Sunday, October 28, 2012

LEARN A DANCE, RAISE $ FOR BSA AND HAVE FUN AT THE SAME TIME! MEET THE CHARM CITY ARTS MAVEN TOO!

NOTE: Natalie is leading the class on country line dance. Why not sign up and meet the Charm City Arts Maven and do a good deed for Baltimore School for the Arts at the same time?

When was the last time you did the do-si-do?

Or got to move your hips with Maria Broom?

And haven't you always wanted to be on Broadway dancing to the Chorus Line?

Let's not forget getting funky on the disco dance floor!

How can you possibly resist having all of this fun?

Please join BSA for

Gotta Dance

beginning at 6:30 PM on

November 2nd!

Tickets are $50.

Come one, Come all! No dance partner required!

Please click the highlighted link to purchase tickets: GOTTA DANCE TICKETS

Gotta Dance

Food provided by Chef's Expressions

Wine provided by Stephen Ward/Revolution Wine Company

& the Wine Market

Cookies from Otterbein's Bakery

Friday, October 26, 2012

REP STAGE CONTINUES 20th ANNIVERSARY SEASON WITH HAUNTING STORY

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MARY ROSE
The haunting, rarely produced story that became Alfred Hitchcock’s obsession

By J. M. Barrie
Directed by Michael Stebbins, Rep Stage’s producing artistic director

WHEN: October 31  with a limited run through November 18*
WHERE:
Studio Theatre of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center (HVPA) on the campus of HCC, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway • Columbia, Maryland
TICKETS: $33-40 adults; $31-38 seniors/military; $15 students (with valid ID); groups of 10+ $3 discount off regular ticket price
For tickets and additional information, visit www.repstage.org or call 443.518.1500.

*A post-show reception follows the Saturday, November 3, 8 PM evening performance and free post-show discussions follow the Friday, November 9 and 16 performances. There will be a pre-show lecture, “Conversations on Barrie,” featuring Stebbins and Dr. Lisa A. Wilde, Rep Stage dramaturg, before the Saturday, November 17 matinee performance beginning at 12:30 PM in Monteabaro Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public and is subject to change. No tickets are needed for the lecture.

RepStage ProductionMary Rose was first produced in 1920 at the Haymarket Theatre in London following the successes of Barrie’s other offerings: Dear Brutus, The Admiral Crichton, What Every Woman Knows and, of course, Peter Pan. From the 1920s to the 1960s these Barrie plays were stalwarts of British repertory theater. Mary Rose had two brief Broadway productions in 1921 and again in 1951. In 1972, Mia Farrow played the title role in a London production. It was produced after many years at the Vineyard Theatre in New York City in 2007 and most recently in London at the Riverside Studios last April.

While Peter Pan may be Barrie’s most well known play, Mary Rose, as Charles Isherwood says in his New York Times review, “…is in many ways a more mature and mournful reworking of themes Barrie explored in the tale of the boy who refused to grow up. Time is seen as a quiet despoiler of happiness and innocence, and the lure of another world unblemished by its passing has an irresistible seduction.” 

In his youth, the film director Alfred Hitchcock saw the original Haymarket production in London and could never shake the story from his mind. For years he became obsessed with making the film version and in the 1960s commissioned the only screenplay for “Mary Rose” written by screenwriter Jay Presson Allen. No studio would produce the film. Hitchcock biographer Donald Spoto writes that the failure to bring Mary Rose to the screen was “perhaps the single greatest disappointment of his creative life.”

Rep Stage veteran Christine Demuth (“Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals,” “The Glass Menagerie,” “Or,”) stars in the title role as the girl who disappears only to return mysteriously with no memory of time passed, setting off a heartbreaking and thrilling course of events. Demuth is joined by fellow Rep veterans Maureen Kerrigan (“Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals,” “A Lie of the Mind”) and Bill Largess (“Two by J.M Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals,” “Travels With My Aunt”), as well as Marilyn Bennett (“Two by J.M. Barrie: The New Word and The Old Lady Shows Her Medals”) and Rep newcomers Eric M. Messner and Adam Downs. Returning actor Tony Tsendeas (“Las Meninas”) rounds out the cast.

About Rep Stage
Rep Stage, a professional Equity theatre in residence at Howard Community College, is celebrating its 20th anniversary season. The company is a member of the League of Washington Theatres, the Greater Baltimore Cultural Alliance and Theatre Communications Group. Rep Stage is recognized by Theatre Washington as a professional DC Metro area theater company and is eligible to be nominated for the Helen Hayes Awards. Performances are made possible by Howard County Arts Council, Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency funded by the State of Maryland and National Endowment for the Arts, as well as through generous individual contributions.  Howard Bank is the Rep Stage 2012-13 season partner. Rep Stage is proud to be a partner of Howard County Tourism and Promotion.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

CA SPONSORS HALLOWEEN LANTERN PARADE AND FEST THIS SATURDAY!

