Family Affair 2 Holiday Edition at the Bowie CPA, Dec 15

Family Affair 2 Holiday Edition at the Bowie CPA, Dec 15

A Timeless Entertainment Produciton
Family Affair 2 Holiday Edition
Joy is Pain

Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 5:00pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $40. Click here.

Ballet Company M presents The Nutcracker at Clarice Smith, Dec 15

Ballet Company M presents The Nutcracker at Clarice Smith, Dec 15

Ballet Company M: The Nutcracker
Sunday, December 15, 2019 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

Ballet Company M is proud to present a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker. With the help of her Nutcracker, the audience will travel with Clara from her mother’s holiday party, through a beautiful snow storm and into the magical Land of the Sweets.

First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 14-22

First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 14-22

The First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents
The Uncut Coming of Christ
A Live Story from the Streets of Bethlehem
Written & Directed by Joshua Jenkins & Co-Directed & Original Music by Anthony Brown
December 14 – 22, 2019

Saturdays, Dec. 14 & 21 at 12pm & 6pm
Sundays, Dec. 14 & 22 at 6:30pm
Doors open one hour early for the fabulous Bethlehem marketplace, with live animals, biblical characters, activities, giveaways and more!

Free admission.

Featuring: Kim Burrell, Le’Andria Johnson and The Shelby Five

Description:
This timeless story, set more than 2,000 years ago, captures the birth of Christ and brings the town of Bethlehem to life! This free musical extravaganza displays the story of God’s redeeming love, told through comedy, dance and profound songs. Now in its seventh season, The Uncut Coming of Christ has become a favorite holiday family tradition and continues to add new twists each year. Visitors to the FBCG Worship Center are transported through time upon entering the Great Halls, which have been transformed into the Bethlehem marketplace.

Be sure to arrive one hour before the play to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. Have you ever wondered what life was like back then? Ever been curious about what the people wore or what they ate? You’ll find out during the fabulous pre-show production! Shepherds, Roman soldiers and regular townspeople will serve as your guide through the “city streets,” where you’ll see vendors, wares and much more.

In Galilee, a virgin named Mary was engaged to a carpenter named Joseph. An angel visited Mary one night and said she would be impregnated by the Holy Spirit, give birth to a son and name him Jesus. Mary couldn’t believe it, asking the angel, “How can this be?” The angel told her “Nothing is impossible with God.” The Uncut Coming of Christ puts a modern-day twist on these biblical events, bringing the timeless love story to life with vigor and vitality.

You’ll witness the love and respect between Mary and her fiancé, Joseph, who was less than thrilled at first when he learned his bride-to-be was with child. You’ll also see the Holy Spirit’s power and presence in their lives. With an abundance of original scores, The Uncut Coming of Christ takes the audience on a dramatic, fantastical journey through the streets of Bethlehem!

FBCG will be providing shuttles to The Uncut Coming of Christ performances at the Largo Town Center and New Carrollton Metro stations and the Bowie Seniors Center. See: http://fbcglenarden.org/uncut/ for more details.

The New Deal Nut at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 14 & 15

The New Deal Nut at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 14 & 15

The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 3:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:00am and 3:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt Dance Studio, a program of Greenbelt Recreation, presents an original production inspired by holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Set in Greenbelt past and present, The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker features a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary, performed by a talented cast of dancers from elementary through high school.

Tickets: $5: To order tickets, call or visit the Community Center business office (301-397-2208) Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Robinson Crusoe at Harmony Hall, Dec 14

Robinson Crusoe at Harmony Hall, Dec 14

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents
Robinson Crusoe
A musical play

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11am and 1pm

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Robinson Crusoe” teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation.

We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In a flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck, which marooned him and Wilson on the island.

The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family, and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre provides two professional tour actor/directors, who will audition and cast 50 to 60 local elementary school children in this production on Monday. To participate, see the audition notice.

Tickets to the performance: $5.