News: FINAL BOW: A Tribute to Tana Hicken

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by Bill Largess In the spring of 1978, I went to see a play at Baltimore’s Center Stage, David Rudkin’s Ashes. The play, about a couple’s struggle to conceive a child (that somehow or other became a metaphor for the troubles in Northern Ireland) was not the sort of thing I usually enjoyed. My grad-school-taste […]

Photo Gallery: Opening Weekend at Maryland Renaissance Festival

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News: ’1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera’ Performances August 22-24 at Silver Spring Black Box Theater

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1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera is a one-hour musical theater piece dramatizing the Battle of Baltimore in the War of 1812. The events of that perilous time—the routed resistance at Bladensburg, the burning of Washington, D.C., the climactic bombardment of Fort McHenry—come to life in a cycle of original rock songs performed live by […]

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, […]

News: ‘Le Rêve’ Making a Unique Splash in Las Vegas

Ballroom Tango. Photo courtesy of the production.

When in Las Vegas your entertainment options are endless. Le Rêve, which is playing at the Wynn, might be one of the most unique and spectacular choices. Entertainment in Las Vegas is done on a grand scale, but I don’t know of any other show on the strip that has a 1.1 million gallon, 27ft […]

News: Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Mystère’: 20 Years of Theatrical Magic in Las Vegas

Cirque du Soleil's Mystère. Photo courtesy of the production.

My fellow readers, it’s that time of year again when this aging theatre type goes on vacation with his wife Jen to recharge before the upcoming season. The cities this year are Denver and Las Vegas and while there are side trips to the Grand Canyon, Pike’s Peak and even the National Atomic Testing Museum […]

News: How Do You Measure a Year? The 2014-2015 Theatre Season Must-See List!

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One of the many ways I “measure a year” is in the shows I see because of my love of theatre. The 2014-2015 season is shaping up to be quite outstanding. With so many shows worth getting excited about, here’s my list about what I’m most eager to see (so far). Broadway The Curious Incident […]

Teamwork is Theatre

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News: Tina Ghandchilar to be Featured Artist for Month of August at LA-TI-DO

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Actress, singer and MD Theatre Guide writer Tina Ghandchilar will be the featured artist for the month of August at LA-TI-DO the place where musical theatre and poetry collide every Monday evening at the Black Fox Lounge in Dupont Circle. Expect to hear anything from showtunes to Disney to pop as Ms. Ghandchilar never dissapoints […]

News: $8 Dollar Tickets to ‘Dani Girl’ at Unexpected Stage Company for MD Theatre Guide Readers’

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 MD Theatre Guide and Unexpected Stage Company have teamed up together to give our readers a summertime theatrical treat. For select performances of Unexpected Stage Company’s production of Dani Girl you will be able to purchase $8 dollar tickets to the production for the following performances: 7/27 eve, 7/31 eve, 8/2 mat, 8/3 mat (which is also […]

News: Signature Theatre to Host FREE 25th Anniversary Open House

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Signature’s Open House will celebrate the very best in theatre, music and fun on Saturday, August 2nd from noon to 10:00pm. Free and open to the public, this special event is an entire day full of exciting performances, demonstrations, master classes, exhibits, a concert on the plaza, and kids’ activities offered both inside and outside […]