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 Beauty and the Beast
Friday, November 1, 2019 ∙ 7:30 pm
Saturday, November 2, 2019 ∙ 7:30 pm
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Authentic Community Theatre presents Beauty and the Beast Jr. in The Ballroom
Friday, November 22, 2019 ∙ 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 ∙ 7:00 pm
Join us in the brand new Maryland Theatre Ballroom for the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.
Authentic Community Theatre presents West Side Story
Friday, January 17, 2020 • 7:30pm
Saturday, January 18, 2020 • 7:30pm
TONY AWARD WINNER Wilson Jermaine Heredia (Angel Dumott Schunard in the Original Broadway Cast and the 2005 film RENT) stars in Authentic Community Theatre’s production of WEST SIDE STORY!
Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in one of the most important and powerful musicals of all time.
From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim are widely regarded as among the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments.
Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is transported to modern-day New York City as two young, idealistic lovers find themselves caught between warring street gangs, the "American" Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching and relevant musical dramas of our time.