Thursday, October 20, 2011


We’re always intrigued about what goes on backstage at a theater production. Here’s a terrific way for you (and your entire family) to find out:


As part of Free Fall Baltimore join them this Saturday for Backstage@CENTERSTAGE, their annual open house event!

Take part in activities such as stage combat workshops, makeup workshops with The Jokesters, a backstage tour, meet our new Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah, Meet the Actors, light and sound demonstrations, and more!

Backstage Tour of The Rivals
This is the start of the self-guided tour! Follow the signs and chat with our docents to learn more about the behind-the-scenes action of the show.
Pearlstone Theater | 1st Floor | 10:30, 11:00, 11:30

Face painting by our Scenic Artists
Brighten your cheek-turned-canvas with our fabulous painters’ touch.
Main Lobby | 1st Floor | Open all day

Light and Sound Demonstration
Learn how lights and music are used during The Rivals, and see how we use the latest technology like the iPad to create beautiful effects onstage.
Pearlstone Theater | 1st Floor | 10:15, 10:45, 11:15

Star Maker! Photo Booth
Be a star! Get your photo taken in a CENTERSTAGE costume, and have it printed while you’re here!
Main Lobby | 1st Floor | Open all day

Scene Shop Demonstration
Have some fun with the scene shop crew during their wacky and wild demo! Take a peek and discover where all of our incredible sets are built.
Scene Shop | 1st Floor | Open all day

Meet the Actors of The Rivals
Want the insider’s view of life as an actor? Join our cast for a Q&A about their career and their experiences in The Rivals.
Pearlstone Theater | 1st Floor | 11:30, 12:30

Meet Our New Artistic Director
Come talk with our new artistic director Kwame Kwei-Armah about his vision for CENTERSTAGE and the arts in Baltimore.
Pearlstone Theater | 1st Floor | 12:00

OnStage @ CENTERSTAGE Performances
We’ve got a wide range of musical performances throughout the day. From vocalists to a jazz quartet to a cappella groups, there’s something for everyone.
Mezzanine | 2nd Floor | Open all day

Prop Shop Demonstration
Fake food, fake body parts, and fake blood? They’re all featured in this year’s prop shop demonstration. See how our talented artisans create the objects you see on stage.
Prop Shop | 2 Rear | Open all day

Costume Shop Demonstrations
Learn how a costume is made from a designer’s sketch to a finished garment. Beautiful costumes and crafts of all kinds are on display in our shop.
Costume Shop | 3rd Floor | Open all day

Stage Combat Workshop
This exciting workshop will take you behind the scenes to learn all about the tips and tricks of putting together and performing an on-stage fight.
Head Theater | 4th Floor | 10:30, 11:15, 12:00

Stage Makeup Workshop
See The Jokesters work their makeup magic on a few lucky audience volunteers during this interactive demonstration. Blood, gore, bruises, zombies, and more!
Rehearsal Hall | 6th Floor | 10:30, 11:15, 12:00