Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland

1/30/15 - 1/31/15
2/13/15 - 2/21/15

The Lost World

At the Kogod Theatre.

Tigran Hamasyan

At the Kogod Theatre.

Black Theatre Symposium

Theater professionals, scholars, and students will discuss the issues facing black theater with panel discussions and workshops. Seret Scott will also present her one-woman play, "Artistic Housing." Continental breakfast, lunch and ticket to see The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies' "Good Kids" included.

The Westerlies

At the Gildenhorn Recital Hall.
2/27/15 - 3/7/15

Good Kids

At the Kay Theatre.

Universes: Party People Salon

At the Kogod Theatre.
3/27/15 - 3/28/15

Wake Up!

At the Dance Theatre.

The Nile Project

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.

Annual Pops Concert

At the Dekelboum Concert Hall.
5/2/15 - 5/9/15

The Human Capacity

At the Kogod Theatre.

Editorial Review

Professional and student performances in all branches of the performing arts have been brought under one roof in a new center named for Virginia painter (and University of Maryland alumna) Clarice Smith.

The six performance halls are: the 1,100-seat Concert Hall, with a single balcony, box and chorister seating; the Ina and Jack Kay Theatre, seating 650 before a proscenium stage; the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall, seating 300 on one level; the Robert and Arlene Kogod Studio Theatre, which seats 200; a 200-seat dance theater; and the Laboratory Theatre, a 100-seat, black-box facility.

The center houses the school of music, the department of theatre and the department of dance with their classrooms, rehearsal halls and library. As a result, it is a busy place during the day as well as in the evening.

The well-regarded production company of the University of Maryland will be housed here instead of the old Tawes Theatre .

The university's performance series will bring 50 events to the center each year.

-- Brad Hathaway