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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)
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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.
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By Lorraine Mirabella Columnist Sylvia Badger contributed to this article | January 12, 1992
Richard D. Byrd, lawyer, theater producer, writerAttorney Richard D. Byrd, who founded one of the nation's first dinner theaters, won acclaim as a local producer, director, writer and actor and wrote an Emmy-nominated television documentary, died yesterday. He was 63.Services for Mr. Byrd, who died of pancreatic cancer at his home in Baltimore's Guilford section, will be held at noon Tuesday at the Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles St.Mr. Byrd was described by acquaintances as a Renaissance man who forged careers in law, theater, radio and, briefly, city politics.
NEWS
By Susan Canfora | July 21, 1991
PICK OF THE WEEK: If music from the '50s, '60s and '70s brings back memories, you might want to check out the Studebakers.Performing at the Lookout Lounge, 138th Street and Coastal Highway, (next performance will be Aug. 4-5), the four-member band plays all the old favorites, said Sonny Lurch, drummer and vocalist."There's a very strong desire for this kind of music," he said. "People like it because it lets them relive the past."The Studebakers, based in Baltimore, play a mix of songs."There are a few hundred on our list," Mr. Lurch said, including "Come, Go With Me" by Dion, "Bus Stop" by the Hollies, "The Twist" by Chubby Checker and songs by the Romantics.
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | November 18, 2001
Who knew school could be so much fun? At "Cabaret for Kids," formally clad guests toured the Children's Guild Baltimore school, finding new adventures around every corner. In one hallway, an a capella group from Johns Hopkins University, the All Nighters, serenaded. Around the corner, a tarot card reader awaited. Buffets lined some corridors, while a magician roamed others. And this was only the warm-up. The big show was yet to come: a cabaret performance by guild faculty members and supporters.
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.
NEWS
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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