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March 4, 2005
On March 1, 2005, HAROLD LEE GIDDINGS of Glen Burnie, MD, beloved son of the late Claude and Waltraud Giddings. Devoted father of Christopher A., Stephanie A., and Brian L. Giddings. Dear brother of Ricky W., Larry W. and the late Gary E. Giddings. Also survived by three grandchildren. Services will be held at the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home P.A., 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie, on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Baltimore Sun | April 5, 2009
There's much to admire in Colonial Players' current production of the 1963 musical She Loves Me, based on a timeless love story of two anonymous pen pals who by day are competing shop clerks in a perfumery. Set to catchy, lilting tunes, this Old World story is brought to life by a talented 17-member ensemble directed by Beth Terranova, who recently won a 2009 Washington Area Theater Community Honors (WATCH) award for Best Director for CP's Hauptmann and who is proving her versatility with this musical confection.
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By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
A Baltimore County police officer was suspended with pay yesterday after a motorist accused him of pointing his handgun at him during a traffic dispute Friday evening.Officer Michael Jay Giddings, 32, turned himself in to Baltimore City police after a warrant was issued Friday for his arrest. He was being held last night in lieu of $5,000 bail after being charged with four misdemeanor charges, including misuse of a handgun.Wilbur Antonio Keith, 36, a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told police that he and the off-duty officer were driving north Friday evening on Falls Road in Baltimore City when Giddings refused to yield as Keith tried to pass.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2008
Standing O, Anne Arundel County's newest theater company, is fulfilling its mission to offer premieres of recent little-known works by staging the off-Broadway musical john & jen through next weekend at Chesapeake Academy's black-box theater. First produced in 1995 with music by Andrew Lippa and lyrics by Tom Greenwald, john & jen looks at complex relationships between brother and sister and mother and son, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990. Lippa's music is reminiscent of Stephen Sondheim's, filled with intricate melodies that artfully match Greenwald's insightful lyrics.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,Staff Writer | March 22, 1993
A 48-year-old Silver Spring man was rescued last night after being trapped for eight hours in a 14-foot-deep trench that collapsed on him in southern Howard County.Frank Giddings appeared unhurt when he was pulled from the trench about 7:30 p.m. He was flown by MedEvac helicopter to the Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore for tests and observation.Rescue workers, called to the accident scene at a house in the 9000 block of Dumhart Road about 11:30 a.m., found Mr. Giddings buried up to his shoulders in dirt in the caved-in trench.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2006
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre usually puts on Shakespeare for the second of its three shows, but the theater group decided to shake things up for its 40th anniversary by offering the dark comedy Urinetown, The Musical. Now the group will see whether theater patrons look past the off-putting title to check out the outdoor production of the surprise Broadway hit, a spoof of well-known musicals such as Evita and Les Miserables. At an informal overview session titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Urinetown, The Musical but Were Afraid to Ask," 24-year-old director Rod Giddings said audiences will find much to enjoy in the play.
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August 6, 1991
Army Reserve Pvt. Tracy D. Stewart has graduated from the material storage and handling course at Fort Lee, Petersburg, Va.Students were trained in receipt, storage, shipment, issue, preservation and packaging of supplies and equipment.Stewart is the daughter of Deborah K. Stewart of Severn and Anthony E. Stewart of Baltimore.The soldier is a 1988 graduate of Meade High School.GIDDINGS ENDS TRAININGAir Force Reserve Sgt. RickyW. Giddings recently completed the clinical training portion of the medical service specialist career field at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | September 1, 2006
Ron Giddings, 25, describes himself as a jack of all trades and a glutton for punishment. This season, he has dedicated considerable time and talent to directing two Annapolis Summer Garden shows: the midseason offering Urinetown and the Broadway Under the Stars 40th Anniversary show opening Sept. 8. The event will raise funds for the restoration and renovation of Summer Garden's building and performance space. "I have had a blast shaping them and pulling new things from all these experienced performers," Giddings said of the cast, embracing the "choreographed chaos that makes a smooth and tight show for the audience and absolute madness for the actors.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2007
If an abundance of directing and performing talent predicts success, Annapolis Summer Garden's coming production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd will be a stunner. At a recent rehearsal I found James Gallagher, who has given a string of searing performances in Bay Theatre's Oleana and Betrayal and in Dignity Players' Dead Man Walking, on the other side of the footlights serving as consulting director. "This is my favorite musical, where the book and music are equally strong. It has all the dynamics," he said.
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By Alan J. Craver and Alan J. Craver,SUN STAFF | October 1, 1995
Susan Giddings relives her family's tragedy every time she talks to a drunken driver.Standing before a group of recently convicted drunken drivers, Ms. Giddings recounted how an intoxicated man slammed his truck into the family van, severely injuring her nephew and killing his father and half-sister."
