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Monday, December 16, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Winter Melodies Old & New’ performed by the Chesapeake Choral Arts Society by Kaylin Beach

Ah, Christmas: the busiest and perhaps most stressful time of the year. As we dash to and fro, buying the perfect present, running to choir rehearsal or from it, baking cookies for the cooki…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Newsies’ at Great Mills High School for St. Mary’s Summerstock by Kaylin Beach

“Newsies” Takes Over Great Mills High School. Fantastic Crew and Cast Stages Unforgettable Performance! Summerstock Program Does It Again! The headlines are in, and St. Mary’s Summerst…

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘A Glorious Concert’ by Chesapeake Choral Arts Society by Kaylin Beach

We are all familiar with Christmas Carols featuring the Latin words ‘Gloria in excelsis Deo’ as a refrain. How many of us, however, speak Latin? The translation of these words is ‘Glor…

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Monday, April 1, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Christopher Joyce, Director of “Brighton Beach Memoirs” at The Newtowne Players. by Kaylin Beach

This weekend, The Newtowne Players brought to their audiences another Neil Simon classic with the opening of “Brighton Beach Memoirs.” I had the opportunity to ask Director Christopher J…

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘James and the Giant Peach’ at Port Tobacco Players by Kaylin Beach

Roald Dahl is a favorite author among many young readers, creating beloved stories such as ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’, ‘The BFG’, and ‘Matilda’. Among those beloved …

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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Tails of Br’er Rabbit’ at the College of Southern Maryland by Kaylin Beach

“The Tails of Br’er Rabbit,” written and directed by Kenneth L. Waters Jr., opened this Thursday at the College of Southern Maryland in La Plata, MD. I was especially excited to attend…

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘She Loves Me’ at Newtowne Players’ Theatre by Kaylin Beach

With Valentine’s Day swiftly approaching, many local theatres are featuring the fun romantic comedy or deep romantic drama to attract lovers young and old. Newtowne Players, in Lexington P…

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Shemika Berry by Kaylin Beach

Shemika Berry, a former Air Force officer, is a WATCH award winning makeup artist, a WATCH award nominated actress, a costumer, and historical interpreter.  She has performed on the local s…

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ at Twin Beach Players by Kaylin Beach

The holiday season is fast upon us and, of course, all of the old favorites are running on TV. Sometimes, though, it is really nice to go and see a new take on an old classic. The Twin Beach…

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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘A Christmas Carol In Washington’ at Port Tobacco Players by Kaylin Beach

It’s after Thanksgiving and all through the U.S., street lamps each don their own wreath. Folks are putting up décor and prepping their gifts, as holiday movies take over TV. Yet amongst…

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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

“A Quick 5” with Harvey Williams by Kaylin Beach

Harvey Williams is currently portraying Herbert George Wells in Twin Beach Players’ production of “The Time Machine,” adapted by Mark Sharf from the beloved classic by H.G. Wells. For …

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

‘A Quick 5’ with James LePore by Kaylin Beach

James LePore is currently playing Harry Roat in The Newtowne Player’s production of “Wait Until Dark”, running through Sunday, October 21st. Bio: James LePore (Harry Roat), grew up on …

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ by Newtowne Players at Historic Saint Mary’s City by Kaylin Beach

Shakespeare’s plays are considered classics, written hundreds of years ago and yet perfectly fitting to the events of today. They make us laugh, cry, and think about our world in a differe…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Catch Me if You Can’ at Port Tobacco Players by Kaylin Beach

When I first heard the name of this play, I immediately thought of all the games I’d play as a kid where the taunt “Na na, you can’t catch me” was often heard. After seeing the show …

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘A Child of Our Time’ performed by Chesapeake Choral Arts Society by Kaylin Beach

From the beginning of time, music has been used to portray the emotions of the human spirit. It has captured experiences, transported us to other worlds, and triggered emotional reactions fr…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Hard Bargain Players by Kaylin Beach

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is, perhaps, one of William Shakespeare’s most beloved and well-known works. It tells the story of humanity’s desire to love and be loved, regardless of…

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Theatre Review: ‘A Night on Broadway’ at Newtowne Players by Kaylin Beach

Picture all of your favorite songs from famous Broadway shows on the same soundtrack. That would be incredible, wouldn’t it! Now imagine that instead of just shoving your ear-buds in and l…

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘God’s Favorite’ at Newtowne Players by Kaylin Beach

Many of us are familiar with the story of Job in the Bible. We even liken ourselves to Job whenever our lives take a turn for the worst. Clearly, we aren’t the only ones who find some comf…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Journey’s End’ at College of Southern Maryland by Kaylin Beach

Most of us have a romanticized view of war. We play video games that sport warfare and killing as fun and relaxing. Our culture is soaked in war-related events. Everywhere we go, some group …

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Sunday, February 18, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Amazing Grace’ at the College of Southern Maryland by Kaylin Beach

The best way to critique a children’s show is to ‘come as a child.’ As I entered the theatre, nearly the entire center portion of the seats was filled with kindergartners and pre-schoo…

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Theatre Review: ‘Doubt: A Parable’ by Port Tobacco Players at Indian Head Center for the Arts by Kaylin Beach

The majority of Americans have, at some point in their lives, set foot in a Catholic church or school. The sound of old hymns, the pipe organ, and the voices of nuns, bishops, priests, and f…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Theatre Review: ‘Lockdown’ by Cause Theatre at College of Southern Maryland by Kaylin Beach

“Theatre is life, and life is theatre.” My theatre professor in college announced this revelation to his class of 30 during my first year of college. “Through theatre, we can see life …

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Sunday, December 17, 2017

TV Musical Review: ‘A Christmas Story LIVE!’ on Fox by Kaylin Beach

What’s your Christmas Story? Every year at Christmas, a common phrase that I hear echoed from my father’s mouth is “You’ll shoot your eye out!” He grew up watching the film, “…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas’ at The Newtowne Players by Kaylin Beach

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a theatre patron is silent, due to Amos the mouse. You see, he is stirring up cookies this year in hopes that Santa will soon …

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Sunday, November 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Christmas Schooner’ at Port Tobacco Players by Kaylin Beach

When most people think of Christmas, usually a Christmas tree is a part of the image that comes to mind. Tannenbaum is the German name for a Christmas tree. Most of you may have heard the fa…

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ at Port Tobacco Players by Kaylin Beach

“It’s Elementary, my dear Watson” is perhaps one of the most well known lines in English Literature, and its speaker is most definitely a well-beloved detective across continents. Many…

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