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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Once Upon A One More Time’ at the Shakespeare Theatre Company by Lynne Menefee

Jukebox musicals have become a staple of the theater world over the past couple of decades with mixed results. The immensely successful “Mama Mia!” started the ball rolling with the musi…

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

1. “The Christmas Angel” at Creative Cauldron “…comforting, beautifully sung and choreographed, and brings a sense of home.” – Mary Ann Johnson READ review. Synopsis: Based on a …

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

1. “Man Covets Bird” at Spooky Action Theater “…a brilliant and tenderly meaningful production that will enchant adults and children alike.” – Liz Ruth-Brinegar READ review. Syno…

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Tootsie’ at the at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center by Lynne Menefee

Sidelined by the pandemic, the 1st National Tour of “Tootsie” has finally arrived at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre and runs through December 5, 2021. Based on the 1982 film of the sam…

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Friday, December 3, 2021

‘A Quick 5’ with Sean Mayes, Musical Director/Orchestrator/Arranger for ‘An Evening with Andre De Shields’ at the BSO by Lynne Menefee

This weekend, native son André De Shields, winner of the 2019 Tony Award® for Best Featured Actor in a Musical for “Hadestown,” returns to his hometown to tell the story of Baltimore a…

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

1. ‘Dreamgirls’ at Baltimore Center Stage “‘…this one reminds us why we love theatre.” – Timoth David Copney READ review. Synopsis: All you’ve got to do is dream! This winter…

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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

November 15 – 21, 2021 1. ‘Maricela de la Luz Lights the World’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre “…an absolute delight…smart, joyful, and certain to dazzle every generation.” – …

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Monday, November 22, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

November 7 – 14, 2021 1. ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ at Olney Theatre Mainstage “Olney Theatre Center’s production of ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ is transformative.…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Top 5 Shows of the Week by Lynne Menefee

Thanks to vaccines and safety protocols, theater is coming back in a big way and so is our “Top 5 Shows of the Week!” 1. ‘Blood at the Root’ at Towson University “…deftly directe…

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Sunday, November 7, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Waitress’ at the Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center by Lynne Menefee

Broadway has finally and gloriously returned to the historic Hippodrome with the charming and crowd-pleasing tour of the Tony and Drama Desk-nominated 2016 musical, the comedy-drama “Waitr…

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Thursday, September 30, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Rumors’ presented by Rockville Little Theatre by Lynne Menefee

There is a jewel of a little theatre that can be found just outside of Washington, DC. Operated by the City of Rockville, it sits on lovely grounds where you can go for a walk or have a picn…

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Friday, September 17, 2021

News: Theatre Project’s 50th Anniversary Season Opens with High Zero 2021 by Lynne Menefee

On March 8, 2020, COVID forced us to cease all live in-person performances. But now, a year and a half later…   WE’RE BACK! Welcome to Theatre Project’s 50th Anniversary Season!   Th…

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Theatre Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

Live theater has joyously returned to one of the gems in Baltimore’s (and in the whole DMV area) performing arts scene. After being closed for almost a year and a half due to the pandemic,…

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Monday, August 16, 2021

News: Mosaic Theater Company of DC Announces Delay of Opening Season Show Due to Pandemic-Related Production Challenges by Lynne Menefee

WASHINGTON (August 13, 2021)  — Mosaic Theatre Company of DC regrets to announce its delay of My Father, My Martyr, and Me by Fargo Tbakhi due to growing concerns about the COVID-19 Delt…

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

News: NextStop Theatre Announces Major Programming and Policy Changes Due to Covid-19 Resurgence by Lynne Menefee

Herndon, VA/Washington, DC- Due to the recent resurgence of Covid-19 cases in our community, NextStop Theatre has been very carefully considering how to balance their passionate desire to re…

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Thursday, August 5, 2021

NEWS: STC Partnering with Theatres Across the Greater Washington Area to Require Vaccinations for All Shows by Lynne Menefee

  DMV THEATRES UNITE TO REQUIRE AUDIENCE VACCINATIONS Theatres across the greater Washington, D.C. area have united to provide the highest level of public safety for their audiences, staff,…

