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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Theater Review: ‘The Gold Night’ at Baltimore Rock Opera Society by Emily Hofstaedter

I’m trying not to make any gold references here but I’m failing. This play is so delightfully rough-hewn and glittery, a true visual and aural masterpiece, carefully carved into existenc…

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Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Theatre Review: John Lyly’s ‘Gallathea’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Emily Hofstaedter

Full disclosure: this is one of my favorite plays and I jumped at the chance to review it. John Lyly does not write with Shakespeare’s beauty or cleverness but that’s never bothered me b…

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Sunday, June 4, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ presented by Iron Crow Theatre at Baltimore Theatre Project by Emily Hofstaedter

Get ready to do the Time Warp, again! Iron Crow Theatre is continuing their annual production of the cult classic to rule all cult classics: “The Rocky Horror Show.” This time it’s all…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Hurricane Diane’ presented by Iron Crow Theatre Company at Baltimore Theatre Project by Emily Hofstaedter

Will a butch lesbian gardener and four New Jersey housewives save us from the oncoming climate apocalypse? The Greek god Dionysus—god of wine, parties, the arts, ecstasy and vegetation—h…

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Head Over Heels’ presented by Iron Crow Theatre at Theatre Project by Emily Hofstaedter

A Go-Go’s jukebox musical has to start with “We’ve Got the Beat” as an introduction to the sequined and bejeweled kingdom of Arcadia. “The Beat” is tradition. It keeps Arcadia ha…

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Monday, October 17, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Mankind’ at Iron Crow Theatre Company by Emily Hofstaedter

“Duuude, I’m pregnant!” Jason and Mark are just two bros in the distant future navigating an unplanned pregnancy in a world where men can get pregnant, abortion is illegal, and there a…

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Sunday, July 24, 2022

Theater Review: ‘The Rude Mechanicals’ at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore by Emily Hofstaedter

While it seems like we will never be living in “precedented” times again, you can take a deep breath knowing that in church basements in places like Rosedale, Maryland, there are still t…

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Mary-Kate Olsen is in Love’ at the Strand Theater Company by Emily Hofstaedter

Before I entered the theater, I could hear the unmistakable opening of MGMT’s “Electric Feel” as part of the pre-show music and knew for certain that I was this show’s target audienc…

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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