December 21, 2006
Whoops. Only four days till "Christmas Day" and you still "... Need a Little Christmas" -- perhaps even "A New Deal for Christmas"? Or, maybe you're afraid it'll be a "Hard Candy Christmas" because you can't find the right gift for your friend, the theater junkie, the one who can identify the shows these song titles are from. (For everyone else, the answers are below). Here are some suggestions: Photographer Howard Schatz's stunning coffee-table book, In Character: Actors Acting (Bulfinch Press, $50)
June 14, 1998
Though the hills of Carroll County will never be mistaken for the Austrian Alps, they will come alive with "The Sound of Music" Thursday when Theatre on the Hill performs the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic at Western Maryland College.Proceeds from the show will benefit Shepherd's Staff, a local nonprofit organization that provides Carroll residents with emergency prescriptions, school supplies and other items. The group is hoping to raise $5,000."Each year, we put on three benefit performances for local charities.
June 28, 2001
An enchanted evening at Towson festival "Some Enchanted Evening: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein," a revue featuring a selection of the Broadway masters' greatest hits, will be presented for three performances this weekend at Towson University's Maryland Arts Festival. Towson alum Tom Wyatt directs a nine-member ensemble - Katie Bowman, Jeff Burch, Mark Geraghty, Allison Miller, David Minges, Bill Molnar, Cynthia Rinaldi, Libby Tomlinson-Gensler and Jennifer Viets - along with a chorus drawn from the Towson University Chorale.
December 5, 1996
As a holiday treat, Olney Theatre Center is reprising its delightfully imaginative 1994 production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella." The only musical Rodgers and Hammerstein created specifically for television, "Cinderella" imparts an encouraging lesson for both adults and children as the Fairy Godmother encourages the title character to follow her dreams.Olney's revival is directed by Carol Graham Lehan, who choreographed the 1994 version. The cast features Erin Dilly as Cinderella, Terri Mazzarella as the Fairy Godmother and Helen Hedman, repeating the role of the Queen.
December 7, 1994
Aminda Badeau Wilkins, 89, a retired welfare official and the widow of Roy Wilkins, longtime executive secretary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, died Saturday at New York University Medical Center after a brief illness. Mrs. Wilkins, who lived in Jamaica, N.Y., retired in 1971 as an assistant commissioner in the New York City Department of Welfare. Mr. Wilkins died in 1981.John Fearnley, 80, a stage manager and director closely identified with the work of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, died of cancer Nov. 29 at his home in Manhattan.
December 6, 1994
Ronald "Buster" Edwards, 62, one of the masterminds of Britain's "Great Train Robbery" of 1963, was found hanged on Nov. 29 in London, an apparent suicide. He was part of the gang which on Aug. 8, 1963, switched a track signal from green to red near Cheddington, Buckinghamshire, about 40 miles northwest of London. The train stopped, and the gang overwhelmed two crew members, stealing about $7 million in cash. It was the biggest train robbery in British history. He surrendered in 1966 and served nine years of a 15-year sentence.