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Center Stage

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Address: 700 N. Calvert St, Baltimore, MD
Phone Number: 410-332-0033
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The State Theater of Maryland, CENTERSTAGE is currently celebrating its...

The State Theater of Maryland, CENTERSTAGE is currently celebrating its 50th Anniversary Season. The not-for-profit company serves as Maryland’s hub for smart, provocative, and entertaining theater and as a catalyst for conversation with the community.Each year, a consistently broad range of productions in two intimate performing spaces attracts highly diverse audiences of more than 100,000 people—including more than 8,000 fiercely loyal members, many of whom have been with the theater during its entire history. Additionally, CENTERSTAGE offers a variety of dramaturgical, community, and educational programs to broaden access and enhance the theatergoing experience.

Our Mission Statement: CENTERSTAGE is an artistically driven institution committed to engaging, educating, and expanding the horizons of diverse audiences through challenging, bold, thought-provoking classical and contemporary theater. Values central to our mission are: Rigorous pursuit of excellence Courage to take risks Commitment to diversity and inclusion Belief in continual learning, exploration, and discovery Fiscal integrity

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Great place to see a show, undergoing renovation 2016

Wonderful professional theatre in the Mt. Vernon historic district, currently staging their shows off site due to a major renovation that will be marvelous when it is finished.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2016
Kathy K
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Whitehall, Michigan
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Whitehall, Michigan
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful professional theatre in the Mt. Vernon historic district, currently staging their shows off site due to a major renovation that will be marvelous when it is finished.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful night at the theatre. The production was professionally acted. The talent was Broadway quality. The production was first rate.

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Thank Judgedml
Baltimore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015 via mobile

This was my first time seeing a show at Center Stage and I was thoroughly pleased. I saw Pride and Prejudice which was excellent in itself, but I loved how before the show part of the cast came out and mingled with the audience. The cast hosted a ball in the lobby and invited people to dance with them. This... More 

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

I'm embarrassed to say that a recent visit to the Center Stage (for Pride and Prejudice) in Baltimore was the first time we had been to this small, Baltimore theater. The venue is a combination of two (or more) older buildings and has fine acoustics and well-organized crowd flow. The theater has a downstairs bar and a rather good upstairs... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Our fried treated us to an evening at Center Stage. We attended a Play Lab and heard “Protect The Beautiful Place”. What an interesting concept to have an audience sit in on what is really a rehearsal to iron out the kinks in the play. They told a riveting story – each of the performer’s voices was captivating. They brought... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Leaning forward with smile on my face the entire time - and outstanding production! I have seen every interpretation of Jane Auston's novel and this was a truly enjoyable rendition. Each character was spectacular and the production very clever. The venue is intimate and warm. If you are a fan or are curious abou the story it's a must see!

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Thank MeRowT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

What an intelligent cast...strong and balanced. Mr. Bingley was especially charming. And all of the daughters were well cast. The set had some visually entertaining effects that pull the show together beautifully. Don't miss this top notch adaptation and preduction.

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Forest Hill, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Love this venue. It brings me into a great part of the city to see new and interesting pieces like the recent world premier of Marley, a musical of the man's life. In this small and intimate setting, you are part of the show. And, comfortable seats where you can take your glass of wine!

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Thank Sue4452
Baltimore, Maryland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

It was like a school play! I find it difficult to recommend this to anyone. As an education the depiction is poor and the performances not convincing. I have seen many musicals but few have let me down like this. When I go to the theatre I want to be entertained. This show was anything but.

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Thank Gary M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

My 4th production at this intimate theater, I drive from Philadelphia and have never been disappointed! The music, story, cast and direction were all first-rate! From the moment you walk in the door, you are in Jamaica! With reggae musicians and dancers playing in the "street" (there are real dirt floors), you are already entertained before the show starts! Mitchell... More 

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