In the mid-1960s, a young writer’s life turns upside down when her girlfriend drops some unexpected news. Even 50 years later, the reverberations of that moment, and its unexpected consequences, still echo in the intersecting lives of four individuals caught up in a rapidly changing world. This is a bittersweet story of finding and following our passions from Christina Anderson, winner of the Lorraine Hansberry Award. This world-premiere play that explores the universal act of creation—of life, of family, of art—spans space and time to inspire a new generation of makers and lovers.
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Join Baltimore Improv Group at The BIG Theater as we get ready for the final season and very LAST episodes ever of "Game of Thrones!!" There will be "Game of Thrones"-inspired improv, games, music and more at this comedy variety show.
Like the rest of our shows at BIG, "Winter is Here! A Game of Thrones Comedy Extravaganza" uses improv scenes created in the moment and adds in Game of Thrones trivia, games, and music as inspiration.
The incredibly popular one-man show about Donny Hathaway is returning to our stage for a limited run. Plus, the incredible Kelvin Roston, Jr. returns to brilliantly embody this role. Once you become a 2018/19 Season Member, you will have access to adding on tickets to this special performance!
Content Advisory: A one-man show based on the genius and mental decline of Donny Hathaway contains adult content and themes of suicide, and may be most suitable for theatergoers in middle school and up.
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Jonathan Carney, violin
BSO Concertmaster Jonathan Carney takes center stage for Brahms’ beloved Violin Concerto, featuring some of the most beautiful melodies in classical music. Conductor Peter Oundjian leads the Orchestra in Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 11, “The Year 1905,” perhaps the most poignant, dramatic and powerful of his 15 symphonies.
Mezzo-soprano Chrystal E. Williams has been described by leading critics as “strong and so assured” and “poised, polished, in complete command of the vocal calisthenics.” Her program, accompanied by pianist Laura Ward, includes a wide variety of works, ranging from art song to Americana music and spirituals.
Concert and parking are FREE - no tickets or reservations required. For details, please visit our website: www.communityconcertsatsecond.org
Sponsored by the Johns Hopkins University
Never taken an improv class before? Well now is your chance to try it out with experienced BIG instructors!
This introductory workshop is designed to give potential students an opportunity to experience what a class is like before committing to a full course.
Through simple, fun and supportive games, participants will explore basic concepts like playfulness, listening and agreement – all in a safe and comfortable group setting geared specifically toward those who are new to improv.
“Mr. Marcus is probably the most inventive bass clarinetist working in straight-ahead jazz today… [and] lives in Baltimore, where he is a guiding light on the city’s jazz scene who doubles as an activist and organizer.”
– The New York Times
Though use of bass clarinet in jazz typically leans heavily towards avant-garde and free-jazz styles, Marcus’ straight-ahead playing has carved out a unique voice for the instrument in modern jazz. His music swings hard with both a fiery and introspective intensity but also maintains a strong lyrical sensibility.
Directed by Laurie Starkey
Musical Direction by Chris Rose
Choreographed by Elise Starkey
We are pleased to announce the final show of our 2018-2019 season, the musical version of the 1997 British film THE FULL MONTY, with music by David Yazbek (The Band’s Visit) and book by Terrence McNally (Love! Valour! Compassion!). Reset in Buffalo, NY, when a steel town announces job layoffs, a scrappy former employee comes up with a novel way to cope with realities of lost wages as well as feelings of lost manhood.
OPEN MARLEY NIGHT
Hosted by The Collective
Join The Collective and many other local artists and dance companies for an evening of sharing and receiving new work or work-in-progress. The Collective’s annual Open Marley Night showcases the work or work-in-progress of selected choreographers from the regional area. Similar to an “open mic night”, each choreographer will show excerpts of a work, a finished work, or work-in-progress with feedback from the audience facilitated and encouraged.
What was it like to be a member of The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, or a young boy playing a role like Ophelia? How was the art of acting practiced (and regarded) during Shakespeare’s time? This is an interesting subject and you may be surprised to learn of the way in which actors carried out their craft during the Elizabethan and Jacobean period in England. Come join us for this fascinating journey into a theatrical world much more different than you have ever imagined.
Baltimore Concert Opera continues its popular new performance series this season, Thirsty Thursdays at the Opera. Top-flight professional opera singers will perform operatic highlights paired with beers and ales that have been specially chosen to go with the music. Enjoy a relaxed evening in our beautiful, inviting atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom of the Engineers Club in the heart of Mount Vernon. This event sold out last season, so be sure to get your tickets early! 7:30 doors, 8pm show.
Legendary Baltimore jazz vocalist Ethel Ennis (1932–2019) will be honored by her family and friends at a free, public memorial concert on Friday, May 24 at the Peabody Institute’s Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall.
The hour-long special tribute includes rare recordings of and interviews with Ennis; remarks by her husband, Earl Arnett; and live performances by her musical colleagues, including jazz greats Charles Covington, Stef Scaggiari, Mark Russell, Cyrus Chestnut, Marc Copland, and Gene Bertoncini.
VARIATIONS ON MYTH
Rapid Lemon Productions
May 10 – 26
Baltimore’s original ten-minute play festival returns to Theatre Project with its 15th annual production, Variations on Myth directed by T.P. Huth. Come see the full production of these 12 world premiere plays by local authors, and vote to choose the theme for the 2020 Variations Project!
by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Erin Riley
with Assistant Director, Ruta Douglas Smith
Musical Score composed and performed by Parker Bailey Stevens
Lyrics by Caryl Churchill
May 10 - June 2, 2019
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Witch Hunt: a community targets its weakest members as “other”, then uses law and religion to persecute and destroy them.
It’s no coincidence the victims are female identified. What was true in 1670 is eerily true in 2018.
Interview show BIG Time invites the influential people behind the businesses, charities, and city you love. Their stories inspire comedy!
How do you know when you've truly succeeded? The answer is when the Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) invites you to have your life memorialized in a series of made up, totally unprepared comedy scenes celebrating you! Come join a hand picked cast of BIG's best improvisers as they comedically revere some of Baltimore's most important movers and shakers.
Baltimore Improv Group (BIG) offers FREE COMEDY SHOWS every night of the week!