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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Theatre News: The Renaissance of Live Theatre Is Just Around the Corner by Mark Beachy

While many theatre companies have adapted during the pandemic by streaming performances online, nothing can replace the magic of audiences seated together in an auditorium watching a live sh…

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Caroline Bowman by Mark Beachy

Broadway superstar Caroline Bowman is a native of Howard County, Maryland.  A graduate of Glenelg High School in 2006, Bowman attended Penn State University where she graduated with a Bache…

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

News: 12 Classical Crossover Singers Record a Video That Gives Hope to All by Mark Beachy

12 Classical Crossover singers from around the world, with different backgrounds, all united in a song of strength and hope.  “I Believe,” written by Eric Levi and famously performed by…

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

News: Howard County Chinese Cultural Center Presents ‘Hope with Feathers’ by Mark Beachy

Even though these are difficult times, Emily Dickinson’s poem “Hope” reminds everyone that life is not hopeless, saying, “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers, That perches in the s…

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Saturday, April 25, 2020
Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Podcast: The Show Must Go On on Razzle Dazzle Radio by Mark Beachy

Our first Zoom recording of Razzle Dazzle brought together hosts Mo Dutterer from his home in South Carolina, Judy Templeton and Carolyn Kelemen from Columbia and special guests Howie winner…

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Monday, January 20, 2020

‘A Quick 5’ with Benjamin Kintisch, Creator of “LIFE REVIEW:The Hospice Musical” by Mark Beachy

Benjamin Kintisch is the creator of a new musical called “LIFE REVIEW:The Hospice Musical.”  Show information: “Life Review: The Hospice Musical” will be performed Sunday, January 2…

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Video: MD Theatre Guide Promo: Funny Couple in Silent Film by Mark Beachy

VIDEO: MD Theatre Guide Promo: Funny Couple in Silent Film

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Theatre News: Toby’s Dinner Theatre Mourns Notre Dame Cathedral Fire by Mark Beachy

A day after the devastating fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, the world is still in shock over the disaster. Knowing that Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia is currently producing a musical ada…

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Voting Results: MD Theatre Guide’s Best of 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards (Part 2) by Mark Beachy

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners!  Part 1, click here. WINNER: Charm City Ballet WINNER: Cumberland Theatre WINNER: Little Theatre of Alexandria

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Write-In Voting Ballot: MD Theatre Guide’s Best of 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards by Mark Beachy

This is your chance to acknowledge the many wonderful performing arts organizations that enrich our lives throughout the year by submitting your write-in choices for the Readers’ Choic…

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Elf The Musical’ at Olney Theatre Center by Mark Beachy

Did you know that “The best way to spread Christmas Cheer, is singing loud for all to hear.”  Well, that is what Buddy the Elf says in the show called “Elf The Musical” whic…

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Monday, October 15, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Kate Eastwood Norris by Mark Beachy

Kate Eastwood Norris is playing the role of Philip the Bastard in Folger Theatre’s production of “King John” which runs October 23rd through December 2nd. Bio: Kate Eastwo…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Alex Bryce by Mark Beachy

Alex Bryce is currently playing the role of Quasimodo in “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” at The Arlington Players. Bio: Alex Bryce (Quasimodo) is pleased to return to the stage in his TAP…

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Tim Murphy by Mark Beachy

Tim Murphy is the current Artistic Director and co-founder of The Next Ice Age which kicks off its 30th season this Sunday afternoon at the Mt. Pleasant Ice Arena in Baltimore. Bio: Tim Mur…

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Cody Nickell on ‘Born Yesterday’ at Ford’s Theatre by Mark Beachy

Cody Nickell is currently playing the role of Paul Verrall in “Born Yesterday” at Ford’s Theatre. BIO: Regional: Wilma Theatre; Playmakers Rep; Portland Center Stage; Two …

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Addams Family’ by Tantallon Community Players at Harmony Hall Arts Center by Mark Beachy

