Thursday, June 18, 2015

SINGLE CARROT’S SPRING PARTY SAYS GOODBY TO SEASON 8

WHEN: June 28, 5 PM to 9 PM
(FOLLOWING THE FINAL PERFORMANCE OF BLIND FROM HERE)
WHERE: Single Carrot Theatre, 2600 N. Howard Street, Baltimoe
TICKETS: $30; free for members
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Thursday, June 11, 2015

STUDIO ARTIST BIENNIAL EXHIBITION & MORE @ SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER THIS SUMMER



WHERE: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore
For more information, visit
school33.org

THE REVIEWS ARE IN: “BLITHE SPIRIT” IS A HIT @ EVERYMAN THEATRE

BLITHE SPIRIT
By Noel Coward
Directed by Vincent M. Lancisi

WHEN: May 27 - June 28
WHERE: Everyman Theatre,|  315 West Fayette Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: $52 – $60
PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

Filled with the sparkling wit and the undeniable charm of Noel 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 seance 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. 

A balm for Baltimore’s Soul. Sign of a good time had by all? Patrons in the parking garage elevator making plans to return for another performance… anyone who admires wit and style will bask in the Prosecco-light, bubbly glow of this production!”—DC Theatre Scene

“Blithe Spirit is a refreshing and lighthearted send-off to another great year of theater at the Everyman.”—MD Theatre Guide

"[Nancy Robinette is] a genuine scene-stealer as Madame Arcati, and that's where Everyman is especially fortunate. I didn't expect to encounter a second notable portrayal of the role so soon after savoring the one by brilliant, ageless Angela Lansbury, whose adorable Madame Arcati lit up Washington's National Theatre in March. Robinette tackles the assignment with a subtle, winning charm."—The Baltimore Sun

CELEBRATE FATHER’S DAY @ THE EUBIE BLAKE CULTURAL CENTER

WHERE: Eubie Blake Cultural Center, 847 N. Howard St., Baltimore
TICKETS:  $40 (father & daughter); additional daughter $15
For more information:
info@womenschallenge.net or www.thewomenschallengeinc.ticketleap.com/daddyandmetea2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

PRIDE OF BALTIMORE TO RENDEZVOUS WITH THE HERMIONE IN 3-DAY CELEBRATION

Pride of Baltimore II, America’s Star-Spangled Ambassador (above), will host an event of international proportions as Pride makes rendezvous with the French-built Hermione, a replica of the Marquis de Lafayette’s 18th century ship. Captains of both vessels will meet near the Key Bridge as Pride escorts the Hermione to the Inner Harbor.

WHEN: Friday, June 19, through Sunday, June 21, 2015
WHERE:  Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Constellation Pier 1

“Lafayette’s incredible story underlies the strong bond the United States has with France,” said Rick Scott, Executive Director, Pride of Baltimore, Inc. Lafayette was just 19 years old when he volunteered to fight for the American Revolution. It was because of him that the King of France sent 5,000 soldiers and six ships to aid in the battle, and, eventually, help defeat the British. Scott adds, “We are proud to partake in the Hermione’s historic voyage and to welcome her with open arms to Baltimore, a city itself that is deeply rooted in American history.”

On April 18, 2015, Hermione (above) departed from France on a two-month Re-Living History sail to commemorate the voyage that brought a young Marquis de Lafayette to aid General George Washington. The Hermione is sailing 3,819 miles across the Atlantic and will make landfall in Yorktown, Virginia, on June 5th. She will then sail up the coast for two months of commemorative events at 11 additional iconic ports, including Alexandria/Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Greenport, Newport and Boston.

Capstone moments of Hermione’s June 19th arrival in Baltimore include a cannon salute from Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine upon arrival and a Welcome Ceremony, which will take place at 10 am in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Deck tours of the Hermione and a Photographic Traveling Exhibit commemorating the 17-year reconstruction process will be offered. Pride of Baltimore II will also offer free deck tours. In addition, Pride will offer 2-hour public day sails from 2-4 PM each day and can be chartered for evening sails Friday, Saturday and Sunday. To make reservations or to book a private charter for a group of up to 33 passengers, visit www.pride2.org or call 410.539.1151.

