Friday, May 29, 2015


Babe Ruth Birthplace and
Sports Legends Museum
216 Emory St.
Baltimore, MD 21230


Did Doubleday really invent baseball?

What did uniforms feel like while Babe Ruth was still in school? Why was baseball so popular in the Civil War?


Find out with four programs free with Sports Legends Museum Admission. Presented by Richard D'Ambrisi (left)

  •  Saturday, May 30 @ 1:00 PM - Baseball in the 19th Century
  • Sunday, June 14 @ 11:00 AM - Baseball in the American Civil War
  • Sunday, August 2 @ 11:00 AM - Baseball in the 19th Century

    Sunday August 23 (Time TBD) - The 19th Century Post Season

    ADMISSION: All Programs are Free with the Price of Admission to the Sports Legends Museum, 301 W Camden St, Baltimore, MD 21201

    Babe Ruth Birthplace Museum & Sports Legends Museum

    The Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation is an independent, 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to perpetuating Maryland's storied sports heritage.



By Noel Coward
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

Filled with the sparkling wit and undeniable charm of Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit is a clever comedy gem from well beyond the grave! As inspiration for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the wonderfully eccentric medium Madame Arcati to perform a séance in his house. When things go terribly awry, Charles suddenly finds himself caught in an improbable love triangle between his naive living wife and his decidedly "spirited" former wife.

WHEN: May 27 - June 28
WHERE: Everyman Theatre, 315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore
here to buy tickets.

"We're having a blast!" Vincent Lancisi recently told The Baltimore Sun's Tim Smith during a final dress rehearsal of Blithe Spirit. In today's paper, he writes about the "lovable" Blithe Spirit that opens tonight. More >

Beyond the Crystal Ball
Cross over with us as we explore all things ghostly—on stage and off! This panel, Beyond the Crystal Ball, inspired by Blithe Spirit, will include a gifted clairvoyant, a local ghost hunter and a literary expert who will prompt us to examine why we, and the writers who tell our favorite stories, are so fascinated by spiritualism and the after-life. Hosted by radio personality Marc Steiner.

Thursday, May 28, 2015


Goo On My Shoe cover art.72dpi


TICKETS: $6 in advance. $8 at the door (cash only)
INFORMATION: Visit the FNDTN Gallery & Liveroom website
HERE or call 301.803.0770.

Here Comes Trouble4 photo credit Amy Chmara Paperbird Photography.Led by a husband-and-wife duo of conservatory-trained musicians (who also happen to be lawyers), Here Comes Trouble's songs are an eclectic mix of pop, jazz, and hip hop, sprinkled with traces of rockabilly, samba and punk. Influences include artists from many genres, including Medeski Martin & Wood, Jimi Hendrix, Shel Silverstein and practically anything from the 1980s.

Here Comes Trouble takes kids and their grownups on musical adventures through bogs filled with procrastinating alligators, dessertless dinners, and soap-free bubble baths. At the June 6 Kensington show, kids will stomp and chomp along to "Alligator," move their feet to get themselves unstuck from the sidewalk on "Goo On My Shoe," and put the pedal to the metal for "Little Red Car." Following a quick survey of favorite dessert items, there'll be a rousing sing-along on the chorus of "I Want Dessert!" and a bark-along during "Don't Eat The Mailman, Doggie." SPOILER ALERT: The band plans to break out the old bubble machine for "Bubbles In My Bath."

Singer/songwriter Kelly Donohue and drummer Jon Babu met in 1991, while both were enrolled in joint degree programs at Tufts University and New England Conservatory, where, as Jazz Performance majors, they worked and studied with such jazz greats as Ran Blake, Dominique Eade, and Bob Moses. After college, Kelly focused on songwriting, arranging and performing with her vocal quartet Onomatopoeia, while Jon performed and recorded with dozens of bands, toured Germany with a jazz trio, and made NYC headlines with the hip hop group Red Time. Fast forward to law school for both Kelly and Jon, marriage, children and very successful legal careers in the DC metro region.

Here Comes Trouble began in 2010, at a time when Kelly and Jon had come to the somewhat startling realization that their kids knew nothing of their parents' musical backgrounds. On a personal level, forming Here Comes Trouble was about Kelly and Jon rediscovering their passion for music and wanting to show their kids the importance of never giving up on a dream. Assembling a group of musician friends to round out the band, and basing their shows on Kelly's original kids' songs, Here Comes Trouble was soon off and running.

Here Comes Trouble continues to find a welcome spot on the regional music scene with performances at local venues such as Port Discovery in Baltimore and festivals like Rockville Hometown Holidays and Frederick's Summerfest. Songs from Goo On My Shoe are already receiving radio airplay, two songs made the International Songwriting Competition semi-finals this year, and one song took third place at this year's Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest.

Goo On My Shoe will be available online at, and iTunes, and at all Here Comes Trouble shows.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


spotlight theater logo.

SEASON 54!  A season of Divas, Powerful Women, Genius Artists, Rednecks and Zombies!

WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore

clip_image002A SENSATION NOVEL
Book:  W.S. Gilbert
Music:  Michael Nash, T German Reed
direction:  Michael Blum
musical direction: Erica Rome & Michael Blum

W. S. Gilbert, long before he worked with Arthur Sullivan, was Victorian England's leading dramatist. In this hilarious topsy-turvy send-up of Victorian "Sensation Novels" (a genre still with us today as Romance Fiction), Gilbert gives us 5 "stock characters" who refuse to conform to society's expectations or the novel's author's plans for them—they turn the story upside down, break all the conventions of the stage, and indulge in some VERY modern activities. This musical play, with a new score by British composer Michael Nash that incorporates some of the original (mostly lost) music, is both outrageous, touching and funny—a window into an 1871 that was FAR from stodgy and predictable!

