January 26, 1992
Lyric show features gospel music"Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho," "Jezebel" and other traditional gospel songs will be featured in "Golden Gate," a musical celebration at the Lyric Opera House Tuesday through Sunday. The show is directed and choreographed by George Faison, who won a Tony Award for his work on "The Wiz."Evening performances are at 8 p.m. and 7:30 p.m Sunday. Matinees are at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $23.50 and $15 for Tuesday evening; $23.50, 21.50 and $12.50 for Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Saturday matinees; $26.50, $23.50 and $14.50 for Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings and Sunday matinees.
February 17, 1991
Toby's Dinner Theatre is Toby.It's Toby Orenstein, producer and director for 12 years of the 39 shows in her Columbia showcase.It's Toby, scurrying between phone calls to advertising reps and impromptu meetings with production people, who is preparing evening auditions for a late spring production of "The Music Man" while working on the theater's current 14-week run of "On The Town."It's Toby, recipient of last year's "Howie Award" from the Howard County Arts Council for furthering the arts, who has featured productions that run the gamut from the flamboyant and familiar "Hello Dolly" to the somber and offbeat "Sweeney Todd."
March 5, 1995
New theater group debuts FridayBaltimore's newest theater group, Performance Workshop Theatre Company, debuts Friday with the local premiere of Gilles Segal's "The Puppetmaster of Lodz," in the Fine & Performing Arts Center at Catonsville Community College, 800 S. Rolling Road. Set in the 1950s, the play tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who does not believe the war is over. Under the direction of Marlyn G. Robinson, the show will star Marc Horwitz in the title role and feature puppets designed by Pennsylvania's Mum Puppettheatre.
January 30, 2013
"The Teahouse of the August Moon," a Broadway hit of 1953, opens Friday, Feb. 1, at 8 p.m., at Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. The play pursues the career of an army of occupation officer stationed in a remote town on Okinawa. Sent there to teach democracy to the townspeople, the young officer, within a few days, gets sidetracked. Find out what happens when a colonel comes to inspect the village and what the officer has accomplished. Performances run through Feb. 24, on Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees on Feb. 10 and 24, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, general admission; $12, students, age 18 and younger, and seniors, age 65 and older.
September 4, 1997
AXIS Theatre opens its 1997-1998 season tonight with the Baltimore premiere of Terrence McNally's 1995 Tony Award-winning play, "Love! Valour! Compassion!"The poignant drama, about a group of gay men who spend three summer holiday weekends at an upstate New York country house, features a cast headed by Stephen Antonsen, Brian Jacobs, Mark Bernier and Patrick Martyn. Direction is by Terry J. Long, who has staged several other local productions of McNally plays. (The theater cautions that the show includes some nudity and profanity.
May 10, 2001
When a car driven by a young executive nearly runs into an octogenarian pedestrian, a judge sentences the executive to pay weekly visits to the elderly man. The relationship that develops between this unlikely pair forms the core of Jeff Baron's off-Broadway hit, "Visiting Mr. Green," which begins its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre tomorrow. The final production of the Everyman season is directed by Vincent Lancisi and stars company members Kyle Prue and Stan Weiman. Show times at Everyman, 1727 N. Charles St., are 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, through June 3. Tickets are $15-$20, except tomorrow's opening, which is $25, and tonight's pay-what-you-can preview.