Shubow's Picks for Baltimore/Washington's Best Theatre of 2012


It was back in January, 2000, that I began my writing for As I begin my 7th year, it is time to look back on the wonderful productions I've seen during 2012.

It's been a busy year. I've written 37 theater reviews and 10 other articles.

I've been to the Shakespeare Theatre Company (7), Center Stage (6) Everyman Theatre (5), Signature Theatre (4), Kennedy Center (4), Arena Stage (4), Rep Stage (2), Olney Theatre Center (2), Ford's Theatre (1), Heritage Players (1), and the Gloucester Stage Co. (1).

Most of the theater I've seen has been outstanding.

So here we go...the best of 2012.

Best Plays:

The Whipping Man - Center Stage

The Normal Heart - Arena Stage

Heroes - Everyman Theatre

Pullman Porter Blues - Arena Stage

You Can't Take It With You - Everyman Theatre

Servant of Two Masters - Shakespeare Theatre Company

Skull in Connemara - Center Stage

Yellowman - Rep Stage

Time Stands Still - Everyman Theatre Company

The Government Inspector - Shakespeare Theatre Company

Best Musicals:

The Music Man - Arena Stage

Into The Woods - Center Stage

Brother Russia - Signature Theatre

1776 - Ford's Theatre

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Signature Theatre

Memphis - Kennedy Center

Little Shop of Horrors - Olney Theatre Center

Dreamgirls - Signature Theatre

Million Dollar Quartet - Kennedy Center

Xanadu - Signature Theatre

Special Event:

Concert Version of Les Miserables with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra

I would like to thank the founder of Robert Diamond for this incredible opportunity and my editor Christina Mancuso for all of her incredible assistance.

See you at the theater!

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Charles Shubow Originally from Boston, Charles' first college show was "Barefoot in the Park," he played the role of the telephone repairman. Next came "How to Succeed..." in which he played in the ensemble and then Chairman of the Board. He appeared in "Fiddler on the Roof" at the White Marsh Dinner Theatre as Lazar Wolf. Charles' daughter Britt played one of Tevye's younger daughters. Britt later completed a five year stint in Broadway's "Mamma Mia!" as the Sophie understudy. Charles conducts theatre trips to Broadway shows as the "Shubow Shuttle."

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