WHEN:  Sept 11, 12, 13; 17, 18, 19, 20; 25, 26, 26; Oct 3, 2, 4. Ten Spot Thursday: Sept 17,  8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: Sept 27,  immediately following the performance

clip_image004ZOMBIE PROM
Music:  Dana P. Rowe
Book & Lyrics:  John Dempsey
direction: Kristen Cooley
musical direction: Michael W. Tan

This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

WHEN: : Oct 16, 17, 19;  22, 23, 24, 25; 30, 31, Nov 1;  6, 7, 8. Ten Spot Thursday: Oct 22,  8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: Nov 1,  immediately following the performance

clip_image006A TUNA CHRISTMAS
Book:  Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, & Ed Howard
Direction: Fuzz Roark

It's Christmas in Tuna, TX, the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn display contest and the mischevious pranks of the Christmas Phantom. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.  All the while Aunt Pearl's chickens are terrorized by an evil Blue Jay.  And we all wonder, will Beula's husband ever come home?

WHEN: Nov 20, 21, 22;  27, 28, 29;  Dec 4, 5, 6;  10, 11, 12, 13; Dec 18, 19, 20. Ten Spot Thursday: Dec 10, - 8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: Dec 6,  immediately following the performance

Book:  Ron Hutchinson
Direction: Michael Zemarel

1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. In this  peek into the back room of the Golden Age of Hollywood,  Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz.  Locked in a room for five days, these three race against the clock to produce one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

WHEN: Jan 8, 9, 10; 14, 15, 16, 17; 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, 31; Ten Spot Thursday: Jan 14, 2016 - 8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: Jan 24, 2016 immediately following the performance

Book: Del Shores
Direction: Fuzz Roark

Follow the journey of four gay boys in the Dallas Baptist Church. Storyteller Mark Lee Fuller tries to create a world of love and acceptance in the church and clubs of Dallas, Texas, while desperately trying to find a place to put his own pain and rage. The world Mark creates also includes two older barflies, Peanut and Odette, whose banter takes the audience from hysterical laughter to tragedy and tears. With a theme of religion clashing with sexuality, Sissies strives to find  balance and acceptance in the world of religion.

Winner:  GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding LA Theater Production, Los Angeles Critics Awards, Ovation Awards, Backstage West Garland Awards and Robby Awards. 

WHEN: Feb 12, 13, 14; 18, 19, 20, 21; 26, 27, 28; Mar 4, 5, 6. Ten Spot Thursday:  Feb 18,  8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: Feb 28,  immediately following the performance

clip_image012LADY DAY
at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Book:   Lanie Robertson
direction: Tom Flatt & David Gregory
Featuring Anya Randall Nebel. 

The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia—Emerson’s Bar & Grill.  The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.   

“The richest jazz singing in town just now is at [this] subtle absorbing dramatic performance” 

.... Evokes all the sordidness of a woman entirely shaped by suffering

.... By the end ... one is filled with an unexpected joy!


WHEN: Mar 18, 19, 20; 24, 25, 26, 27; 31, Apr 1, 2, 3. Ten Spot Thursday: Mar 24, 8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: Mar 27,  immediately following the performance

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Direction: Fuzz Roark
musical direction: Michael Tan

Evita tells Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story. Eva used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world--while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic.

WHEN: Apr 15, 16, 17;  21, 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, Apr 1; 6, 7, 8: 13, 14, 15. Ten Spot Thursday: Apr 21,  8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast:  May 1,  immediately following the performance


Book:   Christopher Hampton
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos
Direction:  Erin Riley

A tale of seduction among the rich and powerful, who play with lives like pawns on a chess board. This is a classic drama for exploring decadent sexuality, morals and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results.

Noting is too cruel, as these rivals use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games—and destroying lives.

WHEN: May 27, 28, 29; June 2, 3, 4, 5; 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19. Ten Spot Thursday: June 2,  8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: June 12,  immediately following the performance

clip_image018TICK, TICK, BOOM!
Book, Music & Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
Direction: Jillian Bauersfeld
Musical direction: Michael W. Tan

An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical. 

Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and TONY Award-winning composer of Rent , is the story of a composer and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band,

Tick, Tick...Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster!

WHEN: June 8, 9, 10; 14, 15, 16, 17; 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, 31. Ten Spot Thursday:  July 14,  8:00 PM; Talk Back With Director & Cast: July 24,  immediately following the performance


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WHEN: Saturday, May 30 
2010 Clipper Park Rd., Suite 119, Baltimore

Join us at our final mini-workshop before our Summer glassblowing break. Have a blast in the studio making colorful, swirled paperweights... perfect for Father's Day gifts! You'll experience the art of forming solid molten glass into objects of art. Must register online to attend.

Click here for event registration & times


Running on Kid Power!

This is a season of plays that has kids, dogs, bears and other lovable creatures taking charge of their own adventures, sorting out their own problems and deciding their own destinies! Subscriptions for Pumpkin Theatre's 48th Season go on sale this Monday, May 11. See details about subscriptions and tickets below the production schedule.

Go, Dog. Go!
Adapted by Allison Gregory & Steven Dietz
Adapted from the book by P.D. Eastman
Music composed by Michael Koerner
"Do You Like My Hat?" lyrics by Michael Koerner
Produced by arrangement with Plays for Young Audiences

WHEN: October 17, 18, 24 & 25

This classic children's book comes to life on stage! Watch this group of highly motivated dogs as they drive their cars to various locations in their pursuit of work and play! They snorkle. They howl at the moon. They ride a ferris wheel. They sing and dance and climb trees! This rollicking free-for-all of a musical is sure to entertain kids of all ages.

Rainbow Crow
By Derek Cooper (Pumpkin Company Member!)

WHEN: November 28, 29, December 5 & 6

Adapted from a Lenape Native American legend, this musical tells the story of a traveling troupe of songbirds who arrive to entertain a colorful, animal community. Though their lead singer, Rainbow Crow, is passionate about her talents, the other animals become distracted by the world's first appearance of snow. It's all fun and games until the snow begins to engulf everything! Follow Rainbow Crow on her journey to meet a powerful and quirky spirit known as the Creative Thinker and discover a solution to save her friends.

3rd Annual Kids for Kids Production

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall & George Keating
Music and Lyrics by Tom Yohe, George Newall, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry & Lynn Ahrens
Produced through special arrangement with Music Theatre International

WHEN: January 30, 31, February 6 & 7, 2016

Pumpkin's Kids for Kids slot is the only production each year where children perform for our mainstage audiences! Based on the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr follows a young school teacher who is nervous about his first day of teaching. As he tries to relax, watching TV,   characters representing different facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music.

Winnie the Pooh

From the stories of A.A. Milne
Dramatized by Le Chanché Du Rand
Music by Allan J. Friedman
Lyrics by A.A. Milne & Kristen Sergel - Additional Lyrics by Le Chanché Du Rand
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, IL

WHEN: April 9, 10, 16 & 17

Winnie-the-Pooh, the famous bear of Very Little Brain, is singing happily that "Isn't it funny how a bear likes honey," when the "terrible" trouble begins. Kanga comes to the forest with soap for baths and spoonsful of Strengthening Medicine! Something must be done!

Girl with Diamonds in Her Eyes: A Children's Western With Music
By Jason Tinney
Music and Lyrics by Holly Morse-Ellington & Jason Tinney

WHEN: April 30, May 1, 7 & 8

Caroline "Buttons" McGee has a chip on her shoulder and eyes on a fortune in the silver mines of Nevada. Armed only with a sling shot, she runs away from her orphanage in Baltimore and sets out for the Wild West. Along her journey, Buttons finds an unlikely ally in Tom "Smudge-Nose" Parker, a gruff old prospector and his horse, Sally. Standing in the way of their treasure is Santiago, a rascally coyote who has his own interests in the secrets buried within the mines. Set in the 1870s, Girl With Diamonds In Her Eyes is a heart-warming story filled with humor and music that reminds us that love, friendship, and family are worth more than all the riches in the world.

TICKETS: Our regular subscription prices are as follows:

  • 5 shows for $66
  • 4 shows for $54
  • 3 shows for $42

For more information go to our web site,, or call the box office at 410.902.1814. 

Tickets go on sale Monday May 11th. To purchase go to or call 410.902.1814.


Curated by Sarah McCann

In the Galleries: Sam Wallace, Jubilee Arts Mosaic, Creativity, Craft, Community and Change  

WHEN: Exhibition on view May 16 - July 4, 2015
Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave., Baltimore


What do artists do with broken pieces? Ceramic artists experience breakage every day. Mosaic artists use broken pieces to create. Putting the Pieces Together, curated by Sarah McCann, is an exhibition responding to the question asked of artists of all mediums: How do we put things back together when they break?  Sometimes breakage is purposeful, like cracking an egg for breakfast. Sometimes it is unintentional like breaking someone's heart. Some things were broken through a violent history and after many generations still need to be healed. The cement and grout that is used to adhere broken pieces of tile, mirror and mixed media make beautiful objects that hold meaning not just as a whole, but in each piece used to create the image or sculpture they become. The artists that work in this art form weave together personal stories and larger narratives of the histories that we share. Work in this show will speak of things that are broken and illustrate how we as individuals and a community work to put the pieces back together.    

Artists: Gary Beaumont (IL), Peggy Breidenbach (IN), William Caesar (MD), Youth Dreamers and Danielle Chi (MD), Students from ConneXions Community Leadership Academy and Christine Stiver (MD), Graham Coreil-Allen (MD), Patrick S. Crabb (CA), E. Blaise DePaolo (MD), Oasa DuVerney (NY), Shana R. Goetsch (MD), Mathis (NY), Mia Halton (MD), Cinder Hypki (MD), Jared Jaffe (PA), Sallah Jenkins (MD), Chris Leonard (TX), Herb Massie (MD), Gino Parisi (MD), Tamara Payne (MD), Refugee Youth Project and Clare Shreve (MD), Dominic Terlizzi (MD), Charles Timm-Ballard (WA), Alice M. Yutzy (MD)

Putting the Pieces Together Programmatic Events: Curated by Jennifer Gray, events will include: artist talks, networking sessions, resources for artists, theater performances, a New Public Sites tour and more. Visit for dates and additional information.

Also on view in the Solo Gallery, resident artist SAM WALLACE is presenting an exhibition of traditional Jamaican folk art that employ coil building and soft slab construction.

