UMBC to present Guare's 'Marco Polo Sings a Solo'
John Guare's futuristic comedy "Marco Polo Sings A Solo" will be presented by the University of Maryland Baltimore County theater department Thursday to Saturday and again Dec. 11-14 in the UMBC Theatre. Curtain time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $8. The absurdist story, set on an iceberg off the coast of Norway in 1999, is about the making of a movie about the Venetian explorer Marco Polo. For more information call (410) 455-2476. Gian Carlo Menotti's one-act Christmas opera, "Amahl and the Night Visitors," kicks off the Baltimore School for the Art's Winter Celebration Friday night at 8 in the school's Schaeffer Ballroom. Subsequent performances will take place Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets range from $5 to $8.
The Winter Celebration also features a juried exhibit of student works in the Alcazar Gallery from Dec. 6 to Jan. 17; performances of "The Nutcracker" at 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Dec. 14 and 2 p.m. Dec. 15; a concert by the school's chorus at 8 p.m. Dec. 18; and a concert by the orchestra at 8 p.m. Dec. 19. For more information, call (410) 396-1185. The Baltimore Actors' Theatre annual fund-raising production of "Babes in Toyland" will be presented Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Goucher College's Kraushaar Auditorium. Tickets are $18 to $20. The Victor Herbert operetta was first produced on Broadway in 1925. The BAT version features a cast of 100 and a full orchestra. Call (410) 560-2692 or (410) 252-3999.