Foolery does walk about the orb like the sun; it shines everywhere and in particular a wandering fool walks about the Montgomery College Theatre Department’s production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. No ordinary walker, this rambling rover, this folk-faring peregrinator, this witty fool with foolish wit, along with his ever-playing guitar and Bob Dylan songs, becomes the focal point of this production, shifting the lens through which the audience views the world and existences of Viola,
Not throwing away their shot— no! Not throwing away their shot— whoa! The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts announced what the world of Washington DC theatergoers has been waiting to hear for months now: their official schedule for the upcoming 2017/2018 season, which of course includes the ever-coveted, infamous Broadway touring production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Hamilton. Storming Broadway, the nation, and the world with its wonders, the incomparable musical sensation of the 2010’s will be making an extended 14-week stay in the Opera House theatre during the summer of 2018— all but concluding the 2017/2018 theatre season for The Kennedy Center.
Something Rotten! in the state of Maryland! It’s not politics! It’s not corruption! It’s a bloody, bleeding musical! What the hell’s a musical? Well, it appears to be a play where the dialogue stops and the plot is conveyed through song! Charm City be praised! This brand new thing— this “musical”— is coming directly to Baltimore’s France-Merrick Performing Arts Center and settling down at The Hippodrome Theatre. Why, direct from its smashing success on The Great White Way,
It is all too easy to make excuses for the violence of the oppressed. Humanity’s knee-jerk response to people who commit heinous atrocities is to paint them as monsters. But aren’t they just human beings beneath it all? In a powerfully gripping and evocative theatrical exploration, playwright Nicholas Wright presents a deeply harrowing psychological and emotional excavation into post-Apartheid South Africa with his work A Human Being Died That Night. Based on the book by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela and Directed by Logan Vaughn,
The system only works if the system comes first.
The system only works if— errør— :://cødΞ does not c-c-compute. There is a GLITCH in the system.
It’s just a glitch. Ignore it. Move on.
It’s just a— .dØt, after all.
The statistical possibility of one little— .dØt— becoming the downfall of the system— why that’s impossible. Isn’t it? Pointless Theatre Company astonishes and amazes with their newest production: .dØt:: a RotoPlastic Ballet.
And in their third year— they rose again! Twisted Knickers Burlesque came back to town in time for some Easter Services this past holiday weekend. This marks their third annual Easter-themed burlesque show: Res-Erection. Returning to Church & Company just off the Avenue in Hampden, troupe producer Tapitha Kix and the girls of the Easter show had services hopping all the way down the bunny trail! With Deacon Hot Todd Lincoln at the hosting helm,
To have faith is to have wings. Have faith that you’ll absolutely love what’s happening on the Maryland Ensemble Theatre’s main stage this spring and you’ll find yourself sprouting wings that will fly you right into downtown historic Frederick for their outstanding production of Peter and The Star Catcher. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, written by Rick Elice with Music by Wayne Barker, this marvelously mesmerizing tale is the official beginning of how the boy who wouldn’t grow up,
“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”— the Les Miserables line of optimism that the theatrical community of Milburn Stone Theatre is now desperately clinging to after their beloved Artistic Director Bambi Johnson was unceremoniously tossed out of her position earlier this month. The sudden and rash decision to forcibly remove Johnson from her position as the Artistic Director of Milburn Stone Theatre came as a brutal shock to a great many individuals who have been invested and involved with the theatre and theatre community of North East,
Come on and— ease on down, ease on down the road! Pick up your left foot when your right foot’s down, and head to the Mt. Vernon side of Charm City Town. You’ve got to— ease on down, ease on down the road! It’s time to ease on down, ease on down the road! Pick up your tickets— for this show that is— come on down to Spots and see their show of The Wiz!
