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January 2022

The National Players present “A Raisin in the Sun”

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

National Players is honored to portray this award-winning drama with a universal story about an African American family dealing with prejudice, history, and a world where everything changes.

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Whiskey Galore

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Whiskey Galore is a remake of the 1949 classic film based on the events of 1941 when the S.S. Politician was shipwrecked in the Outer Hebrides. The inhabitants of a nearby Eriskay tried to salvage the huge cargo of whisky on board the ship (50,000 cases of whisky), leading to a hilarious battle between the wily islanders and the British authorities.

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Havre de Grace Winter Celtic Festival: Sean Heely Celtic Band

January 28 @ 8:00 pm - 9:45 pm
$20

Experience the magic music of Scotland and Ireland with the Seán Heely Celtic Band featuring U.S National Scottish Fiddle champion Seán Heely. Enjoy fiery dance tunes and ancient, soaring melodies from Scotland and Ireland. Original compositions abound and they have rich vocal harmonies in their solid song repertoire that features ballads, sea shanties, and songs in Irish and Scottish folk tradition. They have performed in venues such as the Kennedy Center, Strathmore Music center, and the Niel Gow Festival in…

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Paloma School of Irish Dance – Workshop

January 29 @ 12:30 pm - 1:00 pm
Free

Workshop: Come and learn a step or two of modern Irish Dancing with award winning teacher, Esther Pujol! Basic steps will be taught along with several easy-to-follow group dances. Beginners through Advanced dancers are welcome. Esther Pujol is a former champion dancer who has trained several regional champions and top dancers in the nation. She teaches workshops and group dances at private events and festivals and enjoys keeping the tradition of Irish Dance alive!

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents Workshop presented by Cormorant’s Fancy: Beginning Penny

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This event takes place in the Fire Hall.

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Workshops presented by Cormorant’s Fancy: Celtic Songs You’ll Love to Sing

January 30 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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February 2022

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents American Historical Theatre: Visit with Langston Hughes

February 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Langston Hughes was a poet who utilized the American language, music, slang and religious views to educate the world about African American lifestyles during the Harlem Renaissance. Actor/Historian Keith Henley’s portrayal deals with the issue of how to be oneself, and encourages all to joy in the knowledge that “I too have a song to sing” and to ask the question “why not me?”

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective Youth Arts Program presents: Black History Month: Collaborative Paper Quilt!

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

The Havre de Grace Arts Collective Youth Arts Program presents Black History Month: Collaborative Paper Quilt! We’ll create beautiful designs with markers, cut paper, and even images of famous African American Artists. Come to learn and be part of this very special event. Following the event, on the Opera House mainstage at 1 pm, is the Langston Hughes Oratorical Contest, sponsored by the HdG Colored School Foundation. Free, but registration required

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents Irene Jalenti

February 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Born into a family of illustrious Italian musicians, Irene Jalenti has followed a singular creative path as a jazz vocalist, songwriter and arranger who draws on an internationalarray of kindred musical currents. Possessing a strikingly rich cello-like tone, she’s equally impressive improvising a scat solo or interpreting a song with soulful intensity (across five languages). Jalenti turned the pandemic-induced hiatus into an intensive writing workshop, composing and arranging a gorgeous set of material for her 2021 debut album Dawn. Irene…

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One Dame Funny Valentine!

February 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

HDG’s favorite Dame Edna Honorary Understudy, Scott Mason, returns to spread laughter and love for Valentine’s Weekend! As usual, one never knows what to expect from her multiple award-winning quick wit and hilarious observations. Dame Edna will emcee “The Happy Couples Game” in Act 2 (like the old Newlywed Game) where couples of any gender and commitment type (married, partnered, engaged, long term daters, etc. ) will comically see how well they truly know each other, and win prizes! The…

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Uncle Devin Show

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Uncle Devin & 1 Tribe Collective are GRAMMY® Nominated for Best Children’s Music Album! The Uncle Devin Show® is an interactive, musical experience for children by renowned drummer and percussionist, Devin Walker. The show cultivates the minds of children through percussion instruments and is a dynamic cross between DC’s Trouble Funk and Schoolhouse Rock!

