'Superstar Gala' at TSU
Towson State University's Maryland Arts Festival kicks off its 14th season June 24 with "The Superstar Gala," a concert of Broadway show music performed by more than a dozen singers and a 32-piece orchestra, at 8:15 p.m. at Stephens Hall, 7900 York Road. The concert will be preceded by a catered reception at 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott/Burkshire Conference Center, 10 W. Burke Ave. Tickets to both are $50; tickets to the concert only are $18 and $25.
Here's the rest of the festival schedule: "Shirley Valentine," June 30-July 22; "Jesus Christ Superstar," July 7-29; Headways, alumni/faculty dance concert, July 14-15; Modern Environment, exhibit of paintings and drawings by Susan Waters-Eller, June 30-July 29; opera and ballet film and lecture series: "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "I Pagliacci" (June 30), "Swan Lake" (July 7), "Cosi Fan Tutte" (July 16), "Macbeth" (July 23); young artist recital, mezzo soprano Carole Tracie Luck, July 28; "Circus Beserkus," July 29-30.
All these events will be held in the Fine Arts Center, Osler and Cross Campus drives. For more information, call (410) 830-2787.
@ "Watercolors through the Eyes of Women" is the title of the current show at the Slayton House Gallery, in conjunction with the Columbia Festival of the Arts. Its 10 artists include Diana Marta, whose "Muse" is shown here; Alice Webb, who specializes in beach scenes; Lynn Ferris, who executes architectural watercolors; and Aline Feldman, whose woodblock prints are based on watercolors. All of the show's artists are based in Howard County. The show runs through July 12. Slayton House Gallery is located at Wilde Lake Village Green in Columbia. For more information, call (410) 730-3987.
John Dorsey The Vagabond Players, 806 S. Broadway, concludes its season with the thriller "Death and the Maiden," opening June 23. Written by Chilean playwright Ariel Dorfman, the play focuses on the confrontation between the wife of a government official and the man she claims tortured her years earlier.
The production will be directed by Mark E. Campion and stars Tony Colavito, Katherine Lyons and Bob Riggs. Show times are 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sundays, through July 23. Tickets are $9 and $10. For more information, call (410) 563-9135.
J. Wynn Rousuck