Monday, November 30, 2015

THIS WEEK @ THE PEABODY INSTITUTE

On Wednesday, December 2, the Guitar Ensemble, directed by Paul Bollenback (pictured), will perform in the Peabody Jazz Combo Series at 7:30 pm. The group includes Mario Alas and Nick Saia, guitars; Alex Fournier, bass; and Kayin Scanterbury and Gabe Petkaitis, drums. At 8:30 pm, the Hook Ensemble, directed by Gary Thomas, with faculty artist Paul Bollenback, guitar; Nathan Hook, tenor saxophone; Jon Guo, bass; and Jon Baez (BM '15, Jazz Percussion), drums, will perform.

This series of small ensemble jazz, directed by Gary Thomas, takes place in the new Centre Street Performance Studio at 5 East Centre Street. This unique and intimate venue offers two ways to enjoy the music: the live experience inside the studio, or via HiFi audio/video feed over coffee and light refreshments in the adjacent café. All tickets are $5. For tickets, please call the Peabody Box office at 410-234-4800.

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EVENTS THIS WEEK

Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 pm; Wednesday, December 2, 3:00 pm

Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present two master classes this week in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The events are free and open to the public.


Tuesday, December 1, 5:00 pm

Andrea Bohlman of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill speaks on "How Does a Boycott Sound?" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and is followed by a light reception.


Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 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 414.


Thursday, December 3, 12:00 pm

This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Voice Department. Ya Yu Lee, soprano, and Ching Huei Li, piano, will perform Steven Rainbolt's Nähe des Geliebten and Charles Gounod's Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle from Faust. Zoe Band, mezzo-soprano, and Aaron Thacker, piano, will perform Erik Satie's La statue de bronze, Marc Blitzstein's Stay in My Arms, and Alma Mahler's Die stille Stadt. Molly Park, soprano, and Ju Young Lee, piano, will perform Samuel Barber's Rain Has Fallen, Sleep Now, and I Hear an Army. Tirzah Hawley, soprano, and Dou Yuezhi, piano, will perform William Grant Still's Songs of Separation. Robin McGinness, baritone, and Aaron Thacker, piano, will perform Charles Ives' General William Booth Enters Into Heaven.


Thursday, December 3, 7:30 pm

The Composition Department will present a recital of original works by Peabody students Sean Calhoun, Jun An Chew, Elliott Grabill, Benjamin Learish, Ben Kapilow, and Jason Mulligan in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The recital is free and open to the public.


Thursday, December 3, 8:00 pm

Following the annual lighting of the monument in Mount Vernon Square, the Peabody Brass Ensembles will present a free Holiday Brass concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Directed by James Olin, several ensembles - Fourtissimo Trombone Quartet, Aeris Brass Quintet, Trombody Peabones, and Peabody Brass Ensemble - will perform works by Gabriel Fauré, Rosephanye Powell, Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Samuel E. Goldfarb, Leroy Anderson, Walter E. Rollins, Michael Praetorius, Pablo Casals, and Henry Purcell.

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Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm

Harpists Melody Swen and Olivia Kim will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Lehmann, Jean Cras, Jan Ladislav Dussek, and Carlos Salzedo in the Peabody on the Court Music Series at the Walters Art Museum. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, this event is free and open to the public.


Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm

Clint White, president and co-creative director at WiT Media, will present a case study about marketing the Arvo Part Project at Carnegie Hall in the Career and Creativity Seminars series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).


Friday, December 4, 2:00-6:00 pm; Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Thousands of scores, books, and recordings will be available for sale at low prices-most items from 10 cents to 10 dollars - in the Friedheim Music Library's annual book sale.


Friday, December 4, 3:30 pm

The Junior Bach program, directed by Judah Adashi, pairs composition majors from the Peabody Conservatory with students at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women for weekly composition lessons, culminating each semester in a concert of the students' original music. Premieres by Damoni Adams, Anthony Alark, Dashawn Gardner, Daniya Green, Candre Henry, Cameron Ragin and Dionna Richardson will be performed by Peabody Conservatory musicians. The concert, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.

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Friday, December 4, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform works by Neal Kirkwood, Jim McNeely, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Ben Monder, and Jimmy Van Heusen. Tickets for the performance, in Joe Byrd Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.

