July 27, 2012
Sunday, July 29 Onstage, outdoors The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company presents "Romeo and Juliet" and "Pride and Prejudice" at 6 p.m. at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park, 3691 Sarah's Lane in Ellicott City. Admission is $15-$36; free for children younger than 18. Tickets and information: 410-313-8661 or chesapeakeshakespeare.com . Music by the lake The Richard Walton Group takes the stage from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. as part of the Columbia Lakefront Summer Festival at 10275 Wincopin Circle.
July 20, 2012
'Calling All Artists' The Meeting House Gallery, Oakland Mills Interfaith Center, 5885 Robert Oliver Place in Columbia, is accepting applications for work to be exhibited November to spring. People older than 18 who live in Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania may apply. Artwork in all media and styles that can be hung, including wall sculptures, is acceptable. The deadline is Sept. 1. Information: 410-730-4090. Fall adult basketball leagues The Department of Recreation and Parks is accepting registrations for its fall adult basketball leagues.
July 10, 2012
It's been performed hundreds of thousands of times on stages worldwide, in classrooms, on the big screen and on television, and, since June 29, William Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet" is being revived at Laurel Mill Playhouse. The show runs through July 15. The play is part of the theater's annual Summer Youth Shakespeare Theatre series, which means all of the characters are middle and high school students. The stage setting for the well-known play about the doomed love affair of two teenagers whose families hate each other is sparse.
May 26, 2012
Annapolis Opera's fully staged production of Charles Gounod's "Romeo and Juliet" at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts last weekend proved a triumph to close the season. My only complaint when I attended Friday evening was the number of empty seats. Though the lower-than-usual attendance was perhaps the result of the move from the opera's usual March dates to May, the show itself was as satisfying as any this year. Based on Shakespeare's timeless tale of star-crossed lovers Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet, Gounod's opera — sung in French to a libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carre — debuted at Theatre Lyrique in Paris in 1867 to mixed reviews, some critics pronouncing it tuneless.
April 8, 2012
At rehearsals last weekend, young actors were busy preparing for professional-caliber productions opening next week. Children's Theatre of Annapolis presents Disney's "Alice in Wonderland," featuring a cast ages 8 to 14, on weekends April 13-22 at its Bay Head Road theater in Annapolis. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company will present "Romeo and Juliet," featuring a cast age 18 and under, April 12-14 at Bowie Playhouse in White Marsh Park. The 1951 Disney animated film is based on Lewis Carroll's classics, "The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland" and its sequel, "Through the Looking Glass.
July 11, 2011
We’re launching a new feature here at bthesite.com : a roundup of interesting items culled from around the web, mostly with a Baltimore perspective. Generally, it’ll be five things worth your time and attention, if only briefly. Expect useful, surprising, moving, amusing and more. This year’s Virgin Freefest performers are TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys, Patti Smith, Cut Copy, Empire of the Sun, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, Deadmau5 and James Murphy (frontman of LCD Soundsystem)