Performing Arts http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/performing-arts en Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-shakespeare-company%E2%80%99s-it%E2%80%99s-wonderful-life-live-radio-play <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A wonderful triple illusion worth your time and money</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Sandra Olivetti Martin </div> </div> </div> <p>You know It&rsquo;s a Wonderful Life, so you know what you&rsquo;re in for: Ordinary guy George Bailey has endured so many setbacks that he makes a good mid-20th century stand-in for Job. We can count ourselves lucky if we&rsquo;ve been saved the perfect synchronization of expectation with denial George suffers. But who &shy;hasn&rsquo;t had setbacks, more than a few?</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-shakespeare-company%E2%80%99s-it%E2%80%99s-wonderful-life-live-radio-play" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/asc-wonderfullife-121715.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="52" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> From left: Rob McQuay, Nick DePinto, Kevin Alan and Sally Boyett. &lt;&lt;photo by Joshua McKerrow&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-shakespeare-company%E2%80%99s-it%E2%80%99s-wonderful-life-live-radio-play" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-shakespeare-company%E2%80%99s-it%E2%80%99s-wonderful-life-live-radio-play#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Mon, 21 Dec 2015 20:18:11 +0000 bayweekly_master 31244 at http://bayweekly.com Anne Arundel Community College’s Les Liaisons Dangereuses http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/anne-arundel-community-college%E2%80%99s-les-liaisons-dangereuses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Can you stretch your comfort zone into 18th century debauchery?</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jim Reiter </div> </div> </div> <p>Give The Theatre at Anne Arundel Community College credit for refusing to play it safe, for going out on a theatrical limb in its choice of productions.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Last spring&rsquo;s Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, as complex and raucous as any musical you&rsquo;ll see, was a case in point. The current Les Liaisons Dangereuses is another example of the theater&rsquo;s propensity for asking itself, and its audiences, to stretch beyond their comfort zones.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/anne-arundel-community-college%E2%80%99s-les-liaisons-dangereuses" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/aaccs-les_liaisons_dangereuses.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="67" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Aladrian Wetzel as Merteuil and Erik Alexis as Valmont. &lt;&lt;photo by Ken Harriford&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/anne-arundel-community-college%E2%80%99s-les-liaisons-dangereuses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/anne-arundel-community-college%E2%80%99s-les-liaisons-dangereuses#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:06:40 +0000 bayweekly_master 24856 at http://bayweekly.com Infinity Theatre’s I Do! I Do! http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre%E2%80%99s-i-do-i-do <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The formula for the chemistry of commitment</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jim Reiter </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>&nbsp; I Do! I Do!</em> has been done over and over in community theaters, repertory theaters, dinner theaters and church basements since it closed on Broadway in 1968. One reason is that its two-person cast and simple single set of a four-poster bed make it far easier and less expensive to mount than the typical big-cast-and-chorus musical, thus very attractive to those looking to bring in an audience at relatively little cost.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre%E2%80%99s-i-do-i-do" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/infinity_i_do_craig_laurie_and_daniella_dalli_photo_by_nancy_anderson_cordell.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="106" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Photo by Nancy Anderson Cordell Both Craig Laurie and Daniella Dalli have personality plus, and their vocal chemistry elevates a score that was never one of Broadway’s more popular. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre%E2%80%99s-i-do-i-do" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre%E2%80%99s-i-do-i-do#comments Performing Arts Arts and Culture Theatre Reviews Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:24:16 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23313 at http://bayweekly.com Twin Beach Players’ Harvey http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-harvey <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Teen players give you hope in youth and humanity</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Michelle Steel </div> </div> </div> <p>An all-teen cast draws a fine line between the real and unreal in Twin Beach Players&rsquo; Harvey. We&rsquo;ve known Elwood P. Dowd since 1944, when Mary Chase&rsquo;s Pulitzer Prize-winning play opened on Broadway, but most notably in James Stewart&rsquo;s 1950 movie incarnation.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;In all those years, nobody has ever seen Dowd&rsquo;s best friend and constant companion, a six-foot-three-inch tall white rabbit named Harvey.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-harvey" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/theater.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="75" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The all-teen actors playing grown-ups are mature in roles and ­dramatic skills. No one missed a beat — or a line. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-harvey" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-harvey#comments Performing Arts Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:25:07 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22918 at http://bayweekly.com The Schemings of Scapin http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/schemings-scapin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Actors may flirt with you and filch your food in this frothy romp back in time</strong></em></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jane Elkin </div> </div> </div> <p>With summer comes another season of Molière for moderns, adapted by Tim Mooney and performed by the Annapolis Shakespeare Company in the Courtyard at Reynolds Tavern.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/schemings-scapin" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/play.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Octave (Michael Windsor) is secretly married to darling Hyacinthe (Jackie Madejski) in this frenzied farce about well-heeled 17th century fools and their gamesome servants. photo by Joshua McKerrow </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/schemings-scapin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/schemings-scapin#comments Performing Arts Arts and Culture Theatre Reviews Thu, 12 Jun 2014 15:03:36 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22661 at http://bayweekly.com 2nd Star’s Hello, Dolly! http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star%E2%80%99s-hello-dolly <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div id="cke_pastebin"><em><strong>It would be a shame for one seat to go empty during this run.