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Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents VICTORY IS WITHIN OUT GRASP Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents VICTORY IS WITHIN OUT GRASP
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

Maryland Ensemble Theatre has revealed the first production in its 2020-2021 Season Of Surprises: Victory Is Within Our Grasp, a new original work to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Featuring real monologues from the women's suffrage movement, compiled by Suzanne Beal, Julie Herber, and Gené Fouché and directed by Gené Fouché, Victory Is Within Our Grasp will be presented as a virtual 4-part series over the coming month. 

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company Presents SUPER! The Musical Live at Vanish Be Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Fun Company Presents SUPER! The Musical Live at Vanish Bewer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020

Maryland Ensemble Theatre will revive its original Fun Company production of SUPER! The Musical for socially distanced outdoor performances at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg, Virginia.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents CATOCTIN SLAVESPEAK by Elayne Bond Hyman Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents CATOCTIN SLAVESPEAK by Elayne Bond Hyman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2020

In observance of Emancipation Day, Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present a live reading of Catoctin SlaveSpeak by Elayne Bond Hyman on Friday, June 19 at 7:30 pm.

METLab Plays In Progress Presents INHERITANCE Photo METLab Plays In Progress Presents INHERITANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020

Maryland Ensemble Theatre has announced a special presentation of Inheritance, an original work by local playwright Lydia Hadfield as a part of the METLab: Plays In Progress series.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Virtual FUNCamp Keeps The Arts Alive This Summer Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre's Virtual FUNCamp Keeps The Arts Alive This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020

Maryland Ensemble Theatre(MET) and The Fun Company have announced an all-new virtual summer theatre experience.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Will Present ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROAC Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Will Present ANGELS IN AMERICA PART ONE: MILLENNIUM APPROACHES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present Angels in America Part One: Millennium Approaches by Tony Kushner. Set in the shadow of the AIDS crisis, Angels in America is a character-driven piece that combines gritty realism and elements of the fantastic. The show centers on two young couples. Prior and Louis are facing a dynamic shift in the wake of Prior's devastating AIDS diagnosis. Joe and Harper are Mormon transplants to the city, whose marriage is tested when Joe is offered a new job from his boss, the infamous Roy Cohn. Winner of Tony and Pulitzer prizes, 'The Great Work' comes to Frederick this April.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Will Present BALLOONACY Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Will Present BALLOONACY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

Maryland Ensemble Theatre will present Balloonacy! Imagine a single balloon changing one person's life forever. Balloonacy is a tender and uplifting show for the little ones (and the big ones too). Sweet, inventive and packed with physical comedy, this play explores the power of friendship when a red balloon floats into a lonely man's apartment and shows how, with a little imagination and acceptance, companionship is everywhere.

MET's Fun Company Presents Junie B. Jones in JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS Photo MET's Fun Company Presents Junie B. Jones in JINGLE BELLS, BATMAN SMELLS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The Fun Company, is proud to bring back Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells. Based on the children's books by Barbara Park, this play follows the feisty and irrepressible Junie B. Jones as she plays Secret Santa to her least favorite classmate, Tattletale May. Will Junie B. give Tattletale May exactly what she thinks she deserves, or will the holiday spirit force a change of heart? With plenty of laughs and life lessons, this story is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Comes to MET Photo CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION Comes to MET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Circle Mirror Transformation! A collection of quirky Vermont locals enrolls in Marty's a?oeAdult Creative Dramaa?? class; including James, Marty's apprehensive husband; Theresa, a darling former actress from New York; Lauren, an awkward high school junior and Schultz, a vulnerable and recently divorced carpenter. These once-strangers begin to know each other far more intimately than expected as they traverse along with Marty's seemingly silly theater games and exercises. The group finds itself thrust into real-life love triangles, family troubles, confessions, and unexpected transformations.

GOODNIGHT MOON Opens MET's Fun Company Season Photo GOODNIGHT MOON Opens MET's Fun Company Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

One of the most cherished children's books of all times springs to life onstage in this delightful and imaginative musical for the whole family, presented by MET's Fun Company, Frederick's premiere Theatre for Young Audiences.

Pulitzer Prize Winning Play SWEAT Opens MET's 19-20 Season Photo Pulitzer Prize Winning Play SWEAT Opens MET's 19-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

Ensemble Theatre (MET) is opening its 22nd season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a?oeSweat,a?? by Lynn Nottage. In the struggling Rust Belt city of Reading, Pennsylvania, a bar becomes a battleground for race, class, family, and friendship. Cynthia, Tracey, and Jessie are a group of friends with a shared history working together on the factory line. But as economic upheaval and picket lines begin to strike their lives, they find themselves pitted against each other in a desperate fight to protect their livelihood and stay afloat.