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Saturday, December 5, 1:00 pm; Sunday, December 6, 3:00 pm

The Peabody Children's Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby with Bradley Permenter as associate director/accompanist, will perform a program titled "How Can I Keep From Singing?," which includes works by Randall Thompson, Peter Warlock, Gabriel Fauré, Henry Purcell, and Claude Debussy. Saturday's performance will take place at the Church of the Redeemer; 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, and Sunday's will be in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Advance tickets are required and all tickets are $5. Call 410-234-4800 for tickets.

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Saturday, December 5, 12:15pm

Conservatory faculty artist Alexander Shtarkman, piano, will present a master class in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall and will work with a select group of piano students from the Preparatory's Piano Academy. The event is free and open to the public.


Saturday, December 5, 2:00 pm

Bmore Seoul to Soul 3, a collaborative, multi-disciplinary art project, will feature performances by Peabody students, artwork by MICA students, and Korean traditional dance. The event, at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Falvey Hall: Brown Center, is free and open to the public.


Saturday, December 5, 7:30 pm

The Peabody Percussion Group, directed by Robert van Sice, will perform. Tickets for the performance, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.

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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, December 8, 8:00 pm

Peabody Concert Orchestra, Peabody Singers, Peabody-Hopkins Chorus

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Friday, December 11, 4:00 pm

SYC Ensemble Singers

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Friday, December 11, 7:30 pm

Peabody Wind Ensemble

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Saturday, December 12, 3:30 pm; Sunday, December 13, 3:30 pm

Peabody Children's Chorus

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Saturday, December 12, 3:30 pm

Preparatory Young Artists Orchestra, Preparatory String Ensemble

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Saturday, December 12, 7:30 pm SOLD OUT; Sunday, December 13, 3:00 pm

Peabody Renaissance Ensemble, Baltimore Baroque Band

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Sunday, December 13, 4:00 pm

Peabody Youth Orchestra

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Monday, December 14, 2:30 pm

Conservatory Chamber Music Recitals

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Saturday, December 19, 7:30 pm

Preparatory Wind Orchestra & Wind Band

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For other events featuring Peabody performers, please visit our Peabody Institute Concerts Facebook page. The full calendar of events at Peabody can be found at peabody.jhu.edu/events.


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ICONIC MUSICAL COMEDY NOW ONSTAGE @ OLNEY THEATRE CENTER

CLICK HERE TO BUY TICKETS (link on graphic will not work)

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WHEN: Now through December 27
WHERE:
Olney Theatre Center, 2001 Olney-Sandy Spring Road, Olney MD
BOX OFFICE: 301.924.3400

Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, and featuring great musical theatre classics like “Luck Be A Lady,” “A Bushel and a Peck,” and “Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat,” Guys and Dolls weaves a tale of old-time gangsters, hot-box girls, and gambling. Join Nathan, Adelaide, Sky, and Sarah in one of America’s best-loved musicals. (Recommended for ages 7 and up)

PERFORMANCE LENGTH
First Act: 75 minutes, Second Act: 60 minutes including a 15-minute intermission.

YOU’RE INVITED TO EVERYMAN THEATRE’S 2016 GALA & AFTERPARTY

25 years has led to the party you won't want to miss

WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016; 6 PM – midnight; afterparty begins 9:30 PM
WHERE:
The Lord Baltimore Hotel

Honoring PR guru and longtime supporter Edie Brown

Join us for a festive evening of dinner, dancing and celebration. Chef Frank Ziegler of The French Kitchen will dazzle with a 4-star dinner menu. This year's Gala will celebrate Everyman's 25 years of professional theatre in Baltimore and honor the remarkable career of Baltimore's public relations maven and longtime Everyman supporter, Edie Brown.

TICKETS:: $325; Individual sponsorships starting at $750; Afterparty only tickets: Early bird price of $55/person until December 15
CLICK HERE BUY TICKETS
All proceeds benefit Everyman Theatre's productions and education programs

TIME CHANGE FOR BRIDGE ENSEMBLE’S DEC. 5 CONCERT

WHEN: UPDATED TIME - 7:30PM Dec. 5th, 2015 
WHERE: Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 707 Park Ave., Baltimore

Due to unforseen circumstances, The Bridge Ensemble's December 5th Performance at Grace and St. Peter's Episcopal Church has been moved from 8PM to 7:30PM. We hope that you will be able to join us!

The church is located in the historic Mount Vernon neighborhood, just a block from the Peabody Conservatory, at 707 Park Ave.

If you are unable to attend on Saturday the 5th, we do hope you will be able to attend an identical performance on December 4th at 8PM at St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, in the beautiful Ten Hills Neighborhood, just over the city line from Catonsville. 

