Wednesday, October 29, 2014

“COMEDY OF ERRORS” WRAPS UP BALTIMORE SHAKESPEARE FACTORY’S 2014 SEASON: 16 PERFORMANCES

Baltimore Shakespeare Factory Presents

BSF Comedy of Errors webpgTHE COMEDY OF ERRORS

“Ensemble experiment” in Shakespeare’s classic farce wraps up 2014’s Season of Malice & Misadventure

WHEN: 16 performances beginning Nov. 7- Dec. 21
WHERE:
Comedy will be staged at two venues in November and December, including three
shows at Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, Md. (Full show schedule below.)
TICKETS: $20 for adults, $15 for students/teachers/seniors, FREE for children Grade 5 & under.

A compact, knockabout tale that takes “separated at birth” to absurdly amusing heights, The Comedy of Errors brings the 2014 Baltimore Shakespeare Factory season to raucous end.

Written early in Shakespeare's career, the play tells the story of two sets of twins separated early in life. When one duo arrives in in Syracuse in search of the other, a hoped-for family reunion devolves into a series of misadventures that take place in one strange day. The Comedy of Errors is full of the dexterous double entendres and physical humor that has made it one of the most enduringly popular and retold tales in the Shakespeare canon.

Performed by 10 actors who together play 20 roles, Comedy is the Factory’s annual “ensemble experiment” in which the actors direct and costume themselves – with just five rehearsals to prepare. The “experiment” is driven by the Factory’s mission to stage Shakespeare’s plays in ways that audiences might have experienced them in Shakespeare’s time.

“Actors in London in the late 1500s would not have had a ‘director’ – at least not in the way we know it today,” said Factory Artistic Director Tom Delise. “The historical record of Shakespeare’s time suggests that actors usually had a matter of days to learn and produce a play, and rarely had more than a stage, a few costumes and their own bravado to work with. The resulting performance was a high wire act – for both the audience and the players.”

Pre-show entertainment begins about 30 minutes before the start of each show.

Comedy of Errors

Date

Performance Location

Time

   Friday

November 7

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Saturday

November 8

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Sunday

November 9

St. Mary’s Community Center

2:00

   Friday

November 14

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Saturday

November 15

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Sunday

November 16

St. Mary’s Community Center

2:00

   Friday

November 21

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Saturday

November 22

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Sunday

November 23

St. Mary’s Community Center

2:00

   Friday

December 5

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Saturday

December 6

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Sunday

December 7

Boordy Vineyards*

2:00

   Friday

December 12

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Saturday

December 13

St. Mary’s Community Center

7:30

   Sunday

December 14

Boordy Vineyards*

2:00

   Sunday

December 21

Boordy Vineyards*

2:00

VENUE INFORMATION FOR All SHOWS

St. Mary’s Community Center is located in Hampden at 3900 Roland Ave, Baltimore, MD 21211.

*All ticketing arrangements for Boordy Vineyards performances are to be made directly with Boordy. Call (410) 592-5015 for reservations, which are strongly recommended as limited seating is available. Boordy is located at 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082.

For up-to-date information, the Factory can be contacted at 410.921.WILL(9455) or box.office@TheShakespeareFactory.com. Our website is http://shakespearefactory.org

PLEASE NOTE: All the Factory’s venues are independent organizations and their contact information should not be given in relationship to these performances.

About the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory

Factory productions seek to reproduce the staging conditions of the early modern English theater to create the spirit and atmosphere of the Elizabethan-era playhouse. Universal lighting allows the actors to see and interact with the audience; audience members feel like they are a part of the play, not just at the play. As in Shakespeare’s day, actors perform contemporary music prior to the show and during intermission. We also make liberal use of cross-gender casting, so Factory productions regularly feature women playing men and men playing women.

The Shakespeare Factory is a 501(c)3 non-profit and a member fund of The Community Foundation of Carroll County.

Monday, October 27, 2014

JAZZ CONCERT @ BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART NOV. 2

Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society

The Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society Presents

THE RUFUS REID QUINTET

WHEN: Sunday, November 2, at 5 PM
WHERE: Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive, Baltimore
admission: $32 General Admission | $30 Seniors/BMA Members | $10 Students
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The Rufus Reid Quintet features Steve Allee on piano, Duduka Da Fonseca on drums, Freddie Hendrix on trumpet, and Gary Bartz on alto sax.

