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Monday, December 5, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Monster Calls’ at Studio Theatre, Towson University by Pamela Steinik

What happens when a 13-year old boy feels like the world is against him? He gets visited by a yew tree who forces him to face his biggest fears. In “A Monster Calls” at Studio Theatre at…

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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Theatre Review: Roald Dahl’s ‘Matilda the Musical’ presented by Charm City Players at Notre Dame of Maryland University by Pamela Steinik

What happens when an intelligent, wonderful little girl is born into a family who learns everything they need to know from the telly? Something entirely magical. “Matilda the Musical,” t…

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Sunday, November 13, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Nights on the Fringe’ presented by Charm City Fringe at The Peale by Pamela Steinik

What’s a fringe festival? As a newbie, I had absolutely no idea. What I saw at the newly renovated Peale, Baltimore’s Community Museum (and the oldest museum in the United States), was a…

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Saturday, October 29, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘A Bronx Tale, The Musical’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Pamela Steinik

Love or fear. Old Nicky Machiavelli said there are only two choices. In “A Bronx Tale, the Musical,” presented by Dundalk Community Theatre, Calogero has to make a choice between the lov…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Silent Sky’ at Towson University Center for the Arts, Mainstage by Pamela Steinik

Did you know there were female astronomers working at Harvard in the early 1900s? “Silent Sky” by Lauren Gunderson tells the story of one of these astronomers, Henrietta Leavitt, who mak…

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Saturday, October 8, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical’ at Silhouette Stages by Pamela Steinik

Just like lightning, “The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” is full of energy. Silhouette Stages’ production has a talented cast of both high school students and adults who k…

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Monday, September 26, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Our Town’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Pamela Steinik

When I heard Center Stage was going to put a Baltimore spin on “Our Town,” I wasn’t sure what to expect but this production definitely has a Baltimore influence. The result is a play w…

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Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Sweet Charity’ at Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre by Pamela Steinik

Presented by Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre,“Sweet Charity” offers up fun, some laughs, and a good time. When I saw the show, it was filled with a crowd of senior citizens, which is a g…

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Monday, July 18, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Zanna Don’t!’ at Spotlighters Theatre by Pamela Steinik

“Zanna Don’t!” is a musical in a parallel universe to the one we’re living in today. Girls are with girls, boys are with boys, and heteros are bullied. In fact, the main character, Z…

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Thursday, July 14, 2022

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s High School Musical’ presented by Cockpit in Court Royal Court Jesters by Pamela Steinik

A crowd full of excited summer campers was the perfect audience for CCBC Cockpit in Court’s production of “Disney’s High School Musical.” Before the show started, the MC got the crow…

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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘West Side Story’ at Children’s Playhouse of Maryland by Pamela Steinik

‘I like to be in America’ when I get the chance to see “West Side Story,” directed by Liz Boyer Hunnicutt and presented by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland. With a sweeping…

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Theatre Review: ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’ at Silhouette Stages by Pamela Steinik

Oh my god, you guys. “Legally Blonde The Musical,” directed by TJ Lukacsina and presented by Silhouette Stages, is just so totally amazing. The story of a co-ed who makes her way from so…

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Monday, May 1, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Shrek the Musical’ at Dundalk Community Theatre by Pamela Steinik

This is NOT your usual fairy tale. Sure, there’s a princess that needs to be rescued and a fire-breathing dragon guarding the tower. But since when does the ogre rescue the princess? So go…

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Monday, April 3, 2017

Concert Review: ‘The Firebird and Other Heroic Tales’ at the Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

Combine the Columbia Orchestra and Towson University Community Dance, and you have an afternoon full of the best of the arts. “The Firebird and Other Heroic Tales” at the Gordon Center …

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’ at Sudbrook Middle by Pamela Steinik

It’s the 1920’s, and Millie is a modern girl on a mission… to get a job with one of New York City’s most eligible bachelors and get him to marry her.   Sudbrook Middle takes fl…

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Mad Libs Live!’ at Red Branch Theatre by Pamela Steinik

