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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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‘A Quick 5’ with Carl Williams by Mark Beachy

Carl Williams is currently playing the role of Coalhouse Walker Jr. in “Ragtime: The Musical” at 2nd Star Productions, now playing through June 30, 2018. Carl Williams is a Musi…

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Interview: Allison Smith, Co-Founder of Rooster and Hen on ‘The Dry, Dry Again: Benefit Concert for Ellicott City’ by Mark Beachy

On Sunday, Old Ellicott City suffered another catastrophic flood, destroying the town. It also took the the life of  Sgt. Eddison “Eddie” A. Hermond who rushed to help a shop ow…

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Video: “Doo-Wop Ad” Song on MD Theatre Guide by Mark Beachy

VIDEO: We take you back to the 1950’s with the “Doo-Wop Ad” song on MD Theatre Guide! Copyright 2015 by MD Theatre Guide. Written, Produced, and Edited by Mark Beachy.

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Danny Gavigan by Mark Beachy

Danny Gavigan is currently playing the role of Joseph Hollander in Everyman Theatre’s production of “The Book of Joseph,” now playing through June 10, 2018. Everyman Theatre (Resident…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Into The Woods’ at Memorial Players by Mark Beachy

Since 2002, as part of its education and outreach ministry, Memorial Church and Memorial Players have offered free, high-quality theatre to the neighborhood of Bolton Hill and the surroundin…

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Nicole Halmos by Mark Beachy

Nicole Halmos is currently playing the role of Rose in “Gypsy,” now playing at the Cumberland Theatre through May 27th. In 2017, Nicole appeared at the Cumberland Theatre as the …

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Susan Thornton by Mark Beachy

Susan Thornton is currently directing “Meet Me in St. Louis” at the Other Voices Theatre in Frederick, Maryland. Based on the heartwarming film, “Meet Me in St. Louis”…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Video: Highlights from The 34th Annual Helen Hayes Awards by Mark Beachy

VIDEO: Highlights from The 34th Annual Helen Hayes Awards. Video includes interview with Michael Bobbitt and speech by Amy Austin with montage. Videographer: Ron Israel. Reporter and Video …

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Michael Feinstein by Mark Beachy

Michael Feinstein will be performing at the Strathmore Annual Spring Gala, Saturday, May 12th at 9 PM. Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career bringing the music of the Great American …

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Ryan Brown by Mark Beachy

Ryan Brown is currently conducting Opera Lafayette’s ‘Visitors to Versailles’ in Washington, DC, Wednesday, May 2, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Ryan Brown is the founder and artistic d…

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Monday, April 30, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Vincent Lancisi by Mark Beachy

Vincent Lancisi is currently directing “True West” at Rep Stage in Columbia, Maryland. Vincent M. Lancisi founded Everyman Theatre in October of 1990 and has directed over 35 pro…

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Daniel Clarkson by Mark Beachy

Daniel Clarkson is in town and ready to tickle your funny-bone in the hilarious show “Potted Potter,” now playing at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall t…

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Newsies’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Mark Beachy

“When you got a hundred voices singing, who can hear a lousy whistle blow? And the world will know…” These rallying lyrics, as sung by Newspaper Boys or “Newsies,…

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Lisa Levine by Mark Beachy

Lisa Levine is a nationally known cantor, composer, recording artist, author, and worship artist. After 30 years of Cantorial pulpit work and following her Rabbinic Ordination through Aleph…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Album Review: Lisa Levine, ‘Bridge to Peace’ by Mark Beachy

Inspired by her work in chaplaincy and the Aleph Alliance for Jewish Renewal Movement, Lisa Levine’s album “Bridge to Peace” is accessible and enriching. The 12-track albu…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Awa Sal Secka by Mark Beachy

Awa Sal Secka is currently making her debut at Ford’s Theatre as Glinda in “The Wiz,” now playing through May 12, 2018. Awa Sal Secka has appeared on stage in “Jesus …

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Ilona Dulaski by Mark Beachy

Ilona Dulaski is currently playing the role of Genevieve Marduk in Signature Theatre’s production of “John,” playing April 3-29, 2018. Born in Washington, DC, Ilona Dulaski…

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Laura Connors Hull by Mark Beachy

Laura Connors Hull is the producing director of the Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Virginia.  She is currently co-directing with Ellen Selby the Creative Cauldron’s Learning Theat…

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Friday, March 16, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Greg Watkins by Mark Beachy

Greg Watkins is currently playing the role of Polyneices in Avant Bard’s production of “The Gospel of Colonus,” now playing through March 25th at the Guston Arts Center. Gr…

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Bambi Johnson by Mark Beachy

Bambi Johnson is currently the director and choreographer of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” now playing at Street Lamp Productions through March 17th. Bambi Johnson’s untimely …

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Michael Leroy Harding by Mark Beachy

This May, Michael Leroy Harding’s OnTheRoad Theater is producing the world-premiere of “Four Days Old.” Michael Leroy Harding was bitten by the theater-bug in 1967 playing …

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Shrek The Musical’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre by Mark Beachy

It’s not every day that a green ogre with a diet of rats and toads,  not to mention very bad table manners is really the “Prince Charming” of a fairy tale.  And once you really g…

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with John Cusumano by Mark Beachy

John Cusumano is currently directing “You Can’t Take It With You” at the Laurel Mill Playhouse. John Cusumano had his own theatre company for 7 years. His directing credits…

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘All She Must Possess’ at Rep Stage by Mark Beachy

The Baltimore Museum of Art wouldn’t be the same without The Cone Collection.  Collected by Baltimore sisters Claribel and Etta Cone from the early-mid 20th century, this world-renown…

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Elizabeth Floyd by Mark Beachy

This March, Elizabeth Floyd is directing the play “A Burial Place” by Owen Panettieri at The Wheel Theatre Company in Washington, DC. Elizabeth Floyd is the Co-Founder and Mana…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Bernstein at 100: The Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein’ by Catholic University of America Musical Theatre Division in collabora by Mark Beachy

Leonard Bernstein once said, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” The music of this inspiring a…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Video: Highlights from 2018 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations by Mark Beachy

VIDEO: Highlights from 2018 Helen Hayes Awards Nominations. Video Produced, Shot, and Edited by Mark Beachy.  Full list of nominations can be read here. Note to nominees: If you don’…

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with Natalie Dixon by Mark Beachy

Natalie Dixon is currently playing the role of Mary Lennox in “The Secret Garden” at Maryland Hall, presented by Live Arts Maryland on February 9 and 10, 2018. Natalie Dixon, 14,…

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Young Frankenstein’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Mark Beachy

Fans of Mel Brooks, the comic genius behind such movies as “Spaceballs,” “Blazing Saddles,” and “The Producers,” will enjoy his live stage musical, ̶…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Jefferson’s Garden’ at Ford’s Theatre by Mark Beachy

Part of the Women’s Voices Theater Festival, Ford’s Theatre is presenting the American premiere of playwright Timberlake Wertenbaker’s “Jefferson’s Garden,” …

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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