Performing Arts http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/arts-and-culture/performing-arts en 2nd Star Productions’ Guys and Dolls http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A sure bet for a good 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 C. Elkin </div> </div> </div> <p>From auditions to curtain, every theater production is a gamble, but 2nd Star Productions&rsquo; Guys and Dolls beats the odds. A period piece lampooning its own subculture, this 1950 Tony winner for Best Musical still feels funny and frisky from the opening Call to Post to the classic Fugue for Tinhorns. It grabs you by the lapels and doesn&rsquo;t let go as Nicely Nicely Johnson (James Hulcha), Benny Southstreet (Nathan Bowen) and Rusty Charlie (Daniel Starnes) vow I Got the Horse Right Here.</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/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls" 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/2ndStar-GuysDolls-Take%20Back%20Your%20Mink.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"> The Hot Box dolls turn burlesque into burlee-cute in Take Back Your Mink. &lt;&lt;photo by Nate Jackson Photography&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/2nd-star-productions%E2%80%99-guys-and-dolls#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Mon, 06 Jun 2016 17:25:39 +0000 bayweekly_master 33210 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 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