Amanda N. Gunther | TheatreBloom
Now is the time to seize the day! Third Wall Productions are
staring down the odds— and everyone else who wants to tackle this bear of a
musical production— and seizing the day! Proudly carrying the banner of their
first major children’s inclusive production since 13: The Musical (their second-ever production as a company, almost
three full years ago!), TWP is thrilled to present Disney’s Newsies.
Amanda N. Gunther | TheatreBloom
subject that has been explored since the dawn of written language. From sources
as disparate as the Sphinx’s riddle to Oedipus in Ancient Greek mythology, to
Shakespeare’s classic Seven Ages of Man speech, all the way to Albee, and even The Cher Show, man has expounded on the
concept that any situation in life is filtered through the age and experience
of the character passing through.
You only have one weekend left to see My Fair Lady at Third Wall Productions and I recommend that you do! It is no secret that I dig this company of families, friends, and volunteers who gather out of love to perform three shows a season in the sanctuary of St. Thomas on Providence Road. One of the many ways that their stalwart leader, Mike Zellhofer, shows his generosity is by giving fresh directors an opportunity to work on dream shows.
There’s a face that we hide till the nighttime appears…and what’s hiding inside behind all of our fears— is our true self— locked inside the façade! Who knew that Third Wall Productions’ true self was an astonishing masterpiece of brilliance locked behind the façade of community theatre? In their finest and most extraordinary production since the company’s inception in 2015, Third Wall Productions brings you the stuff of legends, the stuff of nightmares, their true inner workings…with their production of Jekyll &
O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street! Oh please let it be for me! O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin’ down the street— and I know, I know, I know what it must be! Why it’s bringing something special— a classic production— just for me! And all of Charm City as Third Wall Production presents The Music Man as their winter stage offering of 2018. Directed by Mike Zellhofer with Musical Direction by Andrew Zile and William Zellhofer,
What do you want, Baltimore? Do you want the moon? Just say the word and George Bailey will throw a lasso around it and pull it down. Third Wall Productions seems to think that’s a pretty good idea. So they’re going to give you the moon— in the form a musical adaptation of Frank Capra’s Bedford Falls icon, called A Wonderful Life. With Books & Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and Music by Joe Raposo,
You’ve been invited to a marvelous weekend! Aren’t you lucky to all be at Third Wall Productions’ Something’s Afoot? You’re stimulated by the music in the air, there’s murderous mayhem everywhere! Some dazzling costumes with flash and flare! And watch out you don’t get grabbed on your derrière! It’s a remarkably humorous and uplifting production, despite the fact that the bodies are piling up in the library by the dozen! Directed by Mea Holloway with Musical Direction by W.
What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening! What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s a-happening? Jesus Christ Superstar! That’s what’s a-happening! At Third Wall Productions— in temporary residence at St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church in Towson— and it’s shaking down the bricks of the temple— well, the church, at any rate. Directed by Mike Zellhofer with Musical Direction by Daniel Plante, this iconic story of the man of the bible is existing in its finest and purest essence: a story told through song with Third Wall Productions.
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,
The papas! The mammas! The daughters! The sons! They’re all there as tradition would dictate— but! This isn’t your grandfather’s Fiddler on the Roof happening as Third Wall Productions approaches its one-year anniversary! Directed by Lance Bankerd, with Musical Direction by Edward Berlett, this reimagined production of a time-weathered classic is an innovative look at how the flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all. Pulling the production out of the dreary,
Che pazzo! Che buffo! Che divertente! Dio mio, che spettacolo! A-wha? You no speak-a de Italiano? That’s-a okay. Neither do they. Not in Ken Ludwig’s Lend Me a Tenor now appearing at Third Wall Productions, anyhow. This madcap farce filled to the brim of mocking stereotypes will have you choking on-a your spaghetti before the evening is through! Directed by Mea Holloway, this zany runaround comedy is fortified with door-slamming, bed-breaking action that will keep you chuckling from start to finish.
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.
We’ve all got a little more homework to do when it comes to life. Learn not to judge, learn not to label, learn to be yourself! That’s the message that sixteen amazing young performers are preaching at Third Wall Productions and their current presentation of 13: The Musical. Directed by Kali Baklor with Musical Direction by Eliza Van Kan, this up-tempo life lesson of a musical is full of heart and teenage spirit and guaranteed to bring you back to middle school quicker than you can say “popular.”
Middle School nostalgia comes flooding back to the senses with Scenic Designer and Artist Amy Rudai and Set Designer Jordan Hollett,
He’s stuck in the lamest place in the world! Appleton, Indiana! And what’s worse? His Bar Mitzvah is upon him, his parents just got divorced, he’s the new kid at a new school, AND he’s about to turn 13! In the final installment of “A Little More Homework”, the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series that sat down with the cast of Third Wall Productions’ 13: The Musical, we chat with Pierce Elliott about playing Evan.
She’d made her choice, you’re good enough! Good enough to hear what Grace Volpe has to say as the penultimate interviewee in the TheatreBloom exclusive series, “A Little More Homework” featuring the performers of Third Wall Productions’ 13: The Musical.
Thanks for sitting with us, Grace! If you’d give us a quick introduction, we can get going.
Grace Volpe: My name’s Grace. I’m playing Patrice. I go Ridgley Middle School and I’m in sixth grade.
No one says no to a boy with a terminal illness! As the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework” launches into the final three installments, we sit down with Jaylen Fontaine to talk about playing Archie in Third Wall Productions’ 13: The Musical.
If you’d like to introduce yourself, we’ll get started!
