“If you see nothing else for the rest of the year, make sure you make it down to Keegan Theatre for “Six Degrees of Separation.” – Stephanie House.
Synopsis: One of the greatest American plays of our time, Guare’s script examines the threads of chance that link one person to another. A splendidly funny, often disquieting, exploration of the way human beings define themselves and classify each other. Winner of the 1993 Olivier Award for Best Play and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award.
2. “Beauty and the Beast” presented by Charm City Players.
“This production has beautiful costumes, all the wonderful songs, a fantastic castle, and amazing singers and actors.” – Pamela Steinik.
Synopsis: “Be Our Guest!” The Academy Award-winning film comes to life in this romantic and beloved take on the classic fairytale. Join Belle, the Beast and your favorite characters in this love story that is a “Tale as old as Time”. The Beast must learn to love and be loved before time runs out or the household will be doomed for all time. One of Disney’s most beautiful stories.
3. “Oliver Twist” at Creative Cauldron.
“‘Oliver Twist’ is a spirited, innovative production of solid performances that can and will be enjoyed by the whole family. – Norah Dick.
Synopsis: Born into a life of poverty and a bleak future in the workhouse, young orphan Oliver journeys to London seeking a better life, but unwittingly falls in with the city’s criminal element. Told through the lens of a contemporary graphic novel, the Learning Theater Ensemble revisits our 2012 original adaptation of this classic Dickens tale, shedding new light on a story that has captured the imaginations and pierced the hearts of audiences for over two centuries.
4. Mosaic Theater Company’s “Milk Like Sugar” at Atlas Performing Arts Center.
“…this story gracefully and digs into some very heavy issues with sprinkles of humor throughout.” – Elle Marie Sullivan.
Synopsis: For sixteen-year-old Annie, high school is a blur of text messaging and college a tantalizing dream around the corner. But when one of her friends announces she’s expecting, the search for friendship, acceptance, and matching Coach diaper bags draws Annie into a life-altering ‘pact’ that thrusts her into the tough choices of adulthood. Mosaic Theater Resident Director Jennifer L. Nelson (The Gospel of Lovingkindness) directs a riotous tale by Kristen Greenidge about powerful young women on the brink of maturity that “balances street with sweet, to entertaining and illuminating effect” (Los Angeles Times). Winner of the 2012 Obie Award for Playwriting and 2011 San Diego Critics Circle Craig Noel Award for Outstanding New Play.
5. “Seussical” at Children’s Theatre of Annapolis.
“…an enchanting journey into the world of Dr. Seuss…” – Liz Ruth-Brinegar.
Synopsis: “Oh, the thinks you can think” when Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper!