Performances

Eblast-photo-(1) Opens in new windowPUBLICK PLAYHOUSE 2022/23 Season

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For more info contact the box office at 301-277-1710 or email publickplayhouse@pgparks.com.

UPCOMING EVENTS

A singing woman in a sparkly black top and gold hatVirtual Event

Pearl Bailey...By Request 
Featuring Roz White

Sun., Aug. 28, 2022, 4 pm


Pearl Bailey...By Request is a theatrical musical experience set in a 1950’s nightclub based on an album of Pearl Bailey’s most requested songs. Join Roz as she playfully interacts with the band and virtual audience, often using the banter and innuendo that was a Pearl Bailey trademark. 

Watch Live on the Arts PG Parks Facebook Page.


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Moving Wisdom: West African Dance Class 

Thu., Sep. 15, 2022, 2 pm

Moving Wisdom West African Dance Class is an outdoor class designed for seniors who love to sing, dance, and drum. Students will enjoy learning traditional dances, chants, and rhythms from Guinea, Senegal, and Mali. The class consists of moderate stretching, cardio, and crafted African Movements. Dress Code: Athletic wear, sweats, leggings, or African wrap skirts. 

Ages 60 & better

FREE 

Activity Code: 23512-567A

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Platinum Movie: Just Mercy

Thu., Sep. 29, 2022, 11 am


Join us at the Playhouse for our Platinum Film Series. Enjoy a day at the movies! 

About the Film: World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner. 
Duration: 2h 17m.

Ages 60 & better 

Tickets: $3/person 

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Celia Cruz All-Stars Band

Sat., Oct. 1, 2022, 8 pm

This group of young, talented musicians, under the musical direction of Braily Ramos, pay tribute to the hits you love: the immortal songs of the Guarachera de Cuba. The group has performed in international music festivals in Mexico and the U.S. After each performance, the All-Stars contribute to the Celia Cruz Foundation, which grants musical scholarships to students who could not otherwise afford music school. Celia is smiling down from heaven! 

All ages 

Tickets: $25/person, $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more  

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FAMILY FUN SERIES:
Baba Bomani & The ABCs of Hip-Hop

Sun., Oct. 2, 2022, 2 pm


This workshop explains the reading, writing, and arithmetic of Hip-Hop performance. From learning to recognize vowels and syllables, to understanding the rhythm patterns that turn those syllables into raps over a beat, students will be engulfed in dance and song through this highly interactive presentation. 

All ages 

Tickets: $5/person 

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Sprout Film Festival: Live More, Play More, Express More 

Tue., Oct. 4 & Wed., Oct. 5, 2022, 11 am


Experience the films that celebrate difference, embrace community, and create transformational experiences for both the filmmakers and the audience. A variety of short films will be viewed in this 60-minute program, hoping to light the spark of greater awareness, understanding, and acceptance by presenting work by and about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

All ages

FREE 

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Stage Make-Up Workshop

Tuesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022, 7 - 8 pm

Explore the art of stage makeup in this beginners workshop. Using a colorful palette and brush, learn how to transform your face into characters from your imagination. The sky's the limit!

Ages 13 and Up

Cost: $5/person

Activity Code: 30657-567A

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Spicy Latin Rhythms: Intro to Latin Dance Workshop

Thu., Oct. 6, 2022, 6-7 pm


Learn the basics of Latin dance styles including salsa, merengue, and bachata in this dynamic social dance workshop. Space is limited; Advance registration is recommended. 

Ages 18 & up

FREE  

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Film Series: Afrofutura

Loop 1: Time and Space 

Sunday, October 9, 2022, 4 pm


AFROFUTURA is a series of short, feature-length films, documentaries, and animations that focus on unique narratives in science fiction, Afrofuturism, fantasy, speculative fiction, culture, and music with an emphasis on the Black Diaspora and BIPOC communities, and other underrepresented communities and voices. The series of creative “loops” around time, space, and experience will also include animated and motion graphics shorts, music videos, fashion films, and more. Each will be followed by a special community talk back with the audience moderated by Tewodross M. Williams and with invited special guest filmmakers, animators, producers, artists, and scholars.
 
