1. The Wiz at Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre
“Summer fun entertainment for the entire family!” -Mark Beachy, MD Theatre Guide
Synopsis: A boisterous and exuberant updating of Dorothy’s adventures in the land of Oz. The Wiz is a twister full of hand-clapping beats and marvelous melodies. This colorful, dazzling show has so much energy that you will find it hard to stay in your seat. It’s time to “Ease on Down the Road” and see this one!
2. 1814! The War of 1812 Rock Opera at Capital Fringe
“Written and Composed by David Dudley and Dave Israel, this show is so popular, I wouldn’t be surprised if it made it to NY, even Broadway!” -Mark Beachy, MD Theatre Guide
Note: Sold-out on Saturday, 7/20. Tickets still available for other performances.
Synopsis: The Burning of Washington and the Battle of Baltimore come to ear-shattering life in a cycle of original songs performed live by singers, dancers and musicians. Inventive, irreverent, and inspirational, 1814! turns a forgotten war into an unforgettable rock spectacle.
3. Violent Delights: A Shakespearean Brawl-Esque Sideshow’ at Capital Fringe
“Don’t hesitate to see this show.” -April Forrer, MD Theatre Guide
READ April Forrer’s review.
Synopsis: Step into the Circus of Violent Delights. Blending stage combat, dance, clowning and traditional theatrical convention, our charismatic Ringmaster leads you through Shakespeare’s most spectacular life or death scenarios. But remember, “violent delights have violent ends.”
4. Crazy for You at Rockville Musical Theatre
“Rockville Musical Theatre productions are often so good, that I feel that they should be labeled as professional, rather than community theatre.” -Mark Beachy, MD Theatre Guide
Synopsis: A banker with a yen for show business is sent to foreclose on a property that turns out to be a theatre. After falling in love with the local postmistress, he decides to put on a show to save the theatre, in this musical featuring classic Gershwin songs and a Ken Ludwig libretto inspired by the 1930 musical Girl Crazy.
5. Lyric Opera Baltimore’s Viva Verdi! at ARTSCAPE
Performances are Saturday, July 20 at 2 and 5 pm. FREE!
READ more about ARTSCAPE.
READ Mark Beachy’s review of Lyric Opera Baltimore’s recent production of Verdi’s Rigoletto.
Synopsis: Guiseppe Verdi is considered the most influential composer of operas of the nineteenth century. Celebrate the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth with the Lyric Opera as they perform some of his most famous works.