2021/2022 CCBC Arts Season

Persistence. Resilience. Fearlessness. Hope.

In the 2021-2022 season, the Arts at CCBC take our cue from the immortal words of poet Maya Angelou:

Leaving behind nights of terror and fear … I rise

Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear … I rise

Join us in the coming year for music, theatre, and dance performances and visual arts exhibitions that explore our stories of triumph over adversity. Throughout our arts programming, we will celebrate the strength of our bonds and the power of our humanity to weather the storm, endure the uncertainty, and emerge from the darkness.

Like our symbol for the year, the phoenix, we remember: And Still I Rise.

Arts at CCBC 2021-2022 Season

The Underpants, by Steve Martin
Adapted by Carl Sternheim
CCBC Essex, October 21-25, 2021
Sunday, October 24 at 2pm – ASL Interpreted
When a lady’s bloomers fall down in public, her husband fears the scandal will ruin him and cost him his government job. Instead, comedy ensues. Of course.

Detroit 67, by Dominique Morisseau
CCBC Catonsville, November 4-8, 2021
Sunday, November 7 at 2pm – ASL Interpreted
In 1967 Detroit, Motown music is getting the party started, and Chelle and her brother Lank are making ends meet by turning their basement into an after-hours joint. But when a mysterious woman finds her way into their lives, the siblings clash over much more than the family business. As their pent-up feelings erupt, so does their city, and they find themselves caught in the middle of the ’67 riots.

CCBC Dance Company Fall Concert
CCBC Dundalk, November 11-13, 2021
The CCBC Dance Company presents their annual fall program exploring new and restaged works by faculty and guest artists. We are excited to welcome guest artist Hope Boykin, Artistic Director of HopeBoykinDance.
The concert will also spotlight our continuing collaboration with Towson University: MERGE

Speech & Debate, by Stephen Karam
CCBC Essex, December 2-6, 2021
Sunday, December 5 at 2pm – ASL Interpreted
Three teenage misfits in Salem, Oregon discover they are linked by a sex scandal that’s rocked their town. When one of them sets out to expose the truth, secrets become currency, the stakes get higher, and the trio’s connection grows deeper in this searching, fiercely funny dark comedy with music.

Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine, by Lynn Nottage
CCBC Essex, March 17-21, 2022
Sunday, March 20, 2022, at 2 pm – ASL Interpreted
FABULATION is a social satire about an ambitious and haughty African American woman, Undine Barnes Calles, whose husband suddenly disappears after embezzling all of her money. Pregnant and on the brink of social and financial ruin, Undine retreats to her childhood home in Brooklyn’s Walt Whitman projects, only to discover that she must cope with a crude new reality. Undine faces the challenge of transforming her setbacks into small victories in a battle to reaffirm her right to be. FABULATION is a comeuppance tale with a comic twist.

A New Brain
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by William Finn and James Lapine
CCBC Catonsville, March 31-April 4, 2022
Sunday, April 3, 2022, at 2 pm – ASL Interpreted
By the Tony Award-winning authors of Falsettos, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. Gordon collapses into his lunch and awakes in the hospital, surrounded by his maritime-enthusiast lover, his mother, a co-worker, the doctor, and the nurses. Reluctantly, he had been composing a song for a children’s television show that features a frog – Mr. Bungee – and the specter of this large green character and the unfinished work haunts him throughout his medical ordeal. What was thought to be a tumor turns out to be something more operable, and Gordon recovers, grateful for a chance to compose the songs he yearns to produce.

CCBC Dance Company Spring Concert
CCBC Essex, April 28-30, 2022

And more that is yet to be announced! We will update this page as additional programs and events are confirmed for the coming season.

Plan ahead and join us!

  • Arriana ( Ana ) Carter

    Hello and Good Evening,

    I do hope all is well and that the start of your summer is going well.
    I was wondering if I may get information on what all of the upcoming plays are about and when the auditions are please ??

    Arriana ( Ana ) Carter

    • ckratovil

      Hi, Arriana.
      We’ll update this post with more information as it becomes available. Your name and email address have been added to our auditions mailing list, you will receive audition notices.
      Thanks for your interest in CCBC Performing Arts!

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