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By Jean Marie Beall and Jean Marie Beall,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 7, 2002
THE LITTLE Community Theatre will present See How They Run tomorrow and Saturday nights at Elmer A. Wolfe Elementary School in Union Bridge. It is the third production for the community theater group, which was established a year ago by local residents Arnie Hayes and Mary Stong. Stong is principal at the school. "The theater group's purpose is to bring live theater to northwest Carroll County and to get different generations working together," said Audrey Cimino, a member of the group.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | March 6, 2014
Bowie Community Theatre's presentation of "Dark Passages" marks the culmination of the company's 47th season. Under the guidance of President John Nunemaker, the lineup for this season has been a departure from past years in its concentration on largely undiscovered plays. "Dark Passages," a work by mother and daughter playwriting team Jan Henson Dow and Shannon Michal Dow, with Robert Schroeder, became available for production in 2012. Bowie's production has much to recommend it for adventurous theatergoers and mystery fans.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,SUN STAFF | September 28, 2003
Uniontown Elementary School saw its last pupils a decade ago, but the old building could ring with young voices again if its last principal can persuade Carroll County officials to grant it a new life. The principal, Mary E. Stong, and other members of the Little Community Theatre see the school as an excellent venue for their group. And in the course of drumming up support, other ideas have bubbled up for a re-opened building. "If we get in there, we'll make it a place of wonder," said Arnie Hayes a theater member from Silver Run and a veteran actor, director and producer.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2012
"Love, Sex and the IRS" is a 1970s farce by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore that has more going for it than its intriguing title. Bowie Community Theatre's cast and crew transform what might seem dated into nostalgic sitcom gold, coaxing giggles from the audience at the improbable plot. Ensconced in an apartment building that does not permit unmarried couples to rent units are a pair of male roommates — Jon and Leslie. Unknown to Leslie, they are listed as a married couple on their joint tax returns filed by Jon. Having saved money for four years, Jon learns that an IRS auditor will visit, forcing Leslie to pose as Jon's wife, complete with high heels and tight dresses.
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By Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,SUN STAFF | November 8, 2002
In Carroll County's smallest town, comedy is a community effort. Live theater returns to Union Bridge tonight with the opening of See How They Run, a farce set in a World War II English village. The four-show run at the Little Community Theatre promises to deliver laughs and highlight town spirit and help a worthy cause. "It is like an Andy Hardy movie, only it's not in a barn," said Audrey Cimino, referring to the Mickey Rooney-Judy Garland movies that revolved around towns organizing musical productions.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 31, 2002
Jack Sharkey's play Saving Grace, now at Bowie Community Theatre, offers no profound messages or heroic characters. Instead this lighthearted, old-fashioned comedy is filled with cases of mistaken identity and loaded with zany characters searching for something beyond their grasp, and having a hilarious time reaching for it. Set in the 1970s, Saving Grace takes us back to an innocent time when a 20-something secretary would feel uneasy about entertaining a...
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 15, 1998
'If you like your Halloween terrors mixed with a little singing, dancing and laughter, then you can catch some pre-holiday fun at Dundalk Community Theatre's revival of the off-Broadway hit musical "Little Shop of Horrors." The hilarious musical horror story - book and lyrics by late Baltimorean Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken - opens a two-weekend run tomorrow.Based on the 1960 Roger Corman movie, "Little Shop" is a Faust-like saga set in a Skid Row flower shop. Chuck Graham and Holly Pasciullo head Dundalk's cast; direction and choreography are by Tom Wyatt.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 5, 1995
Sometimes there's so much going on in Baltimore's little theater scene that it's impossible to take it all in. But now, for the second year in a row, Cockpit in Court is giving audiences a chance to sample the work of a dozen local theaters at its Best of Baltimore Community Theatre Showcase, Saturday at Essex Community College.Participating theaters include Arena Players, Cockpit in Court, Dundalk Community Theatre, Fell's Point Corner Theatre, Heritage Players, the Matthew Players, Mornington Players, Phoenix Festival Theatre, Senior Star Showcase, Spotlighters Theatre, Theatre Hopkins and the Vagabond Players.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | November 14, 1996
Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones' musical about marriage, "I Do! I Do!", opens tomorrow at Dundalk Community Theatre. This musical adaptation of Jan de Hartog's play, "The Fourposter," traces the ups and downs of 50 years of married life. Jane C. Boyle and Chuck Graham star, under Nancy Powichroski's direction.In May, Dundalk's production will travel to the International Maytime Theatre Festival in Dundalk, Ireland, where it will be the sole American representative.Dundalk Community Theatre is the theater in residence at Dundalk Community College, 7200 Sollers Point Road.