Click here to listen to The Bridge Ensemble perform the East Coast premiere of David Shapiro's "When I Have Seen" from our most recent performance in October.

 

PLAN YOUR HOLIDAY TRADITION @ CORRADETTI GLASS STUDIO

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Our favorite season is here!
Experience the excitement of blowing your own holiday ornaments out of molten glass with our instructors. Mini-workshops are only held on the dates listed below. Reserve your spaces online w/friends & family, we're filling up quick!

Visit our gallery for locally made Corradetti Glass gifts. Choose from hundreds of fabulous & functional glass items for home or office, all made on site with love. 

WHEN: Weekends - Dec. 5, 12 & 20: Blow your own glass ornaments; Thurs eve - Dec. 3: Wine & cheese evening w/blown glass ornaments
WHERE: Corradetti Glassblowing Studio | 2010 Clipper Park Rd. | Suite 119 | Baltimore


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MASTODON BONES ON DISPLAY IN MOUNT VERNON

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A Mastodon in Mount Vernon
Original Bones On Display Along With Charles Willson Peale's Seminal Painting

WHEN: on view indefinitely
WHERE:
Maryland Historical Society (201 W. Monument Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

A new installation at the Maryland Historical Society illustrates Maryland's instrumental role in the natural sciences. Standing 10 feet tall by 18 feet long, a replica American mastodon (Mammut americanum) fills one section of the museum's Four Centuries of Maryland History gallery.

Beside the mastodon are cases displaying bones from the original animal that painter Charles Willson Peale unearthed in 1801, along with his seminal painting, "Exhumation of the Mastodon."

"Seeing the reassembled mastodon skeleton, a casting from an original, paired with the original bones and Peale's remarkable painting has been an installation we have hoped to accomplish for many years and it is thrilling to see this in our galleries," says Alexandra Deutsch, Chief Curator. Peale's mastodon was the first prehistoric animal skeleton ever assembled and exhibited in a public museum, beginning a tradition that has thrilled children and adults ever since. (Above: MdHS Installation, digital photograph by James Singewald, 2015)

Charles Willson Peale and His Discovery

"Exhumation of the Mastodon," Charles Willson Peale, 1806-1808, MdHS, MA5911

Charles Willson Peale was born on Kent Island, Maryland, in 1741. Peale was Maryland's preeminent "renaissance man" known best for his portrait paintings of significant Americans. But he was also a revolutionary soldier, a naturalist, a museum founder, and father to seventeen children - many of whom furthered his scientific and artistic legacy.

In 1801, with a loan from the American Philosophical Society and equipped by the Army and Navy, Peale led a mission to scientifically excavate and reconstruct two mastodon skeletons found in the Hudson River Valley of New York. "Peale was the first person to orchestrate this sort of scientific expedition," Paul Rubenson says. "When you think dinosaur bones in museums, that was his idea." (Although the mastodon was actually a mammal.)

Peale captured the undertaking in his expressive and complex painting, Exhumation of the Mastodon, which shows the project's natural challenges and Peale's scientific leadership. "You see the adverse conditions Peale and his team were up against," Rubenson continues, "There is a thunderstorm in the background. People are up to their waist in water. Peale himself designed the water wheel behind them, which was meant to keep the ground dry. It's a huge story."

Peale completed the painting five years later. The Washington Post has called the painting 'a classic American mix of art, public relations, self-promotion and pure intellectual exuberance.' Doreen Bolger, formerly Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art called the painting her 'favorite work of Baltimore Art.'

The American Mastodon
The American Mastodon was a prehistoric member of the elephant family. It existed alongside Native Americans and roamed the continent in herds until about 10,000 years ago, when it became extinct.

Peale's first mastodon went to his museum in Philadelphia and now resides in Darmstadt, Germany; the second came to his son Rembrandt Peale's museum here in Baltimore. The Baltimore skeleton was eventually dipersed and passed through many hands. In 1954, the Smithsonian Institution returned the remaining bones to Baltimore's Peale Museum, which are currently on display.

Baltimore's Peale Museum built the replica skeleton for its groundbreaking 1992 exhibit Mermaids, Mummies, and Mastodons: the Emergence of the American Museum, which recreated Peale's original museum installation. Russell Graham of the Illinois State Museum cast the fiberglass bones from mid-western mastodon examples in that museum's collection. The mastodon group came into the collections of the Maryland Historical Society when it merged with the Baltimore City Life Museums in 1997.

