Articles Tagged With: Bambi Johnson

Urinetown at Phoenix Festival Theatre

It was a
cold and rainy night. Ironic, since I was on my way to see a play about a drought.
I was driving to Harford County. A place that has been in the news recently
because one of its politicians apologized for making a racial remark that she
didn’t recall making. Fitting since this show also features nasty politicians.
Finally, I arrived at Harford Community College and Urinetown. Wow! What an unexpected surprise!

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Newsies at Street Lamp Productions

Now is the time seize the day! Or in this case, “Carpe scaena!” And seize the stage like they did! Street Lamp Productions presentation of Disney’s Newsies, Directed and Choreographed by Bambi Johnson, is well worth the drive to Rising Sun, MD. I reckon it may be a bit out of the way for some Baltimore City folk, (Admittedly, had my mother not lived in Colora for over eleven years, I may not have known about it either.) but I promise you it’s worth the trip.

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Evil Dead: The Musical at Deer in the Spotlight Productions

What the f**k was that?!? The theatre’s filled with zombies!

What the f**k was that?!? And there’s blood upon your shoe!

It can only be the cult classic Evil Dead: The Musical reincarnated for its third year, now appearing live with Deer in the Spotlight Productions! This year with TWO BLOODY LOCATIONS. Directed by Bob Denton & Bambi Johnson, with Musical Direction by Shane Jensen,

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Chess at Tidewater Players

Are you where you want to be and who you want to be and doing what you always said you would? Tidewater Players, the resident theatre company of Havre de Grace, is where they want to be and who they want to be and doing what they always said they would! Making a bold move by opening their 2018/2019 season with a politically charged production of Chess (the musical in concert), Tidewater Players stands to set the tone for their season with this shocking opening gambit.

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Jesus Christ Superstar at Street Lamp Productions

Jesus Christ Superstar— is exactly what they say you are: a superstar… production, that is. Unfathomably brilliant in its modern conceptualization, Director and Choreographer Bambi Johnson brings this game-changing, classical Andrew Lloyd Webber musical theatre sensation to the intimate black box stage of Street Lamp Productions and creates superb divinity in the theatrical experience that is Jesus Christ Superstar. At the risk of sounding repetitive, it’s a superstar theatrical engagement that is presented with an incredible deal of talent,

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Heathers at Street Lamp Productions

In a time where our students are facing issues with identity, popularity, socializing, and acceptance on an almost minute-by-minute basis, a show like Heathers, where each character openly discusses their role in the social environment of high school, is poignant, relevant, and necessary. Street Lamp Productions’ brilliant performance of the musical hits all of the right notes, both literally and metaphorically.

Based on the 1980’s cult-movie of the same name,

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Evil Dead: The Musical at Deer in the Spotlight Productions

There are five college students jammed in a car— on spring break vacation and they’re going really far! join them. They are five college students on their way to an old abandoned cottage in the woods! Join Them. What could possibly go wrong? JOOOOIIIN THEEEEM!!! Deer in the Spotlight Productions is striking up its annual tradition of Evil Dead: The Musical, this year appearing in the black box stage space of Street Lamp Productions.

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Seussical at Street Lamp Productions

If you’ve brains in your head and you’ve feet in your shoes

Then hurry up quick! There’s no time to lose!

For two hours of whimsy! For two hours of fun!

You must take a journey up to Rising Sun!

There’s a little black box theatre there, tucked away in a corner

And if you need a great show, they’re what the doctor ordered!

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Bambi Johnson working with the cast of The Little Mermaid in rehearsal

Beloved Artistic Director Bambi Johnson Unjustly Fired From Milburn Stone Theatre

“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,

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Review: Cats at Milburn Stone Theatre

Jellicle cats come out tonight! Jellicle cats come one, come all! Jellicle cats at Milburn Stone— Jellicle cats have a Jellicle Ball! And you too will find yourself among the feline fantasy world of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats if you dare to venture to the Milburn Stone Theatre for a sensational production of Broadway’s second-longest running musical. Directed and Choreographed by Bambi Johnson with Musical Direction by Shane Jensen, this phenomenally enchanting evening is whimsy incarnate and invites you to a wildly wondrous world of feline fantasy that will delight every family this holiday season.

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On Holiday! An Interview with an American Idiot, or The Director Thereof at Milburn Stone Theatre

Don’t want to be an American Idiot? Then you’re going to have to travel up to Milburn Stone Theatre to see their visceral production of Green Day’s American Idiot. But before you do, we’ll put you in the know and keep you informed by presenting you with a TheatreBloom exclusive interview with the show’s Director Lance Bankerd. Hear what Lance has to say regarding the production and what it means to today’s audiences.

