Baltimore Center Stage Pulls Together Amid Global Pandemic

Your greatest test is when you are able to bless someone else while you are going through your own storm.” As theaters both around Baltimore, as well as the globe, went dark in response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus threat, Baltimore Center Stage faced the unprecedented choice of cancelling the upcoming live performances of their new production Where We Stand by Donnetta Lavinia Grays. Though this decision may have eclipsed the lights at Center Stage, a bright light still shone through. As the rest of the country, including Baltimore, was faced with the sobering fact that many of our hospitals were not […]

Call To Action: Charm City Fringe Needs Your Help!

The 9th Annual Charm City Fringe, Baltimore’s premier independent theatre and performing arts festival, is slated to take place this coming October 2020. Due to the overwhelming burden facing performing artists who livelihoods are at stake during this global health crisis, Charm City Fringe decided to waive its production fee (a $300-$400 value) so that artists can apply to the festival without the financial strain. Placing a tremendous loss to the Fringe, the organization is looking for help from the Maryland community through any contribution within people’s means. Zachary Michel, Co-Founder of Charm City Fringe, recently chatted with Baltimore OUTloud […]

Baltimore Arts Leaders Offer Hope During This Brief “Intermission”

As many theaters both around Baltimore went dark in response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus threat, the Baltimore Arts community had to reschedule and cancel many of its upcoming performances. Through these uncertain times, the leaders of the Baltimore Arts community offered hope as they look to the future during this brief ‘Intermission.’ For the ongoing health and safety of their patrons, students, artists, volunteers, and staff, Everyman Theatre made the difficult decision to postpone the remainder of the New Voices Festival (which was to run until May 3rd) until a yet-to-be-determined date in the summer. Their classes, programming, and special events […]

Frankenstein at CCBC

Running from Thursday, March 26th to Monday, March 30th the Performing Arts at the Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) presents Frankenstein. This is a new adaptation by CCBC students and Professor Julie Lewis, inspired by the novel by Mary Shelley. Directed by Brad Norris, the world premiere of this fresh and fierce adaptation takes Mary Shelley’s chilling tale of loss and creation into 21st century Baltimore. Faithful to the horror of the original but occurring in a contemporary setting, this production is not intended for children. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with Norris regarding the upcoming performance. Frankie Kujawa: What […]

At Everyman: New Voices

Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains by Caleen Sinnette Jennings is currently running through April 12th at Everyman Theatre. A world premiere production commissioned by Everyman’s resident company member Paige Hernandez returns as director for the third and final installment of Jennings’s award-winning Queens Girl series. As the Vietnam War rages and the Kent State killings ignite college campuses across the country, Jackie arrives in Vermont to begin college. Caught between wildly divergent sets of friends—outrageously wealthy WASPS, militant black activists and passionate theatre people—Jackie (played superbly by the phenomenal Felicia Curry) is forced to confront the space between […]

Annapolis Opera’s Susannah More Timely Than Ever

The Annapolis Opera presents Carlisle Floyd’s tragic American opera, Susannah, on Friday, March 13th at 7:30 pm and Sunday, March 15th at 3 pm. Based on the biblical story “Susannah and the Elders,” the 1954 opera is set in rural Tennessee and is rich with Appalachian folk melodies. Its plot centers around a beautiful and virtuous 18-year-old girl who has inadvertently incited the lust of her church elders, who accuse her of being a seductress and turn the entire town against her. When the new pastor, Reverend Blitch, urges her to repent her alleged sins, she refuses, inflaming the reverend’s […]

The Band’s Visit at Hippodrome

The Band’s Visit, the musical based on the 2007 Israeli film of the same name, will run at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre from Tuesday, March 17th to Sunday, March 22nd. The 2018 Tony Award winner for best musical, The Band’s Visit rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. The story unfolds in an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, but something different is suddenly in the air. Baltimore OUTloud recently chatted with performer Danny Burgos who is excited for Charm City audiences to […]

On the Prowl: Peter & The Wolf

On Sunday, March 1st, the Kinetics Dance Theatre will bring to life the classic tale of Peter & the Wolf, with an original Family Concert Production. Performing at the Howard County Center for the Arts (1 and 3 pm), the symphonic fairytale for children is a musical composition written by Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev. This modern dance is perfect for the whole family. Geared toward young audiences, and featuring the dancers of the professional company, the production weaves together masterful original choreography by Alex J. Krebs and vibrant costumes all set to Prokofievs magnificent musical score. Audiences of all ages […]

‘See Also’ at the George Peabody Library

From Submersive Productions “See Also” – a site-specific, immersive theatre experience exploring Johns Hopkins University’s George Peabody Library and other Hopkins library and museum collections – will premiere on Tuesday, February 18th. Running through Thursday, February 20th, “See Also” is in collaboration of Part 10 of the “In the Stacks” series, which aims to bring art, music, dance, film, and drama to the George Peabody Library. The production is inspired by a“see also” references, a traditional library cataloging practice that links different terms on catalog cards. The simple phrase “see also” suggests many ideas: from a need to classify the […]

Thought-Provoking Safe Space at Single Carrot Theatre

Running until Sunday, February 23rd, Single Carrot Theatre’s Safe Space, by Baltimore playwright R. Eric Thomas, will have audiences captivated. The production will be staged in the basement of historic Clifton Mansion in Clifton Park on St. Lo Drive. Baltimore-based writer R. Eric Thomas is an award-winning playwright and staff writer at Elle.com, penning the daily current events and culture column “Eric Reads the News.” Thomas recently completed a memoir-in-essays, Here for It, or How to Save Your Soul in America, due out from Ballantine Books this February. The development of Safe Space has been a multi-year project between Thomas […]