Now-Mar 4, Baltimore: Happenstance Theatre’s award-winning company presents a suite of comic material old and new. Noted for their physical comedy and precise ensemble work, the company recasts free-standing material from their repertoire along with new works informed by great comedy of the past: 19th Century European Circus entrées, Vaudeville, silent film, and early television. A playful new format will structure the material and enhance the audience experience.
Mar 2-3, Annapolis: Enjoy an evening of guitar at Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts.
Mar 2, Cheverly: You can watch as teen dance teams compete before a panel of judges at the Publick Playhouse for trophies, cash prizes, and the title to be, "Prince George's Best Dance Crew".
Mar 2-4, Havre de Grace: Based on a classic game where YOU are the detective, this new original comic farce gathers a group of colorful suspects at the scene of the crime to be. As the evening unfolds in an homage to the great American detective movies of the past, dark secrets are divulged, motives are revealed, red herrings are abound, and the body count rises as the hilarious action spirals into a climactic whodunit determined by you, the audience playing the 4D game, resulting in a different surprise ending every night.
Mar 3, Towson: Experience the joy of being an artist at Towson University''s Community Art Center’s Family Arts Day. Drop in for a day of interactive art activities, dance workshops and gallery tours all inspired by current art exhibitions.
Mar 3, Baltimore: Experience the searing beauty and luminescence of Frank Martin's Mass for Double Choir. Martin kept his creation in a drawer for nearly 40 years because, as he said, it was "a matter between God and myself." This great unaccompanied work of the 20th century has been described as "a Renaissance mass lost in time." Beloved classics of the choral repertoire round out this uplifting program.
Mar 4, Frederick: Laughter is elementary, my dear Watson! The male heirs of the Baskerville line are being murdered one by one and renowned sleuth Sherlock Holmes, along with his trusted sidekick Dr. Watson, must work feverishly to crack the case. Witness five talented actors playing 40 quirky characters, and venture deep into a world filled with disguises, silly accents, and murderous deceit. All is not what it seems… do you know whodunit?
Mar 3-11, Timonium: The show can be the first sign of spring for many! Landscapers offer beautiful gardens filled with colorful blooms that brighten the days of showgoers! Hundreds of home improvement experts are available to help get your Spring checklist of to dos complete! Juried crafters are on hand showcasing wares of beauty and function to improve your home’s decor or your personal lifestyle!
Mar 3, DC: Kacey Musgraves performs at The Anthem in downtown Dc!
Mar 3, Baltimore: This Brasilian mid-winter dance party returns for its 12th hip-moving year with live samba, forro, dance lessons, DJ’s, a full costumed Carnival performance, and more! With JP Silva, Samba Trovao, Rose Moraes, DJ's Luiz Luoco & Miguel de Amor, plus costumed dancers, and so much more!
Mar 3, Annapolis: The Capitol Steps, a comedy troupe begun as a group of Senate staffers, return to St. John’s with their irreverent revue of songs and spoofs satirizing public figures along all party lines. The show will be followed by a Meet the Performers champagne reception. Proceeds from this fundraising performance will benefit student financial aid.
Mar 4, DC: The acclaimed actor and renowned cellist team up to showcase core American values in literature and music. Murray brings his wit and charm to classic songs, prose, and poetry by Twain, Hemingway, Whitman, Bernstein, Gershwin, Foster, and more in dialogue with Vogler’s transfixing Stradivari cello.
Mar 3-17, DC: Family ties fray and unravel in Verdi's spectacle of forbidden passion, political intrigue, and shattering betrayal set at the height of the Spanish Empire. A solid-gold cast heralds Don Carlo's return in this stunning new production by the Washington National Opera.
Final Weekend! Dc: Immerse in a psychedelic, eye-of-the-storm experience of whirling fractals and light beams at ARTECHOUSE. Visually and aurally mesmerizing, Parallel Universe is the first solo retrospective exhibit for the internationally-acclaimed Turkish art studio Ouchhh. Comprised of four installations, three world travelled and one created in collaboration with ARTECHOUSE specially for this show, it is a hypnotic and immersive multi-sensory experience unlike anything. The 3D motion-mapped projections and light installations draw inspiration from science, mathematics and even astrology. They explore representations of nature and the reconstruction of space through new digital media.
Now-Mar 4, DC: It’s winter in Minnesota, and an immigrant Zimbabwean family is preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter. But when the bride insists on observing roora, a traditional bride-price ceremony, it opens a deep rift in the household. Rowdy and affectionate, Familiar pitches tradition against assimilation among the members of one devoted family. Which will prove stronger: the customs they keep… or the secrets they’ve kept buried? Head to the Woolly Mammoth Theatre to find out!
Mar 2, Bethesda: Hailed by The New Yorker as “one of the most imaginative tap choreographers working today,” Michelle Dorrance and her company of virtuosic tap dance artists and musicians return with another spellbinding performance. With flourishes of Afro-Brazilian music mixed with indie pop, this wildly eclectic show is the product of Dorrance’s collaboration with musician and STOMP cast member Nicholas Van Young. Featuring breathtaking solos, duets, and ensemble choreography, ETM: Double Down incorporates live music and Young’s award-winning electronic tap dance instruments in a surprising, innovative evening of dance and music.
Mar 2-4, Bethesda and Baltimore: Relive the magic of your favorite wizard. Based on the third installment of J.K. Rowling’s classic saga, fans of all ages can now experience the thrilling tale accompanied by live music from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as Harry soars across the big screen.
Now-Mar 4, Frederick: Startling and viciously funny with echoes of Stoppard, Kafka and the Brothers Grimm, this production focuses on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders in this black comedy by the writer of The Lieutenant of Inishmore and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
Now-Mar 25, Olney: Could you name a hundred things that make life wonderful? A thousand? How about a million? A 7 year-old child confronted by his mother's attempted suicide makes a list of things to live for that grows from childhood to adolescence to adulthood. An amazing show that produces as much laughter as it does tears in creating its catalogue of gratitude with a unique theatrical style. In this remarkable one-person show, the audience becomes a custodian of the list, a co-conspirator in the plot to hold-back the darkness, and members of an ensemble that creates the evening's story, curling the audience in its generous embrace.
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