Halloween Lantern Parade & Fest Oct. 27

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Support CA's Beloved Halloween Parade

Every year, on the Saturday before Halloween, the Creative Alliance's Halloween Lantern Parade and Festival light up Baltimore's Patterson Park.

halloween ladyThe free festival kicks off at 3:30pm with hay rides, lantern workshops, a costume contest, food trucks & more! Local and guest artists install dragon lanterns and glowing sculptures on the park's Boat Lake and all along the Parade route. Video projections light up the DiPietro Ice Rink bubble. Marching bands, stilt walkers and more performers arrive. When thousands of lantern-carrying costumed families join in, the spectacular glimmering procession begins!

Keep Baltimore Glowing

This iconic event, now 13 years old, could not happen without the generous support from friends like you. Join the Parade of Supporters today and help keep this spectacular Parade free and luminous for young and old!

Halloween Lantern Parade Event Details

CREATIVE ALLIANCE, 3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore MD 21224 
410.276.1651     

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT BY BSO THIS SUNDAY

Chamber Music by Candlelight

Community Concerts at Second

WHEN: Sunday, October 28, 7:30-9:00 PM
WHERE: Second Presbyterian Church, 4200 St Paul St ., Baltimore, Maryland 21218
TICKETS: Free
No reservations are required. Seating and free parking is ample.

This is your only Sunday evening opportunity to hear members of the Baltimore Symphony perform music they choose in a beautiful candlelit, intimate setting, and see your favorite musicians up close!

PROGRAM:

LE TOMBEAU DE COUPERIN FOR WIND QUINTET
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
arr. by Mason Jones

    Prélude
    Fugue
    Menuet
    Rigaudon

Marcia Kämper, flute; Jane Marvine, oboe; Edward Palanker, clarinet; David Coombs, bassoon; Gabrielle Finck, horn

THEME AND VARIATIONS ON A BELOVED TUNE
Jonathan Leshnoff (b. 1973)

Peter Minkler, viola; Lura Johnson, piano

SONATA FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO IN G MINOR, L. 140
Claude Debussy (1862-1918)

    Allegro vivo
    Intermède: Fantasque et léger
    Finale: Très animé

Gregory Mulligan, violin; Lura Johnson, piano

STRING QUARTET IN G MAJOR, K. 387 “Spring”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

    Allegro vivace assai
    Menuetto: Allegretto
    Andante cantabile
    Molto allegro

Kenneth Goldstein, violin; Katarzyna Bryla, violin; Noah Chaves, viola; Seth Low, cello

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CHORAL MASTERPIECE OPENS COLUMBIA PRO CANTARE’S 36th SEASON

CARMINA BURANA
By Carl Orff
Directed by Frances Motyca Dawson

WHEN: Saturday, October 27,  8:00 PM
WHERE:
The Jim Rouse Theare at Wilde Lake, 5460 Trumpeter Rd., Columbia
TICKETS: $25
Free pre-concert lecture by Dr. Barbara Renton at 7 PM. Free post-concert reception.

CPC's 36th Season begins with the elemental force that is Carl Orff’s 1936 choral masterpiece, Carmina Burana.

The primitive rhythms and raw emotions expressed in the work will be brought to life by the full chorus, soprano Laura Whittenberger, baritone Chad Sloan, counter-tenor David Dickey, The Women of the River Hill High School Choirs, Alison Gatwood and Erik Apland, pianos and five percussionists.

Prepare to have your world rocked!

Made possible by the generous support of Howard County General Hospital, this concert introduces David Dickey and Chad Sloan and brings back Laura Whittenberger from her CPC debut last season in Haydn's Little Organ Mass. The Women of the River Hill High School Choirs are also making their first appearance with the Chorus.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

MORE VIDEOS FROM CENTERSTAGE: HOMETOWNS & HOMELANDS

The fifth set of My America videos are now live! This week's monologues tell stories of hometowns and homelands.

  • From a Distance written and performed by the 5th L
  • Anthem by Gwydion Suilebhan, performed by Cody Nickell
  • Cake by Bekah Brunstetter, performed by Jennifer Mudge
  • Hit and Run by Kirsten Greenidge, performed by Kelly McCreary
  • Remote Control Kid by Polly Pen, performed by Jeb Brown
  • Mi America Esta aqui... by Elaine Romero, performed by Socorro Santiago
  • Nate's America by Kia Corthron, performed by Brian Tyree Henry

Visit centerstage.org/myamerica to begin watching now.

“MY AMERICA” VIDEOS ABOUT IDENTITY ARE ONLINE NOW

The second batch of My America videos are now live! Each Tuesday between now and Election Day Centerstage releasse a new set of videos revolving around a particular theme. This week's monologues all tell stories of identity.

  • A Brand New Man by Rinde Eckert, performed by Terry O'Quinn
  • I Am A Man by Marcus Gardley, performed by Marc Damon Johnson
  • Phil by Danny Hoch, performed by Angelo Lozado
  • Pro Creation by Winter Miller, performed by Marin Ireland
  • Bellagio by Dael Orlandersmith, performed by L. Scott Caldwell
  • Miss America by Alena Smith, peformed by Christy McIntosh
  • Flatland by Lauren Yee, performed by Johnny Wu

Visit centerstage.org/myamerica to begin watching now.



