Ultimate Guide

2018 - 2019 Theater Season

Baltimore continues to thrive as a leader in the performing arts world. From state-of-the-art theaters to a world-renowned symphony and a plethora of live performance spaces, there is no shortage of exciting venues in Baltimore where you can enjoy a night out on the town.

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Hippodrome Theater

Baltimore Center Stage

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company

Everyman Theatre

The Modell Lyric

Hippodrome Theater
Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

January 22–27, 2019
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Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory…to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to sweeten with color and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before—get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!

National Ballet Theatre of Odessa Presents Swan Lake

February 9, 2019
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This full-scale production, set to the music of Pyotr Tchaikovsky and based on Russian folklore and German legend, follows a heroic young prince as he works to free the beautiful swan maiden from an evil spell. A ballet in four acts with one intermission.

Rock of Ages

February 15–16, 2019
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Broadway’s Best Party is turning up the volume to ten! The Rock of Ages tenth anniversary tour is blazing across North America! Featuring the music of hit bands such as Styx, Poison, Twisted Sister, and Whitesnake among many others, this tenth anniversary production features a dynamic new cast revisiting the larger than life characters and exhilarating story that turned Rock of Ages into a global phenomenon.

The King and I

February 19–24, 2019
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Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. The King and I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).

The Book of Mormon

April 2–7, 2019
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This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, The Book of Mormon has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

Come From Away

April 23–28, 2019
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The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran night, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

The Play That Goes Wrong

June 4–9, 2019
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What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway and London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast) that is “tons of fun for all ages” (HuffPost)!

Hamilton

June 25–Jul. 21, 2019
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Hamilton is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Hamilton is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, Hamilton is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Baltimore Center Stage
Fun Home

Jan. 17–Feb. 24, 2019
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Welcome to the Bechdel family. But just what family is it? Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison—aged 9, 17, and then 42—we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother, and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out. Based on Bechdel’s own best-selling illustrated memoir, this poignant tale harnesses every facet of music and theater to explore and unravel the mysteries of childhood and the surprising secrets that shape a life.

Indecent

Feb. 28–Mar. 31, 2019
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What is the cost when we sacrifice truth for success? Can radical love be pious, or merely provocative? Does every religion sell God for a price? Follow the true story of a play, a playwright, and a plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway, from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal. The latest hit from the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of A Civil War Christmas, The Baltimore Waltz, and How I Learned to Drive, this highly acclaimed and award-winning drama pays homage to artists ahead of their time and doomed to pay the price.

Chesapeake Shakespeare Company
Henry IV, Part I

February 15 – March 30, 2019
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Shakespeare’s Henry IV begins where Richard II ends: Bolingbroke has taken the throne from Richard II and is now King Henry IV. His reign is bedeviled by rebellion, political intrigue, and the antics of his heir. Young Prince Hal forsakes the burdens of royalty to carouse with rogues and fools. Hal’s maturity and mettle soon will be tested. To secure his own future, he must face his cousin, Henry Hotspur, at the pivotal Battle at Shrewsbury.

Henry IV, Part II

March 15 – April 7, 2019
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Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. As King Henry IV nears death, warring among the nobility continues: The rebels regroup, aligned now with Northumberland against the crown. The aging tavern-brawler Falstaff is up to his unscrupulous tricks and scene-stealing humor. Prince Hal avoids responsibility but inevitably, duty calls: He will become the monarch.

The Diary of Anne Frank

April 26 – May 26, 2019
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This vital story asks us to remember a dark moment in world history through the eyes of a young girl: Poignant and powerful, Anne Frank’s hopes and dreams shine in her words penned while hiding during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands. “In spite of everything, I still believe that people are really good at heart.” This adaptation, containing more of Anne’s original writing, and more forthright about the characters’ Judaism, makes this play more necessary than ever.

A Christmas Carol

December 7 – December 23, 2018
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Ebenezer Scrooge lives in Victorian Baltimore in our one-of-a-kind adaptation of the classic Christmas ghost story. A delight for all ages, A Christmas Carol (with a Baltimore twist) celebrates local history and Chesapeake culture while staying true to the traditional story. I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. A Christmas Carol is an add-on play, not a subscription series choice.

Everyman Theatre
Everything is Wonderful

Jan. 29 - Feb. 24, 2019
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Imagine a knock at the door from the hand complicit in a family tragedy: When the repentant driver in a fatal collision seeks forgiveness from the Amish family whose sons’ lives he claimed, faith guides them to welcome him into their community—and their home. But as inconvenient truths from the family’s past are discovered, can their outpouring of empathy be as limitless as it seems? Resident Company members Bruce Randolph Nelson and Deborah Hazlett plumb the depths of an outlying culture in this enthralling, critically acclaimed drama about a peaceful community wrestling regret, redemption, and contradiction.

Dinner With Friends

Mar. 12 - Apr. 7, 2019
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Like any culinary trend, relationships are destined to evolve over time—but can the recipe of friendship retain its zest if the key ingredients begin to change? A fabulous dinner at the home of food writers Gabe and Karen proves hard to swallow when Beth drops the bomb that husband Tom wants out of their 12-year marriage. Suddenly, both couples find themselves grappling with questions of loyalty, individuality, and commitment in Donald Margulies’ deliciously funny, sharply observed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama—celebrating its 20th anniversary this season with the time-tested flavor and richness of a classic dish.

Queens Girl in the World

May 7 - Jun. 23, 2019
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Honest, funny, and dancing with heart, Queens Girl In The World chronicles the misadventures of bright-eyed, brown-skinned Jacqueline Marie Butler, whose sudden transfer from a protective, middle class late-1950s upbringing in Queens to a progressive, predominantly-Jewish private school in Greenwich Village, adds comical confusion to her already quizzical, fish-out-of-water adolescence. Lively and poignant—and punctuated with the irresistible sound of Motown—Queens Girl In The World tags along for a young woman’s journey of self-discovery, at the onset of Civil Rights-era social change.

Queens Girl in Africa

May 7 - Jun. 23, 2019
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When her family ups and moves to Nigeria following the assassination of civil rights leader Malcolm X (a close personal family friend), the infectiously spirited Jacqueline Marie Butler finds herself at a crossroads of personal and political upheaval, bearing the weight of Africa (and the world) on her slim—yet spunky—shoulders. Entertaining and uplifting, Queens Girl In Africa captures an unforgettable moment in time for a teenager abroad—when questions of self and place intertwine with the realities of homework and hormones as Jacqueline assuredly, hilariously navigates the energy, excitement and unpredictability of the 1960s.

The Modell Lyric
Joe Bonamassa

March 15, 2019 | 8:00 p.m.
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Hailed worldwide as one of the greatest guitar players of his generation, Joe Bonamassa has almost single-handedly redefined the blues-rock genre and brought it into the mainstream. Backed by a stellar band of legendary musicians including Anton Fig (drums), Michael Rhodes (bass), Reese Wynans (piano/organ), and featuring soulful background singers and fantastic horns to bring a whole new life to the show which will feature brand new songs alongside career-spanning favorites.

Derek Hough Live! | The Tour

April 16, 2019 | 7:30 p.m.
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From the EMMY® award winning mind of Derek Hough, the live dance show is the first-ever solo tour for the dynamo. The show features brand-new stage production, astounding versatility and, as always, Derek’s magnetic stage presence. Fans will journey through a true fusion of dance and music, as Derek explores styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hop-hop and everything in between. Creative team and two-time EMMY® winners, Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo, also known as NappyTabs (Jennifer Lopez: All I Have Residency; Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour; GRAMMYs® creative direction), will co-create, direct and supervise choreography for the tour.

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