Articles Tagged With: Ben Shaver

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Rep Stage

“The history of the world, my love, is those below serving those up above.” The daunting lyrics of Stephen Sondheim seem to echo through our world at present, where at the top are seated those privileged few making mock of the vermin in the lower zoo, and what better way to exemplify this than to take one of Sondheim’s darker musical classics and spin it on its head in a modern vent? Rep Stage is giving you Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street with this concept firmly in mind.

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The Last Five Years at Stillpointe Theatre

For the next ten minutes— well times eight but hey— will you share your life with them? With Jamie and Cathy and their story? Can you handle that? They can. Stillpointe Theatre takes Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years and breathes a curious new life into the production by running two casts in rotating rep over the course of the show’s four-weekend run. Featuring a male and female cast, as well as a female and female cast,

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Grey Gardens at Stillpointe Theatre

Everybody thinks and feels differently as the years go by, don’t they? What was once a well-suited lifestyle of grandeur couldn’t possibly still be such a palace of wonder and enchantment when it has all but crumbled around itself into a derelict and repulsive hovel of squalor and rotting pathos. Surely no one would choose to live in such conditions. But then again, who could ever bare to leave Grey Gardens? Kicking off 2017 with an evocative and harrowingly sensational musical drama,

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Review: Rocky Horror Show at Iron Crow Theatre

Are you ready to shiver with antici—

—PATION?

Stamping their hallmark all over The Rocky Horror Show, as Baltimore’s queer theatre, Iron Crow Theatre is starting their very own annual tradition in this historic season of new discoveries. Taking Richard O’Brien’s cult-classic musical to the stage is the Christmas Carol of Halloween this time of year, but what’s making ITC’s production stand-out from others popping up in the area or even in your living room view the television screen?

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Review: The Wild Party at Iron Crow Theatre

No limits.

No boundaries.

No compromise.

Iron Crow Theatre is kicking off their historic 2016/2017 season, entitled “Dark Play”, with a raucous bang, setting the bar high with expectations. Andrew Lippa’s The Wild Party, directed by Sean Elias with Musical Direction by Ben Shaver, lives up to those standards and is a scandalously swinging evening of titillating entertainment which plunges the depths of the seasonal through-line of dark play right from the word go.

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Vanishing Point at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative

Adventure! Amelia Earhart vanishes over the Pacific Ocean: 1937. Mystery! Agatha Christie disappears from roadside, her car is found but she is not: 1926. Spectacle! Aimee Semple McPherson disappears in the ocean without reason: 1926. All three of these enigmatic exciting tales are coming together under one roof in one brand new musical at Stillpointe Theatre Initiative this fall. As the opening show in their 2014/2015 season, Vanishing Point,

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