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Artsmash Critic Tim Smith covers classical music, theater and visual arts in Baltimore and beyond
A feminist venture through the French Revolution at Everyman Theatre

There’s something about “The Revolutionists,” Lauren Gunderson’s funny and moving play now galvanizing the stage of Everyman Theatre, that perfectly matches the tenor of our time.

Blending fact, fiction and fantasy, the playwright puts the audience into the thick of the French Revolution, but not from the usual vantage point, the one focused on the men who led it and bled it.

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'Alice' gets a curiouser adaptation at Baltimore Center Stage, featuring aerials and Demi Lovato music

Filled with odd characters and even more unusual twists on what we think of as reality, Lewis Carroll’s 1865 fantasy “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” is practically ready-made for the stage.

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Reflections on life and death as BSO performs Rouse, Mozart

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s latest program is a matter of life and death.

In “Berceuse Infinie,” receiving its world premiere, the eminent Baltimore-born composer Christopher Rouse spins a spellbinding, not necessarily soothing lullaby for adults.

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Christopher Rouse dedicates his latest work to Marin Alsop; BSO to give premiere

“Berceuse Infinie,” the work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse that receives its world premiere this week from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, opens with only a portion of the violins playing an E. They are instructed to make that note not just very soft, but way beyond soft — instead of writing “pp” (as in pianissimo) on the score, Rouse writes “pppppp.”

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A vibrant return of 'The Lion King' at the Hippodrome in Baltimore

Since the first time was the charm — “The Lion King” played 14 weeks to packed houses at the Hippodrome Theatre on its initial visit in 2005 — what to make of the third time for this epic Disney musical in Baltimore? A lot, as it turns out.

Although aimed at kids in many ways, the piece, with book by Roger Allers and Irene Mecchi, goes far beyond that.

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Baltimore-area theaters put their twist on 'A Christmas Carol'

Only the incurably humbug-prone would bemoan the plentiful adaptations of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” lighting up theaters this season in the Baltimore-Annapolis area.

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