Top to bottom: Marc Damon Johnson, Christy McIntosh, Terry O'Quinn

STOPPARD COMEDY FINAL SHOW BY EVERYMAN ON CHARLES STREET! USE DISCOUNT CODE FOR TIX!

HEROES
By Tom Stoppard

WHEN: October 24-December 2
WHERE:
Everyman Theatre, 1727 N. Charles St., Baltimore
TICKETS:

Winner of the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy!

The year is 1959. Three aging World War I veterans find themselves residing together in a military retirement home in the French countryside. They pass the time on their favorite isolated terrace—gossiping, joking, and generally irritating one another.

Looking out to the cemetery beyond, the trio dream of their freedom. Our three heroes (along with a statue of a dog!) set into motion a courageous and adventurous escape plan to make their escape once and for all. What will their final destination be—Indochina? The local village? Or perhaps just to the top of the hill?

Heroes combines Tom Stoppard's hysterical wit with the poignancy of the three veterans approaching their final journey together.

Save 10% thru October 26 only:

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USE CODE: HEREBL01*

  1. Online: Click here
  2. Phone: 410.752.2208
  3. Box Office: 1727 N. Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21201
*10% off ticket offer valid for adult price level tickets purchased from 10/15/12-10/26/12. Offer may be modified or revoked at any time. Limit 4 tickets per order. Some blackout dates apply. Subject to availability. Offer cannot be combined with any other discount and is not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges. Orders may be subject to regular service charges. Expires 10/26/12.

TONIGHT: AN EVENING OF ARTISTIC EXCELLENCE @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

An Evening of Artistic Excellence 2012: Carl Grubbs, ellen cherry, Amanda Fair

An Evening of Artistic Excellence

featuring award-winning musicians and performers from the Baltimore area.

Featured artists:

  • Carl Grubbs, saxophone
  • Peter Minkler, viola
  • Nathan Bell, trumpet
  • Adam Hopkins, bass
  • Rob Levit, guitar
  • Vincent Thomas, dance
  • Amanda Fair, dance
  • Naoko Meshiba, dance
  • Michelle Nelson, poet
  • Ellen Cherry, singer/songwriter
  • Bashi Rose, filmmaker/actor
  • Todd Marcus, bass clarinet

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Free Fall Baltimore is a month-long, free citywide arts extravaganza, a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & the Arts

Presented in partnership with Contemporary Arts, Inc. through funding support from the William G. Baker Memorial Fund and the Maryland State Arts Council.

Schedule: (click on the location to see map)

WHERE: Central Library, Wheeler Auditorium
WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 23, 2012 (7:00 PM)

Suggested Audience:

  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Seniors

A DAY OF HALLOWEEN FUN FOR KIDS & ADULTS!

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory invites you to

ShakesFEARe
WHEN: Saturday Oct. 27,
12–4 PM
WHERE: St. Mary's Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Baltimore

FREE Community Open House
WHEN: Saturday, Oct. 27, 8 PM–Midnight
WHERE: St. Mary's Outreach Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Baltimore
Halloween Bash for adults only

"Delight in Masques and Revels!"

Plus, meet Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Company Members and learn about their exciting 2013 season of performances and our upcoming events.

For more information contact info@theshakespearefactory.com OR 410.218.1479


ShakesFEARe Community Open House:
From 12-4 they’re opening the theater for a family-friendly FREE Halloween event. Featuring exciting activities including:

  • Games and Prizes! (ongoing)
  • Crafts and Face Painting! (ongoing)
  • Pet/Owner Costume Contest w/ prizes! (12:30)
  • Stage Combat Demonstrations! (1:00 & 3:00)
  • Shakespearean Insult Lesson (1:30)
  • Zumba Lesson to Thriller (2:00)
  • Kids’ Costume Contest with More Prizes! (2:30)
  • Punch and Judy Puppet Show (3:30)
    Sponsored in part by
    Free Fall Baltimore

ShakesFEARe Halloween Bash (Adults only):
$15 Admission (includes your first drink)
$35 VIP Admission (includes unlimited beer, wine, and soft drinks, VIP area with premium snacks and servers - aka beer wenches)
Featuring:

  • Wine by Boordy, Beer by Flying Dog,
  • Music & Dancing
  • Raffles
  • Baltimore Shakespeare Factory actors will be playing dress-up for some truly unique performances of scenes from the Bard’s best-known works. (9:00)
  • Costume Contest with Prizes (10:00

SEXUAL JEALOUSY RAISES THE STAKES IN MOBTOWN THEATRE’S “OTHELLO” OPENING THIS WEEKEND

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OTHELLO
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Marshall B Garrett

WHEN: October 26 – November 17; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM. A matinee is scheduled on Sunday November 11 at 4 PM.
WHERE:
Mobtown Theater  in the Meadow Mill complex at 3600 Clipper Mill Road in Hampden. Directions to the theater are available on the website.
TICKETS: $15 (general admission) and $12 (students and seniors).
Tickets may be purchased at the door or online at
http://www.mobtownplayers.com
Play Shakespeare: The Ultimate Free Shakespeare Resource

When the Mobtown Players take on Othello this month, Shakespeare’s thriller is streamlined to the essence of its tale of passion and love: a man for his wife, a soldier for his captain and men for themselves. A lean script, quick pacing, and a surprising cast highlight Iago’s quest to destroy Othello.

