On the Prowl: Peter & The Wolf

On Sunday, March 1st, the Kinetics Dance Theatre will bring to life the classic tale of Peter & the Wolf, with an original Family Concert Production. Performing at the Howard County Center for the Arts (1 and 3 pm), the symphonic fairytale for children is a musical composition written by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. This modern dance is perfect for the whole family. Geared toward young audiences, and featuring the dancers of the professional company, the production weaves together masterful original choreography by Alex J. Krebs and vibrant costumes all set to Prokofievs magnificent musical score. Audiences of all ages […]

‘See Also’ at the George Peabody Library

From Submersive Productions “See Also” – a site-specific, immersive theatre experience exploring Johns Hopkins University’s George Peabody Library and other Hopkins library and museum collections – will premiere on Tuesday, February 18th. Running through Thursday, February 20th, “See Also” is in collaboration of Part 10 of the “In the Stacks” series, which aims to bring art, music, dance, film, and drama to the George Peabody Library. The production is inspired by a“see also” references, a traditional library cataloging practice that links different terms on catalog cards. The simple phrase “see also” suggests many ideas: from a need to classify the […]

Thought-Provoking Safe Space at Single Carrot Theatre

Running until Sunday, February 23rd, Single Carrot Theatre’s Safe Space, by Baltimore playwright R. Eric Thomas, will have audiences captivated. The production will be staged in the basement of historic Clifton Mansion in Clifton Park on St. Lo Drive. Baltimore-based writer R. Eric Thomas is an award-winning playwright and staff writer at Elle.com, penning the daily current events and culture column “Eric Reads the News.” Thomas recently completed a memoir-in-essays, Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, due out from Ballantine Books this February. The development of Safe Space has been a multi-year project between Thomas […]

Kinky Boots Slays at Toby’s Dinner Theatre

In 2005, the UK film Kinky Boots became a cult hit in the US and seven years later a stage musical version of the movie debuted in Chicago and then moved to Broadway on April 4th, 2013, with Stark Sands and Billy Porter in the lead roles of Charlie and Lola, respectively. The show came to Broadway with middling reviews but became a hit, eventually earning a season-high 13 Tony nominations and winning six, including Best Actor in a Musical for Porter, Best Score for Cyndi Lauper (the first solo female to win in the category), and Best Musical. A […]

Kinky Boots Sashays into Toby’s Dinner Theatre

Kinky Boots sashays into Toby’s Dinner Theatre this month and will run until March 22nd. Starring Helen Hays award recipient DeCarlo Raspberry as Lola, Kinky Boots follows the story of Charlie Price, who after inheriting his father’s bankrupt shoe factory finds inspiration in Lola, a fabulous entertainer with ideas. Working together they turn the factory around, embrace their differences, and discover that you can change the world when you change your mind. “Audiences will enjoy a very heartfelt and honest production,” began Raspberry. “This performance at Toby’s is theatre-in-the-round, and therefore it’s a little bit closer to the audiences. I […]

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 5th to Sunday, February 9th, Disney on Ice presents Celebrate Memories, taking audiences through some of the best-known Disney favorites. From icy wonderlands to infinity and beyond, your family’s beloved Disney moments will come to life. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Jairius Godfrey, who talked about the upcoming performance. “This performance brings to life all of your favorite Disney characters,” began Godfrey. From Toy Story and Inside Out to Frozen and Moana, audiences of all ages will enjoy this performance. We also […]

Wicked: The Witches of Oz Fly into Baltimore

This February, Charm City glimmers emerald green as Wicked hits the stage at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre. Running through March 8th, prepare to defy gravity with Elphaba, better known as the famed Wicked Witch of the West, in a tale of friendship, courage, acceptance, and the search for one’s inner bliss. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Justin Wirick, one of the ensemble members from Wicked to discuss the production, the enchanting musical numbers, and how each of us could benefit from having a dash of wicked in our lives. “Whether they’ve seen this show before or not, audiences will hear incredible […]

Sitting Down with Broadway’s ‘Phantom’

Laura Farmer: First and foremost, you’re the current “Phantom” from Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. What do you enjoy about the role and show? What are its challenges? Ben Crawford: Playing Phantom is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done! It requires so much energy to portray him well. But it’s such an iconic character. It has definitely become a labor of love to really bring the best I can to this role. The thing I appreciate about the show is that it brings so many themes to the audience to sort through, yet it doesn’t fully fill […]

Cats Claws its Way into Baltimore’s Hippodrome

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s classic, Cats, claws its way to the Hippodrome Theatre this January. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with performer Giovanni DiGabrielle who plays the role of Skimbleshanks in the performance. The Philadelphia-native began his academic career in the arts by performing in school musicals and community plays, before eventually launching his professional dance training when he was 19 years-old. Now in his fourth national tour, DiGabrielle shares with readers his belief as to why Cats has such an enduring legacy for audiences of all ages. Frankie Kujawa: What can audiences expect from this upcoming performance of Cats? Giovanni DiGabrielle: […]

Jesus Christ Superstar Heralds the Passion at the Hippodrome

Jesus Christ Superstar, the iconic musical phenomenon, celebrates its 50th anniversary in a new mesmerizing production at the Hippodrome this month. Running until Sunday, December 22nd, the musical’s story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with ensemble member Jacob Lacopo. “This [rock opera] is exciting in itself, but this specific 50th […]