Baltimore Center Stage: Gala


Improvise: A New Story

We invite you to join Baltimore Center Stage for our reimagined 2017 gala, which will take place throughout our newly-renovated theater on Saturday, June 3. Improvise: A New Story is a one-of-a-kind experience, a feast of performance, food and drink. Guests will design their own creative adventure over the course of the evening, moving at their own pace and experiencing firsthand the breathtaking transformation of the State Theater of Maryland.

6 pm Cocktails

7 pm Adventures begin

7:30 pm Dinner begins

Individual Ticket $500 | Table Experience $6k | Premier Table Experience $10k

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Go behind-the-scenes at Baltimore Center Stage with a delicious dinner, the most unique scotch-tasting bar experience in Baltimore, music, and dancing. Our six-floor historic building in the heart of Mount Vernon will be filled from bottom to top with performances, surprises, and revelry. Join us for the party on June 3, and create your own adventure!

Late Night tickets: $125 | 9 pm to midnight


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Questions? Contact Madeline Dummerth at 410.986.4026 or

A guide to your Improvised evening:

1st Floor

Club Pearlstone’s All-Night Jazz Jam Session

Take a seat on the Pearlstone stage in Baltimore’s hottest Jazz Club, featuring Baker Artist Award-winning Todd Marcus and some of our area’s finest jazz musicians. 

Light Up the Hoist Way!

Come to the Hoist Way to experience a spectacle like no other, a moving sculpture of over 600 light bulbs illuminating the scene shop’s six floor passageway to the Head Theater.

An “Uplifting” Scotch Experience

Pull back the velvet rope, enter our Scene Shop Lift Lounge, and ride to the most exclusive Scotch Tasting in town.

4th Floor

Lights/Sound: Theater

Head to the dazzling new Head Theater for a feast of lights to some very theatrical sounds.

Deering Lounge

Grab a drink or two (or three) in our beautiful new Deering Lounge, and immerse yourself in the world of Toni Morrison’s Jazz.

Whose Play Is It Anyway?

Step-up to the keyboard, tap into your inner Oscar Wilde, and have some fun with a fellow thespian (or thespian appreciator) to co-author a play in real time with real actors and win semi-real prizes. 

Chapel 54

Get down with DJ Chris Brooks in the love child of Limelight and Studio 54, Baltimore Center Stage’s own Chapel 54.

5th Floor

Future Foretold

Find your future if you dare. Have your palm or your lipstick read. 

Magic to Do, Just for You!

Encounter a world of surprises, delights, and bafflements with storytelling Magician David London.


Stephanie Carter
Marjorie Rodgers Cheshire


Ellen and Ed Bernard
Stephanie and Ashton Carter
The Annie E. Casey Foundation
Lynn and Tony Deering
M&T Bank
Terry Morgenthaler and Patrick Kerins
Judy and Scott Phares
Lynn and Phil Rauch
George and Betsy Sherman
Sharon and Jay Smith


Peter and Millicent Bain
Baltimore Gas and Electric
Bank of America
Penny Bank
Cho Benn Holback + Associates
DLA Piper
Joanne and Walter Doggett
Jane and Larry Droppa
Denise and Brian Eakes
Environmental Reclamation Company
Ernst & Young
Howard Bank
Kathi Hyle
Wendy Jachman
Kramon & Graham P.A.
Elizabeth and Ken Lundeen
McGuireWoods LLP
Miles & Stockbridge P.C.
Northrop Grumman
T. Rowe Price
Venable LLP
Whiting-Turner Contracting Company