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | July 31, 2008
A new Severna Park-based theater troupe is making an impressive debut with a high-caliber production of an over-the-top and overlooked musical. Standing O Productions' founder, Ron Giddings III, took on a challenge with the 1978 show On the Twentieth Century, which ran on Broadway for a year and won five Tony awards, including best score and best book. But it has never had a revival, nor has it become a popular vehicle among community theater groups. The reason may well be that this is a difficult show to produce that boasted a replica of New York's iconic luxury train and featured singers who could handle the show's physical and vocal demands.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | June 22, 2007
If an abundance of directing and performing talent predicts success, Annapolis Summer Garden's coming production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd will be a stunner. At a recent rehearsal I found James Gallagher, who has given a string of searing performances in Bay Theatre's Oleana and Betrayal and in Dignity Players' Dead Man Walking, on the other side of the footlights serving as consulting director. "This is my favorite musical, where the book and music are equally strong. It has all the dynamics," he said.
NEWS
By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,Special to The Sun | September 1, 2006
Ron Giddings, 25, describes himself as a jack of all trades and a glutton for punishment. This season, he has dedicated considerable time and talent to directing two Annapolis Summer Garden shows: the midseason offering Urinetown and the Broadway Under the Stars 40th Anniversary show opening Sept. 8. The event will raise funds for the restoration and renovation of Summer Garden's building and performance space. "I have had a blast shaping them and pulling new things from all these experienced performers," Giddings said of the cast, embracing the "choreographed chaos that makes a smooth and tight show for the audience and absolute madness for the actors.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | July 7, 2006
A nearly sold-out opening night and strong advance sales convinced the Annapolis Summer Garden folks that local audiences will welcome what is new, regardless of the weird title. In fact Urinetown, The Musical has found a snug environment here at Annapolis Summer Garden's intimate casual outdoor City Dock setting. It offers the cacophony of boat horns, revving motorcycle engines and occasional sirens as a distinctive counterpoint to the intriguing score of this 1999 fringe hit that debuted on Broadway in 2001.
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By MARY JOHNSON and MARY JOHNSON,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 23, 2006
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre usually puts on Shakespeare for the second of its three shows, but the theater group decided to shake things up for its 40th anniversary by offering the dark comedy Urinetown, The Musical. Now the group will see whether theater patrons look past the off-putting title to check out the outdoor production of the surprise Broadway hit, a spoof of well-known musicals such as Evita and Les Miserables. At an informal overview session titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Urinetown, The Musical but Were Afraid to Ask," 24-year-old director Rod Giddings said audiences will find much to enjoy in the play.
NEWS
March 4, 2005
On March 1, 2005, HAROLD LEE GIDDINGS of Glen Burnie, MD, beloved son of the late Claude and Waltraud Giddings. Devoted father of Christopher A., Stephanie A., and Brian L. Giddings. Dear brother of Ricky W., Larry W. and the late Gary E. Giddings. Also survived by three grandchildren. Services will be held at the family owned Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home P.A., 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie, on Saturday at 10:00 AM. Interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park.
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By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1999
Atholton's field hockey team lost for the 23rd straight time last Friday. And as the Raiders walked of the field at Mount Hebron after the 9-1 loss, they couldn't have been any happier.Happier?"We were happy, we were really happy," said Atholton sophomore forward Lauren Giddings.See what happens when you score a goal.The Raiders (0-9 overall, 0-7 league) had gone 22 games without scoring, starting with a 1-0 playoff loss to Long Reach two years ago. They finished 0-13 last season, losing five games by 1-0 and five by 2-0.Giddings put an end to the Raiders' frustration near the end of the first half, making the score 5-1 at halftime.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,Special to The Sun | July 31, 2008
A new Severna Park-based theater troupe is making an impressive debut with a high-caliber production of an over-the-top and overlooked musical. Standing O Productions' founder, Ron Giddings III, took on a challenge with the 1978 show On the Twentieth Century, which ran on Broadway for a year and won five Tony awards, including best score and best book. But it has never had a revival, nor has it become a popular vehicle among community theater groups. The reason may well be that this is a difficult show to produce that boasted a replica of New York's iconic luxury train and featured singers who could handle the show's physical and vocal demands.
SPORTS
By Stan Rappaport and Stan Rappaport,SUN STAFF | October 17, 1999
Atholton's field hockey team lost for the 23rd straight time last Friday. And as the Raiders walked of the field at Mount Hebron after the 9-1 loss, they couldn't have been any happier.Happier?"We were happy, we were really happy," said Atholton sophomore forward Lauren Giddings.See what happens when you score a goal.The Raiders (0-9 overall, 0-7 league) had gone 22 games without scoring, starting with a 1-0 playoff loss to Long Reach two years ago. They finished 0-13 last season, losing five games by 1-0 and five by 2-0.Giddings put an end to the Raiders' frustration near the end of the first half, making the score 5-1 at halftime.
NEWS
By Brenda J. Buote and Brenda J. Buote,SUN STAFF | August 11, 1996
A Baltimore County police officer was suspended with pay yesterday after a motorist accused him of pointing his handgun at him during a traffic dispute Friday evening.Officer Michael Jay Giddings, 32, turned himself in to Baltimore City police after a warrant was issued Friday for his arrest. He was being held last night in lieu of $5,000 bail after being charged with four misdemeanor charges, including misuse of a handgun.Wilbur Antonio Keith, 36, a physician at Johns Hopkins Hospital, told police that he and the off-duty officer were driving north Friday evening on Falls Road in Baltimore City when Giddings refused to yield as Keith tried to pass.
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