It's theater season at our local high schools. 'Peter Pan' will be performed at Reservoir High School on Thursday, Nov. 17 through Sunday, Nov. 20. Evening shows will be at 7 p.m. and matinees will be performed Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.
By Christina Hyder, email@example.com and 301-233-6256
Students at St. Vincent Pallotti High School's Arts Academy are flying high on wings of inspiration as they prepare to perform in a jazz operetta at Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University on Nov. 18 and 19. Written in Broadway-style by New York actor James Rich, "There Was A Boy" tells the story of Nat King Cole (1919-1965), a jazz pianist and singer and the first African American to host a national television variety show, "The Nat King Cole Show," which aired from 1956-57.
Prior to directing a production of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing," theater-generalist-turned-artistic-director Ian Gallanar wasn't sure that the Bard was for him. He thought the language would be dense, that the show would be dry. But then a line or two started to make him laugh.
The Hampstead American Legion is hosting a free Veteran's Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 13, for all veterans. This is the seventh year that the Legion has hosted; and due to the popularity and attendance of previous years they will offer two times for the dinner, 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. There is limited seating for both times and signing up ahead of time is required. Those wanting to attend can find a signup sheet at the Legion, in the lounge; or by calling the contacts listed below.
Residents will have a final opportunity to review the county's redesign plans for Centennial Lane and provide feedback on Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., in the Burleigh Manor Middle School cafeteria. The meeting was requested by concerned Centennial residents at the second community meeting held on Sept. 8.
By Lisa Regnante and firstname.lastname@example.org
As we hurtle toward Election Day, many of us are sitting on the edge of our seats, reading, watching and listening to the news. But one thing we aren't doing is bundling the family into the old sedan and racing toward the hills because of something we heard on the radio. Yet, that's exactly what happened nearly 80 years ago this Oct. 30.
It seems fitting that Colonial Players is presenting the towering 1962 work "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' so closely following the death of its playwright, Edward Albee, who died just last month at age 88.
Fans of classic literature can take a fresh walk down memory lane with Laurel Mill Playhouse's current production of "Pride and Prejudice," a romantic comedy based on Jane Austen's well-loved novel (more than 20 million copies have been sold since it was published in 1813).
It's been nearly three years since A Labor of Love - created by Carolyn Kelemen in the late 1980s to assist victims of AIDS - last brought a joyous evening of music and dance to the Smith Theatre. On Oct. 22, A Labor of Love will return with a new mission, as "Dancing for Divas" celebrates 50 years of Columbia's art in tribute to Columbia's pioneer women dancers, teachers and choreographers.
Not every play sets out to be profound. The only place that "Evil Dead: the Musical" goes deep is into an artery, but on its own superficial terms this campy show at Red Branch Theatre Company definitely qualifies as a Halloween-timed treat.
Compass Rose Theater has opened its sixth season with a production that ranks near the top of its past presentations. Produced by Compass Rose founding artistic director Lucinda Merry-Browne, the engrossing one-woman show, "Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Secret Journey," is a drama of deep emotion with historical context.
Georgia O'D. Baker, a noted costume designer whose work graced theater productions at Towson University for more than 40 years, died Saturday from heart failure at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She was 83.
Dr. Roberta L. "Robbie" Babbitt, director of program and research development in the department of behavioral psychology at the Kennedy Krieger Institute, died Aug. 13 of undetermined causes while on vacation in Southern California. She was 56.
A big bad wolf won't be needed to blow down the houses of straw, sticks and bricks that Howard Community College's theatre department will be creating for its production of "Biggity Bad and the Three Little Pigs." The set for the school's first touring show in over 10 years will be built and taken down by the traveling performers – a mix of students, alumni and staff – every week while they are performing at local elementary schools throughout the months of September and October.
Steven C. "Bo" Eckard, a member of the music faculty at McDaniel College, where he was senior lecturer of music and founder of the Electric Bass Ensemble, died Aug. 24 of undetermined causes at his Westminster home. He was 58.
Musical theater group September Song's latest show, "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" represents a turning point for the organization, as old and new cast and crew members come together in the Carroll Arts Center for the first time to tell this tale of fancy dress and fratricide.
Mean girls never go out of date. "Heathers: The Musical," which is receiving a boisterous production at Red Branch Theatre Company, is a 2014 Off-Broadway musical derived from a 1989 movie about the ruthless quest for popularity at an Ohio high school.
The production, written and directed by Cardinalli, takes a number of Jackson's greatest hits and strings them together to tell the story of three girls who age out of an orphanage and begin working as go-go dancers in Santa Barbara. The show will be hosted at the Carroll Arts Center this weekend.
Whimsical hearts entering Laurel Mill Playhouse may feel like Alice stepping "Through The Looking Glass" in the little theater's current showing of the stage adaptation of Lewis Carroll's 19th century novel, directed here by Spencer Kate Nelson and produced by Maureen and Julie Rogers, of Laurel.