Welcome to Silhouette Stages!
Howard County's premiere community theater


 

We promote a welcoming and creative environment for a broad range of talent and experience to come together in a shared love of high-quality theater. Silhouette Stages touches an ever-expanding community of actors, musicians, production and technical crew, and creative staff in its mission to bring local audiences the joys of the live theater experience at an affordable price.

 

THE FOLLOWING PERFORMANCES ARE CANCELLED:
CALENDAR GIRLS
SPRING CABARET NIGHT
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
FALL CABARET NIGHT
FREAKY FRIDAY

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Ticket Pricing

General Admission: $22

Seniors 65+ / Students / Military / HCPSS Teachers:  $18

Season Tickets:  25% off

Cash and Credit/Debit Cards Accepted.

 

 

Recent News

 

 

September 1, 2020

Silhouette Stages Update to its Patrons and Volunteers

To our loyal and supportive patrons and our talented and passionate volunteers: we miss you!  The Silhouette Stages Board of Directors has been working hard over the past few months to take an inward look at our organization to make improvements for the future.  While it was devastating to cancel our productions of Calendar Girls, Catch Me If You Can, Freaky Friday, and two Cabaret Nights, and to be without live theater for this long, we are using this down time to find ways to become a more inclusive and diverse organization that more accurately reflects the community in which we serve.  The stage may be dark, but our Board of Directors continues to discuss the implmentation of new policies and procedures that ensures Silhouette Stages is not only open to all, but actively anti-racist, anti-sexist, and anti-discrimatory in all respects in our organizational operations and our theatrical productions.  In addition, we are planning some exciting virtual content in the coming months, along with a new and improved website, logo, and ticketing system.  While it's been a while since you've heard from us, we remain hard at work!

 

As a reminder, Silhouette Stages is a 100% volunteer organization - we appreciate all the work that our volunteers do, especially during this time our Board of Directors who continue to put their heart and soul into bringing you the very best of the local performing arts at an affordable price.  Please keep an eye on our website and social media pages over the next few months for some very exciting announcements!

 

 

April 5, 2020

Silhouette Stages Wins Four WATCH Awards After Receiving Eighteen Nominations

 

The Washington-Area Theatre Community Honors (W.A.T.C.H.) announced its award recipients online (the awards gala in Alexandria, Virginia was cancelled due to Coronavirus).  Only in its second year as a member organization, Silhouette Stages took home four awards after receiving 18 nominations for its 2019 productions of Cabaret and She Loves Me.  WATCH is an organization founded for the adjudication and presentation of annual awards recognizing artistic and technical excellence in community theater throughout the metropolitan Washington D.C. area.  This year, WATCH adjudicators considered 40 musicals from the 28 member community theaters.  Congratulations to all of our talented and dedicated award winners, nominees, and everyone behind the scenes who supported these productions. 

 

WATCH Award Winners:

- Outstanding Direction - Stephen Foreman (Cabaret)
- Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical - Tommy Malek as "Emcee" (Cabaret)
- Outstanding Cameo in a Musical - Christopher Kabara as "Headwaiter"
- Outstanding Light Design in a Musical - TJ Lukacsina

 

Nominations for She Loves Me:

- Outstanding Properties in a Musical - Ande Kolp
- Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical - Stephen Foreman, Gary Grabau, Ande Kolp
- Outstanding Set Design in a Musical - Stephen Foreman & Nicholas Carter

 

Nominations for Cabaret:

- Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical - Stephen Foreman, Alex Porter, et al.
- Outstanding Properties in a Musical - Megan Mostow Kaiser & Rebecca Hanauer
- Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical - Ben Kinder
- Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical - Amy Bell, Clare Kneebone & Tommy Malek
- Outstanding Makeup Design in a Musical - Clare Kneebone
- Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical - Tommy Malek
- Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Pamela Northrup as "Fräulein Schneider"
- The Leta Hall Outstanding Ensemble in a Musical
- Outstanding Choreography - Amie Bell
- Outstanding Music Direction - Michael Tan
- Outstanding Musical - Produced by Jeremy Goldman; Stage Manager Felix Cooke

 

Congratulations also goes to our Artistic Director TJ Lukacsina on 10 WATCH nominations for his production of Hairspray at Rockville Musical Theater. 

 

 

 

July 14, 2019

"Anything Goes" Wins Ruby Griffith Award for
Outstanding Achievement in a Musical

 

Columbia, MD - The British Players hosted its annual Ruby Griffith Award ceremony to honor outstanding achievement in community theater in and around Washington, D.C.  Silhouette Stages' March 2019 production of Anything Goes, directed by Conni Ross, won the award for Outstanding Achievement in a Musical.  This is the third Silhouette Stages production to win a Ruby Griffith Award (Next To Normal in 2016 and Young Frankenstein in 2017).

 

Anything Goes was an enormous undertaking for an all-volunteer community theater like Silhouette Stages.  With Choreography by Tina DeSimone, Musical Direction by Billy Georg, and Stage Management by Donna Hawkes, this talented cast, crew, and design team put together a highly entertaining musical.  Anything Goes was included in MD Theatre Guide's Top 5 Shows of the Week, in which they commented "Silhouette Stages’ production of ‘Anything Goes’ offers a quality production of a classic show, with compelling performances, excellent voices, and fine staging.

 

About the Award:  Early in 1964, Ruby Griffith became a founding member of the British Players (formerly known as The British Embassy Players) and became the group's Artistic Director. She produced and/or directed seven of the British Players' first fourteen productions. In honour of her contributions, the British Players instituted an annual award competition for All-Round Production Excellence. In 1991, two new achievement awards were added; Outstanding Achievement in a Musical and Outstanding Achievement in a Non-Musical. More information:  http://www.rubygriffith.org/

 

 

Voted Best Community Theater in Greater Baltimore!

 

 

Recent Honors and Recognitions:

 

2019: She Loves Me
Four WATCH Nominations

 

2019: Cabaret
Fourteen WATCH Nominations (including Outstanding Musical)
MD Theatre Guide - Top 5 Shows of the Week

 

2019: Anything Goes
Ruby Griffith Award - Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
MD Theatre Guide - Top 5 Shows of the Week

 

2018: The Addams Family
Two WATCH Nominations
MD Theatre Guide - Top 5 Shows of the Week

 

2018: Big Fish
Five WATCH Nominations

 

2016: Young Frankenstein
MD Theatre Guide - Top Ten Shows of 2016
DC Metro Theater Arts - Best Musical in a Community Theater
Ruby Griffith Award - Outstanding Achievement in a Musical, Runner-Up
MD Theatre Guide - Top 5 Shows of the Week

 

2016:  Next To Normal
Ruby Griffith Award - Outstanding Achievement in a Musical
DC Metro Theater Arts - Best Musical in a Community Theater
MD Theatre Guide - Top 5 Shows of the Week

 

2015:  Spamalot
MD Theatre Guide - Top Ten Shows of 2015
DC Metro Theater Arts - Best Musical in a Community Theater
MD Theatre Guide - Top 5 Shows of the Week

 

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All performances are held at Slayton House, 10400 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia, MD 21044.

 

 

Silhouette Stages, Inc. is funded in part by the Community Arts Development Grant Program through the Howard County Arts Council,
the Howard County Government, and the Maryland State Arts Council.