Just in time for the Halloween season is a comic-strip based musical called “The Addams Family” being presented by the Tantallon Community Players in Fort Washington, MD. ̶…

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Mike Rudden on ‘Tape’ at Dominion Stage by Mark Beachy

Mike Rudden is currently playing the role of Vince in “Tape” at Dominion Stage. Mike Rudden is a community theatre performer located in the Northern Virginia area. Recent perform…

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’ by Rep Stage by Mark Beachy

What would cause a barber named Benjamin Barker, aka Sweeney Todd, and a restaurateur named Mrs. Lovett to go bloody mad in modern day East London? Was Sweeney Todd born a demon or did soci…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Mark Briner on ‘Chess’ at Tidewater Players by Mark Beachy

Mark Briner is currently directing “Chess” at the Tidewater Players, now playing through September 16, 2018 at The Historic Havre de Grace Opera House. Mark is a graduate of The…

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Martin Grams on The Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention by Mark Beachy

Martin Grams is an American historian who has written extensively on radio, television and films. Grams has provided audio commentary for commercial releases of DVDs and BluRays, written hun…

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Video: Memories from ‘A Labor of Love: A Cabaret!’ Benefit for Ellicott City Partnership by Mark Beachy

VIDEO: Memories from “A Labor of Love: A Cabaret!” Benefit for Ellicott City Partnership. Video Shot and Edited by Mark Beachy.

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Podcast Episode 4: Amy Bernstein and Melanie Armer by Mark Beachy

Episode 4 of “MD Theatre Guide with Mark Beachy” features an Interview with Amy Bernstein and Melanie Armer, A Monologue Moment with Lee Conderacci, and A Musical Moment with Troy Kline…

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Friday, August 3, 2018

MD Theatre Guide Announces ‘Top 5 Must-See Upcoming Shows in Columbia’ on HCC’s Dragon Digital Radio by Mark Beachy

MD Theatre Guide’s publisher, Mark Beachy was recently a guest on the Razzle Dazzle Radio program on Howard Community College’s Dragon Digital Radio. Judy Templeton, Carolyn Kel…

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Podcast Episode 3: Rebecca Wahls from Monumental Theatre Company by Mark Beachy

Episode 3 of “MD Theatre Guide with Mark Beachy” features an Interview with Rebecca Wahls, A Monologue Moment with Chris Porter, and A Musical Moment with Carly Miller. Also, get ready t…

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Interview: Resident Fifer, Donald Francisco Recounts ‘Hamilton’ Cast Visit to George Washington’s Mount Vernon by Mark Beachy

Have you ever wondered what the cast of “Hamilton” does to pass the time during their limited time off? Recently, cast members from The Kennedy Center’s ‘Hamilton‘ paid a visit to …

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Monday, July 2, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Julianne Brienza on 2018 Capital Fringe Festival by Mark Beachy

Julianne Brienza is the CEO and co-founder of the Capital Fringe Festival, running July 7 through 29, 2018. Julianne has been with Capital Fringe since its inception in 2005. In her current …

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Friday, June 15, 2018

Podcast Episode 2: Mark Scharf and Ann Turiano from Collaborative Theatre Co. and FPCT by Mark Beachy

Episode 2 of “MD Theatre Guide with Mark Beachy” features an Interview with Mark Scharf and Ann Turiano, A Monologue Moment with Mark Aaron, and A Musical Moment with Mickey Cashman. Al…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Susan G. Kramer on ‘Making Advances: Revealing Stories of Gender and Sexual Identity’ by Mark Beachy

Susan G. Kramer is the Producing Artistic Director of Howard Community College’s critically acclaimed Arts Collective.  Susan is currently directing “Making Advances: Revealing Sto…

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Podcast Episode 1: Toby Orenstein from Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Mark Beachy

Episode 1 of “MD Theatre Guide with Mark Beachy” features an Interview with Toby Orenstein from Toby’s Dinner Theatre, A Monologue Moment with Valerie Dowdle, and A Musical…

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