March 15, 2005
On Sunday, March 13, 2005, THELMA TROUPE, of Decatur, formerly of Baltimore, MD. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Linda Troupe. She is survived by her sons, Charles A. Troupe and his wife, Kelly of Annapolis, MD and R. Bruce Troupe and his partner, Jason Bovey of Decatur, GA; daughter, Jane Troupe of Palm Harbor, FL; granddaughter, Karen Yiengst and her husband, Tom; great-granddaughter, Rachael Yiengst. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations to the American Diabetes Association.
May 26, 2011
It's a little-known fact now, but when the musical "Chicago" made its Broadway debut in 1975, it wasn't much of a hit, running less than a thousand performances. It only became a smash musical and movie when it was revived decades later. That's because it was way ahead of its time, said Conni Ross, who is co-directing a revival of the play for Columbia's Silhouette Stages that opens Friday, May 24. "In the director's notes, one of the things I wrote was, 'This show is as relevant now as it was when it was written,' " said Ross, who is sharing directorial duties with her frequent collaborator Debbie Mobley.
August 30, 2011
Abby Trader, 22, of Anneslie, used to perform in competitions as a member of the Rebounders Gymnastics Club in Timonium. This week, though, the University of Maryland student and daughter of Anneslie residents Chuck and Miriam Trader is performing on a slightly larger stage — on national television as a member of the Gymkana team on the NBC television show "America's Got Talent. " And the stakes are slightly higher: $1 million. Gymkana was slated to be one of 12 acts competing on the talent show on Tuesday, Aug. 29. After that performance, votes from viewers via phone and the Internet would determine if the team made it into the top 10 round.
December 23, 2011
The joke began simple enough: "One hundred eighty-five gorillas walk into a bar. The bartender says, 'Sorry, we don't serve your kind here.'" Members of the Severna Park High School Improv Team stood beneath bright lights, and one by one each stepped forward and offered the best think-fast punch line. "Awww, we heard the Monkees were playing. " "What? But you served Darwin. " "But all we want is a little vine. " The exercise capped a two-hour practice of wisecracks and wit, puns and ploys designed to fine-tune the budding comedy skills of a group that regularly stages on-campus shows, often requesting material from their audiences.
April 2, 1992
Stephanie M. Troupe, a retired real estate agent, died Monday of respiratory illness at Stella Maris Hospice. The Rodgers Forge resident was 69.Services for Mrs. Troupe were being held today at St. David's Episcopal Church, 4700 Roland Ave.The former Stephanie Murphy was a native of Baltimore. She was a granddaughter of Ned Hanlon, manager of the pennant-winning Orioles of the 1890s.She is survived by her husband, Baker Hull Troupe; four sons, James Patrick Graham IV of Annapolis, Michael Hanlon Graham and Daniel Kelly Graham, both of Baltimore, and Stephen Murphy Graham of Columbia; three brothers, Clarke Murphy Jr. and E. Hanlon Murphy, both of Baltimore, and John T. Murphy II of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Jane M. Kearns of Milwaukee and Celestine M. Hoffman of Wyckoff, N.J.; and eight grandchildren.
January 8, 1991
Tickets to three mid-February Baltimore performances by the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater go on sale Sunday, but a four-week residency here by the acclaimed company, originally scheduled to begin this month, has been delayed until April, company officials said yesterday.The performances at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre Feb. 14, 15 and 16 -- which will kick off the company's 1991 North American tour -- were conceived as the culmination of a monthlong residency that was to have begun next week.