| Aug 8, 2011
| 1:28 PM
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....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 4:45 AM
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...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 7:18 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Conan the Barbarian
Spy Kids: All the Time in the World
Monday Night Football: Preseason: NY Jets @ Houston (special; 8 p.m. Monday; ESPN)
Gloria: In Her Own Words (special; 9 p.m. Monday;...
| Aug 17, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Hooray for reader Linda Hark's letter complaining about the uncomfortable seating at the Hippodrome Theatre ("Hippodrome seating is just atrocious," Aug. 11).
I'm one of those 5-foot-7-inch men whose knees banged against the seat in front of me. After...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 6:05 PM
The 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...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:44 PM
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-...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 8:02 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:20 PM
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...