October 16, 2007
Gogol Bordello plays at Sonar See Gogol Bordello, a gypsy punk band from New York City known for its theatrical and costumed stage shows, perform tonight at Sonar Lounge. Gogol Bordello incorporates such instruments as an accordion and fiddle with cabaret, punk and rock music and multiple languages. Doors open at 8 p.m. at Sonar Lounge, 407 E. Saratoga St. Tickets are $20. Call 410- 327-8333 or go to sonarlounge.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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
June 14, 2009
The Gettysburg Festival Where: : Historic downtown Gettysburg, Pa. When: : Thursday through June 28; times vary, depending on venue What: : The 10-day festival is focused on cultural arts, with more than 100 events, featuring more than 800 artists and performers. Highlights include appearances by actor James Earl Jones, celebrity chef Richard Blais of Bravo's Top Chef and sculptor Mike Shaffer, as well as musical and dance performances, children's activities, free classes, art shows and cabaret productions.
October 21, 1999
Soprano Ludmilla Ilieva will perform her cabaret show, "Hidden Voices," at Goucher College's Merrick Hall at 7 p.m. tonight. Subtitled, "A Show About Hollywood's Unsung Movie Musical Heroines and The Stars They Dubbed For," the evening includes such numbers as "Tonight," from "West Side Story," and "I Could Have Danced All Night," from "My Fair Lady," which were dubbed by Marni Nixon for Natalie Wood and Audrey Hepburn, respectively.Known as "Milla," Ilieva was a scholarship student at both the Juilliard School and the Peabody Conservatory.