Reconstructing the Mastodon
The mastodon skeleton is surprisingly lightweight; weighing up to 1,000 pounds, it is comprised of hundreds of bones joined together in 10 composite sections. "Putting it up was a challenge," Rubenson says, as its platform height was too tall to fit into the exhibition space. Rubenson and a team of craftsmen assembled the mastodon by hand. They needed to re-engineer the entire base of the animal to make it shorter, while remaining stable. "The cosmetic platform had to be taken apart, board by board." He estimates the entire project took six weeks to complete.

About The Maryland Historical Society
Founded in 1844, The Maryland Historical Society Museum and Library occupies an entire city block in the Mount Vernon district of Baltimore. The society's mission is to "collect, preserve, and interpret the objects and materials that reflect Maryland's diverse cultural heritage." The Society is home to the original manuscript of the Star-Spangled Banner and publishes a quarterly titled "Maryland Historical Magazine." Visit
www.mdhs.org.

LOTS TO DO THIS WEEK @ CREATIVE ALLIANCE

Polka Christmas Party with the Alex Meixner Band 

WHEN: THU DEC 3 | 7:30pm 
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Back by popular polka demand, the world’s greatest polka three-piece returns to B’more to celebrate the season in their own accordion-driven style. Tickets & Info

 

Ama Chandra: I Lived, Dammit!

WHEN: FRI DEC 4 | 8pm 

A night of performance dedicated to the audacious human spirit. Baltimore’s own Ama Chandra in her first solo show since being the victim of an assault during a home invasion which left her in the hospital for many weeks. Tickets & Info

WHERE: Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

Exhibition Opening: Tom Scott

WHEN: On View: DEC 4-12; Reception: FRI DEC 4 | 6-8pm 

This year, Sandra Abbott's UMBC Museum Practice class features paintings from the career of the late Tom Scott, who worked almost exclusively with the grid at the turn of the millennium using spray paint as his medium. Info

Kwanzaa Family Day: UMOJA!

WHEN: SAT DEC 5 | Noon-3pm | Free!

Honor African-American and Pan-African heritage in this family festival featuring storytelling, drumming, dance, kids’ art activities, and a libation ceremony for all ages. Info

Merry Mart Holiday Craft Market

WHEN: SUN DEC 6 | 11am-6pm | Free!

Merry Mart is an annual juried holiday craft market that showcases high-quality handmade arts and crafts from indie crafters. Bring your kids to our FREE drop-in arts workshop from Noon - 5pm! Info

HOLIDAY HOURS: Creative Alliance is closed Thursday, December 26th & Friday, December the 27th during the day. We will reopen at 5pm on Friday, December 27th.

ANNA DEAVERE SMITH TO APPEAR @ CENTERSTAGE

WHEN: Saturday, December 5: 7 pm; Sunday, December 6: 3 pm
WHERE: Center Stage, 700 N. Calvert St., Baltimore MD, 21202

Center Stage is hosting Anna Deavere Smith’s presentation of her new work of documentary theater, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, The Baltimore Chapter. The readings will be followed by facilitated small-group discussions of how to be part of the effort to change the school-to-prison pipeline.

The Anna Deavere Smith Pipeline Project
Anna Deavere Smith will be presenting new material, hot off the press, at Center Stage, to explore the “school to prison pipeline.” Along with a reading of this fresh material, much of which centers on Baltimore, she seeks to include you in the event, with an innovative approach to the traditional audience talk back.

The Pipeline Project delves into the cycle of suspension from school and incarceration prevalent among low-income minority youth. Poverty, violence, trauma, and school discipline policies send vulnerable children into the pipeline, disrupting their development and producing a destructive cycle that truncates futures. The Pipeline Project’s goals are to change how these children are viewed, to catalyze advocacy, convene civic stakeholders, foster transformative dialogue, and document the issues through research, performance, and media.

About Anna Deavere Smith
Playwright, actor, and educator Anna Deavere Smith highlights issues of community, character, and diversity in America, crafting one-woman, multi-character plays about social issues. She goes into communities affected by a serious issue, identifying organizations and individuals who can speak best to the issue at hand. Smith transforms their stories into scripts and herself into an array of characters, while leveraging the stage’s ability to engage audiences around the issue itself.

