The idea behind the younger theater groups is that students would then transition into the school or community theater groups when they reached high school. As the programs have taken off, though, the actors involved have formed bonds and friendships they don't want ripped apart
A lot of theater productions crank up the fog machine in order to fill the stage with an atmospheric haze, but in "Hairspray" it's the freely dispensed title substance that fills the air. Every beehive hairdo is kept in perfect shape, and, by hair extension, the show itself holds up really well at Toby's Dinner Theatre.
This Friday, Prince George's Shakespeare in the Parks production of Twelfth Night comes to Laurel, bringing with it laughs and intrigue, as well as two St. Vincent Pallotti High School alumni and the school's theater teacher.
William P. Ellis, an actor who taught English, theater and drama at the Community College of Baltimore County, Essex, where he was a co-founder of Cockpit in Court Theatre, died June 25 from respiratory failure at his Homeland residence. He was 85.
The Harford County Board of Education has passed a $438.9 million operating budget for fiscal 2017, with last-minute appropriations to save the interscholastic swimming program and restore overnight stays at the Harford Glen Environmental Education Center, but board members have not heard the last of public concerns over the budget.
This town-touring story makes "Romeo and Juliet" an especially apt choice for a so-called movable production in which the audience is directed to follow the characters from scene to scene and place to place.
The opening of Summer Garden Theatre's outdoor season at City Dock is an event that's uniquely Annapolis, and last week's debut of the 50th anniversary season seemed especially celebratory with a capacity audience under the stars.
In August, three local actors will travel to Scotland to perform at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's largest arts festival. Logan Davidson, Jenna Rossman and Sabrina Thornton will appear in "A Fool's Paradise: 30 Shakespeare Scenes in 60 Minutes."
The new arts wing at St. Vincent Pallotti High School looks and sounds much like a conservatory, on a smaller scale. Through one doorway are dozens of racks of costumes and tables covered with stage props. Through another doorway come the sounds of a chamber choir, and another, the brassy tones of a wind ensemble.
Students from Liberty and South Carroll high schools received CAPPIES awards at the annual gala Sunday, May 22 at the Hippodrome Theater in Baltimore. The CAPPIES honor excellence in high school theater productions.
The pair have been cast in the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's production of "Hairspray: In Concert" a semi-staged concert production which features "Hairspray" director John Waters narrating his story of '60s music and racial segregation.
The 2016-2017 season at Rep Stage will include world premiere of a musical about drag queen Dorian Corey, who kept a mummified body in her closet; Vagabond Players' 101st season to include vintage dramas and comedies.
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Drama director Roberta Gore and the 60-plus students who take the stage this weekend are closing the book on North Carroll High School's longstanding drama department, as they perform the final musical before the school's doors are shut for the summer — and likely forever.
Several Anne Arundel County residents are taking their turns on the stage in Columbia these days — either on two feet, or four — in the magical production of "Peter Pan" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Talented performers, music, dance and amazing costumes and designs will be presented by the J's Children's Theater Production Company's Seussical The Musical on Thursday night, May 19 and again with two performances Sunday, May 22 at the Gordon Center for Performing Arts.
After losing their rehearsal space and considering shutting their doors, theater group September Song is back and ready to prepare for their fall production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.
Audience members of any age are likely to enjoy the musical version of "Peter Pan" at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia, but its ideal spectators stand less than five feet tall. As family-friendly entertainment goes, this show is really about kids and for kids.
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is celebrating its 50th season — a milestone few theater companies reach — with a series of celebratory events beginning May 7 with an anniversary gala where guests can take part in an evening of food, drink, memories and fun, plus a revival of the first musical produced by the troupe.
"Peter Pan" has been a magical tale since its December 1954 Broadway opening. For more than 60 years in countless revivals, the story of a boy who refuses to grow up has retained its charm, and is sparkling again in the current production at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.