| Mar 19, 2014
| 8:40 AM
A record number of Hereford High School students auditioned for the upcoming musical, "Grease," to be performed April 3-6. Most of them were already familiar with the 1978 movie featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John, and they knew the lyrics to...
| 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...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Erin Paxton, a rising senior at Severna Park High School, had never attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show. But for this year's celebration, she was the center of attention.
Paxton, 17, was chosen to...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 12:04 PM
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre looks to have a sure hit in "Avenue Q," a 2004 triple Tony Award winner for best musical, best score and best book.
Running through July 29, this musical featuring a cast of puppets and actors comically dealing with...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"Legally Blonde: The Musical" proves to be an ideal production for Children's Theatre of Annapolis, following the troupe's promise to provide professional on-stage opportunities for young performers.
In its second main stage play of the 2012-2013 season,...
| Jan 7, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Late last month, Tom Cruise heroically came to Sara Lindsey's rescue. More recently, Matt Damon offered the Howard County native a boatload of money to allow his corporation to lease her land.
Granted, these events happen in the movies and not in real...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 2:23 PM
In its summer offering of the award-winning hit "Legally Blonde — The Musical," Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia has a light-hearted, fast-paced romantic comedy.
Toby's production, the area premiere of Laurence O'Keefe's and Nell Benjamin's...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Phoenix Festival Theater, a community theater at Harford Community College, will perform the musical'Grease' Sept. 7 to 9 and 14 to 16 in the Chesapeake Theater on campus.
This 1950's rock 'n' roll musical features Rydell High's spirited Class of '59....
| Aug 1, 2012
| 1:36 PM
A summer night at the theater seems like just the right occasion to hear the song "Summer Nights" in "Grease." It's the kind of show that can be enjoyed in any season, of course, but it's so light and silly that it's especially welcome at this time of...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 6:57 PM
A slimmed-down Edna Turnblad shared the stage with her creator, John Waters, last night, much to the delight of scores of star-crazed fans.
Well, it wasn't exactly Edna, the zaftig stage mom from Waters' "Hairspray," who took to the stage at the Maryland...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Oscar-nominated actor John Travolta will sit down for a public conversation with John Waters at Baltimore's Maryland Institute College of Art.
The man who created Edna Turnblad and the actor who brought the zaftig housewife of "Hairspray" to full-...
| Nov 5, 2012
| 7:32 AM
John Travolta knew what he wanted to do with the role of Edna Turnblad, the zaftig housewife at the center of "Hairspray." The movie's producers, however, weren't so sure.
Especially when he insisted on using a Bawlamer accent.
"I got fought on it, by...