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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Sue Tilberry

Initially “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” seems like a tragic story about a boy and a dog. As the play opens, we see the body of a prone dog named Wellington pierced …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Falsettos’ presented by Maryland Theatre Collective at the Chesapeake Arts Center by Sue Tilberry

  Maryland Theatre Collective’s production of “Falsettos” is an energetic, humorous, and intense rendition of the 1992 Tony Award-winning musical opera by William Finn and James Lapin…

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Monday, April 22, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Sue Tilberry

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company often begins their shows with pre-show entertainment such as a mood-setting musical number or hymn. For this show, as the boisterous audience slowly files into…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Gypsy’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Sue Tilberry

It would be difficult to put “Gypsy” on stage without a strong leading role—Ethel Merman’s ghost is always waiting in the wings. Now playing at the Classic Theatre of Maryland, this …

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Monday, March 18, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ at Compass Rose Theater by Sue Tilberry

“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” now playing at Compass Rose Theater is a delightful and moving production. This 2005 Tony Award-winning musical (written by Rachel Sheinkin, …

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Oresteia’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Sue Tilberry

“The Oresteia,” now playing at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, is based on a Greek trilogy written by Aeschylus in the 5th century BCE. Although the idea of Greek tragedies may be daunti…

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Jane Eyre’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Sue Tilberry

A world premiere adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre” has taken the stage at Classic Theatre of Maryland. Written by Artistic Director Sally Boyett and Laura Rocklyn and direc…

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Monday, February 5, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis by Sue Tilberry

A Shakespeare play in old English is a challenge under any circumstances, but performing a 428-year-old comedy with actors under the age of 18 is particularly impressive. Children’s Theatr…

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Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ presented by the Rude Mechanicals at The Greenbelt Arts Center by Sue Tilberry

The idea for the multi-media presentation now playing at Greenbelt Arts Center grew from a desire to make it possible for immunosuppressed actors to participate in theatre during Covid. The …

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘Annie’ at The National Theatre by Sue Tilberry

Little Orphan Annie is an American icon, starting with a 19th century poem and a more relevant comic in 1924. The musical “Annie” arrived on Broadway in 1977, winning seven Tony Awards, …

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Theatre Review: ‘The Gin Game’ at Compass Rose Theater by Sue Tilberry

Compass Rose Theater’s production of “The Gin Game,” directed by Rick Wade, is an intense, two-hander that will hold your attention to the last minute. Written by D.L.Coburn, this 1977…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Review: ‘Home for the Holidays: A Cabaret’ by the Maryland Theatre Collective by Sue Tilberry

A wonderful break from traditional holiday classics could be found in “Home for the Holidays: A Cabaret,” a little gem produced by the Maryland Theatre Collective that had the air of a p…

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Thursday, December 7, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Moulin Rouge! The Musical’ at The Hippodrome Theatre by Sue Tilberry

The audience arrives in Baltimore, decked out in red, black, and sequins and is expecting to be entertained. “Moulin Rouge! The Musical”—the touring, Tony Award-winning Broadway show w…

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘I and You’ presented by Compass Rose Theater at Maryland Hall by Sue Tilberry

“I and You,” the award-winning play by Lauren Gunderson at Compass Rose Theater, is a poignant, moving work that will take you to unexpected places. Directed by Jerry Winters, it is perf…

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Monday, November 6, 2023

Theatre Review: ’12 Angry Jurors’ by Theatre AACC at the Robert E. Kauffman Theater, Pascal Center for the Performing Arts by Sue Tilberry

Theatre AACC returns this season its production of “12 Angry Jurors.” The American classic, “12 Angry Men,” was written by Reginald Rose and adapted by Sherman L. Sergel as “12 Ang…

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Sunday, October 29, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Cabaret Macabre’ by Happenstance Theater at Baltimore Theater Project by Sue Tilberry

Happenstance Theater’s “Cabaret Macabre” has returned to Baltimore Theater Project with a series of delightful vignettes that are dark, sometimes bloody, disturbing, and always funny. …

