| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Two musical theater triple-threats, two musicians, two classical vocalists and four dancers.
That's the field competing this year for the title of Rising Star, an honor bestowed annually at this Saturday evening's Celebration of the Arts. This gala...
| 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...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 5:37 AM
The 2014-2015 lineup presented by Broadway Across America at the Hippodrome does not boast blockbusters on the order of this season's "The Book of Mormon." But it will offer several recent Tony Award winners, a couple of dirty dancers and a famous...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 10:40 AM
At age 22, Colin Parker is obsessed with storybook characters. He also spends most of his waking hours thinking about a green-skinned ogre and his wise-cracking donkey sidekick, as well as a diminutive lord who yearns to be king.
Parker, a 2009...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Growing up in Howard County, Caroline Bowman often fantasized about what it would be like to star in a Broadway musical.
On an October afternoon in Manhattan in 2011, she came one step closer to finding out.
"My cellphone rang and it was the casting...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Miss Maryland Christina Denny is proud of her Top 10 finish at last night's Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, where she was among the finalists who participated in talent, evening gown and swimsuit categories.
"I was just so excited," Denny...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Smiling, Christina Denny took the stage with the 52 other hopefuls in preparation for the Miss America competition earlier this month.
Flanked by towering entrants, the 5-foot-6-inch Owings Mills native performed fast-paced choreography with precision....
| Nov 2, 2012
| 12:24 PM
It turns out Mary Alice Yeskey of Charm City Cakes is a big "musical theater nerd."
The "Ace of Cakes" star had stars in her eyes on Thursday when she presented the company of "Wicked" with an "Ozmopolitan" cake before Thursday night's performance at the...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 5:07 AM
You've heard of a destination wedding, of course. But what about a wedding where getting there is, by design, half the fun?
Heather Beck, 35, and her fiancé Shawn Kettering, 39, weren't familiar with the notion either. Yet they went ahead and designed...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 5:39 AM
She isn't quite 5 feet tall, but Kristin Chenoweth has achieved uncommon stature in show business, thanks to consistently sizzling performances on Broadway, including an indelible portrayal of Glinda in "Wicked"that earned her a Tony nomination, and...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 8:20 AM
Besides honoring veterans of the local arts scene, the Howard County Arts Council's Celebration of the Arts at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre on Saturday, March 23, also honors young performers who are just starting out. Its Rising Stars...