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Saturday, June 16, 2018

Review: ‘5 Courses of Funny Fare’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

5 Courses of Funny Fare, written by Jim Wise and produced by Maureen Rogers and John Cusumano, and playing through this Sunday at Laurel Mill Playhouse, is really five One Act Plays, loosely…

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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Columbia Festival of the Arts Returns Starting June 14th, 2018 by Susan Brall

The highly anticipated Columbia Festival of the Arts begins on June 14th with the highly acclaimed The Stoop Storytelling Series at the Smith Theatre at Howard Community College. If you have…

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Review: ‘The Invisible Hand’ at Olney Theatre Center by Susan Brall

The Invisible Hand by Ayad Akhtar is a riveting political drama now playing at Olney Theatre Center under the direction of Michael Bloom. It will move you and keep you on the edge of your se…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Review: ‘Big Fish’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton House by Susan Brall

Big Fish, directed by TJ Lukacsina, opened this weekend at Slayton House in Columbia, Maryland. With the musical, music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and book by John August, Big Fish opened o…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Review: ‘The Speed Twins’ at Venus Theatre by Susan Brall

The Speed Twins by Maureen Chadwick is presently playing at Venus Theatre in Laurel Maryland. This is the National Premiere of the British drama and is directed by Deborah Randall who is als…

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Review: ‘Moon Over Buffalo’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

Moon Over Buffalo, written by Ken Ludwig, opened at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Larry Simmons and produced by Maureen Rogers. Moon Over Buffalo is a farce in the Shakespearean tra…

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Review: ‘A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum’ at Silhouette Stages at Slayton House by Susan Brall

The classic musical farce, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, danced and sang its way on stag…

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Review: ‘This Little Light’ at Venus Theatre by Susan Brall

This Little Light by Jennifer Faletto opened this week at Venus Theatre. Deborah Randall is the director of this remarkable play. In her director’s notes, Randall calls This Little Light a…

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

Review: ‘Titanic in Concert’ at the Heritage Players by Susan Brall

Titanic in Concert, story and book by Peter Sone, lyrics and music by Maury Yeston, opened this weekend at the Heritage Players at the Rice Auditorium in Catonsville. This 1997 Tony Award-wi…

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Interview: Jeremy Goldman on ‘Cabaret Night’ by Silhouette Stages at Slayton House by Susan Brall

The Silhouette Players are best known for their spectacular musical productions. However, every once in a while, they like to give some of their talented members a chance to shine on their o…

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Review: ‘Company’ presented by Fredericktowne Players by Susan Brall

Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, is now playing at the JBK Theater at the Frederick Community College presented by the Fredericktowne Players. It …

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Review: ‘Holiday Memories’ at HCC Art’s Collective by Susan Brall

Holiday Memories plays this weekend only at Howard Community College in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center’s Studio Theatre produced by the Howard County Arts Collective and di…

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

Review: ‘It’s a Wonderful Life a Live Radio Play’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

It’s a Wonderful Life is a classic. One we want to see every holiday season. Growing up, it was a household staple for us even though we were Jewish. The theme, the importance of kindness,…

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Review: ‘Omnium Gatherum’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

In keeping with performing plays from five different decades in celebration of their 50th Anniversary Silver Spring reached back to right after Sept. 11, 2001, to do Omnium Gatherum by Alexa…

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Review: ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

To Kill a Mockingbird, written by the enigmatic Harper Lee and dramatized by Christopher Sergel, opened at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, directed by Jen Sizer and produced by Maureen Rogers. A …

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Review: ‘Cry Baby’ at Silhouette Stages at Slayton House by Susan Brall

Cry Baby opened at Slayton House in Columbia, MD this week. The play is based on a 1990s movie by John Waters of Hairspray fame and directed and choreographed by Tommy Malek. The play was tu…

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Review: ‘Into the Woods’ at Fredericktowne Players by Susan Brall

Into the Woods, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine, is now playing at the JBK Theater at the Frederick Community College, presented by the Fredericktowne Play…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Review: ‘Deathtrap’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

The opening of Ira Levin’s Deathtrap this weekend marked the start of the 50th Season for Silver Spring Stage. The play, which opened on Broadway in the late 1970s, is a suspense thriller …

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Review: ‘Aglaonike’s Tiger’ at Venus Theatre by Susan Brall

Aglaonike’s Tiger, written by Claudia Barnett and directed by Deborah Randall, is playing now at the Venus Theatre in Laurel, MD. The drama is based on the first recorded woman astronomer …

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Sunday, September 10, 2017

Review: ‘An inspector Calls’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

An Inspector Calls, by J.B. Priestly, is currently playing at Laurel Mill Playhouse, produced by Maureen Rogers and directed by Ilene Chalmers. Priestly was from the working class, albeit wh…

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Review: Silver Spring Stage 2017 One Act Festival by Susan Brall

Silver Spring Stage opened its 2017 One-Act Festival which has been part of their season for fifty years. Each weekend several short plays from the past and present are produced. There is us…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Review: ‘Thurgood’ at The Olney Theater Center by Susan Brall

Thurgood, a one-man-show by George Stevens, Jr., is playing at the Mulitz-Gudelsky Theatre Lab at the Olney Theatre Center in Olney. The play is a about the late Supreme Court Justice and re…

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

Review: ‘The Lion in Winter’ at 4615 Theatre Company, Performing at The Highwood Theatre by Susan Brall

The Lion in Winter, written by James Goldman and directed by Jordan Friend, opened this weekend at The Highwood Theatre in Silver Spring; it is being performed in repertory with King John. T…

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Friday, July 14, 2017

Preview: ‘The Carol Burnett Show’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

This weekend, Laurel Mill Playhouse (LMP) will be doing two tributes. The first is to the wonderful Carol Burnett Show that graced our TVs from 1967-1978. The show included those wonderful c…

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Review: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory by Susan Brall

Sitting outdoors is probably the best venue to watch Shakespeare, and watching a production in July of his classic comedy A Midsummers Night’s Dream under the direction of Tom Delise i…

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Review: ‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

One Man, Two Guvnors directed by William T. Fleming and produced by Karen Flemling is now playing at Silver Spring Stage. This play is a British farce by Richard Bean, based on The Servant o…

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Report: ‘Manual Cinema: The End of TV’ at the Columbia Festival of the Arts by Susan Brall

Manual Cinema: The End of TV proved to be an interesting last night for the Columbia Festival of the Arts for this year. It was presented at the Smith Theatre at the Horowitz Center at Howar…

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Review: ‘Stoop Storytelling Series: My Favorite Film’ at the Columbia Festival of the Arts by Susan Brall

On Friday, June 23rd, the Columbia Festival of the Arts brought up the curtain on another edition of the wonderfully unusual, Baltimore-based performing arts group, Stoop Storytelling, at th…

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

Review: ‘The Curious Savage’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

The Curious Savage by John Patrick, directed by Nick Cherone and produced by Maureen Rogers, is a comedy which premiered in 1950, and it provides much laughter and warmth. The story seems s…

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Friday, June 9, 2017

Review: ‘Inheritors: The Nature of Keys’ at Howard Community College’s Arts Collective by Susan Brall

Inheritors: The Nature of Keys is an original collaborative drama by Howard Community College’s Art Collective, directed by S. G. Kramer that opened at the HCC’s Horowitz Center Studio T…

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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Preview: Columbia Festival of the Arts Come Home to the Lakefront, Celebrating Columbia’s 50th Anniversary by Susan Brall

Under new Director David Phillips, the Columbia Festival of the Arts will be back at the Lakefront in Town Center Columbia this year. Phillips, who has a background as Associate Dean for the…

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