A massive T-Rex plays a massive saxophone at the beginning of "Chronoshred: The Adventures of Stardust Lazerdong," conceived by Philip Doccolo (who co-directs with Danielle Robinette) and a large team of writers and librettists. This puppeteered beast presumably took weeks to construct, but it only graces the stage for a few minutes and serves no critical purpose to the story. But what is a Baltimore Rock Opera Society production without unnecessary, nonsensical excess? At the very least, it's
When Billie Taylor decided to reopen the Autograph Playhouse in 2010, it seemed like the perfect time for this endeavor. There was more attention, more energy, and more resources being funneled into emerging arts communities in Baltimore. It was just a year after I returned to Baltimore from college in Philly and I was both excited and confused by the new venues and sights popping up. I quickly noticed that despite this energy, there seemed to be little space for young black artists and patrons.
Though both companies feel relatively new in a theater scene that is home to long-running small theaters like Vagabond Players (which celebrates its centennial season this year) Iron Crow Theatre and Single Carrot Theatre have turned over leadership. Sean Elias, who moved to Baltimore from New York two and a half years ago and quickly rose to the role of Iron Crow's Executive Director, replaced the company's founder Steven Satta as Artistic Director and CEO over the summer. Last month, Single
Rain is never welcome at Artscape, but the 34th annual arts festival running July 17-19 otherwise plans to have a lot of water at its site along the Mount Royal cultural corridor in Baltimore City. This year's water-themed fest even bears the title "Dive In!"
Only the Baltimore Rock Opera Society would launch a fundraising campaign with a video featuring an assortment of muppets, armor-clad warriors and the alcohol-fueled death of a golden egg-laying chicken.
By day June Keating is a cheerful eighth-grader at Dumbarton Middle School. But for the next few weeks, she's spending her evenings inhabiting the role of an elderly woman who lives in a dystopian future.
I've never really done anything by the book. I also didn't spend the entirety of my childhood planning my wedding. But the man of my dreams, Brian, dropped to one knee and asked me to marry him, so here I am, planning my own wacky wedding.