Award-winning bassist, educator, and composer Rufus Reid has been playing jazz for over fifty years. He was influenced by the greats and even had opportunities to play among them. Now, he is a highly sought-after teacher and mentor in the jazz community. This year, Reid released the album Quiet Pride – The Elizabeth Catlett Project to critical acclaim, bringing Catlett’s striking sculptures to life with music composed for large ensemble. Reid brings his quintet of star players to Baltimore for our 24th season opener. For more information, please visit www.rufusreid.com.

IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO SUBSCRIBE!
GET ALL 5 CONCERTS FOR $140*

One of Baltimore's premiere jazz concert series for over two decades, the Baltimore Chamber Jazz Society programs some of the finest artists in jazz today. This season, all concerts in the Five at 5 series take place at the Baltimore Museum of Art. For more information, please call the 410-385-5888 or visit www.baltimorechamberjazz.org.

Friday, October 24, 2014

“NEXT TO NORMAL” HAS CRITICS TALKING: THE MUSICAL EVENT YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS

DC Theater Scene raves “Center Stage’s version, under the fevered direction of David Schweizer, affirms the manic magnificence of Kitt and Yorkey’s words and music in a visually stunning production.”

Broadway World says “Next to Normal at Center Stage is electrifying… I’m going to return and see it again!” and DC Metro Theater Arts calls it “Groundbreaking, darkly funny… the cast brings remarkable clarity to the complex, multilayered characters.”

Life behind the white picket fence is far from simple for the Goodman family. Compared with her perfect brother, daughter Natalie is facing growing pains; her father Dan has grown tired and distant; and at the center of it all, wife and mother Diana, armed with a regimen of prescription pills, is fighting an uphill battle with grief. But as painful memories begin to take their toll on Diana’s condition, decisions are made that will push their familial bonds to the breaking point. Set to a rock score both thrilling and poignant, with a powerhouse female lead at its core, Next to Normal is the must-see musical of the year that will leave you breathless.

BUY TICKETS NOW or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033.

CELEBRATE 35TH ANNIVERSARY WITH BALTIMORE SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS BY PLEDGING

Happy Anniversary Baltimore School for the Arts!

We're kicking off a special Text-to-Pledge campaign for one week beginning today to celebrate 35 years! 

Text "BSA" to 313131 and follow the instructions.

Give to the school where the arts change kids' lives!

We need your help to make this campaign a success!

The support of our community—parents, graduates, volunteers, friends—has always been a vital part of the BSA magic!

Designate your gift for the annual fund or the alumni scholarship.

Text "BSA" to 313131 to make a gift!

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We've got a great weekend in store at BSA!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

IMPROV COMEDY STARRING CATS WITH HATS…@ B.I.G. THIS WEEKEND

Improv comedy with puppets & cats...wait, what?

Special guests from NYC!

This week our Friday night show is chock full of amazing improv comedy troupes. Watch hysterical puppet improv comedy from Tigerhead. Then laugh at special guest troupe from NYC Cats in Party Hats. Finally, close out the show with hilarious BIG stalwarts Lekker and Gus.

WHEN:   Friday, Oct. 24, 8 PM
WHERE:
The Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
TICKETS: Only $10!

Saturday & Sunday night improv comedy!

Shows all weekend

At our Saturday night show, get your giggles with BIG's Evan the Loyal and Training for Prom. Then close out the night with the hilarious improvised cabaret music of Improvaret.

Sunday night's show features local musical improv troupe Charmsical, a mash-up called The Caucus, more Training for Prom, and Your New Dad.

WHEN: Saturday, October 25, 8 PM
TICKETS: $10 (
Tickets here)

WHEN: Sunday, October 26, 7 PM
TICKETS: $5 (
Tickets here)
WHERE: The Mercury Theater, 1823 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

GALA MARKS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OF MUSEUM

Reginald F. Lewis Museum Gala Celebration
Honoring Howard "Pete" Rawlings

WHEN: October 29 - November 1, 2014

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum Gala launches the museum's 10th anniversary with three days of celebration consisting of a community awards event, a breakfast about education, and the gala itself from October 29-November 1, 2014. Events are as follows:

Community Awards Program
Wednesday October 29, 2014, 6-8 PM
at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

This year, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum gala will honor the late Delegate Howard "Pete" Rawlings and his wonderful legacy and dedication to Maryland communities. As part of its gala celebration, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum will present community awards to highlight the work of local organizations and individuals for their service to our communities. The six awardees are Theo Rodgers, President of A&R Companies; Annette March-Grier, President of Roberta's House; Bronwyn Mayden, Executive Director of Promise Heights; Associated Black Charities; the AFRO American Newspapers; and The National Great Blacks in Wax Museum.