The trioHolding a place with Hamlet and King Lear as the greatest tragedies written in the English language, Othello clips at a pace unheard of in Shakespeare, never letting anyone breathe lest they uncover the plot. The battle for Othello’s soul simmers with passionate brutality, sings with violent poetry, and unfolds a love story with a more inevitable end than Romeo and Juliet.

The struggle between Othello and Iago has fascinated the world for centuries, but for the first time in the Baltimore area, Mobtown is giving the classic play a modern spin by casting a woman as Iago. Well-known Baltimore actress and frequent Mobtown player Melissa O’Brien will portray the coveted role in this production.

Iago and OthelloDirector Marshall B Garrett says of his casting decision, “I didn’t go into auditions expecting to have a female Iago. I was open to it because I believe the best person for the role should play the role. In this case, the best actor was Melissa, and our interpretation of the story evolved from there.”

One of Baltimore’s most popular theater groups, the Mobtown Players were founded in 1998, finding a permanent home in Hampden in 2003. The non-profit theater company is dedicated to making both classic work and contemporary plays accessible to a wide variety of audiences.

UPCOMING EVENTS @ HOMEWOOD & EVERGREEN MUSEUMS

 

 

October 24 and 31

Free Fall Admission

Visit Homewood Museum and Evergreen Museum & Library on Wednesdays in October and enjoy free guided tour admission as part of Free Fall Baltimore! MORE »

 

Preview October 25

Through the Legacy of Bakst

Inspired by famed Ballet Russes stage and costume designer Léon Bakst, who created Evergreen's private theatre 90 years ago this fall, over 40 lavish works by contemporary artist and fashion designer Aleona Isakova are presented in this special exhibition alongside Bakst drawings and Russian modernist ephemera. First Look Reception: Oct. 25, 6–8 PM. MORE»

 

October 27

Gleb Ivanov

The young Russian pianist-virtuoso makes a special return engagement to Evergreen to kick off the 60th anniversary season of Music at Evergreen, playing works by Schubert, Liszt, and Gounod in the Bakst Theatre. A meet-the-artist tea reception follows. Series and individual tickets now on sale. MORE »

 

October 29

Audition Call for Dancers
Los Angeles-based choreographer Heather Sultz, 2012 artist-in-residence at Evergreen Museum & Library, will audition Baltimore area dancers to perform in a site-specific performance that will be presented at the museum Friday and Saturday, November 9–10. MORE »

 

November 1 and 3

Site Specific Dance Workshops
Site specific dance challenges how we think about and use space around us. Evergreen choreographer-in-residence Heather Sultz will lead two movement-based workshops for all bodies and abilities, drawing inspiration from the Gilded Age mansion’s architectural history.
MORE »

 

Now On View

Drawing Inspiration

A new permanent exhibition celebrating Homewood Museum’s exciting acquisition of a Chippendale mahogany metamorphic architect’s desk that was originally owned by Declaration of Independence signer Charles Carroll of Carrollton. MORE »

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EVENTS @ PEABODY INSTITUTE OCT. 22-28

Events at Peabody

Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club continues on Saturday, Oct. 27, when bassist and faculty artist Blake Meister (BM '08, Jazz Double Bass) will perform with tenor saxophonist and flutist Gary Thomas, who chairs the Conservatory's Jazz Studies Department; guitarist Paul Bollenback, also a faculty artist; and pianist Dave Kikoski. The two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 pm, mark the release of Meister's CD Septagon. The Johns Hopkins Club is located on the Homewood campus at 3400 North Charles Street. For tickets, visit showclix.com.

Events at Peabody, October 22-28, 2012

On Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 pm, the Preparatory Young People's String Program, coordinated by Janet Melnicoff-Brown, will present its annual Halloween Concert in costume in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. The concert is free and open to the public.

Other area events this week

Dariusz Skoraczewski, (BM '94, GPD '96, Cello), principal cello of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, and Jonathan Carney, BSO concertmaster, will perform Brahms' Double Concerto for Violin and Cello with the orchestra on Friday, Oct. 26, at 8:00 pm, and Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 pm, at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral Street. There will also be a performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda, on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:00 pm. For tickets, visit bsomusic.org.

Rafaela Dreisin (MM '10, Trumpet), director of Classical Revolution Baltimore, and other Peabody students and alumni involved with Classical Revolution Baltimore and Classical Revolution DC will speak and perform at TEDxMidAtlantic on Saturday, Oct. 27. The conference will take place at Sidney Harman Hall, 610 F Street NW, Washington, D.C. For tickets, visit tedxmidatlantic.com.

