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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Annapolis Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Sally Boyett Discusses ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ASC’s Current Season by Charles Green

Sally Boyett is the Artistic Director of Annapolis Shakespeare Company, which is making a name for itself with its clever productions of Shakespeare and the classics. She has directed many A…

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Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ by Compass Rose Theater by Charles Green

Compass Rose Theater’s production of Man of La Mancha is an entertaining, colorful show in an unusual location. While the theater is looking for a permanent home, they are performing the c…

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Review: ‘The Merry Wives of Windsor’ at the Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players’ production of The Merry Wives of Windsor is a rollicking farce, and a fun trip down memory lane. Shakespeare’s comedy has been transplanted to Windsor, Connecticut in 1…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Review: ‘Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

The Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead is a witty, entertaining show with much to say about drama and the theater. Directed by Donald Hicke…

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Review: ‘Silent Sky’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players’ production of Silent Sky is a beautiful combination of wonderful acting, direction, lighting, and sound. The 2011 play, written by Lauren Gunderson, is based on the real-…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ at Ballet Theatre of Maryland by Charles Green

Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of The Nutcracker is a colorful sensation, with beautiful costumes and lovely dancing mixed with inventive lighting and a charming set. Choreographe…

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

Review: Bob Bartlett Productions’ ‘The Accident Bear’ at The Avenue Laundromat by Charles Green

The Accident Bear is an unusual play, staged in an even more unusual location. Written by Bob Bartlett and directed by Jay Brock, it is set in a laundromat and is performed at The Avenue Lau…

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Review: ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of A Christmas Carol is a delightfully faithful adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. Co-written by Donald Hicken and Sally Boyett, and…

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Review: ‘Endgame’ at United States Naval Academy by Charles Green

The Masqueraders’ production of Endgame, performed at the United States Naval Academy, is a powerful piece of theater. Samuel Beckett’s classic 1957 play, considered one of his best afte…

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Kander and Ebb’s classic Cabaret is an intimate experience, with wonderful singing and choreography. Based on Christopher Isherwood’s stor…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Review: ‘The Barber of Seville’ by Annapolis Opera at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Charles Green

Annapolis Opera’s production of The Barber of Seville is a hilarious spectacle of a show. Directed by Braxton Peters, with Artistic Director Ronald J. Gretz conducting, it combines beautif…

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Review: ‘The Babylon Line’ by The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players’ production of The Babylon Line is an engaging drama that raises many questions about memory and writing. Written by Richard Greenberg and first performed in 2016, it focu…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Review: ‘Venus in Fur’ at Compass Rose Theater by Charles Green

It is hard to describe Compass Rose Theater’s production of Venus in Fur except as awesome in the original sense of inspiring awe. Written by David Ives and first appearing off-Broadway in…

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Review: ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Comedy of Errors, directed by Sally Boyett, is a hilariously funny and inventive reimagining of Shakespeare’s early play, combining phys…

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ by Wolf Pack Theatre Company at Greenbelt Arts Center by Charles Green

Wolf Pack Theatre Company’s production of Spring Awakening is a powerfully moving show. The 2006 musical, with Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater and Music by Duncan Sheik, is based on the 18…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Review: ‘Rumors’ at the Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players’ production of Neil Simon’s Rumors is a hilarious farce of a play, a wonderful way to start their 70th season. First appearing on Broadway in 1988, this version, directe…

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Review: ‘Dream House: A Rainy Day Play’ by Building Better People Productions by Charles Green

Building Better People Productions’ performance of Dream House: A Rainy Day Play, is a funny, clever show about the power of imagination. Written by Jeremy Gable and directed by Lynne …

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Review: ‘Bullets Over Broadway’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Charles Green

Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s production of Bullets Over Broadway is a funny romp of a musical. Written by Woody Allen, and based on his 1994 movie co-written by Douglas McGrath, it fe…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Review: ‘The Miser’ by Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Miser, performed at the outdoor patio of Reynolds Tavern, is a fun farce of a French play. Written by Molière, and first performed in 166…

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Review: ‘A Delicate Balance’ at Silver Spring Stage by Charles Green

Silver Spring Stage’s production of A Delicate Balance brings Edward Albee’s 1966 play to vivid, powerful life. Directed by Fred Zirm, it combines excellent acting with a detailed set, c…

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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Review: ‘Casa Valentina’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Harvey Fierstein’s Casa Valentina, first produced in 2014, offers a powerful look at a still-misunderstood subject. Directed by Mickey Lund, …

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Interview: Director Mickey Lund Discusses His New Show “Casa Valentina” at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Mickey Lund is a driving force in the Annapolis theater scene. He was one of the founders of Dignity Players, which put on productions exploring themes of social justice and equality, such a…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review: ‘Interplay: Poetic Resistance and In Lieu of Flowers’ by Washington Improv Theater by Charles Green

Washington Improv Theater’s productions of Poetic Resistance and In Lieu of Flowers at D.C. Arts Center are funny, yet thoughtful shows with incredibly talented performers. With two differ…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Review: ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of Kiss Me, Kate is a treat for the eyes and ears. Directed by Sally Boyett, this version of the 1948 musical with a book by Sam and Bella Spewac…

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Review: ‘Twelfth Night’ at Imagination Stage Acting Conservatory by Charles Green

Imagination Stage’s production of Twelfth Night is an inventive update of Shakespeare’s classic play. Adapted and directed by Randy Baker, the show features the teenage actors from the A…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Review: ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ by Pamoja Productions at Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis by Charles Green

Pamoja Productions’ presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar is an entertaining spectacle of dance, song, and music. Valerie Mills Cooper directs this version of the 1970 rock opera with mus…

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Review: ‘A Chorus Line’ at Compass Rose Theater by Charles Green

Compass Rose Theater’s production of A Chorus Line is an entertaining spectacle that also leaves audiences thinking. With music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, and a book by J…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players’ production of Lucky Stiff is a fun romp of a musical. First performed in 1988, with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty, this production, directe…

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

Review: ‘The Glass Menagerie’ at Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Charles Green

Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Glass Menagerie is a quietly powerful rendition of Tennessee Williams’ classic play, which premiered in 1944. Directed by Donald Hicken,…

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Review: ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’ at the United States Naval Academy by Charles Green

The United States Naval Academy’s Department of Musical Activities’ production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a feast for the eyes and ears. With lyrics by Tim Rice a…

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: ‘Quartet’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Charles Green

Colonial Players of Annapolis’ production of Quartet is an amusing comedy that offers plenty of food for thought. Written by Ronald Harwood and first performed in 1999, the play revolves a…

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