In the Driver Seat with Monster Jams Joe Urie

Growing up with a sports background, Joe Urie never thought that one day his childhood dream of driving in Monster Jam would come true. Running from February 28th to March 1st at the Royal Farms Arena, Monster Jam is a live motorsport event series begun in 1992 with the main attraction being the racing and freestyle competitions by monster trucks. Baltimore OUTloud recently sat down with Missouri-native Joe Urie to discuss what audiences can expect at this years event. Frankie Kujawa: Have you always been a competitive, adrenaline-seeking type of person? Joe Urie: As a child, I never had an […]

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, 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 […]

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 […]

Baltimore-Based Tattoo Artist Nationally Represents Charm City

Emac, a Baltimore-based tattoo artist who just represented Charm City in “Ink Master: Turf War,” recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud. “Ink Master: Turf War” is a reality competition that premiered on January 7th. The show introduces 20 tattoo artists who are split into four teams based on their respective home region. Even though Emac was eliminated in the second episode of the show, he’s taken lessons with him that will help propel him even further in his tattoo artistry career. Frankie Kujawa: Could you describe for audiences what it was like being part of “Ink Master: Turf War”? Emac: In […]

Meet Sophie Marie White

Janet Mock once said, “Self-definition and self-determination is about the many varied decisions that we make to compose and journey toward ourselves, about the audacity and strength to proclaim, create, and evolve into who we know ourselves to be.” For Baltimore OUTloud’s newest writer, Sophie Marie White, her inspirational journey is one that she hopes to share with readers from all walks of life in the pages of this paper. A welcomed, new addition to our OUTloud family, White recently sat down to discuss her journey, her mission and vision for the future, and advice for those who are still […]

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: […]

Hippodrome Theatre’s Chris Mahan

“Food, just like theatre, tells a story,” says Chris Mahan, VP of venue operations at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre. Lounging in iconic Matthew’s Pizza, Mahan recently sat down with Baltimore OUTloud to reflect upon his one-year anniversary at the Hippodrome Theatre, as well as a freshman resident of Charm City. “It’s my first anniversary, and I continue to fall in love with Baltimore,” began Mahan, who hails from Worcester, Massachusetts. “Baltimore reminds me of where I came from. There’s something about coming from a working-class city, just a down-to-earth, ‘work hard and do the right thing’ kind-of-city. Baltimore reminds me so […]