Engage, Educate, and Empower
Thursday, October 30, 2014, 9:30-10:30 AM
at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum
The event focuses on the inspiring school curriculum An African American Journey: A Resource for Learning the History of African Americans in Maryland and the United States. This teacher's resource was developed through a partnership between the Reginald F. Lewis Museum and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). The curriculum is designed to give children across Maryland a life-long appreciation and knowledge of the iconic history and culture of African Americans, with a special focus on Maryland. Guests will receive a copy of the curriculum to take with them.

Museum Gala Saturday
November 1, 2014, 7:30 PM
at Martin's West, Baltimore, MD
Join us for an evening of celebration and launch of the 10th anniversary festivities of the museum. This year's honoree is Delegate Howard "Pete" Rawlings and the special awardee is Paulette Brown, Esq. Ms. Brown is a Baltimore native and the first African American woman to be named president-elect of the powerful American Bar Association.  The Honorary Co-Chairs are Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake; Judge Robert M. Bell; and Delegate Adrienne A. Jones, Speaker Pro Tem, Maryland House of Delegates. Congressman Elijah Cummings will be present. The gala co-chairs are Beverly Cooper and Beverly Carter. Live entertainment is provided by the Panama band. There will be a live auction of Orioles' Adam Jones' cleats and two pairs of airline tickets to Puerto Rico plus hotel, courtesy of Southwest Airlines and the Hyatt House. The gala supports the work of the museum to share with audiences from around the world the iconic legacy of African American history and culture to create greater understanding and healing. Gala attendees will also have the chance to contribute to community access for schoolchildren by funding one or more school buses so that children may visit the museum.

For more information about the gala, visit www.RFLewisMuseum/gala

About the Reginald F. Lewis Museum

The Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History & Culture is Baltimore's premier facility highlighting the history and accomplishments of African Americans with a special focus on Maryland's African American community. A Smithsonian affiliate, the museum is the East Coast's largest African American museum, occupying an 82,000 square-foot facility with ample permanent and special exhibition space, interactive learning environments, auditorium, resource center, oral history recording studio, museum shop, café, classrooms, meeting rooms, outside terrace and reception areas. The museum is located at 830 Pratt Street, Baltimore near the Inner Harbor at the corner of Pratt and President Streets. The museum is also accessible on Baltimore's Charm City Circulator Orange and Green Routes. For more information, please call 443-263-1800 or visit www.RFLewisMuseum.org

AN ELEGANT AFFAIR PLANNED BY SINGLE CARROT THEATRE

Guests will enjoy cocktails from Parts & Labor, dinner by Donna's, and the musical stylings of the Blake Meister Jazz Quartet. And don't forget the silent auction, photobooth and multimedia tribute to Doreen!

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 8, 6 PM
WHERE:
Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard St, Baltimore (Entrance on 26th Street)

TICKETS:
Eat, drink, schmooze, and do good for the pretty price of $100 per ticket (or $40 if you're a Member).

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

THIS WEEK AT THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 21, at 2:00 pm, "What's Next for Classical Music?," a free Peabody symposium in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall examining the changing industry and how best to prepare student musicians for it, will bring together national leaders in the music world to discuss the trends shaping the industry and the important role conservatories play in the future of classical music. Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels and Provost Robert C. Lieberman will open the symposium, which will be moderated by Peabody's Dean Fred Bronstein. Panelists will include Jesse Rosen, president and CEO of the League of American Orchestras; Ben Cameron, director for arts funding at the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation; Marin Alsop, conductor and music director of the Baltimore Symphony; Thomas Dolby, Homewood Professor of the Arts at Hopkins; and Marina Piccinini, Peabody faculty artist and internationally renowned flutist.

Livestream


EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, October 22, 4:00 pm

The fall Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium continues with a talk by Eugenio Refini of Johns Hopkins University, "Translating Poetry into Music: Benjamin Britten's Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo." The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).


Thursday, October 23, 7:00 pm

A free master class with cellist Zuill Bailey will be held in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. 


Friday, October 24, 11:00 am  

A free early music master class with Jaap ter Linden, viola da gamba and baroque cello, will be held in Leakin Hall, Room 315.  


