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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/26/2014 JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
Centennial High School
1/23-1/27/2014
The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams. When he is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and taken to Egypt, Joseph endures a series of adventures in which his spirit and humanity are continually challenged. He is purchased by Potiphar where thwarting advances from Potiphar's wife lands him in jail. When news of Joseph's gift to interpret dreams reaches the Pharaoh (wryly and riotously depicted as Elvis), Joseph is well on his way to becoming second in command. Eventually his brothers, having suffered greatly, unknowingly find themselves groveling at the feet of the brother they betrayed but no longer recognize. After testing their integrity, Joseph reveals himself leading to a heartfelt reconciliation of the sons of Israel. Set to an engaging cornucopia of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock 'n' roll, this Old Testament tale emerges both timely and timeless.Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/26/2014 TARZAN
Milburn Stone THEATRE AT CECIL COLLEGE
1/24-2/2/2014
Based on Edgar Rice Burrough's Tarzan of the Apes and the smash-hit 1999 Disney animated film, TARZAN tells the story of an infant boy orphaned on the shores of West Africa. Taken in and raised by a tribe of gorillas, the young boy strives for acceptance by his ape father while grappling with his uniqueness. When a human expedition enters their territory, Tarzan - now a man - encounters strangers like himself for the first time.  TARZAN features music and lyrics by pop icon Phil Collins, including the Grammy and Oscar winning song, "You'll Be in My Heart", and book by Tony Award-winning playwright, David Henry Hwang
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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/26/2014 THE WILD PARTY
Milburn Stone THEATRE AT CECIL COLLEGE
1/24-2/2/2014
Adapted from a book-length poem written in and about the Roaring Twenties, Andrew Lippa's WILD PARTYtells the story of one wild evening in the Manhattan apartment sharedby Queenie and Burrs, a vaudeville dancer and a vaudeville clown. In arelationship marked by vicious behavior and recklessness (mirroring thetime in which they live), they decide to throw a party to end allparties. As the guests arrive, we meet an assortment of peopleliving on The Edge. Queenie and Burrs set out to make each otherjealous, but Queenie begins to fall in love with her conquest namedBlack. After a long night of decadence, Burrs' jealousy erupts and hecomes to a violent end at Black's hand. In the stark light of a newday, Queenie moves out into a brighter world, although not necessarilya brighter future, leaving the passed-out revelers in her wake.An award-winning score by Andrew Lippaprovides excitement and drive for this tale of passions out of control.Capturing the sound of a bygone era with a nod to the present one, hemakes us realize that moral decadence is not only limited to our past.
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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/26/2014 ANNIE
MT DE SALES ACADEMY
1/31-2/2/2014
Leapin' Lizards! The popular comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals. With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan ANNIE charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents, who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan.With the help of the other girls in the Orphanage, ANNIE escapes to the wondrous and magical world of NYC. In adventure after fun-filled adventure, ANNIE foils Miss Hannigan's evil machinations and befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. She finds a new home and family in billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy. ANNIE is the perfect family-friendly musical, and an ideal show for a largely female cast. Middle Schools and elementary schools should also take notice of ANNIE JR - a special version of this title expressly designed for younger performers. 
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CRIMES OF THE HEART
Everyman Theatre
1/8-2/2/2014
Everyman Theatre:Beth Henley; dir: Susanna Gellert.
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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/26/2014War Horse in Broadway" border="0" height="100" width="100" align="right"> War Horse
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center [Hippodrome Theatre]
2/4-2/9/2014
The winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, War Horse will embark on a national tour in June 2012, bringing the hit play to 30 U.S. cities during the 2012-2013 season. War Horse has been seen by almost 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New Yorki申s Lincoln Center Theater, in Londoni申s West End, and at Torontoi申s Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of War Horse are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour. The tour of War Horse, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, will be directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tonyi申 Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Michael Morpurgoi申s novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielbergi申s feature film of the same name, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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THE FLU SEASON
Single Carrot Theatre
1/22-2/16/2014
Will Eno; dir: Alix Fenhagen.
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STONES IN HIS POCKETS
Center Stage
1/15-2/23/2014
Head Theater:Marie Jones; dir: Derek Goldman.
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HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
Olney Theatre Center for the Arts
1/29-2/23/2014
Mainstage:Abe Burrows, Willie Gilbert, Jack Weinstock; lyrics: Frank Loesser; music: Frank Loesser; dir: Jason Loewith.
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Now Playing Onstage in Baltimore - Week of 1/26/2014 THE SOUND OF MUSIC
Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre
1/17-3/15/2014
The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world's most beloved musical. When a postulant proves too high-spirited for the religious life, she is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain, and they marry. Upon returning from their honeymoon they discover that Austria has been invaded by the Nazis, who demand the Captain's immediate service in their navy. The family's narrow escape over the mountains to Switzerland on the eve of World War II provides one of the most thrilling and inspirational finales ever presented in the theatre. The motion picture version remains the most popular movie musical of all time.Music by Rodgers, Richard; Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; Book by Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; Suggested by `The Trapp Family Singers` by Maria Augusta Trapp
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