Ballet Theatre of Maryland: Musicality Through Movement

Russian poet Alexander Pushkin once said, “Ballet is a dance executed by the human soul.” The 2018-19 Season of the Ballet Theatre of Maryland (BTM) boasts a selection of exquisite performances as the company celebrates its 40th year entertaining Maryland audiences. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Artistic Director Dianna Cuatto to discuss what audiences can plan to see this upcoming season, as well as what makes the Ballet Theatre of Maryland such a unique experience. “For the 2018-2019 Season, audiences can expect a passionate, whimsical, dynamic season of excellent theater and dance expressed through the talents of BTM’s talented professional […]

Baltimore Choral Arts: Making ‘Classical’ Relevant

Baltimore Choral Arts Society experienced an artistic renaissance in 2018. Now in his second year as musical director, Anthony Blake Clark recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud to discuss the upcoming 2019 season and how classical music is once again relevant for audiences. Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect? Blake Clark: This season is called “A Season of Story and Song” – audiences can expect to see Choral Arts embark on more adventurous programming that approaches music in a more interdisciplinary, collaborative way, while still providing the more conventional pieces in the repertoire as well. This year we are presenting a […]

Toby’s Dinner Theatre’s Star-Studded 2019 Season

Toby’s Dinner Theatre continues to thrive in Columbia, Maryland, as it’s bombshell 2018 season charges full-steam ahead into the new year! Associate Producer Mark Minnick recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. “Our 2019 season is incredibly diverse, offering something for everyone to our loyal Toby’s audience members and great titles that people who’ve never attended a show at our theatre can come to see what we have to offer. We have great family shows like Disney’s The Little Mermaid (November 9th, 2018 to January 13th, 2019), Gypsy (January 17th to March 17th), and Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame (March 21st […]

The Iron Crow Theatre Season

The Iron Crow Theatre, Baltimore’s award-winning queer theatre, recently launched its upcoming 2018-2019 “Season of becoming.” Baltimore OUTloud caught up with Artistic Director Sean Elias to discuss the upcoming season and what makes Iron Crow such a unique experience for audiences. Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect from this upcoming season? Sean Elias: Our 2018-19 “Season of becoming” is filled with classics from the queer theatrical canon as well as some newly produced work. Thematically, this season follows characters from a variety of backgrounds as they struggle to defy the “shoulds” of society and begin to express and celebrate their […]

Even More Solos and Sides

If you had the misfortune of suffering through Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, you might not think it would be possible for anything good to come from such a debacle. But you’d be wrong. Cher, who played Sophie’s grandmother Ruby, and performed the song “Fernando” as a duet with Andy Garcia, may be the only one who survived the wreck as a winner. For her new album Dancing Queen (Warner Brothers), her first studio recording in five years, Cher reinterprets ten ABBA songs with mostly delightful results. Not a particularly original concept (Erasure beat sure Cher to it by […]

BSO: ‘I Love a Piano’: A Night with Tony DeSare

For award-winning composer, Tony DeSare, partnering with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) for his upcoming concert “I Love a Piano” is a walk down memory lane. “The show is made up of the songs, artists, and styles that I loved when I was ten years old and just beginning to learn the piano,” says DeSare. “It was artists like Billy Joel, Elton John, and Ray Charles that kept me motivated to keep practicing and playing until I could play the song like they did.” Fans of DeSare and the BSO will enjoy an evening of music honoring pop music’s greatest […]

A Love Story Worth Telling Again

They say there are only a handful of original stories in Hollywood, which may explain the trend for remakes, reboots, and revivals. And now we have the third remake of the classic love story A Star is Born, first made in 1937 as a non-musical with Janet Gaynor and Frederic March. That film was remade in Hollywood’s musical heyday in 1954 with Judy Garland and James Mason and is a beloved classic. Another musical version came around in 1976 with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson, became the third highest-grossing film of the year, and introduced the world to the eventual […]

Paging READERS! Baltimore Book Festival features bisexual memoirist Anthony Moll, Sept. 29th & 30th

The 23rd annual Baltimore Book Festival returns to the Inner Harbor on Friday, September 28th through Sunday, September 30th. Produced by the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, the festival features local, regional and national authors. This year’s lineup includes White House correspondent April Ryan, New York Times bestselling author A.J. Jacobs, Hurston / Wright Legacy Award recipient Tayari Jones, and many others. Baltimore author Anthony Moll is excited to be included in the festival. His book, Out of Step: A Memoir, is about a bisexual boy that enlists in the army during the era of “Don’t ask, don’t […]

BSO’s Upcoming 2018-19 Season

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) has a long history of delivering an interesting symphonic season for audiences to enjoy. The upcoming 2018-19 season is no different. With beautiful classical performances, family programs, and fan favorites like “Off the Cuff” and “BSO Pulse,” the BSO will have something for everyone to enjoy this year. “In the 2018-19 season, there is something for every music lover in Baltimore,” says BSO artistic planner Ab Sengupta. “From all the masterworks you would expect to hear from one of the best orchestras in the country to rarely performed gems, such as French composer Olivier Messiaen’s […]

Disney on Ice Skates Back into Baltimore

The entrancing magic of Disney on Ice returns to Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena this October. Running from Wednesday, October 10th to Sunday, October 14th, Disney on Ice presents “Mickey’s Search Party,” a brand-new adventure filled with world-class skating, high-flying acrobatics, and of course, the most beloved of Disney characters. Ice skater Daniel Aggiano recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud to discuss his role in Disney on Ice and what audiences will most enjoy from this new production. “This is the brand-new show,” began Aggiano, “and in my opinion, the best Disney on Ice show we ever made. It brings people closer […]