Friday, October 24, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Opera Workshop will present a program titled "Comedy Two Night," stage directed by Roger Brunyate and music directed by JoAnn Kulesza. Joseph Haydn's Lo Speziale (The Apothecary) and "Lilith" from "Hotel Eden," with music by Henry Mollicone and libretto by Judith Fein will be performed.
Ticket info


Saturday, October 25, 8:00 pm

Peabody alumnus Zuill Bailey, widely considered one of the premier cellists in the world, will be the soloist with the Peabody Symphony Orchestra on the Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor. The Society of Peabody Alumni will present Bailey with the Johns Hopkins University Distinguished Alumnus Award at this concert. Also on the program is the winning work of the Macht Orchestral Composition Competition, And night by the streams of the city by Doctor of Musical Arts candidate John Belkot, and Paul Hindemith's Mathis der Maler. The orchestra will be led by Hajime Teri Murai, Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Director of Orchestral Activities. Tickets for the performances, in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.

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Saturday, October 25, 8:30 pm and 10:00 pm 

Drummer Ralph Peterson will lead his Fo'tet Augmented with clarinetist Felix Peikli, vibraphonist Joe Doubleday, and bassist Alex Claffy, in the Jazz at the Johns Hopkins Club series. The group will play two sets, at 8:30 and 10:00 pm, at the Johns Hopkins Club on the Homewood campus, 3400 North Charles Street. Tickets are available by phone by calling 410-235-3435.  

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Sunday, October 26, 2:00 pm

The Preparatory Young People's String Program, with the students dressed in costume, will present its annual free Halloween Concert in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall directed by Janet Melnicoff-Brown and Andréa Picard Boecker.


Sunday, October 26, 7:15 pm

Faculty artist and trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, formerly of Canadian Brass, will present a performance class called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing," in Leakin Hall, Room 16.


FREE RECITALS

Thursday Noon

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, will be presented by the Guitar Department. Isaac Greene will perform J. S. Bach's Prelude and Allegro in D major, BWV 998; Eric Meier will perform Reginald S. Brindle's El Polifemo de Oro; Young Ik Jang will perform Manuel M. Ponce's Sonata No. 3; Thomas Clippinger will perform Richard R. Bennett's Impromptus; and Young Jun Lim will perform Johann K. Mertz's Hungarian Fantasy.


Composition Department

On Wednesday, October 22, at 7:30 pm, the Composition Department will present a free recital of original works in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. 


Conservatory student recitals

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


UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, October 28 at 8:00 pm

Sylvia Adalman Chamber Series: The Peabody Trio 
Ticket info


Wednesday, October 29 at 7:30 pm 

Peabody Singers
Ticket info


Friday, October 31 at 8:00 pm

Peabody Concert Orchestra 
Ticket info


Give to Peabody

Your generosity enables Peabody to provide the one-to-one, artist-to-student teaching that is critical to musical development. Help secure our tradition of inspiration for another 150 years!

Make a Gift

1 East Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21202
peabody.jhu.edu
410-234-4500

Thursday, October 16, 2014

“BIG CHANGE BALTIMORE 2014” FORUM @ CENTERSTAGE

Big Change Baltimore 2014: Connect to the Power of Change
WHEN: Mon, Oct 27, 3:30 PM-7 PM
WHERE:
Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St, Baltimore

Join Open Society Institute-Baltimore at its second Big Change forum for connecting ideas—and some key solutions already in place—to people who are committed to powerful change. A range of provocative speakers will address some of the key challenges that are preventing cities like Baltimore from being as great as they could be.

Speakers include:

  • Piper Kerman, author of Orange is the New Black, the book that inspired the Netflix Award-winning television series
  • Bill Keller, former executive editor of the New York Times and the power behind The Marshall Project, a new journalism hub
  • Ian Haney Lopez, author of  Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class
Learn more and buy your tickets here.

“SOCIAL CREATURES” @ SCT IS A HIT!

SOCIAL CREATURES
By Jackie Sibblies Drury
Directed by Ensemble Member Kellie Mecleary

WHEN:  NOW PLAYING THROUGH NOVEMBER 2, Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2:30 PM
WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard St., Baltimore
GET TICKETS NOW

"Director Kellie Mecleary does terrific things with suspense and gore." —The Washington Post

"A fully immersive high-intensity experience." — Theatrebloom

"#1 show of the week!" —MD Theatre Guide

For more info on the show visit the production page.
 TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF THE PERFORMERS AND THE AUDIENCE, THERE WILL BE NO LATE SEATING DURING THIS PRODUCTION.


SPECIAL EVENTS SURROUNDING SOCIAL CREATURES!

