store

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The MD Theatre Guide is pleased to announce that the updated MD Theatre Guide mobile app has just been released on Android and is featured in the Google Play Store exposing the MD Theatre Guide to millions of potential readers. 46% of the US population owns a smartphone (source: Go Globe) and so the MD […]

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 […]

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 […]