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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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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Interview: N. Thomas Pedersen on ‘Bernstein at 100: The Theater Songs of Leonard Bernstein’ by Mark Beachy

2018 marks the 100th birthday of world-renowned composer, conductor, and musician Leonard Bernstein.  CUA Music, in collaboration with Arena Stage and The Kennedy Center’s Millenni…

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Monday, January 22, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Quartet’ at Colonial Players of Annapolis by Mark Beachy

The Colonial Players of Annapolis is currently presenting a tuneful production of Ronald Harwood’s “Quartet,” despite a script that hits a few sour notes. Set in a home fo…

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Seussical, Jr.’ at Aldersgate Church Community Theater by Mark Beachy

One thing I’ve noticed over the years in reviewing the children’s shows at Aldersgate Church Community Theater is their ability to consistently improve upon their production valu…

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

In Memoriam: Johnny Fox by Mark Beachy

Johnny Fox passed away on December 17, 2017 at the age of 64 of liver cancer.   Most notably, Johnny Fox was a well-respected American professional sword swallower and sleight of hand ex…

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Publisher Mark Beachy’s Top 10 Favorite Shows of 2017 by Mark Beachy

2017 was a great year for theatre across the MD/DC/NOVA area!  From the list of shows that I personally had the chance to review or watch this year for MD Theatre Guide, I chose my ‘Top 1…

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Tim Jansen by Mark Beachy

Tim Jansen is currently playing the role of Ebenezer Scrooge at the Wolf Pack Theatre Company. Tim is the Executive Director of Community Crisis Services Inc. Tim is very passionate about th…

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‘A Quick 5’ with Colin Davies by Mark Beachy

Colin Davies is currently playing the role of the Town Crier in the British Players production of “Beauty and the Beast.” On stage has performed with British Players, Aldersgate …

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Valerie Lash by Mark Beachy

Valerie Lash is the Dean of Arts and Humanities as well as Professor of Theatre at Howard Community College, Founding Artistic Director of Rep Stage, and Executive Producer of Arts Collectiv…

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Monday, November 27, 2017

Coloring Book: Hamlet: “To be, or not to be?” by Mark Beachy

DOWNLOAD PDF : Coloring book page of Hamlet: “To be, or not to be?” Enjoy coloring this printable drawing of Hamlet: “To be, or not to be?” by downloading the PDF and printing.  It…

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Performing Arts-Themed Gift Shop Opens on MD Theatre Guide by Mark Beachy

Maryland Theatre Guide is your ticket to the performing arts!  Besides being a resource for theatre news and reviews, the MD Theatre Guide is now connecting you with gifts that performing a…

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Monday, November 20, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Crazy for You’ at Signature Theatre by Mark Beachy

If you are looking for first-class entertainment this holiday season, then look no further than Signature Theatre’s tap-dancing, musical extravaganza, “Crazy for You!” Feat…

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Annie’ by Charm City Players at Mercy High School by Mark Beachy

The award-winning Charm City Players is currently producing the musical about that lovable red-headed orphan named “Annie,” now playing through November 26, 2017 at Mercey High S…

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s The Little Mermaid’ by Damascus Theatre Company at Olney Theatre Center by Mark Beachy

The Damascus Theatre Company is currently presenting “Disney’s The Little Mermaid,” the stage adaptation of the classic 1989 Disney animated film. “But how does the stage sho…

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Theatre Review: ‘Man of La Mancha’ by Sterling Playmakers at Seneca Ridge Middle School by Mark Beachy

Never give up on your dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem.  That positive and uplifting message is what helps to make “Man of La Mancha” a timeless classic. The Sterl…

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Celeste Jones by Mark Beachy

Celeste Jones is currently playing the role of Billie Holiday in Rep Stage’s production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.”  There’s not much time left to s…

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Album Review: Tre Principesse, ‘Getting to Know You’ by Mark Beachy

Get to know the American classical crossover female vocal trio known as Tre Principesse in their debut album “Getting to Know You.”  Members Agne G, Anastasia Lee, and Tatiana …

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill’ at Rep Stage by Mark Beachy

You know her music, but do you know her story? Nicknamed “Lady Day” by saxophonist Lester Young, Billie Holiday was one of the greatest jazz voices of all time. Her music and sto…

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Rebecca Downs by Mark Beachy

A native of Boston, Rebecca Kyler Downs studied theatre at Tufts University and took a Master of Music in Operatic performance at Boston Conservatory. She has worked professionally as a perf…

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Carrie: The Musical’ by Peake Players and Church Hill Theatre at Chesapeake College by Mark Beachy

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, “Carrie: The Musical” is getting a bloody good fun production by Chesapeake College’s Peake Players and Church Hill Theatre, now playin…

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘1984’ at Maryland Ensemble Theatre by Mark Beachy

A timely and terrifying adaptation of  George Orwell’s novel “1984” is now on stage at the Maryland Ensemble Theatre in Frederick, Maryland. Recent events must have inspir…

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’ at Kensington Arts Theatre’s 2nd Stage by Mark Beachy

“Careful the tale you tell. That is the spell…”  Stephen Sondheim’s deep, meaningful lyrics help to tell his tale in the musical, “Into the Woods, Jr.” which proves t…

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Bryan Jeffrey by Mark Beachy

Bryan Jeffrey knows how to entertain! He is currently wowing audiences with his dynamic performance as James Thunder Early in “Dreamgirls,” now playing through November 12, 2017 …

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Monday, October 23, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Chris Genebach by Mark Beachy

Chris Genebach is currently playing the role of Agrippa in Folger Theatre’s production of “Antony and Cleopatra,” now playing through November 19, 2017. This past summer …

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Todd Pearthree by Mark Beachy

Todd Pearthree is truly one of the most gifted and creative stage directors in the Greater Baltimore Area. He has directed and choreographed over 200 productions primarily on the East Coast,…

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

‘A Quick 5’ with Richard Cameron by Mark Beachy

Richard Cameron is an unsung hero in the theatre community.  He is the person behind Theatre Chat, a Facebook group which connects theatre professionals, helping to promote auditions as we…

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Carrie: The Musical’ at Cumberland Theatre by Mark Beachy

Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, “Carrie: The Musical” is getting a rustic, raw, and unashamedly haunting production at the Cumberland Theatre, now playing throug…

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Tuck Everlasting’ by Scottfield Theatre Company at The Havre de Grace Opera House by Mark Beachy

The newly restored Havre de Grace Cultural Center at the Opera House, located in Harford County, is a welcome addition to the community which seems to be experiencing a renaissance in the pe…

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Monday, October 9, 2017
Monday, October 2, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Death of a Salesman’ at Ford’s Theatre by Mark Beachy

“I don’t say he’s a great man. Willy Loman never made a lot of money. His name was never in the paper. He’s not the finest character that ever lived. But he’s a human being, an…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Deathtrap’ at Silver Spring Stage by Mark Beachy

In most homes one might have a portrait of their dear grandmother hanging on the living room wall, a deer head plaque in the den, or a reproduction of one of Van Gogh’s Sunflower Paintings…

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