Amanda N. Gunther | TheatreBloom
First and foremost, there is
no freaking monkey. It is important to know right off the top that this
national tour of the 2009 Broadway smash hit, written by Chris D’Arienzo,
paying homage to the big hair bands of 80’s pop/rock radio is nothing like
the horrendous, bloated travesty of a movie by Adam Shankman that was more
offensive than his previous ruination of cult classic Hairspray.
You take the high road and we’ll take the ROCK ROAD!! And we’ll be standing at the world’s first hybrid crossroads of Irish Dance and Rock-N-Roll! Join us in a TheatreBloom exclusive interview as we chat with Co-Creator Scott Doherty about Rockin’ Road to Dublin before it swoops into Baltimore for its one-night engagement at The Hippodrome Theatre.
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All magic shows are pretty much the same; or so I thought. Last night I was kept on the edge of my seat by brilliant lighting effects, stadium rocking music, comedy, thrilling acts and even a little Strange. Sam Strange that is.
Right from the start Fernando Velasco – Visual Magic Expert, had us asking, “how did he do that?” with his ability to make doves appear and disappear in thin air.
Abracadabra! Alakazam! With a wave of a wind and a flick of the hand you’ve got— MAGIC. And not just any magic but Champions of Magic coming live to The Hippodrome Theatre this February! In a TheatreBloom exclusive interview, we took a quick across-the-pond call with illusionist and magician Sam Strange— of Young & Strange, one of the featured magic acts appearing with Champions of Magic— to chat about the craft and what has him so fascinated with magic and illusion enough to want to perform it world-wide.
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,
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.
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.
Thanks for chatting with us, if you’d just give us a quick introduction, we’ll get started!
One moment in time— is all you’ll need to procure your ticket to The Bodyguard musical as it lands in The Hippodrome Theatre at The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. As a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series, the iconic film turned stage musical— based on the Warner Bros. screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and newly adapted book by Alexander Dinelaris— is bringing the spirit of Whitney Houston to Baltimore.
Stay in my arms if you dare! Must I imagine you there? Imagine no more as The Bodyguard tour hits The Hippodrome Theatre at The France-Merrick Performing Arts Center. As a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series, the iconic film turned stage musical is taking cities across America by storm. In a TheatreBloom exclusive interview, we sit down with Judson Mills who plays the titular character of the show,
You gotta get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart. Because sometimes life goes the way you want it to and sometimes it doesn’t. But sometimes when it doesn’t, you find something beautiful. And Baltimore is finding that something beautiful right now in a world that’s turned upside down and doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Live theatre art is doing what it was always meant to do,
The most exciting time of year for theatergoers everywhere is when their favorite theatres start to announce the upcoming season. Charm City is no exception and The Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore has just announced major plans for its 2017/2018 season. The CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series is making a big splash with seven tremendous Broadway sensations sweeping through over the next year and TheatreBloom was so excited to share the news, we had to have a chat with Ron Legler,
You’ll feel the earth— move— under your feet as the sensational Broadway hit show, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, lands at The Hippodrome Theatre Baltimore as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series. In a TheatreBloom exclusive interview, we take a moment to chat with Ben Fankhauser, currently playing songwriter Barry Mann in the show, to hear all about the Beautiful experience.
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Just one look and I can hear a bell ring! One more look and I forget everything— oh, oh! I didn’t forget to get my ticket to the Farewell Tour of Mamma Mia! as it pays a one-weekend only visit to Charm City in Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series. The Broadway sensational smash-hit musical is making the rounds one final time and it is a must-see performance with astonishing talent,
If you change your mind, be the first in line— there are tickets left— take a chance on them! That’s right, Abba fans, you haven’t missed your chance to see The Farewell Tour of Mamma Mia one last time as it visits The Hippodrome here in Charm City. In a TheatreBloom exclusive interview, we’ve sat down with Sarah Smith, playing Rosie, to have a chat about her experience with the show and get the inside scoop on what it’s like to be a part of Donna and The Dynamos.