Elizabeth Hungerford (BM '10, Voice) and Alison Mondel, sopranos, and Kristen Dubenion-Smith (BM '05, Voice), mezzo-soprano, will perform free concerts with the medieval ensemble Eya on Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8:00 pm at Mount Calvary Church, 816 North Eutaw Street; on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 2:00 pm at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 North Charles Street; and on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7:00 pm at the Church of the Resurrection, 3315 Greencastle Road, Burtonsville, Md. For more information, visit eyaensemble.com.

The Charm City Windsflutist Stephanie Ray (MM '12, Flute); oboist Emily Cich (BM '11, MM '12, Oboe); clarinetist Jennifer Hughson (MM '12, Clarinet); hornist Shona Goldberg-Leopold (MM '12, Horn), a Graduate Performance Diploma candidate; and bassoonist Robert Sirois (BM '12, Bassoon, Music Education)—will present their debut recital on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 1:00 pm at Mount Vernon Music Space, 1015 North Charles Street. The event, which includes a post-concert reception, is free and open to the public.

Violinist Nick Currie (BM '96, Violin) and pianist David Kreider (BM '65, MM '79, Piano) will perform works by Brahms and Debussy with cellist Adam Gonzalez at a Chamber Music on the Hill concert on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 3:00 pm. The concert will be held at The Forum in the Decker College Center at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. For tickets, visit mcdaniel.edu.

On Sunday, Oct. 28, at 4:00 pm, Baltimore City Medical Society Foundation will present a gala in honor of its 40th anniversary and in commemoration of the War of 1812. Musicians from Lyric Opera Baltimore and Peabody will perform patriotic favorites under the direction of James Harp (BM '81, MM '82, Voice), artistic director of the Modell Center for the Performing Arts and a Conservatory faculty member. A reception precedes the concert, which will begin at 4:30 pm in Peabody's Leith Symington Griswold Hall. For tickets, call 410-625-0022.

Cellist Frances Borowsky, a Master of Music candidate, will premiere Sonata for Two Cellos and Piano by William Milner (BM '51 Music Education; DMA '75, Composition) with cellist Cecylia Barczyk and pianist Elizabeth Borowsky on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 7:30 pm. The concert, part of Towson University's International Cello Festival, will take place in Harold J. Kaplan Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts, 8000 York Road, Towson. For tickets, visit towson.edu.

A free concert of vocal music by Doctor of Musical Arts candidate Andrew Haile Austin will be presented at Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church, 233 North Charles Street, on Sunday, Oct. 28, at 8:00 pm. Three works will be premiered: Hopkins Songs for flute, soprano, and cello; Songs of Flowers and Angry Poets for baritone and piano; and Medusa: A Cantata in Five Stanzas for soprano and chamber ensemble. In addition to the Sonar New Music Ensemble, founded by GPD candidate Colin Sorgi, the performers will include cellist Allison Drenkow, a junior; flutist Eric Maul, a senior; baritone Nicholas Dogas, soprano Seana Johnson, and pianist Bethany Pietroniro, all Master of Music candidates; and soprano Lisa Perry (MM '11, Voice), a DMA candidate.

Free noon recitals

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall features guitar students Benjamin Lougheed, performing Joaquin Turína's Sevillana; Brian Barone, performing Francisco Tarregá's Capricho Arabe and the Allegro vivo movement from Joaquin Turína's Sonata, Op. 61; Yi Sak Lee, performing Isaac Albéniz's Leyenda-Asturias; Spencer Artwick, performing Bach's Suite in C minor, BWV 997; David Kalwa, performing Mauro Giuliani's Variations, Op. 105; and Cassidy Payne, performing Napoleon Coste's Les Soirees D'Auteuil, Op. 23.

Conservatory student recitals

Conservatory student recitals are free and open to the public. There are three recitals scheduled this week. For a list of recitals including student name, degree program, instrument/voice, date, time, and hall, visit peabody.jhu.edu/recitals.

Upcoming concerts

  • Soprano Susan Narucki will perform with the Peabody Trio at a Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series concert on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
  • Edward Polochick will conduct a performance of Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore by the Peabody Singers on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 7:30 pm in Leith Symington Griswold Hall.
  • Hajime Teri Murai will lead the Peabody Concert Orchestra in a performance of works by Libby Larsen, Igor Stravinsky, and Paul Hindemith on Friday, Nov. 2, 8:00 pm in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.

STORY, STEEL & WOMEN WHO FLY: AERIAL COMPANIES JOIN FOR THEATER PREMIERE

FOR THAT WHICH RETURNS
An innovative aerial theater premiere, set atop a 18-foot kinetic steel sculpture of a weather vane

WHEN: Thurs, Nov 1 - Sat, Nov 3 (8 PM); Sun, Nov 4 (2  PM); Thurs, Nov 8- Sat, Nov 10 (8 PM); Sun, Nov 11 (2 PM); Oct. 31, Free Fall Baltimore: special free preview performance from 3-4 PM, followed by a workshop for mothers and daughters.
WHERE:
TICKETS:
$20 (general admission); $15 (seniors, artists); $10 (students). To purchase, call 410-752-8558 or purchase online at www.theatreproject.org.