Post-Show Discussions:
TONIGHT- Zombies in Pop Culture (10/16)

A panel of experts and enthusiasts will venture to identify the reemergence of zombie culture as a reflection of America’s current state of mind.
Featuring Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg and Andy Hershberger, authors of Zombiemania; plus zombie aficionado Edgar Wiggins.
SEE THIS PERFORMANCE


Race, Class, and Consumerism in Social Creatures (10/19)

Discuss the pandemic spread of greed among social creatures with the play's dramaturgs and a PhD candidate in Race and Inequality. We'll delve into the nature of race, class, and consumerism in a post-apocalyptic society.
SEE THIS PERFORMANCE


Meet The Actors (10/23)
Get to know the cast and crew of Social Creatures following the performance.
SEE THIS PERFORMANCE


If Zombies Descend on the City of Baltimore (10/26)

How would Charm City fare in a zombie apocalypse? You’ll leave the theatre with a well-informed answer to the question we’re all privately asking: “Would I make it out alive?”

Featuring Dr. Albert Wu, Director of Johns Hopkins Center for Health Services & Outcomes Research; Benton Best of the Baltimore City Mayor's Office of Emergency Management; and Fred Scharmen, co-founder of The Working Group on Adaptive Systems.

SEE THIS PERFORMANCE


Other Special Events:
Parents’ Day Out  (10/26)
You asked, and we listened! We want to give you the convenience, peace of mind, and art you deserve while your kids enjoy activities related to the show

At this time, we are only able to accommodate children ages 5-10 .
$40 for one parent ticket to the show and admission for one child. $15 for each additional child.
SEE THIS PERFORMANCE


Halloween Party (10/31)
Let’s see… a show with zombies playing ON Halloween without a party? Pish-posh! Join us after the show (assuming you have survived) for drinks and ghoulish Halloween merriment.
SEE THIS PERFORMANCE

SEE “THE MAGIC FLUTE” FOR 5 PERFORMANCES ONLY @ CENTERSTAGE

THE MAGIC FLUTE

WHEN: 5 Performances Only!
The Magic Flute, Fri, Oct 17: 1 PM ($15 Matinee!)
The Magic Flute, Fri, Oct 17, 8 PM
The Magic Flute, Sat, Oct 18: 2 PM
The Magic Flute, Sat, Oct 18: 8 PM
Venus and Adonis, Sun, Oct 19: 2 PM

WHERE: Centerstage, 700 Calvert St., Baltimore
BUY TICKETS NOW Or call the Box Office at 410.332.0033.
Become a Member and receive $15 off your ticket purchase to The Magic Flute and Venus and Adonis, plus a ton of other great benefits

Don’t miss out on our Special Limited Engagement this weekend!
For three days only, Center Stage proudly presents the world-renowned Isango Ensemble of South Africa. Performing dazzling adaptations of Mozart’s timeless opera and Shakespeare’s classic on South African marimbas and percussion instruments, this acclaimed production company’s performances are here for a limited time and not to be missed.

“Leaves you with a rare sense of life-enhancing joy... Unforgettable.”
The Sunday Times

Bonus performance of William Shakespeare’s Venus and Adonis: Sunday, October 19, 2 PM

The Magic Flute:  Fri, Oct 17 & Sat, Oct 18
Mozart’s operatic fairy tale of a love-struck prince’s quest to rescue the Queen of the Night’s daughter with the aid of a magic flute is reimagined through an African prism and set in an African township.

Venus and Adonis:  Sun, Oct 19 at 2 PM
Shakespeare’s poem Venus and Adonis is transformed through Isango’s music, dance, and magical theatricality. This interpretation—originally a 2012 collaboration with Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in England—tells in three African languages and English Shakespeare’s seductive story of Venus’ enchantment with Adonis after her son, Cupid, wounds her

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DO THE TIME WARP @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE

PictureROCKY HORROR SHOW

WHEN:  Fri, Oct 17- Nov. 9; Fri at 8 PM, Sat at 8 PM and 11 PM;  NO Sunday Performances. Special Halloween Week schedule:  Thur (Oct 30) – 8 PM TEN SPOT THURSDAY all tickets $10; Fri (Oct 31) 8 PM and 11 PM performance with costume costume contest;  Sat (Nov 1)  8 PM and 11 PM performance
WHERE:
Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore

TICKETS: 
Adults $20, Seniors (60+) $18, Students & Military (with ID) $16.*
Order online at
www.spotlighters.org or call 410.752.1225.

