Off the Quill presents A Few Good Men at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jul 29-Aug 14

Off the Quill presents A Few Good Men at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jul 29-Aug 14

Off the Quill presents
A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Patrick Mullen
July 29 – August 14, 2016
July 29 & 30, August 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13, 2016

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

When do the ends no longer justify the means? This is just one of the questions raised in Academy-Award winner Aaron Sorkin’s hit Broadway debut. A Few Good Men follows the court martial of two Marines in the summer of 1986, put on trial for the suspicious death of PFC William Santiago. Assigned to the case is Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a young JAG with a penchant for plea bargaining. Under pressure from Lt. Cmdr. Jo Galloway, Kaffee and the Defense find themselves uncovering a conspiracy, confronting the morality of war, and indicting the Marine Corps Code of Honor.

Auditions for 39 Steps by Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 28-31

Auditions for 39 Steps by Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jul 28-31

Auditions for 39 Steps
by Patrick Barlow & John Buchan
Directed by Stephen M. Deininger

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM
July 30, 2016 at 9:30 AM
July 31, 2016 at 6:00 PM

In *The 39 Steps*, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, *The 39 Steps* amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

Performances will be Friday September 16, 2016 through Sunday October 2, 2016. For more information see:

Ready for New York: Audition Instruction at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jul 24 at 1pm & 4pm

Ready for New York: Audition Instruction at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jul 24 at 1pm & 4pm

Ready for New York: Enhance your on-camera audition technique.

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

Enhancing your on-camera audition technique. Receive coaching and feedback from the industry guests on your scene performance. Walk away with feedback forms from all guests. Question and Answer Session.


Debbi Epstein, Talent Agent (Stewart Talent Agency.) Debbi’s clients has booked series regular roles on several network shows, including but not limited to Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, You’re The Worst, and Grey’s Anatomy

Christopher D. Silveri , VP & Talent Manager (Prestige Management Group.) Christopher has clients who are recurring on MTV’s Eye Candy, Netflix’s Orange is the New Black, Bravo’s Odd Mom Out, HBO’s Crime, The Young & The Restless & Boardwalk Empire. He also has had Guest Stars on nearly all television shows shooting in NY.

Francesca Francois-Grimaldi, Managing Partner & Talent Agent (Plaza 7 Talent.) Francesca heads the NY Division of Plaza 7 Talent Agency, a SAG/AFTRA full-service entertainment agency. Currently her acting clients can be seen on Law & Order: SVU, Burn Notice, Boardwalk Empire, Men In Black 3, and English Vinglish.

Tickets: $150.

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s, Jul 20

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s

Solve A Murder on the third Wednesday of every month at the Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre.

Starring Role – for You! Be the investigator who solves this Murder Mystery!

Location: Wendy’s located at 16400 Harbour Way in Bowie, MD 20716.

Third Wednesday each month, starting at 7:00PM

Visit our Facebook page to find out this month’s current murder:

FREE! Be a Captive Audience and Support YOUR Local Theatre! We hope you enjoy dinner at Wendy’s between 6pm-9pm on this night as 20% of all your food and drink purchases (as well as drive-through sales) are donated to Bowie Community Theatre.

BCT’s Murder Mystery Troupe will present the interactive Murder Mystery

I Loathe a Parade

Mayor Joe Possumz, who’s just announced that he’ll be running for his fourth term as mayor of Elmtown in the fall elections, is in the reviewing stand for the 4th of July parade, waving and wearing his now-famous, red-white-and-blue bowtie.

As the final drum-and-bugle corps passes by, the mayor bites into a hot dog coated with traditional brown mustard and topped off with a dark-green dill pickle. When he finishes the culinary treat, Possumz wipes the perspiration off his brow, smiles faintly at the crowd and collapses. To the amazement of those nearby, the local doctor rushes to him, checks for a pulse, and pronounces him dead.

Twelve years ago, when Mayor Possumz was first elected to office, the Elmtown parade was a ten-minute affair, consisting of four units and a lot of fire trucks. With the mayor’s backing, the parade has become a holiday extravaganza.

The 80-plus units in the parade now take two hours to pass by the official civic reviewing stand, strategically positioned in front of City Hall where the mayor gazes with pride at the event that he has built and nurtured.

But, any politician is only as secure as his last controversial decision, and the mayor has made many enemies over the years. Could one of them have done him in as he was enjoying the latest version of his most noteworthy accomplishment?

Auditions for HMS Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions, Jul 18 & 19

Auditions for HMS Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions, Jul 18 & 19

Auditions for H.M.S. Pinafore
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

July 18 & 19, 2016

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse


Dates: Monday, July 18 & Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: October 21 – November 19, 2016, Fridays through Sundays

Direction by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

We welcome non-traditional casting – all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities! All ages are welcome to audition.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning in early August, with the exception of the final two weeks of Tech, for which all will be called nearly every night of the week. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at

If you are auditioning:
*If you have one, bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or recent face picture for the casting team.
*Bring a written list of any and all remotely possible conflicts that you have or may have between August 2 and November 19
*Prepare 1 vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows vocal and acting range and provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will be permitted.
*Come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
*Please note that candidates who are invited to Callbacks will be asked to read from the script and/or sing a selection from the score. It is strongly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the script and the score. Preparation is essential to a strong audition.

For more information see:

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