Thursday, May 29, 2014

2 JUNE FILMS @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE


THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE
Director: Greg Williams, USA, 2013, 88 mins.

WHEN: WED JUN 4 | 7:30 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12, $9 mbrs. 
23.5 million Americans are living in long term recovery from alcohol and drug addiction, but the deeply entrenched social stigma and mass participation in successful anonymous 12-step groups have kept recovery voices silent and faces hidden for decades. The media continues to fill this vacuum with sensational depictions of addiction, perpetuating a lurid public fascination with the dysfunctional side of a preventable and treatable health condition. In this film, courageous addiction recovery advocates, leaders, volunteers, corporate executives, and celebrities come out of the shadows to share their stories, end discrimination, and save the lives of others just like them. They are part of a passionate new public recovery movement and are fueling a new conversation to transform public opinion and move toward recovery-based solutions.
Trailer:
http://vimeo.com/ondemand/theanonymouspeople/64948005





TWO LIVES
Director: Georg Mass and Judith Kaufman
Germany/Norway, 2012, 97 mins.

WHEN: THU JUN 12 | 7:30 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: $12, $9 mbrs.  

In 1990, as the Berlin wall has just crumbled, Katrine recalls her past as an orphan in East Germany and recounts her escape to Norway where she was reunited with her family.  The love child of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier during World War II, Katrine is devoted to her family and enjoys a happy life with them until a lawyer asks her and her mother to testify in a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of the war children.  Instead, Katrine resists, and a web of secrets and lies is unveiled, until she is finally stripped of everything, and her loved ones are forced to take a stand: what carries more weight, the life they have lived together or the lie it is based on?  

Awards: Entry for the German Oscars 

"Seven decades later, the creative well has somehow not yet run dry on the ripple effects of Nazi Germany's offenses, though writer-director Georg Maas's slick and sulky second feature is not another dime-a-dozen Holocaust tragedy." —Aaron Hillis, Village Voice

Trailer: http://youtu.be/TzKBLzVStXY

THANK YOU TO OUR READERS: WE HIT 151,000 PAGE VIEWS

Dear Readers and followers of the Charm City Arts Maven blog,

We are so excited! On Thursday, May 29, at 10 PM, we hit 151,000 page views of the postings on our blog.

This has been a true labor of love! Ever since we started back in 2010, our only goal has been to inform Baltimoreans of the plethora of cultural events in and around the city.

We hope you have taken advantage of these events. Don’t forget to mention that you learned about them from the Charm City Arts Maven blog!

Thank you for reading,

Ruth Ross & Natalie Sherman
Charm City Arts Mavens

EXOTIC MUSICAL LANDSCAPES CLOSE SEASON FOR THE COLUMBIA ORCHESTRA

EXOTIC LANDSCAPES
WHEN: Saturday, May 31, 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Columbia Orchestra, 5460 Trumpeter Road, Columbia TICKETS: $20

Their Season Finale takes a tour around the globe with stops in Italy, France, ancient Mexico and the magic-filled forest of Shakespeare's famous play. Each tells a short story with its own local flavor.

The amazing talents of our Young Artist Competition winners, actors from the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company and a host of guest drummers help cap off the season with an impressive flourish!

GERMANO’S FEATURES KARLA CHISHOLM & FRIENDS THIS FRIDAY

KARLA CHISHOLM, MICHAEL RAITZYK, ELI STAPLES & JEFF REED: SONGS ON A SUNDAY
WHEN: Friday, May 30; Performance starts at 7:30 PM; Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE: Cabaret at Germano's, 300 S. High Street, Baltimore,
ADMISSION: $20

Germano's is delighted to welcome back indie jazz vocalist Karla Chisholm and company for what promises to be a powerful night of music as they debut their new CD.

From Karla Chisholm’s Website:

In my short tenure making music in the Washington DC area, I have had the great pleasure of collaborating with some of the most extraordinary musicians and human beings in the world. To my great joy, I shared the stage with three of my favorites on a special afternoon in November of 2013. This album is a representation of the songs in our hearts that day. No fiddling, fussing or fixing. Just us, you and ten Songs on a Sunday.

