Posts Tagged ‘theater’

Feb. 21 2018

Koo koo ka choo, indeed!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

From February 23-March 4, Dundalk Community Theatre is presenting Terry Johnson’s stage adaptation of the iconic 1967 film “The Graduate.” Recently, I spoke with director Todd Starkey about the play’s exploration of family dynamics, intimate relationships, and the huge societal changes that took place during the 1960’s. I have the honor of portraying Mrs. Robinson […]

Jan. 19 2018

Opera Goes to the Theater

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

These days, it’s not at all uncommon for symphony orchestras or even opera companies to present musical theater works. However, the reverse – doing an opera – is a daring move for a theater company! Earlier this week, I spoke with Music Director Ben Shaver about Stillpointe Theatre’s current production of Leonard Bernstein’s “Trouble in […]

Nov. 03 2017

All at Sea

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews, WBJC Programs | No Comments

From now through November 19, Baltimore Shakespeare Factory is stepping away from the Bard for a bit to present The Sea Voyage, a comedy by John Fletcher and Philip Massinger. Recently, I spoke with director Ann Turiano about the show, which features warriors, pirates, castaways, and all manner of shenanigans.     https://www.baltimoreshakespearefactory.org/

Apr. 16 2015

If you wish to sockdologize, please absquatulate!

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

150 years ago this week – on April 14, 1865, to be exact – President Abraham Lincoln was watching Tom Taylor’s comedy Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. When Joseph Jefferson, the actor playing Asa Trenchard, uttered his famous laugh line “Don’t know the manners of good society, eh? Well, I guess I […]

Jun. 17 2013

Everyman’s final offering for 2012-1213

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

WBJC is a media sponsor for Everyman Theatre’s current romp, Beaux Strategem. Everyman’s Founding Artistic Director,Vincent Lancisi, came in to talk to me about it. Vincent Lancisi  

Jun. 12 2013

Restoration Romp

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs, Interviews | No Comments

Bruce Nelson, character actor extraordinaire, is currently appearing in Everyman Theatre’s Beaux Strategem. He came in to talk to WBJC. Beaux Strategem Bruce Nelson  

May. 20 2013

Comedy with an edge

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

A program note for the Folger Theatre’s current production of “Twelfth Night” points out that this is the last of Shakespeare’s “romantic” or “happy” comedies, and that those that followed, like “Measure for Measure” and “All’s Well That Ends Well” are less innocent and more complicated. (To those I would add “Cymbeline,” “The Winter’s Tale” […]

Jan. 25 2013

Instant Audience: Just Add Casual Attire?

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | 7 Comments

I have a confession to make: lately, every time I see an article or a blog post about finding ways to attract new (and presumably younger) audience members to classical music performances, I groan. Actually, I’m starting to wonder if they’re all the same piece, or at least written by the same author. Inevitably, they […]

Jan. 14 2013

A big week for Everyman

By Judith Krummeck | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Everyman Theatre, which has been a lynch pin in the Station North Arts and Entertainment District on Charles Street for almost two decades, has moved! This morning, at 10 o’clock, it was the ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the official public opening of the brand new Everyman, just around the corner from the Hippodrome on the […]

Aug. 08 2012

Tomorrow and tomorrow and…

By Dyana Neal | Posted in Host Blogs | No Comments

Tomorrow is opening night! We finished tech cues for Jewish Theatre Workshop’s “Macbeth” last night, so our final dress rehearsal is this evening. It’s great fun to see everyone in costume & the weapons in this production are truly stunning, both visually & in the sense of how some characters meet their ends. Ouch! I […]

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