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Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is...
'Godspell' Wilde Lake High School's theater department will present the musical based on the Gospel of Matthew at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, March 7-9, at the Jim Rouse Theatre, 5460 Trumpeter Road in Columbia. Tickets are $12. Information: 410-313-6965....
The Baltimore SunYesterday, I sent this message to the newsroom staff: We will not be using the word “Frankenstorm” in coverage of Hurricane Sandy, because the term trivializes a serious and potentially deadly event. It’s acceptable in direct quotes, but...
Comic book fans rejoice! Sunday night's season finale of "The Walking Dead" on AMC was thrilling on its own, but those viewers who have read the source material — Robert Kirkman's comic book — might have needed an inhaler and an SPU (spare...
Adam Grabau's life may have turned out much differently if redistricting in Columbia hadn't prompted his transfer from Atholton High School. "I was in their JROTC program and I was pretty gung-ho about the military," the Howard County native says. "After...
Tags: Music Theater, Music, Warner Theatre, Theater, Howard County
Few films in movie history — and maybe no other film by a first-time writer-director — proved to be the breakthrough moment for as many talents as a made-in-Baltimore comedy-drama called "Diner." Viewers still respond to all the people in it,...
Tags: Music, Ellen Barkin, Tyne Daly, Anxiety, Barbara A. Mikulski
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-...
Programming for open-air festivals is like programming for neighborhood theaters: You've got to know your audience. The Little Italy Outdoor Film Festival almost started a mini-riot one year when organizers decided not to open with "Moonstruck." Never...
Medieval knights searching in all the wrong places for the Holy Grail, singing as they go, will help fuel the first full season in the Patricia and Arthur Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric. So will John Waters, Baltimore's champion of all...
Tags: Music Theater, Dancing, Frank Sinatra, Poetry, Music
Sun Theater CriticNEW YORK - If Margo Lion hadn't come down with a head cold three years ago, none of this would have happened. She was in bed, nursing the sniffles and watching videos, when it hit her: Hairspray, the 1988 movie by counterculture filmmaker John Waters,...
Sun Architecture CriticThe show begins long before the curtain rises. That's all one needs to know to appreciate the dramatic transformation of Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, which reopens Tuesday after a $62 million restoration and modernization. The architects and artisans...
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