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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Amélie: The Musical’- 2nd Star Productions at The Bowie Playhouse by Susan Brall

2nd’ Star Productions’ “Amélie: The Musical” is presently playing at The Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715.   The musical, based on the 2001 romantic f…

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen, Director and Choreographer, ‘Amélie the Musical’ at 2nd Star Productions by Susan Brall

This Friday, August 9, 2019, 2nd Star Productions will begin performances of “Amélie the Musical” at the Bowie Playhouse at 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, in Bowie, Maryland 20715. 2nd S…

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Theatre Review ‘Fame the Musical, Jr” at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

“Fame the Musical Jr.” with book by Jose Fernandez, lyrics by Jacques Levy and music by Steve Margoshes, directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers, is presently playi…

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ by Small Town Stars Theatre Company by Susan Brall

Small Town Stars Theatre Company’s “Legally Blonde: The Musical” with Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin with Book by Heather Hach, based on the novel by Amanda B…

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Friday, July 26, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Pomme Koch, ‘The Band’s Visit North American Tour’ by Susan Brall

Winner of 10 Tony Awards, “The Band’s Visit” is currently playing at The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. until August 4, 2019. I had a chance to interview Pomme Koch who plays Itzik…

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Monday, July 22, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with CJay Philip, Writer, Director and Choreographer of ‘Voices of Carmen’ by Susan Brall

“Voices of Carmen” is a program of Dance & Bmore, a program for adolescents 14-21 years of age.  It will be presented at the Baltimore School for the Arts, 712 Cathedral Street, Bal…

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Theatre Review: Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ by Annapolis Shakespeare Company by Susan Brall

Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale,” presented by Annapolis Shakespeare Company and directed by Sally Boyett, is now playing at the Gardens at the historic Charles Carroll House in Ann…

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Concert Review: ‘Columbia Orchestra Free Summer Pops Concert’ at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods by Susan Brall

The Columbia Festival of the Arts is over for this summer, but it ended on a truly high note with a performance of the “Columbia Orchestra Free Summer Pops Concert” on Sunday, June 30th.…

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Concert Review: ‘Soulful Symphony: #SoulfulSetlist’ at Merriweather Post Pavilion by Susan Brall

“Soulful Symphony: #SoulfulSetlist” was performed at Merriweather Post Pavilion in connection with the Columbia Festival of the Arts in Downtown Columbia, Maryland on Saturday, June 29, …

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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Intimate Apparel’ at Silver Spring Stage by Susan Brall

“Intimate Apparel” by Lynn Nottage, Produced and Directed by Seth Ghitelman is now playing at Silver Spring Stage in Silver Spring, Maryland.  The play actually opened at Center Stage i…

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Martin Graff, writer, director and performer ‘The Face Zone: Surreal Daydreams to Trip your Imagination’ by Susan Brall

 “The Face Zone: Surreal Dreams to Trip your Imagination” will be performed as part of The Capital Fringe this summer. “The Face Zone” is solo multimedia show of spoken-word vignett…

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Monday, June 24, 2019

Arts Review: Columbia Festival of the Arts Presents ‘Selected Shorts’ at the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center at Howard Community College by Susan Brall

On Sunday, June 23 the Columbia Festival of the Arts presented the dramatic readings titled “Selected Shorts” at the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center at HCC in Columbia, Maryland.  It was…

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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘The Second City-Cure for the Common Comedy’ at The Smith Theater by Susan Brall

On Saturday, June 22, 2019 the Columbia Festival of the Arts presented “The Second City-Cure for the Common Comedy” at the Smith Theatre, Horowitz Center at Howard Community College in C…

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Arts Review: Columbia Festival of the Arts Presents ‘David Dimitri L’homme Cirque-One-Man Circus’ at Merriweather District by Susan Brall

The Columbia Festival of the Arts presented “David Dimitri L’homme Cirque-One-Man Circus” at Merriweather District in Downtown Columbia, Maryland from June 20-23.  Dimitri has been la…

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

Concert Review: ‘René Marie & Experiment in Truth’ at Columbia Festival of the Arts by Susan Brall

On Friday, June 21, 2019, the Columbia Festival of the Arts presented the fusion jazz concert ‘René Marie & Experiment in Truth’ at the Smith Theatre at the Horowitz Center at Howar…

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Arts Review: ‘Stoop Storytelling Series: On Purpose’ at Columbia Festival of the Arts Presents by Susan Brall