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June 20, 2002
Alumni Theatre Company. Auditions for fall production of The Diary of Anne Frank. 2 p.m.-4 p.m. July 7 and 7 p.m.-9 p.m. July 8 in the Barn Theatre at the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County, 800 S. Rolling Road. Needed are five men and five women who can play ages 13-60. Bring headshots and resume, and be prepared to read from the script. Performance dates are Oct. 11-20. Call 410-455-4400. Dundalk Community Theatre. Seeking staff for 2002-2003 season, running from October to May, for the productions Sugar Babies, Visiting Mr. Green, and Hello, Dolly!
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | January 8, 2011
Del Shores' "Sordid Lives," a self-described "black comedy about white trash," is now in rehearsal at Bowie Playhouse for a Jan. 21 opening. The Bowie Community Theatre production is being directed by John Nunemaker. "Sordid Lives" is about a Texas family gathering for the matriarch's funeral. Characters include the matriarch's sister, adult daughters and several friends who are coping with her accidental death. Playwright Shores has cautioned directors and actors to not make caricatures of the people in this dysfunctional Texas family.
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By Mary Johnson, Special to The Baltimore Sun | August 7, 2010
Bowie Community Theatre takes the audience on a trip through a socially turbulent era in its summer production of Bernard Slade's "Same Time Next Year. " Slade's 1975 Tony-nominated play follows East Coast accountant George and West Coast housewife Doris, who meet in 1951 at a seaside California inn where they spend the night together. The pair enjoy the tryst enough to meet annually at the same time and place despite each being married and having three children. After their first steamy encounter, the play follows their clandestine relationship at five-year intervals over the next couple of decades.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Baltimore Sun | October 4, 2009
Bowie Community Theatre is the first company to present Caroline Smith's "The Kitchen Witches" in our area. This Canadian play, which won the 2005 Samuel French Playwriting Award, is riding a mounting wave of culinary obsession fueled by the food network's constant stream of cooking shows and underscored by the success of the film "Julie and Julia." "The Kitchen Witches" adds generous dollops of comedy into the complex relationship of two mature cooking divas. Having once worked at a local television station where a live cooking show was produced, I found set designers Estelle Miller and Garrett Hyde to have created an authentic-looking, workable set where the chefs, cameraman and stagehand can function proficiently.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | April 16, 2008
Bowie Community Theatre's offering of Andrew Bergman's 1986 comedy Social Security is a welcome addition to the Bowie Playhouse season slate. New to our area, the comic play takes a lighthearted look at nearly insoluble problems confronting many baby boomers and their elders -- the predominant age groups of most theatergoers. Playwright Andrew Bergman's career started at the top with his collaboration at age 27 with Mel Brooks on the screenplay for the movie Blazing Saddles. Fifteen years later, his first attempt to write for the stage became Social Security.
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October 25, 2007
Havel play The lowdown -- The True Comedy Theatre Company will perform a new English translation of former Czech President Vaclav Havel's play The Increased Difficulty of Concentration. This play, about a social scientist's relationships with four women -- his wife, mistress, secretary and a colleague -- will be performed with original rock music. If you go -- The play runs through Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Tickets are $10-$20.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | April 13, 2007
Before Monday's rehearsal of Bowie Community Theatre's coming production of Neil Simon's Proposals, director Jerry Gietka mentioned the problem of adding humor to America's wittiest, most successful playwright. Gietka felt the need to bring in two "Mutt and Jeff-type bodyguards" to beef up the comedy whose laughs come mostly from a malaprop-prone Mafioso character. "This is a very difficult script to bring off. It's not a typical Neil Simon play," Gietka said. "This play moves more on the ebb and flow of the dialogue and the changes in mood brought about by changes in feelings among the various relationships.
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October 25, 2007
Havel play The lowdown -- The True Comedy Theatre Company will perform a new English translation of former Czech President Vaclav Havel's play The Increased Difficulty of Concentration. This play, about a social scientist's relationships with four women -- his wife, mistress, secretary and a colleague -- will be performed with original rock music. If you go -- The play runs through Nov. 4 at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays at the Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Tickets are $10-$20.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | February 10, 2006
Bowie Community Theatre's production of Catch Me If You Can should prove a good catch for folks who enjoy sorting contradictory clues in a plot filled with twists and turns and figuring out who is real among characters with false identities. My first surprise was discovering that Bowie's offering is not related to the show I expected - the 2002 Steven Spielberg film Catch Me If You Can starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo DiCaprio - but instead is a 1965 mystery/comedy written by Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert.
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