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By Mike Giuliano | March 14, 2013
An anniversary qualifies as a good time to throw yourself a party. That's what the Red Branch Theatre Company is doing to mark its fifth season. Its two-night cabaret program on Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16, is a chance for the Columbia-based company to musically look back on past shows and also look forward to the shows ahead. "I think we were always a small company with lofty goals," said Managing Director Tiffany Underwood Holmes. "We've done a lot of really good theater in the past five years and brought things that were new and exciting to the area.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 12, 2007
COMEDY MASTERS OF IMPROV There's no telling what to expect when comedians Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood get in front of an audience. The whole auditorium's a stage to these masters of improv, who hit the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall Saturday for the first time since their sellout 2005 show. Both comedians have done time on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and have performed with such venerable comedy troupes as Second City and Theatersports. You might also recognize them from appearances on The Drew Carey Show.
NEWS
By CHRIS KALTENBACH | April 3, 2009
Classic movies are returning to the Senator this weekend, part of an effort to derail the scheduled April 20 foreclosure auction of the 70-year-old North Baltimore landmark. Bob Fosse's 1972 Cabaret, with Liza Minnelli in her Oscar-winning role, and Christopher Lee in 1958's Horror of Dracula kick off what outgoing owner Tom Kiefaber plans as a series of classic-film screenings, with proceeds used to defray operating costs and work toward bringing current the theater's mortgage. Cabaret, which won eight Oscars (and probably would have won nine, had a little film called The Godfather not won Best Picture)
ENTERTAINMENT
By [SARAH KICKLER KELBER] | December 27, 2007
`Puss in Boots' The lowdown -- See a British-style pantomime version of Puss in Boots, written and directed by Peabody Opera Theatre director Roger Brunyate, starting today at Theatre Project. The interactive, family-friendly production tells the story of the miller's son and the titular feline. James Kinstle of the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival stars as the Dame, and Maryland Institute College of Art's Kali Ciesemier created the stage sets. If you go -- The production runs today through Jan. 6 at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Showtimes vary.
NEWS
July 28, 2006
Summer theater -- Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre presents Cabaret at 8:30 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays from Aug. 4 to Sept. 2 at 143 Compromise St. The musical tells the story of turmoil in the lives of Berlin residents in the era leading up to World War II. Tickets are $15, and $12 for seniors, children older than 5 and those in groups of 20 or more. Children younger than 5 are not admitted. 410-268-9212 or www.summergarden.com.
FEATURES
April 25, 1991
The premiere of a new play about the gulf war and its ramifications, "Saddam," will open on May 17 for a four-week run at the Fells Point Cabaret Theatre, 723 S. Broadway.Conceived by producer Howard Perloff and written by playwright Michael Elkin, the work with a cast of five characters, is the first Equity production staged by the local theater group.A new stage and lighting system has been installed in the venue, which formerly presented audience participation productions.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck | July 2, 2000
"If you can make it there, you'll make it anywhere." "Life is a cabaret." When you hear these phrases, the music sounds in your head. That's one indication of how well songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb integrate music and lyrics. And, when they're writing for Broadway, as they have in such shows as "Chicago," "Cabaret" and "Kiss of the Spider Woman," they weave their songs so neatly into the fabric of the shows, they often seem inseparable. Nine years ago, however, Scott Ellis, Susan Stroman and David Thompson discovered new and witty contexts for Kander and Ebb's greatest hits, as well as some of their lesser-known gems.
FEATURES
By Mike Giuliano | January 21, 1991
She came, she saw, she conquered all inhibitions.In two cabaret shows that left little to the imagination, porno star turned performance artist Annie Sprinkle offered the audience at Maryland Art Place last weekend this message: What strikes one person as pornography will strike another as a post-pornographic, postmodern, deconstructive discourse.Not that she used all those ten-dollar words, but in her breathy sing-song voice she said -- or sighed -- as much.Describing Ms. Sprinkle's bluntly ironic show-and-tell act stretches to the limit what may safely be written in a family newspaper.
NEWS
By Gerard Shields and Gerard Shields,SUN STAFF | February 9, 1999
While Baltimore strippers were still celebrating their recent exemption from state nudity laws, attorneys for 11 Block clubs stood last week before the city zoning board appealing the revocation of their licenses because of prostitution convictions.The dichotomy of the two events illustrates the tangled condition of city and state adult entertainment laws in an era when governments across the nation are trying to make their cities more attractive by cracking down on open sex.Like many U.S. cities, Baltimore has spent the past nine years trying to restrict adult entertainment in hopes of cleaning up seedy areas of the city and luring residents back to downtown.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Mary Carole McCauley and Mary Carole McCauley,mary.mccauley@baltsun.com | September 28, 2008
Beware of flying crockery. I'm pleased to report that no members of the audience were accidentally beheaded during a recent performance of Le Cabaret de Carmen. That would be carrying the quest for authenticity a bit too far. But at times, it was a close call. Most singers portraying the Gypsy siren Carmen use castanets when they dance. Sophie-Louise Roland uses shards of a plate that she obligingly shatters on stage. At one point, Roland flung her arm so vehemently over her head that a heavy metal bracelet flew off her arm and ricocheted against the wall.
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