Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia has always been a regional resource for theatergoers, but the current production of "Memphis: The Musical" has a particular tie to our county with a trio of Anne Arundel Community College alumni offering stellar performances.
To celebrate the 40th season of Howard County Summer Theatre, longtime Mt. Hebron High School math teacher Tom Sankey will embark July 2 on directing his all-volunteer cast and crew in mounting eight performances of "Les Misérables."
Thanks to the leadership of Howard County Summer Theater, who acquired one of the first community theater rights in the country to stage a full-length Broadway version of the show, "Les Miz" as its commonly known, will open on the Mt. Hebron High School stage
He had us wrapped from the first note of "Largo al factotum" from Rossini's "The Barber of Seville." Hidden in the wings of the Smith Theater, we first heard the baritone sing the familiar "Figaro, Figaro" before we actually saw Steven Eddy, one of two opera-singing contestants in the recent Rising Stars competition at Howard Community College.
The storming of a barricade is the dramatic highlight of the Broadway musical "Les Miserables." There's likely to be a storming of the box office at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, whose exciting production qualifies as one of its best shows in recent years.
Erin Paxton, a rising senior at Severna Park High School, never attended the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's annual Fourth of July concert and fireworks show. But for this year's edition, she was slated to be the center of attention to kick off the BSO's celebration of America's birthday.
To find the inspiration behind the actors, actresses and others who hoisted Oscars last night, look no further than the books at your nearest local library, bookstore or e-reader. The big winners were drawn from characters in adaptations that ranged from a mid-19th Century novel to modern magazine articles.