Examples include: Twilight (1992), addressing the LA riots’ aftermath; and Let Me Down Easy (2008), examining US healthcare. Smith has received numerous awards for her work (Gish Prize, National Humanities Medal, MacArthur Fellowship); appears in television (Nurse Jackie, The West Wing) and films (Philadelphia, The American President); is an author (Letters to a Young Artist). She is a Professor at New York University in the department of Art and Public Policy.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

WORLD PREMIERE, CLASSES & OTHER SHOWS @ PUMPKIN THEATRE

A World Premiere 

The Rainbow Crow

WHEN: 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.

by Derek Cooper
original music by Mandee Ferrier Roberts
directed by Courtney Proctor

To purchase go to www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814

We are so excited to be premiering this fantastic new musical buy one ticket to any of the performances and get another for free!

Use the promotional code raincrow.

We hope to see you there!

To purchase go to www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814


Announcing...

Pumpkin Theatre's 2016 Spring Classes!

Great Gift Idea!

Now through January 1, enroll in any of our spring semester of classes and get 15% off the price of registration.

Theatre Playground 1
Ages 4 to 6
Does your child love stories and playing make-believe? In this class your child will learn a variety of dramatic skills focusing especially on what qualities go into understanding/creating a character (physicality, expression, vocalization, etc.) as well as understanding and building a story. Through a variety of theatre games and exercises the group will write their own play and perform it on the last day of class!

WHEN: Saturdays, March 19 to May 21, (No classes on March 26), 9:30am-10:30am
TUITION
:
$225.00
Enroll Now

Theatre Playground 2
Ages 7 to 9
Pantomime, improvisation, progressive story-telling, articulation, dramatic role play, tableau and audition techniques are added to basic creative drama skills for a fun, explorative semester. Students will work at writing their own play which they will present on the last day of class!

WHEN: Saturdays, March 19 to May 21, (No classes on March 26), 9:30am-10:30am
TUITION:
$225.00
Enroll Now

Creative Play Production
Ages 9-13
Students will study what a play is; what makes a play; identifying the parts of a play; the purpose of characters and dialogue, of setting and costumes. The students will create their own production designs and write their own short play which will be read at the final class by professional actors from Pumpkin Theatre's Company.

WHEN: Saturdays, March 19 to May 21, (No classes on March 26), 10am-11:30am
TUITION:
$315.00
Enroll Now

Scene Study
Ages 10-12
Students will strengthen their acting skills as they work together developing characters and exploring scenes from popular plays. They will also work on monologue techniques which will help to boost confidence and audition skills. The class will culminate in a presentation of scenes and monologues for family and friends.

WHEN: Saturdays, March 19 to May 21, (No classes on March 26), 10am-11:30am
TUITION:
$315.00
Enroll Now

New!

Comedy Playground I & II

Playground I - Ages 9-11
Playground II - Ages 12 to 14
Students will learn the basics of acting for comedy as well as plenty of fun games, jokes, and exercises. Spit takes, prat falls, improvisation and sketch comedy are just the beginning of this class, perfect for your up and coming young comedian. This course will also strengthen your young actor's abilities on stage as well as thinking outside of the box and collaborating with peers. Smiles and laughs are a guarantee.

WHEN: Saturdays, March 19 to May 21, (No classes on March 26), Comedy Class I 10:00am to 11:00am; Comedy Class II 11:30am to 12:30pm
TUITION:
$225.00
Enroll Now

For more information or to enroll please call us at 410.902. 1814 or write us at communicate@pumpkintheatre.org.

WHERE: 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117

All classes are non-refundable.

www.pumpkintheatre.org


Join us for the rest of our exciting 48th season

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 on sale now. See details about subscriptions and tickets below the production schedule.

3rd Annual Kids for Kids Production

Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.

WHEN: January 30, 31, February 6 & 7

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.

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

directed by Erin Confair


Perennial Favorite

Winnie the Pooh

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!

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

directed by James Hunnicutt


World Premiere

Girl with Diamonds in Her Eyes: A Cowgirl Musical!

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.

By Jason Tinney
Music and Lyrics by Holly Morse-Ellington & Jason Tinney
directed by Jeremy Scott Blaustein

WHERE: Pumpkin Theatre  located at 2905 Walnut Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117.
Tickets on sale now!
To purchase go to www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814.
3, 4 & 5 show subscriptions available!


Here We Grow!

From Farm to Table and Everything in between!

Explore and learn about the rich world of agriculture and Maryland's farms at Port Discovery Children's Museum new exhibit, Here We Grow! 

