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Monday, February 5, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Abdication! A Cautionary Fairy Tale’ at Silver Spring Stage by John Bozeman

“Abdication! A Cautionary Fairy Tale” is an unusual production—part variety show, part dystopian science fiction, and part multi-media experiment. Underlying it all is an invitation fo…

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ at Silhouette Stages by John Bozeman

 “SpongeBob SquarePants” first appeared on the Nickelodeon network in 1999. Featuring outlandish characters and slapstick humor, the show also included an underlying sly wit as well. Th…

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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

NEWS: ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ is being presented by the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown by John Bozeman

The Barbara Ingram School for the Arts (BISFA) is an arts high school in Hagerstown (Western Maryland) supported by a foundation that works to enhance arts education at BISFA and in the comm…

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Friday, November 25, 2022

Theatre Review:  ‘It’s a Wonderful Life: The Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by John Bozeman

Frank Capra’s 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” has become one of the most beloved films ever produced in Hollywood. In the movie, a good-hearted but frustrated everyman, George Bai…

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Thursday, October 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Ghost: The Musical’ at Riverside Center for the Performing Arts by John Bozeman

“Ghost” first appeared in movie theaters in 1990. A tragic love story with supernatural and occasional comedic elements, the film was an unexpected success. It became the top-grossing mo…

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Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Ghost: The Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by John Bozeman

In 1990, “Ghost” premiered in movie theaters, starring Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, and Whoopi Goldberg. Audiences and critics alike enjoyed the movie, which was nominated for five Academ…

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by John Bozeman

First airing in 1999, “SpongeBob SquarePants” is now one of the longest-running cartoons in television history. The show has also inspired at least two spin-off series and three movies, …

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Saturday, September 12, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Othello, the Moor of Venice’ by the American Shakespeare Center by John Bozeman

The United States is now engaged in a reexamination of the role that race has played, and continues to play, in American society. The American Shakespeare Center and Blackfriars Playhouse of…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Puffs, or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic’ by Sterling Playmakers by John Bozeman

The Harry Potter series is now over twenty years old. During this time it has entertained millions of children (and parents as well!) with stories about the eponymous young wizard Harry and …

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Other Voices Theatre by John Bozeman

During a time filled with theatrical sequels and remakes one might walk into Mel Brooks’ musical version of Young Frankenstein and expect to see a safe homage to the beloved, and supremely…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Anything Goes’ at Silhouette Stages by John Bozeman

“Anything Goes” is a classic example of a screwball comedy—it features romance, madcap farce and situation comedy, social satire, and the jazz music of Cole Porter, in a way that both …

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘First Date: A Musical Comedy’ at Other Voices Theatre by John Bozeman

First dates, especially in the age of the internet, can be a nerve-wracking experience. What will the other person be like? What if I say something stupid? Should I google them beforehand? W…

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Gilligan’s Island: The Musical’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre by John Bozeman

“Gilligan’s Island” first appeared on television in 1964. Created by Sherwood Schwartz, who also created “The Brady Bunch,” “Gilligan’s Island” ran fo…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards