Auditions for The Miss Firecracker Contest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, May 3 & 4

Auditions for The Miss Firecracker Contest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, May 3 & 4

Laurel Mill Playhouse Announces Auditions for The Miss Firecracker Contest to be held on:

May 3, 2015 at 7:00 PM
May 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM

Director Patrick Pase will be casting 2 men and 4 women.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

For more information including roles to be cast, see: http://www.laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php

Performances are scheduled to run from June 26, 2015 to July 12, 2015.

Music, Movement, Mind and Score at Clarice Smith, May 3

Music, Movement, Mind and Score at Clarice Smith, May 3

UMD Symphony Orchestra
Maryland Opera Studio
Music, Movement, Mind and Score
Sunday, May 3, 2015 . 8PM

Conductor Enrico Lopez-Yanez

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Taught by James Ross and Liz Lerman, the School of Music’s first course on improvisation, collaboration, and art-making culminates on stage with a conductorless performance that integrates music and movement.

The Maryland Opera Studio joins UMSO on the second half of the concert to perform highlights from their spring production of Rossini’s one-act opera, L’occasione fa il ladro (Opportunity makes a thief).

Free.

The Human Capacity at Clarice Smith, May 2-9

The Human Capacity at Clarice Smith, May 2-9

The Human Capacity
By Jennifer Barclay
May 2-9, 2015
Director Michael Dove

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Sat, May 2, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sun, May 3, 2015 . 2:00PM
Sun, May 3, 2015 . 7:30PM
Wed, May 6, 2015 . 7:30PM
Thu, May 7, 2015 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 8, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 9, 2015 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 9, 2015 . 7:30PM

Tickets: Regular: $25, Student: $10. Kogood Theatre, General Admission.

Description: Set in East Berlin, both before and after the fall of the Wall, The Human Capacity follows the journey of a Stasi officer as he seeks redemption from the woman whose life he shattered. Both torturer and victim find themselves caught in a struggle to reconcile the horrors of their past with their hopes for the future.

The Human Capacity is a searing look into a society and a family in turmoil, and an exploration of the human capacity for cruelty, perseverance and forgiveness.

Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress by PGLT at the Bowie Playhouse, May 2 & 4

Auditions for Once Upon a Mattress by PGLT at the Bowie Playhouse, May 2 & 4

Prince George’s Little Theatre Announces Auditions for
Once Upon a Mattress

“Once Upon a Mattress”, A Musical Comedy, Book by Jay Thompson, Marshall Barer and Dean Fuller; Music by Mary Rodgers, lyrics by Marshall Barer, will be PGLT’s first production of the 2015-16 season. It will be directed by Frank Pasqualino and produced by Jenna Jones Paradis.

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions for “Once upon a Mattress” will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 10 am – 12 noon, and Monday, May 4 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Bowie Playhouse (our performance space) in Bowie MD.

Location: White Marsh Park on Rt. 3 in Bowie, MD – 16500 White Marsh Park, Bowie, MD 20715 (directions)
Auditionees will be asked to prepare a 1-2 minute comedic monologue, prepare 16-32 bars of light Broadway musical song (unaccompanied), be prepared to go through a few dance steps, and provide all conflict dates between May and September, 2015.

Call backs will be Tuesday, May 5 at the New Carrollton Municipal Building (our rehearsal space) from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Address: 6016 Princess Garden Parkway, New Carrollton, MD 20784 (directions)

Questions? Email Director Frank Pasqualino at frankpas1@verizon.net, or see: http://www.pglt.org/auditions.html

First read through will be on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at the New Carrollton Municipal Building. Rehearsal dates will be determined.

The production will run for eight performances from Friday, September 11 through Saturday, September 26, 2015 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Synopsis: Once Upon A Time – a long, long time ago, there lived the mute King Sextimus, his wife, Queen Aggravain and their son, Prince Dauntless the Drab. Their kingdom suffers a curse – Sextimus shall remain mute until “the mouse has devoured the hawk.” To make matters worse, the Queen has decreed that no one may marry until a suitable Princess has been found for her darling son, which is a big problem for Sir Harry and Lady Larken, who must get married soon as they are expecting a baby.

Since all females in the kingdom are declared unsuitable by the Queen, Sir Harry leaves the kingdom on a quest to find Dauntless a bride. He finally arrives with Princess Winnifred or “Fred” who hails from the swamps and swims the moat to meet the Prince. While she enchants Dauntless, the Queen finds Fred totally unacceptable as a daughter-in-law. With the help of her confidante, the Wizard, she sets up a seemingly impossible test; Fred must sleep on twenty mattresses under which a single pea is placed. If she is truly a Princess, her sensitivity will not allow her rest. Will Fred pass the test? Will Larken and Harry finally be allowed to marry? Find out in this funny fractured fairy tale where you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover…. Or mattresses by them either!

Suite Surrender by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, May 1-16

Suite Surrender by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, May 1-16

Suite Surrender, by Michael McKeever
Directed by John J. Degnan

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are three weekends, May 1 – May 16, 2015
Friday 5/1/15 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/2/15 at 8 pm
Sunday 5/3/15 at 2 pm
Friday 5/8/15 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/9/15 at 8 pm
Sunday 5/10/15 at 2 pm
Friday 5/15/15 at 8 pm
Saturday 5/16/15 at 2 pm

Tickets: $20 Adults, $15 Seniors/18 & Under, $13 for Groups of 10+
PGLT Box Office: 301.937.PGLT (7458)

It’s 1942 and the luxurious Palm Beach Royale Hotel is under siege as two of Hollywood’s biggest divas vie for the same suite. Mistaken identities, overblown egos, double entendres, and one pampered little lap dog round out this fall-down-laughing riot of a comedy. An all-out love note to those wonderful farces of the 1930s and 1940s.