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If you love the performing arts, you’ve come to the right place.

Students, community members and visiting artists share their vision of the world through music, opera, dance and theatre. Throughout the year, enjoy performances by the AACC faculty as well as regional, national and international artists who share their talents and passion for a wide range of styles and traditions.

Performances

Thank you for your continued support and interest in AACC performing arts events. Select the headings below to see a list of events for the spring 2024 performing arts season. Tickets are available online. We’d love for you to attend!

Dance

Dance Company Bollywood Master Class

Feb. 26
2 p.m.
Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 301

This event is free! Join us for a fun master class in Cade 103. Come dressed to dance!

For information email Margaret Russell at mkrussell@aacc.edu

 

Dance Company spring concert, "Elevation"

May 3 and 4
7:30 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

The AACC Dance Company graces the stage in a powerful performance! Experience the exciting movement and agility of our dance students in a commanding display of choreography and precision. 

Tickets may be purchased online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. Email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

For information email Margaret Russell at mkrussell@aacc.edu

Music

World Class Jazz Series Free Clinic with John Lee

April 6
2 p.m.
Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 224

Acclaimed musician John Lee conducts a free clinic to answer questions and share tips and techniques that contributed to his success in the music industry. 

World Class Jazz Series Concert with John Lee

April 6

7:30 p.m.
Humanities Building Room 112 

Jazz musician John Lee has devoted his life to exploring the art of music and is the featured artist in an evening of smooth and captivating jazz sounds.

Purchase tickets online

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu.

World Class Jazz Series Free Clinic with the Unified Jazz Ensemble

April 27
2 p.m.
Cade Center for Fine Arts Room 224

Musicians from Unified Jazz Ensemble will answer questions and share tips and techniques that have contributed to their successful career.

World Class Jazz Series Concert with the Unified Jazz Ensemble 

April 27
7:30 p.m.
Humanities Building Room 112 

Unified Jazz Ensemble will perform some of their most noted works. Bring family and friends and enjoy an evening of smooth sounds. 

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

Tickets may be purchased online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. 

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

AACC Faculty Jazz Ensemble

May 3
7:30 p.m.
Humanities Building Room 112

AACC's Faculty Jazz Ensemble is dedicated to the performance, education and advancement of America’s music. In addition to performing traditional repertoire, the ensemble focuses on music composed by its members. Tell all your family and friends it's an event they won't want to miss! 

Tickets may be purchased online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. 

Ticket prices:

$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

AACC Concert Band Performance

May 10
7:30 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

Join us for an uplifting evening of music with the AACC Concert Band. AACC students and special guests will perform works by a variety of notable composers.

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

Ticket purchase link to come. 

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu.

AACC Jazz Ensemble Concert

May 11
7:30 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

It's sure to be an evening of hand clapping and foot tapping to the great sounds of compositions and arrangements that combine swing, ragtime, blues and more. AACC instructor Mercedes Beckman is music director! Be sure to bring your friends and family and enjoy!

Purchase tickets online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. Email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

AACC Symphony Orchestra Performance

May 12
3 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

On Mother's Day, May 12, at 3 p.m. in the Pascal Center for Performing Arts, what a harmonious blend of music and dance it'll be! The AACC Symphony Orchestra features the AACC Dance Company in their Spring Concert! Come out and enjoy while the symphony provides the musical backdrop to the AACC Dance company performing a single rendition choreographed by AACC Dance Instructor, Margaret Russell. In addition, the AACC Symphony orchestra, under the musical direction of AACC Music Instructor, Anna Binneweg, performs works by:

Maurice Ravel, Mother Goose Suite
Arturo Márquez, Danzón No. 7, featuring the AACC Dance Company
Florence Price, Symphony No. 1
Purchase tickets online or in person. Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. Email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.
Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$15 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$10 All students with valid ID
For information, contact the Box Office at 410-777-2457 or email boxoffice@aacc.edu

Townhall – 25 Years of Considering Matthew Shephard: Where Are We Now? (Free Event)

May 16
7 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

Twenty-five years after the murder of Matthew Shepard, Cathy Renna, communications director for the National LGBTQ Task Force, and Forrest Caskey, AACC associate professor and member of Gov. Wes Moore’s Maryland LGBTQ Task Force, will facilitate an interactive townhall focusing on erasing hate and bias. Members of OPERA AACC and the Arundel Vocal Arts Society will perform excerpts of “Considering Matthew Shepard.”

This is a free event!

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu.