For more information, visit: www.portdiscovery.org


Support Pumpkin Theatre Join the

SUSTAINERS CLUB!

Our Sustainers support Pumpkin every month through gifts that:

  • Maximize the value and impact of donations while minimizing the impact on wallets
  • Ensure that a larger portion of a gift goes directly to programs and productions
  • Save paper, postage, printing, and other administrative costs

As a Sustainer you provide ongoing monthly contributions to Pumpkin Theatre through secure, automatic payments from your credit card until you ask us to stop. You decide the monthly amount ($10 minimum, please) and we do the work.

It is a quick and easy way to donate but provides Pumpkin with the security of much needed revenue throughout the year. And you can stop or change the amount at any time.

Please go to our website www.pumpkintheatre.org or call 410.902.1814 or email communicate@pumpkintheatre.org to learn how you can make a great impact on Pumpkin Theatre and ensure that we continue to educate and entertain young people for years to come!

Thank you so much for supporting Pumpkin Theatre!

Season 48 graphics by David Calkins

TICKETS AVAILABLE FOR “CHRONOSHED” BY THE BALTIMORE ROCK OPERA SOCIETY

CHRONOSHRED: The Adventures of Stardust Lazerdong!

CHRONOSHRED: The Adventures of Stardust Lazerdong is an action-packed sci-fi comedy that feels like watching all of your favorite Saturday morning cartoons – transported 3000 years into the future!

Join Stardust Lazerdong and his band of badass alien bandmates as they transmit their music to billions across the universe on a pirate video signal, creating new fans (and even more enemies) as they time-travel across the galaxy! They'll have to work together to outsmart the evil BiznizCorp, battle T.I.M.E.C.O.P.s, and discover the secret of the Chronoriff to fulfill their destiny and throw the biggest concert of all time.

WHEN: Opening January 15 and running through February 6
WHERE:
1727 N Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21202.

RESERVE YOUR TICKETS NOW

RETROSPECTIVE OF BALTIMORE MURAL PROGRAM @ SCHOOL 33 ART CENTER


School 33 Art Center presents

Beautiful Walls for Baltimore
A retrospective of the Baltimore Mural Program
WHEN: December 4, 2015-January 30, 2016;
Opening Reception: Friday, December 4, 6-9pm
WHERE: School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light St., Baltimore

Friday, November 13, 2015

B.I.G. @ CHARM CITY FRINGE FESTIVAL

A BIG FRINGE WEEKEND!!

Two venues, so many shows

WHEN: Friday, November 13:

  • 6pm at Mercury Theater, 1823 N Charles St: Happy Hour with Plan B and Training for Prom
    Saturday
  • 5:30pm at Mercury Theater, 1823 N Charles St: 2ND SATURDAY FOR FAMILIES FRINGE EDITION
  • 8:30pm at Terrault Contemporary, 1515 Guilford Ave: Really BIG Laughs with Maggy, Minority Re'port and Gus

Please note, you will need a Fringe Button to attend these shows. Fringe Buttons can be purchased at the door.

The Best Medicine is a show about dealing with mental illness.  In all its forms.

Four essayists will take the stage and talk candidly about their experiences – the highs, the lows, the pain, and even the moments when you just have to laugh.  Then Baltimore Improv Group’s talented improvisers, as well as featured guests from New York and DC, will take the stage after each speaker and illuminate ideas from each story with laughter.  Because it is the best medicine, after all.

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 15, 7:30 PM
WHERE:
Mercury Theatre, 1823 N. Charles St., Baltimore
ADMISSION: $5

“X’S AND O’S” PREVIEWS BEGIN TONIGHT @ CENTERSTAGE

Previews begin tonight for X’s and O’s, the exciting new production that explores the highs and lows of America’s passion for football.

Based on real interviews with players, fans, and medical insiders, X’s and O’s celebrates the game while fearlessly tackling what happens when our love for the sport comes head-to-head with football’s more traumatic effects.  

Commissioned by Berkeley Repertory Theatre and Center Stage

WHERE: Centerstage, 700 North Calvert Street, Baltimore, Maryland

BUY NOW Or Call the Box Office at 410.332.0033

Come in purple spirit wear to any Friday performance of X’s and O’s and get a free purple stadium cup (while supplies last).