In the Community Arts Gallery, Community Arts Director and 2014 Mary E. Nyburg Award recipient, LAURA COHEN, presents Creativity, Craft, Community & Change - visual reflections of a cross-country travel residency, in which she investigated and experienced how community arts, clay and other initiatives develop, build and transcend individuals and communities across the United States. Included alongside Cohen's work will be artwork from artists and studios she visited across the United States.

JUBILEE ARTS MOSAIC will be featured in the Project Space. View pieces of the 36 foot mosaic mural that will be installed on the façade of Jubilee Arts later this year. Jubilee Arts is a Clayworks' Clay for All! satellite studio. Lead artist Dominique Hellgeth will present photos of the process that included over 100 artists and volunteers and that created a mosaic celebrating the vibrant history of Pennsylvania Avenue.

Baltimore Clayworks is a not-for-profit ceramic art center located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood in northwest Baltimore. Founded in 1980, Clayworks is housed in two reclaimed and renovated buildings located across the street from one another.  This organization offers classes, artists' spaces, exhibitions, and programs throughout the community.

Gallery hours are 10 AM – 5 PM, Monday through Friday, and 12-5 PM Saturday through Sunday. 

For more information call Baltimore Clayworks at 410-578-1919 or visit our website,


A Classical, Jazz & World Music Concert Venue
409 N Charles Street
Baltimore MD  21201
Buy tickets online at
Or by calling us as (410) 385-2638

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 – 8 PM
"Opus One: Something to Prove"

Zemlinsky, Op. 1 Landliche Tanze

Berg, Op. 1 Sonata
Prokofiev, Op. 1 Sonata
Shostakovich, Op. 1 Three Fantastic Dances
Brahm,s Op. 1 Sonata

Pianist Lura Johnson, a Steinway Artist, is one of the Mid-Atlantic’s most prominent and sought-after ensemble pianists. Hailed as “brilliant” by the Washington Post, Ms. Johnson is celebrated for her passionate and insightful interpretations of the standard repertoire and esteemed by colleagues for her uncommon sensitivity and skill as a collaborative partner. Trained by luminaries Leon Fleisher and Robert McDonald, she is the Principal Pianist of the Delaware Symphony and has performed extensively as the pianist of choice for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra since 2007. She has collaborated extensively in orchestral performances and recordings with Yo Yo Ma, Itzhak Perlman, Midori, Leila Josefowicz, and Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and has performed as soloist with the Baltimore and Delaware Symphonies.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 – 8 PM
Satoko Fujii & KAZE
Satoko Fujii, piano                      

Kappa Maki, trumpet

Christian Bezos, trumpet          
Peter Ménard, drums

    2 internationally-renowned Japanese musicians
+  2 extraordinary French musicians
=  Electrifying New Music for the World

Formed only seven months before their remarkable debut recording Rafale, Kaze brings together trumpeter Kappa Maki and pianist Satoko Fujii, two of Japan’s foremost improviser-composers, with trumpeter Christian Bezos and drummer Peter Ménard from the French improvisers collective, Muzzix. The members of this international quartet share an insatiable appetite for sonic experimentation, boundless energy and enthusiasm, and the disciplined intelligence of accomplished spontaneous composers. Melodic, abstract, mysterious, beautiful, and confrontational, Kaze plays free jazz at its most creative and powerful.

TICKETS: $15 in advance/$18 at door/$10 full-time students with ID

Monday, June 22, 2015 - 7:30 PM

Nathan Hook, saxophone         

Alex Fournier, bass         
Jonathan Baez, percussion 

Nathan is studying under Gary Thomas.
Alex studies in Michael Formanek's studio.
Jonathan is in the studio of Nasar Abadey

Performing in our First Floor Gallery
 ADMISSION: $8/$5 full-time students with ID

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May 2015
25 Peabody Student Jazz Monday Nights
26 Lura Johnson piano recital
27 Satoko Fujii & KAZE
29 Sounds Good Jazz Quartet, featuring Rhonda Robinson
30 Singles & Hits: An Evening of Baseball Songs - Roots Cafe Benefit Concert

June 2015
5 & 6
Gary Bartz Quartet
6 Improvisation Worshop
8 & 22 Peabody Student Jazz Monday Nights
10 Elliott Hughes Big Band Orchestra
13 Walt Weiskopf Quartet
15 Dunbar Alumni Jazz Band
28 Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra presents the music of Miho Hazama

Baltimore’s Best Jazz Venue 2005 – Baltimore Magazine
Baltimore’s Best Jazz Space 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2011 – Baltimore City Paper

Park at the Franklin Street Garage (at the corner of Charles & Franklin Streets) for just $3 on evenings and weekends. You must pick up a voucher at An die Musik in order to receive the discounted rate.


Purchase tickets online

Homewood Museum, Johns Hopkins University / 410.516.5589 /


For more information, visit

Friday, May 22, 2015


Marley is now open at Center Stage and critics are loving this “full scale hit musical” (BroadwayWorld) that City Paper calls “deeply absorbing.

See more glowing reviews:

  • Utterly enjoyable... Dynamic and deeply felt.” –DC Metro Theater Arts
  • “Jamming with righteous rhythms, spiritual power, and a potent message about love, justice, and revolution.”DC Theatre Scene
  • "A thrilling theatrical experience... Truly spectacular. " –MD Theatre Guide

And come early for a completely immersive experience!

