| Oct 14, 2013
| 5:19 AM
In this week’s episode, teams travel from Chile to Portugal. Six little words make it sound so easy, don’t they? But it’s all a lie.
Travel Agents: Helpful or Horrible?
The teams leave the Pit Stop between 6:30 pm and 12:30 am....
| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:57 AM
The show opens with its now-regular pro/troupe number. And then the contestants are shown briefly by way of introduction.
Of all the changes necessitated by the change to one night a week, the elimination of the grand staircase entrance is an unexpected...
| Nov 23, 2013
The performing arts scene is revved up for another holiday season.
In addition to the usual flurry of such perennial favorites as Handel's "Messiah" and Tchaikovsky's "The Nutcracker," this year's lineup gains fresh spice from several new-to-Baltimore...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 3:15 AM
If you want to laugh a lot, go see "Spamalot" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia. It's a fast-paced production that makes the most of its jokes thanks to a talented cast whose timing is as sharp as the medieval knights' swords.
This 2005 Broadway...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 3:30 AM
Teenagers may pick up the guitar, but love of the flute is usually born in childhood. Just ask Laura Weatherington, a founder of the Baltimore Flute Choir.
"According to my grandfather, I started at age 3. But I don't know if that's true. He told a...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Tidewater Players celebrates1960s Baltimore — big hair, the Buddy Deane dance show, and integration — in their production of "Hairspray."
The 2003 musical, inspired by Baltimorean John Waters' 1988 film, won eight Tony Awards,...
| Nov 30, 2013
| 8:44 AM
In two decades of covering David Simon’s television career, one thing I can say with absolute certainty is that he was never boring or predictable.
And he came through again last week in an interview that I had imagined as a simple Q&A advancing...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:58 AM
It's difficult to predict whether the audience or the 60 cast members will get a bigger kick out of the three performances of "Babes in Toyland" on Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8.
For 48 years, the Baltimore Actors' Theatre has welcomed the...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 8:01 AM
Executive producer Frank Rich says Stephen Sondheim made just one demand before he gave his blessing to the film “Six by Sondheim,” which premieres Monday night at 9 on HBO.
“Just don’t do the same old, same old,” Rich...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 3:41 PM
There should always be room for an old-fashioned burst of holiday entertainment, free of complicated thoughts or challenging philosophy, well stocked with song and dance. "Irving Berlin's White Christmas," now at the Hippodrome, fits the bill nicely.
| Dec 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The run of the city's last adult movie theater finished last month and the 672-seat venue in Upper Fells Point is now available for rent.
The Apex, which showed pornographic films in the building for more than four decades, stopped screenings Nov. 31,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Rose, the world's scariest stage mother, is at it again — pushing her supposedly never-aging offspring into any spotlight to perform pathetic song-and-dance numbers she concocts; scrimping and conniving to hold the act together from town to under-...