Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland, College Park

Located on the University of Maryland’s flagship campus in College Park, Maryland, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center combines student productions with professional companies. It features a wide variety of music, dance, lectures and plays; only the theatrical productions are listed here.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center has an alternative location called the Milkboy Arthouse, on Route 1 (Baltimore Ave.)

Website: http://claricesmithcenter.umd.edu/

Location: 3800 Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742-2635

Ticket Office: 301.405.ARTS (2787)
Main Office: 301.405.7794

Milkboy Arthouse
Location: 7416 Baltimore Ave., College Park 20740
Website: https://www.milkboyarthouse.com/


Upcoming Events:

Kreativity End of Semester Show at Clarice Smith, Apr 7

Kreativity Diversity Troupe End of Semester Show
April 7, 2018. 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Free, no tickets required. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.

Join the Kreators of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for their end of the semester show, full of music, dance and spoken word.

Interested in learning more about Kreativity? Email kreativity.troupe@gmail.com and like them on Facebook!

Free, no tickets required.

Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Kreativity Diversity Troupe, Variety Show


Maryland Opera Studio presents Dialogues Des Carmelites at Clarice Smith, Apr 14-22

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: DIALOGUES DES CARMÉLITES
Francis Poulenc, composer and librettist

April 14 – 22, 2018

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Premiered in 1957, Poulenc’s opera explores religious devotion and self-sacrifice through the story of Blanche de la Force, a young aristocratic woman who joins the Carmelite Order to escape the violence of the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.

Tickets: Regular $25, Student / Youth $10

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Maryland Opera Studio, Dialogue Des Carmelites, Francis Poulenc, Opera


Twelfth Night at Clarice Smith, Apr 20-22

Twelfth Night
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Tommy Hegarty, Assistant Directed by Lillianna Righter

April 20 – 22, 2018 . 2PM & 7PM

Fri, Apr 20, 2018 . 7:00PM
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Apr 21, 2018 . 7:00PM
Sun, Apr 22, 2018 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Come see the Maryland Shakespeare Player’s production of Twelfth Night! The Bard’s classic comedy grabs some giggle water and showcases some goofs and lollygags in the Roaring Twenties. The 1920’s in America were times of great precarity. Stuck between the First World War and the Great Depression, Americans enjoyed a period of unchecked wealth, culture, and social change. Twelfth Night exemplifies this precarity — characters are constantly almost running into each other, plots are almost falling apart, all against a backdrop of wealth and high social status. Much like in the ’20s, the role of women in society is questioned and subverted throughout the play.

No tickets required, general admission!

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare, Tommy Hegarty, Lillianna Righter, Free Performance


Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera al Fresco at Clarice Smith, Apr 26, 12:30pm

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: Opera al Fresco

Thursday, April 26, 2018. 12:30pm

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Grand Pavilion

A casual preview of the Maryland Opera Studio’s scene study performances in The Clarice’s expansive Grand Pavilion.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Maryland Opera Studio, Opera al Fresco, Opera


Clove at Clarice Smith, Apr 5-6

Clove
Written and directed by Paige Hernandez

April 27 – May 5, 2018

Fri, Apr 27, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sun, Apr 29, 2018 . 7:30PM
Wed, May 2, 2018 . 7:30PM
Thu, May 3, 2018 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 4, 2018 . 7:30PM
Thu, May 4, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 5, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 5, 2018 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

What are the elements that make any of us a whole person? Fulfillment and meaning come from an entire network of social connections and actions, so what happens when one of those connections is severed? Do you replace it? Can you? In this radiant multidisciplinary devised piece, spoken word, hip-hop, jazz, short plays and more fuse together in a search for answers to these central questions of identity. Written and directed by UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies alumna Paige Hernandez ’02.

Tickets: Regular: $25, Student/Youth: $10

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Clove, Paige Hernandez


Maryland Day at Clarice Smith, Apr 28

Maryland Day

Saturday, April 28, 2018 10 AM – 4 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Explore the creativity of Terps and the local community on Maryland Day! This annual campus-wide open house features artistic and creative performances, experiences and activities at The Clarice, across the University of Maryland campus and at the MilkBoy+ArtHouse venue on Baltimore Avenue. Bring your family and your friends for a day of fun and frolic!

Tickets: Free, no tickets required

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Maryland Day, Free


Maryland Opera Studio presents Opera Scene Study at Clarice Smith, May 3-4

MARYLAND OPERA STUDIO: Opera Scene Study

Thu, May 3, 2018 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 4, 2018 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall

After a year of deconstructing their craft and sculpting it from the ground up, Maryland Opera Studio first-year students are paired in operatic scenes from a wide variety of repertory. Accompanied only by piano and minimal props, these performances give our young artists a chance to shine in the purest of forms.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Maryland Opera Studio, Opera Scene Study, Opera


Weekday Players Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, May 8

Weekday Players Original Works Project

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 . 7:30 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The Weekday Players proudly presents their Original Works Projects, a memorable night of short plays created and produced by students.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required

Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Weekday Players, Original Works Project, World Premiere, Free Performance


Stravinsky’s Petrushka at Clarice Smith, June 30

Stravinsky’s Petrushka
National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic

Saturday, June 30, 2018 . 8 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival revives Doug Fitch’s groundbreaking production of Stravinsky’s Petrushka first created in 2008 at the University of Maryland and later seen in performances by the New York Philharmonic. The ballet score is infused with orchestra participation, puppeteers, live video, and much more.

Program:

Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
Igor Stravinsky: Petrushka (1911)

Tickets: $29 General Admission, $10 Students, click here.

Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Igor Stravinsky, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Paul Dukas, Petrushka, Symphonic Dances, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, National Orchestral Institute Philharmonic, Doug Fitch, Puppets


Kreativity Open Mic at Clarice Smith, TBD

Kreativity Diversity Troupe Open Mic Night
TBD. 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.
Free, no tickets required. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.

Join the Kreators of the Kreativity Diversity Troupe for an open mic night, full of music, dance and spoken word.

Want to try out your own performance chops? Show up and sign up! Just looking for a night of entertainment from some of the most talented students in the metro area? Simply take a seat and enjoy the show.

Interested in learning more about Kreativity? Email kreativity.troupe@gmail.com and like them on Facebook!

Free, no tickets required.

Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland,


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