Summer is Brilliant at CCBC

May 31, 2017 | by Jacquie Lucy | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.761.2482 (cell)

Commencement, Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre and Chautauqua and more!

Baltimore County, MD - The Community College of Baltimore County continues to celebrate its 60th Anniversary with a full slate of programs and events throughout the summer.

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre kicks off its 45th season June 9 in the newly renamed F. Scott Black Theatre with “Arsenic and Old Lace,” fittingly directed by F. Scott Black, the original Artistic Director of Cockpit in Court. “Forever Plaid,” “Madagascar, Jr.,” “Sister Act,” and “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” round out the season at CCBC Essex.

With Chautauqua 2017: Voices from the Great War, Maryland Humanities and CCBC explore World War I as seen by President Woodrow Wilson, Gen. John J. Pershing and Civil Rights spokesman W.E.B. Du Bois. This event, which presents a single historical figure each night, will be held July 7-9 at CCBC Catonsville. The program is in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the great war.

June 3
10:30 a.m., CCBC Essex
CCBC will graduate more than 3,000 students this year with more than 1,000 expected to participate in commencement exercises under the tent at CCBC Essex.

June 5
SUMMER SESSION BEGINS (5-, 6-, and 10-week classes)
There’s still time to register at

June 7
4-6 p.m., CCBC Owings Mills
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June 9-25
ARSENIC AND OLD LACE (Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre)
8 p.m., June 9-10, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24; 3 p.m., June 11, 18, 25, CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre
Meet the charming and innocent ladies who populate their cellar with the remains of socially and religiously ‘acceptable’ roomers; the antics of their nephew who thinks he is President Teddy Roosevelt and the activities of their other nephew. Directed by F. Scott Black.
Adults $22, seniors (60+) $20 and children (12 and under) $14
Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

June 10-25
FOREVER PLAID (Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre)
8 p.m., June 10, 16, 17, 23, 24; 3 p.m., June 11, 18, 25, CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Cabaret Theatre
When four young singers are killed in a car crash, they posthumously take the stage for one final gig in this goofy, 1950s nostalgia trip. Directed by James Hunnicutt, Cockpit in Court’s current Artistic Director.
Adults $17 and seniors (60+) $15
Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

June 12
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June 22
8 a.m., Rocky Point Golf Course, 1935 Back River Neck Road, Essex, Md.
Join us for the 27th Annual Essex Board of Directors Golf Tournament to benefit women’s scholarships and programs.
For tickets and information, call 443-840-3347.

July 7-9
CHAUTAUQUA 2017: VOICES FROM THE GREAT WAR (WWI) (CCBC Liberal Arts and Maryland Humanities)
7 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts Theatre
July 7 - General John J. Pershing portrayed by Doug Mishler
July 8 - W. E. B. Du Bois portrayed by Bill Grimmette
July 9 - President Woodrow Wilson portrayed by Judd Bankert
History comes alive with a “conversation with an historical figure.” Scholar-actors appear in costume and address the audience as the historical figure and then answers questions as that person. The actor then steps out of character and tells how he researched the historical figure for the performance. Music of the period precedes the presentation to set the tone. Due to the generosity of its sponsors, the program remains free and open to the public.
FREE. No reservations needed.

July 7-16
MADAGASCAR, JR. (Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, Royal Court Jesters Young People’s Theatre)
7 p.m., July 7, 14; 1 p.m. July 8,9, 15,16; 11 a.m. July 11, 12, 13, and 4 p.m. July 15, CCBC Essex, Administration Building, Lecture Hall
Take a journey with all of your crack-a-lackin’ friends out of the zoo and onto the stage as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Directed by Liz Boyer Hunnicutt.
All seats $10
Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

July 17
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July 21-Aug. 6
SISTER ACT (Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre)
8 p.m., July 21, 22, 28, 29, Aug. 3, 4, 5; 3 p.m., July 23, 30, Aug. 6, CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre
A woman hiding in a convent helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she rediscovers her own. This feel-good comedy is based on the hit film. Directed by Tom Wyatt.
Adults $22, seniors (60+) $20 and children (12 and under) $14
Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

July 22-Aug. 6
VANYA and SONIA and MASHA and SPIKE (Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre)
8 p.m., July 22, 28, 29, Aug. 3, 4, 5; 3 p.m., July 23, 30, Aug. 6, CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, Cabaret Theatre
Winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. Middle-aged siblings Vanya and Sonia share a home in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where they bicker and complain about the circumstances of their lives. Suddenly, their movie-star sister, Masha, swoops in with her new boy-toy Spike. Old resentments flare up, eventually leading to threats to sell the house. Also on the scene are sassy maid Cassandra, who can predict the future and a lovely young aspiring actress named Nina, whose prettiness somewhat worries the imperious Masha. Directed by Linda Chambers.
Adults $17 and seniors (60+) $15
Box Office 443-840-ARTS (2787)

Aug. 7-8
Aug. 7, 5-6:30 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Health Careers and Technology Building, Room 205
Aug, 8, 5-6:30 p.m., CCBC Essex, Administration Building, Room 331
Considering a career in nursing? Learn about CCBC’s ATB (Associate to Bachelor’s) degree in Nursing option to be taken concurrently with one of our four university partners – Towson, Stevenson, Notre Dame of Maryland and Frostburg. Meet representatives from all of the programs and find out the best option for you to earn the most coveted credential in the profession – the BSN.
Registration is highly recommended.
To register, visit For more information, email

Aug. 28
FALL SEMESTER BEGINS (Full and first 7-week classes)


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