Come on, babe, why don’t we paint the town? And all that jazz! You’re gonna rouge your knees and roll your stockings down…and all that jazz! Start the car, get to the whoopee spot— in the Opera House— where the piano’s hot! It’s fun and fancy free— at the center Kennedy— and all— that— jaaaazzzz. Whoopie…ha-cha…skidoo…Chicago is slinking into town for a limited time engagement,
You get right inside a man when you can wrap up in the smell of him, but can you ever truly get into the skin of another man? Even if you are his brother? Opening as a part of “South Africa: Then and Now”— the current repertory cycle in Mosaic Theater Company’s second season— Blood Knot, by Athol Fugard is an emotionally eviscerating experience of brotherhood in Apartheid-ruled South Africa. Directed by Joy Zinoman,
The Vega household on Pike Street, on the lower east side of New York City, is a hectic walk-up on the eve of Hurricane Delores, the biggest potential disaster since Hurricane Sandy hit in 2012. Devoted mother Evelyn is franticly attempting to arrange an emergency generator so her handicapped teen daughter Candi can continue to survive on her ventilator and life support equipment. The transport and emergency shelter services they offer were disastrous the last time during the devastation of Sandy.
Now is a time to speak, I harken! Can my heart consent to let my tongue throw out such words? Such words as Jacobean Comedy? Quizzically oxymoronic in its nature, the notion that something humorous came out of the era of brutal bloody tragedies often circling like flagrant vultures around things like depravity and incest is preposterous. Until you see A King and No King, appearing now as the lighter half of The Incest Rep at Brave Spirits Theatre.
Let’s face it: Parma is a nasty, nasty place. It’s got people cheating on their spouses, and plots of revenge, even before it gets all incesty. Which, of course, it does, this being part of Brave Spirits’ Incest Rep, along with A King and No King, by Beaumont and Fletcher. Those Jacobeans liked their plays dark, and that’s perfect to help Brave Spirits’ pledge of “Verse and Violence”.
The most available bachelorette in Parma is the beautiful Annabella,
Cinema today is in crisis. That’s why we all prefer to go to the theatre for our entertainment. The Colonial Players of Annapolis has wondrous entertainment in their production of Nine. Directed by Ron Giddings with Musical Direction by Andrew Gordon, this edgy and strikingly beautiful piece of musical theatre is brilliantly performed, smartly directed, and overall a thrilling engagement for an afternoon or evening of entertainment!
Credited as the show’s Choreographer,
Are you prepared to experience the mesmerizing wonder that awaits you inside a brand new cabinet of curiosities? Are you ready to undertake a most daring expedition to explore the excitements of an immersive theatrical endeavor that exists outside the bounds of time and space? Then step off with Submersive Productions and ready yourself for the most unusual and unique experience of a lifetime. In sentient residence at The Peale Center, one of Baltimore’s treasured historic buildings,
You never know how many secrets stay hidden beneath the surface until you start digging. Don’t dig too far down into Virginia or you’ll miss all the sordid secrets that come tangled up in the world premiere of Midwestern Gothic, a new musical with Book by Royce Vavrek, Music by Josh Schmidt, and Lyrics by Vavrek & Schmidt. Appearing now in The Ark Theatre of Signature Theatre, this freeze-frame capture of dystopian life in the American Midwest circa the late 80’s/early 90’s is a questionable venture with a welcomed,
Hey, Mister Pinstripe Suit! Are you ready to kick up your fee, sit back and relax over a scintillating brunch extravaganza? Twisted Knickers Burlesque has just the set for you if you’re looking for a swanky way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning out on the town while taking in some high-class performance art. Appearing with Baltimore’s very own tin-pan alley style band, Tongue In Cheek, at Germano’s Piattini the saucy styles of Twisted Knickers Burlesque will razzle you,
Ma chere Mademoiselles— and monsieurs— it is with deepest pride and greatest pleasure that Toby’s the Dinner Theatre of Columbia welcomes you tonight. They invite you to relax, to pull up a chair as they proudly present Disney’s Beauty & The Beast. Be— their— guest! Be their guest! Put their service to the test! With exquisite food, a stunning show— here you’ll only get the best! They’ve got song!
