%2 http://bayweekly.com/articles/feed/theatre-reviews/all en The Talent Machine’s Annie Get Your Gun http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong><em>These talented kids will get your laughs</em></strong></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> Kelsey Cochran </div> </div> </div> <p>Annie Get Your Gun is a classic musical based on real people in the days of America&rsquo;s western expansion. Buffalo Bill&rsquo;s traveling performance entertained people from all walks of life with the best shot around, Frank Butler. That is, the best shot around other than Annie Oakley.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;The story of the girl who could shoot better is brought to life by Talent Machine, a local theater company that has been getting kids on stage since 1987.</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/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun" 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-AnnieGetGun-071416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="71" 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"> Caroline Patterson and Sam Ellis in Annie Get Your Gun. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/talent-machine%E2%80%99s-annie-get-your-gun#comments Theatre Reviews Thu, 14 Jul 2016 16:05:13 +0000 bayweekly_master 33858 at http://bayweekly.com Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s Rent http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-rent <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Stellar, but still shocking after all these years</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>When Jonathan Larson&rsquo;s rock opera Rent, loosely based on Puccini&rsquo;s La Boheme, debuted 20 years ago to a Pulitzer and Tony for Best Musical, it felt so edgy, so raunchy, so shocking with its cast of young radicals: the addicts, the drag queen, the bisexual, the stripper. Despite evolving societal norms and newer crises eclipsing the AIDS epidemic, this blockbuster still has power.</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/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-rent" 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-Rent-070716.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="63" 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"> Andrea Greenwald (Joanne) is ­dynamite with Tim German (Mark) in Tango Maureen. &lt;&lt;photo by Alison Harbaugh of Sugar Farm Productions&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-rent" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-rent#comments Theatre Reviews Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:25:08 +0000 bayweekly_master 33632 at http://bayweekly.com Twin Beach Players’ Much Ado About Nothing http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>An impressive troupe of young people takes on one of the most challenging races in theater</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> Pam Shilling </div> </div> </div> <p>Producing a Shakespeare play is similar to running a marathon. It&rsquo;s grueling, frustrating, thrilling and exhausting &mdash; and that&rsquo;s just training.&nbsp; Maintaining forward motion through the entire course is an accomplishment for any age.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Twin Beach Players youth production of Much Ado About Nothing has taken on that challenge with great success.&nbsp;</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-much-ado-about-nothing" 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/TBP-Much%20Ado%20About%20Nothing-062316.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="59" 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"> Cameron Walker, Conor Reinold, Travis Lehnen and Olivia McClung. </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-much-ado-about-nothing#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Thu, 23 Jun 2016 18:10:49 +0000 bayweekly_master 33554 at http://bayweekly.com Colonial Players’ Good People http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>A very good play balancing good &shy;fortune with bad luck</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>&ldquo;To live in poverty is to exist in a war zone,&rdquo; award-winning Colonial Players director Edd Miller notes in the playbill for Good People. &ldquo;Not necessarily with bullets and bombs but with situational choices of conscience.&rdquo;<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Do choices pull people out of poverty? Determine our lot in life? Or is it luck? Or hard work? Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire and Miller ask us not to decide but to &shy;consider.</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/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people" 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/CP-Good%20People-061616.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="72" 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"> Bernadette Arvidson (Dottie), Shirley Panek (Margie) and Karen Lambert (Jean) enjoy coffee talk. &lt;&lt;photo by Colburn Images&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-good-people#comments Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:42:06 +0000 bayweekly_master 33433 at http://bayweekly.com Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s The Wedding Singer http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-wedding-singer <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Back to the &rsquo;80s</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>To celebrate its 50th season bringing musical theater to Annapolis, Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre has chosen this summer to stage, in reverse order, The Producers, Rent &hellip; and The Wedding Singer. The Producers won 12 out of its 15 Tony nominations, setting the nominations record and joining the short list of musicals winning in every nominated category. Rent was nominated for 10 Tonys and won four, plus the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The Wedding Singer &hellip; five nominations, no wins and critical yawns.