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew time warp into Spotlighters.  A humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through early 1970s.  Brad & Janet get caught in a storm and seek shelter at the home of Dr. Frank N Furter, a mad scientist, ready to unveil his new creation, a muscle man named Rocky Horror  . . . .

         . . . .  But what about Eddie?

Join us for a Rocky Horror Show unlike any ever seen before - with new arrangements of much of the music and a concept - well, just a bit out of this world!  Director Greg Bell and Musical Director Michael Tan have adapted music from around the world from various international productions of RHS to create a NEW experience for the audience.

Featuring Garrett Zink asDr. Frank N. Furter,  Bridget Linsenmeyer as Janet Weiss, Phil Vannoorbeeck asBrad Majors, Jim Baxter as Riff Raff, Parker Bailey Steven as Magenta, Emily Biondi as Columbia, Vince Vuono as Eddie, Chip Meister asDr. Everett von Scott, Heiko Spieker as The Criminologist.  The Phantom Corp:  Amy Bell, Sondra Boyle,  Aaron Hancock, Lisa Rigsby, Ryan Roberge, Tiffany Spaulding, Jose Teneza,and Rachel Verhaaren.

This is a live stage show, without a screen.  This is NOT a shadow cast production.  Please do not bring any items to throw at the screen (since there isn't one) and these are live actors, that we need to do the 16 performances. 

*The Friday, Oct 17th performance is Benefit for local charity, BROTHER HELP THYSELF, sponsored by COMMAND, MD.  Tickets for Fri, Oct 17th are $25, with proceeds supporting BHT.

A RIPPED-FORM-THE-HEADLINES CONVERSATION YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS @ EVERYMAN THEATRE

A New Top Gun, A New War

 

 

Megan Anderson

Meet one of our esteemed panelists:

"Late in the morning of the Tuesday that changed everything, Lt. Heather 'Lucky' Penney was on a runway at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland and ready to fly. She had her hand on the throttle of an F-16 and she had her orders: Bring down United Airlines Flight 93."

Read more about World of the Play panelist Major Heather Penney and her courage on September 11th by clicking here.

 

 

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.

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SPOTLIGHTERS TO HOST FUNDRAISER TO CELEBRATE THEATRE’S 53rd SEASON

spotlight theater logo.

2014 AUDREY HERMAN CELEBRATION

WHEN: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 6 – 9 PM
WHERE:
John Eager Howard Ballroom at The Historic Belvedere Hotel, 1 East Chase Street, Baltimore
ADMISSION: Individual tickets are $50 and are available
online at SPOTLIGHTERS.ORG or by calling 410.752.1225.
Cocktail attire.

Spotlighters Theatre, dedicated to providing quality opportunities for new artists, directors, designers and actors to refine their skills on a professional stage, will hold its annual gala fundraiser.

This year’s Audrey Herman Celebration features gourmet buffet-style fare, a silent auction with exotic travel packages and popular luxury items, live entertainment by celebrated Spotlighters performers, and dancing. The evening will also honor this year’s Audrey Herman Award recipients Ron Gretz & Braxton Peters for their passion and support of arts and theatre, and Spotlighters Award recipients Jack & Lucy Henningfield for their volunteer efforts on behalf of the theatre.

Attendees will also hear a brief presentation by Artistic and Managing Director Fuzz Roark previewing the inspiring initiatives Spotlighters audiences and patrons can expect to see in the coming seasons.

For more information, please visit SPOTLIGHTERS.ORG.

ABOUT THE AUDREY HERMAN SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE
The Audrey Herman SPOTLIGHTERS has been a part of the Baltimore Theatre Community since 1962. Originally created as part of Mayor Grady's Stage Crafters Project within the Parks and Recreation Department in 1958, SPOTLIGHTERS was born when the program ended in 1962. For more than 37 years, the theatre flourished under the leadership and artistic vision of Audrey Herman. Ms. Herman's program of presenting a new professionally produced show every month allowed for a wide variety of productions and many opportunities for directors, designers and actors to experience SPOTLIGHTERS' intimate setting. Following Audrey's death in 1999, the theatre began its transition into a Maryland Public Charity, a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Several alumni of SPOTLIGHTERS have gone on to receive Tony, Emmy, Obie, and Academy Award nominations. Today, SPOTLIGHTERS Theatre’s dedicated staff, performers and volunteers continue Audrey's vision of providing quality theatre and opportunities for new artists, directors, designers and actors to refine their skills on a professional stage.