</strong></em></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jane C. Elkin </div> </div> </div> <div id="cke_pastebin">Debuting to 10 Tony Awards 50 years ago, Hello, Dolly! is a rarity among musicals: song and dance blend seamlessly with story, its buoyant innocence saving it from contrivance. Based on Thornton Wilder&rsquo;s play The Matchmaker, it&rsquo;s a perfect vehicle for 2nd Star Productions, long recognized for outstanding musicals. The combination of strength in show and talent makes this the best amateur musical production I have seen in 13 years of reviewing.&nbsp;<br /> &nbsp;</div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star%E2%80%99s-hello-dolly" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/theatre.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="70" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Left to right: Jordan Sledd, Genevieve Eldridge, Tim Sayles, Nori Morton, Mark Jeweler, Austin Dare, Aaron Barker and Rebekka Meyer. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star%E2%80%99s-hello-dolly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star%E2%80%99s-hello-dolly#comments Performing Arts Arts and Culture Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:35:21 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22536 at http://bayweekly.com Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s 42nd Street http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-42nd-street <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Gather under the stars for satins and sequins, top hats and tails and vocal harmonies with that Merry Melodies brand of manic sweetness</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jane C. Elkin </div> </div> </div> <p>It seems only yesterday we were urged to come and meet those dancing feet &hellip; on 42nd Street. But the 2001 revival of the 1980 Broadway hit (both multiple Tony Award winners) debuted as a 1933 Warner Brothers film starring Ruby Keeler and Ginger Rogers. Now Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre brings back this buoyant musical extravaganza, after a 20-year hiatus, in a show billed as a &ldquo;bold celebration of the transcendent joys of Broadway.&rdquo;</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yes </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-42nd-street" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/asgt.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="88" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Hannah Thornhill is ingénue Peggy Sawyer, who wins the heart of Broadway director Julian Marsh (played by Brandon Deitrick). &lt;photo by Rachel Parker&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-42nd-street" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-42nd-street#comments Performing Arts Arts and Culture Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 29 May 2014 16:03:24 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 22408 at http://bayweekly.com Infinity Theatre Company’s The Emperor’s New Clothes http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre-company%E2%80%99s-emperor%E2%80%99s-new-clothes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>A show of fun and fashion delights kids and the adults who bring them</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Jim Reiter </div> </div> </div> <p>Infinity Theatre &mdash; which has gained a solid reputation for bringing New York talent to the Annapolis stage &mdash; gives young audiences as well as adults a taste of professional theater.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Infinity&rsquo;s production of The Emperor&rsquo;s New Clothes is a delight; you know it&rsquo;s a winner when the parents and grandparents cheer and clap as enthusiastically as the kids they&rsquo;ve accompanied.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre-company%E2%80%99s-emperor%E2%80%99s-new-clothes" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/emperor_copy.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="68" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-image-caption"> <div class="field-label">Image Caption:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Annapolis’s Harrison Smith plays the Emperor. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre-company%E2%80%99s-emperor%E2%80%99s-new-clothes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/infinity-theatre-company%E2%80%99s-emperor%E2%80%99s-new-clothes#comments Performing Arts Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:13:22 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23182 at http://bayweekly.com All the World’s a Stage http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/all-world%E2%80%99s-stage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Talent Machine&rsquo;s young actors are rehearsing for life</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Madeline Hughes </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Talent Machine is a gifted crew of kids and volunteers who make magic for audiences of every age. This year, the seven- to 14-year-old troupe is working on <em>Peter Pan</em>; the kids have learned lines, choreography and music to captivate audiences. From this experience, they&rsquo;ll take away more than memories and new friends.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;As actors, they have learned to manage their time, to carry on when things didn&rsquo;t go according to plan and to work with different people. Most of all, they have gained confidence in themselves.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/all-world%E2%80%99s-stage" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/talentmachine-dancers.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="66" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/all-world%E2%80%99s-stage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/all-world%E2%80%99s-stage#comments Performing Arts Performing Arts News People Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:17:29 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23193 at http://bayweekly.com The Play’s the Thing http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/play%E2%80%99s-thing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Two past winners illustrate the magic of make-believe</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-article-author"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> Article Author:&nbsp;</div> Michelle Steel </div> </div> </div> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Make a play! Bay Weekly challenged two aspiring young playwrights to show us how the Twin Beach Players Kids Playwriting Festival lights the fire of creativity.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Holmes and Watson Make the Best Summer Ever is the result.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-weekly-featured-article"> <div class="field-label">Weekly Featured Article:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> No </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-attached-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/articles/performing-arts/article/play%E2%80%99s-thing" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser imagecache-linked imagecache-lead-image-teaser_linked"><img src="http://bayweekly.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/lead-image-teaser/images/slider-tab-thumbs/sherlockhomes.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="60" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/play%E2%80%99s-thing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/play%E2%80%99s-thing#comments Performing Arts Arts and Culture Performing Arts Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:44:55 +0000 bayweekly_moderator 23195 at http://bayweekly.com