| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Live Arts Maryland music director J. Ernest Green conducted the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and soloists last weekend in performances of works by three of the world's finest composers, filling St. Anne's Episcopal...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 3:00 AM
There are many reasons why the Disney musical, "Beauty and the Beast," is a beast to present.
The story of a prince turned beast and the girl who stumbles into his castle has a large cast with many lead characters; it has large ensemble numbers; and...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 11:05 AM
There's no business like show business at Chapelgate Christian Academy. Though smaller in size and resources than local public schools, it presents a consistently stellar spring musical. This year's production? "Annie Get Your Gun," the beloved Rodgers...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:13 AM
The moral lesson in "Shrek the Musical" is that it's important to accept people who are different; and the title character, who is a green-hued ogre, definitely qualifies as different. It's easy to learn this lesson in the festive production running at...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 10:18 AM
Members of the Columbia Orchestra get to explore compositions written for smaller ensembles when they perform a free chamber concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.
Most of the pieces involve quartet and quintet...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 7:07 AM
First off, congratulations to Derek Hough for his Emmy win Sunday night in the choreography category.
The show opens with a routine from the pros, and there's Derek front and center. I guess unlike football players he doesn't get the night off....
| 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 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.