Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Sep 16 at 6pm

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Sep 16 at 6pm

Maryland Opera Studio: New Work Reading of Town Hall

Saturday, September 16, 2017 . 6 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their Senator questions about the politics of the day. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage, and forces a young intern to live-stream the proceedings on social media. Theo Popov (composer) and E.M. Lewis (librettist) are recipients of the Second Annual Opera Composition Commission, a partnership between the Maryland Opera Studio and the Artist Partner Program of The Clarice that supports the creation of new opera work. This performance is a preview of the completed work, which will premiere in February 2018.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required.

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The Weekday Players Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, May 9

The Weekday Players Original Works Project at Clarice Smith, May 9

The Weekday Players Original Works Project
Tuesday, May 9, 2017. 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, General Admission

The Weekday Players proudly presents their Original Works Projects, a memorable night of short plays created and produced by students! You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll laugh AND cry. Either way, join them for a great time!

Free, no tickets required.

The Young King at Clarice Smith, Feb 10

Opera New Work Reading: The Young King at Clarice Smith, Feb 10

Opera New Work Reading by the Maryland Opera Studio
Friday, February 10, 2017. 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Guildenhorn Recital Hall, general admission.

The Young King
By Martin Hennessy
Libretto by Tom Rowan

An innocent boy, son to a family of goat herders, is found to be heir to the kingdom. Riches and luxury are laid at his feet, but at what cost to others?

This world premiere musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s “The Young King,” by Martin Hennessy with libretto by Tom Rowan, addresses human rights and social justice issues directly relevant to contemporary wealth and income inequality struggles. Performed by Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) artists.

Hennessy is the winner of the inaugural Opera Composition Contest, a joint effort between MOS and the Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.

As part of an ongoing dedication to cultivating and performing new work, the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) and the Artist Partner Program partnered for the first annual Opera Composition Contest for a new work reading to be performed by the singers of the MOS. This world premiere performance will feature the winning composition.

Free, no tickets required.

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Blood Memories at Clarice Smith, Nov 18-19

Blood Memories at Clarice Smith, Nov 18-19

Second Season: Blood Memories: Women and Violence Repertory
Two plays written by Jonelle Walker and Leticia Ridley
Directed by Brittany Ginder
November 18 – 19, 2016

Fri, Nov 18, 2016 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 . 2:00PM
Sat, Nov 19, 2016 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.

An evening of original plays by Jonelle Walker and Leticia Ridley that focus on women as victims and perpetrators of both systematic and physical violence, in the present as well as in the past.

Tickets: Free, tickets required. Get tickets here. Tickets will be available to reserve starting at 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 14, 2016.

Charles Flowers High School presents Love, Peace and Soul, Apr 16-May 2

Charles Flowers High School presents Love, Peace and Soul, Apr 16-May 2

Love, Peace and Soul
Written and directed by Shanelle D. Ingram

Location: Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale.

Public Performances:
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:00pm
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7:00pm
Friday, May 1, 2015 at 7:00pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7:00pm

The Drama Department of Charles Herbert Flowers High School (CHFHS) invites you to take an entertaining, historical and musical journey to experience “Love, Peace & Soul,” written by the Jaguar Players Director and Producer, Shanelle Ingram. This production provides an original, riveting chronology of soul, R&B and hip-hop music that will transport audiences back into another time. This high-energy production will have us celebrating and, for some, reliving trends that have lasted for more than five decades. You will hear music from Earth, Wind and Fire to Chaka Khan to Donny Hathaway to the Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five!!!! These shows will be held at CHFHS, Helena Nobles-Jones Auditorium, and will run approximately 2 hours.

Matinees for PGCPS Elementary and Middle School or Senior Groups only:
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 10:30am
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:30am
Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 10:30am

Inviting all Elementary and Middle School Teachers and Parents! The Charles H. Flowers High School Jaguar Players are offering $5.00 group tickets for their spring musical production called “LOVE, PEACE, and SOUL. This is a wonderful inexpensive field trip idea that will give your students exposure to a great performance in our own neighborhood!

Tickets general admission: $15. Tickets for matinees are $5 per student.