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August 2, 2001
Colonial Players Theater will present Annapolis playwright Joe Thompson's fourth annual Cabaret for Kids, a celebration of children's songs, comedy skits and dances, tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday at the company's downtown Annapolis theater. A cast of 32 children and 10 adults will perform skits featuring pirates, clowns, cowboys, aliens, dancing toys and Wally the Worm, a mystical character from the 1950s who, in the playwright's words, "tries to buy childhood." Songs from Thompson's compact disc, Every Kind of Magic, recorded last year with the Cabaret for Kids singers, will be performed.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,Contributing Writer | November 19, 1993
A review of the Anne Arundel Community College Moonlight '' Troupers' production of "Cabaret" that ran in last Friday's editions of The Sun for Anne Arundel identified the pit orchestra conductor incorrectly. The conductor was Steve Gilmer.The Sun regrets the errors.The Anne Arundel Community College Moonlight Troupers' production of "Cabaret" is one of the more professionally mounted area musicals of recent memory, despite a few flaws.The production looks tremendous. The sets are prodigious, especially the infamous Kit Kat Club, that sleazy nightspot that symbolizes the moral collapse of Germany on the eve of the Nazi takeover.
FEATURES
By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Evening Sun Staff | September 25, 1990
Gennady Vetrov, the frolicsome clown emcee of the Theatre Buffo troupe from Leningrad, bounced into the conference room at the Theatre Project fresh from a rehearsal of "Ah, Cabaret! Ah, Cabaret!"The show is being performed at the Project by Vetrov and eight other young actor-singer-musicians from the Soviet Union who are making their first visit to America. The roughly 90-minute program embodies the traditional cabaret style entertainment popular in the Soviet Union during the 19th century and features songs, comedy skits, dancing and more.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | January 30, 2008
Founded six years ago, Bay Theatre Company represents a major success story in the realm of Annapolis professional nonprofit theater. Since its first show - Christopher Durang's comedy Beyond Therapy in December 2002 in a nondescript space in Truxtun Park's Griscom Building - Bay co-founders Lucinda Merry-Browne and Janet Luby have been working a little magic. They moved a year later to the company's current home on West Garrett Place, a ground-level suite that once housed a computer company, and small theatrical gems have kept on coming.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sam Sessa and Sam Sessa,Sun Reporter | October 26, 2006
French singer Claire Lise turned an interest in theater into a career in cabaret. Lise, who plays An die Musik Live tomorrow night, was a budding actor who turned to music as a child. She wrote her first song at age 9 and moved to Paris after completing school. In Paris, she met a pianist, and the two began writing and arranging authentic cabaret numbers. Though Lise uses a traditional approach (accordion, piano, bass, guitar and vocals), she writes songs that resonate with audiences today, she said.
FEATURES
By Stephen Hunter and Stephen Hunter,Sun Film Critic | June 14, 1994
The best entertainment bargain in Baltimore, at least through Thursday, is the 5:15 show at the Senator, where a relatively few bucks will get you two hours of the great 1972 film "Cabaret" on the big screen, in that lustrous, satiny Technicolor.Wherefore "Cabaret"? Is it because the owner of the theater saw the subtle subtextual connection between "Cabaret" and "Schindler's List," which is playing at 1 p.m. and 8 p.m., and thought that here was an extremely rich opportunity to explore a single phenomenon from the vantage point of two great films made 21 years apart in different modes?
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 29, 2010
Vagabond Opera will wander into Baltimore on Friday night, bringing with it a reputation for delivering genre-bending, sometimes madcap entertainment. Based in Portland, Ore., the sextet takes its name seriously. "We sing real opera in our shows," says saxophonist Robin Jackson, "and fuse it with other things." In addition to arias, the group puts into the blender such elements as cabaret songs, klezmer tunes, Arabian and Balkan folk music, swing, belly-dancing and a cupful or two of camp.
NEWS
November 19, 2006
Kinetics Dance Theatre, 3280 Pine Orchard Lane, Ellicott City, will present A Broadway Cabaret! -- for children ages 3 and older and adults -- from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 3. Children will be invited to make rain sticks and animal masks as props for one of the dances in the cabaret, and they will be taught some of the movements so they can join the dancers. Dances are taken from well-known shows such as The Lion King, Grease, Starlight Express and Bye-Bye Birdie. The interactive cabaret includes costumes, props and instruments.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | December 30, 2010
In 1955, jazz pianist, songwriter and actor Bobby Troup recorded an album of songs with words by Johnny Mercer, who penned a wry poem for the liner notes. In those verses, Mercer, the lyricist for at least 1,200 songs, neatly summed up his craft: "I write because I love to write / And hope the words are not too trite … I do the best with what I have. " His best was extraordinary, as you can hear at Everyman Theatre in "A Concert Tribute to Johnny Mercer," which wraps up this weekend.
FEATURES
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,sun theater critic | April 19, 2007
Sondheim Tonight! -- the final offering in Everyman Theatre's cabaret series -- doesn't have a plot. But as performed by Judy Simmons, there's at least one small play in this polished, enchanting evening. The miniplay is "I Never Do Anything Twice," which Stephen Sondheim wrote for the character of a madam in the 1976 movie The Seven Percent Solution. The comic song springs to bawdy life as Simmons relates scene after scene about the madam and her most colorful customers, accentuating each double entendre just enough to let us in on the joke without overplaying it. "Anything Twice" is one of almost 20 songs on Simmons' hour-long bill, devoted to the work of the greatest Broadway songwriter of his generation.
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