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

News: Vagabond Players Announces Its 106th Season by Lynne Menefee

We are very excited to announce that the best of Broadway will be back on Broadway starting in January 2022 with a lineup worth waiting for. THE CLEAN HOUSE running January 7-30, 2022Writt…

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Friday, July 30, 2021

News: Spooky Action Theater 2021/2022 Season Announcement by Lynne Menefee

I am writing to share my feeling of excited expectation and deep satisfaction, a sense of falling in love again – with Theater.  Looking ahead to our Reopening 2021-22 Season fills me wit…

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Thursday, July 8, 2021

News: Maryland Ensemble Theatre Announces 2021-2022 Mainstage Season by Lynne Menefee

THE REVOLUTIONISTSBY LAUREN GUNDERSONDIRECTED BY GENÉ FOUCHÉSEPTEMBER 17 – OCTOBER 17Preview September 16 Olympe d Gourges,  Charlotte Corday, Marie Anotinette and Marianne Angelle are…

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

News: Baltimore Concert Opera is BACK! 2021-2022 Season Announcement by Lynne Menefee

BCO will produce a fully-staged “Barber of Seville” with an orchestra!  Baltimore Concert Opera is proud to share that not only will it be making its return to its home stage at the Eng…

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Sunday, May 2, 2021

NEWS: Dance Preview of Local Spring Offerings by Lynne Menefee

    Treat your mom to the ballet!   Forget flowers. Chocolate can wait until Christmas. For this Mother’s Day, treat your mom to the ballet, and we promise she will enjoy a live perform…

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

NEWS: The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra partnering with Maryland Public Television to increase access to the BSO’s Gala Celebration by Lynne Menefee

Maryland Public Television to Broadcast Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Gala Celebration Honoring Marin Alsop Partnership Expands Free Programming of The Marin Festival for Viewers Throughout…

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

News: Managing Director Michael Ross to Retire from Baltimore Center Stage by Lynne Menefee

Michael Ross will retire from his role as Managing Director of Baltimore Center Stage at the end of June, the theater’s Board of Trustees announced today. Artistic Director Stephanie Ybarr…

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Sunday, April 11, 2021

News: New Baltimore Theater Company, Two Strikes Theatre Collective, announces 2021 Season by Lynne Menefee

New Baltimore theater company Two Strikes Theatre Collective announces their 2021 season with virtual devised works, staged readings of original plays, a podcast, and the second annual Brown…

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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Newtowne Players Announces 18th Season – A ‘Season of Joy’ by Lynne Menefee

LEXINGTON PARK, MD – Executive Producer, Meg Pugh, announced The Newtowne Players’ 18th season at Three Notch Theatre will begin September 2021 during a preview party last weekend. Since…

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Iron Crow Theatre Announces New Virtual Summer Theatre Immersion for Teens by Lynne Menefee

BROADWAY STARS, EQUITY ACTORS, AND COLLEGE PROFESSORS JOIN RENOWNED FACULTYIron Crow Theatre announces the launch of its 2020 Summer Theatre Immersion, a one-week virtual intensive for high …

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Monday, February 17, 2020

Theatre Review: ‘Gun & Powder’ at Signature Theatre by Lynne Menefee

The world premiere of the new musical, “Gun & Powder,” at Signature Theatre was sold out shortly after opening and deservedly so. With book and lyrics by Angelica Chéri, music by R…

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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘My Fair Lady’ at Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

Lincoln Center’s highly acclaimed 2018 revival of the classic musical, “My Fair Lady,” is kicking off its national tour at The Kennedy Center’s Opera House, providing a sparkling tre…

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Friday, December 13, 2019

Theatre Review: Agatha Christie’s ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at Everyman Theatre by Lynne Menefee

There are so many reasons why Everyman’s production of Agatha Christie’s “Murder on the Orient Express” has had the biggest ticket presale in the theater’s 29-year history – with…

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ at The Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

“Dear Evan Hansen” is currently making its sold-out homecoming at the Kennedy Center. With a book by Steven Levenson, music and lyrics by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Ben…

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Band’s Visit’ at Kennedy Center by Lynne Menefee

Big things sometimes come in small, understated packages. “The Band’s Visit,” currently playing at the Kennedy Center is truly one of the most astounding and beautiful pieces of theate…

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