Opera AACC and Arundel Vocal Arts Society Present Considering Matthew Shepard

May 17
7:30 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

AACC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, along with the Arundel Vocal Arts Society and guest artists, present composer Craig Hella Johnson’s fusion oratorio "Considering Matthew Shepard."

STRESS WARNING: "Considering Matthew Shepard" is a musical depiction of the actual events surrounding Matthew Shepard’s murder and therefore includes images, videos and props that reference extreme violence, death, hate and trauma connected to queerphobia. Some audience members may find this content disturbing. Anne Arundel Community College, as part of our core mission, believes that in acknowledging the existence of violence and hate we can better resist it, promote healing and lift up the deep worth of every human being.

AACC is providing a talk-back after each performance.

One-act performance; 90 minutes, no intermission

Ticket prices:
$25 general admission
$15 AACC students, faculty, staff, seniors over 60, active military, groups of 10 or more

Tickets may be purchased online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. 

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

Opera AACC and Arundel Vocal Arts Society Present "Considering Matthew Shepard"

May 19
3 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

AACC Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, along with the Arundel Vocal Arts Society and guest artists, present composer Craig Hella Johnson’s fusion oratorio "Considering Matthew Shepard."

STRESS WARNING: "Considering Matthew Shepard" is a musical depiction of the actual events surrounding Matthew’s murder and therefore includes images, videos and props that reference extreme violence, death, hate and trauma connected to queerphobia. Some audience members may find this content disturbing. Anne Arundel Community College, as part of our core mission, believes that in acknowledging the existence of violence and hate we can better resist it, promote healing and lift up the deep worth of every human being.

AACC is providing a talk-balk after each performance.

One-act performance; 90 minutes, no intermission

Ticket prices:
$25 general admission
$15 AACC students, faculty, staff, seniors over 60, active military, groups of 10 or more

Tickets may be purchased online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. 

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

Theatre

Black Box Series

Feb. 23 and 24
8 p.m.
Humanities Building Room 112

Join us for short plays written, designed, acted and directed by students.

AACC Theatre presents its inaugural Black Box Series, which aims to support our budding theatre artists and theatrical community and provides them room to experiment and take risks in a safe space.

Four plays have been chosen for production:

  • “Sheila” by Jessie Ehrenreich
  • “Internal Enemy” by Kayla Smith
  • “The End and the Beginning of Us” by Amari Morris
  • “Obol for Your Thoughts” by Jonas Tintenseher

Each Black Box Series short play will have its own production team including a student director, stage manager, designers and techs. Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and are available online or at the door.

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu

Guest Artist Series 2023-2024 (workshop)
"Stage Combat" with Jonathan Ezra Rubin

March 2
1 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

Take a basic look at various falls, punches, slaps and other unarmed stage combat techniques as Fight Director Jonathan Ezra Rubin works with AACC students. The workshop will culminate in a choreographed mass brawl set to the opening scene from "Romeo and  Juliet."

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and are available online or at the door.

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu.

AACC students interested in participating in the workshop should contact Madeline Austin at mlaustin2@aacc.edu

Little Shop of Horrors

April 12, 13, 19 and 20
8 p.m.

April 14 and 21
2 p.m.
Pascal Center for Performing Arts

It's Theatre AACC's mainstage production, "Little Shop of Horrors," for the spring 2024 season! Taking center stage in various roles is the group of AACC theatre students known as The Moonlight Troupers under the direction of AACC instructors. This production is based on the book and lyrics by Howard Ashman. Music is by Alan Menken. It's also based on the Roger Corman film of Charles Griffth's screenplay and is directed by Madeline Austin.

Ticket prices:
$20 general admission
$10 AACC faculty, staff, seniors, active military, groups
$5 All students with valid ID

Tickets may be purchased online or in person! Visit the Box Office inside Pascal Center for Performing Arts on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event. 

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

Guest Artist Series 2023-2024 (workshop)
with Kevin Chamberlin "Auditioning for Musical Theater"

April 29
7 p.m.
Humanities Room 112

Learn what it takes to get the musical role. Kevin Chamberlin shares tips to help in your musical theatre auditions. Family audiences will recognize Chamberlin as Bertram in the long running hit sitcom “Jessie.”

Tickets are Pay-What-You-Can and are available online. You also can purchase tickets in person! Just visit the Box Office on Tuesdays or Wednesdays from noon to 2 p.m. or 1.5 hours prior to each event.

For information email boxoffice@aacc.edu or call 410-777-2457.

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Get in the Act

Interested in joining an AACC performing group?
Auditions are usually required. Some ensembles may also require enrollment in specific courses or degrees.

Learn about auditioning.