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Center Stage
Ranked #57 of 245 things to do in Baltimore
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Went to see Clybourne Park at Center Stage. I had tried to see it in DC before it went to Broadway but the show was sold out. This was a good production in Baltimore--I really enjoyed the thought provoking show and the theater is lovely. There was a talk back after the show in another theater and I could see that I would enjoy seeing something in that space as well.The theater is accessible to restaurants easily.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We have been season ticket holders for almost 20 years. We really enjoy the intimate setting and wonderful shows. In general the plays we have seen have been very enjoyable although there are occasional misses--as there would be with any theater. The theater is conveniently located for dinner or drinks before or after the show and for easy access off I-83. The theater itself has casual dining before each show and has 1 - 3 bars operating depending on which theater space the play is in that night. There are also several good dining options within walking distance of the theater. Two of our favorites are Iggy's and The Helmand. I feel lucky to have such a wonderful theater in my town.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

This a great place to see a show. Often they are running two shows at once, they have two separate theaters and stages. From old classic plays and to world premiers, musicals, readings, Shakespeare, and nearly any type of staged performance, they have it. And, do it with a professionalism and quality that rivals New York.

I've had a subscription for many years and have enjoyed nearly all of the shows.

Thank christopher s
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Been a subscriber to Center Stage for close to two decades; like any live theater, it's always been a bit of a mixed bag with the particular plays, with the occasional weak one cropping up. However, in general, the acting, the dramaturgy, the sets, and the offerings have been quite good though, and it's been an excellent value overall. This season, the plays have been rather (or extremely!) disappointing and give cause for concern. If present trends continue, this could be my last year as a subscriber. In comparison, the younger, smaller upstart, Everyman theater (also a subscriber for many years) has really been coming on. Since Everyman has moved to impressive new digs, it is definitely giving Center Stage a real run for its money. Hoping very much to see CS respond!

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Timmy M, Manager at Center Stage, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Thank you for being a Member at CENTSERSTAGE for so long, we really appreciate your feedback and are sorry to hear that you've been disappointed recently. We hope you've had a chance to take a look at our 2013-14 Season. We designed this season with Members in mind, hopefully you'll continue to join us.

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Reviewed March 4, 2013

We have season passes to Center Stage, not only are they inexpensive, but the setting is intimate and the performances are passionate. I highly recommend it!

Thank Tom F
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