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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Willy Wonka The Musical’ at Charm City Players by Jv Torres

“Who can take tomorrow, dip it in a dream, separate the sorrow and collect up all the cream? The Candy Man can.” “Willy Wonka The Musical“ presented by Charm City Players is Roald Da…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

Theatre Review: 10 x 10 x 10 at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Jv Torres

Jimmy Buffett has a great line in his song “Barometer” that says “Go fast enough to get there, but slow enough to see.” In many ways, this was my sense of the compilation of short pl…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Queens Girl in Africa’ at Everyman Theatre by Jv Torres

It has been written, “As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflected the real person.” In the story presented in “Queens Girl in Africa,” playwright Caleen Sinnette Jennings…

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Rumors’ at Just Off Broadway by Jv Torres

There is funny ha-ha, clever funny, and situationally funny. Though many of the things we find hilarious in our lives generally fall into one of these categories, it is certainly quite the b…

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Saturday, April 27, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘A Murder is Announced’ at Artistic Synergy of Baltimore by Jv Torres

In post-war England, in the town of Chipping Cleghorn, a most precarious stage has been set in a quiet country house where a murder is plotted and advertised in the local paper. What seems l…

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Thursday, April 11, 2019

Concert Review: ‘Symphonic Pops’ at The Columbia Orchestra by Jv Torres

There were several brilliant gems in last weekend’s “Symphonic Pops” performed by the Columbia Orchestra. A trifecta of enormously talented performers stemming from the Peabody Conserv…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

‘Mamma Mia!’ at Charm City Players by Jv Torres

The storyline for this beloved musical seemed a little over the heads of the 12 and under crowd that amounted to nearly half the audience for the hit show “Mamma Mia!” presented by Charm…

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Opera Review: ‘The Flying Dutchman’ at Baltimore Concert Opera by Jv Torres

The story has some familiar facets: a man cursed for sins of the past, doomed to remain in the purgatory of earthly surroundings until he redeems himself. Such is the undercurrent cadence of…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Effect’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Jv Torres

Since the emergence of antidepressants, pharmaceutical companies have been tripping over themselves to get as many people on them as possible. Perhaps getting their share of the tens of bill…

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Everything is Wonderful’ at Everyman Theatre by Jv Torres

As Brené Brown puts it, “Shame is the intensely painful feeling or experience of believing we are flawed and therefore unworthy of acceptance and belonging.” Shame and forgiveness are c…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Mystery of Love and Sex’ at Iron Crow Theatre by Jv Torres

Two friends since childhood, Charlotte and Jonny (played by Amandine Thomas and Quincy Vicks), discover a great deal about themselves and their primal (as well as carnal) needs in Bathsheba …

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Sunday, January 27, 2019

“Fun Home” at Baltimore Center Stage by Jv Torres

Caption: “There are some qualities –some incorporate things, that have a double life, which thus is made. A type of that twin entity that springs from matter and light, evinced in so…

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Dance Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Jv Torres

Wondrously choreographed and directed by Dianna Cuatto, Ballet Theatre of Maryland’s production of “The Nutcracker” is spirited after the original, including the classic composition by…

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ at Everyman Theatre by Jv Torres

The witty, classic satire “The Importance of Being Earnest” takes jabs at the pretentious Victorian era on an alluring stage at Everyman Theatre. Their impressive production, under the d…

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Joshua Bell’ at The Meyerhoff by Jv Torres

The Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall is generally a place where magnificence and magic fuse in musical symmetry. With violin soloist, chamber musician, and Grammy award-winning recording artis…

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Story’ at Arts on the Green by Jv Torres

It’s the holiday season and that means Christmas themed stories galore. Such as the classic retelling of Jean Shephard’s “A Christmas Story,” which found much cultural fanfare from t…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘King of the Yees’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Jv Torres

The seemingly random but hilarious zig zag story in the “King of the Yees,” directed by Desdemona Chiang at Baltimore Center Stage, ascends from reflections of playwright Lauren …

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Sweat’ at Everyman Theatre by Jv Torres

After watching “Sweat,” it’s not surprising Lynn Nottage won the Pulitzer Prize in 2017 for this brilliantly stirring drama. This story flips back and forth between the years 2000 and …

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Vagabond Players by Jv Torres

A Broadway musical on so many actors’ bucket list, “Cabaret,” presented by Vagabond Players in Fells Point, Baltimore. It is as quaint as it is racy –like so many renditions…

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Stick Fly: An American Novela Vignette’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Jv Torres

Spanish Telenovelas beam with explosive family drama, confessions and discoveries of past indiscretions. Watching “Stick Fly” at Fells Point Corner Theatre in Baltimore piqued my…

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘The Addams Family’ at Silhouette Stages by Jv Torres

With Halloween encroaching, it is quite fitting that “The Addams Family” hits the Silhouette Stages at the Slayton House Theatre in Columbia, Maryland, right on cue for the seaso…

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Cat on a Hot Tin Roof’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Jv Torres

First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt once said the characters in the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “[show] us the difficulty of communication between people who spend their lives sayin…

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Sunday, September 23, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Lysistrata’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Jv Torres

Spotlighters Theatre in Baltimore kicked off its 57th season with Aristophanes’ ancient Greek comedy, “Lysistrata.” Directors Michael Blum and Darlene Harris give this production a rel…

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Emilie La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight’ at Silver Spring Stage by Jv Torres

Voltaire once wrote, “We should be considerate to the living; to the dead we owe only the truth.” Playwright Lauren Gunderson has done exactly this with a fascinating trip through time …

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Putin on Ice (that isn’t the real title of this show)’ at Single Carrot Theatre by Jv Torres

In 2017, a writer on “Odyssey” named Julia Cooper wrote a short article titled “Satire Isn’t An Excuse for Bad Writing.” It may have been obscure and likely touched a few r…

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Dancing at Lughnasa’ at Everyman Theatre by Jv Torres

In Ballybeg, a fictitious town in Ireland, in late summer of 1936, a memory flowing with the interconnected stories of five sisters unfolds that concedes a bittersweet picture of inevitable …

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Concert Review: ‘Michael Bolton’ at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts by Jv Torres

Long, curly blond hair may be a thing of the past for Michael Bolton, but his husky, unmistakable voice, which elevated him to international stardom, is still as unique and hypnotic as ever.…

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Consent’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Jv Torres

In modern times, as in any, the legality of a binding contract can be both a benefit and detriment. In the play “Consent,” featured now until August 26, 2018, at the Spotlighters Theatre…

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘King John’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Jv Torres

As far as Shakespearean plays go, “King John” (directed by Tom Delise) is not only rare, it is virtually unknown, even for people who love Shakespeare. One might expect a theatre…

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre by Jv Torres

Who can resist a live rendition of one of Disney’s most enchanting love stories ever? Certainly no man, woman or child. The Way Off Broadway production of “Beauty and the Beast” is now…

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Heritage Players by Jv Torres

The Heritage Players’ musical production of Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach,” directed by Elizabeth Tane Kanner, is a tale of an accidental adventure involving an orp…

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