Join Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL) for ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ This Sunday at 3 PM at North County High School in Ferndale, MD

Inspired by Joel Markowitz’s recent interview with J. Ernest Green, focusing on his upcoming Live Arts Maryland’s Finian’s Rainbow concerts February 12 and 13th at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, and as a member of DCMetroTheaterArts’ roster of writers, I must underscore the fact that these concerts are absolutely not to be missed.

J. Ernest Green. Photo courtesy of Live Arts Maryland.
J. Ernest Green. Photo courtesy of Live Arts Maryland.

This freelance arts writer has reviewed Anne Arundel’s incomparable Music Man Green and his renowned Annapolis Chorale over the past 20 years, inevitably struck by the unique bright sound of Maryland’s largest chorus plus stellar soloists pulled from its ranks by Green who also introduces star caliber vocalists in leading roles to bring vibrant life to classic Broadway musicals.

This 20-year fan of Green and Annapolis Chorale concerts also supports local arts by serving for decades as a board member of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum (PAAL). Seven years ago we arranged with Green to bring his semi-staged Broadway concerts to PAAL each season in mid-February after they were performed at Maryland Hall, where individual adult tickets are priced at $40 each.

To everyone not yet signed on for any of the three Maryland Hall February 12 and 13 concerts PAAL would like to offer a rare bargain opportunity on ushering in the special discounted price of $40 for the remainder of PAAL’s 2015-2016 season of two more concerts plus another five live concerts offered by sister reciprocating regional concert associations – South County Concert Association based at Southern High School in Harwood and Anne Arundel Community Concert Association based at Severna Park High School.


PAAL board members invite everyone to attend its 3 pm February 14th performance of Finian’s Rainbow where we celebrate Valentine’s Day with a nod to St. Patrick at North County High School’s spacious auditorium in Ferndale.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with PAAL and enjoy an array of stellar live entertainment all over Anne Arundel County by ordering now at or you can decide to arrive at least a half hour before start of 3 pm concert to purchase $40 subscription for 8 concerts and maybe find a chocolate surprise.

Not only will you enjoy this concert for $40 but also the two remaining concerts in PAAL’s season plus another five at reciprocating sister organizations.

Among remaining PA is most fun ever season closer featuring world class guitarists Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo joining AACC Symphony Orchestra on April 23, 2016 and South County’s continuing its 40th season featuring always exciting Live On Stage offerings of Young Irelanders on April 12th, Vivace on May 3, 2016, plus at Severna Park High School on May 20th. Anne Arundel Community Concert Association closes its 64th season at Severna Park High School with the McCartney Years.


Finian’s Rainbow plays on February 12th and 13, 2016 only at Live Arts on Friday, 2/12@7:30 PM & Sat 2/13 @3 and 8 PM at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts – 801 Chase Street, in Annapolis, MD. For tickets, call (410) 280-5640, or purchase them online. Directions and parking information is here.

J. Ernest Green on Musical Directing and Conducting ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ for Live Arts Maryland on 2/12&13 by Joel Markowitz.

Live Arts Maryland “Finian’s Rainbow,” Friday, 2/12@7:30 PM & Sat 2/13 @3 and 8 PM.

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Mary P. Johnson
In retirement, Mary P. Johnson became a freelance arts writer covering the Anne Arundel scene reviewing theater, opera, ballet, and occasionally profiling exhibiting gallery artists. Published every week for over 18 years continuing in the Baltimore Sun Anne Arundel Section, Mary also established arts coverage for the Severna Park Voice, where she wrote for ten years followed in 2011 by writing 11 months for several Patch publications in Anne Arundel and beyond. Mary is a long-time member of the American Theatre Critics Association, and also for ten years a member of JAWS, a national association of women journalists. Listed for the last 15 years in three of Marquis Who’s Who publications - American Women, America and the World, Mary also was twice nominated for the Annie Award in Literary Arts – an honor presented by the Arts Council of Anne Arundel County - which she regretfully declined for ethical reasons. Mary is a strong advocate for the resident companies of Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis and for Anne Arundel Community College’s performing arts companies. For more than 20 years she has served on the board of directors of the Performing Arts Association of Linthicum.


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