“…a feast for the eyes and the ears.” – Kristen Price.
Synopsis: Jerry Herman’s energetic Hello, Dolly! is a musical filled with charisma and with heart. Matchmaker Dolly Levi is a widow, a matchmaker, and also a professional meddler –but everything changes when she decides that the next match she needs to make is to find someone for herself. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Hello-Dolly! is boisterous and charming from start to finish.
2. ‘Aida’ at Arts Centric.
“Arts Centric is committed to presenting excellent productions, primarily by persons of color. This all black version of ‘Aida’ furthers their mission beautifully, and we are all the better for it.” – Timoth David Copney.
Synopsis: Winner of four 2000 Tony Awards, Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal, chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love.
3. ‘King John’ at Baltimore Shakespeare Factory.
“There’s no question all the actors in the BSF are of very fine quality. They were galvanizing, emphatic even, and polished to impress.” – JV Torres.
Synopsis: For the first time in Baltimore since 1781! We’re proud to present Shakespeare’s rarely-performed thriller about a hapless king facing threats from outside and within.
4. ‘The Color Purple’ at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
“This is a must-see musical with a message that will stay with audiences long after they’ve left the theatre.” – Jeannette Mulherin.
Synopsis: The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times), directed by Tony® winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues, The Color Purple gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize–winning story.
5. Concert: ‘Karter Jaymes’ at An die Musik Live!
When: One show only! Sat, August 11 at 8 PM.
Where: 409 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at door/$10 students at the door.
About: Grammy-nominated Karter Jaymes is no stranger to the Singer-songwriter music scene. Born and raised in Baltimore, Karter has played across the US and abroad. His songs and music have been performed by artists such as Teddy Pendergrass, Jaheim and Little Mix — a British group discovered by Simon Cowell of American Idol — to name a few. Karter’s raspy soulful voice along with his skilled lyrics is guaranteed to touch your heart. He is an inspirational must see artist! Click here for more information.