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Curtain Time

Posted 3/3/2010

DIVALICIOUS The Baltimore Concert Opera takes over Germano's Cabaret (300 S. High St., [410] 752-4515, germanostrattoria.com) Mar. 5 for a night of high and low notes courtesy of the BCO's slate of singers and special guests. It's an intimate opera experience. The following night join the Bravo Lyric Opera Cabaret at Germano's for Love Songs: An Operatic Valentine's Day. Seems a bit tardy, but that's amore.

LADIES FIRST University of Maryland Baltimore County presents GRRL PARTS, an ongoing project in which female-driven plays are commissioned from American playwrights. Mar. 3-7 check out Weathertician, This Girl I Used to Know, and The One, the Other at UMBC Theatre (1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, [410] 455-1000, umbc.edu/theatre).

OPENING The story of 19th-century actress, feminist, and abolitionist Fanny Kemble comes to life at St. Mary's Outreach Center (3900 Roland Ave., [410] 366-8596, baltimoreshakespeare.org) as the Baltimore Shakespeare Festival mounts Mrs. Kemble's Tempest Mar 4-28. The play is by Tom Ziegler and directed by Lee Mikeska Gardner (no relation to City Paper's editor). Meanwhile, puppet-centric Sandglass Theater sets up shop at Theatre Project (45 W. Preston St., [410] 752-8558, theatreproject.org) Mar. 4-14 with All Weather Ballads. And we never thought we'd say this, but plays about math seems to have become an actual subgenre. Partition marries math with some fish-out-of-water when a self-taught Indian math whiz comes to Cambridge, England to work with a highfalutin math professor. Get its number at Spotlighters (817 St. Paul St., (410) 752-1225, spotlighters.org) Mar. 5-28.

LAST CHANCE Impressions of Pelleas goes silent after one last show at Emmanuel Episcopal Church (811 Cathedral St., [410] 685-1130, operavivente.org) Mar. 6. The American debut of Let There be Love at CenterStage (700 N. Calvert St., [410] 332-0033, centerstage.org) takes its final bow Mar. 7. In the Heights salsas out of the Hippodrome (12 N. Eutaw St., [410] 837-7400, france-merrickpac.com) the same night. You've also got one last shot to see The Bluest Eye at Carl J. Murphy Fine Arts Center (Turpin-Lamb Theatre, Morgan State University, 2201 Argonne Drive, (443) 885-3625, murphyfineartscenter.org) Mar. 7. The play is an adaptation of Toni Morrison's novel of the same name about a young black girl dealing with racism in the 1940s.

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