Our lobby has been transformed into the Jamaica's Trenchtown. You can visit a circa-1970s Jamaican record store where you can pick up Marley memorabilia, listen to the sounds of a Jamaican DJ, and take a dance lesson from an ensemble member. Our inner lobby pivots to the political setting—posters from the rival People’s National Party and the Jamaican Labor Party illustrate the very real conflict Bob Marley faced.

Plus, on Friday and Saturday nights, the music doesn’t stop when the show is over! Stick around to hear the DJ performing in the lobby one hour post-show. Drinks and merchandise will also be available.


Dance seats are now on sale!

Love the music of Bob Marley? Want to be able to jam during the show? We have you covered.

For just $25, you can now purchase Dance Seats in the mezzanine and feel free to dance along to the music (with members of the cast joining in!).
These seats are not for the faint of heart! These backless, un-cushioned benches include two rows of four seats on either end of the Mezzanine.

LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Click here to learn more.




Monday, May 11, 2015



Hometown Holidays Kids' Stage
WHEN:  May 23 - 5:00 PM
Rockville Town Square, Rockville, MD

Album Release Party!
WHEN: June 6 - 4:30 PM
FNDTN Gallery & Liveroom, 3762A Howard Ave., Kensington, MD 20895

Summerfest Family Theatre Series
July 9 - 3:00 PM
Baker Park, Frederick, MD

Here Comes Trouble's website HERE.
Here Comes Trouble on Facebook. 

Led by a husband-and-wife team of conservatory-trained jazz musicians who lead double lives as successful lawyers, the beloved DC-area band Here Comes Trouble is thrilled to announce the June 9 national release of their debut kids'/family album, Goo On My Shoe, an eclectic collection of songs that celebrate the goofy and sweet things that are likely to pop up in everyone's life.

Singer/songwriter Kelly Donohue, drummer Jon Babu, and their Here Comes Trouble bandmates are dedicated to preserving one of Kelly's central songwriting messages:  never pass up a chance to embrace your inner silliness, whatever the occasion. Here Comes Trouble takes kids on musical adventures through bogs filled with procrastinating alligators, dessertless dinners, and soap-free bubble baths, with songs that are a delightfully mixed bag of pop, jazz, and hip hop, sprinkled with traces of rockabilly, samba and punk.  Influences include artists from many genres, including Medeski Martin & Wood, Jimi Hendrix, Shel Silverstein, and practically anything from the 1980s.

Says Kelly Donohue, "Goo On My Shoe holds a special place in my heart because it has given me an opportunity to be a strong role model for girls, showing them it's okay to be yourself without worrying about fitting into a predictable pattern.  I want girls to know they can be strong, smart, unique, loud, and funny.  I can write a mean legal brief, but I'm also not afraid to snort when I laugh!"

Kelly Donohue and Jon Babu met in 1991, while both were enrolled in joint degree programs at Tufts University and New England Conservatory, where, as Jazz Performance majors, they worked and studied with such jazz greats as Ran Blake, Dominique Eade, and Bob Moses.  After college, Kelly focused on songwriting, arranging, and performing with her vocal quartet Onomatopoeia, while Jon performed and recorded with dozens of bands, toured Germany with a jazz trio, and made NYC headlines with the hip hop group Red Time.  Fast forward to law school for both Kelly and Jon, marriage, children, and very successful legal careers in the DC metro region.
Here Comes Trouble began in 2010, at a time when Kelly and Jon had come to the startling realization that their kids knew nothing of their parents' musical backgrounds. 

n a personal level, forming Here Comes Trouble was about Kelly and Jon rediscovering their passion for music and wanting to show their kids the importance of never giving up on a dream.  Soon after assembling a group of musician friends to round out the band, Here Comes Trouble was off and running.

Here Comes Trouble continues to find a welcome spot on the regional music scene, with performances at such local venues as Baltimore's Port Discovery and festivals like Rockville Hometown Holidays and Frederick's Summerfest.  Songs from Goo On My Shoe are already receiving radio airplay, two songs made the 2015 International Songwriting Competition semi-finals, and one song took third place at this year's Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest.

Kelly Donohue and Jon Babu set the bar high at their day jobs, as well.  Kelly was recently made partner at the nationally acclaimed Washington, DC law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, where she practices media and trademark law, and Jon is a highly rated tax attorney at an accounting firm in Bethesda, MD.  They feel fortunate to have found employers who embrace their dual-track "Hannah Montana" lifestyles.

Sunday, May 10, 2015




WHEN: Saturday, May 16th, 8 PM
Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $15-18
FREE beer and wine with valid ID
FREE parking is available in the parking lot adjacent to our building and on 26th Street

We're taking inspiration from everyone's favorite drinking game (with a twist) and creating an evening of completely original entertainment, and the best part is:
you help us create it.

It'll start with a writing exercise. We'll ask you to write a story about something you've done that you're almost certain others haven't done. We'll take a couple of those stories and create brief performances based on them while you enjoy some drinks and games.
Want to see your story on stage at SCT? Join us!

Call us at (443) 844-9253 or email us at
And you can always visit us at!
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Friday, May 8, 2015


Don't forget, enrollment for the Summer High School Conservatory goes up in less than 2 weeks!



WHEN: Saturday, May 16, at 5:00 PM
WHERE: Mulitz-Guldelsky Theatre Lab, Olney Theatre Center, Olney MD

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Arthur Miller, widely considered one of this country’s greatest and most influential playwrights. Associate Artistic Director Jason King Jones, Michael Bloom, director of The Price, and George Washington Univerisity English professor Dr. Robert Comb discuss Miller’s career and influence on American drama, including conversation about his seminal works Death of a Salesman, The Crucible, View from the Bridge, and All My Sons.

