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A dramatic storm is brewing as Baltimore Shakespeare Factory (BSF) performs The Tempest this month. Running from January 12th to February 4th, The Tempest is set on a remote island, where the sorcerer Prospero, rightful Duke of Milan, plots to restore his daughter Miranda to her rightful place using illusion and skillful manipulation. He conjures up a storm, the tempest, to cause his usurping brother Antonio and the complicit King Alonso of Naples to believe they are shipwrecked and marooned on the island. There, his machinations bring about the revelation of Antonio’s lowly nature, the redemption of the King, and the marriage of Miranda to Alonso’s son, Ferdinand. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Marshall Garrett, Director of BSF’s The Tempest, and actor Dean Carlson who plays the role of Ferdinand, as well as the repulsive Caliban.

The 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical Waitress serves up excitement this month at the Hippodrome Theatre. Running from January 30th to February 4th, Waitress is based on the 2007 film of the same name. It tells the story of Jenna Hunterson, a waitress in an unhappy marriage to her husband Earl. When Jenna unexpectedly becomes pregnant she begins an affair with her gynecologist, Dr. Jim Pomatter. Looking for ways out she sees a pie contest and its grand prize as her chance. Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, the performance features original music and lyrics by Sara Bareilles.

“It takes a lifetime to prepare for a show like this,” says multi-platinum selling Broadway star Ann Hampton Callaway. “A lifetime of listening, singing, fine-tuning my vocal powers. and delving as deeply as possible to the interpretations of the great lyrics I’ll be singing. And of course, sleep, hydration, pacing myself, and trusting my instincts support the very ambitious program.”

Young Frankenstein, the musical based on the hilarious 1974 horror comedy from the comedic wit of Mel Brooks, electrifies Toby’s Dinner Theatre this month. Running from January 11th to March 11th the musical reimagining of the Frankenstein legend follows young Dr. Frankenstein and Igor as they attempt to create a monster, but not without scary and hilarious complications.

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The Tempest – Marshall B Garrett

January 12th – February 4th

Great Hall Theatre at St. Mary’s Community Center

Frequently read as a semi-autobiographical story of a magician giving up magic at the height of his power, Shakespeare’s final solo-authored play is a meditation on forgiveness, power, colonialism, and love.

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