</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-wedding-singer" 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/06_09_2016_BayWeekly_12.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"> Jamie Austin Jacobs (center) has the personality, presence and singing voice to make you forget Adam Sandler. &lt;&lt;photo by Alison Harbaugh for Sugar Farm Productions&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-wedding-singer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/performing-arts/article/annapolis-summer-garden-theatre%E2%80%99s-wedding-singer#comments Performing Arts Performing Arts Theatre Reviews Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:56:26 +0000 bayweekly_master 33564 at http://bayweekly.com 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 Twin Beach Players’ The Miser http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Catch the second weekend of fun and frivolity</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> Karen Lambert </div> </div> </div> <p>Time-travel nearly 350 years from the court of King Louis XIV of France to Twin Beach Players&rsquo; version of Molière&rsquo;s 1668 comedy of manners, L&rsquo;Avare. The Miser, as English has it, completes performer/director Jeff Larson&rsquo;s production of a Moliere trilogy, including Tartuffe and the Imaginary Invalid, spanning 14 years of theatrical performances by Twin Beach Players. Through all, he&rsquo;s teamed with company president Sid Curl.</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/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser" 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/TBP-TheMiser-041416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="82" class="imagecache imagecache-lead-image-teaser"/></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/twin-beach-players%E2%80%99-miser#comments Theatre Reviews Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:18:14 +0000 bayweekly_master 32470 at http://bayweekly.com Colonial Players’ The Secret Garden http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Spread the word about this haunted place of miraculous possibilities where the crippled are made whole, body and soul</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>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m sure there is magic in everything,&rdquo; says the invalid child Colin in The Secret Garden, &ldquo;only we have not sense to get hold of it.&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/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden" 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/CP-SecretGarden.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"> From top left, Samuel Edward Ellis as Dickon, Danny Brooks as Ben the gardener, Madi Heinemann as Mary Lennox and Reid Murphy, the ghost of young invalid Colin. &lt;&lt;photo by Colburn Images&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/colonial-players%E2%80%99-secret-garden#comments Theatre Reviews Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:21:25 +0000 bayweekly_master 32472 at http://bayweekly.com Compass Rose Theater’s The Diary of Anne Frank http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/compass-rose-theater%E2%80%99s-diary-anne-frank <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Life, love and inspiration from a humble hiding place</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>The miracle of Anne&rsquo;s work is that no matter our background, it feels like she is talking directly to us. Indeed. Those are the words of Steve Tobin, the director of Compass Rose&rsquo;s beautifully constructed production of The Diary of Anne Frank.</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/theatre-reviews/article/compass-rose-theater%E2%80%99s-diary-anne-frank" 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/CompassRose-AnneFrank-032416.jpg" alt="" title="" width="100" height="64" 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"> Eli Pendry as Peter, Jenny Donovan as Margot, Alicia Sweeney as Mrs. Frank, Steve Lebens as Mr. Frank and Mia Goodman as Anne Frank. &lt;&lt;photo by Stan Barouh&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/compass-rose-theater%E2%80%99s-diary-anne-frank" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/compass-rose-theater%E2%80%99s-diary-anne-frank#comments Theatre Reviews Sat, 02 Apr 2016 10:00:08 +0000 bayweekly_master 32222 at http://bayweekly.com The Wit Hits the Fanjet, and the Laughs Soar http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/wit-hits-fanjet-and-laughs-soar <div class="field field-type-text field-field-tagline-teaser"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><em><strong>Colonial Players presents a laugh-filled farce with Boeing, Boeing</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>French playwright Marc &shy;Camoletti&rsquo;s Boeing Boeing made a successful takeoff overseas in 1962, playing for seven years in London. But on Broadway three years later, it stalled after 23 performances. A movie version with Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis was widely ignored. But a 2008 Broadway revival was a hit, and that version has landed at Colonial Players in Annapolis.</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/theatre-reviews/article/wit-hits-fanjet-and-laughs-soar" 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/cp-boeing-boeing-022516.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"> Gabriella (Sarah Wade), Gloria (Debra Kidwell) and Gretchen (Rebecca Gift) shine as three fiancées being juggled by the same suitor. &lt;&lt;photo by Colburn Images&gt;&gt; </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/wit-hits-fanjet-and-laughs-soar" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://bayweekly.com/articles/theatre-reviews/article/wit-hits-fanjet-and-laughs-soar#comments Theatre Reviews Thu, 25 Feb 2016 16:33:09 +0000 bayweekly_master 31794 at http://bayweekly.com