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

Iron Crow Theatre

Hippodrome Theater
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
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.

Everyman Theatre
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
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.

Iron Crow Theatre
A New Brain

May 31 - June 9, 2019

From the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, William Finn and James Lapine, with vocal arrangements by Tony Award-winning Jason Robert Brown, A New Brain is an energetic, sardonic, and often comical musical about unforeseen life events reminding us of who we are, what we're made of, and who we hope to be. Gordon, a composer for a children's TV show that features a human frog named Mr. Bungee, dreams of quitting his ‘talent killing' job and writing Broadway's next hit musical. At lunch, Gordon collapses into his meal and wakes up in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast boyfriend, his overbearing mother, a co-worker, and a team of medical professionals. Thought to have a tumor inside his brain, Gordon finds the courage to confront not only his mortality as he agrees to the necessary yet life-threatening surgery, but also the specter of Mr. Bungee and the music still left unwritten.

The story of A New Brain is drawn from Finn's own life. Back in 1992, shortly after the successful opening of Falsettos on Broadway — the culmination of years of work — Finn suffered a brain seizure and was hospitalized. During this painfully difficult time, his doctors could not immediately pinpoint the cause of the seizure and were not sure if he would survive. Finn also feared that, even if he lived, he still might lose his ability to write. From such dire source material came this surprisingly joyous and funny musical.

Please note A New Brain explores mature themes and contains adult language. A New Brain may not be suitable for patrons under the age of 13.

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