Wednesday, February 20, 2008

CENTERSTAGE and MPT: The Company We Keep

Tonight’s Great Performances production of Stephen Sondheim’s Company has an ironic Baltimore connection that might not be obvious to MPT audiences. While viewers watch Barbara’s Walsh’s amazing rendition of “The Ladies Who Lunch,” she’ll be right here in Baltimore working on another Sondheim classic as CENTERSTAGE prepares our production of A Little Night Music, which opens in our Pearlstone Theater on March 13th. She’ll be joined here at CENTERSTAGE by her Company co-star Amy Justman—and a cast of other Broadway veterans including Polly Bergen, Stephen Bogardus, and Maxwell Caufield—actors of a caliber usually not seen outside of New York or Los Angeles.

CENTERSTAGE is proud to bring such a celebrated cast to town—and appreciates MPT for its ongoing commitment to the performing arts. We share a mission of showcasing the best artists in the country and making professional theater available to people of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. As a producing theater, CENTERSTAGE rehearses, designs, and presents our plays exclusively for Baltimore audiences. The Broadway-caliber cast of A Little Night Music won’t be packing up and moving on to a new city when the show closes. This jewel of a production is exclusive to our theater—and our city.

With shows like Great Performances and ArtWorks This Week, MPT proves that the arts are vital and alive—not only in New York and Los Angeles, but right here in Baltimore. CENTERSTAGE encourages Baltimore area theater lovers to show their support to MPT in return.

A Little Night Music
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Hugh Wheeler
March 13—April 13, 2008 at CENTERSTAGE

Michael Ross
Managing Director, CENTERSTAGE

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