Baltimore Audiences ‘Rocks’ with ‘The King’ at the Hippodrome Theatre

The Hippodrome Theatre, the crown jewel of the Bromo Tower Arts & Entertainment District, is rocking with royalty as Rock of Ages and The King And I both take the stage this February. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Rock of Ages’ Chris Renalds (Franz) and The King and I’s Keiji Kubo (Ensemble) to discuss the upcoming performances. Celebrating its tenth anniversary tour, Rock of Ages (running Friday, February 15th and Saturday, February 16th) captures the iconic era that was big bad 1980s Hollywood. “Know What Love Is,” “Feel the Noise,” and “Take Your Best Shot” at one of the Sunset […]

The Magic of ‘Gypsy’ Lights Up Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Everything is coming up roses at Toby’s Dinner Theatre this month as Gypsytakes the stage, running until Sunday, March 17th. Regarded by many theatre professionals as the greatest musical ever created, Gypsy is the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success while secretly yearning for her own. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with actress MaryKate Brouillet who plays Louise in the Columbia-based production. “I would describe Louise,” Brouillet began, “as an incredibly bright and strong woman, but she doesn’t know that all along while growing up. She’s always pushed to the side and is constantly cut off […]

The Magic of Disney on Ice Returns to Charm City

The magic of Disney on Ice enchants Baltimore this month at Royal Farms Arena. Running from Wednesday, February 6th to Sunday, February 10th, Disney on Ice presents: World of Enchantment takes audiences through some of the best-known Disney favorites. From wheels to waves, icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s beloved Disney moments will come to life. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Dikki Martinez who talked about the upcoming performance. “It’s the perfect show for anyone of all ages,” Martinez began. “Whether you’re a boy or a girl, there is something about this show for everyone. It’s definitely a […]

‘Out on Stage’ with Brendan Scannell

Released earlier this month on Dekkoo (a gay focused subscription-based streaming service), the outrageously hilarious, diversely all queer, stand-up comedy series “Out on Stage: The Series” has audiences in hysterics. It’s a rarity that a grouping, let alone a series, of all queer stand-up comics even exists. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with actor and comedian Brendan Scannell, who was part of the eclectic lineup of renowned LGBTQ stand-up comics. “Audiences will see about a dozen comics from all different walks of life with this series,” Scannell began. “These comics are telling their stories and their jokes in a hilarious and […]

Jay Leno at Hollywood Casino at Charlestown Races

Audiences will be in hysterics as Emmy-award winning comedian Jay Leno performs for fans at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in scenic Charles Town, West Virginia, on Saturday, February 16th. The former host of The Tonight Show, and current host of Jay Leno’s Garage, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud regarding his upcoming performance and the challenge facing many comedians in today’s political climate. “I always liked being a stand-up comedian,” began Leno. “And when you do a show like the “Tonight Show” it’s usually about the events of the day. The monologue is like a newspaper, in that you […]

Forgiveness: Agony & Release

In Everyman Theatre’s upcoming play, Everything is Wonderful, family tensions and struggles of faith reverberate leaving audiences asking themselves, “What does it mean to forgive?” Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with director Noah Himmelstein to discuss the upcoming performance. “This play is so surprising and extraordinary,” Himmelstein began, “in that it deals with a family having various kinds of crises of faith and relationships.” As the story unfolds, audiences find an Amish couple whose two sons are killed in a car accident. The family struggles to maintain their faith and cling to their way of life. However, in an act of […]

Fabulous Fridays! Pride Night at Everyman

• Happy Hour and conversation with Costume Designer Ben Argenta Kress • Friday, February 8th, 6 to7:30 pm at Everyman Theatre Everyman Theatre presents Fabulous Fridays Pride Night during the run of Everything is Wonderful. Mix and mingle with fellow theatre lovers and enjoy discounted tickets and a pre-show happy hour featuring drink specials, light bites from Birrotecca, and a conversation with Costume Designer Ben Argenta Kress about his inspiration for the show and the intensive research and detail required to create authentic costumes honoring Amish traditions. Hosted by The Boy with the Blue Beard. Save on tickets to Everything […]

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory at Hippodrome Theatre

Audiences will take a journey into pure imagination this month at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre.  Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, running from Tuesday, January 22nd to Sunday, January 27th, is the story of the beloved Willy Wonka who is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination.  Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Danny Quadrino who plays Mike TeaVee in […]

Center Stage’s Fun Home Choreography Team Partners Both on and Off-Stage

Fun Home, the 2015 Tony-award winning musical adapted from Alison Bechdel’s 2006 graphic memoir of the same name, takes the stage this month at the Baltimore’s Center Stage. Running from Thursday, January 17th to Sunday, February 24th, Fun Home is the first Broadway musical with a lesbian protagonist. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with choreography team Jaclyn Miller and Sara Bruner, who are also are a real-life married couple offstage, as well.                 “Our inspiration,” began Miller, “was to pull as much imagery from the graphic novel written from Alison Bechdel. [The choreography] is directly lifted from a Jackson 5-sort-of-feel.  That […]

Homegrown Talent Stars in Wilde Classic

Currently running through Sunday, December 30th, Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest continues to illuminate audiences at the Everyman Theatre. From its superb set design to splendidly designed costumes, the tour-de-farce showcases some of the best acting talent in Baltimore. Everyman resident actor Danny Gavigan, who plays Algernon, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. Growing up in Columbia, Maryland, Gavigan always had a talent for entertaining others. “It wasn’t like an epiphany all the sudden, but more it was something that was just always there from a young age. In home movies, when I was about eight or nine years […]