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Concert news: Future Islands, John Waters, Ledisi, Surfer Blood, first Baltimore Soundstage show, Suzanne Vega, MobyThe Baltimore SunThe new music venue in the Inner Harbor, Baltimore Soundstage, has scheduled its first show for September 6. Big Sam's Funk Nation, a New Orleans funk band, will play the venue's soft opening. Edwin McCain is scheduled to play the day after. The...
Tags: Moby, John Waters, Arts, Suzanne Vega, Inner Harbor
Another classic American film set in Baltimore is headed for Broadway, but unlike "Hairspray" this one may be a less obvious fit. Barry Levinson has adapted "Diner," his well-regarded 1982 movie, for the stage. With music and lyrics by rock singer-...
When "South Pacific" opened on Broadway in 1949, it galvanized the public and the press. The Rodgers and Hammerstein musical went on to run for five years, chalking up more than 1,900 performances. And when "South Pacific" received its first full-fledged...
The Three Stooges are a part of comic history. Love them or hate them, they made people laugh with their silly antics which they showcased in movies and 197 shorts. Recently, Curly's cousin, Art Drager, entertained a crowd at the Reisterstown Senior...
The handsomely staged production of “South Pacific” at the Hippodrome Theatre is a welcome reminder that Rodgers and Hammerstein understood the dynamics of musical theater as well as anybody. Familiar songs roll out, one after another, in...
The songs from "South Pacific" have been practically embedded in the DNA of many Americans for a long time. So it's all the more remarkable that the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical about love, loss and gain amid World War II did not get an all-out revival...
On Oct. 19, four classes of students from Ridge Ruxton School in Towson were scheduled to attend a special performance at the Hippodrome Theatre of "A Gazillion Bubbles." The production has been created especially for autistic students. More than 600...
Seven years after the Hippodrome Theatre reopened with a citywide celebration and an outpouring of civic optimism, the historic venue is struggling, beset by exorbitant utility expenses and an audience that is seemingly deserting in droves. Attendance...
Tags: Finance, Arts, Human Interest, Politics, Consumer Confidence
The Hippodrome Theatre, like much of the city's west side development, has not been a roaring success. The former movie palace and vaudeville house was renovated seven years ago by the Maryland Stadium Authority at a cost of $63.3 million. It opened...
I'm sorry the Hippodrome Theatre is failing to draw crowds ( "Hippodrome Finances get a rewrite," Aug 5). I've been to several shows, enjoyed them and thought the venue magnificent. So why is the audience in decline? One reason is the inability of the...
It’s costing a lot to keep the lights on at the Hippodrome Theatre. A recent article in the Baltimore Sun explains that rising utility costs and declining attendance are jointly causing concern at the downtown Baltimore performing arts center....
The recent article about the future of the Hippodrome Theatre ("Brighter days ahead for the Hippodrome?" July 31) may have been an attempt to lure people to attend the performances — or so I would guess. My latest Hippodrome experience involved...
Tags: Human Interest
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