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By J. Wynn Rousuck | April 1, 1999
British playwright Ray Cooney specializes in farce. A typical example, "Funny Money," has just extended its run through April 11 at the Spotlighters Theatre.Mike Moran directs this madcap romp about a mild-mannered accountant who suddenly finds himself blessed with a briefcase brimming with money. Vince Kimball heads the cast; Celia Rocca plays his wife. And Joan Crooks and Andy Raum portray the friends who get caught up in the shenanigans.Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 Saint Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays.
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January 14, 2010
FRIDAY MURDER INK: City Paper columnist Anna Ditkoff's "Murder Ink" documents all of Baltimore City's murders. For this event, Single Carrot Theatre, 120 W. North Ave., presents a dramatic reading of 52 weeks of Ditkoff's column from 2009. The event will be held outside, and audience members as well as passers-by will be invited to take part. The event takes place at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Call 443-844-9253 or go to singlecarrot.com. DWEEZIL ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA: We finally found a home for our Frank Zappa bust; now we can celebrate some of the experimental musician's best tunes when his son, Dweezil, performs Dad's works at Rams Head Live, 20 Market Place, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for this all-ages show are $29.50-$59.
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By Winifred Walsh and Winifred Walsh,Special to The Evening Sun | February 20, 1992
From the "flower people" idealism of the '60s to the self-serving rapacity of the '80s, one woman embarks on a long, torturous journey of personal fulfillment in Wendy Wasserstein's wonderfully ironic comedy "The Heidi Chronicles."On stage at the Spotlighters Theatre through March 1, Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize winning work also garnered the 1989 Tony Award for Best Play.Although directed with a certain sensitivity by Miriam Bazensky, the Spotlighters production is, at best, a noble effort to convey the title character's complex odyssey of self-discovery.
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By PETER HERMANN and PETER HERMANN,peter.hermann@baltsun.com | September 3, 2008
We're through the hot, humid and dangerous months of July and August, and so far this year in Baltimore, 148 people have been killed. That's down from 210 at this time last year. Homicides are down. Baltimore is safer. Emilia Miller certainly doesn't feel that way. She's a 66-year-old visitor from Jennings, La., here to see her daughter and son-in-law, who live in Laurel, and to have her slipped disc repaired at Johns Hopkins Hospital. The three spent Sunday in Baltimore eating lunch at Mount Vernon Stable on North Charles Street and watching Helena Troy - a play about reviving an ancient bankrupt playhouse - at the Spotlighters Theatre on St. Paul Street.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 22, 2001
William Mastrosimone chose well when he titled his play about sexual assault "Extremities." It's gruesomely strong stuff. In 1981, when "Extremities" was presented at Center Stage as part of Baltimore's International Theater Festival, my companion turned to me at intermission and asked if it was absolutely necessary for me to see the entire play. When I told him it was, he sat out the second act in the lobby. A different companion accompanied me to the current production at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, but part-way through the first scene, I noticed that she had shrunk so far back in her seat, she was practically in the next row. Yet despite Joel Mason's convincingly brutal fight choreography, this production is hardly an exercise in gratuitous violence.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | December 6, 2001
Probably no tale gets staged more often than Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol at this time of year. I've seen spoofs. I've seen musicals. I've even seen a drag version. The Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre, which has produced its share of Christmas Carols, now has a new musical version, Ebenezer! with a book by Bryan Zochar and a tuneful score by Baltimorean PS Lorio and Linda Lee Bennett. The large-cast production, directed and choreographed by Deborah Newman, is a pleasant holiday diversion with a few nice interpretive touches.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | January 8, 2004
Spotlighters presents a musical for adults Hello Again - a musical adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde, upon which The Blue Room was also based - is next up for the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. The show examines the nature of sexual attraction and the search for love and happiness while focusing on the experiences of 10 couples across 10 decades. Bob Russell and Karen Starliper direct. Due to the adult nature of the material, audience members must be 18 or older. "Hello Again" runs tomorrow through Feb. 7. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 17, 2002
Silver Scream, an original musical comedy, opens tomorrow at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. A campy take on horror movies from Bride of Frankenstein to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the musical has a script by Baltimore's JimmyO Burril -- who is currently shooting a film version -- and a score by Florida-based songwriter James M. Taylor. The 14-member cast is directed by Ronald Burr and Dahlia Kaminsky; musical direction is by Fuzz Roark. The show is not recommended for young children.
