About ASGT

“Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is a summer tradition in Annapolis that everyone should experience at least once each year.”
The Capital, After Dark by Jessica Pachler 8/20/2009

Fun, casual, and never stuffy, ASGT is:

Unique

An outdoor community theatre in Maryland’s capital city, ASGT produces musicals (featuring live music) every summer at our historic property. Our building dates to about 1800 and we own and maintain it ourselves—it’s rustic, charming, challenging, intimate, and magical.

Entertaining

Our location in the heart of Annapolis’ downtown scene and our summertime schedule lend themselves to fun, upbeat entertainment. Enjoying dinner at one of our city’s many fine restaurants and a show at ASGT is the perfect way to spend a summer evening in Annapolis.

Community-Oriented

ASGT is led by a volunteer Board of Directors. With no paid staff, we rely on the support of our patrons, donors, and countless volunteer actors, tech & backstage crew, ushers, box office staff, and other volunteers from our local community to present live “theatre under the stars” each summer.

ASGT’s Mission

To provide opportunities for the community to learn about and experience live theatre under the stars.

ASGT is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable/educational organization (Tax ID 52-6078380). Click below or scroll down for more info!

The Organization

Now Playing

ASGT History

50th Anniversary (2016)

Educational Mission

Awards & Honors

“This place was amazing. I wasn’t sure what to expect. I loved it! The music and acting was so good! It was small and quaint. I would rather come here to see a show that one of the bigger places…This is my new place to go!” Facebook review by Cindy Petrey 6/18/2016

“Highly recommend! Top quality shows with great casts and production values. Wonderful way to spend a summer evening under the stars in the heart of downtown Annapolis. You will not be disappointed.” TripAdvisor review by Donna F 5/2/2016

“I attended my first performance at ASGT and was simply amazed at the performance and accommodations. An open theater on a beautiful night and very funny professional show put on very talented actors. Can’t wait for next season to see more.” Facebook review by Tony Munafo 8/29/2016

“This is such an ‘Annapolis’ thing for us locals and we look forward to each and every show. Cheers to Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre!” TripAdvisor review by DinksMom2720 8/9/15

“I know, your expectation for an inexpensive ticket to such a small theater, but wow! I have seen several shows at this venue one better than the next. It is an intimate stage, one that invites the audience to truly see the genius in working a small stage to its fullest capacity. 17 thumbs up to the cast and crew of this amazing theater!” Google review by Amy Juras 7/17/16

“[ASGT] is a favorite summer tradition. Every year I have enjoyed the performances.” Facebook review by Susan Koslowski Curcio 9/16/15

“Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre is a hidden gem of Annapolis. There is not a bad seat in the house and the staff will treat you like family!” Facebook review by Tina Gamble Horn 10/3/2015

“For a small community theatre, I was surprised at how professional and talented the cast was. We have a great time every time we go.” Google review by Kerry McQuigham 4/23/16

“Love this theater. It is small and intimate and the quality of the plays that I have seen so far are testament to their passion for theater…Recommend it highly.” Trip Advisor review by David B 9/15/2015

“We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre…The actors were excellent, the play was very entertaining, and they even have live music!” TripAdvisor review by vanniannie 8/16/15

“@ASGTAnnapolis…A wonderful night and a fantastic performance! Thanks for a great evening out.” Tweet by @Doug7856 6/1/15

“It was like a Broadway production without the crowds, expense, and travel. Love it!!! Highly recommend for a lovely date night in Annapolis.” Google+ review by Nancy Barbieri 8/15/15

“This is truly one of Annapolis’s hidden treasures…The all volunteer casts do a remarkable job.” TripAdvisor review by Alex C 8/13/2015

“Wonderful show last night…! My husband and I laughed and enjoyed the performance. Great acting and singing! Thank you ASGT for making our evening in downtown Annapolis a great start to summer.” Facebook post by Mary Watson 5/30/15

“ASGT has gone all out for its 50th birthday…It’s the audience that gets to celebrate.” Bay Weekly 8/11/16

“the actors perform phenomenally…a great cast with beautiful vocals.” Maryland Theatre Guide 5/31/15

“I left the theater with a song in my heart.” Maryland Theatre Guide 8/12/15

“ASGT is…heading into a year of celebratory anniversary events. Yet…ASGT is still as original, fresh, and frisky as a young puppy.” DCMetro Theater Arts 8/7/15

2017

In the Heights
The Full Monty
Sister Act

2016

50 Years Under the Stars: A Musical Retrospective
The Producers
Rent
The Wedding Singer

2015

The Addams Family
Catch Me If You Can
The Mystery of Edwin Drood

2014

Monty Python’s Spamalot
SHOUT! The Mod Musical
42nd Street

2013

Into the Woods
[title of show]
Swing!

2012

Xanadu
Avenue Q
Anything Goes

2011

Hairspray
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Chicago

2010

Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
Forever Plaid

2009

Copacabana
Quilters: The Musical
Smokey Joe’s Café

2008

All Shook Up!
Forever Plaid
On the Town

2007

Thoroughly Modern Millie
Sweeney Todd
Godspell

2006

40 Years Under the Stars: An Anniversary Retrospective
Cabaret
Urinetown
Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella

2005

A Chorus Line
The Tempest
Nunsense

2004

Crazy for You
The Taming of the Shrew
Gypsy

2003

My Fair Lady
Merry Wives of Windsor
Evita

2002

Rock Around the Dock, Take 2
Promises, Promises
Twelfth Night
Rock Around the Dock

2001

Good News
Much Ado About Nothing
Into the Woods

2000

Once Upon a Mattress
The Comedy of Errors
Jesus Christ Superstar

1999

Me and My Girl
As You Like It
West Side Story

1998

Kiss Me Kate
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

1997

Anything Goes
Li’l Abner
Leader of the Pack

1996

The Wizard of Oz
The Pirates of Penzance
Side by Side by Sondheim

1995

Annie
Bye Bye Birdie
Nunsense

1994

Little Shop of Horrors
45 Minutes from Broadway
Guys and Dolls

1993

42nd Street
Godspell
The Talent Machine VI
The Music Man

1992

Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?
Chicago
The Talent Machine V
You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

1991

Grease
The Pajama Game
The Talent Machine IV
Carnival!

1990

Can-Can
The Talent Machine III
Oliver!

1989

Come Blow Your Horn
The Talent Machine II
Singin’ in the Rain

1988

The Odd Couple
The Talent Machine
42nd Street

1987

Little Mary Sunshine
Evita

1986

Pippin
The Sound of Music
Barefoot in the Park (off-season “greenhouse” production)

1985

Annie

1984

Carousel
Hello, Dolly!

1983

Anything Goes
Brigadoon

1982

Grease
Oklahoma!

1981

The Music Man
Man of La Mancha

1980

Guys and Dolls
Kiss Me Kate

1979

The King and I
Bye Bye Birdie

1978

Once Upon a Mattress
Mame

1977

Gypsy
Godspell
Annie Get Your Gun

1976

South Pacific
1776

1975

1776

1974

Fiddler on the Roof
Showboat

1973

My Fair Lady
Company

1972

Cabaret
Destry Rides Again

1971

The King and I
I Do! I Do!

1970

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Mame

1969

The Sound of Music
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf
Luv

1968

Camelot
The Odd Couple
Oh, Kay!

1967

Hamlet
Night of the Iguana
Carnival!

1966

Brigadoon
You Can’t Take It With You