Flying into Baltimore’s Theatre Project for eight shows, two companies on the forefront of aerial performance—Baltimore’s In-Flight Theatre (Mara Neimanis (Below, right) and Washington’s Arachne Aerial Arts (Andrea Burkholder and Sharon Witting, left)—join forces.

Spinning atop a suspended six foot arrow and swinging on the intricate arms of the standing sculpture below, Mara, Andrea and Sharon blend their personal stories with the myth of Demeter and Persephone to reveal the seasons of connection between mothers and daughters. The 60-minute show, presented without an intermission, features an original script by Mara Neimanis; choreography and performance by Andrea Burkholder, Mara Neimanis and Sharon Witting under the direction of Bryce Butler; sculpture by Tim Scofield.

More information: http://arachneair.com and www.in-flighttheater.com.

Friday, October 19, 2012

AUDITIONS SET FOR COMEDY ABOUT INHERITANCE @ JEWISH THEATRE WORKSHOP

Jewish Theatre Workshop

AUDITION NOTICE:

THE CURIOUS SAVAGE
By John Patrick

WHEN: Sunday, November 11, 1-4:30 PM; Monday, November 12, 6-9:30 PM; Tuesday, November 13, 6-9:30 PM; Callbacks Wednesday November 14, 6-9:30 PM if needed
WHERE:
Board Room, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore,

Prepare:
2 minute, comedic or dramatic monologue memorized

Rehearsals:
Starting December 2nd: Week Nights and Sunday Afternoons. No rehearsals on Fridays or Saturdays.

Performances:
Thursday, February 7th at 7 PM
Saturday, February 9th at 8 PM
Sunday, February 10th at 2 PM
Tuesday, February 12th at 7 PM
Thursday, February 14th at 7 PM
Saturday, February 16th at 8 PM
Sunday, February 17th at 2 PM

Inquiries: Etan Weintraub, Directo(etan@jewishtheatreworkshop.org) or call the JTW Hotline at 410.709.8589

Available roles:

  • Mrs. Ethel P. Savage - Female, 40s-50s
  • Titus - Male, 20s-30s
  • Lily Belle - Female, 20s-30s
  • Samuel - Male, 20s-30s
  • Florence Williams - Female, 20s-40s
  • Fairy May - Female, Early 20s
  • Jeffrey - Male, 20s-30s
  • Hannibal - Male, 20s-40s
  • Mrs. Paddy - Female, 40s-50s
  • Dr. Emmett - Male, 30s or older
  • Miss "Willie" Wilhelmina - Female, 20s-30s

Synopsis:
Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband and wants to make the best use of it, in spite of the efforts of her grown-up stepchildren to get their hands on it. These latter, knowing that the widow's wealth is now in negotiable securities, and seeing they cannot get hold of it, commit her to a "sanatorium" hoping to "bring her to her senses." But Mrs. Savage is determined to establish a fund to help others realize their hopes and dreams. In the sanatorium she meets various social misfits, men and women who just cannot adjust themselves to life, people who need the help Mrs. Savage can provide. In getting to know them, she realizes that she will find happiness with them and plans to spend the rest of her life as one of them. But when the doctor tells her there is no reason why she should remain, she hesitates to go out into a hard world where people seem ready to do anything for money. The self-seeking stepchildren are driven to distraction by their vain efforts to browbeat Mrs. Savage, but she preserves her equanimity and leads them on a merry chase. At last her friends conspire to get rid of her stepchildren, and through their simple belief in the justice of her cause, they enable Mrs. Savage to carry out her plans.

GERMANO’S ROUNDS OUT OCTOBER WITH ECLECTIC LINE-UP

Baltimore Playwrights present

PLAYFUL POE!

A HALLOWEEN HAPPENING AT GERMANO'S

WHEN: Friday, October 26; Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining; Performance begins at 7:30 PM
WHERE
: Germano’s Trattoria, 300 S. High St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $10 cover is a tax-deductible donation to the Baltimore Playwrights. $15 food/drink minimum.
CALL 410.752.4515 FOR RESERVATIONS.

A staged reading of short modern plays fancifully inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's greatest short stories. Written and performed by many of Baltimore's most talented playwrights and actors. What better way to celebrate one of Baltimore's favorite writers?

METRO JAZZ VOICES

Four Part Harmony: Great American Songbook

WHEN: Saturday, October 27,
at 7:30 PM
ADMISSION:
$15 cover. 

Metro Jazz Voices, from Detroit, renders jazz standards and popular favorites in sophisticated four-part harmony, both acappella and backed by a superb rhythm trio. Selections from all eras of the Great American Songbook are featured, from standards like "Pennies from Heaven" and "Over the Rainbow" to pop classics like "Me and Julio, Down by the Schoolyard" and "Color My World."

