2018 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 16-Mar 10

2018 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 16-Mar 10

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Time Will Tell: Teens and Tunes in Tugwell Town
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

December 16, 2017 to March 10, 2018

The annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its eighteenth year, is an open-enrollment musical theater program for teen actors in grades seven through twelve. The program gives teen actors the opportunity to work with professional theater artists and experience the fun of bringing original musical works to life, while building confidence and community. The environment is affirming, the process is fun, and the productions are excellent!

This is an open-enrollment program, so everyone who signs up is cast in the show. Attendance is required at casting rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all performances. Participants also must generally be available for weekend rehearsals starting January 5. Visit http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/youthmusical to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

December 16 and 17, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 5:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196

Time Will Tell is a time-traveling story about Sally Jones, a present-day Greenbelt teenager who finds herself transported to 1937 Greenbelt, with all her modern ideas about gender equality intact. As she makes new friends and joins the cast of Greenbelt’s first high school musical, the sparks fly — especially between her and Tommy Martin, the handsome and earnest president of the Drama Club. Together, they learn that progress is an idea that advances with the times, but that love is never out of date. This funny, heart-warming show serves up a delectable slice of Greenbelt history, accompanied by the hit songs of the day. Greenbelters and their friends will love this crowd-pleasing musical, presented as a Greenbelt Legacy 80th Anniversary event.

To register click here.

The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 16 & 17

The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 16 & 17


Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt Dance Studio, a program of the Greenbelt Department of 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.

FREE, but tickets are required. To order tickets, call or visit the Community Center
business office (301-397-2208) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.

Connect the Dots presents The Nutcracker at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 16, 2pm

Connect the Dots presents The Nutcracker at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 16, 2pm

Connect the Dots Dance company presents
The Nutcracker
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Location: College Park Arts Exchange, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park.

Enjoy watching ballet dancers performing to this beautiful and familiar music in a casual setting. General audiences from 2-3 pm, Autism Friendly show from 3 – 4 pm.

AHA! Kids Monthly Cultural Programs
Spend time with your kids at our events-ideal for ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is suggested for these popular events as space is limited.

A Christmas Carol at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 12

A Christmas Carol at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 12

Midweek Matinee
A Christmas Carol

Tuesday, December 12, 10:15 am & 12 noon

Location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge’s stone-cold heart change to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences.

Recommended for grades 3-5

Curriculum Connections: Family Ties, Language Arts (Literature, Reading), Music

Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 9-17

First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 9-17

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 9 – 17, 2017

Saturdays, Dec. 9 & 16 at 12pm & 6pm
Sundays, Dec. 10 & 17 at 6:30pm
Doors open one hour early for the fabulous Bethlehem marketplace, with live animals, biblical characters, activities, giveaways and more!

Free admission.

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 Senior’s Center. See: http://fbcglenarden.org/uncut/ for more details.