Cowabunga dude! Surferiffic good times and tikitastic great sets are splashing into Stillpointe Theatre just in time for summer! This outrageously bodacious trippy campy comedy— Psycho Beach Party Directed by Courtney Proctor— is a way groovy wave of a summer roller coaster for all your entertainment needs! It’s time to get funky with Chicklet, Kanaka, and the whole gang down on the sandy beaches of Station North! Don’t miss this Big Kahuna of a summer hit!
What should I say? What can I tell them? Just be honest. Don’t perform— leave that to the folks at Tantallon Community Players and their exceptional production of A Chorus Line. Raw, honest, compelling, and engaging, this stellar performance is one for the books! Directed by Christopher Gerkin, with Musical Direction by Levar Betts and Choreography by Debbie Clark & Richelle Lacewell, this timeless musical of the unsung theatrical heroes— the chorus line dancers— will solidify its placement in your heart before the evening is through.
To beguile the time, look like the time. Ambitiously and bolding tackling the Bard’s Scottish tragedy as their inaugural production, Susquehanna Shakespeare Ensemble brings Macbeth to the stage in a post-apocalyptic Scotland that exists only in a theatre of the audiences’ imagination. Directed by the company’s Founding Artistic Director, Marshall B. Garrett, the spirited pacing and judicious rendering of the five-act tragedy comes smoldering over the stage in just 90 minutes. Something wicked this way runs!
He that loves to be flattered with worthy of the flattery. What if that being flattered is deserving of the flattery? Are they too then still worthy of the flattery? Perhaps even more so! Folger Theatre, in particular Director Robert Richmond, deserves a great deal of flattery for the current production of Timon of Athens, closing out the 2016/2017 season upon the stage inside the great Folger Shakespeare Library. Under Robert Richmond’s judiciously rendered vision and modernization,
Jesus Christ Superstar, do you think you’re what they say you are? Now appearing for a limited engagement at Signature Theatre, the Andrew Lloyd Webber that defined rock musicals is now being presented as sleek and modernized. But before you cast your first stone of judgement, take a step back and look at what you’re witnessing. Directed by Joe Calarco with Musical Direction by William Yanesh and Choreography by Karma Camp,
Christopher Columbus! It’s astonishing! Little Women playing now through May 21, 2017 at Third Wall Productions in the Hamilton neighborhood of Baltimore City. Directed by Christine Thomas with Musical Direction by Eliza Van Kan and Orchestra Conduction by Andrew Zile, this American classic story, based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott, will have a fire burning inside your soul for the bond of sisterhood! An exceptionally performed community theatre production with talent that rivals touring companies that visit Charm City,
What if it hasn’t been your day, your week, your month, or even your year? You’ve got friends who will be there for you! Right? What of those friends are just meddlesome, busybody, buttinski folk who can’t leave well enough alone and have to knit-pick at your problems to make them feel better about their own? In the east coast premiere of Reginald Rose’s Dear Friends, that recipe for disaster is exactly what’s brewing up in the Lambert’s Living Room.
What is life without taking a few risks? How could you pass up this rare opportunity to see a theatre for young audiences’ dramatization of the classic story Robin Hood? Now appearing at Pumpkin Theatre to close out their mainstage 2016/2017 season, Robin Hood, adapted to the stage by Cathryn Pisarski and Directed by Bobby Harris, is galloping and gallivanting onto the stage to entice young audiences and audiences young at heart for an afternoon of daring swordfights,
Love! They’re doing this for love! And love will see them through— the incredibly talented cast of Legally Blonde at Silhouette Stages! Yes, love! They’ve got a lot of love— and with love on their side they can’t lose! Now appearing in the Slayton House Theater of Wilde Lake Village Center, Silhouette Stages’ final production of the 2016/2017 season— Legally Blonde is here to show you a thing or to about pop-modern movie-musicals!
Something is taking its course. I don’t know how I feel today. There is no one else. There is nowhere else. It must be an absurdist cycle. Rapid Lemon Productions, under producer Max Garner, presents an evening of absurdism at The Motor House in the Station North Arts District of Charm City. A double-bill of two one-acts that are threaded loosely together in their absurdism roots, the classic Samuel Beckett’s Endgame is paired with the American premiere of Darren Donohue’s Voices in the Rubble.
Guess what, in his bed, Pharaoh had an uneasy night! He had had a dream that pinned him to his sheets with fright: he dreamed that you missed out on seeing The Saint Gabriel Miracle Player’s spring musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat! Directed by Kacy Conley, this fun-loving, energetic modern-day classic show has a little something for everybody. It’ll get you go-go-go-dancing up in the aisles by the time the final curtain comes down!
