Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre celebrates 50 years at CCBC Essex

Nov 21, 2022 | by Lisa Harlow | 443.840.4668 (office) | 443.610.3246 (cell)

Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre, in residence at CCBC Essex, celebrates its 50th season with a special celebration performance Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 17 and 18 at the Robert and Eleanor Romadka College Center, F. Scott Black Theatre at CCBC Essex, 7201 Rossville Boulevard.

Cockpit in Court will conclude its 50th anniversary season with a performance featuring returning Cockpit performers singing songs from many past shows, in addition to Cockpit trivia and a silent auction.

“Milestone anniversaries are times to fondly look back at the halcyon days of the past when the pace of life was a little less hectic and there was less competition for our attention and entertainment dollars,” said William Watson, Dean of Arts and Communication at CCBC and producer at Cockpit in Court. “We are looking forward to this stroll down memory lane.”

In 1973, F. Scott Black helped found Cockpit in Court as an outlet for local summer theatre. Cockpit grew to a full-fledged community theatre, attracting performers and audiences from all around Maryland and beyond. Over the past 50 years, Cockpit has staged more than 250 productions with thousands of performers, staff and crew for hundreds of thousands of audience members.

Dec. 17 at 8 p.m.
Dec. 18 at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at the CCBC Box Office at 443-840-ARTS (2787), online at or at the door one hour prior to the performances.

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