Chesapeake Arts Center annonces 2014-15 season

| September 18, 2014 | 1 Comment

Chesapeake Arts Center logoThe Chesapeake Arts Center announces its 2014–2015 performing arts season today, featuring theater, comedy and music artists. The Chesapeake Arts Center is a 58,000 sq ft. multi-disciplinary art center located at 194 Hammonds Lane, Brooklyn Park, Maryland 21225. Our facility houses a 752-seat Hammonds Lane Theatre, a 120-seat Studio 194 Theatre, gallery space, ceramics lab, dance studios, music room, scene-shop and classrooms. The 2014-15 season, “Exploring Our Roots” will bring 25+ talented local and national known artists to your community art center.

The season will kick off on Friday, September 19, 2014 with the Deanna Bogart Band. An award-winning singer and songwriter, Bogart performs what she calls “blusion” a combination of boogie-woogie, blues, country and jazz. Tickets are $22.50 for Chesapeake Arts Center Members and $25 for non-members ($23.50 for military).

Another new series, Jazz on Sundays, kicks off on Sunday, September 21 at 3:00pm in the Studio 194 Theatre, featuring musician Doug Byerly and Marty Knepp. Byerly heads the AACC performing Arts department; Knepp is also at the community college as a music professor. Four more Jazz on Sundays concerts are scheduled for November 9 with Tyler Bartram, December 21 with Kristin Callahan, February 15 with Quartet 122 and Sunday, March 22 with Dance on Bones. Dance on Bones is what happens when 4 jazz musicians and 4 actors throw a script in the air, and perform the pages in the order they land! Join us- what happens, is truly, up in the air!

At the Hammonds Lane Theatre at 7:30pm on September 27th, 2014, fans of Sweet Adelines barbershop harmony will enjoy the Harbor City Music Company Show Chorus presenting “LOL”- a family-themed show. You do not want to miss this evening of laughs and heartwarming music with several special guests performances including Harbor City’s very own International 5th place Quartet, Lustre, International Competitors, Escapade Quartet…and more!

The “Be the Band” hosted by the Chesapeake Arts Center is meant to find outstanding musicians and help our community rock out like they were meant to with live music! Seven bands of all types of genres/ all ages will have the opportunity to compete on Saturday, October 4th at 4:30pm in the Studio 194 Theatre. The three bands picked will compete in its final round of the “Be the Band” on Saturday, October 25th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.00.

Another October event is a performance in the Hammonds Lane Theatre by illusionist The Amazing Kreskin, who for 50 years has amazed audiences. The fact that there are rumors, as well as apparent witnesses, experiencing the ghostly presence of spirits in Baltimore, Amazing Kreskin will reawaken that awareness and cause “sightings” of these spirits by audience members on the Theater stage. A show you’ll never forget! Tickets are $22.50 for CAC members and $25 for non-members. (Military $23.50)

Get ready to laugh! Hack and Slash presents “Dangerslash” comedy show on Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 in the Studio 194 theatre. Blazing bullwhips, dizzying heights, flying knives and blatant violation of child labor laws. Spencer “Slash” Humm presents an evening of dangerous, stunt-standup-comedy! Spence will confound audiences with feats of balance, action-hero daring and verbal kung-fu. For more information visit, www.hackandslash.com

Looking further ahead, on November 6, The National Players presents two different plays in the Hammonds Lane theatre. “The Tempest” at 10:15am and “As you like it” at 8:00pm. Tickets $15.00 for Adults; $10.00 for children; group rates available by calling the Box Office at 410-636-6597 for 10 or more children $6.00 each.

On November 15, the Chesapeake Arts Center Presents Shenandoah Run at 7:30pm in the Studio 194 Theatre. Shenandoah Run blends vintage and contemporary folk music in a manner that appeals to all listeners. Tickets are $18 for seniors (62+) and CAC-members, $19.00 Military, $10.00 for children 12 & under and $20 for non-members.