For those of you of gut-tickling constitution, for those of you who enjoy the mirthful art— of comedy, shenanigans, and all-around good things— then this tale is exactly the place to start! Indisputably a musical sensation— having won four Tony Awards including that for Best New Musicals— A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a roaring good evening of laughable levity at the theatre. Appearing for one week only in Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series,
He’s a D’Ysquith! He’s a D-apostrophe Y-squith! And he’s determined to take his rightful place in Highurst Castle and inherit the fortune that belongs to him. If only there weren’t so many pesky relatives in his way! Journey onward down the path of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder in a TheatreBloom exclusive interview with master player Kevin Massey, undertaking the role of Monty Navarro, and we find out just how to plot murder most fabulously foul and engage in the high class art of love.
There’s so much more to do! Shopping, cooking, baking, wrapping— and there’s only 17 days to go! Because it all comes down to Christmas! And if you’re in Baltimore at The Hippodrome Theatre, then you’ve only got seven more chances to see A Christmas Story, The Musical before it hops on Santa’s magic sleigh and flies away for the holiday! Presented as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series,
You’ll shoot your eye out! And the iconic leg lamp! All of the hallmarks that make an A Christmas Story, one of America’s favorite Christmas movies, are now incorporated into a live stage musical just in time for the holiday season. The touring production is landing in Charm City to kick off Christmas in the first full week of December! In a TheatreBloom exclusive interview, we have a quick chat with performer Joey Little— a native of Reisterstown— and find out just what it’s like to be a part of the iconic holiday musical show.
Impossible things are happening every day! Think you know Cinderella? Think again! An impossibly enchanting, delightfully reimagined retelling of the classic fairytale has made its way to Charm City— as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series— at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre! Remarkably re-envisioned, this Rogers & Hammerstein classic receives an edge of modernity that flitters with warm humor into our present day reality without ever leaving the realm of the fairytale.
Bippity-boppity-BAM! This isn’t your mother’s Cinderella. In the newly woven magic spell of the Rogers & Hammerstein classic, the shiny glass-slippered fairytale gets a retelling, a retooling, and a new look on how the story happened. Sitting down with us for an exclusive TheatreBloom interview, we chat with Sarah Primmer, playing Madame (aka the evil Stepmother), about the story and what her journey has been like so far.
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They were just four guys under a neighborhood street lamp singing someone else’s number one hits. If you ask those four guys how it all happened, you’ll get four different stories, but the truth of the matter is when those four guys found their sound? The Jersey Boys were born. For a one-week only limited engagement, the smash-hit musical Jersey Boys (with Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music by Bob Gaudio,
You can’t hang up on someone via a letter. In today’s much too fast-paced world where everything is tweeted and texted or shouted through smart phones, the intimacy between two lovers is lost, the warmth and heartfelt feeling that can only be felt when personally putting a pen to paper has all but faded from the memories of mankind. Evoking a spark of true tenderness from this art form of letter-writing, Love Letters— as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series — arrives to Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre after following a successful and critically acclaimed run on Broadway.
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” The line from Erich Segal’s novel popularized by the 1970 film adaptation of Love Story never gets old. 46 years later the dynamic acting duo from the film have reunited— this time on the stage— for a performance of A. R. Gurney’s Love Letters, appearing for just eight performances in the heart of Charm City’s Bromo Arts District at the Hippodrome Theatre.
Tale as old as time, tune as old as song! The timeless Disney classic Beauty & The Beast returns to Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre this spring as a part of the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series. Presented by NETworks Presentations LLC, the classic fairytale musical brings all of your favorite characters home to Charm City for a fantastical night out at the theatre. Directed by Rob Roth, this Disney delight is geared for younger audiences and of course those young at heart,
There was a cabaret. And there was a master of ceremonies. There was a theatre called The Hippodrome in a city called Baltimore, and inside life was beautiful. The Roundabout Theatre Company presents, in conjunction with the CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway Series, an astounding production of Cabaret. The evocative music of John Kander paired to perfection with the lyrics of Fred Ebb, and a striking book by Joe Masteroff,
“Nobody puts baby in a corner.” Johnny Castle’s immortal line repeated like a wave of mantras through the pre-show audience, ranging in age from people who have older siblings who have the film memorized to people who were teenagers during the play’s setting of the summer of 1963. Now appearing in musical form, Dirty Dancing, with Book by Eleanor Bergstein and Music and Lyrics by John Morris, takes to the stage at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre at the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center as a part of the Broadway Across America— CareFirst Hippodrome Broadway series.