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2 hours prior to all shows
in Avalon Theatre & Stoltz Listening Room

Phone: 410-822-7299

 40 East Dover Street
Easton, MD 21601
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Stage Fright

Stage Fright
Stage Fright

Written by Casey Rauch
Directed by Cecile Storm

Run time: 90min no intermission

Early shows: Wednesday, October 26th - Sunday, October 30th - Cocktail Hour 6pm, Show 6:30

Late shows: Friday, October 28th & Saturday, October 29th - Cocktail Hour 9pm, Show 9:30

Tickets: $35

*Disclaimer: This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, business, events and incidents are the products of the author's imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

For decades, the ghost of the Avalon has fascinated theatregoers of all ages. This Halloween, be transported back to 1927 for an immersive experience that reveals a unique glimpse into what could have been. Stage Fright is the story of Marguerite, the tragic showgirl and ghost of the Avalon. Follow her descent into madness as the twisted underworld of the theatre swirls around her. Expect the unexpected in this dark and thrilling tale of prohibition, love, grief, and ghosts.


More to the story:

When a fire destroyed the Avalon Hotel in 1922, it was rebuilt bigger and better than ever. Five years later, Marguerite Gardot and the world-famous Beauty Shop Quartet were booked for a show that never happened. Just moments before showtime, Marguerite began acting erratically and refused to take the stage. This had become the norm, not the exception.

Meanwhile, the Beauty Shop Quartet’s manager was faced with the impossible decision of moving on to save his own career or continuing to tread water with a group that was destined for failure. His co-stars tried to be supportive, but even they couldn’t get past the fact that Marguerite’s baby went missing, and nobody could get a straight answer as to how, where, or why.  As Marguerite’s lifeless body collapsed out of the hotel’s ominous elevator from an ‘apparent suicide’, the fate of the Beauty Shop Quartet was sealed.*

Decades later, a string of mysterious deaths proves that the ghost of the Avalon may never be satisfied. The Hotel was nicknamed “The Murder House” and Marguerite’s spirit continues to take the blame. Was Sweet, Sweet Marguerite really pure evil, or is this all just a case of spiritual mistaken identity?

Content Warnings: This experience is based on the ghost stories of the Avalon and deals with themes of body shaming, sexuality, family tragedy, murder and revenge which some may find triggering. There will be dark spaces, loud noises, strobe, haze, as well as dark areas and spaces that are small and confined. The choice of where to go and what to see is yours. If you feel uncomfortable you will be able to move to a new area, to talk to one of our stewards, or to take a breather in the Stoltz Listening Room. The bar itself can be noisy, so if you need a quiet space, please let a member of staff know. For more details email

Age Restrictions: This production is recommended for ages 16+. Guests must show ID at the box office. Guests under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a responsible guardian.

Masks: We ask all audiences to wear a signature Stage Fright theatrical mask. This will give you anonymity throughout the performance to help you feel empowered to explore, and also to make you distinguishable from the performers. These masks can be taken off in the Stoltz Listening Room. It will fit over most glasses; however, if you have the option, wearing contact lenses is recommended.

ADA: This experience is wheelchair accessible. It takes place across three levels with some areas only accessible by elevator for wheelchair users. Some areas of the show will be restricted due to the existing architecture.

Groups: You will be on your feet and it can be difficult to remain with your companions. You may be invited to take a path exclusively open to you. To get the most out of the performance we recommend you go it alone, although it will always be your choice.

What to wear: This is a promenade production and comfortable footwear is recommended. The wearing of heels and open toed shoes is NOT recommended. There is no dress code; however, it is Halloween and we’d love to see you in costume. We recommend leaving handbags and coats at home, as you’ll be moving around and need your hands free.

Stage Fright is brought to you by:
Out of the Fire
Rise up Coffee
Lyon Rum
Other Half Brewing
The Boutte Family
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