About MD Theatre Guide
Welcome to the Maryland Theatre Guide! We are your ticket to the performing arts! Our online magazine provides information about what’s playing in the performing arts across MD, DC, and Northern, VA. We officially launched June 1, 2011.
On June 1, 2011 the MD Theatre Guide launched as a free online magazine for the performing arts community and its audiences.
Along the way we have created a “What’s Playing” section featuring an extensive list of plays, concerts, and more happening across MD/DC/NOVA. Our dedicated team of volunteer writers attend and review many performances. Our quizzes test your theatre knowledge, while our comics tickle your funny bone. The Readers’ Choice Awards honors local performing arts organizations for their creativity, talents, and contributions across MD/DC/NOVA. We even produce original videos such as interviews, concerts, and live performances.
The MD/DC/NOVA theatre community has embraced our online magazine, sharing our reviews on social media, creating a buzz for excited theatregoers.
MD Theatre Guide’s mission is to provide reviews and articles that are fair and honest, thorough, and family friendly.
Through the online magazine, readers gain free access to the following information and special features.
Top Five Shows of the Week: A weekly Column discussing Maryland’s top five must-see shows for the week.
“What’s Playing” Events Calendar: A run-down of the performing arts shows throughout the month and year. You may also find audition notices on the calendar.
What’s Playing: Located on our right-hand sidebar, the What’s Playing section highlight’s selected productions that are coming soon or currently playing.
Theatre Guide: An in-depth theatre guide section that lists each theatre according to the area and provides direct access to more information via their website.
Half-Price Tickets: Limited availability of half-price tickets for theatre performances throughout Maryland, DC, and Northern VA.
Reader’s Choice Awards: Designed to honor local performing arts, entertainment and educational organizations for their creativity, talents and contributions throughout MD, DC, and Northern Virginia, the Reader’s Choice Awards are a staple for the MD Theatre Guide.
Who We Are:
We are a team of dedicated writers and editors who seek to bring attention to what’s playing across MD, DC, and Northern VA. Our backgrounds include experience in the performing arts, writing, editing, as well as a love and appreciation of live theatre, music, and dance.
About Mark Beachy:
Mark Beachy is the founder and publisher of the MD Theatre Guide.
Before starting the MD Theatre Guide, Beachy was a theatre professional. On stage, film, and TV, he enjoyed a career in acting, singing, dancing, violin, figure skating, and even magic. Behind the scenes, Beachy has been a producer, director, choreographer, and an award-winning playwright/composer of seven musicals.
His true passion lies with the performing arts, no matter what role he may play on and off the stage. Through the MD Theatre Guide, he brings awareness to the areas up-in-coming performing arts productions.
Our Review Philosophy:
READ article about MD Theatre Guide’s review philosophy.