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 […]

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 […]

Les Mis Marches into Hippodrome

With its glorious staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo, the breathtaking production of Les Misérables will run at the Hippodrome Theatre from Tuesday, October 9th to Sunday, October 14th. Set in early 19th-century France, Les Misérables is the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his quest for redemption after serving 19 years in jail for having stolen a loaf of bread for his sister’s starving child. Valjean decides to break his parole and start his life anew after a kindly bishop inspires him by an act of mercy, but he is relentlessly […]

A Queer Curiosity

The Walters Art Museum is taking an in-depth look at queer history with the performance of “Queer Curiosity,” Thursday, September 27th, from 7 to 8 pm. Inspired by works in the Walters’ collection of rare books and manuscripts, Baltimore artist Alexander D’Agostino presents a performance blending folk magic, art, and queer history that is part séance and part dance. This interactive work presents a newly created manuscript of queer history and methods, and explores artifacts, history, and collective memory. Baltimore OUTloud recently sat down with D’Agostino, as well as Alexander Jarman, who helps create contemporary art initiatives at the Walters, […]

Bowie Community Theatre’s Season Tugs at Heart Strings

Now in its 52nd year, the Bowie Community Theatre, located at the Bowie Playhouse, is excited to announce its upcoming shows for its remainder of the 2018-2019 season. A Piece of My Heart, running from November 2nd to 18th, provides an absorbing and moving experience about a tumultuous period in American history – the Vietnam War. It is a powerful, true drama about six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a Country-Western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. Running from March 1st to 17th, 2019, The Women of Lockerbie takes place seven years after […]

Center Stage Season Boasts Top Drawer Performances

Baltimore’s Center Stage continues to grow as a leader in entertainment excellence both in Maryland’s and the national theatre scene. Fresh out of the gate from last year’s outstanding season of performances, Center Stage’s upcoming 2018-2019 season is jam-packed with new stories and beloved returning performances, including the recently announced November return of Lisa Lampanelli to the Baltimore stage. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Michael Ross, executive director of Baltimore Center Stage, to discuss the upcoming season. Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect from this upcoming 2018-2019 season at Center Stage? Michael Ross: Audiences can expect the unexpected – in […]

Riding the Wave of Pride in Song

The New Wave Singers of Baltimore, Maryland’s premier GLBTS (gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight) chorus since 1985 has been sharing music that promotes justice, peace, and the celebration of life. Artistic Director Tim Gillham recent chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect from this upcoming 2018-2019 season? Tim Gillham: The New Wave Singers will present three major programs this season. Our holiday concert, “Sounds of the Season,” is December 1st and 2nd, featuring sparkling snowflakes, the Peanuts gang, spinning dreidels, and personal stories to warm your heart. Our March “Showcase Cabaret” and silent auction features singers […]