ADMISSION: This Event is FREE for Olney Theatre Center Members. Tickets are $10 for Non-Members.

Click here or call the Box Office at 301.924.3400 to reserve your seats.




This will be a season like no other.

25 years. Everyman has truly come of age. We started as a young, storefront theatre without a home. Today, we have a Resident Company of some of the finest actors in the region and a beautiful new facility in the heart of the Bromo Arts and Entertainment District.

For our 25th anniversary, we have pulled out all the stops. We will laugh together, cry together and marvel at how our Resident Company will transform before our very eyes through 6 beloved, award-winning stories—with a centerpiece so epic in scale, it can only be called: The Great American Rep.

We want you beside us as we celebrate this milestone with our biggest season yet. Join us. Subscribe today.


Death of Salesman
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi
April 6 – June 12, 2016

"Superb! An icon of the American theatre." –The Boston Globe
Winner of the Tony Away and Pulitzer Prize, Arthur Miller's profound and powerful tragedy of an American dreamer is a dramatic masterpiece. Willy Loman is the ultimate everyman. His life of hard work has not translated into the wealth and respect he dreamt of. As retirement draws near, his eldest son refuses to follow the path Willy has planned for him. As buried secrets from the past come to light, Willy's pursuit of the Aemrican dream begins to fade. Since it was first performed in 1949, Death of a Salesman has been recognized as a milestone of American theatre and continues to strike a chord with audiences around the world.

A Streetcar Named Desire
By Tennessee Williams
Directed by Derek Goldman
April 6 – June 12, 2016

"Tennessee Williams' most celebrated work." –New York Times
One of the most remarkable plays of our time, Tennessee William's Pulitzer Prize-winning southern drama comes to life on Everyman's stage. Blanche DuBois, a faded and delicate Southern Belle, has mysteriously arrived on the doorstep of her younger sister, Stella, and her husband, the sexy yet brutish Stanley Kowalski. Blanche makes herself at home in the couple's small apartment. However, Blanche's web of lies to cover her past soon begins to crumble. Her downward spiral brings her face to face with Stanley, leading to a final plea of passion and desperation that changes them both forever. 68 years after it was written, A Streetcar Named Desire is as spellbinding as ever.

An Inspector Calls
By J.B. Priestley
September 9 – October 11, 2015

"The theatrical equivalent of a page turner." –Daily Mail
The ultimate detective story, this gripping psychological thriller is the perfect cross between the worlds of Downton Abbey and Sherlock Holmes. The respectable Birling family are at home hosting a dinner party in honor of their daughter's recent engagement. An unforeseen knock at the door brings a sudden stop to the celebration. Enter Inspector Goole, who brings word of the death of a young woman. The questioning of each family member begins, dark secrets are uncovered and slowly the mystery surrounding the untimely death unravels. Filled with twists, turns and gasps An Inspector Calls will leave you guessing until the very last moment!

August Wilson's Fences
Directed by Walter Dallas
October 21 – November 22, 2015

"Universal enough to touch a chord in every human heart." –New York Times
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, two-time Tony Away winner, and one of the most groundbreaking plays of the 20th century, Fences is a classic story of father and sons, dreams and disappointments, and challenging the realities of the American Dream. Troy Maxson, "one of the great characters in American drama" (New York Post), is a garbage collector and onetime home run kind of the Negro baseball league. Shut out of the big leagues, Troy turned away from a world of unfulfilled dreams and denied opportunities. Now in the changing cultural landscape of the late 1950s, his youngest son, Cory, has become an emerging football star and sees the world through very different eyes. Troy to come to terms with his past or risk tearing his family apart at the seams.

Outside Mullingar
By John Patrick Shanley
Directed by Donald Hicken
December 9, 2015 – January 10, 2016
Baltimore/DC Premiere!

“John Patrick Shanley's finest work since 'Doubt'." –New York Times
From the Pulitzer, Oscar and Tony Award winning of author of Doubt and Moonstruck comes a charming romantic comedy perfect for the holiday season. Set against the rolling hills of Ireland, Outside Mullingar is the unlikely love story of Anthony and Rosemary – two introverted 40-something neighbors, whose families are in a bitter land dispute. Full of laughs and tenderhearted moments, John Patrick Shanley's poetic Irish fable reminds us all that it's never too late to take a chance on love.

Under the Skin
By Michael Hollinger
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi
January 20 – February 21, 2016
Baltimore/DC Premiere!

“A story that hits home to just about every living, breathing human on earth.” —Philadelphia Weekly

Hot off a sold-out run at the Arden Theatre in Philadelphia, Michael Hollinger's (Opus, Red Herring) funny and moving new play explore the curious nature of family dynamics and the true meaning of giving a part of yourself away. Lou has a strained relationship with his daughter Raina. But when he needs a kidney transplant in order to survive, Raina must decide if she can come to terms with her anger and resentment long enough to save her father's life. As Raina struggles with her decision, she meets another potential donor candidate, Jarrell, and her immediate connection with him send sparks flying. Surprising revelations from the past are made, as Raina wrestles with just how much of herself she is willing to give up.

