| 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...
| Nov 3, 2012
| 9:35 PM
'Saturday Night Fever' (1977)
Travolta earned his first Oscar nomination — and proved he was more than Vinnie Barbarino on TV's "Welcome Back, Kotter" — as the Brooklyn teenager who becomes a big man on the disco dance floor.
"It was a...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 8:26 AM
Visit the rock-and-rollin' 1950s at Rydell High in the musical, "Grease," opening at Phoenix Festival Theater Sept. 7. You'll hear songs like "Summer Nights," "Greased Lightnin'," "We Go Together" and "You're the One That I Want," performed by girls in...
| Sep 7, 2011
"Bye Bye Birdie," which opens Sept. 9 at Phoenix Festival Theater, is bursting with Harford County talent.
Roger Schulman directs the frothy Michael Stewart-Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical, which shows how 1960s bobby-soxers and their protective...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 12:22 PM
After selling more than 100 million albums, starring in one of America's most beloved films and finding time to be a wife, mother and author, Olivia Newton-John has earned a break.
But don't tell her that — she's as dedicated as ever, focusing on...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:44 PM
Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit.
Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 11:47 AM
Live at the lakefront
Keyboard virtuoso Greg Hatza will bring his Greg Hatza ORGANization to the Lake Kittamaqundi Lakefront Thu., July 28, 8 p.m., at the Lake Kittamaqundi lakefront. The Richard Walton Group will perform jazz Sat., July 30, 8 p.m., at...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 4:56 PM
Most of the cast members in Catonsville Youth Theatre's production of "Grease" live in Anne Arundel County, so it seemed practical to offer the show in an Arundel venue.
On Aug. 19, "Grease" will open as the first full weekend production at the Robert...