Mark Styker, of the Detroit Free Press, describes MJV as "a quartet of singers specializing in alluring harmony and animated spirit." Meri Slaven, Trish Shandor, Carl Cafagna and Jeremy St. Martin are the 'voices', and instrumental support is provided by Scott Gwinnell, piano, Jordan Schug, bass and Jesse Kramer, drums. Cafagna also adds saxophone and flute into the mix. A musical feast that is fine art and high entertainment. —www.metrojazzvoices.com

Compass Records recording artists

SPECIAL CONSENSUS

WHEN: Sunday, October 28, at 7:30  PM
ADMISSION:
$20 cover. $20 food/drink minimum

Consistently at the top of the Bluegrass Today charts...Special Consensus is a superb bluegrass outfit in a classic vein with modern sensibilities. The vocals are spotless, the playing as shiny as a newly minted penny, and music like this is the reason people come to love bluegrass... Special Consensus approaches this hallowed American musical form with boundless energy and an aesthetic reverence that tickles the ribs, tugs at the heart, and puts a restless two-step in boots and bare feet... —A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange by Mark S. Tucker

www.specialc.com

“RED FLAGS” PRESENTED FREE @ ARENA PLAYERS

Baltimore Performance Kitchen

An Original Commission
RED FLAGS
created and performed by LOVE the Poet, Bashi Rose, and Vincent Thomas

WHEN: October 24 – November 4; Wednesday – Saturday at 7:30 PM; Sunday at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Arena Players, 801 McCulloh Street, Baltimore
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ADMISSION: FREE.
Tickets must be reserved through Baltimore Performance Kitchen. To reserve now
, CLICK HERE, e-mail tickets@performancekitchen.org  or call 443.690.4053.

Three of Baltimore’s most talented artists are coming together for the first time to combine their skills in choreography, dance, film, and spoken word, in an examination of red flags.

Political, personal, and spiritual, this performance will be presented at Arena Players, which at nearly 60 years, is the longest continuously operating black community theatre in America.

Audience members will have an opportunity to interact with the artists and one another for a vibrant and creative exchange on the themes explored in Red Flags.

Click here for more on the performance.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

AWARD-WINNING MUSICAL ABOUT MENTAL ILLNESS (!) OPENS @ VAGABOND PLAYERS THIS WEEKEND

vagabond players bannerNTN for webThe Vagabond Players will present the Baltimore City premiere of

NEXT TO NORMAL
Book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey
Music by Tom Kitt
Directed by ERic Potter

WHEN: October 19 through November 25; Fridays and Saturdays, at 8 PM, and Sundays at 2 PM
WHERE:
Vagabond Players, America’s Oldest Continuously Operating Little Theatre,  in historic Fells Point at 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: $18 ($17 online); $22 ($21 online) for musicals, with discounts for seniors, students, active duty military, and groups.

For tickets or more information visit www.vagabondplayers.org

familyThis Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical took Broadway in a whole new direction in 2009. It is an emotional powerhouse that focuses on a family dealing with the effects of mental illness.

The pop rock score is handled deftly by the voices of a stellar cast: Shannon Wollman, Darren McDonnell, Tom Burns, Chris Jehnert, Julia Capizzi and Jim Baxter. Douglas Lawyer provides the music direction.

Next to Normal is one of the most produced new musicals across the country. It is devastatingly realistic; it touches the lives of all who have dealt with mental illness themselves or with loved ones.  Due to subject matter, it is recommended for mature audiences only.

Phone Reservations Not Accepted

Telephone reservations are no longer accepted by the Vagabonds. They will attempt to return calls left on the Theatre voice mail during box office hours, to get your payment information (credit cards are accepted). Remember, the box office is open only on performance dates. While tickets are usually available for most performances, if they cannot reach you, or you do not wish to secure your tickets with a credit card, they cannot hold tickets when paying customers are waiting. Tickets remain on sale on line right up to curtain time.

If you wish confirmed reservations, please purchase them on line.

Call 410.563.9135 during box office hours (beginning two hours before each performance) if you prefer to have a box office representative take your credit card order by phone.

Above: the Goodman family: (clockwise from upper left) Dan (Darren McDonnell), Natalie (Julia Capizzi), Gabe (Chris Jehnert), Diana (Shannon Wollman). Photography by Tom Lauer.

ONLY 6 MORE PERFORMANCES OF HIT PLAY @ CENTERSTAGE

There are only six performances left of our 50th Anniversary Season opener, An Enemy of the People. The show must close THIS Sunday, October 21! Don't miss the show critics are raving about:

"...engaging and compelling, keeping you on the edge of your seat."—DC Metro Theater Arts

"... a hard production to top this year."—Chesapeake Taste

"Outstanding production...This well-acted, thought-provoking play should not be missed."—MD Theatre Guide
"[A] stirring effect...drives home Ibsen's lessons in a convincing fashion."—The Washington Post

Looking for a deal on your tickets? October 21 is also your last day to purchase Flex Passes! These flexible tickets are good for any show in our Classic Series and save you 38% off the full price. You can redeem them right away or last minute. Welcome to maximum flexibility.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
Box Office at 410.332.0033

POE DRAMA OPENS @ CENTERSTAGE OCTOBER 17!

poe now playing

The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe
Written by Stephen Thorne
Directed by Curt Columbus

Hometown favorite and 2012 City Paper "Best Actor," Bruce Nelson, stars in this tale of the morbid life and mysterious final days of Baltimore's treasured emblem of oddness, E.A. Poe. By turns a madcap vaudeville and a touching examination of artistic aspiration, this new script playfully and poignantly adds up the sum of a life lived.

