Wednesday, June 17, 2009




June 17, 2009, Frederick, MD - Making Shakespeare exciting for younger generations, the Maryland Shakespeare Festival presents KidZONE and Workshop, a theatrical experience, is set to take the Baker Park Bandshell stage Thursday, June 25th. This free live performance—part of the Summerfest Family Theatre, presented by Celebrate Frederick, Inc.—begins at 10:30 a.m. Please make special note of this day and time change for the Summerfest Family Theatre. All performances of the 2009 Series will be held on Thursday mornings at 10:30am through August 13.

The Maryland Shakespeare Festival presents a professional, innovative and classical theatre that is incredibly dedicated to its community. The Festival provides free outdoor performances of Shakespeare plays during the summer months with their mission concentrating on performance, education and performance research. Making Shakespeare exciting for children, the Festival’s performances are a great opportunity to expose your children to classic and eternal stories in an exciting and entertaining way! Start off the kids’ summer right with this free live performance.

While all Summerfest Theatre performances are free to the public, the Summerfest Family Theatre Committee encourages you to bring a canned food item in lieu of admission. Non-perishable items such as canned meats and vegetables, soups, peanut butter, cereal, rice and pastas are requested. All items collected benefit the Frederick Food Bank.

The performance is weather permitting, in the event of inclement weather please visit for news of event cancellations. Decisions regarding weather are made approximately by 10:00am; therefore if weather is inclement at this time please visit our website.

The series would not be possible without the generous support of our corporate sponsors. The 2009 Spires Sponsors are Bechtel Group Foundation, Spectrum Federal Credit Union, and Weis Markets. The 2009 Carillon Sponsors are Comcast, The Plamondon Companies, Sandy Spring Bank, 99.9 WFRE, and 930 WFMD. The 2009 Bandshell Sponsors are BB&T, The Frederick News-Post and NBC-25; and our 2009 Program Sponsor is The Gazette. Again, the series would not be possible without their generosity.

For more information, please call the City of Frederick Office of Special Events at 301-600-CITY (2489) or visit our website

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