About Us


The Maryland Theatre Guide is an online, performing arts news magazine, covering theatre, music, and dance in the Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia areas – and beyond. 

The MD/DC/NVA theatre community has embraced the online magazine, sharing our reviews on social media and creating a buzz for excited theatre goers.

MD Theatre Guide was created in 2010 by founder and publisher emeritus, Mark Beachy. On June 1, 2011, the MD Theatre Guide was officially incorporated as an LLC, launching as a free online magazine for the performing arts community and its audiences. The magazine reaches an average of 5,000 to 13,000 page views per day.

Our Mission: MD Theatre Guide’s mission is to provide reviews and articles that are fair and honest, thorough, and family friendly.

Through the site, 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.

What’s Playing:
Located in the 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.

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.

Our Review Philosophy: READ article about MD Theatre Guide’s review philosophy.

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