Jaylen Fontaine: I’m Jaylen Fontaine. I play Archie. I go to school at Shiloh Middle School in Carroll County and I’m in the seventh grade.
He’s the coolest kid in school and he’s never done— the T. The T? The Tongue! Bret wants to give Kendra The Tongue! Oh my god, you guys! Heading into the homestretch of our TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework” we sit down with Jake Schwartz of Third Wall Productions’ 13: The Musical to get the “t” about “The T.”
Thanks for sitting with us, Jake, would you give us a quick introduction to yourself and we’ll get started?
Readers of TheatreBloom! You’re about to have an O-P-P OPPORTUNITY to find out just what is so special about Kendra from 13: The Musical that everybody wants to date her! In the 12th segment of our ongoing exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework” we sit down with Anastasia Johns to get the details on Miss Popularity herself at Third Wall Productions.
Thanks for giving us a minute, Anastasia, if you want to introduce yourself,
She’s the gal they’re all gabbing about! Gossip queen extraordinaire— that’s Lucy, of 13: The Musical, who is simply bad, bad news! Continuing into the 11th installment of the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework” we sit down with Anike Sonuga to learn all about what it’s like to play the bad girl in the Third Wall Productions’ presentation of 13: The Musical.
Thanks for sitting down with us,
They’ve been thinking. They’ve been thinking! And they’ve got to get with you— these kids of 13: The Musical— they’ve got to get with you so they can share their awesome experience of being in the middle of a middle school musical and talk all about what it’s been like! Rounding the bend past the midway point in the TheatreBloom exclusive series “A Little More Homework” we sit down with Maren Wright-Kerr to discuss her involvement with 13: The Musical at Third Wall Productions.
One, two, three, here they go! These young performers of 13: The Musical are stoked to share their experience regarding the production in this TheatreBloom exclusive interview series— A Little More Homework. Sitting down for our 9th installment, Aidan Slowey talks to us about playing Malcolm in Third Wall Productions’ upcoming showing of 13: The Musical.
Thanks for taking a minute to sit with us, Aiden. Would you introduce yourself and we’ll get started?
If that’s what it is? Then that’s what it is, and this is what it is— part eight of the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series “A Little More Homework” where we’re getting to know the cast of Third Wall Productions’ 13: The Musical. Taking her turn at the microphone to give us the truth about life in middle school, we’re sitting down with Ma’issa Wright-Kerr for her take on the show.
If you’d give us a little introduction,
You see the cover and you judge the book, but don’t turn away without a brand new look! These young performers at Third Wall Productions will have you thinking twice about labels, bullying, and judging people without ever getting to know them. Continuing on the 7th part of an ongoing TheatreBloom exclusive interview series— “A Little More Homework” we sit down with 13: The Musical’s cast member Carly Victor to get her story on being a part of this fantastical teenaged musical experience.
With a voice, and a choice, and incentive to succeed, these kids are certainly going to get you what you need! In this case that’s Part 6 of the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework.” Working our way through the cast of 13: The Musical at Third Wall Productions, we sit down with Chris Owens and talk about the show.
Hi Chris! If you’d tell us a little bit about yourself,
Any minute, we’ll be getting closer, and we’ll be where we want to be! Which is right here at Part 5 of the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework.” Sitting down with Margaret Hamilton, we get the skinny on Molly and being Patrice’s understudy.
Hi Margaret, thanks for sitting with us. If you’d like to introduce yourself, we’ll get going.
Margaret Hamilton: My name is Margaret Hamilton, and I play Molly and Patrice’s understudy.
A friend is a person who most of all cares about what you feel. And we’re making friends fast here with the cast of Third Wall Productions teenage ensemble of 13: The Musical. In the fourth installment of the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, “A Little More Homework” we sit down with ensemble member Morgan Hewitt to discuss what it’s like being a part of the show.
Hi, Morgan! Thanks for sitting down with us!
They’re getting ready stay, they’re getting ready today! These movers are ready to prove that they’ve still got a little more homework to do! Arriving as Part 3 of the TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, we sit down with ensemble member Andi Rudai and talk all about her involvement with 13: The Musical at Third Wall Productions.
Hello there, Andi! Thanks for sitting down with us.
Andi Rudai: Hi! I’m Andi Rudai and I’m just in the ensemble.
You get a little bit taller, a little bit older, a little bit better…all when you’re turning 13! Arriving as the second the a multi-part interview series, “A Little More Homework” TheatreBloom sits down with Jake Clark to discuss life at 13, middle school, and what being a teenager is all about.
Thanks for sitting down with us today! Why don’t you start by telling us who you are, where you go to school,
These kids are cracking from the strain, going totally insane just because they’re about to turn 13! Third Wall productions takes to the stage with the second production of its inaugural season, a rarely produced musical— 13: The Musical. Featuring a story about what it’s like to survive middle school while turning 13, the cast— as it was on Broadway— is filled with actual teenagers! In a TheatreBloom exclusive interview series, we’ve sat down with each member of the 16 person cast to ask them some of the real tough questions about what it’s like to live life at 13.
I’m reviewing the situation; can Baltimore sustain one more community theatre that popped-up overnight? The answer is yes, as Third Wall Productions makes their inaugural production of Oliver! snap jauntily to life in the found-space stage of the Episcopal Church of the Messiah in Hamilton. Produced by Jerry Gietka (who has commemorated producing the show in loving memory of his late sister Bernie) and Directed by Ed Higgins, with Kathryn Weaver as Musical Director,