SWEAT Opens MET's 19-20 Season Photo SWEAT Opens MET's 19-20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

Ensemble Theatre (MET) is opening its 22nd season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, a?oeSweat,a?? by Lynn Nottage. In the struggling Rust Belt city of Reading, Pennsylvania, a bar becomes a battleground for race, class, family, and friendship. Cynthia, Tracey, and Jessie are a group of friends with a shared history working together on the factory line. But as economic upheaval and picket lines begin to strike their lives, they find themselves pitted against each other in a desperate fight to protect their livelihood and stay afloat.

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE LIGHT PRINCESS Photo Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents THE LIGHT PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The Fun Company is proud to present The Light Princess. In this adaptation of George MacDonald's classic, a mischievous and spirited troupe of performers tell the tale of a little girl who just happens to be a princess, who was put under a magic spell that left her weightless. The efforts of the baffled royal family to 'bring her back down to earth' are at times humorous and never quite successful until a wandering prince happens by. Could he be the one to break the spell of the evil Princess Makemnoit who has devilish plans to drain the lake, which is the only thing that brings the princess joy?

MET Presents CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS Photo MET Presents CURSE OF THE STARVING CLASS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Curse of the Starving Class. In this dark comedy, a family's survival in a harsh and changing world is put to the test. The play is set in a farmhouse in the American West, inhabited by the Tate family, who has enough to eat but not enough to satisfy the other pangs of hunger that bedevil them. As the show progresses, the characters fall victim to the dark underbelly of American life-and become benighted innocents pursuing a dream that remains beyond their reach.

RADIUM GIRLS to Glow at MET Photo RADIUM GIRLS to Glow at MET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) is proud to present Radium Girls. In 1926, radium was a miracle cure, Madame Curie was an international celebrity, and luminous watches were the latest rage-until the girls who painted them began to fall ill with a mysterious disease. Inspired by a true story, Radium Girls traces the efforts of Grace Fryer, a dial painter, as she fights for her day in court. But as the case goes on, Grace finds herself battling not just with the U.S. Radium Corporation, but also with her own family and friends, who fear that her campaign for justice will backfire.

BWW Exclusive: What Makes A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Story of the Holiday Season? Theatres Photo BWW Exclusive: What Makes A CHRISTMAS CAROL the Story of the Holiday Season? Theatres Around the Country Explain!
by Julie Musbach - Dec 7, 2018

By the time December hits (and oftentimes well before), it's impossible to browse theatre listings without running across half a dozen productions of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. But what makes it so long lasting? We reached out to companies across the US and more to find out just what makes A Christmas Carol the anthem for the holiday season.

Students Perform In The Tony Award-Winning Rock Musical SPRING AWAKENING At McDaniel  Photo Students Perform In The Tony Award-Winning Rock Musical SPRING AWAKENING At McDaniel College
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2018

McDaniel College Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening' directed by Theatre Arts department chair Elizabeth van den Berg, with Alison Shaffer serving as musical director and choreography by Julie Herber.

Students Perform In The Tony Award-Winning Rock Musical SPRING AWAKENING At McDaniel  Photo Students Perform In The Tony Award-Winning Rock Musical SPRING AWAKENING At McDaniel College
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

McDaniel College Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning musical 'Spring Awakening' directed by Theatre Arts department chair Elizabeth van den Berg, with Alison Shaffer serving as musical director and choreography by Julie Herber.

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for 25th Anniversary with Maryland Ensemble Theatre Photo A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for 25th Anniversary with Maryland Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Charles Dickens' classic "A Christmas Carol" is returning to Frederick for its 25th anniversary of Maryland Ensemble Theatre's production at the Weinberg Center for the Arts.

JUNIE B. JONES In Jungle Bells Batman Smells At MET's Fun Company Photo JUNIE B. JONES In Jungle Bells Batman Smells At MET's Fun Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The Fun Company is proud to bring back Junie B. Jones in Jingle Bells Batman Smells. Based on the children's books by Barbara Park, this play follows the feisty and irrepressible Junie B. Jones as she plays Secret Santa to her least favorite classmate, Tattletale May. Will Junie B. give Tattletale May exactly what she thinks she deserves or will the holiday spirit force a change of heart? With plenty of laughs and life lessons, this story is the perfect holiday treat for the whole family.

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