Everyman Theatre Announces Week of Grand Opening Celebrations-1/14-20/13 by Laura Weiss

Everyman Theatre is pleased to announce a week-long celebration for The Grand Opening of its new theatre at 315 West Fayette Street, in Baltimore, MD. The Grand Opening Week will take place from January 14th through January 2, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. Special events, ceremonies, and galas are planned throughout the week to commemorate the historic occasion for the 22‐year-old theatre company. The Grand Opening Week will feature Everyman’s inaugural production in its new home, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning drama, August: Osage County.  The Baltimore premiere features Everyman Theatre’s Resident Company Members Clinton Brandhagen, Deborah Hazlett, Beth Hylton, Wil Love, Bruce Randolph Nelson, and Carl Schurr.

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - January 14th at 10 AM. The week will kick off on Monday, January 14th with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 AM. This marks the official public opening of the brand new Everyman Theatre. The Ceremony will include special remarks and speeches from local dignitaries, board leadership, and the Founding Artistic Director, Vincent Lancisi. Immediately following the Ceremony, guests will be welcome to tour the brand new facility. This event is free and open to the public.

The New Everyman Theatre: The Dedication of the First Public Performance in our New Home

An invitation-only celebration on Monday evening for those who have made Everyman Theatre what it is today. Guests will include theatrical legends and celebrities, former staff and cast members, and Everyman’s Resident Company of Artists.  The night will include a pre­‐show reception and a VIP cast party immediately following the show. This will mark the company’s very first performance in its new theatre.

Pay What You Can

Everyman’s tradition of a “Pay What You Can” night will occur on Tuesday, January 15th.  Central to Everyman’s mission of making theatre accessible and affordable to everyone, this wildly popular event remains open to the public during our special Grand Opening week. Patrons are required to simply pay what they can for this very special evening.  Tickets are limited and will go on sale at 5 PM that day and will be available in-­‐person only at the Everyman Box Office. First come, first served.

Inaugural Opening Night - January 18th (6 PM reception, 7 PM performance, 10:30 PM VIP cast party).

Walk the Red Carpet on the First Opening Night! Join us as we raise the curtain for our inaugural Opening Night performance on Fayette Street.  Open to all, this evening kicks off our Grand Opening weekend of celebrations. Attire is “Festive Cocktail” and tickets are $200 each. Special pricing is available for Everyman subscribers.

Grand Opening Gala - January 19th (5 PM reception, 5:30 PM seated dinner, 7 PM performance, 10:30 PM VIP cast party).

Put on your tux and celebrate in style at our Black Tie Gala! Everyman will host a seated dinner, catered by Linwood’s, in honor of our Capital Campaign leaders, contributors and corporate sponsors. Open to all of our generous supporters, dinner will be followed by a performance of August: Osage County and a cast party with dessert and champagne. Attire is “Black Tie” and tickets are $400 each.

Founders Brunch - January 20th (11:30 AM Brunch, 1:30 PM performance, 5 PM toast with the cast).

Raise a glass at our champagne brunch and toast the founding stars of Everyman!  The seated brunch will honor those who have been with Everyman since our early days, including longtime actors, subscribers, board members, artists and volunteers. Following the brunch will be a performance of August: Osage County and a post-­‐show toast with the cast. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Attire is “Semi-­‐Formal” and tickets are $200 each. Special pricing is available for Everyman subscribers.

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Tickets for Everyman Theatre’s Grand Opening events are now on sale and may be purchased by visiting our website, or by calling the Box Office at (410) 752-­‐2208.  The production of August: Osage County will run from the Grand Opening Week through February 17, 2013. Everyman Theatre is a professional Equity theatre company celebrating the actor, with the resident company of artists from the Baltimore/DC area. Founded in 1990 by Vincent Lancisi, the theatre is dedicated to engaging the audience through a shared experience between actor and audience seeking connection and emotional truth in performance. Everyman is dedicated to presenting high quality plays that are affordable and accessible to everyone.

Everyman Theatre;s Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. Photo by Arianne Teeple.

Everyman Theatre;s Artistic Director Vincent Lancisi. Photo by Arianne Teeple.

Vincent Lancisi is the Artistic Director of Everyman Theatre; Ian Tresselt is the Managing Director. For information about Everyman Theatre, visit our website, or call (410) 752- 2208. http://youtu.be/h9RSQTYqtB4

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