“Mad Libs Live!” lets the audience fill in the blank. The musical, featuring four high school kids competing for the title of Teen Superstar, uses adjectives, adverbs, nouns and …

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Theatre Review: Disney’s ‘The Aristocats Kids’ by Carroll County Arts Council by Pamela Steinik

“Everybody wants to be a cat… because a cat’s the only cat who knows where it’s at.” And all the cool cats are at Carroll Arts Center, which is currently presenting Disney’s ‘T…

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Disney’s The Lion King, Jr’ by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland at CCBC Essex by Pamela Steinik

Hakuna Matata. There are no worries when watching “The Lion King,” presented by Children’s Playhouse of Maryland at CCBC Essex, because the show is just that good. From the beginning, …

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Sunday, March 5, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The White Snake’ at Baltimore Center Stage by Pamela Steinik

Demon, spirit, snake or human? These are the questions that confront us during ‘The White Snake,’ currently playing at the newly-renovated Baltimore Center Stage. This old Chinese fable …

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Dance Review: ‘Baltimore Dance Invitational’ at Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

Incongruous. When watching the Baltimore Dance Invitational at the Gordon Center, this is the first word that came to mind. The outfits, scenery, music and moves seem to often be at odds wi…

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Concert Review: ‘Unraveled’ by the Akropolis Reed Quintet – part of the CandleKids Series at the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College by Pamela Steinik

If you feel the need for reeds, ‘Unraveled’ by the Akropolis Reed Quintet is the perfect concert. This group of five super talented musicians takes listeners on an amazing, interactive m…

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘Motherhood Out Loud’ at Vagabond Players by Pamela Steinik

Squeeze. Hold. Release. It’s necessary when doing pelvic floor exercises – or when you have a child. You squeeze your children tight, hold them close, and then release them into the worl…

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Peking Acrobats’ at The Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

Mix Chinese culture, acrobatics, humor, and stunts you never thought humanly possible and you have The Peking Actobats. This spectacular show made me gasp and laugh and just wonder in amazem…

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Amazing Max’ at the Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

To me, a magic show is all about ‘how did he do that?’ And with the Amazing Max, even my skeptical 12-year old was amazed. This isn’t your run-of-the-mill magic show with card tricks a…

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

Comedy Review: ‘Judy Gold’ at the Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

From the moment Judy Gold comes on stage, you can’t help but laugh.   Gold is an expert comedienne with decades of experience – from her roles on shows like Law & Order, 2 Broke Gi…

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Theatre Review: ‘The Complete History of America (Abridged)’ at Vagabond Players by Pamela Steinik

It all started with Amerigo. The mapmaker found the New World more than 500 years ago, and as they say, the rest is history. In “The Complete History of America (Abridged),” presented by…

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘The Divine Sister’ at Fells Point Corner Theatre by Pamela Steinik

‘The Divine Sister’ should really be called ‘The Secret Lives of Nuns.’ The production, currently playing at Fells Point Corner Theatre, does not feature your typical run-of-the-conv…

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Concert Review: ‘The Snowman’ at Baltimore Symphony Orchestra by Pamela Steinik

Do you want to build a snowman? You’ll be hoping for snow after seeing “The Snowman,” presented by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The show follows a young boy’s adventure when a s…

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Skippyjon Jones Snow What’ at The Gordon Center by Pamela Steinik

Skippyjon Jones is not just any cat. In “Skippyjon Jones Snow What,” presented by The Gordon Center, Skippyjon is a cat posing as a Chihuahua who craves adventure. The family musical is …

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ presented by Charm City Players by Pamela Steinik

Be their guest! Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” presented by Charm City Players, is the enchanted tale of Belle and the Beast we all know and love. This production has beautiful costu…

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Theatre Review: ‘Starmites Lite’ presented by Carroll County Arts Council by Pamela Steinik

Comic-Con lovers take note – “Starmites Lite,” currently presented by Carroll County Arts Council, is a comic book come to life as teenage Eleanor finds herself in Innerspace, Earth’…

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