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2013 Baltimore Spring Theater Preview

January 28, 2013 6:00 AM

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Everyman Theater
Baltimore has a rich history of theater as deep as the foundations of the city. Today, Charm City boasts a vibrant theater community. Theaters like Center Stage are internationally known for productions of both established and new plays. From the Everyman Theatre, founded in the early part of the 20th Century, to the Strand Theater, drama and comedy flourish around Baltimore. The 2013 spring theater season in Baltimore offers performances for all ages.

Everyman Theatre

God Of Carnage
Everyman Theatre
315 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 752-2208
www.everymantheatre.org

Dates: March 13 to April 7
Price: from $50

God of Carnage,” by Yazima Reza, who also wrote “Art,” is the 2009 Tony Award Winner for Best Play. It features two high-strung couples who decide to get together for an evening of civil discussion about a playground fight between their two boys. The discussion turns from a civilized debate to personal attacks. The Everyman Theatre is a professional theater company with resident actors. In the fall of 2012, the new home of the Everyman Theatre opened in the restored 1910 building that once housed The Empire.

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The HippodromeDisney’s Beauty And The Beast
France-Merrick Performing Arts Center
Hippodrome Theatre
12 N. Eutaw Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 837-7400

www.france-merrickpac.com
Dates: Jan. 22 to Feb. 3
Price: from $30

“Beauty and the Beast,” Disney’s beloved Broadway musical based on the animated feature film, tells the story of Belle, a young woman, who encounters the Beast, a prince cursed by a sorceress. The curse must be lifted before time runs out or the Beast will be doomed to spend eternity under its spell. It is up to Belle to break the curse by teaching the Beast how to love and be loved. Performed on the beautiful stage of the renovated Hippodrome Theatre, it features ample parking, accessible seating, plenty of restrooms and large concession areas. The Hippodrome is the perfect showcase to create a lasting memory for the family.

Center Stage TheaterMud Blue Sky
Center Stage
700 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, Med. 21202
(410) 986-4000

www.centerstage.org
Dates: March 6 to April 14
Price: from $20

“Mud Blue Sky,” at Center Stage, is a new comedy by Marisa Wegrzyn set in a hotel room near Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. During their stay, three flight attendants and “an unlikely fourth companion” view their pasts and their futures in the context of their professional lives, motherhood, missed connections and high school prom night. Center Stage, the state theater of Maryland, is celebrating its 50th anniversary season. Featuring two intimate stages, the theater hosts more than 100,000 guests each year.

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The Wiz
Toby’s Dinner & Show Theatre
Best Western Hotel & Conference Center
5625 O’Donnell Street
Baltimore, Md. 21224
(410) 649-1660
www.tobysdinnertheatre.com

Dates: Feb. 8 to April 28

Price: from $51.50

In this re-envisioned musical take on L. Frank Baum’s “Wizard of Oz,” “The Whiz,” follows the adventures of Dorothy, a bashful Harlem schoolteacher, who finds herself in a fantastic version of New York City. While there, she joins forces with a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion as they journey to find the “Wiz.” Toby’s Dinner & Show Theatre has brought award-winning performances to Baltimore and Columbia for more than five years and the facility features a full-service bar, a well-stocked salad bar, a buffet, and dessert choices. Both matinee and evening performances are available.

(credit:www.strandtheatercompany.org)

(credit:www.strandtheatercompany.org)

Broke Wide Open
Strand Theatre
1823 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(443) 874-4917
www.strand-theater.org

Dates: March 14 to March 30

Price: from $25

Broke Wide Open,” a tense, emotionally gripping and spiritually uplifting play by Rock Wilk, has been described by critics as a “poetic and orchestral unveiling of truth.” Experience Wilk as the martyr, the savior and the rebel as he reveals transgressions and triumphs, along with the resulting consequences. The Strand Theater’s mission is to open dramaturgy and the stage to women by presenting works that bring female voices into focus. It is through the intimate experience of theater that The Strand presents topics reflecting the joys and sorrows of living in contemporary society.

Jeffrey B. Roth has won numerous state and national news and feature-writing awards during his career. A well-known crime writer, investigative reporter and a feature writer, Roth writes for a number of magazines and newspapers. Listed in the Locus Index of SciFi and Fantasy authors, Roth is the author of a number of published short stories and poetry. His work can be found on Examiner.com.

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