My sincerest thanks to guitarist Michael Raitzyk, pianist Eli Staples and bassist Jeff Reed for your generous performances. It is so thrilling to be a part of your improvisational conversations, and I am forever honored by your constant encouragement

BACH IN BALTIMORE ENDS 26TH SEASON ON SUNDAY

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Bach In Baltimore: Magnificat & Orchestral Suite No.3
WHEN: Sunday, June 1, 4:00 PM
WHERE:
Journey of Faith Church, 7902 Liberty Road, Windsor Mill, Maryland
TICKETS: $30
Purchase tickets here

Bach In Baltimore's 26th season comes to a triumphant conclusion with J.S. Bach's Magnificat and Orchestral Suite No.3.

J.S. Bach Magnificat & Orchestral Suite No.3

Marcy Richardson, Soprano
Jennifer Blades, Alto
Richard Kennedy, Tenor
John Eisenhardt, Bass

Student Voice Exchange Guest Choir:

Eightnotes & Vocal Chords from
The Park School

A WEEKEND OF MAGIC @ SINGLE CARROT THEATRE

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ROCK BAND WITH A NEW ORLEANS FLAVOR APPEARS @ GERMANO’S THIS SATURDAY

KINGS OF CROWNSVILLE

WHEN: Saturday, May 31; Performance starts at 7:30 PM; Doors open at 6 PM for pre-show dining.
WHERE:
Cabaret at Germano's,  300 S. High Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
ADMISSION: $15

Annapolis-based act Kings of Crownsville are a roots Rock band with a New Orleans flavor. The brainchild of New Orleans-raised guitarist/singer/songwriter Steve Johnson, the Kings play a rollicking, entertaining set that stirs Americana, Blues, and Jazz into the mix.

Their signature horn section transports listeners to the streets of the Big Easy, while they also add precise three- and four-part harmonies to their musical gumbo. Think Louis Armstrong meets Steely Dan.

Finalists in the 2012 Baltimore Blues Society competition, the Kings perform regularly throughout the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area.

CLOSING WEEKEND @ HAMILTON GALLERY


WHEN: May 1 - 31, 2014; opening reception : First Friday - May 2, 5–9 PM;  Gallery Hours: Thursdays and Fridays 5-9 PM , Saturdays 1-9 PM
WHERE: Hamilton Gallery/Hamilton Arts Collective, 5502 Harford Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21214
ADMISSION: Free

SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW ON SALE FOR EVERYMAN THEATRE’S 2014-2015 SEASON

The 2014/2015 Season

Today is the first day we are accepting new subscribers for next season. We invite you to be a part of the Everyman family! With an added week of performances for each production, new series to choose from (such as our new Wednesday matinee offering), hassle-free exchange policies and pre-paid parking options, we want to make subscribing to Everyman the easiest decision of your day!

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The 2014/15 Season

The 2014/15 Season

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Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.752.2208
everymantheatre.org

We are a professional theatre company with a resident ensemble of artists from the Baltimore/Washington area dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone. The vision of Everyman is to engage, inspire and transform.

“WILD WITH HAPPY” OPENS AT CENTERSTAGE

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WHERE: 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Administration: 410.986.4000
Email:
info@centerstage.org
Box Office: 410.332.0033
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boxoffice@centerstage.org

 

SUMMER BEGINS @ THE PRATT LIBRARY

Enoch Pratt Free Library

Summer Reading 2014: Fizz, Boom, READ!

Fizz, Boom, Read!
Sign up for the Summer Reading Program for all ages at all Pratt locations. Registration begins May 31.

More info: prattlibrary.org/summerreading
Schedule of Summer Reading events

Writers LIVE! 

The Beekmna Boys
The Beekman Boys
The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook
WHEN: Monday, June 2, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Wheeler Auditorium

 


Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner
All Fall Down
WHEN: Wednesday, June 18, 7 PM
WHERE: Central Library Main Hall

More Writers

Summer Book Sale

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Summer Book Sale

WHEN: June 5 - June 7
WHERE:
Central Library Main Hall

Luis Carlos Montalvan and Tuesday

Tuesday the dogMeet the award-winning author of Until Tuesday and his loyal service dog, Tuesday, as they share their new children's book.