To hell with the state of humanity. Peaceful Mother Earth has tired of the war men wage upon her surface; she has revolted, leaving the bloodied carcasses of mankind as the only spoils of a bloody, bloody war. Appearing as a part of the Spotlight on Directors Series, Peter Brook’s evocative work Battlefield is an hour’s exploration of the human condition when faced with the one thing no man can escape: destiny.
Every family has one. Alice Sycamore is that one. She’s the normal one. She isn’t raising snakes and sneaking off to commencement ceremonies like grandpa; she isn’t creating and exploding fireworks in the basement like father; she isn’t writing sex-starved plays like mother; she isn’t training for the ballet while making candy like sister; Alice Sycamore is an ordinary run of the mill secretary type. Too bad for Alice the rest of her family is absolutely bonkers!
We all have a different perception of what real beauty is. We all have our reasons to be pretty; there are people we make ourselves pretty for; there are people who we let define where we fall on the scale of ugly to pretty. But beauty has its price, just like ugly does, and it’s a steep price to pay regardless of which side you’re on. Neil LaBute’s Reasons to be Pretty explores this dark and dangerous notion of external beauty through heavy humor and deeply dramatic twists in the way only a Neil LaBute play can.
Wouldn’t you rather have 30 minutes of wonderful than a lifetime full of nothing special? Well, you’re in luck because Truvy’s beauty shop, where the gossip’s going non-stop in Chinquapin Parish, has more than just 30 minutes of wonderful. They have almost five times that tucked away for an evening’s escape in a heartfelt, inspirational, and truly touching coming of age tale that the masses knows well. Co-Directed by Kevin James Logan and Katie Sheldon,
Discomfort guides this servant’s tongue, you see
When first to speak on the venue known as the DCAC
But fear not, playgoers, for I share with you
Good news of The Rude Mechanicals and their show of Richard II
Laboriously titled The Life and Death Of
They present to you from one floor above
A judiciously rendered version that moves quite free
Of this early and poetic tale of history
Directed by Michael F.
The Hippodrome Theatre today announced that seats in the first row of the orchestra section will be available for $25 for every performance of RENT, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical. The $25 tickets are available for in-person purchases at the Hippodrome Theatre Box Office located at 12 North Eutaw Street, on the day of each performance only, two hours prior to the show. The $25 tickets are available for cash only purchases and are limited to two tickets per person.
There is time for everything in this life. There is even time to believe. Find the time to put your belief in Alicia Adams the current curator of the Spotlight on Directors series now debuting at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Adams, who is the Vice President of International Programming and Dance, has brought together a series of theatrical features to appear in this festival-style collection, with each running just a few performances in and out of the various houses of The Kennedy Center in the months of March and April.
Every girl should first understand herself. And in order to understand herself she must fully understand herself, inside out and all throughout. After all, what’s the point of sinning if you can’t tell a good story about it? Playwright Monica Byrne crafts up quite a good story with What Every Girl Should Know, even if it is set 100 years prior to when she penned it. Appearing as the other half of the #NastyWomenRep at Forum Theatre,
What happens when you’re faced with the unthinkable? What happens when you’re uninformed and faced with the unthinkable? That’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the present-day half of Forum Theatre’s #NastyWomenRep. With two shows cycling through the repertory rotation, both dealing with extremely important women’s rights issues, Dry Land, written by Ruby Rae Spiegel, dives headlong and unapologetically into the dicey subjects of abortion;
Git R Done!!!
Those infamous words gets the whole crowd revved up and rearing to go whenever they’re heard. From ‘Mater of the world renowned Cars franchise to the Prilosec OTC commercials, Larry The Cable Guy is known for his outrageous sense of humor and his zany one-liner style jokes. Appearing for two performances, at 7:30pm and 10:00pm respectively- on the evening of March 18, 2017 in the Entertainment Center of Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races,
Are you ready to hear them? STOMP— the international touring sensation— is taking a brief trip into Charm City and TheatreBloom was fortunate enough to score a brief interview with one of their fantastic performers, Simeon Weedall. Sit back and enjoy the sounds of this percussive dancer as we talk one on one with Simeon about the STOMP Experience.
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