Save the date, Dorchester Center for the Arts is pleased to host Brown Box Theatre Project on May 25, for “Broadway Jukebox” in the George B. Todd Performance Hall. Showtime 8 p.m.
Kyler Taustin, founder of Brown Box Theatre Project, grew up along the Eastern Shore of Maryland and witnessed firsthand the lack of accessible, professional theatre in the area. While Ocean City and its surrounding regions had no lack of tourist attractions, there were few sources of professional theatre anywhere on the Delmarva Peninsula.
After studying theatre at Emerson College in Boston, Mr. Taustin took it upon himself to bring stories of the unheard voice to those with limited access to them. In 2009, Mr. Taustin founded Brown Box Theatre Project and began producing high-quality theatre in major cities and touring those productions to the Eastern Shore and beyond to fill that void. Brown Box is now centered in Boston, where they can use the vast artistic resources of the city to cast, rehearse, and produce their productions before delivering them to communities in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and beyond.
Brown Box believes that all people deserve easy access to the arts and the community benefits that they foster. Their mission is to break down barriers that separate the masses from live theatre by bringing the very best in performance, design, and collaboration to unconventional venues and underserved destinations to reach the widest audience possible. They implement a bold approach to their productions that connects audiences and artists through vibrant and enlightening experiences to transform the way theatre is created and consumed.
“Broadway Jukebox” is a musical theatre cabaret event, featuring almost 30 Broadway songs from which to choose, with each performance uniquely based on the selection of that evening’s audience. Upon arrival each audience member votes for their top three choices from a series of different musical theatre categories, including “The Golden Age,” “Contemporary Musicals,” “Disney on Broadway,” and more. Brown Box curates that night’s show on the spot in this interactive, family friendly evening, where they perform what YOU, the audience, consider the best of Broadway! Call DCA for ticket information: 410-228-7782.
Performance hall rentals
Plan your own special event in the George B. Todd Performance Hall, an artful venue for your wedding reception, birthday or anniversary party, family reunion or corporate or civic function. The space provides dinner seating for 200, and 300 for a meeting or theatre. Tables and chairs provided, plus fully equipped caterer’s kitchen for your convenience. Stop by Tuesday – Saturday for a tour and learn how your next celebration can shine at DCA.
For more information on programs, events, and services, visit DCA at 321 High Street in Cambridge, or online at www.dorchesterarts.org. Like us on Facebook! Programs at DCA are supported by the Maryland State Arts Council, celebrating 50 years of service to the arts.
Editor’s note: Spectrum is the weekly column of the Dorchester Arts Center. It is written by Barbara J. Seese, executive director.