WHEN: Friday, June 6, 1 PM
WHERE: Govans Branch

WHEN: Saturday, June 7, 2 PM
WHERE: Central Library

Exhibit at the Pratt

Maryland in Black and White: Documentary Photographs
Maryland in Black and White:
Documentary Photographs from the Great Depression and World War II
WHEN: June 19 - September 27
WHERE: Central Library Second Floor Corridor Gallery

EDGEFEST STARTS FRIDAY! COME SEE 2 IMPROV SHOWS

Edgefest Starts Friday! Improv Collaborations Galore!

Friday night: improv, beat-boxing, cartooning & body-painting

The Baltimore Improv Group's first-ever Edgefest debuts this weekend! Friday night's shows are amazing: At 8 PM watch Minority Re'port mash-up improv with famed beat-boxer Shodekeh, and then a group of BIG all-stars hits the stage for improv comedy & live cartooning from the awesome Economist cartoonist KAL!

At 9:30 PM, BIG improvisers mash-up improv comedy with body-painting in
"Skinesthesia"! You'll see the body-painted scenes become real characters.

Tickets for 8 PM
Tickets for 9:30 PM

WHERE: St. Mary's Outreach Grand Hall in Hampden, at 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore

Two Edgefest Shows Saturday Night!

Secrets, wordless improv with Karen Wight, then improv & dance!

At 7 PM - what happens when you build a show with amazing improvisers, a director from the London stage, and an improvisational dancer? Magic! Then watch BIG all-stars team up with the talented Karen Wight of NYC for a totally silent hysterical improv set.

At 8:30 PM BIG all-stars join The Collective dance troupe for yet another fun serving of The Movement—improv comedy combined with modern dance.

Tickets for 7 PM
Tickets for 8:30 PM

BONUS - Community improv jam on May 31 at 9:30 PM!
Join Deep Vision Dance Company, the Edgefest performers, and the music, dance, and improv community for spontaneous dance, music, art making and observation of human nature—special Edgefest version!! Pay what you can.

WHERE: St. Mary's Outreach Grand Hall in Hampden, at 3900 Roland Avenue, Baltimore

Edgefest Workshops! 


3 workshops on May 31

From beginners contact improv, to beat-boxing with Shodekeh, to improvised movement on stage—this weekend's Edgefest Workshops will be a blast. Have you signed up yet?

UNLEASH YOUR CHILD’S INNER PIRATE @ EVERYMAN THEATRE JUNE 10

 

ARGHHH Mateys! Find ye inner pirate as Everyman Theatre Teaching Artist Capt. Dorea Schmidt (who was recently seen as Babe in Crimes of the Heart) leads your wee ones through a booty-full adventure over sea and sand.

This interdisciplinary workshop will engage your little pirates in drama, movement and craft activities that bring the children's book How I Became a Pirate by Melinda Long and David Shannon to life! A parent or guardian is asked to stay and participate in this fun family event.

Ages 2 - 5, with a participating family member or guardian

WHEN: June 10, 10 AM – 11 AM
WHERE:
Everyman Theatre, 315 W. Fayette Street, Baltimore
TUITION: $25 (includes both child and guardian)

REGISTER HERE

For more information, click here or call the Everyman Education Department at 443.615.7055 x7142

BALTIMORE ROCK OPERA SOCIETY TO HOLD AUDITIONS FOR CAST & BAND FOR FALL 2014 SHOW

AUDITIONS ARE COMING! CAST & BAND!

THE ELECTRIC PHAROAH

WHEN:  Sunday, June 1, from 1 PM-7:30 PM and Monday, June 2, from 7 PM-10 PM
WHERE:
BROS HQ aka The Bell Foundry 1st Floor: 1539 N Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21202 (enter through glass double doors on south side of Federal Street, east of Calvert).
Please RSVP to
BROS.AUDITIONS@GMAIL.COM to reserve a slot in one of the hour-long group auditions.

CASTING AUDITIONS: We will be casting 5 primary roles, 5 secondary roles and a large ensemble. We are not specifically looking for any one actor type for any of the roles. All are welcome!

HOW TO RESERVE A TIME SLOT (CAST)
Visit our
Facebook Event Page or our Website for all the details.

Although we do not have a lead role for a young actor, actors aged 8 and up are encouraged to attend!