On Thursday, June 20, 2019, the Columbia Festival of the Arts presented another edition of the locally based distinctive performing arts group, Stoop Storytelling Series at the Smith Theatre…

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Tim Caron creator of ‘The Knights of Salisbury’ by Susan Brall

As “The Capital Fringe” is ramping up for their opening, one of the entries in this year’s collection of talent is “The Knights of Salisbury” by the Knighthood Players.  This is a…

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Arts Review: Columbia Festival of the Arts ‘LakeFest’ by Susan Brall

The weather held up, and “LakeFest” began the much-heralded Columbia Festival of the Arts on Friday, June 14, 2019.  “LakeFest” offers visitors to the Lakeside area of Downtown Colu…

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Pride and Joy’ at Patricia & Art Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric by Susan Brall

“Pride and Joy: The Marvin Gaye Musical” played this past weekend at Patricia & Art Modell Performing Arts Center at The Lyric in Baltimore, Maryland.  This is a touring company, an…

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Theatre Review: ‘Charley’s Aunt’ at Laurel Mill Playhouse by Susan Brall

“Charley’s Aunt” by Brandon Thomas, produced by Maureen Rogers and directed by Patrick Pase is now playing at the Laurel Mill Playhouse on historic Main Street in Laurel, MD. The play,…

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with David Jones of Montgomery Playhouse Celebrating its 90th Anniversary by Susan Brall

This year marks the 90th Anniversary of Montgomery Playhouse a regional theatre group located now in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  The City of Gaithersburg (the Mayor, Jud Ashman, and City Counc…

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Theatre News: Baltimore’s Own, André De Shields, Wins Tony Award for ‘Hadestown’ by Susan Brall

Baltimore’s theatre lights were shining a little brighter Sunday when native son André De Shields won a Tony Award for the role of Hermes in the acclaimed production, “Hadestown.” Her…

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Sunday, June 9, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with Jessica Henkin, ‘Stoop Storytelling Series’ by Susan Brall

The “Stoop Storytelling Series” is a Baltimore-based live show and podcast that features “ordinary” people sharing the extraordinary, true tales of their lives.  If you have never s…

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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Macbeth’ (Movable/Outdoors Production) by Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at PFI Historic Park by Susan Brall

 “Macbeth” by William Shakespeare and directed by Ian Gallanar is being presented by the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company at PFI Historic Park in Ellicott City, Maryland.  This is a uniq…

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Friday, June 7, 2019

‘A Quick 5’ with John Barker, actor in ‘Streetcar Named Desire’ at the Cumberland Theatre by Susan Brall

The Cumberland Theatre sequestered in picturesque Cumberland; Maryland will be presenting Tennessee Williams “Streetcar Named Desire.  This American classic follows the seemingly proper B…

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Theatre Review: ‘Grease’ at Toby’s Dinner Theatre by Susan Brall

“Grease” with Book, Music and Lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Directed and Choreographed by Mark Minnick, and Artistic Director, Toby Orenstein is presently rocking at Toby’s Di…

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019

‘A Quick 5 with Ian Gallanar, Director of ‘Macbeth’ for The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company by Susan Brall

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company began in 2002 with a small group of artists committed to changing how people think about Shakespeare, by producing shows that allowed audiences to connect…

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Monday, June 3, 2019

‘A Quick 5′ with Jason Love, Conductor, Columbia Orchestra by Susan Brall

Jason Love is both a cellist and conductor, presently leading the Columbia Orchestra in Columbia, MD.  Jason just celebrated his 20th Anniversary as Artistic Director and Conductor of the C…

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Friday, May 31, 2019

Arts Preview: Columbia Festival of the Arts is Rocketing Up for June 14th Launch by Susan Brall

The much-anticipated annual event in Howard County is the Columbia Festival of the Arts.  The performances and events go into high gear for more than two weeks commencing on June 14th.  It…

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Concert Review: ‘The Rite of Spring’ at Columbia Orchestra by Susan Brall

Saturday night, June 17, 2019, the Columbia Orchestra performed “The Rite of Spring” at the Jim Rouse Theatre, Wilde Lake High School, Columbia, MD and featuring Kelli Young, vocalist, K…

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Sunday, May 19, 2019

Theatre Review: ‘Cabaret’ at Silhouette Stages by Susan Brall

“Cabaret” with Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Deuten and stories by Christopher Isherwood with Music by John Kander and Lyrics by Fred Ebb is presently playing at S…

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