2017-2018 Season – Fantastically Fun!


NOVEMBER 14 – New!  Brown-Bag Bard 

The Tempest is the November theme of our new Brown-Bag Bard lunchtime open house. Brown-Bag Bard takes place every second Tuesday of the month from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Join us Tuesday, November 14, 2017,  at 12:30pm in our historic landmark Downtown theater at 7 South Calvert Street for stimulating conversation about The Tempest, Shakespeare’s  tale of sorcery and storm. Bring your lunch. Admission is free. No RSVP needed. Drop in! (The Company Bar will be open, selling  beverages and cold snacks only.)  Moderator:  Lizzi Albert, a CSC Associate Artistic Director, and Director of our summer 2017 production of The Tempest.  


NOVEMBER 28 – Giving Tuesday              

Did you know that more than 71% of our contributed income each year comes from caring donors like you? Here at Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, we are passionately committed to the idea that Shakespeare is for everyone.  Won’t you help support our mission?  Click here to make a Giving Tuesday donation. Thank you.




In the spirit  of the season, we’re sharing our stage with many of the region’s most talented choruses, and school and community choirs.  They’ll be singing winter, holiday, and Christmas songs to entertain you before performances of A Christmas CarolArrive when doors open about 45 minutes before showtime,  settle in to your seats, and enjoy! There is no extra charge for the Show Before the Show.

 You’ll find the preshow choir schedule below and on the ticket calendar here. 

  • Heart of Maryland Barbershop Chorus – Friday, December 8, doors open 7:15pm. Get tickets.
  • Baltimore Vocal Jazz Ensemble – Saturday, December 9. They’ll perform before the matinee and the evening shows. Doors open 1:15pm (Get tickets) and 7:15pm (Get tickets).
  • Baltimore Musicales – Thursday, December 14, doors open 6:15pm. Music at 7pm.**  While you’re with us, visit Bob Cratchit’s Wassail Party in the Middendorf Lounge. Get tickets.
  • Deer Park Middle School –  Friday, December 15, doors open 7:15pm. Get tickets.
  • Voices Rise – Saturday, December 16,  doors open 1:15pm. Get tickets.
  • Bach in Baltimore –  Saturday, December 16,  doors open 7:15pm. Get tickets.
  • Larksong – Sunday, December 17, doors open 1:15pm. Get tickets.
  • Wiley H. Bates Middle School – Friday, December 22, doors open 1:15pm. Get tickets.


DECEMBER 9 – American Sign Language-interpreted performance

Join us for A Christmas Carol, our original adaptation presented with Ebenezer Scrooge and the Cratchits living in Baltimore. ASL  interpretation will be provided by Community First Access Inc. of Baltimore. Doors open at 7:15pm. Preshow holiday songs will be provided by Baltimore Vocal Jazz Ensemble at 7:30pm. Click here for ticketing online.

Click here for email contact with Liz and Nina in the Box Office.


DECEMBER 10 – Baltimore’s Child Magazine Cookie Party, doors open at 12:30pm

Celebrate the season of carols with the staff of Baltimore’s Child, our media partner. Look for arts and crafts activities in the PNC Family Room, plus cookies and holiday cheer in the Middendorf Lounge. Doors open at 12:30pm, Cookie Party until showtime. All are included in your ticket to the 2pm performance of A Christmas Carol. Get tickets.


DECEMBER 12 – Brown-Bag Bard, 12:30pm – bring your lunch!

Charles Dickens, author of the novella A Christmas Carol, will be the topic of our monthly casual lunchtime open house in December. Join us  on Tuesday, December 12, 2017,  at 12:30pm in our Downtown theater at 7 South Calvert Street, for stimulating conversation with our special guest, Menalcus Lankford, President of the Baltimore Dickens Society. Bring your lunch. Admission is free. No RSVP needed. Drop in! (The Company Bar will be open, selling  beverages and cold snacks only.)  Brown-Bag Bard lunchtime open houses take place every second Tuesday of the month.


DECEMBER  14 Bob Cratchit’s Wassail Tasting, 6:30pm

Join us in the Middendorf Lounge from 6:30pm to showtime for merriment and good cheer, with Bob Cratchit as your host. He’s going to share his recipe and samples of  holiday wassail.  The Baltimore Vocal Jazz Ensemble will present songs of the season on stage at about 7pm.  A Christmas Carol will begin at 7:30pm. Your ticket to the December 14 performance is your admission to these festive preshow events. Get tickets.


DECEMBER 4 – 23, 2017 –  Chesapeake Shakespeare Company supports Casey Cares

The Casey Cares Foundation is a local nonprofit that brings joy to disabled and terminally ill children in our community. If you feel moved to contribute to this cause, please visit with our actors in the lobby following performances of A Christmas Carol. Look for Mrs. Cratchit, who will share details.