 

 

BAND AUDITIONS!

WHEN:  Sunday, June 8, from 1 PM to 6:30 PM and on Monday, June 9, from 7 PM to 10 PM in half hour slots.

We are currently looking for the following:Drummer, Percussionist, 2 Guitarists, Bassist, Synth/Keyboardist, Production/Electronicist

If you are interested in being a part of this opportunity to melt some faces, play music with people that love their craft, and BE AWESOME then sign up for an audition slot on this sheet!

If you have any questions, please send an email to Stephen Frank!


The Electric Pharaoh is a rock musical set in a place which was once ancient Egypt, but is now a futuristic city where electricity is currency and a powerful pharaoh keeps the people divided. A boy from the lower crust, full of strange mysteries, uncovers the secrets of the past with his friends and sets off a revolution to the tune of garage rock mixed with larger-than-life electronic rock.

The Electric Pharaoh is the 6th original production written and produced by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society. This large-scale, science-fiction audio-visual epic will feature a large ensemble, a hybrid rock and electronic live band, extensive multimedia design and a cast of thousands. The show will open in Baltimore for two weekends of performance before going to a single weekend of shows in both Philly and DC.

 

Oh, and you want to get involved but the stage isn't your playground? Fret not—the All Call-to-Arms Volunteer Meeting will be happening soon! Keep your eyes and inboxes open!

Monday, May 26, 2014

SPOTLIGHTERS SEEKS STAFF FOR SUMMER 2014 YOUNG ACTORS ACADEMY

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Young Actors Academy—Summer 2014
Audrey Herman Spotlighters Theatre seeks faculty, staff, guest instructors and interns for the Summer 2014 Young Actors Academy. 

The July 7-August 1 academy in Bolton Hill will offer two different divisions for upper-school students:  Acting and Musical Theatre. We will again offer both Lower School I (K-2) and Lower School II (3-5).

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to academy@spotlighters.org, and place the position applying for in the subject line.  All positions open until filled.

The following positions are open:

Upper School Workshop Instructors
Through both divisions, students will receive specialized instruction in special topics.  Candidates are sought for the following: 

  • Musical Accompanist – Twenty-five hours assisting lead teacher.
  • Dance – Fifteen hours in broadway, jazz, modern.
  • Music and Voice – Fifteen hours in singing, phrasing, interpretation, music/sight reading.
  • Movement – Seven hours in techniques and/or mask (neutral/character).
  • Teaching Assistant Interns (paid stipend) Five positions
    Five weeks/July. May fulfill university/college internship requirements. Assist instructors and academy director in curriculum. Seeking those with a focus in the following areas: Theatre for Youth, Musical Theatre/Dance, Technical, Acting/Dramatic Literature, Arts Administration.

“THE PIANO LESSON” @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER IS EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 8

Due to SOLD OUT Performances, THE PIANO LESSON is EXTENDED through June 8
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Audiences and critics love August Wilson's 1990 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama, THE PIANO LESSON.

  • "Amazing" - Audience Member
  • "an exceptional experience not to be missed"- Amanda Gunther, DC Metro Theatre Arts
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  • "a beautiful production all around”- Audience Member
  • "passionate and electrifying"- Sydney-Chanele Dawkins, DC Metro Theatre Arts
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  • "They did an excellent job I am coming back to see it again!”- Audience Member
  • "a spectacle which must be seen to be believed"- Broadway World
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  • "It’s so great to be in such an intimate space for this piece."- Audience Member

WHERE: Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney

August Wilson's acclaimed "Decades Cycle" Hits DC

"Washington theater has stealthily begun reviving nearly half the works in August Wilson’s acclaimed 'Decades Cycle' — 10 dramas chronicling black American life across the 20th century. With no planning or prior communication, four theaters just happen to be presenting four Wilson plays over a span of 10 months."Nelson Pressley, The Washington Post

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Friday, May 23, 2014

MARLOWE’S “EDWARD II” OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE

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EDWARD II
by Christopher Marlowe
adapted by Jonas David Grey
directed by Brad Norris

WHEN: May 30 - June 22, Fri & Sat at 8 PM;  Sun at 2 PM
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults $20;  Seniors (60+) $18;  Students & Military $16
Order tickets online at www.spotlighters.org
TEN SPOT THURSDAY - June 5th – 8 PM - TICKETS $10
TALK BACK with Cast & Director - June 15, following the 2 PM matinee

In a time of civil strife and growing political unrest, the fate of an  English king is threatened not by war, but by the prejudice of his own court against the man he loves. 

