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Musical Theater

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  • 'Miss Saigon' gets full-throated revival by Signature Theatre

    'Miss Saigon' gets full-throated revival by Signature Theatre
    Theater-goers who have been pining for a revival of "Miss Saigon," the musical that gave the creators of "Les Miserables" a follow-up hit that ran for a decade in London and New York, will be happy to know that Signature Theatre has obliged. For...
  • Return of Arsenio Hall makes latenight a more diverse place

    Return of Arsenio Hall makes latenight a more diverse place
    Arsenio Hall returns to latenight TV tonight after almost two decades away. And, after all that time, he will still be one of only two African-American show hosts occupying that culturally influential space on a nightly basis. The other, comedian W....
  • Center Stage cancels two performances of 'Animal Crackers' after actor leg injury

    Center Stage cancels two performances of 'Animal Crackers' after actor leg injury
    Center Stage has canceled two performances of the musical comedy "Animal Crackers" scheduled for Sunday afternoon and evening because of a leg injury to an actor. Performances had been scheduled for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Those with tickets for the...
  • A giddy revival for 'Animal Crackers'

    A giddy revival for 'Animal Crackers'
    Center Stage could easily have chosen a work of great dramatic depth and weight to open its 51st season — some masterwork of the vast American theatrical canon, like, say, Eugene O'Neill's "Strange Interlude" from 1928. But, noooooooo. Instead,...
  • Toby's 'Miracle on 34th Street' captures holiday spirit

    Toby's 'Miracle on 34th Street' captures holiday spirit
    The sounds of the season are cheerfully asserting themselves at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, where "Miracle on 34th Street" brings Santa Claus to town. Considering that this musical adaptation of the 1947 Hollywood movie concerns a Macy's...
  • Broadway-bound musical 'If/Then' features Idina Menzel and problematic plot

    Broadway-bound musical 'If/Then' features Idina Menzel and problematic plot
    If you like musicals packed with songs delivered by a vibrant cast boasting a certified star at the helm, all surrounded by cool stagecraft, then hasten to the National Theatre for the pre-Broadway tryout of “If/Then.” If you’re more...
  • Hard-knock life of 'Annie' draws holiday crowds at Colonial Players

    Hard-knock life of 'Annie' draws holiday crowds at Colonial Players
    How successful is Colonial Players' current production of "Annie?" Well, after the first weekend, available seats for this heart-warming family-friendly show were all but sold out — including a recently added matinee performance on Sunday, Dec. 8....
  • Love of the instrument inspires Parkville-based Baltimore Flute Choir

    Love of the instrument inspires Parkville-based Baltimore Flute Choir
    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...
  • Big hair, big show in Havre de Grace

    Big hair, big show in Havre de Grace
    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,...
  • As 'Treme' ends, David Simon takes a hard-eyed look at what's ahead

    As 'Treme' ends, David Simon takes a hard-eyed look at what's ahead
    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...
  • Baltimore Actors' Theatre to perform 'Babes in Toyland'

    Baltimore Actors' Theatre to perform 'Babes in Toyland'
    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...
  • Frank Rich, James Lapine bring keen, fresh eye to HBO's 'Sondheim'

    Frank Rich, James Lapine bring keen, fresh eye to HBO's 'Sondheim'
    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...