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Please note: All artists, performances, dates, and times are subject to change.
August 6-September 6, 2015
Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice
Based on characters created by Charles Addams
Director: Debbie Barber-Eaton
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Assistant Director: Jason Vellon
Music Director: David Merrill
Choreographer: Jamie Miller
Stage Manager: Rachel Ironmonger
The Wedding Singer
May 26-June 18, 2016
Thursday-Sunday plus Wednesday, June 15
The year is 1985. The hair is big, greed is good, and collars are up. Rock-star wannabe Robbie Hart is New Jersey's favorite wedding singer and the life of the party—until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection but is about to be married to a Wall Street shark. Unless Robbie can change his tune and pull off the performance of the decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.
Based on the hit New Line Cinema film starring Adam Sandler, The Wedding Singer's hilarious book (by Chad Beguelin and Tim Herlihy) and sparkling new score (music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin) do for the '80s what Hairspray did for the '60s. Plus, 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the show’s 2006 Broadway premiere. So “Just say yes!” and don’t miss this high-energy, romantic musical comedy.
June 30-July 23, 2016
Thursday-Sunday plus Wednesday, July 20
Exuberant, passionate, and joyous, Rent is theatre at its best. On the 20th anniversary of its Broadway premiere, we’re excited to present this groundbreaking musical about falling in love, finding your voice, and living for today.
Based loosely on Puccini's La Boheme and set in the East Village of New York City, Rent follows one year in the life of a group of impoverished young artists. Struggling to survive and create under the shadows of addiction, poverty, and HIV/AIDS, these young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves, and conflicts through rocking songs and a gripping story. With a book, music, and lyrics by the late Jonathan Larson, Rent is a pop culture phenomenon that won the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It also contains mature thematic material involving drugs and sexuality, and some language. Parental discretion is advised.
August 4-September 4, 2016
Bialystock and Bloom! Those names should strike hysteria in anyone familiar with Mel Brooks' classic cult comedy film. In 2001, The Producers premiered on Broadway and once again set the standard for modern, outrageous, in-your-face humor, winning a record 12 Tony Awards. ASGT caps off our 50th anniversary year with this modern classic, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2016.
The plan is simple: a down-on-his-luck Broadway producer and his mild-mannered accountant scheme to produce the most notorious flop in Broadway history, thereby bilking their backers out of millions of dollars. But one thing goes awry: their show (the outrageously offensive “Springtime for Hitler”) is a smash hit! At the core of this insanely funny adventure is a poignant journey of two very different men who become unlikely friends. With a truly hysterical book co-written by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan (Annie) and music and lyrics by Mr. Brooks, The Producers takes no prisoners, as it proudly proclaims itself an "equal opportunity offender!"
2015 production, "The Mystery of Edwin Drood"
View photos and production information on our 2015 Season.
The Mystery of Edwin Drood,
Catch Me If You Can, and
The Addams Family
ASGT Hits the Stage for 50th Performance Season
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ASGT Steps Outside the Theatrical Box
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Re-visit our 2014 season:
Shout! The Mod Musical, and
Re-visit our 2013 season: Into the Woods, [title of show], and Swing!.
Re-visit our 2012 season: Anything Goes, Avenue Q, and Xanadu.
Re-visit our 2011 season: Hairspray, The Marvelous Wonderettes, and Chicago.
Are you the next break out star? For complete audition information, please visit our auditions page.
Curtain time for all performances is 8:30pm.
Each show has performances Thursday through Sunday.
If you have any questions, call the box office at 410-268-9212
"Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay" An Oral Memoir in Two Short Acts
(with an intermission for cocktails)
Friday, September 11, 2015, 8:00pm
(Raindate of Saturday, September 12)
$25 with a cash bar (beer and wine)
Tickets available online only beginning Thursday, August 6
Join us for an unforgettable evening of humor and inspiration with the inimitable Fay Jacobs - theatrical director, author of four award-winning books and columns in national publications, and past ASGT Artistic Director!
Rife with Fay's signature humor and quick wit, Aging Gracelessly: 50 Shades of Fay is a laugh-out-loud evening of amazing stories about life, liberty, and the aging process. Based on Fay's memoirs, this one woman tour de force features classic ASGT stories, as well as hilarious tales of life at the beach, zip lines, skunk sprays, schnauzers, and the fight for marriage equality.
Fay's journey is an important reminder that even life's most unpleasant surprises are worth it when you end up with a great story to tell. Join us as we go along for the hilarious ride!
Applause for Aging Gracelessly:
“Jacobs is a revelation as a performer, navigating hilarious scenes of relationship angst and haunting moments of the challenges of being a gay woman in mainstream America. Her effortless interaction with the audience made it seem she’s sharing her stories in a living room with close friends.”
Michael Gilles, Theatre Eleven
“Move over Lily Tomlin! Fay tells a great story!”
Lynn G., Carefree Resort
"Fay Jacobs’ sharp wit turns frustrating everyday events into laugh-out-loud medicine worthy of award-winning stand-up comedy.”
Author and Lambda Literary finalist Carsen Taite
Maryland Shakespeare Company's "Romeo & Juliet"
Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday
July 6, 7, and 8, 2015 at 8:30pm
For three nights only, the Maryland Shakespeare Company (MSC) was welcomed back to the ASGT stage to present one of William Shakespeare’s classic plays under the stars. At 8:30pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday July 6-8, MSC transported audiences to the streets of Verona, Italy in "Romeo and Juliet", the Bard’s classic tale of love and loss. Eight MSC performers tackled 20 roles in this fast-paced play, complete with live music, advanced fight choreography, colorful costumes, and more.
MSC is a professional classical theatre company in residence at Goucher College in Towson. Local audiences will recall their lively productions of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and "Twelfth Night", presented at ASGT in 2012 and 2013. MSC nurtures and supports independent actors in the Shakespearean tradition, emphasizing original Shakespearean stage practices both in the rehearsal room and on the stage. This creates a powerful connection between the actors and the audience, making viewers truly a part of the action.
In 1967 and again from 1998-2005, ASGT produced Shakespearean plays as part of our regular season. MSC’s production was the first "Romeo and Juliet" to be presented on our stage. We expect to welcome them back again in 2016, so stay tuned!
Photo by Bud Johnson for The Baltimore Sun
Photo by Bud Johnson for The Baltimore Sun