Theater Thursdays

Theater Thursdays: Nick Offerman – American Ham

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

NickOffermanSeptember 4th, 2013 | 8:00 pm

The Lyric | 140 W. Mount Royal Ave

On the Emmy Nominated show Parks and Recreation, Nick Offerman works along side an ensemble cast of some of the funniest comedians, like Amy Poehler and Rob Lowe, in the game. Yet, Offerman has still managed to stand out and has developed a cult-following from many viewers. For you avid fans, head on down to The Lyric to see this funny man perform his act, live! Tickets are approximately $50 per person, and there are a lot of great seats still available! If you don’t recognize Offerman from Parks and Rec, you’ve also likely seen him in Casa De Mi Padre, 21 Jump Street, and Men Who Stare at Goats! He has also received numerous awards and nominations for his various roles! This show promises to be a good time, so purchase your ticket before it’s too late!

For more information, check out The Lyric’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Prelude to a Dream

Thursday, August 8th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

TheMarchSunday, August 25, 2013 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Enon Baptist Church – 601 N. Schroeder Street

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, THE MARCH: A Civil Rights Opera Project will be holding a free mass meeting performance called Prelude to a Dream on August 25th at the Enon Baptist Church. Prelude to a Dream is a dramatization of the tension and uncertainty during the final preparations for the march and the stories of ordinary Americans who planned to attend the march. THE MARCH: A Civil Rights Opera Project explores the personal and political circumstances surrounding the 1963 March on Washington, and will be premiering in full in the Fall of 2014. Until the project is completely developed, however, creator Alan Marshall has been producing theatrical based “mass meetings” which display certain episodes around the civil rights movement during the Summer of 1963. These performances include freedom songs , speeches, testimonies, and character driven drama, all happening around the audience. After the mass meeting performance, there will also be a preview of the grand finale of THE MARCH: A Civil Rights Opera. This scene, set at the Lincoln Memorial, includes several opera singers portraying characters who delivered speeches at the 1963 march including A. Philip Randolph, John Lewis, Martin Luther King Jr. and Roy Wilkins. This event definitely will be very informative and beautiful.

For more information, visit THE MARCH: Civil Rights Opera’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Thursday, August 1st, 2013 by WLOY Staff

JTW-PosterAugust 8th-18th

Weinberg Park Heights JCC – 5700 Park Heights Ave

The Jewish Theater Workshop is proud to present Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard from August 8th to August 18th. Acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, this play is the tale of Hamlet creatively told from the view of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, two minor characters from Shakespeare’s original play. In this modern twist on a Shakespeare classic, the two titular characters finally get to take the lead role in a convoluted world where reality and illusion intermix, and eventually meet a tragic but inevitable demise. The production will be shown Thursday August 8th at 7pm, Sunday August 11th at 1pm, Tuesday August 13th at 7pm, Thursday August 15th at 7pm, and Sunday August 18th at 1pm; so there are quite a few dates for all to choose from. General admission tickets are $15 and $10 for Students and Seniors.

For more information, visit The Jewish Theater Workshop’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Films on the Pier

Thursday, July 25th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

FilmsonthePierWednesdays through August 28th at 8:45PM

Broadway Pier

I’m beginning to realize that there are a LOT of weekly film options in Baltimore during the summer, and I am definitely not upset about it. If Cinema al Fresco or Flicks From the Hill don’t work for you, or you just want to add another film festival to your weekly to-do, then be sure to check out Films on the Pier. This event runs every Wednesday through August 28th at 8:45PM and will feature some of the best films of 2012. The event is totally free and will feature some really awesome films. For the next event, on July 31st, Flight, starring Denzel Washington, will be playing. Other films include 21 Jump Street, The Avengers, and Pitch Perfect. Be sure to get there early to guarantee you have the best spot to view the film. Films on the Pier will truly be a great, weekly outing for all to enjoy.

For more information, visit Fell’s Point Main Street’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Moby Dick or the Water Ballet Spectacular

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

FluidMovementDruid Hill Park – July 27th-28th

Patterson Park Pool – August 3-4

Fluid Movement, a Baltimore-based performing arts group, returns with its 12th annual water ballet and, this time, it’s personal! It’s Moby Dick or The Water Ballet! The story, which draws heavily from Hemingway’s Mellville’s (We have harpooned the author as a result of this gaffe) famous work about Ishmael, a poor sailor, as he joins Captain Ahab on a search wretched white whale is set to water by a group of “sparkly-and-ironic” synchronized swimmers as they hunt and harpoon the antagonist. Will any of them make it to Nantucket alive? You’ll have to experience the splendor of the open sea to find out. You’ll find this all out without leaving the comforts of your favorite Baltimore City Public Pool. Be sure to check this event out, July 27th and 28th at the Druid Hill Park Pool, or August 3rd and 4th at the Patterson Park Pool. Tickets are $10 or $5 for city pool pass holders. Also, the July 27th show is half price! Doors open 30 minute before the show, so make sure you show up early and are prepared for the seaward journey of a lifetime.