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Storytime with Mr. Chris : “Folktales and Stories for the Young and the Young at Heart” at the Fire

February 13 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Retired educator Christopher Providence will read stories and share folktales for the young and the young at heart to inspire your imagination and tickle your funny bone.

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The Havre de Grace Arts Collective presents Gospel Music Concert

February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month with a rousing Gospel Music Concert featuring A. Jermaine and Ascension and the Northern Delaware Chapter of the GMWA (Gospel Music Workshop of America). This concert, featuring both contemporary and traditional gospel music, will touch your soul, lift your spirits, and have you clapping your hands and tapping your feet

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The Girls in the Band

February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

THE GIRLS IN THE BAND tells the poignant, untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their fascinating, groundbreaking journeys from the late 20's to the present day. These incredibly talented women endured sexism, racism and diminished opportunities for decades, yet continue today to persevere, inspire and elevate their talents in a field that seldom welcomed them.

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Tidewater Players presents: Little Shop of Horrors

February 25 @ 8:00 pm
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A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb…

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Tidewater Players presents: Little Shop of Horrors

February 26 @ 8:00 pm
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A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb…

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Tidewater Players presents: Little Shop of Horrors

February 27 @ 2:00 pm
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A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb…

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March 2022

Tidewater Players presents: Little Shop of Horrors

March 4 @ 8:00 pm
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A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb…

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Tidewater Players presents: Little Shop of Horrors

March 5 @ 8:00 pm
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A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb…

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Tidewater Players presents: Little Shop of Horrors

March 6 @ 2:00 pm
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A deviously delicious Broadway salute to Hollywood-s sci-fi movies, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre audiences for 40 years.. Based on Roger Corman’s classic 1960s B movie, Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) provide a masterpiece of Faustian proportion set to the beat of a powerhouse score inspired by the best sounds of the 60s, which nobody does better than Menken & Ashman,. Watch as lowly greenthumb…

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April 2022

Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

April 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

April 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

April 24 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

April 29 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

April 30 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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May 2022

Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

May 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

May 6 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

May 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Tidewater Players presents: Dolly Parton’s 9 TO 5

May 8 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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The musical the pandemic closed down finally comes to the Tidewater Stage! Based on the iconic 1980 movie, three female coworkers at odds with each other form an unlikely friendship and, through a series of unplanned catastrophes, exact revenge on their vile boss. Resnick’s screenplay was ahead of its time as she defined the working conditions of 1970s women stuck in a proverbial “pink collar ghetto”. Confined to secretarial and menial mid-level management positions, supervisor Violet, hapless trainee Judy, and…

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Genius Child: A Celebration of the Poems of Langston Hughes

May 31 @ 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Free – $5

Join us for this special community celebration of the poems of one of America’s most brilliant and gifted poets, Langston Hughes. Harford County residents of all ages will perform some of Langston Hughes’ most loved and well-known poems, as well as some of his lesser-known works. Award-winning poet, activist, novelist, playwright, columnist, and leader of the Harlem Renaissance Langston Hughes (1901-1967) was born in Joplin, Missouri as James Mercer Langston Hughes. He became a prolific writer at an early age.…

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June 2022

“A Passion for Justice: A Conversation with Ida B. Wells” featuring Debra Mims

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Journalist, anti-lynching activist, civil rights leader, and newspaper editor, Ida B. Wells (1862-1931) was truly a remarkable woman. “A Passion for Justice” celebrates the life of an inspiring, outspoken, courageous woman that every American should know about. Award-winning actress and Living History Performer Debra Mims embodies the fire, passion, spirit, and eloquence of the great Ida B. Wells. Don’t miss this riveting performance! Special Guests include: Vicki Jones, President, Harford County Branch NAACP; Keliss M. Levoné-Myers, 10th Grade, Edgewood High…

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