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Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Review: ‘Wit’ at The Colonial Payers of Annapolis by Sue Tilberry

The Colonial Players have never shied away from unusual plays or difficult topics. Their latest offering, “Wit,” written by Margaret Edson, is a bracing, funny, and heartbreaking look at…

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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘As You Like It’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Sue Tilberry

There are two sure things about the latest offering from Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (CSC): “As You Like It” is a total delight and it is an excellent starting place for anyone shy ab…

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Mean Girls’ by The Talent Machine Company at Anne Arundel Community College by Sue Tilberry

“Mean Girls,” a Talent Machine Company summer production at Anne Arundel Community College, is the perfect vehicle for taking us back—some would say— to a terrible time in our lives.…

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Thursday, July 6, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘First Date’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre by Sue Tilberry

“First Date” is a delightful night of summer entertainment in downtown Annapolis. It was written by Austin Winsberg with lyrics and music by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, and directed…

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Wednesday, June 21, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s Black Classical Acting Ensemble by Sue Tilberry

Although Shakespeare lived almost entirely under the reasonably stable reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the machinations and murders of previous princes, from Richard III to Henry VIII and all th…

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Sunday, June 11, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)’ by Classic Theatre of Maryland by Sue Tilberry

With the promise of presenting of all 37 of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes, it’s hard to imagine what to expect. Funny and irreverent certainly, but “The Complete Works of William S…

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Saturday, May 13, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Hamlet’ at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Sue Tilberry

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s production of “Hamlet,” directed by Eleanor Holdridge, is an energetic and familiar story filled with the perils of politics, loyalty, and love. Th…

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Sunday, April 16, 2023

Review: ‘Putting It Together’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis by Sue Tilberry

 “Putting it Together,” a musical review of Stephen Sondheim’s songs, is a fast-paced, intimate portrayal of the bright and dark aspects friendship, marriage, and relationships. Loose…

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Monday, April 10, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Our Town’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Sue Tilberry

  Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Our Town” was written in hard times. The country was in the grips of the Depression; farmland was disintegrating into the dust bo…

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Sunday, April 2, 2023

Review: Maryland Theatre Collective’s Production of ‘Disney’s Freaky Friday The Musical’ at Chesapeake Arts Center by Sue Tilberry

Maryland Theatre Collective’s production of “Disney’s Freaky Friday The Musical” is a delightful and spirited iteration of the franchise, which includes three movies and most recentl…

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Monday, March 27, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Beaux’ Stratagem’ by The Rude Mechanicals at Greenbelt Arts Center by Sue Tilberry

What does a play from the 1700s have in common with a 70s sitcom? Not a lot, really, other than the fact that few people in the audience remember the culture of either. It is an odd pairing,…

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Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Book of Will’ at The Colonial Players by Sue Tilberry

It is hard to imagine a world that Shakespeare does not grace. Based on a true-story, “The Book of Will” shows us how easily the bard could have vanished into the ages. George Elliot sai…

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Theatre Review: ‘Love Like Tuesday’ by Faction of Fools Theatre Company at Capital Hill Arts Workshop by Sue Tilberry

“Love Like Tuesday,” playing at the Capital Hill Arts Workshop, is a tightly choreographed and seamless world premiere under the direction of Francesca Chilcote and movement coach Kathry…

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Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘The Learned Ladies’ at Classic Theatre of Maryland by Sue Tilberry

“The Learned Ladies,” a comedy written in verse by Molière in 1672, is now playing at Classic Theatre of Maryland in Annapolis. That description can be a little intimidating, if not off…

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Thursday, February 9, 2023

Theatre Review: ‘Les Misérables’ at The Hippodrome by Sue Tilberry

We expect a lot from touring Broadway shows to go along with their ticket prices, and “Les Misérables,” now playing at the Hippodrome, does not disappoint. Producer Cameron Mackintosh�…

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