| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:49 AM
Psychic powers are not required to detect the problems with "Ghost the Musical," which haunts the Hippodrome this week as part of a national tour.
For a start, it's over-produced. It seems the creators wanted to have it both ways, wanted it to be a...
| Feb 23, 2014
| 6:25 AM
Five months before Kwame Kwei-Armah's initial three-year contract as artistic director of Center Stage was to expire, the board of directors has extended this tenure through June 2018. The company's managing director, Stephen Richard, who started in 2012,...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:40 AM
Kitchen workers are busy at St. James United Methodist Church. The annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is set for March 4, 5-7 p.m. with a menu that includes pancakes, sausage patties, baked apples, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits and beverages.
| Feb 25, 2014
| 5:02 AM
The curtain-raising scene of Jesus appearing "in ancient upstate New York" is the first little clue that "The Book of Mormon" is not your average Broadway musical. By the time the show ends, every politically incorrect button has been pushed, every...
| Feb 28, 2014
The River Hill High School theatre arts department presents "The Drowsy Chaperone" March 6-9 at 12101 Route 108 in Clarksville. The play tells the tale of a modern-day musical theater fanatic listening to and narrating his favorite...
| Mar 1, 2014
Humor, unlike music, isn't a universal language. I mention this up front for the benefit of anyone who cannot find anything funny in religion, poverty, disease, genital mutilation or various other things targeted in "The Book of Mormon," the mega-...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Youth Ministry of St. Louis Catholic Church in Clarksville presents the 33rd annual Italian Dinner on March 9 from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Dining takes place in the school auditorium. This is an awesome community event and the food is excellent. As in...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:20 AM
"The Drowsy Chaperone," a musical show-within-a-show, will be presented by the River Hill High School Theatre Arts Department March 6-9. The show promises to be a fun, laugh-out-loud experience for the entire family as the audience is immersed in the...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Over the course of 24 years, Signature Theatre has given 42 premieres, 18 of them musicals. This commitment to new work cannot be praised enough, even if it's hard to summon much enthusiasm for the 18th of those musicals, "Beaches."
This piece is based...
| Mar 8, 2014
A down-to-earth guy from a working-class city is determined to succeed in a tough business. Punching above his weight, he beats the odds and makes it into the ring, cheered on by a crowd that includes a woman who shares his modest roots and encourages his...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:09 PM
With "Little Shop of Horrors" set to open this weekend, Edgewood High School's drama department continues to bloom and flourish.
Twenty-five years and one brand-new building later, the school's musical theatre program has become more sophisticated and...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 9:49 AM
"The Book of Mormon" may not be to everyone's taste (I've had pretty spirited correspondence from some folks who took offense), but the mega-musical had no trouble drawing crowds on its first visit to Baltimore. The result turned out to be historic....