A SENSATION NOVEL
Book:  W.S. Gilbert
Music:  Michael Nash, T German Reed
direction:  Michael Blum
musical direction: Erica Rome & Michael Blum

Synopsis: W. S. Gilbert, long before he worked with Arthur Sullivan, was Victorian England's leading dramatist. In this hilarious topsy-turvy send-up of Victorian "Sensation Novels" (a genre still with us today as Romance Fiction), Gilbert gives us 5 "stock characters" who refuse to conform to society's expectations or the novel's author's plans for them -- they turn the story upside down, break all the conventions of the stage, and indulge in some VERY modern activities. This musical play, with a new score by British composer Michael Nash that incorporates some of the original (mostly lost) music, is both outrageous, touching and funny -- a window into an 1871 that was FAR from stodgy and predictable! 

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Sept 11 - Oct 4, 2015
Sept 11, 12, 13;  17, 18, 19, 20;  25, 26, 27;  Oct 2, 3, 4.
Ten Spot Thursday: Sept 17, 2015 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Sept 27, 2015
 - immediately following the performance


ZOMBIE PROM
Music:  Dana P. Rowe
Book & Lyrics:  John Dempsey
direction: Kristen Cooley
musical direction: Michael W. Tan

Synopsis:  This girl loves ghoul rock and roll Off Broadway musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart. He still wants to graduate, but most of all he wants to take Toffee to the prom. The principal orders him to drop dead while a scandal reporter seizes on him as the freak du jour. History comes to his rescue while a tuneful selection of original songs in the style of 50s hits keeps the action rocking across the stage.

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Oct 16 - Nov 8, 2015
Oct 16, 17, 19;  22, 23, 24, 25; 30, 31, Nov 1;  6, 7, 8.
Ten Spot Thursday: Oct 22, 2015 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Nov 1, 2015
 - immediately following the performance


The Audrey Herman Celebration
Celebrating our 54th Season


 

Sunday, October 25, 2015
5-10pm
  
The 2015 Audrey Herman Celebration
Celebrating Spotlighters Theatre’s
54th Season
and
Audrey Herman’s passion and support of arts & theatre!
Join us
Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 5pm
in
Edinburgh Hall
The Grand
225 North Charles Street
Baltimore,  MD  21201

Cocktails  5pm
Dinner  6-7pm
Silent Auction  6-9:30pm
Awards Presentation  7pm
Dancing & Entertainment  7-10pm 

Presentation of
The Audrey Herman Award
for her Passion and Support
of Arts & Theatre
across Baltimore
to
Dr. Maravene Loeschke

And Presentation of The Spotlighters Award
to
Alan Zemla
for his Volunteer Efforts to Support Spotlighters Theatre.

Tickets
$100  The Auntie Mame Ticket
Includes a Pre-Event Reception
with the Board of Directors
and our Honorees; and a Coupon for a complimentary glass of wine
or beverage of your choice at all performances of the 54th season.
Includes Cocktail Hour,
Seated Dinner, with
Awards Presentation, Dancing, Entertainment & Silent Auction.

$75  The Dolly Levi Ticket
Includes Cocktail Hour,
Seated Dinner, with
Awards Presentation, Dancing, Entertainment & Silent Auction.

Reservations are Required.

Sponsored by
Respira Medical
Rick & Maria Martinez
 

A TUNA CHRISTMAS
Book:  Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, & Ed Howard
direction: Fuzz Roark
 
Synopsis:  It's Christmas in Tuna, TX, the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn display contest and the mischevious pranks of the Christmas Phantom. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey's production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.  All the while Aunt Pearl's chickens are terrorized by an evil Blue Jay.  And we all wonder, will Beula's husband ever come home?