Event sponsored by Respira Medical/Rick & Maria Martinez.

FIRE FESTIVAL IS THIS SATURDAY @ BALTIMORE CLAYWORKS

AUTUMN BLAZE FIRE FESTIVAL!

WHEN: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18, 6-9 PM
WHERE:
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS:
Click here to purchase tickets: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members, $25 at the Door

*Ticket for admission includes one drink and one food ticket, additional food and drink sold separately. Children are welcome, however this event is geared towards adults.

Join us for an event featuring a BEER GARDEN adjacent to our wood kiln, FIRE DANCERS, the CLAY OLYMPICS, LIVE MUSIC, a RAKU FIRING demo, CUP-A-THON, great FOOD and MORE!

We have two bands performing during the festival! Mountain Peaks, duo Phil Davis and Ryan Murray are known locally for their outstanding covers of classic American music and Hop't is a four-piece blues and rock band that will definitely get your feet in dance mode!

Proceeds from this event will ensure the continuation of the incredible artistic and educational programs housed both at our Mt. Washington campus and in locations around Baltimore City through our Community Arts program.  

 

If you haven't used Uber, a ride-sharing service, before - new customers can download the app and enter in promo code: CLAYWORKS. You will receive $20 off of your first ride when you use them to come to the Fire Festival!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY!

If you'd like to help out for a few hours, please let us know! In exchange for lending us a hand, you'll receive food and drink coupons to enjoy after your shift.   Please contact emily.sollenberger@baltimoreclayworks.org if interested in helping on Saturday.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

15TH GREAT HALLOWEEN LANTERN PARADE & FESTIVAL

15th Great Halloween Lantern Parade & Festival

KALEIDOSCOPE

WHEN: SATURDAY OCTOBER 25; 3:30 PM Festival, 7 PM Parade*(Rain date Sun, Oct 26)
WHERE:
Patterson Park at Eastern & Linwood Aves., Baltimore MD
ADMISSION: Free

Produced by Creative Alliance and Friends of Patterson Park in partnership with Baltimore City Dept of Recreation & Parks and The Gathering

Presenting Sponsor: OneMain Financial

Festival at Pulaski Monument: Lantern workshops, hayrides, crafts vendors, pumpkin patch, glow-in-the dark Chalk o’ Lantern, The Gathering food trucks, beer, hot chocolate, cider, bands, & more!

The most brilliantly hued, massively glowing, and thunderously musical Halloween Parade in our storied history! The Great Halloween Lantern Parade brings back the BEST for this dynamic celebration—KALEIDOSCOPE! Our new lantern designs are more richly colored then ever. The Parade is musically vibrant with Baltimore’s most beloved marching band the Westsiders, a 30-piece all-woman Brazilian and Caribbean samba-reggae drum band Batalá, the Manly Deeds, Bateria Terra María, and 901 Arts Band. Over two dozen artists will parade with 15 newly commissioned monumental lanterns from stunning ornate Mexican piñata lanterns, an enormous snail by Access Art, Stiltwalkers, Venezuelan-inspired three-headed Januses, to enormous Kaleidoscope Kids puppets! And, of course, they all march with thousands of our neighbors who have created their own lanterns, many of them made in FREE public workshops.

The Parade has a new, dramatic route that starts at the Boat Lake and heads east to rise super-high on the east side annex of the Park, and back west into Pulaski Monument. A specially commissioned animated video by Joseph Faura and Carrie Rennolds with live music by Batalá closes out the Parade. Creative Alliance hosts the Glow Ball after party with an adult costume contest!

The day starts with the BEST family Halloween Festival featuring the adorable and hilarious SECDC Kids Costume Contest, lantern making, hayrides, Chalk O’ Lantern drawing, Halloween storytelling, face painting, costume making, and much more! Beloved hipster Dixieland swing ensemble Sac Au Lait offers fun dance tunes and songs from New Orleans and Louis Armstrong. The Gathering brings twenty food trucks and the Beer Garden is open!

“This parade is such a special event, because it brings the Baltimore community together through the celebration of art,” said Janet Smith, Creative Alliance board member and Chief Administrative Officer at OneMain Financial. “We’re excited to be supporting the event this year, and we hope families will join us for a full day of festivities.”

EVERYONE is welcome to dress in costume, bring a lantern, and march in the Parade.