For more information and to purchase tickets, check out Fluid Movement’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Hamlet

Thursday, July 11th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

BmoreShakespeareFactoryJuly 13th – 14th / The Great Hall Theater at St. Mary’s

July 18th – August 4th / The Meadow at Johns Hopkins University’s Evergreen Museum

Considered by many to be Shakespeare’s greatest work, Hamlet is a tragedy of murder and revenge on the fringes of sanity. The Baltimore Shakespeare Factory will run this production at two different venues from July 13th to August 4th. Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s Hamlet runs for one weekend indoors and three weekends outdoors in the Meadow at the Evergreen Library and Museum. These outdoor performances will be held rain or shine. So, bring your own chair and an umbrella for shade or sprinkles. In the event of heavy rain or storms, shows will be held and the company will attempt to restart if possible. If weather does not permit, or for any other reason, cancellations will be announced no sooner than 2 hours prior to curtain on the company’s website. Guests are also welcome to picnic on the lawn prior to and during the show. Finally, on August 3rd, join the company for a special “Marathon on the Meadow” where patrons can view the company’s productions of “Hamlet” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

For more information, visit the Baltimore Shakespeare Factory’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Summer Activity Extraordinaire Music and Dance

Thursday, July 4th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

263_5August 5th-16th

Fine Arts Building at Loyola’s Campus

Contemporary Arts Inc. will be collaborating with Loyola University to organize a summer program for youth ages 4-17. This program will explore the youths talents or introduce them to new art forms. Students will be able to explore instrumental, visual, voice, and dance arts. They will also be visited by local artists to hear about their work. This program will also offer students the opportunity to go on a field trip to learn more about the arts they choose to explore. The students will close with a performance at Loyola University’s McManus Theater on Thursday, August 15th at 1pm.

For more information, visit the Contemporary Arts Inc. website.

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Theater Thursdays: Flicks from the Hill

Thursday, June 27th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

flicks2012-prevasThursdays from July 11-August 22

The American Visionary Arts Museum – 800 Key Highway

Every Thursday starting at 9pm, join the American Visionary Arts Museum for a free film on Fed. Hill. Grab a blanket, picnic under the stars, and watch a great film inspired by AVAM’s current exhibit The Art of Storytelling. Films include West Side Story, Rear Window, and Cry-Baby (A CLASSIC!). As if this event couldn’t get any more awesome, the museum is open and completely free from 5-9pm on Flick nights! If you can make it the 11th, be sure to purchase your tickets for the Flick’s opening night premiere party. There will also be tons of great pre-film happenings at AVAM so be sure to check those out as well!

For more information and a list of films, check out AVAM’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: Cinema al Fresco

Thursday, June 20th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

moonstruckFriday evenings through July and August beginning at 7:00 PM

Little Italy at the corner of High St. and Stiles St.

Every Friday night of July and August, enjoy a free film presented in Little Italy. The Open Air Film Festival has been a hit since 1999 and continues to thrive this year. This festival features classics, like The Godfather II and La Dolce Vita, to recent hits like Eat, Pray, Love and To Rome with Love. The films are projected onto the outside wall of Ciao Bella Restaurant in the Da Mimmo Ristorante parking lot, so be sure to bring a comfortable lawn chair. You want to get there early too to ensure you get the best spot for the viewing of the film. The event is free and open to all members of the public. Plus, you can get free popcorn as you watch the film! Starting at 7pm, there will be live music playing and then promptly at 9pm the film will begin. For the perfect Friday night on the town, you should head down to Little Italy for a delicious meal, then live music and a free film!

To see a schedule of films and more information visit the festival’s website.

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Theater Thursdays: The Screen Painters w/ Little Castles

Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by WLOY Staff

TheScreenPaintersThursday, June 20th

Creative Alliance at the Patterson

An artform born and raised here in good ol’ Bawlmore, Screen Painting is celebrating its 100th birthday (hey, that’s 10 times more than us!). To celebrate this unique and beautiful art form, the film The Screen Painters will be shown at the Creative Alliance at the Patterson. In short, homeowners would commission screen painters to create intricate designs on the doors of local homes so that passersby could not see in. Following the film will be a discussion with cinematographer Richard Chilsom and other scholars. The film is $12 dollars and will also feature the premiere of the film Little Castles – a film on Baltimore’s Formstone. Be sure to join the Creative Alliance again on Saturday, June 22nd for a tour of the Painted Screens of East Baltimore, costings $35. This event, unique to Baltimore, is one you certainly do not want to miss.

For more information, visit the Creative Alliance’s website.

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