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Best Upcoming Theater Events In Baltimore

As the sun continues to blaze in Baltimore, the theater scene will be heating up as well. With eclectic community theatres, the famous 1st Mariner Arena and little-known gems punctuating the city, there is a plethora of choices for residents. The events range in price to accommodate those with even the most tightly-cinched purse strings.
Evergreen Museum

Summer Evening at Evergreen Museum
Evergreen Museum & Library
The Johns Hopkins University
4545 N Charles St
Baltimore, Md. 21210
(410) 516-0341

Date: July 19

Experience a night of awe-inspiring aesthetics and a classical performance after hours at John Hopkins' Evergreen Museum & Library. Visitors can start the evening by taking in the "Sculpture at Evergreen 7" and the first floor's featured exhibitions, "Alix Ayme: European Perception and Asian Poeticism" and "Eliot Porter: TREES." Also featured is an exhibit sure to whet the theatrical palate, "…a display of rare editions of Shakespeare drawn from the John Garrett Library" before patrons are whisked to the Evergreen Meadow for a preview performance of "Love's Labour's Lost" by the Shakespeare Factory Players.

Related: Best Museums in Maryland

The Holdup

"The Holdup"
Spotlighters Theatre
817 Saint Paul St
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(410) 752-1225

Date: July 6 to July 29

Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Marsha Norman masterfully intersperses romance, humor, suspense and tragedy with a backdrop of the old west in "The Holdup." Performed in the delightfully intimate space of Spotlighters' in-the-round theatre, every moment of tension and peppered-in humor will be tangible to audience members regardless of their seating. Those attending the July 22 show are invited to stay for a talk back with the cast and director immediately following the performance. Thursday ticket prices are at a special of $10. Student and senior discounts apply for other performances.

Lethal Injection

"Lethal Injection"
Vagabond Players
806 S Broadway
Baltimore, Md. 21231
(410) 563-9135

Date: July 20 to Aug. 5

One of the winners of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival makes its debut at Vagabond Players and threatens to leave audiences' hairs standing on end. In this pulsing courtroom drama, the wall between actor and audience is broken as theater goers are given the role of jury in a trial where two brothers are accused of murdering an intruder. Embedded in historic Fells Point—a trademark of Baltimore for residents and tourists alike—Vagabond Players is within walking distance from the legendary Max's Taphouse, where patrons can assuage the stress of their jurisdiction with a one-of-a-kind brew. Tickets are regularly $16 and discounts are offered for seniors, students, active duty military and groups.

Cirque du Soleil Dralion

"Cirque Du Soleil: Dralion"
1st Mariner Arena
201 W Baltimore St
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 347-2020

Date: Aug. 22 to Aug. 26

According to "Cirque du Soleil" itself, "Fusing the 3,000 year-old tradition of Chinese acrobatic arts with the multidisciplinary approach of 'Cirque du Soleil,' 'Dralion' draws its inspiration from Eastern philosophy and its never-ending quest for harmony between humans and nature." "Dralion" vibrantly combines music, comedy and mind-boggling feats of athleticism in a show that will leave audience members awestruck and chattering long after a standing ovation. This event is sure to cap off the summer with a bang.

Everyman Theatre

"Time Stands Still"
Everyman Theatre
1727 N Charles St
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 752-2208

Date: Aug. 29 to Oct. 7

This acclaimed 2009 play by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Donald Margulies will be making its Baltimore premiere at Everyman Theatre this August. The play explores photojournalist Sarah's trajectory in acclimating to a conventional existence after returning from a warzone in Iraq. Having been injured in a roadside bomb while she was abroad, the play explores guilt, changing relationships and the wrenching need to let go. This event is one that Baltimore residents do not want to miss.

Related: Best Small Theater Companies in Baltimore

Tracy Dye has always had an affinity toward writing and the arts. A fan of exploring all the hidden gems in Baltimore outside of her work and studies, Tracy is thrilled for the opportunity to bring residents all the latest on nightlife and music in the area. Her work can be found on

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