Anastasia at Hippodrome

Baltimore audiences will journey to the past this month as Anastasia waltzes into the Hippodrome Theatre. Running through Sunday, December 9th, Anastasia transports audiences from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman named Anya sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with actor Stephen Brower […]

The Importance of Being Earnest at Everyman

Audiences will run “Wilde” this month at Everyman Theatre’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest. Running through December 30th, the production directed by Joseph Ritsch is Oscar Wilde’s much-loved tour-de-farce which lampoons Victorian norms. Audiences will enjoy a jovial joyride of double lives, double entendres, and labyrinthine twists and turns. Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen and her friend Cecily both fall for a man named Ernest (of whom Lady Bracknell disapproves), but whether wit or wisdom will prevail is anybody’s guess. Courtships, class, and convention square off with handbags, puns, and perambulators in this deliciously quotable comedy. Company member Bruce Randolph […]

The Little Mermaid Swims into Toby’s Dinner Theatre

The seaweed is definitely greener at Toby’s Dinner Theatre as The Little Mermaid swims into town this month. Running until January 13th, 2019, the beloved Disney tale follows the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, who lives in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, yet longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above with Prince Eric. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Justin Calhoun who plays Prince Eric in the production. “I think audiences should expect to see a dazzling retelling of the classic Disney story,” Calhoun began. “It’s something to see! The story you saw as a child […]

‘Queen of Mean’ Becomes ‘Queen of Lean’ at Center Stage

Lisa Lampanelli returns to Baltimore’s Center Stage this month with her upcoming performance of Lisa Lampanelli’s Losin’ It. Performing on Saturday, November 17th at 8 pm, the show shines an intimate but hilarious light on the universal problems of weight and body image. Inspired to put the show together by going through her own journey with these issues, Lampanelli decided that storytelling was the perfect way to convey feelings and sense of humor about the subjects. Speaking exclusively to Baltimore OUTloud, Lampanelli candidly shared how her recent retirement from stand-up comedy has helped the former Queen of Mean become the […]

Center Stage’s King of Yees: Exploring Lives in Chinatown

Baltimore’s Center Stage’s current production of King of Yees is an absolute masterpiece. The play is a hilarious and heartfelt generational story of a Chinese-American family. Audiences will fall in love with playwright Lauren Yee who, in this production, has always felt like an outsider, especially compared to her father, Larry, the unofficial center of their Chinese-American community. When Larry suddenly goes missing, Lauren has to chase through time, space, and the fourth wall itself to find her father, save his story, and chronicle a vanishing piece of American culture. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with director Desdemona Chiang about the […]

Baltimore Native Comes Home for Fiddler on the Roof

For Baltimore-native Eric Berey, returning to Charm City this November means more than just visiting his hometown roots. Berey, an ensemble member in the North American national tour of Fiddler on the Roof, is excited to bring his classic musical background to Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre. Running from November 13th to 18th Fiddler on the Roof tells the story of Tevye, the father of five daughters, and his attempts to maintain his Jewish religious and cultural traditions as outside influences encroach upon on his family members’ lives. “Baltimore audiences need to come see this show,” began Berey. “It’s a beautiful story […]

50 Shades of Gay at Charm City Fringe Fest

The seventh annual Charm City Fringe Festival, voted in 2017 by Baltimore magazine as the “Best Eclectic Festival,” is set for November 1st to 11th. Throughout the 11 days of cutting-edge, quirky theatre and arts performances, Ike Avelli’s 50 Shades of Gay stands out as one of the can’t-miss shows. Running from Friday, November 2nd at 10 pm; Saturday, November 3rd at 9 pm; and Sunday, November 4th at 7:30 pm, 50 Shades of Gay is an adult variety show written, produced, and starring award-winning comedian Ike Avelli. The performances will take place at Le Mondo (406 North Howard Street, […]

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 […]