New! Everyman Salon Series: "Women's Voices in Current & Future American Classics"
The women of Everyman's Resident Company are delighted to curate and direct a series of readings, celebrating current and future American classics written by women. To complement the Great American Rep, this series will feature some of the greatest plays of the 20th century, with a strong focus on the visceral human experience that marks the work of the Everyman company. The readings will be more interactive in nature, with an imaginative salon setting in our building on West Fayette. Tickets will go on sale this summer and are not a part of the subscription series.


Maryland Film Festival
WHEN: May 6th-10th
Mount Vernon, Station North and Charles Village

The annual Maryland Film Festival takes place May 6th-10th. Screening over 150 films—narrative, documentary, animation, experimental, and hybrid. In addition to emerging contemporary films, signature film programs include: Opening Night Shorts & Party—a program of five short films with the filmmakers present; a classic 3-D film; a vintage silent film with live musical accompaniment by The Alloy Orchestra; and the always-popular, John Waters Picks, a film selected and hosted by director John Waters.

Concurrent to the festival is the Filmmakers’ Tent Village which invites the public to engage in discussion panels, master classes, workshops, outdoor screenings and Q&As with the filmmakers and other film industry insiders—all for free.

For a schedule, click here.

TODAY IS FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL FRIDAY (May 8th)! This is the special day during our festival where we show our love for our members by inviting them to see UNLIMITED FREE MOVIES before 6pm! 

Sign up for a Friends of the Festival membership at any level and you will have access to Friends of the Festival Friday! Join during the festival and you will also receive a free coffee mug and coupon for a free cup of Thread coffee at Red Emma's!


Come to the Friends of the Festival table, located in the Tent Village Box Office tent (in the East MICA lot on 131 W. North Avenue) after 9am and simply check in with your name to pick up your red Friends of the Festival Friday card. Then show this card at the theater when you arrive to gain free entry to any film you'd like to check out before 6pm - no tickets needed!


Hold on to your FOF Friday Card and save 10% at Turps (1317 N. Charles Street) and XS Cafe (1307 N. Charles Street) during the Festival!

The following films will be screening during Friends of the Festival Friday (
click here for the complete descriptions):

The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution - 11am, MICA Gateway
Master documentarian Stanley Nelson has demonstrated an unparalleled ability to bring history to life with films such as Freedom Summer; The Murder of Emmett Till; and Jonestown: The Life and Death of Peoples Temple.  Here he turns his lens on the revolutionary Black Panther Party and the various cultural forces that worked to support or destroy the group, creating an essential portrait of a singular radical moment in the American experience.

Best of Enemies - 11 am, MICA Brown Center
In 1968, a ratings-starved ABC coordinated a series of debates between conservative journalist William F. Buckley, Jr. and liberal novelist and thinker Gore Vidal. The network garnered huge audiences-and perhaps a bit more than they bargained for, as high-level political discourse collided with name-calling and meltdowns. This Sundance-premiered documentary comes courtesy of Twenty Feet From Stardom director Morgan Neville, and author/filmmaker Robert Gordon (of MFF 2012's Very Extremely Dangerous).

Two Shots Fired - 11 am, Walters Art Museum
Veteran Argentine filmmaker Martín Rejtman brings his unique deadpan sensibility to the story of a sixteen-year-old who finds a gun in his house. He shoots himself out of boredom-but, after a near-miss with death, finds that the major change in his life is an annoying whistle in his chest, sabotaging the music he makes with an amateur recorder quartet. A disloyal dog, a strange vacation, and a bizarre cast of characters add up to a quietly anarchic comedy that channels Aki Kaurismäki and Roy Andersson's A Swedish Love Story as it refuses to play by conventional narrative rules.

Western - 11 am, Single Carrot Theatre
In the neighboring towns of Eagle Pass, Texas and Piedras Negras, Mexico, a rugged cattleman and a populist mayor navigate changing times as the specters of cartel violence and xenophobia threaten harmonious cultural and economic exchanges between the U.S. and Mexico. Marked by muggy days and thunderous nights, this evocative and immersive documentary from the directors of 45365 and Tchoupitoulas delivers a thrilling mix of fascinating characters, riveting narrative, and extraordinary sensory detail.

People, Places, Things - 11 am, MICA Lazarus Studio Center
In this thoughtful and hilarious rom-com, Jemaine Clement of Flight of the Conchords and What We Do in the Shadows stars as a graphic novelist whose comfortable life is shaken after walking in on his wife with another man. Downgraded to a tiny apartment and weekend status with his twin daughters, a bright spot appears when a student in a college art course he teaches challenges him to be more social and adventurous.

Narrative Shorts - 11:30 am, Windup Space

  • PEARS - 17 minutes - Director: Karen Sztajnberg
  • Q.U.E.E.N. - 17 minutes - Director: Brittany Fennell
  • SARA & DENNIS - 12 minutes - Director: Shahin Izadi
  • SUPERIOR -16 minutes - Director: Erin Vassilopoulos
  • TUMBLE DRY LOW - 7 minutes - Director: Jefferson Stein
  • WE'LL FIND SOMETHING - 13 minutes - Director: Casey Gooden

A Gay Girl in Damascus: The Amina Profile - 1:30 pm, Single Carrot Theatre
Two women, Sandra in Montreal and Amina in Syria, meet online, and begin a flirtatious relationship that quickly turns serious. When Amina begins to blog as "A Gay Girl in Damascus," she garners international attention as an outspoken representative of a marginalized community. Then Sandra hears that Amina has been kidnapped-and, in this fascinating documentary fueled by mystery, politics, and sexuality, she must examine how much about Amina she truly knows.