*PARADE DAY SCHEDULE

3:30 PM | Festival with The Manly Deeds    
4 PM | Kids Costume Contest
5:15 PM | Sac Au Lait performs
6:30 PM | Parade Line-up at NEW location by Boat Lake
7 PM | Parade Start
8:15 PM | NEW Grand Finale Video in Pulaski Monument

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

On Wednesday, October 15, the new Centre Street Performance Studio at 5 East Centre Street will open with a Jazz Combo Night, the first in a series of four. The Hook Trio, directed by Gary Thomas (pictured), and the Jazz Repertory Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform. The Hook Trio is comprised of Nathan Hook, saxophone; Alex Fournier, bass; and Byung Kang, drums. Sterlin Brown, Jarrett Gilgore, saxophones; Eric Engler, trumpet; Nicholas Saia, guitar; Christopher Frick, piano; Alex Fournier, Samuel Worthington, bass; and Gabriel Patkaitis, Jonah Scott, drums, make up the Jazz Repertory Ensemble. Tickets for the performance at 7:30 PM are $5. For tickets, please call the Peabody Box Office at 410-234-4800.


EVENTS THIS WEEK

Wednesday, October 15, 4:00 PM 

The fall Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium continues with a talk by Inna Naroditskaya of Northwestern University, "Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades: Gambling on Recognition." The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building). 


FREE RECITALS

Thursday Noon

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall will be presented by the Strings Department. Jeongmin Lee, violin, and Michael Sheppard, piano, will perform Ernest Chausson's Poème, Op. 25; Dae Sul Peter Kwon, viola, and Hui-Chuan Chen, piano, will perform the first movement from William Walton's Viola Concerto; and Andrew Kwon, violin, and Melody Quah, piano, will perform the first movement from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Violin concerto in D major, Op. 35.

Conservatory student recitals

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


UPCOMING EVENTS 

Tuesday, October 21, at 2:00 pm
"What's Next for Classical Music?" Symposium


Friday, October 24, at 7:30 PM
Peabody Opera Workshop
 

Saturday, October 25, at 8:00 PM
Peabody Symphony Orchestra



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UMBC PRESENTS “LIVEWIRE 5: GLOBAL” @ NEW PERFORMING ARTS & HUMANITIES BUILDING

The Deparment of Music @ UMBC presents
LIVEWIRE 5: GLOBAL

WHERE: new Performing Arts & Humanities Building

Celebrating 80th birthday of Vinko Globokar
celebrated composer/performer/improviser/ composer-in-residence

Events include:

The Ruckus Ensemble
WHEN: Thurs., Oct. 16,  8:00 PM
 
UMBC’s resident music ensemble

Patrick Crossland, Trombone
WHEN: Fri., Oct. 17, 8:00 PM

Chamber concert
featuring music by Globokar, Hasanova, Lester, Redman, Rubin, & Tabor
WHEN: Sat., Oct. 18, 1 PM

Ensemble Laboratorium
(young virtuosos from 5 continents)
WHEN: Sat., Oct. 18, 8:00 PM

Other presentations include international scholars’ presentations, Umbilicus Percussion Ensemble, UMBC Student Composers Concert and the Young Composers Readings (students ages 8-14)

Click here for directions to the Concert Hall
Parking free for all evening and Saturday events - across from building in Lot 8

Friday, October 10, 2014

AN INVITATION FROM THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

3 Strategies for Surprise

WHEN:  On View Oct 11 - Nov 29; Exhibition Opening: Saturday, October 11, 6 – 8 PM
WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Join us for the opening of 3 Strategies of Surprise, featuring locally-based artists Lyle Kissack, Gerald Ross, and Renee van der Stelt. The work of these three artists spans a wide spectrum of contemporary art practice, yet each favors a process and an outcome that in many ways relies on an element of “surprise.” More Info

 This is a FREE event. Drinks and light fare provided.


Workshop: Drawing with Rene van der Stelt
FREE 3 Stand-Alone Sessions
Each session 7-9 PM

  • Session 1: THU OCT 23
    Draw the Page / Draw the Floor
  • Session 2: THU NOV 6
    Re-Framing Drawing
  • Session 3: THU NOV 20
    Verb & Sound Drawings

SAT NOV 22 | 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Final performance of all workshops
More Info


Artist Talk 

SAT NOV 15 | 5 PM

FREE!

Hear Lyle Kissack, Gerald Ross, and Renee van der Stelt discuss their work and the collaboration behind this exhibition

 

 

 


Stay tuned for details about a drawing workshop with Lyle Kissack. Details to follow.