RELATED EVENTS:

Previews: Nov 13–Nov 19
Audience members get a sneak peek at the final rehearsals of the play for a discounted ticket price from a post-opening night performance.
Night Out LGBTQ Pre-show Reception: Tue, Nov 17
A pre-show reception that welcomes the LGBTQ community to mingle before a Preview performance with complimentary wine and appetizers from Gertrude’s Restaurant.
Opening Night: Fri, Nov 20
Guests and ticket-buyers are invited to special Opening Night activities and an after-party with heavy hors d'oeuvres by sponsor Classic Catering and beer from RavenBeer and Union Brewery.
AfterThoughts Discussions: Sun, Nov 29 (2 pm); Sun, Dec 6 (2 pm); Thu, Dec 10 (7 pm)
These performances include post-show discussions featuring Center Stage dramaturgy and artistic staff, and visiting experts.
Kickin’ It with the ’Rents: Sat, Dec 5 (12:30 pm)*
Center Stage invites Baltimore-area families to join us for M&T Bank presents: Kickin’ It with the ’Rents! Parents and kids share a meal and a discussion with Center Stage actors before the show.
Open Captioning: Sun, Dec 6 (2 pm)*
Our system provides the text of the play on a screen, as well as descriptions of any sound effects, so that people can read along with the action that is happening on stage.
Audio Described: Sun, Dec 6 (2, 7:30 pm)*

Volunteer audio describers provide an objective description of the non-verbal action on stage.

*Click on the last 3 event titles for more information.

Saturday, November 7, 2015

MYSTERY MUSICAL CONTINUES @ VAGABOND PLAYERS

DSC_6466SOMETHING’S AFOOT
book, music and lyrics by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach
directed by Eric J.Potter

WHEN: through November 15; Friday and Saturday at 8:00; Sunday at 2:00 and one Thursday performance at 8:00
WHERE:
Vagabond Theatre, 806 S. Broadway, Baltimore (easily accessible to patrons)
TICKETS: Tickets can be purchased online at
www.vagabondplayers.org or at the door ($16-$24); special rates for groups available on line.  There is a $16 Thursday on Broadway! Performance on November 12th.

DSC_6497The marvelous musical murder mystery, Something's Afoot, at the Vagabond Theatre in Fell's Point  continues through November 15. This production features a dynamite cast of Baltimore's leading musical actors.  The  production is a revival of our 62nd Season (1978) production.

Whodunnit?!?! We're not telling! Amidst thunder, lightening and all sorts of mayhem, the bodies start piling up as fast as the laughter, as a dwindling group of frantic survivors race to uncover a cunning, murderous culprit. The musical has been lauded as "...both a spoof of and tribute to Agatha Christie." 


Top: Tammy Oppel and Gary Dieter; Bottom: Amanda Dickson and Thomas P. Gardner. Photography by Tom Lauer

EXHIBIT BY BALTIMORE ARTIST @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

WHERE: Creative Alliance, Amalie Rothschild Gallery, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore

WHEN: On View: November 6-28, 2015
Reading Event: Wednesday, November 11, 7pm FREE!

The Creative Alliance is proud to present Frame of Mind, a new solo exhibition by Baltimore artist, Minás Konsolas. His new body of work allows viewers to get “lost in the conversation of color, light and shadow” through abstract compositions with strong references to recognizable places.

Special to this exhibition, Konsolas asked six literary friends to write about each painting. “The results added an intriguing layer of perspective and interaction. Will what they see change what you see? Einstein said, ‘Logic takes you from Point A to Point B. Imagination takes you everywhere.’”

Poetic responses to the work will be shared in a free, intimate evening with the artist and invited writers on Wednesday, November 11th at 7pm at the Creative Alliance, followed immediately by a guided viewing of the exhibition with Konsolas in the Amalie Rothschild Gallery.

Minás Konsolas develops his canvases by adding and eliminating multiple layers of paint. He creates his textured images by scraping and smearing. This process allows him to paint and draw at the same time. Konsolas was born in Greece and has lived in Baltimore since 1976, where he graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art. He is the former owner of Minás Gallery, an outlet for poetry, both visual and verbal. The gallery, one of Baltimore's alternative art spaces, was located above his vintage clothing boutique in Hampden. It was a gathering spot for local artists, writers and performers for twenty-two years. He has participated in two public mural projects for Baltimore City—in Greektown and at the Farmers' Market. His work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including Maryland Poetry Review and Passager. His original artwork and reproductions are widely collected, locally, nationally and abroad.

For more information on the artist and examples of Konsolas’ work, please visit: minaskonsolas.com.

