Check out everything happening at Baltimore's playhouses!
March theater in Baltimore sees the end of Wicked at the Hippodrome and Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally at Centerstage, while the Everyman Theater welcomes three fantastic new shows over the course of the month. And the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company fits 37 plays into the course of 97 minutes.
Wicked (Mar. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, & 8)
This Broadway sensation concludes its four-week run this month. Wicked tells the story of emerald-skinned Elphaba, AKA the Wicked Witch, as she grows and forms an unlikely friendship with Glinda before society tears them apart. Set long before the arrival of Dorthy, Wicked is a spirited ride and a musical masterpiece that keeps audiences coming back.
Celtic Woman Celebration—the 15th Anniversary Tour (Mar. 14)
Celtic Woman brings their favorite songs from their 15-year history to the Hippodrome this month to transport audiences straight to Ireland. The performance includes a band, two pipers, two drummers, and of course the four soloists who make up Celtic Woman. There will also be traditional step-dancers and backing vocalists to round out the show.
The Band's Visit (Mar 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, & 22)
This musical celebrates how music can change a life and bring people together through the story of a small Israeli town and the lost band of Egyptian Musicians who they take in for the night.
Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally (Mar. 1)
Richard & Jane & Dick & Sally describes itself as “a play about family, and other injustices” as it looks at the true-to-life hardship of family through a portrayal of the dysfunction of the family in the classic “Dick and Jane” world. There will be three performances of this play that have ASL interpretation on February 13, 23, and 28.
Drama Club (Mar. 1)
Drama Club is a yearlong theater training program for high school students (it is free but audition-based) which culminates in two performances on Sunday, March 1, at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Andrus Rehearsal Hall.
The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions (Mar. 13)
The Baltimore Butterfly Sessions is a civil dialogue event inspired by the Civic Sundays at Citizen's University. This free event (reservations are encouraged) will include music, poetry, literary readings, and keynote addresses intended to spark awareness and conversation about pressing social issues.
Young Playwrights Festival (Mar. 27)
See the performances of the winning plays from Young Playwrights performed in the Pearlstone Theater.
Queens Girl: Black in the Green Mountains (Mar. 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 21, 22, 23, 25, 27 & 28)
The third installment in Jennings' Queens Girl series finds main character Jacki, heading to Vermont for college. As a freshman in the post-Kent State Vietnam era, Jackie finds herself torn between very different groups of friends as she finds her place in the world.
TNT: Queens Girl... (Mar. 13)
TNT stands for Theater Night for Teens, and it is a teen-only showing of this month's play. This is designed for teens in 9th-12th grade who have an interest in theater. For $10 they get to see the show and participate in a meet-and-greet and Q&A session about the play. They also get dinner and dessert, and they get the chance to interact with other, like-minded teens who love theater.
Berta, Berta (Mar. 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 28, & 30)
This play was inspired by a prison song and follows the story of Leroy (after he commits a crime and is headed to life-in-prison) who gets one last chance to reunite and reconcile with his lost love Berta in the 1920s.
Cry It Out (Mar. 31)
Cry It Out is “a comedy with dark edges” that looks at the effects of new motherhood on three un-likely and unexpected friends as they struggle with the loneliness that comes with caring for a new baby, and how that experience is colored by class in America.
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare, Abridged (Mar. 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28, & 29)
A trio of actors weaves their way through 37 of Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies in 97 minutes of theater. The result is described as an “irreverent night that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter.”
No current performances this month.