Silhouette Stages Names First Artistic Director

Silhouette Stages has named its first Artistic Director, Tommy Malek. Tommy will lead the efforts to continue to bring the highest quality theatrical productions to Howard County, Maryland.

Long time audience members will recognize Tommy from his performances on stage in Curtains and Spamalot, and from directing and choreographing our 2016 award-winning production of Young Frankenstein.

Please join Silhouette Stages for the opening production of the 15th season, Cry-Baby, directed and choreographed by the new Artistic Director. Tickets and Information:

Silhouette Stages started life as Shadow Block Productions in May 2003 with a production of Quilters, an unconventional, vignette-based musical about frontier women. The name "Shadow Block" referred to the blocks individually sewn into the quilts. At that time, the goal of Shadow Block was to produce rarely seen, small-cast musicals - the "hidden gems" of Broadway. Over the next five years, Shadow Block entertained and enlightened Howard County audiences and the small group developed a loyal following. In 2008, a change of venue provided the opportunity to re-examine the group's mission statement and reach out to a broader population. Having relocated to Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Center of Columbia, MD, the group formed a new Board of Directors, incorporated, became a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization, and officially re-named themselves "Silhouette Stages".

To the amazement of the founders of Shadow Block Productions, Silhouette Stages has now become Howard County's premiere community Theater and a favorite among local audiences. In 2015, Silhouette Stages was named one of the Top 5 Community Theaters in Maryland by MD Theatre Guide, and earned 11 "Best Of" honors from DC Metro Theater Arts. We received two Ruby Griffith Awards for Outstanding Achievement in a Musical for our 2016 productions of "Next To Normal" and "Young Frankenstein."  In 2016, Silhouette Stages won the MD Theatre Guide Readers' Choice Award for Best Community Theater in Greater Baltimore and earned 14 "Best Of" honors from DC Metro Theater Arts: two for Best Musical, two for Best Director, two for Best Musical Director, and eight Best Performance honors.

Silhouette Stages touches an ever-expanding community of actors, musicians, production and technical crew, and creative staff in its mission to bring audiences the joys of the theater experience.

Silhouette Stages Names First Artistic Director
Silhouette Stages announces the appointment of its first Artistic Director, Tommy Malek.


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