“Toby’s production of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is the MUST-SEE family event of the spring!” – Mark Beachy.
Synopsis: Be our guest for this tale as old as time. Featuring the animated film’s Academy Award®-winning score, this breath taking musical is the story of Belle and the Beast, who happens to be a handsome prince cursed by a beautiful enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will be lifted. If not, he and his servants will be doomed for all eternity. Will their love bloom before time runs out?
2. Pike St. at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.
“I highly recommend this dynamic piece of theatre…” – Kristin Franco.
Synopsis: On the Lower East Side, a mother works hard to keep the electricity flowing for her daughter’s respirator while a hurricane looms nearby. As she prepares for disaster, a vibrant host of characters—a decorated war veteran, her ne’er-do-well father, her octogenarian downstairs neighbor—bring new meaning to the phrase “it takes a village.”
3. Los Otros at Everyman Theatre.
“Bravo to Everyman for its brave leaps this season. ‘Los Otros’ makes one yearn for more.” – Lynne Menefee.
Synopsis: From Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party/Giant) and Ellen Fitzhugh (Grind/Paradise Found), and acclaimed director Noah Himmelstein (An Inspector Calls/I Am Harvey Milk) comes the premiere of this newly re-imagined version of an unusual kind of musical. Lillian and Carlos, two Californians, one white and one Latino, find their lives linked in unexpected ways. Told through three significant moments in their lives, a beautiful and intimate score captures the richness of each decade as they rise to face the preconceptions of what it means to be “The Other.”
4. Tis Pity She’s a Whore at Brave Spirits Theatre.
“…features riveting performances that bring Ford’s twisted tale to life with plenty of blood and fun.” – Norah Dick.
Synopsis: Our repertory continues this season’s theme of dangerous love, with two couples defying the greatest of all taboos: the fact that they are brother and sister. In both plays, incestuous passion threatens to overcome reason, but to very different results. Brave Spirits is excited to pair Ford’s gruesome tragedy with Beaumont and Fletcher’s almost unknown tragicomedy.
5. Twisted Melodies at Baltimore Center Stage.
““Twisted Memories” presents a dynamic, powerful performance by Roston Jr. as Hathaway.” – Barry Kramer.
Synopsis: This powerful one-man show is based on the life of ’70s soul singer and composer Donny Hathaway, perhaps best known for his duets with Roberta Flack. Twisted Melodies is an immersive and crushing play about the brilliant musician’s compelling inner struggle. Torn between the muses that inspire him and the mental illness that torments him, Hathaway evaluates the choices in his life in a gripping performance by Kelvin Roston, Jr.