| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:19 AM
Marilyn Johnson has only been running her sewing studio out of its new location for about three months, but a visitor could be forgiven for thinking she's been in the same space for years.
And they wouldn't be too far from the truth. Johnson's new...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:24 AM
One of the most memorable scenes in the film "12 Years a Slave" is a long close-up of actor Chiwetel Ejiofor's eyes, wide with amazement as his character regains his freedom after enduring the brutal bonds of slavery on Louisiana plantations.
It is a...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:20 AM
If you want to tune into what America was like on the home front during World War II, "The 1940's Radio Hour" is a nostalgic musical revue that's bursting with songs from that era.
This Silhouette Stages production transforms the stage at the Slayton...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:40 AM
For Catonsville Children's Theatre founder and executive director, Nick Gough, and his wife, Barbara, enabling children to act is the goal, not memorizing lines or rote repetition of a script.
Nick said the young actors are considered "partners" and...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:10 AM
During next week's Charm City Fringe Fest, audiences will be able to ponder a nuclear holocaust drama starring Charlie Chaplin, meet a young German girl who used to mistake the Nazi salute for a friendly greeting, and throw tomatoes at actors performing...
| Nov 2, 2013
In John Logan's heralded play "Red," the brilliant, suffered-no-fools painter Mark Rothko doesn't have much patience for his new assistant, Ken.
"You have a lot to learn, young man," the artist says. "Philosophy. Theology. Literature. Poetry. Drama....
| Nov 3, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Janet Luby, co-founder of Bay Theatre Company, and Belinda Fraley Huesman, executive director of Chesapeake Arts Center, recently met to discuss the status of their organizations' partnership.
A three-stage revival plan for Bay Theatre was put into...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:03 PM
It's talky, contrived and a little creaky, but John Logan's "Red," the two-actor play on the boards at Everyman Theatre, is also remarkably absorbing, even uplifting. Who knew art history could be so much fun?
Sorry, that sounds flip. And "Red" is...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:59 AM
Eighteen characters, but only one actor. That's a lot of work for one guy, no matter how you slice it.
But Chazz Palminteri isn't complaining, not in the least. After all, he's got no one to blame but himself.
"A Bronx Tale" is all Palminteri's doing,...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
"Jersey Boys," the durable jukebox musical about the Four Seasons, has worked its way back to Baltimore, hanging on to what it's got — a whole bunch of popular songs interspersed with tales of triumph, tribulation and more triumph.
For those who...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Actor Chazz Palminteri performed his one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," based on the 1993 film of the same name (which was, itself, based on the very same original one-man show), in Baltimore on Sunday ("The 18 sides of Chazz Palminteri," Nov. 15). Its chief...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:34 AM
Few holiday movies give such cinematic chestnuts as "It's a Wonderful Live" and "White Christmas" a real run for their money, but, every now and then, one takes off. In 1983, it was the wry, nostalgic "A Christmas Story." Twenty years later, it was the...