The College of Southern Maryland (CSM) will close out the Twilight Performance Series with a 15th birthday celebration and a variety of productions at its free, family-friendly, outdoor performances July 31-Aug. 2 at campuses in Leonardtown, La Plata and Prince Frederick.
The final week of the Twilight Performance Series will include a musical performance by local band, Pet the Monster; a production of Schoolhouse Rock Live, by CSMs Theatre Company; and a performance by CSMs Big Band jazz ensemble, Solid Brass.
Pet the Monster emerged on the local music scene as an energetic, alternative, rock, ska, classic, indie cover band. With a song list that fans rave about, the band has been steadily adding original material to its repertoire. Pet the Monster will perform July 31 for the 15th birthday celebration at the Leonardtown Campus. The birthday celebration activities will include free smoothies, fitness towels and tours of the Wellness and Aquatics Center, face painting, cotton candy, ice cream and additional CSM giveaways. Listen to a performance at www.petthemonster.com or on the facebook fan page at http://www.facebook.com/petthemonster.
Based on the educational animated series which aired on ABC in the 1970s-80s, Schoolhouse Rock Live! is a pop-culture phenomenon brought to the musical stage. Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI), the Emmy Award-winning Saturday morning cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever tuneful songs will light up the stage in this production. Some of the beloved songs will include Just A Bill, Lolly, Lolly, Lolly and Conjunction Junction. The performance will take place Aug.1 at the La Plata Campus.
Under the direction of Randy Runyon, Solid Brass is comprised of members of the community, professional musicians, and high school and college students. It has been entertaining the Southern Maryland community for years. The concert will be Aug. 2 at the Prince Frederick Campus.
The series will take place outdoors on the La Plata Campus Fine Arts Building Lawn, the Leonardtown Campus Great Lawn, and on the Prince Frederick Patio. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and a picnic. No alcoholic beverages are permitted. In the event of inclement weather, performances will move indoors. On the La Plata Campus performances will move to the Fine Arts Center, on the Leonardtown Campus to Building A, Auditorium, and on the Prince Frederick Campus to Room 119.
Support for the series is made possible through a sponsorship with Old Line Bank, BB&T, Donald and Mary Smolinski and Sue and Frank Taylor; and partnerships with the Maryland Humanities Council, the Leonardtown Business Association, The Good Earth Natural Foods Company and Bella Music School; and grant funding from the Charles County Arts Alliance, the Arts Council of Calvert County, the St. Marys County Arts Council and the Maryland State Arts Council.
Refreshments will be available to purchase from Ritas on the La Plata Campus, Quality Street Catering on the Leonardtown Campus and Maryland Country Caterers on the Prince Frederick Campus. For menu and pricing visit www.csmd.edu/arts/TwilightSeries.
For information on the Twilight Performance Series call 301-934-7828 or 301-870-2309 or visit www.csmd.edu/Arts for a complete schedule.
CSM Twilight Performance Series: Solid Brass. 6:45 p.m., Aug. 2, Prince Frederick Campus, 115 J.W. Williams Road, Prince Frederick. Under the direction of Randy Runyon, Solid Brass, comprised of members of the community, professional musicians, and high school and college students, has been entertaining the southern Maryland community for years and will close out the 2012 season of CSMs Twilight Performance Series. Each week the series features a different performance on each campus. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7828, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
CSM Twilight Performance Series: Schoolhouse Rock Live! 6:45 p.m., Aug. 1, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. Schoolhouse Rock Live! a pop-culture phenomenon brought to the musical stage will close out the 2012 season of CSMs Twilight Performance Series. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7828, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.
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CSM Twilight Performance Series: Pet the Monster. 6:45 p.m., July 31, College of Southern Maryland, Leonardtown Campus, 22950 Hollywood Road, Leonardtown. Pet the Monster, who has emerged on the local music scene as an alternative, rock, ska, classic and indie cover band will be the featured act for the Leonardtown Campus 15th birthday celebration and will close out the 2012 season of CSMs Twilight Performance Series. Bring a picnic with a lawn chair or blanket (no alcoholic beverages permitted.) Free. 301-934-7828, 301-870-2309, Ext. 7828 or www.csmd.edu/Arts.