“…’33 Variations’ at The Colonial Players of Annapolis is a masterful work that sparks a wide range of emotions and realization. – Jeanie Casison.
Synopsis: A musicologist trying to accomplish her life’s work in the face of a debilitating disease and an estranged daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they’re separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.
2. Little Shop of Horrors at Vagabond Players.
“How cool for us that we are treated to such a delightful production at the recently renovated Vagabond Players Theatre.” – Timoth David Copney.
Synopsis: The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” – after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!
3. Omnium Gatherum at Silver Spring Stage.
“…thought-provoking and a cry for understanding and tolerance.” – Mary Ann Johnson.
Synopsis: Believing that lively, contentious debate is the heart and soul of a dinner party, a domestic artist and perfect hostess invite an assortment of opinionated personalities to share a surreal meal. The guests at this exquisite feast of food and argument confront the global implications of September 11 and beyond in an urgent, impassioned, and hilarious work.
4. National Philharmonic: Bach & Bachianas at Strathmore.
Danielle Talamantes, soprano
Magdalena Wór, mezzo-soprano
Matthew Loyal Smith, tenor
Kerry Wilkerson, baritone
National Philharmonic Chorale
Piotr Gajewski, conductor
Synopsis: Journey across centuries and cultures in a concert pairing the Baroque master Bach with Heitor Villa-Lobos, who has been described as “the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music.” Bach’s setting of the Magnificat, the profoundly beautiful hymn of the Virgin Mary, is one of his most popular vocal works. The Brazilian composer Villa-Lobos composed his nine Bachianas Brasileiras as a tribute to Bach and as an expression of the musical soul of Brazil. Scored for a variety of instruments, these works breathe the exuberance of the tropics, with soaring melodies and energetic rhythms.
When: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2017, 8PM at THE MUSIC CENTER, Click here for tickets.
5. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill at Rep Stage.
“As Billie Holiday, Celeste Jones gives one of the best performances of the year!” – Mark Beachy.
Synopsis: The time is 1959. The place is Emerson’s Bar and Grill, a seedy little jazz club in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday’s final performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers including “God Bless the Child”, “My Man” and “Strange Fruit” are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.