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BWW Reviews: The Pumpkin Theatre's THE QUEST OF THE ZIZ BIRD
by Tina Saratsiotis - Feb 01, 2013

Ancient Hebrew mythology describes the Ziz as a bird resembling a Griffin standing so large that its head knocks against the sky, and its wingspan blots out the sun. (more...)

Pumpkin Theatre Presents World Premiere of QUEST OF THE ZIZ BIRD, Now thru 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Pumpkin Theatre continues our 45th Anniversary Season, "A Celebration of Imagination" with Quest of the ZIZ Bird. A NEW PLAY with book and lyrics by Pumpkin Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Jimi Kinstle and music by Ryan Michael Haase (Artistic Director, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative) based on the children's book The Hardest Word, by Jacqueline Jules. Quest of the Ziz Bird has been adapted to the stage by Pumpkin Theatre in collaboration with the Louise D & Morton J Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) (www.cjebaltimore.org) and the PJ Library as part of an outreach project for both organizations. (more...)

Pumpkin Theatre Presents World Premiere of QUEST OF THE ZIZ BIRD, 1/26-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Pumpkin Theatre continues our 45th Anniversary Season, "A Celebration of Imagination" with Quest of the ZIZ Bird. A NEW PLAY with book and lyrics by Pumpkin Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Jimi Kinstle and music by Ryan Michael Haase (Artistic Director, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative) based on the children's book The Hardest Word, by Jacqueline Jules. Quest of the Ziz Bird has been adapted to the stage by Pumpkin Theatre in collaboration with the Louise D & Morton J Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) (www.cjebaltimore.org) and the PJ Library as part of an outreach project for both organizations. (more...)

Pumpkin Theatre Presents World Premiere of QUEST OF THE ZIZ BIRD, Opening 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2012

Pumpkin Theatre continues our 45th Anniversary Season, "A Celebration of Imagination" with Quest of the ZIZ Bird. A NEW PLAY with book and lyrics by Pumpkin Theatre Producing Artistic Director, Jimi Kinstle and music by Ryan Michael Haase (Artistic Director, Stillpointe Theatre Initiative) based on the children's book The Hardest Word, by Jacqueline Jules. Quest of the Ziz Bird has been adapted to the stage by Pumpkin Theatre in collaboration with the Louise D & Morton J Macks Center for Jewish Education (CJE) (www.cjebaltimore.org) and the PJ Library as part of an outreach project for both organizations. (more...)

BWW Blog: A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres January, 2010 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Dec 23, 2009

As we celebrate Christmas and await the New Year, here's a new audio interpretation of 'The Gift of the Magi' by O. Henry, written and recorded by local DC actors and designers who make up The Audible Group. It is Christmas Eve, 1935. In a small apartment in the H Street NE neighborhood of Washington, DC where James and Della Young, a young couple who, though rich in love, but down to their last pennies, still manage to give each other the perfect gift. It will fill you - from head to mistletoe - with the holiday spirit. Listen here (more...)

Photo Flash: Teatro101 Presents VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

Teatro101, responsible for last summer's successful production of The Little Dog Laughed, presents its first musical VIOLET, opening January 7, 2010 in Baltimore, MD. (more...)

Think About Your Life: 'Pippin' at Towson University
by James Howard - Apr 04, 2008

REVIEW: A highy polished, professional grade student production of the Stephen Schwartz classic, Pippin. (more...)