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Susan Reimer | July 19, 2014
Just like Lewis Carroll's Alice, I slipped down an Internet rabbit hole and I found myself face to face with Collabro, a musical theater boy band from Britain. Suddenly it was 1966, The Monkees were on, and I was in love with the shy one again. Five tenors, ages 20 to 24, each with a hardscrabble back story and a passion for show tunes. That's Collabro. Terminally adorable, with simple harmonies, they were the winners of "Britain's Got Talent" in June. I don't know what I was Googling when I stumbled on their stunning audition for the show, but I was hooked.
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Susan Reimer | July 19, 2014
Just like Lewis Carroll's Alice, I slipped down an Internet rabbit hole and I found myself face to face with Collabro, a musical theater boy band from Britain. Suddenly it was 1966, The Monkees were on, and I was in love with the shy one again. Five tenors, ages 20 to 24, each with a hardscrabble back story and a passion for show tunes. That's Collabro. Terminally adorable, with simple harmonies, they were the winners of "Britain's Got Talent" in June. I don't know what I was Googling when I stumbled on their stunning audition for the show, but I was hooked.
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By Mary Johnson and Mary Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | May 14, 1998
The Arundel Vocal Arts Society will present an eclectic mix of familiar and obscure songs from musical theater Saturday at the Pascal Center for the Performing Arts at Anne Arundel Community College.The program, "A Grand Night for Singing," pays particular tribute to Irving Berlin and includes the work of such other musical theater luminaries as Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Stephen Sondheim, and Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt of "Fantasticks" fame.Under the direction of Glenette Schumacher, the group will sing Berlin tunes from 1911 through 1946, the era in which he penned many of his most popular songs.
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By Cheryl Clemens | June 10, 2014
Forget popsicle-stick art and freeze tag. So many of today's summer camps are unique, a camper could spend every week of the summer at a new one and never repeat an activity. Over the next three months, Howard County Recreation and Parks will hold more than 300 camps for toddlers to teenagers ranging in themes from rock climbing, chess and musical theater to skate boarding, robotics and cooking. More than 13,000 campers are expected to register this year, more than a third of the county's camps already had waiting lists by early May. “It can be hard to keep up with the demand,” said Dawn Thomas, the county's adventure, nature and outdoor recreation manager.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | September 4, 2005
Bounding onto the small stage at Georgetown's Blues Alley, lanky Jason Robert Brown takes command of the piano and whoops out the lyrics, "I started smiling./It's not my style," with the gusto of a rock musician - which he is. A fortnight later, over the phone from his home in Los Angeles, Brown discusses musical theater with the insights of an insider - which he also is. A 1999 Tony Award winner for the score of Parade, Brown recently released his first solo album, Wearing Someone Else's Clothes, and is currently touring with his band, the Caucasian Rhythm Kings.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2000
Matilda Sissieretta Joyner Jones, the African-American dramatic soprano who had performed in Baltimore, was such a commanding presence on the stage that she was often compared to Adelina Patti, one of the greatest coloratura Italian opera singers of the 19th century. Jones, who sang for presidents and kings and was denied a role at the Metropolitan Opera in New York because she was black, was known throughout her career as "the Black Patti," a name she somewhat despised. Born in Portsmouth, Va., in 1869, the daughter of a former slave and Baptist minister, Jones moved in 1876 with her family to Providence, R.I. She began singing as a child at the Pond Street Baptist Church there and studied at the Providence Academy of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music.
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August 16, 2006
Young performers ages 8 to 15 are spending their afternoons this week on stage, learning the craft of musical theater and planning their own cabaret-style show. According to the Web site of the Children's The atre of Annapolis, the Kids Cabaret IV workshop fo cuses on musical training, acting tips and movement skills. The culmination of the workshop will be the performance of the participants' own show Friday.
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March 28, 1994
Genevieve BaerSchool: Centennial High School.Hometown: Ellicott City.Age: 17.Genevieve will compete in the National Association of Teachers of Singing regional competition next month in the musical theater category. She won the local singing competition over more than 20 contestants at American University in FebruaryAt school, she has directed and played the lead in a dozen school plays and spring musicals, including "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "Guys and Dolls," "Pippin" and "The Foreigner."
NEWS
December 20, 2006
Musical theater -- The Bay Theatre Company will present A Man of No Importance at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 3 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 13 at 275 West St., Annapolis. The show is about the people of an Irish town and how they deal with life and love. The doors open 20 minutes before the start of the show. The cost is $22, and $17 for seniors and students with valid identification. Group rates are available. Free parking is available at the West Garrett garage. Information: 410-268-1333.
