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BWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the HippodromeDubious Deeds Done Delightfully Well
Posted: Dec. 29, 2016


BWW Review: DAS BARBEC? at the SpotlightersBWW Review: DAS BARBEC? at the Spotlighters
Posted: Oct. 12, 2016


BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The HippodromeBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Hippodrome
Posted: May. 12, 2016


BWW Review: The Glass Menagerie at the VagabondBWW Review: The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond
September 18, 2017

Perfect casting makes for a beautiful rendition of The Glass Menagerie at the Vagabond. In this Tennessee Williams' classic, a fractured family struggles to maintain the illusion of hope in a harsh reality. Michael Byrne Zemarel's sensitive direction extracts the timeless elements from the mid-century setting.

BWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the HippodromeBWW Review: Exquisite Lunacy in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER at the Hippodrome
December 29, 2016

Can murder be funny? It is when a group of eccentric aristocrats are involved with all the frills and trills of the Edwardian Age in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER currently playing at the Hippodrome

BWW Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA at the HippodromeBWW Review: Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA at the Hippodrome
November 3, 2016

It's a lovely, lovely night at the Hippodrome with Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA

BWW Review: DAS BARBECÜ at the Spotlighters
October 12, 2016

TheValkyries are riding into Texas with DAS BARBEC, a tall tale of gods, heroes, good, evil, quests, curses, bling, rings and a buffet fit for Valhalla. Come to the best barbecue in town at the Spotlighters, a small space with big ideas.

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All SeasonsBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at the Hippodrome - A Show for All Seasons
September 29, 2016

A high energy musical history of The Four Seasons that hits all the right notes.

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The HippodromeBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Hippodrome
May 12, 2016

Be their guest at the Hippodrome for Disney's lavish musical, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

BWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Enchants at Center StageBWW Review: THE SECRET GARDEN Enchants at Center Stage
November 13, 2015

Ghosts, orphans, broken hearts, gloomy manors, resilient spirits and the healing power of nature spring forth from the pages of the classic story to the stage in this magical producition.

BWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Center StageBWW Review: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE at Center Stage
September 23, 2015

Jane Austen's love story between proud Mr. Darcy and prejudiced Elizabeth Bennet receives a lively adaption at Center Stage.

BWW Reviews: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEADBWW Reviews: DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD
June 11, 2015

You're still a good man, Charlie Brown. Even as you cross the minefield of modern adolescence. Even when dealing with loss. Even when questioning while everyone else has the answers. Even when all your friends are falling like dominoes clicking down the line. You, Charlie Brown, once the patron saint of losers, stand strong in the hormonal storm of puberty.

BWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMIBWW Reviews: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI
February 9, 2015

in the East Coast Debut of Kemp Powers new play ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

BWW Reviews: ALADDIN & THE MAGIC LAMP at the Pumpkin TheatreBWW Reviews: ALADDIN & THE MAGIC LAMP at the Pumpkin Theatre
September 26, 2014

The Pumpkin Theatre's ALADDIN & THE MAGIC LAMP is a colorful and charming version of the famous fairy-tale. My delightful five-year-old guest became so engrossed in the story she forgot to sit down and looked like she might fly onto the stage to rescue the hero and his princess from the evil clutches of the dastardly villains. It's always heartening to see the digital generation put aside their gadgets and fall under the spell of classic theater.

BWW Reviews: ONCE at the HippodromeBWW Reviews: ONCE at the Hippodrome
September 19, 2014

For Baltimore theater goers, a show at the Hippodrome is a must-see experience. The ornate charm of this historical gem sets an anticipatory air of excitement for the audience. It's proven to be versatile in its staging of both new and old Broadway whether elaborate or intimate. The most recent production, ONCE, is a successful example of the Hippodrome's ability to stretch and contract its personality to fit the style of a small indie movie as well as any elaborate Disney extravaganza.

BWW Reviews GOD OF CARNAGE at The SpotlightersBWW Reviews GOD OF CARNAGE at The Spotlighters
July 24, 2014

A wicked comedy of manners (or lack thereof) that displays our best intentions and our worst behavior.

BWW Reviews: STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Center StageBWW Reviews: STONES IN HIS POCKETS at Center Stage
February 11, 2014

Sometimes it takes a village, but here, it just takes two very talented actors to bring a village to life. Playwright Marie Jones and actors Clinton Brandhagen and Todd Lawson take an old story and make it new by presenting it as a two-man play. The results are a thoroughly entertaining acting tour-de-force.

BWW Reviews: TICK, TICK... BOOM at the Red Branch Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: TICK, TICK... BOOM at the Red Branch Theatre Company
October 10, 2013

TICK, TICK...BOOM is Jonathan Larson's story before he wrote Rent. Social issues, plotlines and melodic phrasing made famous in that rock opera are in formation here. It's simpler than Rent with its own quirky charm. The story is not new, but the performers are refreshing, and the real-life tragedy adds new meaning to the main character's obsession with his looming milestone birthday.

BWW Reviews: STAGE IV at The Mobtown PlayersBWW Reviews: STAGE IV at The Mobtown Players
August 8, 2013

For playwright and physician, Madeline Leong, all the emotions doctors are encouraged to keep in check have found an inspired outlet in her new play STAGE IV. The medical backdrop provides the perfect canvas to display how differently people respond to some of the most critical moments of their life.

BWW Reviews: A DELICATE BALANCE - The Wealthy and the HelplessBWW Reviews: A DELICATE BALANCE - The Wealthy and the Helpless
June 28, 2013

Affluent Americans slinging veiled insults and witty retorts is a favorite spectator sport for theatregoers. Family dysfunction transformed into verbal repartee exchanged in a cloud of cigarette smoke and alcohol was especially in vogue in those swinging, drinking eras of the early to mid- twentieth century. First performed in 1966, A DELICATE BALANCE, by Edward Albee (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), is a densely worded drawing room dramedy. It's a well-ordered setting for the messy lives living in it.

BWW Reviews: Superb EQUUS at the SpotlightersBWW Reviews: Superb EQUUS at the Spotlighters
April 10, 2013

With EQUUS, the Spotlighters Theatre puts on what may well be the best show I've seen them perform. All aspects of the production are superbly executed, and the intimate space is an ideal venue for this taut psychodrama written by Peter Shaffer (Amadeus).

BWW Reviews:  It's a Jolly Good Time at the Pumpkin Theatre's Dorothy and the Wizard of OzBWW Reviews: It's a Jolly Good Time at the Pumpkin Theatre's Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz
March 20, 2013


BWW Reviews: The Pumpkin Theatre's THE QUEST OF THE ZIZ BIRDBWW Reviews: The Pumpkin Theatre's THE QUEST OF THE ZIZ BIRD
February 1, 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.



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