The partnership between the Maryland Theatre and Authentic Community Theatre resulted in a realization of their common mission: to bring arts opportunities to community members in Washington County. Authentic Community Theatre seeks to utilize the arts as a catalyst for social change and enhanced community cohesion. They accomplish this mission by offering educational opportunities for students to explore the creative arts and processes, as well as providing professional opportunities for local artists.
Authentic Community Theatre presents Grease
October 19 & 20, 2018 • 7:30pm
NOMINEE! 1972 Tony Award® for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical
NOMINEE! 1994 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical
NOMINEE! 2008 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical
Here is Rydell High's senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding "Burger Palace Boys" and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking "Pink Ladies" in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.
Head "greaser" Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their "Summer Nights" as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as "Greased Lightnin'," "It's Raining on Prom Night," "Alone at the Drive-In Movie" recalling the music of Buddy Holly, Little Richard, and Elvis Presley that became the soundtrack of a generation.
An eight-year run on Broadway and two subsequent revivals, along with innumerable school and community productions place Grease among the world's most popular musicals and now it’s coming to you at the Maryland Theatre. Get your tickets now, They won’t last!
Summer Institute for the Arts Performing Arts Academy 2018
The Summer Institute for the Arts (SIFTA) is a truly unique experience for artistic exploration and expression. It began in 2005 as a partnership between Authentic Community Theatre, Inc. and the Washington County Board of Education. Each year, students bring a new and exciting theme to life on The Maryland Theatre stage. Students will explore many styles of dance, drama and music while celebrating the performing arts industry with pieces centered around this summer’s theme. Students will have fun preparing scenes, songs, and dances all while learning vocal technique, stage presence, acting, and choreography under ACT’s talented instructors. Students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and hard work to their family, friends, and community at the end of the week (at the fabulous Maryland Theatre) on Saturday.
This year our theme is "We Got the Beat!" From songs such as Build me Up Buttercup This is me, I've Got Rhythm, and many more- you can be sure you will be dancing (and singing along) in your seat! Make sure you register today as spaces are limited and we hope to see you at the show on June 30th!
Ages: Students entering grades 1-12
Dates: June 25 - June 30, 2018 (9 AM - 4 PM) + June 30, 2018 (2 PM)
Performance: Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 2 PM
Location: The Maryland Theatre, Hagerstown, MD