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By Karen Keys | February 10, 2000
The William Inge drama "Come Back, Little Sheba," opening at the Spotlighters Theatre tomorrow, follows a housewife who drives her husband to drink by listening to radio soap operas, eating too much chocolate and mourning her lost puppy, Sheba. Much like his contemporaries Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, Inge focused on the tension of family life, the corruption of the American dream and the plight of the common man. This production, directed by John Sadowsky, stars Maria Lakkala and Gerald Riley.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | January 11, 1996
Neil Simon's farce "Rumors" asks the question: What if everyone came to a party and the hosts never showed up? The Spotlighters Theatre is answering that question with a production directed by Robert Bayer and featuring actors Stephen Collins and Conni Kenney.Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through Jan. 29. Tickets are $10. Call (410) 752-1225.
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March 20, 2008
Iraq film The lowdown -- The Price of Paradise, a documentary by Marylander Jeffrey Kramer, explores what Iraqi people think of the war in their country. It premieres tonight at the Creative Alliance. A panel discussion with Middle East consultant Ayman Eldarwish, Kramer and representatives of the International Rescue Committee will follow the documentary. If you go -- Screening starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5-$7. The Creative Alliance is at 3134 Eastern Ave. Call 410-276-1651 or go to creativealliance.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck and J. Wynn Rousuck,SUN THEATER CRITIC | January 20, 2005
Since its founding by Audrey Herman in 1962, the Spotlighters Theatre always has sought to give newcomers a chance, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that the theater is trying something new in terms of its own administration. After Herman's death in 1999, the Spotlighters, at 817 St. Paul St., was purchased by Bob Russell and Jonathan Claiborne. The pair ran the community theater at a loss for five years before deciding, at the start of this season, to transfer ownership to a volunteer board of directors and apply for 501(c)
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August 5, 2004
NOW OR NEVER It's the first Thursday of a summer month, so it's time again for Jazzy Summer Nights. But this time around, the concert is also a CD release event for the band Fertile Ground. In addition to celebrating the album Black Is ..., the event includes a performance by Philadelphia's Lady Alma. The event takes place at War Memorial Plaza at City Hall (Fayette and Gay streets) at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free, lawn chairs are welcomed, and no open containers, food or beverages are allowed.
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By Sarah Kickler Kelber | January 8, 2004
Spotlighters presents a musical for adults Hello Again - a musical adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde, upon which The Blue Room was also based - is next up for the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. The show examines the nature of sexual attraction and the search for love and happiness while focusing on the experiences of 10 couples across 10 decades. Bob Russell and Karen Starliper direct. Due to the adult nature of the material, audience members must be 18 or older. "Hello Again" runs tomorrow through Feb. 7. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays.
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November 7, 2002
Fell's Point Corner Theatre. Roles available for men ages 20-60 and women ages 25-50 for a production of the comedy Vast Difference. Auditions will be held at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18-19 at the theater, 251 S. Ann St. Actors should be prepared to read from a script, which will be provided. Performances will be from March 7 to April 6. For more information, call 410-466-8341. Avalon Theatre of eMotion. Male and female actors sought for a production combining Shakespeare's text of Macbeth with innovative movement styles.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | October 17, 2002
Silver Scream, an original musical comedy, opens tomorrow at the Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre. A campy take on horror movies from Bride of Frankenstein to The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, the musical has a script by Baltimore's JimmyO Burril -- who is currently shooting a film version -- and a score by Florida-based songwriter James M. Taylor. The 14-member cast is directed by Ronald Burr and Dahlia Kaminsky; musical direction is by Fuzz Roark. The show is not recommended for young children.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | August 7, 1997
"Second Star to the Right," Gaithersburg playwright Mark Scharf's third Baltimore Playwrights Festival production in four years, opens tomorrow at the Spotlighters Theatre.Directed by Miriam Bazensky, "Second Star to the Right" is about an astrophysicist who makes a discovery that has repercussions in her personal as well as professional life. Carol Oles, Rodney Bonds and Erik Delfosse head the cast.Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, through Aug. 30. Tickets are $10. Call 410-752-1225.
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By J. Wynn Rousuck | May 16, 1996
If laughter really is the best medicine, then the British comic playwright Ray Cooney could be called Dr. Farce.Cooney's hospital farce, "It Runs in the Family," opens tomorrow at the Spotlighters Theatre. Directed by Mike Moran, the production stars Rodney Atkins as a doctor who suddenly discovers he has an 18-year-old "love child" from a former romance with a nurse.Show times at the Spotlighters, 817 St. Paul St., are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays, through June 9. Tickets are $10. Call (410)
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