Flirtatious dance numbers and theatrical intrigue will captivate onlookers as the musical masterpiece Cabaret comes to Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theater. Running from April 26th through May 1st, Cabaret will take audiences back to 1930s Berlin where the seedy Kit Kat Klub sets the stage for passion-filled drama and celebration. Baltimore OUTLoud recently sat down with Cabaret star Randy Harrison, who steps into the role of the Emcee.
As I turn a corner in the basement of Har Sinai facility that Pumpkin Theatre now resides I was blasted 30 years into my past. Stacks of multicolored carpeted mats were neatly tucked in a corner, which Pumpkin Theatre’s little patrons use to be transported to exotic locations, enchanted forests, and elegant ballrooms. This is how I first experienced theatre many years ago and subsequently led me to lead a life in the theatre as an educator, performer, director, and critic.
After nearly 2,000 years, Sophocles’s Antigone inspires storytellers in Rep Stage’s latest production Antigone Project: A Play in Five Parts. Authored by five award winning playwrights, directed by Joseph Ritsch, and brought to life by an ensemble of five, the play reimagines Antigone’s circumstances in five different worlds to examine Sophocles’s work from perspectives of lust, regret, exploitation, race, gender, mental health, death, legacy – to name a few. Antigone Project is ambitious.
After a yearlong hiatus, Iron Crow has rebooted for a new excursion into queer theatre in its 2016-17 season, ominously titled Dark Play. The announcement came on January 6th, when Iron Crow’s new artistic director, Sean Elias, unveiled the new season, the biggest in Iron Crow’s six years of existence, and his dream for the future. To call the new season ambitious is an understatement, but nevertheless a source of great excitement for anyone in the theatre and LGBT communities.
This season The Lyric continues to bring grand opera to Baltimore with Rossini’s classic opera comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia (The Barber of Seville). The work takes place in sunny Seville and features some of the most recognizable arias and orchestral music in all of opera. Mistaken identities, love triangles, unexpected plot twists, and turns with love and joy overcoming all obstacles create the classic story of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
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