Ages 18 & Up
Tickets: $5/person 
Registration Coming Soon!

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Platinum Series Concert: A Tribute to the Music of Otis Redding 

Thu., Oct. 13, 2022, 11 am 


Join Memphis Gold as he pays tribute to the legendary Stax recording artist Otis Redding. With hits like “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long,” and “These Arms of Mine,” audiences will be swept away by soulfully beautiful melodies. 

Ages 60 & better 

Tickets: $10/person 

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Theatre Night: Baltimore Improv Group

Sat., Oct. 15, 2022, 8 pm 

Join us for a hilarious evening of madcap comic actors from the Baltimore Improv Group bringing their short-form improv comedy down the BW Parkway. Enjoy a night of levity and non-stop laughs. 

All ages

Tickets: $20/person, $15/person for seniors, students, 
and groups of 20 or more

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SOLE Defined: Intersection 

Sat., Oct. 22, 2022, 8 pm 


SOLE Defined is the Washington metropolitan area’s leading arts organization specializing in percussive dance – using the body as an instrument to create musical expression. Advancing styles such as tap, stepping, body percussion, sand dance, and gumboot, this BIPOC-led company infuses powerful skills to delight and inspire audiences. Intersection by SOLE Defined is an immersive performance exploration of music and movement rooted in ancestral memory, embodied storytelling, and African Diasporic Percussive Dance. 

All ages 

Tickets: $25/person, $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more.

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Uplift: Inspiration Dance Festival Auditions
Sat., Oct. 29, 2022, 10 am - 3 pm 

Registration Deadline: Friday, October 14, 2022, 5 pm


Register today for the Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival Auditions. All dance styles are welcome. Seeking uplifting dance pieces that lend their artistic voices with healing, comfort, and gratitude. Auditions are by appointment only. Selected dancers will perform as part of the Uplift: Inspirational Dance Festival performance on Sun., Feb. 19, 2023.

For more info contact publickplayhouse@pgparks.com or 301-277-1710.

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Scenic Construction and Painting Workshop 

Tuesdays, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, 2022, 7 - 8 pm

Step behind the scenes at the Publick Playhouse theatre and learn the craft of scenic design. In this four-session workshop, participants will learn both construction and painting techniques to build an imaginative set ready for the big stage.

Ages 13 and Up

Cost: $5/person

Activity Code: 30658-567A

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Immersive Sound Meditation Experience: 
Floating in Space

Thu., Nov. 3, 2022, 2 pm 

Take a trip to a calming destination at the Publick Playhouse stage as it transforms into an atmosphere of floating in Space. Heightened by sight and sound, explore a deep state of relaxation through this immersive sound meditation experience to bring about balance and peace. Focused breathing techniques and guided meditation will allow a tranquil start to your relaxation journey.

FREE

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Carolyn Malachi

Sat., Nov. 5, 2022, 8 pm 


Carolyn Malachi is a mix engineer, producer, Grammy-nominated artist, and educator. Malachi believes that the ideas of independent musicians, filmmakers, and other creatives should be taken seriously and handled with great care. Malachi teaches audio production courses in the Cathy Hughes School of Communications at Howard University, where her research explores the intersection of blockchain technology and data sonification.

Tickets: $25/person, $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more.

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Diggin’ Puppets & Paleontology: A STEAM Event

Sun., Nov. 6, 2022, 2 pm 

The Dino Rock puppets are back at the Playhouse and bringing science with them. Join the dinosaurs and their friends as they sing and dance the scientific method and teach other fantastic fun facts for an entertaining afternoon of family fun.

FREE

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Luther Relives

Fri., Nov. 18, 2022

Vocalist William “Smooth” Wardlaw brings to life the great love ballads of the legendary Luther Vandross. Don’t miss your chance to see this electrifying experience. The band delivers a level of energy and showmanship to the stage that will have you waking away wanting more.

Luther Relives (Platinum Series), 11 am
Ages 60 and Better
Tickets: $10/Person

Luther Relives (Weekend Series), 8 pm

All Ages
Tickets: $25/person, $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more.

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