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A revival of 'Annie' at the Hippodrome revives the musical's mildly revolutionary roots

A revival of 'Annie' at the Hippodrome revives the musical's mildly revolutionary roots

People get really attached to musicals. There’s something about show tunes—...

New Single Carrot production mixes surrealism with the reality of war

Wars have always changed those who fight them, but modern warfare...

"The Whale"

“The Whale” could never be as effective a movie as it is a stage production,...

'Hey Cabbie's Thaddeus Logan talks August Wilson's hack-stand play 'Jitney'

Arena Players continues its excellent season with a performance of August Wilson’s...

NOISE

Clicking and Streaming: Films scored by the late Edgar Froese and Tangerine Dream

Edgar Froese, founder of Tangerine Dream, died last week, and part of his legacy was an impact on...

No Trivia: 'There are no more good rock bands!' Maybe listen to Priests, Sleater-Kinney, and Wildhoney

"Where'd all the rock bands go?" your ding-dong of a friend'll ask you as he pulls the ghost of...

True Directions, a lesbian/queer feminist film series, is a fun way to build community. Check it out this Sunday

Sara Lautman wanted to screen just one movie: "Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby," a 1999...

Sanctity, vulgarity, pleasure, and punishment collide in Grace Hartigan's 'Visions of Heaven and Hell'

Paradise and hell are depicted as a dichotomy, two separate worlds, a cause and effect, in...

Like a Homeric bard, Charlie Bethel brings Odysseus to life

Like a Homeric bard, Charlie Bethel brings Odysseus to life

Just before intermission in his one-man show, “The...

Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'

Arena Players produce James Baldwin's 'The Amen Corner'

It can be difficult to find subtlety on the stage. After...

New company delivers with the rarely-performed Shakespeare play, 'Coriolanus'

New company delivers with the rarely-performed Shakespeare play, 'Coriolanus'

There are reasons that “Coriolanus” is one of...

Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

Peter Davis highlights process of the playwright in "Parlor Plays"

The tattered corpse of a Victorian love seat hangs from the...

"Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

"Next to Normal" at Center Stage is next to awful

There’s a big surprise buried in “Next to...

Now See This: "4-Play: The one about Porn"

Now See This: "4-Play: The one about Porn"

Are you among the billions of humans who enjoy the simple ability to make one another feel good...

Now See This: Puppet Slamwich

Now See This: Puppet Slamwich

You may think that since you’re, like, an adult, that means that you are way too old for...

Pilot Project: Everyman play takes on drones, in "Grounded"

Pilot Project: Everyman play takes on drones, in "Grounded"

The Pilot, the only person we see on the Everyman Theatre...

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company brings "Richard II" to Baltimore for the first time since 1832

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company brings "Richard II" to Baltimore for the first time since 1832

According to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, the last...

"Social Creatures" brings the zombie craze to the stage

"Social Creatures" brings the zombie craze to the stage

Zombies are everywhere. Of course, we┬┐re not actually being overrun by the living dead, but by their...

Existential Ankhs: Bros rock like Egyptians with 'Electric Pharaoh'

Existential Ankhs: Bros rock like Egyptians with 'Electric Pharaoh'

If there was ever a way to start an Egyptian-themed rock opera, tripping out on sheets of papyrus is...

Shiny Boots of Leather

Rep Stage dominates in being dominated

By the time Vanda (Kathryn Tkel) bursts into the small, officelike audition room, Thomas (Elan...

Envy

Center Stage succeeds in showing Salieri's jealousy

It's a little too easy to reduce Peter Shaffer's play "Amadeus" to a high-concept soundbite:...

Odd Couple

Performance Workshop Theatre mixes intimacy and awkwardness

Small theaters may not be good for battle scenes or chorus lines, but they can't be beat when it...

Drama Drama

Everyman's New Play Takes On A Broadway Production Of Kafka

A union-mandated understudy for a big Broadway show does somewhat resemble the protagonist of a...

Baltimore's Globe

Baltimore's Globe: The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Brings The Bard Downtown--and Moves Indoors

In 2012, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company was looking for a new home. It had outgrown its...

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