Centennial High student Miguel Fernandez had an unusual idea for a play, in which the actors would pretend to jump on trampolines for an extended period of time. The play he eventually wrote on this premise was one of five selected to be performed by Center Stage at its 30th annual Young Playwrights Festival on May 2.
Manchester Valley seniors Lilli Righter and Noah Maenner will direct one-act plays in performances at 7 p.m. Friday, April 29, and Saturday, April 30, on the Maverick Theater stage at Manchester Valley High School, 3300 Maple Grove Road in Manchester. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
April Fool's proved a near perfect evening for laughter at the Laurel Mill Playhouse's opening performance of Paul Rudnick's "I Hate Hamlet," a clever show aptly directed by Playhouse newcomer Ilene Chalmers.
When an ensemble has a name like Deviant Septet, you know it's not afraid to deviate from the norm. It will do so at its Candlelight Concert Society program on Saturday, April 9 at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
Dale W. Sehnert, former head of the dance department of the preparatory department of the Peabody Institute who also was on the faculty of Boys' Latin School, died March 29 of congestive heart failure at the Pickersgill Retirement Community in West Towson. He was 91.
Compass Rose Theater's current production of "The Diary of Anne Frank" features a stellar cast to present a compelling re-telling of an early teen-aged girl's story as recorded in her diary found after the war and published by her father in 1947.
The Venus Theatre on C Street opened its door to spring last week with the first installation in artistic director Deborah Randall's Sweet Sixteen: Groovy Young Things season when "Fur" — a darkly comedic one-act written by award-winning librettist and playwright Migdalia Cruz — opened March 17.
More than just marshmallows! That's recently become the motto for the Carroll County Arts Council. While we've gained national acclaim for our PEEPshow that attracted 27,300 visitors last year, as well as press coverage by the NBC Nightly News, we hope to be remembered for much more than marshmallows.
St. Patrick's Day and the days around it might as well be marked in green on the March calendar, because this festive holiday seemingly has everybody in an Irish mood. That's certainly the case for the Columbia Orchestra's Symphonic Pops concert on Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rouse Theatre.
Howard County showcases its artistic talent at the Howard County Arts Council's 19th annual Celebration of the Arts at Howard Community College's Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center on Saturday, March 19, from 6 to 10 p.m.
If a farce needs plenty of doors to slam, Michael Frayn's "Noises Off" is a door-slamming wonder. The energetic Silhouette Stages production rises to the architectural challenge with a two-level domestic set containing seven doors that sure get a lot of use.
Judges and attorneys are cast members in the Young Victorian Theatre Company's upcoming performances of "Trial by Jury," a 40-minute Gilbert & Sullivan operetta that pokes fun at the legal profession. The comedy confection is being staged this week for a serious purpose, as a fundraiser by the Maryland Bar Foundation, the nonprofit affiliate and fundraising arm of the Baltimore Bar Association, to raise money to represent the legally underserved — defendants who can't afford an attorney.
One area Howard County can certainly boast about is its vibrant arts scene, with an abundance of choices that include theater, music and dance companies, as well as free outdoor concerts at Lake Kittamaqundi, Centennial Park and Columbia¿s village centers. Performances are staged throughout the year at local venues.
Stillpointe Theatre's production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" is a comical mashup of character studies as six children competing for a modest scholarship, academic prestige, their parents' pride (or mere appeasement), and their own sense of self-worth by way of orthography.
"Beyond the Blues," The Columbia Festival of the Arts winter presentation of music, theater, film and jazz celebrating African-American artists, Feb. 4-21 — coincides with the annual observance of Black History Month by "happy accident," according to Todd Olson, executive director of CFA.
Compass Rose Theater's current production of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" — the 1955 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama chronicling steamy Southern passions for life and love — illustrates why this classic drama is frequently offered in revival productions.
A musical lineup including Dan Deacon, DJ Jazzy Jeff and Thomas Dolby, plus 28 illuminated art installations, will greet visitors to the inaugural Light City Baltimore festival, set for March 28-April 3
As colorful abstractions projected on the ceiling dance to the sound of chimes, three actors move forward and back on a runway, their arms rigid at their sides as they flip around with each careful step, confined to a single line. Thus is the reality of the denizens of Line Land, anthropomorphized geometric shapes who are helplessly constricted as the two-dimensional Chromatistes blinks in and out of their view in the first interdimensional interaction of Flatland. "Flatland," a stage adaptation
Billionaire theater producer Cameron ("Cats," "Les Miserables," "Miss Saigon," etc.) Mackintosh discusses his revamped production of "The Phantom of the Opera" heading to Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre.