The moral lesson in "Shrek the Musical" is that it's important to accept people who are different; and the title character, who is a green-hued ogre, definitely qualifies as different. It's easy to learn this lesson in the festive production running at Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia.
Members of the Columbia Orchestra get to explore compositions written for smaller ensembles when they perform a free chamber concert on Sunday, April 27, at 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church in Columbia.
Forno, a great-looking new restaurant and wine bar located across the street from the Hippodrome Theatre, opened as quietly as it could in late February just as the blockbuster musical "The Book of Mormon" pulled into town.
"Bat Boy: The Musical" may not be what you expect — there's not a baseball in sight— but it's still a must-see show in all aspects, captivating audiences at Colonial Players Theater since its opening last March.
Columbia's Red Branch Theatre Company is about to have two musicals running in repertory that hopefully won't have the theater staff running out of breath. The pairing is titled "The Love/Loss Cycle." It consists of "The Last Five Years," opening on Friday, April 4, and "john and jen," opening on April 18.
"Rising Star" is an honor bestowed annually at this Saturday evening's Celebration of the Arts. This gala fundraiser — benefiting the Howard County Arts Council — includes food sampling from local restaurants and caters, a silent auction and the announcement of the year's Howie Award recipients, chosen for their contribution to the county's arts community.
There's no business like show business at Chapelgate Christian Academy. Though smaller in size and resources than local public schools, it presents a consistently stellar spring musical. This year's production? "Annie Get Your Gun,"
There are many reasons why the Disney musical, "Beauty and the Beast," is a beast to present. The story of a prince turned beast and the girl who stumbles into his castle has a large cast with many lead characters; it has large ensemble numbers; and it has huge set. Add to the mix a winter that closed school doors ¿ effectively canceling many rehearsals ¿ and it's understandable why the cast and crew of Francis Scott Key's production of "Beauty and the Beast" were working full throttle last week in preparation for the musical's opening on Friday, March 21.
Live Arts Maryland music director J. Ernest Green conducted the Annapolis Chorale Chamber Chorus, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and soloists last weekend in performances of masterworks by three of the world's finest composers, filling St. Anne's Episcopal Church in Annapolis with glorious sound.