| 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...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 3:20 AM
If you want to tune into what America was like on the home front during World War II, "The 1940's Radio Hour" is a nostalgic musical revue that's bursting with songs from that era.
This Silhouette Stages production transforms the stage at the Slayton...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Brandon Dial has a big hook to fill. The River Hill High School senior is playing Captain Hook, one the most infamous villains in children's literature, in the school's musical performance of "Peter Pan" that opens Friday, Nov. 1.
Physically, he fits...
| Nov 2, 2013
On the night of Nov. 9, 1938, a well-orchestrated anti-Jewish pogrom erupted throughout Germany and Austria. Synagogues, businesses and homes were attacked, lives were lost. The vicious destruction continued into a second night.
The amount of broken...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Featuring a cast and crew of 68 students, "Beauty and the Beast" is the first big production for Meredith Birmingham, its director.
After a successful show in the spring, Birmingham said she was ready to tackle a musical.
"There are more students...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 10:06 AM
DOWNLOAD: Abdu Ali, "Push + Slay"
Sitting outside a Mid-Town Belvedere coffee shop on a warm October afternoon, Abdu Ali Eaton was dressed a lot like his music sounds. He wore beat-to-hell pink-and-yellow Adidas high-tops, black sweatpants that...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Frankie Valli made it seem so easy, spinning out those distinctive falsetto notes in hit songs as lead singer for the Four Seasons, starting 51 years ago with "Sherry." But what came naturally to Valli takes honing for the guys who have to approximate his...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:57 PM
Brian Cali, a 2001 graduate of St. Vincent Pallotti High School, is currently a cast member of the Broadway traveling production of the musical "Sister Act," which was on stage Oct. 29 to Nov. 10 at the Kennedy Center. He is the son of Denise and Al...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Remember how fun it was to play "Musical Chairs" when you were a kid? Now imagine playing that again, but instead of just grabbing a seat, you are cooking.
This week’s QuickFire Challenge is just that for the cheftestants. The chefs are joined by...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 4:14 PM
"Jersey Boys," the durable jukebox musical about the Four Seasons, has worked its way back to Baltimore, hanging on to what it's got — a whole bunch of popular songs interspersed with tales of triumph, tribulation and more triumph.
For those who...
| 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...