Thursday, October 10, 2013


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Community Class: The Audition Room

WHEN: Oct 17-Nov 21, Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 PM
700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore
TUITION: $350 for 6 weeks of classes

Are you serious about acting? Consider our six week course, The Audition Room.

Study under some of the most respected theater and film professionals in the region including Center Stage Casting Director and Artistic Producer Susanna Gellert.

  • Meet with industry professionals and casting personnel
  • Hone successful audition techniques
  • Learn tips on landing roles in theater and film
  • Interact with special guest actors
  • Improve your resume and headshots

Special guest speakers include:

  • Actor Nathan Darrow (House of Cards)
  • Casting Director Stephanie Klapper
  • Dance & BMore Artistic Director CJay Philip

Register online here.
Questions? Contact 410.986.4050 or 

Register by Friday, October 11!

PBS Documentary

"A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage"
WHEN: Fri, Oct 25, 9 PM ET

This month, PBS presents a new, one-hour documentary—filmed right here at Center Stage.

Filmmakers captured the drama and cultural significance of simultaneously running two plays inspired by Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking 1959 drama, A Raisin in the Sun. Center Stage mounted both plays—Clybourne Park—by Bruce Norris and Beneatha's Place by Kwame Kwei-Armahin repertory as The Raisin Cycle last spring.

With two opening nights looming, rehearsals, meetings, and costume fittings are paired with footage of Center Stage's performances, the 1961 film, and insights from theater historians.

PBS Viewing Party

WHEN: Fri, Oct 25, 8-10 PM (PBS documentary airs at 9 PM ET)
Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St.

JOIN US FOR THE VIEWING! Starting at 8 pm, enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in our lobby. Then, at 9 pm we'll tune into
PBS—along with thousands of viewers nationwide—to see our theater and city celebrated with "A Raisin in the Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle at Center Stage."

Raisin Revisited is made possible by The Eddie C. Brown Family Foundation and Brown Capital with additional support from The Charlesmead Foundation, Ellen and Ed Bernard, and the Estate of Katherine Vaughns.

The Raisin Cycle Named Best Programming

The City Paper's Best of Baltimore issue (Sep 2013) named The Raisin Cycle Best Programming:

"With the programming for his first full season as artistic director of Center Stage, Kwame Kwei-Armah declared that his tenure would be bold, challenging, and directed right at the core issues facing Baltimore...
[Clybourne Park and Beneatha's Place,] expertly presented with nearly identical casts, ask vital questions about race, place, and ownership—the very same issues confronted in the constantly changing landscapes and demographics of Charm City."
Thank you, City Paper!

Community Partnerships

Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore presents:

Ethan Bortnick in Concert

Don't miss this talented 13-year-old musical virtuoso who has appeared on Oprah and performed with such notable icons as Celine Dion, Black Eyed Peas, Justin Bieber, and Tony Bennett.  

WHERE: The Gordon Center for the Performing Arts, 3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills
WHEN: Sat, Oct 12, 8:30 PM
TICKETS: $42 ($36 in advance)/$200 CIP package (premium seating and reception with the artist

Use the promotional code "Opening" to get buy 1, get one ½ off. Click here, or call 410.356.7469.