Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Town Hall
Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018 . 7:30 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, General Admission.

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage.

Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. Launched in 2017, the contest is a joint initiative of the Maryland Opera Studio and Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.

Free, no tickets required.

House at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 5-21

House at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 5-21

House
An original play by Daniel Johnston
Directed by Susan Brall
Assistant Director: Lori Bruun
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday January 5, 2018 through Sunday January 21, 2018
Matinee performances on January 7, January 14 and January 21 at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

House. debuted in 2016 at Howard Community College. It is written by Daniel Johnston, a member of the Howard County Arts Collective and was performed by that group.House. is based on the reality shows that appear all over television today. House. is a very funny satire with sharp and witty dialogue, clear and recognizable characters and enough mystery to keep the audience on edge. The plot is an imaginary reality show., most like Survivor or Big Brother.

Here is what the critics said: “Penned and directed by Daniel Johnston, House. tells the story of ten very different contestants participating in a “Big Brother”-style reality show for a one million dollar prize. House. is skillfully scripted and helmed, successfully breathing life into what could have been stock reality show archetypes.” -Kay-Megan Washington, March 12, 2016-DC Metro Theater Arts

Performances run weekends from Friday January 5, 2018 through Sunday January 21, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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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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