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Review: The Little Mermaid at Milburn Stone Theatre

Milburn Stone Theatre’s got no troubles, life is the bubbles under the sea! They’ve got the spirit, you’ve got to hear it, and yes it’s hotter under their water— why who better to bring the magic of Disney to the main stage than the theatre’s new Artistic Director Bambi Johnson? Opening up a sensational production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, with music and lyrics by Howard Ashman, Glenn Slater, and Alan Menken,

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Part of Your World: Meet the Actors of Milburn Stone Theatre’s The Little Mermaid- Karalyn Joseph

I don’t know when, I don’t know how, but the end of the series got here just now! Read and you’ll see, the last one to be, “Part of Your World.” Launched just in time to celebrate opening weekend of The Milburn Stone Theatre production of The Little Mermaid, TheatreBloom concludes the series by sitting down with Karalyn Joseph, who is currently playing the title character in the production.

Thank you for sitting down with us,

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Part of Your World: Meet the Actors of Milburn Stone Theatre’s The Little Mermaid- Nance Weber

We’ll admit that in the past she’s been a nasty…they weren’t kidding when they called her, well, a witch. We’re talking about Ursula, of course, and not the delightful Nance Weber who is playing the nasty villain in Milburn Stone Theatre’s production of The Little Mermaid. In the fourth installment of the “Part of Your World” interview series, we’ve sat down with Nance to find out what it’s like to take on such an iconic villain.

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Part of Your World: Meet the Actors of Milburn Stone Theatre’s The Little Mermaid- Eyvo

When Triton’s free-spirited daughter Ariel needs constant supervision, Sebastian is just the crab to keep an eye on her! Exploring the world under the sea in Part 3 of the “Part of Your World” interview series, TheatreBloom sits down with Eyvo to discuss playing the comic crustacean and all it entails.

Thanks for giving us a minute of your time, Eyvo! If you want to tell us who you’re playing in the show and what of your work the readers might recognize,

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Part of Your World: Meeting the Actors of Milburn Stone Theatre’s The Little Mermaid- Carl Pariso & Zach Rogers

Look at this stuff! Isn’t it neat! Wouldn’t you think these interviews are complete? Well, you will once you read them, naturally. Join TheatreBloom in an exclusive 5-part series that delves “under the sea” at Milburn Stone Theatre to meet some of performers of their upcoming production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid. Kicking off the “Part of Your World” series, we get underway with Zach Rogers and Carl Pariso, playing Grimsby and Prince Eric respectively.

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Review: West Side Story at Milburn Stone Theatre

They’re unstoppable. They’ve got magic. They’re in the air. Just like Tony and Maria, Milburn Stone Theatre is flying 12 feet above everyone else as they boldly attempt a production of West Side Story. Known for its dance-intensive approach to musical theatre, this Sondheim-Bernstein adaptation of Shakespeare’s most tragic love story comes to the main stage under the Direction of Bambi Johnson and Musical Direction of Shane Jensen. Jets.

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Review: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum at Milburn Stone Theatre

Old situations! New complications! Something for everyone at Milburn Stone tonight! A true feel-good comedy for everyone, one of Sondheim’s earliest musicals barrels its way through the doors at the theatre housed on the Cecil College Campus and is received to herculean applause. Directed by John Desmone with Musical Direction by Nicole Tart, this witty farcical evening of entertainment delivers on the promise of the show’s opening number, with comedy tonight!

Rome is looking splendid in its three house representation conceptualized and created by the theatre’s Technical Director Bob Denton.

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Review: Spamalot at The Milburn Stone Theatre

God, the all-knowing, has misplaced a cup and has tasked King Arthur of Camelot, along with his rag-tag bunch of British knights, to find it. As it turns out, it’s hiding at the Milburn Stone Theatre way up in North East Maryland. Look no further on this quest for grails, Broadway shows, and knights who say “Ni” as Monty Python’s Spamalot has been found. Directed by S. Lee Lewis with Musical Direction by Shane Jensen,

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Tarzan(Frankie Rowles) and Jane (Carli Smith)

Review: Tarzan at The Milburn Stone Theatre

With every ending comes a new beginning and that’s exactly what is swinging into town up at The Milburn Stone Theatre as they present Tarzan, the stage musical based on the epic Disney film. With book by David Henry Hwang, and Music and Lyrics by Phil Collins, this catchy family show is filled with fun for everyone. Directed by Bambi Johnson, this production is quickly earning a spot in the hearts of audiences everywhere.

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