May 2018 events at CCBC

Apr 16, 2018 | by Terri Charles | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.202.0017 (cell)

Baltimore County, MDCommunity College of Baltimore County offers a variety of arts and cultural programs in May, from jazz and percussion ensembles to concerts featuring the chamber choir or piano and voice recitals. Theatre productions include the Dundalk Community Theatre’s presentation of Catch me if You Can and the Children’s Playhouse of Maryland’s performance of Director and Screenwriter John Waters’ Hairspray as part of the Performing Arts at CCBC’s Baltimore Stories program. Baltimore Stories is a yearlong series about Baltimore told through dance, music and theater by artists in diverse genres who live in or have roots in Baltimore.

Families can also visit the Banneker Planetarium for 60 Years in Space and learn about the U.S. space program or enjoy the Riding a Comet children’s show, which helps teach kids about the solar system and the stars. CCBC’s Travel program also offers trips in the U.S. and abroad that are open to the public and families can explore new places this summer. See what you can be at CCBC’s weekly Information Sessions and Thursday Tours or register for summer or fall classes.

CCBC Summer 2018 Registration is now open
CCBC’s summer session offers 5-, 6-, 7- and 10-week sessions starting June 4, June 18 and July 16.
Explore an expanded selection of online classes, including 20 online associate degree and certificate options. Visiting students can earn credits for course requirements at an affordable tuition rate, and CCBC students can continue on their path toward success.

May 1 – CCBC Student Film Festival
4:30 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts Lounge
Enjoy an evening of student films created by CCBC students. For more information, email

May 4 - 6 – Dundalk Community Theatre presents: Catch Me If You Can
8 p.m., May 4, 5; 3 p.m., May 6; CCBC Dundalk, College Community Center, John E. Ravekes Theatre
Based on the DreamWorks hit film and an incredible true story, Catch Me If You Can is a high-flying musical comedy about chasing your dreams and not getting caught. Frank Abagnale, Jr. worked as a doctor, lawyer, and copilot for a major airline and pulled off the top heist as the U.S.’s most wanted bank robber, all while he was a teenager. The master of deception became FBI Agent Carl Hanratty’s number one mission – to bring him to justice. General admission is $25; seniors, $22; student/child $17; Free for CCBC students with a current ID. For tickets, contact the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-2787 or

May 4 - 5 – CCBC Chamber Singers

12:20 p.m. May 4, 7:30 p.m. May 5, CBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Recital Hall
This choral ensemble, under the direction of Professor Monica Otal, will present excerpts from the Fauré Requiem, a medley from Hairspray, which celebrates the CCBC Performing Arts program’s Baltimore Stories, and choral music from other classical and popular genres. Free.

May 4 - 20 – Children’s Playhouse of Maryland presents: Hairspray
7 p.m. May 4; 1 p.m. May 5; 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. May 12; 1 p.m. May 13; 1 p.m. May 19, 20
CCBC Essex, Administration Building, Lecture Hall

The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, presents a production of Baltimore native and director John Waters’ film and hit Broadway musical Hairspray performed by young thespians. Set in 1962 in Baltimore, this big and bold musical is about a girl’s inspiring dream to dance. This family-friendly musical is filled with fun, piled bouffant-high with laughter, romance and deliriously tuneful songs. Tickets are $10 and available at the CCBC Box Office, 443-840-ARTS (2787).

May 7 – CCBC Jazz Plus Ensemble
12:20 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Recital Hall
The Jazz Plus Ensemble, under the direction of CCBC music faculty member Brian Comotto, will perform standard and original jazz and pop compositions. Free. Open to the public.

May 9 – Vocal, Instrumental and Choral Student Recital
11:15 a.m., CCBC Catonsville, Center for the Arts Lounge
CCBC Catonsville Applied Voice, Piano and Instrumental students will perform classical, popular and musical theater selections. The Catonsville Choral Ensemble will also perform. Free. Open to the public.

May 9 – CCBC Percussion Ensemble
7:30 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts & Humanities Building, Room 211
Under the direction of CCBC music faculty member Bill Elliott, CCBC percussion students will present an evening of exciting and unique arrangements with a wide variety of percussive instruments. Free. Open to the public.

May 11 – 60 Years in Space
8 p.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
Come see an interactive historical timeline of the beginning of the Space Age and how humankind has progressed in space exploration. FREE, open to the public and reservations are not required.

May 11 – Honors Recital
12:20 p.m., CCBC Essex, Arts and Humanities Recital Hall
Specially selected CCBC music students will perform and be honored, along with CCBC faculty members, at this festive final Music Forum of the season. Free. Open to the public.

May 12 — Riding a Comet (Children's show)
10 a.m., CCBC Catonsville, Banneker Planetarium, Math and Science Hall
Enjoy a family-friendly show and learn about shooting stars, comets and asteroids and what they look like if they land on Earth. Hear about what it would be like to travel through space on a comet. Free, open to the public, and reservations are not required.

May 16 – CCBC Casino Dealer Academy/Hospitality Careers Information Sessions
1 p.m., CCBC Owings Mills, Room 502
Housed onsite at Horseshoe Casino Baltimore, the new CCBC Casino Dealer Academy offers individuals the necessary skills to compete for Maryland’s growing casino industry jobs. Learn how to be a table games dealer or how to expand repertoire of games for more experienced dealers. The Hospitality Careers Information Session includes a presentation on hotel hospitality, food service, culinary and professional bartending. Free. To register, call 443-840-5840 or email

May 17 – Powerhouse Jazz Ensemble
8 p.m., CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre
The Powerhouse Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. John Morgan, will present a program of jazz standards, original works and big band favorites. Free. Open to the public.

May 18 – Children’s Playhouse of Maryland hosts Family Movie Night: Princess Bride
6 - 9 p.m., CCBC Essex, Administration Building Lecture Hall
The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland, in residence at CCBC Essex, invites families and kids of all ages to enjoy Family Movie Night. Doors open at 6 p.m. for games, raffles and concessions. Movie begins at 7 p.m. Free. For more information, call 443-840-2426 or visit

May 19 – CCBC GradFest Picnic
11 a.m. – 3 p.m., CCBC Essex, Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center
CCBC’s June 2, 2018 graduating class and alumni are invited to share in the fun to celebrate the achievements of the newest alumni. Enjoy entertainment, food and family-friendly activities. For information or to register, call 443.840.3129 or

June 2 – CCBC 2018 Commencement Ceremony
10:30 a.m., CCBC Essex, Multipurpose Field, 7201 Rossville Blvd.
CCBC, along with families and friends of CCBC graduates, celebrates an important milestone in their lives at CCBC’s 2018 commencement ceremony.


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