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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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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Review: ‘Silent Sky’ Reprised at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

Friday marked the reprisal at Silver Spring Stage of a very timely Silent Sky, by Laura Gunderson. Produced by Seth Ghitelman and directed by Bill Hurlbut, it is the fascinating story of Hen…

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Review: ‘Tunnel Vision’ at Venus Theatre by Susan Brall

Tunnel Vision, written by Andrea Lepcio and directed by Deborah Randall, opened May 11, 2017 at the Venus Theatre in Laurel, Maryland. Venus Theatre, under the direction of founder Deborah R…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Review: ‘Celebrations!’ Columbia Pro Cantare Celebrates 40-Year Anniversary at Jim Rouse Theatre by Susan Brall

Columbia Pro Cantare celebrated a few occasions with its final performance of the Season with Celebrations! If you will note, Celebrations! is plural, because it not only marked the 40th Ann…

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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Review: ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert and Sullivan’s famous operetta, directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers, opened on April 28, 2017 at the Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Interview: A Q & A with Laurel Mill Playhouse’s ‘H.M.S. Pinafore’ Producer and Cast: Part One: Maureen Rogers and Tania Rosa Bindhoff-Friesw by Susan Brall

Laurel Mill Playhouse is presenting Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore from April 28-May 21, 2017 at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main Street, Laurel MD. H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass T…

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Review: ‘A Bright New Boise’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

A Bright New Boise by Samuel D. Hunter lit up the floorboards at Silver Spring Stage on Friday, April 7, 2017.  Produced by Andrea Spitz and directed by Matt Ripa, some will find it a comed…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Review: ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’ at the Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring, directed by Jen Sizer and produced by Maureen Rogers, opened at the Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street in Laurel on Friday, March 24.  The scrip…

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Review: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at The Heritage Players by Susan Brall

Steel Magnolias by the Heritage Players opened Friday, March 24, 2017, at the Thomas-Rice Auditorium written by Robert Harling and directed by Kevin James Logan and Katie Sheldon. This produ…

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Review: ‘Lucky Stiff’ at Silhouette Stages at Slayton House by Susan Brall

The musical Lucky Stiff with book and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty opened March 10, 2017, at Silhouette Stages and performed at Slayton House in Columbia, MD, under th…

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Review: ‘Spring Awakening’ at Howard County Community College Theatre by Susan Brall

The Tony Award-winning Spring Awakening (The Musical), with Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater, and Music by Duncan Sheik, based on the play by Frank Wedekind, and directed by Jenny Male, op…

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Review: ‘Anton in Show Business’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

Anton in Show Business by Jane Martin opened last night at Silver Spring Stage. The show is produced by Jim Robertson and directed by Erin Bone Steele. The plot is a strange one that satiriz…

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

‘Laughter on the 23rd Floor’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

Politics, laughter, and lunacy come together in this lesser known Neil Simon comedy, Laughter on the 23rd Floor which opened last night at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Directed by John D’Amato …

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Arts Collective @ HCC’s What Improv Group?!’s ‘Love Synchs!’ by Susan Brall

As part of a 2-show Valentine Affair on Feb. 10 and 11, What Improv Group?! of the Howard Community College’s Arts Collective performed the second half of their venue, “Love Synchs!”. …

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Review: ‘The Miracle Worker’ at Rockville Little Theatre by Susan Brall

The Rockville Little Theatre’s production of The Miracle Worker written by William Gibson, produced by Dean Fiala and Emily Mullin and directed by Laura W. Andruski opened Friday, February…

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Review: ‘Hands on Hard Body’ at the Drama Learning Center by Susan Brall

Hands on Hard Body opened on January, 13th at the Drama Learning Center in Columbia, Maryland presented by the TYA Professional Training Program. The book was written by Tony and Pulitzer wi…

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