Marlowe’s play illustrates the romance between Edward and his beloved Gaveston with surprising candor and reveals that not even the Crown is  safe against the crushing intolerance of Church and State.

JEWISH THEATRE WORKSHOP SEEKS ACTORS FOR OSCAR WILDE COMEDY

AUDITION NOTICE: The Jewish Theatre Workshop Presents

AN IDEAL HUSBAND
by Oscar Wilde

WHEN: Tuesday, May 27, and Wednesday, May 28,  7 PM-9 PM; Sunday, June 1, 10 AM-12 noon
WHERE: JEA Room, Weinberg Park Heights JCC, 5700 Park Heights Ave, Baltimore

 

Five Performances:
Sunday, August 17, at 2 PM & 7 PM; Wednesday, August 20, at 7 PM; Sunday, August 24, at 2 PM; Sunday, August 24, at 7 PM

Synopsis:
How far would a person go to ruin another's reputation? How far would a person go to protect it? Oscar Wilde explores these questions with his usual wit and withering flair in An Ideal Husband.

Prepare:
Come prepared to make the director laugh. Jokes and/or monologues are acceptable (no bathroom humor, please). Actors will also be asked to read from the script.

Inquiries: contact@jewishtheatreworkshop.org or call the JTW Hotline at 410.709.8589

Available roles (age of all roles is approximate and is subject to change):
Male Roles:
The Earl of Caversham, K.G. (age 50+)
Viscount Goring, his son (age 25-45)
Sir Robert Chiltern, Bart., Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs (age 30-45)
Vicomte de Nanjac, Attache at the French Embassy in London, (ability to speak with a French accent a plus, but not necessary)

Female Roles:
Lady Chiltern (age 20-35)
Miss Mabel Chiltern, Sir Robert Chiltern's sister (age 20-35)
Mrs. Cheveley (age 20-35)
Lady Markby
The Countess of Basildon
Mrs. Marchmont

Ensemble: Various Butlers, Secretaries and Footmen

OLNEY THEATRE CENTER HOLDS MEMORIAL DAY SALE FOR TICKETS TO “THE LITTLE MERMAID”

Start Your Memorial Day Weekend
With A Sale

Buy ONE Get ONE Free

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Tickets

Enter the code BOGOMER online or call the box office at 301.924.3400 to Buy ONE regular adult-priced ticket to THE LITTLE MERMAID and Get ONE regular adult-priced ticket FREE.

Code valid only for performances from
November 12 through November 23, 2014

Purchase Tickets


THE LITTLE MERMAID
WHEN: November 12 - December 28, 2014
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center’s Mainstage 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Rd., Olney

In a magical underwater kingdom, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home—and her fins—behind and live in the world above. But first she’ll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince the handsome Prince Eric that she’s the girl whose enchanting voice he’s been seeking.

(Recommended for ages 5 and up)


*This offer expires at 11:59 PM on Memorial Day, Monday, 5/26/2014. Valid only for November 12, 2014 through November 23, 2014 performances of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Subject to availability. Not to be combined with other offers. Not valid on previously purchased tickets. All sales final.

 

HILARIOUS, TOUCHING COMING-OF-AGE STORY TO OPEN @ EVERYMAN THEATRE ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 28

Exclusive Video: Meet the star of Tribes

"An evening of antic laughter" - NY Times

Billy is a young man who lives with an intellectual, chaotic and sharp-tongued family. Arguments and insults regularly fly around the dinner table, all while Billy silently watches the scene unfold - he has been deaf since birth. He has managed to adapt to his family's unconventional ways, but they've never really returned the favor. His world is turned upside down when he meets Sylvia, a young woman on the cusp of deafness herself. Winner of the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play, Tribes is the hysterical and touching coming-of-age story about the struggle for self-identity and what it truly means to be understood.

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Everyman Theatre

315 West Fayette Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
410.752.2208
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