The complete Schedule of Events is as follows:

Friday, June 19, 2015
  • 10 AM - 12 PM Welcome Ceremony with French and American officials
  • 12 PM - 4 PM: Public Tours of the Hermione
  • 12 PM - 1 PM: Public Tours of Pride
  • 2 PM – 4 PM: Pride Public Sail
  • 12 PM - 4 PM: Traveling Exhibit and Community Events on the Pier
    • Traveling Exhibit: A photographic panel display of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.
    • Community Heritage events: Historic shipbuilding and colonial crafts demonstrations. Maryland regiments and fife and drum corps. Lafayette reenactments. 3 afternoon interlude concerts by Rochefort's Les Vents Marines: French and American seafaring songs from the American Revolution to today with public sing-a-longs.
 
Saturday, June 20, 2015
  • 9 AM - 4 PM: Public Tours of the Hermione
  •  9 AM - 1  PM: Public Tours of Pride
  • 2 PM - 4 PM: Pride Public Sail
  • 9 AM - 7 PM: Traveling Exhibit and Community Events on the Pier
    • Traveling Exhibit: A photographic panel display of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.
    • Community Heritage events:Historic shipbuilding and colonial crafts demonstrations. Maryland regiments and fife and drum corps. Lafayette reenactments. 3 afternoon interlude concerts by Rochefort's Les Vents Marines: French and American seafaring songs from the American Revolution to today with public sing-a-longs.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
  • 9 AM - 4 PM: Public Tours of the Hermione
  • 9 AM – 1 PM: Public Tours of Pride
  • 2 PM – 4 PM: Pride Public Sail
  • 9 AM - 7 PM: Traveling Exhibit and Community Events on the Pier
    • Traveling Exhibit: A photographic panel display of Lafayette’s role in the American Revolution and the Hermione’s reconstruction.
    • Community Heritage events: Historic shipbuilding and colonial crafts demonstrations. Maryland regiments and fife and drum corps. Lafayette reenactments. 3 afternoon interlude concerts by Rochefort's Les Vents Marines: French and American seafaring songs from the American Revolution to today with public sing-a-longs.
 
About Pride of Baltimore
For nearly four decades, Pride of Baltimore and Pride of Baltimore II have represented the people of Baltimore in ports throughout the world, spreading a positive message of Baltimore and extending the hand of friendship globally. Since her commissioning in 1988, Pride II has traveled more than 250,000 nautical miles and visited 40 countries in 200 ports. Pride II has become one of the most well-known U.S. sailing vessels in the world, capturing the imagination of millions of people.

About the Friends of Hermione-Lafayette in America, Inc.
In 2015, a handcrafted replica of the Hermione, the 18th century frigate that brought the young Marquis de Lafayette with French troops back to General Washington, a historic voyage that changed the course in our quest for independence—will return to America. The Hermione’s itinerary reaffirms the historic relationship between the United States and France. The Friends of Lafayette-Hermione in America, Inc., a non-profit group, supports this exciting adventure—partnering alongside local heritage and nautical groups, students and teachers K-through-12, and many cultural organizations, museums and universities – with a full program of exciting educational, musical, culinary and special events scheduled at each port during 2015.

For More information, contact Deborah Berger at Deborah@purepr.biz or call 646.391.0352.

Monday, June 1, 2015

"GREEN" VOCAL CHAMBER MUSIC EXPLORES OUR NATURAL WORLD

 

The Bridge Ensemble
Gilbert Spencer, Artistic Director
presents

Green
rain | wind | earth | humanity | conflict


WHEN: Thursday, June 4, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Brown Memorial Presbyterian Church , 1316 Park Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217

WHEN: Friday, June 5, 7:30 PM
WHERE: Epiphany Episcopal Church , 2216 Pot Spring Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093

ADMISSION: $15/general, $5/Seniors + Students (with valid ID)
To purchase tickets: www.bridgeensemble.org

The Bridge Ensemble's second concert of its inaugural season, Green features vocal chamber music with texts about rain, wind, and the living earth. Green is an exploration of how the natural world informs our daily existence and the power of our living surroundings, including those threatened in our immediate home of Baltimore.