International Shorts - 1:30 pm, MICA Lazarus Studio Center

  • THE BABY - 16 minutes - Director: Ali Asgari – Iran
  • CARNE SECA - 12 minutes - Director: Jazmin Diaz – Mexico
  • GREENLAND - 17 minutes - Director: Oren Gerner – Israel
  • JE NE SUIS PAS UN GRAND ACTEUR - 20 minutes - Director: Jean-Guillaume Bastien – Canada
  • STILL LEBEN/ STILL LIFE - 14 minutes - Director: Kai Sitter – Germany

Unexpected - 1:45 pm, MICA Brown Center
High-school science teacher Samantha (Cobie Smulders), already dealing with stress and uncertainty as her low-income school prepares to close, finds out she's pregnant. When she discovers her favorite student Jasmine (Gail Bean) is also with child, the two form a tight and unconventional bond. From Kris Swanberg (whose earlier features Empire Builder and It was great, but I was ready to come home. both screened within MFF) comes this refreshing character study that mines honest emotions and the quiet battlefields of love and friendship for real beauty and insight.

Prophet's Prey - 1:45 pm, Walters Art Museum
The director of Deliver Us From Evil and West of Memphis takes us deep into another explosive story, that of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Exploring allegations of sexual abuse, family expulsions, forced marriages, and other horrors, this Sundance-premiered documentary paints an unforgettable portrait of conformity, fear, and oppression.

Crocodile Gennadiy - 1:45 pm, MICA Gateway
This intense, visually stunning, and morally complex documentary uses a remarkable central character as a window into change and tumult in contemporary Ukraine. Pastor Gennadiy Mokhnenko wages a one-man war against drug abuse and serves as a tough-love father figure to homeless and at-risk youth, squaring off with dealers and intervening in the lives of addicts. But is vigilante action the answer to these problems? Executive produced by Terrence Malick.

Character Study Shorts - 2 pm, Windup Space

  • ACTRESSES -12 minutes - Director: Jeremy Hersh
  • ARAVAN - 6 minutes - Director: Keiran Watson-Bonnice – Australia
  • DIAMOND DAY - 7 minutes - Director: Sofia Banzhaf – Canada
  • I REMEMBER NOTHING - 18 minutes - Director: Zia Anger
  • MONA - 17 minutes - Director: Jocelyn Jacobs
  • ZARI - 20 minutes - Director: Courtney Marsh

Jauja - 4 pm, Single Carrot Theatre
Viggo Mortensen stars as a Danish engineer who's travelled to Patagonia with his teenage daughter to work for the Argentine army. When she disappears, he ventures out in pursuit, embarking on a journey full of crises physical, emotional, and existential. Lisandro Alonso (MFF 2010's Liverpool) works here not only with one of contemporary cinema's greatest performers, but also a bold new visual approach.

Beats of the Antonov - 4 pm, MICA Lazarus Studio Center
War reporter and documentary filmmaker Hajooj Kuka takes viewers into the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions of South Sudan, where we meet displaced South Sudanese who live under the constant threat of bombardment from the Sudanese military via Antonov cargo planes. But defying familiar victim narratives, Kuka's camera finds resilient people that summon strength and positivity from music, laughter, and a determination to maintain their culture against any odds.

Tab Hunter Confidential - 4:15 pm, MICA Brown Center
Top-notch documentary biographer Jeffrey Schwarz has captivated MFF audiences with definitive looks at iconic personalities William Castle, Vito Russo, and Divine. Now he delivers the warm and intimate story of 1950s Hollywood heartthrob Tab Hunter, who simultaneously balanced a stratospheric career on the silver screen with a secret life as a gay man. From his rise to stardom to his reinvention as a cult-film star with John Waters-and a number of fascinating surprises-it's all here.

Funny Bunny - 4:15 pm, Walters Art Museum
The writer/director of The Dish & the Spoon returns with this offbeat, infectious mix of comedy and drama. Kentucker Audley stars as an obesity-awareness canvasser who strikes up a friendship with a wealthy, emancipated 19-year-old named Titty (Olly Alexander) and the animal-rights-activist object of Titty's desire, Ginger (Joslyn Jensen). Co-starring Josephine Decker, Louis Cancelmi, and Anna Margaret Hollyman.
Sailing a Sinking Sea - 4:30 pm, MICA Gateway

This experimental documentary, which premiered at SXSW, looks at the traditional lifestyle of the Moken people, a seafaring community of Burma and Thailand. Olivia Wyatt's gorgeous and immersive film transports viewers deep into the turquoise sea and onto thirteen different islands, giving us intimate access to a culture where shamans, mermaids, and sea gods collide with present-day practices. Executive-produced by Will Oldham.

Drama Shorts - 4:30 pm, Windup Space

  • EVERYTHING ALL AT ONCE - 15 minutes - Director: Eleanor Wilson
  • FULL-WINDSOR - 6 minutes - Director: Faraday Okoro
  • HAZE - 12 minutes - Director: Chloe Domont
  • KNIGHTSVILLE - 13 minutes - Director: Aly Migliori
  • LEAVES ON TREES - 17 minutes - Director: Nathan Duncan
  • LITTLE BLOCK OF CEMENT WITH DISHEVELED HAIR CONTAINING THE SEA - 16 minutes - Director: Jorge Lopez Navarrete – Spain
  • TZNIUT - 11 minutes - Director: David Formentin