For more information about Frame of Mind, please contact Jeremy Stern, Exhibitions and Programs Manager at Jeremy@creativealliance.org, or 410.276.1651 x 216.

“KERRMOOR” CONTINUES @ THE STRAND THEATER COMPANY

The Strand Theater Company and The Interrobang Theatre Company proudly present a world premiere co-production of

Kerrmoor
by Susan McCully
Directed by Eve Muson

WHEN:  Saturday, Nov 7 at 8pm, Thursday, Nov 12 at 8pm, Friday, Nov 13 at 8pm, Saturday, Nov 14 at 3pm, Sunday, Nov 15 at 3pm
WHERE: 
Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located at 811 Cathedral Street Baltimore
TICKETS: $8-20 and are available at
www.interrobangbaltimore.org.

In an isolated Appalachian town, the hard-hewn folk return to their backwoods rituals to ward off threats from an increasingly hostile modern world. Will Lorna convince her mother to make the necessary sacrifice and prevent social and ecological disaster? Will the chilling Rite at Kerrmoor be repeated?

CAST

  • Susan McCully – Agatha
  • Katie Hileman – Lorna
  • Erin Hanratty – Kylie

PRODUCTION TEAM

  • Eve Muson – Director
  • Brady Whealton – Stage Manager
  • Gregg Schraven – Set Designer
  • Adam Mendelson – Lighting Designer
  • Jeff Dorfman – Sound Designer
  • Linda Dusman – Composer
  • Eric Abele – Costume Designer
  • Christian Bell – Fight Choreographer

THIS WEEK @ THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE

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Andy Bopp w/June Starr and Birds & Arrows

WHEN: Thursday, November 12, 8pm
WHERE:
Creative Alliance, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore
TICKETS: ADV $10, $8 mbrs. Door $13, $11 mbrs.

Baltimore's Andy Bopp has a style that ranges from power pop to soul country, with masterful songwriting as the common thread.  He has written, recorded, and released 15 albums, toured the world, and navigated the freeways and backroads of the music industry for two decades.  In 2015, he released "Time to Rock,” which he and his full band will be performing tonight for the first time on our stage.

Led by singer-songwriter Andy Grimm, June Star’s sound takes the Southern gothic imagery of Flannery O'Connor and blends it with the stripped down approach of Uncle Tupelo’s later period. The core of June Star includes singer/songwriter Andrew Grimm and pedal steel/alchemist David Hadley.  The band’s shows are intimate and intense.  Grimm's rough edged baritone clearly delivers the message while Hadley's slippery steel hugs curves and navigates the melodies.

Birds and Arrows are musicians Andrea and Pete Connolly who is also a visual artist. They live in a cabin in the woods in rural, NC and have developed a rich sound that is much more than the sum of their parts. This performance comes just days after the release of their album Edge of Everything.

This show has limited seating. Standing Room Only.


Marah—Trio show with Mike "Slo-mo" Brenner

WHEN: Friday, November 13, 8pm
TICKETS:
ADV $15, $12 mbrs. Door $18, $15 mbrs.

Closely associated with a Philadelphia sound that harkens back to the workmanlike rock ethos of Bruce Springsteen, along with Steve Earl’s blue collar edge, Marah has been doing their thing since the early ‘90s.

This Fall, Marah is releasing their breakout album “Kids In Philly” on vinyl for first time ever. Mastered from the original ½” analog tapes recorded 15 years ago, “this is the biggest and baddest the album has ever sounded,” says lead singer Dave Bielanko. The “Kids in Philly” Vinyl Package (includes CD + DL card with bonus material) is out 10/6/15 (Valley Farm Songs) and is now available for pre-order on the band’s official website: marah-usa.com. It will also be available at this show. David Bielanko, Serge Bielanko and Christine Smith will be joined by longtime collaborator, Dobro/steel guitar innovator, Mike "Slo-mo" Brenner.

Hope, fight, tunes, guitars…if you wanted to know where the soul of rock’n’roll disappeared to, Marah stole it.” – NICK HORNBY, author of High Fidelity

“…organically grown, skilled, tight players with a deep foundation in history, devotion to tradition and unrestrained zeal for the splendor and salvation of ramshackle rock.” – ROLLINGSTONE.COM

“Marah is as exciting a band as you will find.” – LA TIMES.COM

The riveting, astonishing mature second effort from South Philadelphia roots-rockers Marah…a blast of pure rock energy we rarely experience anymore.” – THE PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER