Video: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Theatre Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

News: Bowie Community Theatre Presents ‘The Murder Room’

The Murder Room  by Jack Sharkey If Monty Python were tasked with rewriting an Agatha Christie murder mystery, the results wouldn’t be half as funny as The Murder Room, where  “murder most foul” becomes “mayhem most farcical.” Mavis Templeton Hollister returns to Brynwood Cottage in northern England only to find her husband, Edgar, waiting to […]

News: Actor Joseph Marcell Keeping a Strong Theater Tradition Alive by Touring Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’ to the Masses

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Actor Joseph Marcell is living his dream right now. He is currently touring the states playing the lead role in Shakespeare’s King Lear. This production started at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and is now playing at our very own Folger Theatre through September 21st. The DC press core was recently invited to participate in a […]

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: Al Green, Tom Hanks, Patricia McBride, Sting and Lily Tomlin To Receive 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors

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The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the selection of the five individuals who will receive the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors. Recipients to be honored at the 37th annual national celebration of the arts are: singer Al Green, actor and filmmaker Tom Hanks, ballerina Patricia McBride, singer-songwriter Sting, and comedienne Lily Tomlin. “The Kennedy Center celebrates five […]

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

News: FINAL BOW: A Tribute to Tana Hicken

Grant Harrison and Tana Hicken in Studio Theatre's production of 4000 Miles.  Photo by Scott Suchman.

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

Sirena. Photo by David "Ace" Livingston.

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

'1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera.'  Photo courtesy of the production.

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, […]