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By Karin Remesch | January 28, 1999
Cultivate your imagination when Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., becomes a child's garden of delights filled with activities during its Fabulous Fun Days for Families. Sunday through April 17, entertainment encompassing musical theater, a four-hand piano performance and sing-alongs with children's songwriters is in store to chase away the winter doldrums and welcome the warmth of spring.Fabulous Fun Days spins into action Sunday with two performances of ``Charlotte's Web,'' 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wilbur is a pig with a problem.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | July 13, 2013
"The Book of Mormon" has to be the most subversive Broadway musical in history. All those other supposedly radical shows, the ones with nudity or such tough subjects as mental illness, just can't hold a candle to this insanely brilliant concoction about peppy, preachy young men from the Church of Latter-day Saints. The mucho-Tony-Award-grabbing "Mormon," now at the Kennedy Center and due to hit the Hippodrome next season, comes from the creative team of Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone, who also helped unleash "South Park" on an unsuspecting world.
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By Mary Johnson, For The Baltimore Sun | May 16, 2013
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre will begin its 47th season of theater under the stars May 23 with Paul Kelly's "Swing. " The show, which debuted on Broadway in 1999, will open the troupe's season of three musicals at the outdoor theater at 143 Compromise St., across from City Dock. Loaded with great music from the eras of the Lindy Hop to hip-hop, "Swing" will run Thursdays to Sundays through June 15. Summer Garden Theatre president Carolyn Kirby says "Swing" is "not our typical musical, but a celebration of a uniquely American musical phenomenon.
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By Mike Giuliano | March 26, 2013
There was plenty to celebrate when the Howard County Arts Council held its 16th annual Celebration of the Arts. Besides the awards handed out in various categories, there was an announcement that wasn't on the scheduled program for this festive event held Saturday, March 23 at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. Addressing the well-dressed crowd of arts advocates, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said: "It's time to have a wonderful, state of the art, 21st-century arts center here in Howard County.
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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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By Mike Giuliano | March 8, 2013
Mel Brooks' "The Producers" is a good show about a bad show. Based on his own 1968 movie, this Tony Award-winning 2001 Broadway musical remains as cheerfully vulgar as ever in the entertaining production by Silhouette Stages. Where appalling taste is concerned, it would be difficult to top a tune called "Springtime for Hitler. " The show's ingeniously lowbrow premise is that a struggling producer realizes it's possible to make more money from a flop than a hit. All he needs is a clever accountant who knows how to cook the books.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | January 30, 2013
When William A. Martin arrived at the Peabody Institute to work on a master's degree in 2001, he was of two minds, thinking about a performance career and a teaching one. You could say he was also of two voices. "He was a 'bari-tenor' when he started out," said Stanley Cornett, Martin's teacher at Peabody. "He had a beautiful, rich voice with a deep resonance to it. " Once Martin moved firmly from baritone to tenor, he faced another dichotomy - whether to focus on opera or music theater.
FEATURES
By Anna Eisenberg and Anna Eisenberg,Sun reporter | July 5, 2007
A veteran of musical theater (think Hairspray, hon), Baltimore expands its range this month with a prominent role in a classic, equally well-coiffed comedy. The Young Victorian Theatre Company, devoted to the operatic works of William Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan, opens its 37th season this weekend with the duo's HMS Pinafore - but this time the audience favorite has a hometown twist. If you go HMS Pinafore runs through July 15 at Bryn Mawr School's Centennial Hall, 109 W. Melrose Ave. in Roland Park.
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By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | January 5, 2013
An ambitious bookworm in my youth, I once started Victor Hugo's Les Miserables . It was on a recommended-reading list. I ground to a halt a few pages in and discarded the recommended-reading list. I have never seen the musical and have never consciously listened to any of the tunes. And now, as you are already surmising, I intend to give the movie a miss.  I've had a warning from TheMattWalshBlog : "  I cried tears of blissful joy when Russell Crowe threw himself off a bridge at the end because it meant he'd finally stop singing.
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July 20, 2012
Musical workshop for teens The Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is accepting applications for its teen workshop. It explores drama and vocal skills, monologues, cold readings, audition techniques and various styles of dance. Through theater games, scene work, movement, improvisation and imagination, participants will gain a better understanding of the art of musical theater. The session runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 6-10 with a final rehearsal 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 13. The workshop culminates in a Broadway-style musical revue with final performances at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 14-15.
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