Nutcracker & The Mouse King




Tickets ARE available at the door for today’s performance :-)


Attention valued patrons!

On Wednesday, 11/26, the boiler at St. Mary’s Community Center that heats the theatre suffered a permanent failure.  Our landlords, The Episcopal Diocese of MD, have chosen to install a heat pump in the theatre as a temporary measure. At this time it appears that the pump is not up to the task of heating the space. The average temperature in the theatre is only 10 to 15 degrees higher than the outside temperature. Thankfully, the warmer days this weekend are helping the cause tremendously!

As a non profit who relies on ticket sales for 70% of our income, we can not afford to cancel shows because of these problematic conditions!

SO, we are choosing to make lemonade out of lemons…. or, more appropriately…Hot lemon tea.  Effective IMMEDIATELY, WE INVITE YOU TO ATTEND OUR “Party like it’s 1599″ TOTALLY CHILL EDITION OF The Nutcracker & the Mouse King!!!

We will be providing FREE Hot Chocolate and Tea to audience members that brave the chill.  We recommend coats, layers, blankets, etc.  Thank you for your patience and support.

For questions contact our Box Office at 410-921-WILL (9455)


Now back to your regularly scheduled web page!

A classic form of British holiday entertainment jumps the pond…

A Panto is a form of musical comedy stage production, designed for families, developed in the United Kingdom and mostly performed during the Christmas and New Year season. Modern pantomime includes songs, slapstick comedy and dancing, employs gender-crossing actors, and combines topical humor with a story loosely based on a well-known fairy tale. It is a participatory form of theatre, in which the audience is expected to sing along with certain parts of the music and shout out phrases to the performers.

The Factory has chosen to feature ETA Hoffman’s classic tale “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” for it’s Inaugural Panto because of it’s December appeal AND to present sections of the story audiences are generally unfamiliar with, as they are not included in the Ballet version of the show.

A 7-headed rat king, Dame Drosselmeier (sporting an official Hampden Hon bee-hive) and the chance for audience members to fight along side Nutcracker are just some of the unique aspects of The Factory’s take on this holiday favorite!

Performances are at The Great Hall in St. Mary’s (3900 Roland Ave. Baltimore, MD 21211)


Tickets are available online in our STORE

or by contacting us at or 410-921-WILL(9455)


Thursday, Dec. 5 – 7:30pm  FREE PREVIEW! First come first serve!!!!

Friday, Dec. 6 – 7:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 7 – 2pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 8 – 5pm  PLEASE NOTE: We will be participating in the Mayor’s Christmas Parade in Hampden at 1pm. The performance start time has been adjusted!

Friday, Dec. 13 – 7:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 14 – 2pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 15 – 2pm

Friday, Dec. 20 – 7:30pm

Saturday, Dec. 21 – 2pm & 7:30pm

Sunday, Dec. 22 – 2pm

As part of The Factory’s partnership with The Baltimore Humane Society a Front of House display will feature adoptable cats available at Bmore Humane’s no kill shelter. The Factory will also accept donations for the shelter animals. Anyone bringing a donation will receive a discount on their ticket.

Non-clumping cat litter  ~  Paper towels  ~  Dog treats  ~  Latex gloves  ~  Dog/Cat food: Science diet brand  ~  Treats (soft/chewy)  ~  Peanut butter  ~  Kong stuffing  ~  Vitamin C tablets for Guinea Pigs  ~  Timothy hay  ~  Bedding  ~ Blankets (no down stuffing)  ~ Dog toys  ~  Cat toys  ~ Puppy pads  ~  Feliway spray  ~ Laundry detergent ~ Dish detergent 

The ensemble of “The Nutcracker & The Mouse King” are: Diane Appel, Lisa Bryan, Lisa Davidson, Kelly Dowling , Walt Dowling, Avia Fields, Hannah Fogler, April Forrer, Lorraine Imwold, Monica Jones, Brendan Kennedy, Alanna Mensing, C-Mo Molloy, Matthew Purpora, Tony Roberts, Chris Ryder, Stephen Strosnider, Katherine Vary, & Tegan Williams.



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