Our little improvisations all too often have their consequences, and after six seasons the improvisation of boldly attempting new twists on theatre as we know it in Harford County is sadly coming to an end. Concluding its sixth season with Henrik Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler, BOOM Theatre Company goes out with a bang, closing the doors permanently on the company after getting underway in 2011. In this final performance, directed by Joshua Fletcher,
When you’re a CPM Kid— you’re the top cat in town! You’re the gold metal kid, with the heavyweight crown! When you’re a CPM Kid— you’re the swingin’est thing! Little boy, you’re a man! Little man, you’re a king! You’re never alone, you’re never disconnected! You’re home with your own, when you’re company’s expected— you’re well protected! Then you are set, with a capital ‘C’, which you’ll never forget til they cart you away,
Christ, you know you love it— Jesus Christ Superstar— what more do you need to convince you to come and see it at Signature Theatre? Perhaps a one-on-one interview with Awa Sal Secka, playing Simon Zealotes will do the trick! In this TheatreBloom exclusive one-on-one, we speak with Awa about the current production and her part in the show.
Thank you, Awa, for giving us your time! If you would just give a quick introduction of who you are and some of your DC credits,
Ayup! Hullo there, Bawlmer! Ayup! There’s a secret waitin’ fer ya o’er in Bolton Hill, but ya need th’ key ta get in. Jus’ remember, when a thing is wick it has a will to grow— and grow is what Memorial Players is doing with their current production of The Secret Garden. Directed by Bill Kamberger with Musical Direction by Gregory Merle Satorie-Robinson and Musical Conduction by Tim Viets, this astonishing musical masterpiece is a Charm City lullaby that will enchant you off to dreamland before you can say,
Are you ready for today’s lesson? Listen to teacher, and repeat after me! I will fly second star to the right and straight on to The Salem Players to see their production of Peter Pan before it sails off to Neverland forever! I will believe in fairies and clap my hands to prove that I do! And most importantly, I won’t grow up, no matter what! If all of that makes sense then you’re in the right place for a magical and fun-filled evening’s entertainment!
“We are going to have borders nice and strong. We are going to build a wall.” A direct quote from— at the time— president-elect Donald J. Trump. The full horror of what was to come wasn’t even an inkling in the eyes of the masses. In a stunning new evocative, jarring, emotionally blindsiding, and harrowing work making its debut as a part of the National New Play Network’s Rolling World Premiere series, Robert Schenkkan’s Building The Wall is sparking a visceral powder keg of conversation in the nation’s capital.
You can learn a lot of things from the flowers, and especially in the month of June— but what can you learn from swans and dancing birds at the office Christmas party in the tail-end of the month of April? The Moxie Fords show you exactly what with their brand new dance-inspired variety show Rite of Spring. Premiering for a two-performance engagement over the weekend of April 29th and 30th, 2017 in the black box space of Stillpointe Theatre,
Give them your money, all that you got! Fork it on over— or some puppets will get shot! And you don’t want these adorable, hand-crafted, furry little monsters and non-monsters to be obliterated before you get a chance to see them sing and dance their way into your squishy little emotional heart, do you? Give them your money, give them your money, give them your gosh-darn money!! By going to The Highwood Theatre and seeing Avenue Q!
And though scary is exciting— nice is different than good! Isn’t it nice to know a lot? The student performers of Storytellers: A Theater Arts Academy’s current production of Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods now definitely know a lot more about theatre than when they walked through the door! Directed by Terry Sweet Bouma, this fairytale adventure sets the bar high for the academy’s first production, but Bouma and the staff deliver, giving these student performers an exceptional chance to experience a real musical theatre production from every angle.
Story of my life! Another Shrekin’ show! Seen ‘em all before— but this one you should know— they’re brought the makin’ the story of their life, oh yeah! You should go out and see Shrek, yes sir! That’s— the story— of this— taaaaale. Shrek! If you’ve seen one then you’ve seen them all, you may have even seen this exact Shrek & Donkey combo before, but Dundalk Community Theatre already knew that and really stepped up their game to reimagine,
Our story starts deep in the middle of a jungle on one of those dark nights…but listen carefully! And you just might hear the wonderful cry of Imagination Stage’s The Jungle Book as it roars to life for young audiences and audiences’ young at heart! A perfect show for the whole family, The Jungle Book is Directed by Janet Stanford and adapted to the stage by Greg Banks. Based on the story by Rudyard Kipling,
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,
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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,