Hack & Slash returns to the Chesapeake Arts Center in December for Baltimore’s most popular holiday comedy event! Music, comedy, and goodwill come together in this annual extravaganza for the “Hack and Slash Christmas shows. Save the dates: 12.4-12.6, 12.11-12.13, & 12.18-12.20. More information on the show, visit www.hackandslash.com

In January, you can catch a few local bands at the CAC! On January 3, 2015, Leo and Cyngus will perform in the Studio 194 Theatre along with a unique art show in the Gallery. On Saturday, January 10th, Ellis Woodward and special guest will perform in the “Writers in the Round” show. And, Annapolis local bands, Swampcandy and Black Rhinoceros will perform on Saturday, January 24th . Swampcandy brings energy or sets the mood with songs that range from stomping blues and boogie to intimate ballads that harken back to days of yore. Black Rhinoceros is an indie rock band with energy and flare. Tickets $10.00

Much more is ahead for the “Exploring Our Roots” 2014-2015 season at the Chesapeake Arts Center. Tickets are available by calling the Box Office or visit our website at www.Chesapeakearts.org .

2014-2015 “Exploring Our Roots” Chesapeake Arts Center Season:

  • 9.19 The Deanna Bogart Band at 8:00pm in the Hammonds Lane Theatre $22.50-$25.00
  • 9.21 Jazz on Sunday w/ Doug Byerly & Marty Knepp in the Studio 194 Theatre at 3:00pm $10-$15.00
  • 9.25 Meet the Artist Reception with Lexi Pline at the Aloft BWI Hotel 5:30-7:30pm-Free!
  • 9.27 Harbor City Music Show Chorus presents “LOL” in the Hammonds Lane Theatre at 7:30pm $4-25
  • 10.4 CAC “Be the Band” Round 3 in the Studio 194 Theatre at 4:30pm $10.00
  • 10.17-10.18- Hack & Slask Presents “Dangerslash Comedy Show” in Studio 194 Theatre
  • 10.19 The Amazing Kreskin in the Hammonds Lane Theatre at 4:00pm $22.50-$25.00
  • 10.24 The Raven and the Writing Desk in the Studio 194 Theatre at 8:00pm –Pay What You Can!
  • 10.25 Be the Band Final Round in the Studio 194 Theatre at 7:30pm $10.00
  • 11.6 The National Players Presents “ The Tempest” in Hammonds Lane Theatre at 10:15am $6-$15.00
  • 11.6 The National Players Presents “ As you like it” in Hammonds Lane Theatre at 8:00pm $6-$15.00
  • 11.9 Jazz on Sunday w/ Tyler Bartram in the Studio 194 Theatre at 3:00pm $10-$15.00
  • 11.15 Shenandoah Run in the Studio 194 Theatre at 7:30pm $10-$20.00
  • 11.20 Thanks –for-giving :CAC Members Application Party in the Studio 194 Theatre at 6:30pm
  • 12.4-12.6 Hack and Slash Christmas Show in the Studio 194 Theatre
  • 12.11-12.13 Hack and Slash Christmas Show in the Studio 194 Theatre          
  • 12.18-12.20 Hack and Slash Christmas Show in the Studio 194 Theatre
  • 12.20 Chesapeake Arts Center’s Annual Tree Lighting-Free
  • 12.21 Jazz on Sunday w/ Kristin Callahan in the Studio 194 Theatre at 3:00pm $10-15.00
  • 1.3 Leo & Cyngus & Gallery Art Show in the Studio 194 Theatre at 7pm $10
  • 1.10 Writer in the round w/Ellis Woodward & special guest in Studio 194 Theatre
  • 1.24 Swampcandy & Black Rhinoceros in the Studio 194 Theatre at 7:30pm $10
  • 2.15 Jazz on Sunday w/ Quartet 122 & students in studio 194 Theatre at 3:00pm $10-$15.00
  • 2.21 2nd Annual Playwright Festival
  • 3.12 Tasty Monster Productions presents Ferdinand in Studio 194 Theatre at 10:30am $5-$10
  • 3.19 CAC Friend-Raiser Event in the Hammonds Lane Theatre at 5:30pm
  • 3.22 Jazz on Sunday w/ Dance on Bones in the Studio 194 Theatre at 3pm $10-$15.00
  • 3.27 CAC New Work: Cutting Edge of Teenage Life
  • 4.25 2nd Annual CAC Arts in the Park Festival 11am-3pm-Free!
  • 5.19-5.21 Imagination Stage Blue in the Studio 194 Theatre at 10:30am $5-$10.00
  • 6.14 Free Military Appreciation Concert in the Hammonds Lane Theatre
  • 6.26 Free Military Appreciation Concert in the Hammonds Lane Theatre

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