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Theatre News
March 28th, 2009

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Check out the Baltimore Theatre Alliance website and their new blog.
Links are on the sidebar
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ABJ Productions has announced their second ‘Yuri’s Night’, an extravaganza of other-worldly magnitude on April 11th at the Warehouse Arts Complex in DC.
Tickets are $20 for the 8pm until 2am theatrical event and it is for those over 21.
“Countdown to Yuri’s Night” is like the St Patrick’s Day of outer space, an anniversary salute to Yuri Gagarin’s first manned space flight.
Over twenty visual artists will participate plus performances from Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkeys, Miss Saturn, Dieter’s Dance Party Drill and more.

Check it out – http://www.outofthisworldparty.com
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SWEENEY TODD IS A SMASH HIT
The Spotlighter’s production of Stephen
Sondheim’s masterpiece is selling quickly.
Don’t miss this production & be sure to read my review below.
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Playing at the Lyric Theatre on Friday April 3rd is, An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin.
The show is a nostalgic and warm presentation of Tomlin’s greatest hits with more than a dozen of her famous characters. The show is at 8pm and tickets are available at
http://www.ticketmaster.com. Congratulations to Terri R. who won a pair of tickets on
this website for the show and those who also won at SHOWTUNES this week.
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Playing the Lyric
Tuesday April 21st & Wednesday April 22nd is
CHICAGO
starring Tom Wopat.
Join us at SHOWTUNES
Tuesday 4/14th for a chance to win tickets.
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AMADEUS is currently playing at the Greenbelt Arts Center through April 4th
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Men Fake Foreplay will open at the Bethesda Theatre on May 27th and run until
June 7th. It is funny, yet insightful commentary on relationships and the battle of the sexes according to the press release.
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The Nationally recognized and multi-awarded Signature has announced their 20th Anniversary Season on their two stages:
Dirty Blonde – August 11 – October 4
SHOWBOAT – Nov 10 – Jan 17, 2010
I Am My Own Wife – Jan 12 – March 7
SWEENEY TODD – Feb 9 – April 4
[title of show] – March 30 – June 20 (Area Premiere)
Sycamore Trees – May 18 – June 20 (World Premiere Musical)

Signature will also host 4 Cabaret shows each covering musicals from their 20 years

Hold the date: Saturday August 8th for their free annual open house & outdoor concert.
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FYI –

Steve Martin supports theatre in an Oregon High School

When the school superintendent shut down a student production of Martin’s play, “Picasso at the Lapin Agile,” after receiving 137 signatures by ‘community members’ complaining about the adult content in a play about the lives of a young Picasso and Einsteins fiction meeting.

Steve Martin wrote a letter addressed to the citizens of La Grande, Oregon
to the local newspaper which printed it in it’s entirety.

(Excerpt: “Because of the controversy, I recently reread the play, and frankly, I could understand how some parents might object to certain lines if they were to be delivered by a 16 or 17 year old. Yet I do believe that the spirit of the play and its endorsement of the arts and sciences are appropriate for young eyes and minds.
“I would like to offer this proposal: I will finance a non-profit, off-high school campus production (low budget, I hope!) with the cast…so that individuals, outside the jurisdiction of the school board but within the guarantees of freedom of expression provided by the Constitution of the United States, can determine whether they will or will not see the play, even if they are under 18.”

Steve Martin: A man that puts his money where his convictions are. Bravo!!!
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The annual BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS FLEA MARKET will be held in NYC’s Time Square area on Sunday September 27th. This has not been announced yet but stagesbaltimore has been informed prior to the formal press announcement…………

If you have gone before you know how much fun it is, if not- Check out their website for more info: http://www.bcefa.org They have tons of photos and information about last years event. And now is the time to buy your matinee tickets for one of Broadway’s Big Hits that Sunday.

As always we will sponsor a non-profit bus trip for the day to the event (I think this will be the 12th year for the buses) so start saving your money now. Details will be available in a week or two. We always sell-out.

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