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Rousuck's Preview: The 2019-2020 Theater Season

Sep 5, 2019

The touring company of THE BAND'S VISIT coming to the Hippodrome in March 2020.
Credit Photo by Matthew Murphy

Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins us today for her annual Preview of the new theater season. 

From the off-Broadway hit Miss You Like Hell that will be coming soon to both Baltimore Center Stage and Olney Theatre Center, to the touring productions of the multiple Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway musicals Dear Evan Hansen and  The Band's Visit, which will be making stops at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre this coming spring, we'll get a glimpse of the great entertainment in store for the region's theater-goers. 

Judy also spotlights some changes in local theater venues, including  Single Carrot Theatre's new self-imposed itinerant status as a more community-focused company, and Everyman Theatre's new Upstairs Theatre, a 210-seat performance space that will open in March 2020. The new room will offer what the folks at ET describe as "a more intimate experience, while upholding Everyman’s steadfast commitment to high-quality professional theatre."

Rendering of the new Upstairs Theatre at Everyman, scheduled to open in March 2020.
Credit Everyman Resident Set Designer Daniel Ettinger

Everyman’s Resident Scenic Designer Daniel Ettinger has created an immersive, semi-circular  space—pictured at right—complete with a three-quarter thrust stage to help draw the audience into the plays' dynamics. The mini-amphitheater-style space features excellent sightlines, comfortable seats, and no seat farther than 6 rows from the stage.