Please be aware that due to the nature of the show, late seating cannot be accommodated until 35 minutes into the performance. Therefore we strongly encourage you to arrive early. Doors to The Head Theater open 30 minutes before curtain.

WHEN: October 17-November 25
WHERE:
Centerstage,  The Head Theatre, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Previews $10-$41; thereafter $50
Box Office at 410.332.0033
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

MONTH-LONG SERIES OF EVENTS FOCUSES ON LIFE OF BALTIMORE’S EDGAR ALLEN POE + THE BIG READ

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check out the big read events

Every year the National Endowment for the Arts selects a book or author as part of The Big Read—a program designed to restore reading to the center of American culture.

This year the selection was The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, and Baltimore embraced the project. CENTERSTAGE and the Enoch Pratt Fee Library have joined together to produce a month-long series of events, performances and educational outreach focused on the life and works of Poe, plus post-show discussions accompanying CENTERSTAGE's production of The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe. Visit centerstage.org/poe for more information and a full calendar listing of events.

Upcoming Events:

Discussion of Poe's Work and Theatrical Performance
WHEN:
Thu, Oct 25, 6:30-8:30 PM
WHERE:
Pratt Library, 1251 Light Street, Baltimore

Join Single Carrot Theatre members for a performance of The Poe Project concocted by Genevieve de Mahy, an interactive new work derived from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a unique performance opportunity for the audience to interact with artists and each other, while exploring the reaches of Poe's indelible poetry and prose.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Post-show Discussion & Meet the Actors from the Play The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe
WHEN: Fri, Oct 26, 10-11 PM
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Join the actors and theater artists from CENTERSTAGE's production of The Completely Fictional--Utterly True--Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe for a moderated, interactive discussion about the play, the author, and his writings. Discussion follows 8 PM performance. Discussion is free of charge; play requires tickets/admission.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Discussion of Poe's Work and Theatrical Performance
WHEN: Tue, Oct 30, 6:30-8 PM
WHERE:
Enoch Pratt Central Library, 400 Cathedral Street, Baltimore
Join Single Carrot Theatre members for a performance of The Poe Project concocted by Genevieve de Mahy, an interactive new work derived from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a unique performance opportunity for the audience to interact with artists and each other, while exploring the reaches of Poe's indelible poetry and prose.
Event Location:, MD 21202-3602
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Post-show Discussion of Poe's Work and the Play The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe
WHEN:: Thu, Nov 1, 9-10 PM
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
Join theater artists, dramaturgs and scholars from CENTERSTAGE's production of The Completely Fictional--Utterly True--Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe for a moderated, interactive discussion about the play, the author, and his writings. Discussion follows 7 PM performance. Discussion is free of charge; play requires tickets/admission.

Discussion of Poe's Work and Theatrical Performance
WHEN: : Sun, Nov 4, 7-9 PM
WHERE: Liam Flynn's Ale House, 22 West North Avenue, Baltimore
Join Single Carrot Theatre members for a performance of The Poe Project concocted by Genevieve de Mahy, an interactive new work derived from the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. This is a unique performance opportunity for the audience to interact with artists and each other, while exploring the reaches of Poe's indelible poetry and prose.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Post-show Discussion of Poe's Work and the Play The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe
WHEN: Thu, Nov 8, 9-10 PM
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Join theater artists, dramaturgs, and scholars from CENTERSTAGE's production of The Completely Fictional--Utterly True--Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe for a moderated, interactive discussion about the play, the author, and his writings. Discussion follows 7 PM performance. Discussion is free of charge; play requires tickets/admission.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Post-show Discussion of Poe's Work and the Play The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe
WHEN: Sun, Nov 11, 4-5 PM
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Join theater artists, dramaturgs, and scholars from CENTERSTAGE's production of The Completely Fictional--Utterly True--Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe for a moderated, interactive discussion about the play, the author, and his writings. Discussion follows 2 PM matinee performance. Discussion is free of charge; play requires tickets/admission.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Discussion of Poe's Work and Theatrical Performance by CENTERSTAGE's Encounter Teen Ensemble
WHEN: Wed, Nov 14, 6-8 PM
WHERE: Enoch Pratt Library Reisterstown Road Branch, 6310 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore
CENTERSTAGE's Encounter after-school teen program performs the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Teens recite Poe's writings and muse on his impact on their lives today. An audience discussion will follow the performance.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Post-show Discussion of Poe's Work and the Play The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe
WHEN: Thu, Nov 15, 9-10 PM
WHERE: CENTERSTAGE, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
Join theater artists, dramaturgs, and scholars from CENTERSTAGE's production of The Completely Fictional--Utterly True--Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe for a moderated, interactive discussion about the play, the author, and his writings. Discussion follows 7 PM performance. Discussion is free of charge; play requires tickets/admission.
Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe