North Avenue received an extra jolt last year when the theater troupe ArtsCentric started to make its home base in the already humming arts hub Motor House and delivered a big, buoyant production of “Dreamgirls.”
The dynamic beat from ArtsCentric, a self-described
“color-conscious” company that focuses mostly on musicals, has continued since. Things kicked into high gear this summer, with ambitious, back-to-back stagings of “Chicago,” which wrapped up earlier this month, and “Memphis,” which opens Friday.
ArtsCentric brings a distinctive style and statement to Baltimore’s theater scene. This summer marks five years since the company, launched in 2003 by Morgan State...