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Nov 20 - Dec 20, 2015
Nov 20, 21, 22;  27, 28, 29;  Dec 4, 5, 6;  10, 11, 12, 13; 
Dec 18, 19, 20
Ten Spot Thursday: Dec 10, 2015 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Dec 6, 2015
 - immediately following the performance


MOONLIGHT & MAGNOLIAS
Book:  Ron Hutchinson
direction: Michael Zemarel

Synopsis:  1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind. The screenplay, you see, just doesn't work. In this  peek into the back room of the Golden Age of Hollywood,  Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz.  Locked in a room for five days, these three race against the clock to produce one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Jan 8 - Jan 31, 2016
Jan 8, 9, 10; 14, 15, 16, 17; 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, 31;
Ten Spot Thursday: Jan 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Jan 24, 2016
 - immediately following the performance


SOUTHERN BAPTIST SISSIES
Book: Del Shores
direction: Fuzz Roark

​Synopsis:  Follow the journey of four gay boys in the Dallas Baptist Church. Storyteller Mark Lee Fuller tries to create a world of love and acceptance in the church and clubs of Dallas, Texas, while desperately trying to find a place to put his own pain and rage. The world Mark creates also includes two older barflies, Peanut and Odette, whose banter takes the audience from hysterical laughter to tragedy and tears. With a theme of religion clashing with sexuality, Sissies strives to find  balance and acceptance in the world of religion.
Winner:  GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding LA Theater Production, Los Angeles Critics Awards, Ovation Awards, Backstage West Garland Awards and Robby Awards.  

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Feb 12 - Mar 6, 2016
Feb 12, 13, 14; 18, 19, 20, 21; 26, 27, 28; Mar 4, 5, 6.
Ten Spot Thursday:  Feb 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Feb 28, 2016
 - immediately following the performance


LADY DAY 
at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

Featuring Anya Randall Nebel as Lady Day

Book:   Lanie Robertson
direction: Tom Flatt & David Gregory

​Synopsis:  Featuring Anya Randall Nebel as Lady Day.  
The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia - Ermerson’ Bar & Grill.  The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music.    
“The richest jazz singing in town just now is at [this] subtle absorbing dramatic performance”  
.... Evokes all the sordidness of a woman entirely shaped by suffering
.... By the end ... one is filled with an unexpected joy!
THREE WEEKS ONLY!

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Mar 18 - Apr 3, 2016
Mar 18, 19, 20; 24, 25, 26, 27; 31, Apr 1, 2, 3.
Ten Spot Thursday: Mar 24, 2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: Mar 27, 2016
 - immediately following the performance


EVITA
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber 
Lyrics by Tim Rice
direction: Fuzz Roark
musical direction: Michael Tan

​Synopsis:  Evita tells Eva Peron's passionate and unforgettable true story. Eva used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world--while her greed, outsized ambition, and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. 

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: Apr 15 - May 15, 2016
Apr 15, 16, 17;   21, 22, 23, 24;   29, 30, May 1;   6, 7, 8;   13, 14, 15.
Ten Spot Thursday: Apr 21,  2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast:  May 1, 2016
 - immediately following the performance


LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSE
Book:   Christopher Hampton
direction:  Erin Riley

Synopsis:   A tale of seduction among the rich and powerful, who play with lives like pawns on a chess board. This is a classic drama for exploring decadent sexuality, morals and manipulation played as the ultimate game with tragic results.
Nothing is too cruel, as these rivals use sex as a weapon of humiliation and degradation, all the while enjoying their cruel games, and destroying lives.
From the novel by Choderlos de Laclos

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: May 27 - June 19, 2016
May 27, 28, 29; June 2, 3, 4, 5; 10, 11, 12; 17, 18, 19.
Ten Spot Thursday: June 2, 2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: June 12, 2016
 - immediately following the performance


TICK, TICK, . . . BOOM!
Book, Music & Lyrics: Jonathan Larson
direction: Jillian Bauersfeld
musical direction: Michael W. Tan

Synopsis:  An aspiring composer questions his life choices on the eve of his thirtieth birthday in Jonathan Larson's autobiographical musical.  
Before Rent, there was Tick, Tick...Boom!. This autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and TONY Award-winning composer of Rent , is the story of a composer and the sacrifices he made to achieve his big break in theatre. Containing fourteen songs, ten characters, three actors, and a band, Tick, Tick...Boom! takes you on the playwright/composer's journey that led to a Broadway blockbuster!

Fri & Sat - 8pm;   Sun - 2pm
Performance Dates: July 8 - July 31, 2016
June 8, 9, 10; 14, 15, 16, 17; 22, 23, 24; 29, 30, 31.
Ten Spot Thursday:  July 14, 2016 - 8:00pm
Talk Back With Director & Cast: July 24, 2016
 - immediately following the performance


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