Due to Baltimore Curfew Spotlighters Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Centerstage,Vagabond Players, and Rep Stage Adjust Their Weekend Schedules for ‘Jacques Brel’ ‘Ghosts,’ ‘4000 Miles,’ ‘Side by Side by Sondheim, and ‘Sunset Baby”

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Because of the curfew imposed in Baltimore, MD, Spotlighters Theatre, Everyman Theatre, and Centerstage have announced changes in their weekend starting time:
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From Fuzz Roark at Spotlighters Theatre:
Regarding Change of Times for Performances of Jacques Brel for this weekend (May 1 – 3, 2015) at Spotlighters.
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With the City Wide Curfew in effect this weekend – Spotlighters is adjusting our curtain times for Friday & Saturday (May 1 & 2).
The Friday evening (May 1) show will begin at 7:00pm.
This means that the lobby will open at 6:00pm. The show runs an hour and 45 mins, so everyone should be able to chat and visit for a while and still be home (or out of the city) by the 10pm curfew.  There will NOT be a reception on opening night.  It will be rescheduled later in the run.
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The Saturday (May 2) show will be a 2:00pm matinee.
If you have tickets for the 8pmperformance, these will automatically be moved to the 2pm show on Saturday, or you may exchange them for another night in the run of Jacques Brel.  Please either use the link in your confirmation email or contact the theatre to re-schedule.
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The Sunday (May 3) show will remain at 2:00pm
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We do apologize for this inconvenience, and appreciate your understanding as we strive for THE SHOW TO GO ON!  We do hope that you will come out and enjoy this fun and lively evening of the music of Jacques Brel – 21 vignettes and story songs about love and life — and everything in between!

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Spotlighters Theatre
817 St Paul Street, in Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 752-1225

More info at their website
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EVERYMAN THEATRE
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Everyman Theatre’s production of Ghosts will have all of its performances from tonight through this Sunday beginning at 7 PM. Running Time is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, with one intermission.

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CENTERSTAGE
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Center Stage will perform Amy Herzog’s 4000 Miles  at 7 pm. Running Time is 1 hour and 42 minutes, with no intermission.

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VAGABOND PLAYERS

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To comply with the Baltimore City curfew, we are moving our Friday and Saturday (May 1 and 2) performances from 8:00pm to 7:00pm. Show runs almost exactly two hours, so you’ll be out at about 9:00pm. Our Sunday, May 3, performance will remain at 2:00pm.

If you have tickets for this weekend and wish to exchange your tickets for another performance, we are happy to do so, and will waive any up-charges that might ordinarily apply. We cannot offer refunds unless we cancel performances, since we incur royalty and other expenses when we have performances.

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REP STAGE

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To help our Baltimore patrons and artists comply with the Baltimore City curfew, we have chosen to move our Friday and Saturday May 1 and 2 performances of Sunset Baby to 7:00 PM.

Our Opening Night reception has been rescheduled for Friday May 15th. Ticket holders who are not able to make it for a 7:00 PM performance are welcome to exchange their ticket for a future performance. Please contact the Horowitz Center Box Office with any questions or concerns. (443) 518-1500.

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  1. 1. Chesapeake Shakespeare’s regularly scheduled Friday,May 1, 10am matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet will go on tomorrow – FREE and open to the public. This performance was originally scheduled for high schools and middle schools, but due to events in the city, their field trips have been canceled. We will go on with the show and open it to the general public. Doors will open at 9:30am. We believe in the healing power of the arts. Please see details below.

    2. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s evening performances of Romeo and Juliet are canceled today (Thursday, April 30) and Friday and Saturday as well (May 1-2).

    3. Sunday’s 2pm matinee performance of Romeo and Juliet will go on. Box office will open at 1pm, doors open for seating at 1:15pm.

    See statement below about the Friday morning free matinee:
    BALTIMORE (April 30, 2015) — The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will perform a 10am matinee of Romeo and Juliet on Friday, May 1, FREE and open to the public. Doors will open at 9:30am.

    This performance of William Shakespeare’s timeless love story will run for 1 hour and 45 minutes, with no intermission. The address is 7 South Calvert Street, at the corner of Calvert and Redwood streets.

    This is a regularly scheduled matinee performance, which would normally serve the children of the city and county school systems. Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has been performing morning matinees for public and private schools on weekdays since April 7, in a continuing outreach program that supports the curricula of high school and middle school English and Drama departments. More than 5,000 students had tickets to attend these shows, and about half of the matinees were completed before recent protests and unrest prompted many city and county schools to cancel field trips. Efforts are being made to reschedule as many matinees as possible through May 12.

    Tomorrow’s matinee show will go on — as our gift to our beloved city. CSC’s faith in Baltimore and the spirit of peacemaking is unshaken. Opening the doors to the public tomorrow is our statement that art can be a healing force. At this time when Baltimore’s community yearns for peaceful gathering, the arts also provide an essential connection to our shared humanity. Shakespeare addressed the issue of civic unrest in many of his plays, never more eloquently than in Romeo and Juliet. In the play, Verona’s prince appeals to clashing clans to find common ground and make peace on his city’s streets, as he mourns the dire cost of their failure.

    Jean Thompson, Chesapeake Shakespeare
    Thompson@chesapeakeshakespeare.com
    410-244-8570, ext. 106

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