Out of the Vineyard at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 20

Out of the Vineyard at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Nov 20

Freedom Stories Workshop: Out of The Vineyard
by Psalmeyene
directed by Raymond Caldwell

Sunday, November 20th at 3 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Playwright Psalmeyene and Director Raymond Caldwell come together to bring a captivating stage play to the arts community. Come together to witness the beginnings of, Out of the Vineyard in the workshop of this commissioned play inspired by the book, A Question of Freedom by William G. Thomas.

Based on interviews with descendants of enslaved families and people connected to the history of freedom suits in Prince George’s County, Out of the Vineyard weaves together monologues that excavate a buried chapter in American history while illuminating how the legacy of slavery still affects us today.

Tickets: Free admission with ticket. Click here.

The Sound of Music by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Nov 18-Dec 17

The Sound of Music by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Nov 18-Dec 17

The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Director Beth Terranova
Music Director Vashti Burgess
Choreographer Summer Moore

November 18 – December 17, 2022

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Tickets for shows at Bowie Playhouse are $25.00 for General Admission, $22.00 for seniors (60 and over), military and full time students, and $15 for Children 11 and under. Buy tickets here.

Flyin’ West at Bowie State University, Nov 17-19

Flyin’ West at Bowie State University, Nov 17-19, In Person

Bowie State University presents:
Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage

November 17-19, 2022
November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
November 18, 2022 at 7:30pm
November 19, 2022 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Bowie State University, in person.

Following an award-winning season for BSU Theatre, Flyin’ West takes audiences back to the days of the Homestead Act and the founding of a Black community in Nicodemus, Kansas – a place of immense possibility, steered by the vision and fortitude of the Black female pioneers. Local director Angelisa Gillyard (Constellation Theatre, 1st Stage) joins with BSU senior stage management team Amari Chambers (Class 2023) and Malaysha Saboleh (Class 2023) to celebrate the resilience of ancestors and the strength of sisterhood as they confronted racism and encroaching opportunists who sought to undo the paradise they dreamed could be their future and their legacy.

Tickets: $12, click here.

Contact: Elena Velasco, Email: evelasco@bowiestate.edu, Phone: 3018603750

Maryland Opera Studio presents La Boheme at Clarice Smith, Nov 12-16

Maryland Opera Studio presents La Boheme at Clarice Smith, Nov 12-16

Maryland Opera Studio presents:
Puccini’s La bohème
Giacomo Puccini, composer
Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, librettists
Craig Kier, conductor

November 12-16, 2022
Sat, Nov 12, 2022 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 13, 2022 . 3:00PM
Tue, Nov 15, 2022 . 7:30PM
Wed, Nov 16, 2022 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in person at The Clarice! Please note that this performance will not be livestreamed.

Based on the novel “Scenes de la vie de Bohème” (Scenes of Bohemian Life) by Henry Murger, Giacomo Puccini’s La bohème follows four bohemian roommates struggling to get by in Paris, France. The opera unfolds on a frosty Christmas Eve when fate comes knocking and sets in motion a doomed romance. A gorgeously tragic love story, La bohème features some of the most cherished music in the opera repertoire including “O soave fanciulla” (O lovely girl in the moonlight) and “Che gelida manina” (Your tiny hand is frozen). This opera will be performed in Italian with English supertitles.

About the Maryland Opera Studio
Under the direction of Craig Kier, the Maryland Opera Studio is dedicated to the future of opera. Preparing the next generation of great singers and offering performances ranging from classic repertoire to provocative new works, it is building contemporary audiences for opera and advancing the art form to sustain those audiences.

Health + Safety: Patrons attending University of Maryland arts events are no longer required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. We continue to encourage audiences to wear a mask and stay current with vaccinations and boosters. Please see our Health & Safety information page for information about what to expect during your visit.

Tickets: Pay What You Wish. Click here.

Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 12

Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 12

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:
Directed by Patrick Pase
Produced by Maureen Rogers



Performances are February 18, 2023 through March 12, 2023 on Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. No Friday Performances.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

For more information including audition preparation and parts to be cast, see: https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions/