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[photo, Center Stage at night, 700 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland] Maryland's two principal theaters are Baltimore Center Stage (the State Theater) and Olney Theater (the State Summer Theater). In addition, Maryland is home to a variety of smaller professional and community theaters, ranging from classical to experimental.



Center Stage at night, 700 North Calvert St., Baltimore, Maryland. Photo courtesy of Center Stage.


[photo, Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann St., Baltimore, Maryland] Members of Baltimore's vibrant theater community, including the Baltimore Theatre Project, the Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Everyman Theatre, the Fell's Point Corner Theatre, and the Vagabond Theatre produce everything from avant-garde puppetry to Shakespeare. Many Baltimore theatres afford the opportunity to see drama and comedy performed intently by small companies of dedicated actors.


Fell's Point Corner Theatre, 251 South Ann St., Baltimore, Maryland, December 2008. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Kestrel Shakespeare Theater, St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland] Community theater thrives in Annapolis, where the Colonial Players celebrate over half a century of education and entertainment in a city that is also home to the Summer Garden Theatre and the Classic Theatre of Maryland. For those outside the metropolitan area, Rep Stage in Columbia offers professional quality theater in intimate settings. In Charles County, the Port Tobacco Players entertain at La Plata. For Annapolis theater history, see: "The Progress of Refinement: A History of the Theatre in Annapolis" by Jane McWilliams (Annapolis: The Colonial Players Inc., 1976).

Kestrel Shakespeare Theater, St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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Theatrical productions, including musicals, also are staged around Maryland by local high schools, often providing young actors with their first opportunity to perform.


"West Side Story" rehearsal, Annapolis High School, Riva Road, Annapolis, Maryland, March 2017. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


ACTORS


THEATERS (by county)


[photo, Kestrel Shakespeare Theater, St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland]

Kestrel Shakespeare Theater, St. Mary's Community Center, 3900 Roland Ave., Hampden, Baltimore, Maryland, October 2019. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


[photo, Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland]
  • Single Carrot Theatre
  • Spotlighters Theatre
  • Stillpointe Theatre
  • Strand Theater Company
  • Vagabond Theatre
  • Young Victorian Theatre Company
  • Baltimore Theatre Project, 45 West Preston St., Baltimore, Maryland, December 2005. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.



    [photo, Old Colonial Theatre, 12-14 South Potomac St., Hagerstown, Maryland]
    TALBOT COUNTY
  • Avalon Foundation [Avalon Theatre], Easton
  • WASHINGTON COUNTY
  • Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown
  • Potomac Playmakers, Hagerstown

  • Old Colonial Theatre, 12-14 South Potomac St., Hagerstown, Maryland, June 2004. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


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