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College of Southern Maryland
Fine Arts Center Box Office
8730 Mitchell Rd
PO Box 910
La Plata, MD 20646-0910
240-725-5499, ext. 7828
443-550-6199, ext. 7828
301-870-2309, ext. 7828 

Box Office Hours:
Monday & Friday: hours vary
Tuesday-Thursday: 12 - 5 p.m.
and one (1) hour prior to each performance

Hours vary during summer months

Checks payable to CSM

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Professional Guests

Join CSM this season as it continues its professional series of guest performers. Performers in the professional series have ranged from touring music, theatre, and dance companies, to nationally known civic and military bands who have performed throughout the country. These performances will enrich the education of CSM students and audience members alike.

Professional Guests for 2014-2015 Production Season

Performers and performance dates, times, and venues are subject to change.  Please watch this page for announcements of any changes, or join our e-news mailing list for information to be delivered directly to your e-mailbox.


The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Friday, November 28, 2014 | 3 and 7 p.m.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 | 3 and 7 p.m.

Sunday, November 30, 2014 | 3 p.m.


La Plata Campus, Fine Arts Center Theatre

Advance tickets: $20 adults, $15 youth/military/seniors
Day of show tickets: $25 adults, $20 youth/military/seniors

The story of Clara and her nutcracker doll has delighted audiences since it premiered in 1892. Accompanied by Tchaikovsky's immortal music, The Nutcracker has been a holiday ritual for American audiences for many years. The parade of delightful scenes - the children on Christmas morning, the Kingdom of Sweets, the various national dances performed by costumed characters - presents a child's view of the season and is arguably the most performed ballet.

The performance will feature dancers of all ages from the Studio Cooperative in Waldorf and the CSM Theater and Dance program, who will be joined by professional guest artists from the Buggé Ballet from New York City. Choreography by Artistic Director Nicole Buggé. Southern Maryland audiences will have the opportunity to view this holiday tradition five times.