Program:
Cristóbal de Morales: Vidi Aquam (mid 16th c)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: Green (2011)
Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgreen: 6 Enkle Danske Sänge (2002)
Eriks Esenvalds: Stars (2011)
Tomás Luis de Victoria: Vidi Aquam (late 16th c)
Ted Hearne: Privilege (2009)
Antoine Brumel: Earthquake Mass for 12 voices (1570)
Toivo Tulev: Summer Rain (2006)
Gabriel Jackson: I am the Voice of the Wind (2011)
 
About The Bridge Ensemble:
The Bridge Ensemble is a Baltimore-based professional chamber choir dedicated to exploring the links, both textual and musical, between pre-17th century choral music and new music of the late 20th and 21st centuries. The ensemble is 16 voices "bridging" this gap of several centuries, and aims to create innovative and engaging programs that will push the boundaries of what a performance can be in the 21st century. The group works to meld sound and spirit into one singular voice, speaking with us all, closely, rather than at us from a distance.

Beyond this, the ensemble is full of love for its native city of Baltimore with its wholly unique people and culture, and hopes to mirror the creative spirit embodied by so many facets of its surroundings. The ensemble engages closely with emerging and local composers, performs in both traditional and new spaces, and strives to present the world's oldest musical traditions in innovative ways that resonate with its local conscience.


1940s SCREWBALL COMEDY IS FINAL PRODUCTION OF VAGABOND PLAYERS' 99TH SEASON


BORN YESTERDAY
the 1940’s screwball comedy
by George Kanin
directed by Steve Goldklang

WHEN: June 5 through June 28; Friday and Saturday at 8:00 PM; Sunday at 2:00 PM
WHERE: Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore
TICKETS: $10-$20; Friday night performances feature special pricing of $10 for students and $15 for everyone else.
Plus, new this year, there is a $10 Thursday on Broadway! Performance on June 25.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door; special rates for groups available on line.


A seemingly “dumb” chorus girl sets her “junk king” boyfriend and the Washington establishment on notice in this deliciously witty production.

The talented cast includes Anne Shoemaker, Steven Shriner, Torberg M. Tonnessen, Mark Scharf, Bill Bossemeyer, Carol Conley Evans, Bruce Levy and Mark Wible.

(Left: Torberg M. Tonnessen and Anne Shoemaker. Photography by Tom Lauer)

DRAMA ABOUT TEENAGE ANGST, PROBLEMS OPENS @ SPOTLIGHTERS THEATRE



DOG SEES GOD
Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Bert V. Royal
director: Fuzz Roark

WHEN: June 5 - June 28, Fri & Sat - 8 PM / Sun - 2 PM
WHERE: Spotlighters Theatre, 817 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore
TICKETS: Adults - $20; Seniors (60+) - $18; Students & Military - $16
Ten Spot Thursday—ALL TICKETS JUST $10: Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 8 PM (no other discounts apply)
Special Discount to local GSA (Gay-Straight Alliances), GLSEN & PFLAG chapters that are interested in bringing a group to a performance.
Contact the theatre (410-752-1225 or Tickets@spotlighters.org) for more information.

CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group's bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.

Drug use, suicide, eating disorders, teen violence, rebellion and sexual identity collide and careen toward an ending that's both haunting and hopeful.

Discussions will follow each performance addressing the issues and questions raised each evening!

Local support agencies for LGBT youth, and other teen issues are encouraged to contact the theatre to participate in post-show discussions.

SPECIAL EVENT: ONE NIGHT WITH WELDON @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER





ONE NIGHT WITH WELDON
WHEN: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 8:00 PM
WHERE: Historic Stage, Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney, MD
TICKETS: $25 for Olney Theatre Center Members; $35 for non-Members
To purchase tickets, click here or call the Box Office at 301.924.3400
or just call Weldon (301.924.4485 ext. 121).

You know him as the man who helps you with ticket exchanges... He’s the guy that can get you great seats... And for one night only he plays and sings for you. Why one night only? Two would be too much for you!

Along with special guest performers, spend an evening hearing songs and stories from a Weldon perspective.

All proceeds from this production go to Olney Theatre Center’s educational initiatives.

CELEBRATE FATHER'S DAY @ EUBIE LIVE!



To purchase tickets, CLICK HERE