| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:42 PM
When some folks want to take a trip back in time, they read a book. Jonathan Yoke, a 25-year-old engineer, straps on a pair of tights and becomes Alfonso d'Este Duca di Ferrara.
As an actor in the annual Maryland Renaissance Festival, Yoke will...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:10 PM
As Colonial Players Inc. opens its 65th season, the all-volunteer Annapolis-based theater group is planning a season that celebrates the past and seems to foretell a bright future.
The Players' humble beginning was launched when a group of Annapolitans,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:41 AM
To "Grey's Anatomy" fanatics, he'll always be the Golden Globe-nominated actor who plays Dr. Derek Shepherd (more widely known as "McDreamy"). But on Saturday, Patrick Dempsey will be the driver of the No. 27 Porsche in the Grand Prix of Baltimore...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 4:36 PM
For my latest blog for The Baltimore Sun, I thought it might be fun to interview my favorite celebrity, golfer Fuzzy Zoeller.
As you know if you’ve seen my car, Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka is my primary sponsor, but Fuzzy is more than just...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:20 AM
Anarchists have taken over Center Stage.
Not the bomb-throwing kind, but the quip-smacking, horn-honking, non-sequitur-spinning types known as the Marx Brothers.
Those indelible siblings — weirdly mustachioed Groucho, fake-Italian Chico,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:54 AM
One of the top television series of the summer of 2013 has a Harford County native among its cast members, an actor who has spent nearly 25 years working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry.
"I just thought I really wanted to do...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Prince George's Little Theatre is opening its 54th season with a stellar production of the 1932 madcap comedy "Twentieth Century," a product of the late, legendary Broadway and Hollywood writing team Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:19 AM
The first voice in Tennessee Williams' "The Glass Menagerie" belongs to Tom Wingfield, a budding poet trapped in a boring day job. Serving as guide through the playwright's exquisitely crafted layers of memory and anxiety, Tom dispenses "truth in the...
| Sep 14, 2013
Center Stage could easily have chosen a work of great dramatic depth and weight to open its 51st season — some masterwork of the vast American theatrical canon, like, say, Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" from 1928.
But, noooooooo. Instead,...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:56 AM
After a seven-year fling in Las Vegas, the Miss America Pageant is returning in a week to its birthplace, Atlantic City, N.J.
The pageant began in 1921 as a beachfront bathing-suit contest between beauty competition winners from eight Northeastern...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 12:47 PM
For a few hours, local theatergoers can escape the wintry blast by visiting Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream," continuing through Dec. 22 at Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park.
This entertaining rendition of the...