On the second floor of Baltimore’s Best Western Hotel and Conference Center in a seemingly industrial area off I-95, practical cats, romantical cats, political cats, and allegorical cats are purrfectly dancing and singing in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway megahit CATS presented by Toby’s Dinner Theater of Baltimore.
Archives for September 2010
You won’t find Solas Nua’s season opener, Improbable Frequency, at any of the established venues around town. And you can be forgiven for checking the address a few times: 111 K St NE. The building is “a brand new glass fronted office condo building”, according to Linda Murray, Solas Nua’s Artistic Director.
A glimpse into the ‘big switch’ at MetroStage: Lauren ‘Coco’ Cohn and Natascia Diaz on Glimpses of the Moon It’s a great 42nd Street-type story: the lead gets sick and another cast member assumes her role and saves the show. Then bring in a talented actress/comedienne who comes down from The Big Apple to play […]
With a topic as fascinating as how Rodgers and Hammerstein (and Logan) converted Michener’s “Tales of the South Pacific” into the musical South Pacific, the Broadway Legacies series is off to a tantalizing but frustrating start.
A cracking good yarn, entertainingly recounted, makes a smashing start to the fall theater season. Shipwrecked! An Entertainment. The Amazing Adventures of Louis De Rougemont (As Told by Himself) by playwright Donald Margulies, charmingly revives the old-school art of storytelling in a delightful, low-tech comedy at Everyman Theatre that will captivate both Luddites and whippersnappers […]
Quique Aviles, poet and brilliant impersonator of true stories, is back. After two sold-out blockbusters at the GALA Tivoli Theatre, Aviles has returned to the 55-seat black box theater in the DCArts Center with the same show about Salvadoreans in Washington D.C.
Noah Chiet and Tony Gudell on playing Jason and Mendel in Ganymede Arts’ Falsettos I’ve seen Noah Chiet perform in several productions at Musical Theater Center, and I knew that if he was given the chance to play a lead role in a musical, he would have the audience and critics applauding. So, it didn’t […]
The New York Theatre Workshop, founded in 1979, is “dedicated to exploring and presenting theatrical experiences that reflect, respond to, and invigorate a world in which we live and work.” The latest example that intends to justify this lofty aim is Ivo Van Hove’s production of Lillian Hellman’s most successful and enduring play,
Creators of children’s theatre have two rock-solid obligations: to entertain the kiddies without boring their parents to tears. This obligation is particularly binding on those who make theatre for the under-5 set.
Arena Stage’s season expands to include the First Joint National Tour of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later Arena Stage will host the award-winning New York theater troupe Tectonic Theater Project with its national tour of The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later. The productions will feature many […]