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Exclusive: Mamma Mia Star Lizzie Markson Talks about the Final Tour

Based on the music of Abba, the long running hit show Mamma Mia is in the middle of it’s farewell tour. The tour stops at Baltimore’s France-Merrick Hippodrome Theater this weekend for a very limited engagement. I caught up with one of the stars of the current production – Lizzie Markson. She plays the Sophie a young woman who is about to get married. Ahead of her wedding she wants to find out who her real father is. She invites the 3 candidates to her wedding and music and hi-jinks ensue. Really it’s just an excuse to wear funky 70’s outfits and sing Abba. Nothing wrong with that. Mamma Mia is at the Hippodrome, January 13 – 15th. Check out the official tour site for a stop near you.

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Cinderella and Hippodrome Team Up for Charity!


During the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella at the Hippodrome, November 1-6, the theatre as well as the below locations will be accepting donations of costume jewelry, girls’ princess dresses and teen prom dresses for girls in need.

  • Heart to Heart Hair Studio, 215 W Bel Air Ave, Aberdeen
  • Happy Hair Salon, 6 Commercial Plaza, Elkton -Amanda’s Florist, 203 N. Washington St., HdG
  • K & B Bridals, 54 N. Main St., Bel Air
  • The Hair Cuttery at Harford Mall

The program is sponsored by the Aberdeen Lioness Lions Club, the Hippodrome and the company of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Soars in Baltimore!


Be our guest! Disney’s classic Beauty and the Beast lavish Broadway production arrives at Baltimore’s glorious France-Merrick Hippodrome theater for one week only – May 10 – 15. This production is a shining example of all the things that make Disney great and the one glaring thing that always annoys me.

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Theater Review (Baltimore): Wicked on Tour Mostly Soars!

Alyssa Fox and Carrie St. Louis (Photo by Joan Marcus 2015)
Alyssa Fox and Carrie St. Louis (Photo by Joan Marcus 2015)

It’s hard to believe that Wicked, one of the most popular and highest grossing shows (over $3 billion) in the history of Broadway, has been around for only 12 years. It’s become one of those seminal productions that feel like they’ve always been there. While I’ve never been a fan of the cast recording and am frankly sick of “Defying Gravity” (how many times can Glee cover that song?), it’s always been one of my bucket-list musicals. I’ve never seen a touring production and have never been able to see it when I’m in New York City. So I was ecstatic when I saw it on the schedule for an extended stop at Baltimore’s France-Merrick Hippodrome Theater. Last week I was able to check it off my list.

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Theatre Review (Baltimore): ‘Annie’ – The Musical Soars

Annie the Musical

OK, as I look outside on this dreary, dreary day, all I can think is “The sun will come out tomorrow…” Baltimore’s France-Merrick 2015 Broadway Season starts off with one of my all time favorite musicals, Annie. After listening to the abominable soundtrack for Sony’s recent modern take on Annie, it’s nice to see a return to innocence and the music we all know and love. No one asked for a hip-hop dance mix of “Tomorrow”!

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