Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 17-Mar 12

Laughter on the 23rd Floor at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 17-Mar 12

Laughter on the 23rd Floor
by Neil Simon
Directed by John D’Amato
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday February 17, 2017 through Sunday March 12, 2017
Sunday matinee performances on March 5 & 12, 2017 at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Inspired by Neil Simon’s early career experience as a junior writer for Your Show of Shows, the play focuses on Sid Caesar-like Max Prince, the star of a weekly comedy-variety show circa 1953, and his staff, including Simon’s alter-ego Lucas Brinkman, who maintains a running commentary on the writing, fighting, and wacky antics which take place in the writer’s room.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. Performances run weekends from Friday February 17, 2017 through Sunday March 12, 2017 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased here. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Now I’m Fine at Clarice Smith/Milkboy+ArtHouse, Feb 17

Now I’m Fine at Clarice Smith/Milkboy+ArtHouse, Feb 17

Now I’m Fine
Ahamefule J. Oluo
Friday, February 17, 2017 . 8PM

Fri, Feb 17, 2017 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Milkboy+ArtHouse, general admission.

As the star of his own musical autobiography, comedian/musician/storyteller Ahamefule J.Oluo is electrifying. Part experimental pop opera for 17-piece orchestra and part comedic storytelling piece, Now I’m Fine is compellingly energetic, blending original music with darkly comic personal monologues about illness, despair and regeneration. A virtuosic performance by vocalist okanomodé further illuminates this deeply relatable story that ranges from epic to intimate. Oluo’s storytelling was recently featured on This American Life. He is the founder of the hard-jazz quartet Industrial Revelation, and has collaborated with Macklemore, Das Racist, Hey Marseilles and many others.

Tickets: General Public $25, Student/Youth $10, NextLEVEL $20. Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Mary Poppins by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 13 & 15

Auditions for Mary Poppins by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 13 & 15

Auditions for Mary Poppins
Based on the books by P. L. Travers and adapted by Julian Fellowes
Directed by Fred Nelson
Produced by Eugene Valendo
Music Direction by Sandy Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

Auditions/Callbacks Info:
Monday, February 13th – Auditions for adults & children
Wednesday, February 15th – Auditions for adults & children
Thursday, February 16th – Callbacks
7 PM nightly at the Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Those who wish to audition may attend EITHER the Monday or Wednesday dates, not both. Keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you’ll be notified by phone and/or email by 10 AM Thursday morning. Most actors who are cast will NOT be called back Thursday night; it is only to test selected actors against each other before final casting is complete.

We welcome non-traditional casting – all roles are open to all races, genders and ethnic diversities.

To PARENTS of auditioning children: If your child is cast in a role, it is requested that you plan to be involved in the show in as well. Please consider auditioning for a role yourself, or request to join the show’s stage crew. At the very least, we will need parents to “child watch” backstage during performances while other actors are on stage. Also, your children must have a way to quickly get in touch during rehearsals should they end earlier than scheduled.

Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights, Thursday nights and Saturday mornings/afternoons beginning late February. Not all actors will be required for all rehearsals; and pre-arranged commitments can be honored. You will receive a more exact personal schedule by the end of February.

NO conflicts are permitted after May 20th. Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from May 21st through June 1st. The show runs weekends June 2nd through July 1, 2017, with three or four shows each weekend, including Sunday matinees.

Audition Preparation: If you have one, bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear 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 February 20th and May 20th. (No conflicts can be accepted for dates between May 21st and July 1st.)

Prepare a vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key. Do not use selections from this show. An accompanist will be provided. If you only wish to be considered for a non-singing or ensemble role, you may perform something short and a cappella. Acting auditions will be cold reading from the script. No advance monologue is required. Come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in. Candidates asked to callbacks may be asked sing a selection from the score. It is strongly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the score.

For more information and a list of roles to be cast, click here.

Auditions for Venus Theatre 2017 Season, Feb 12, 13 & 15

Auditions for Venus Theatre 2017 Season, Feb 12, 13 & 15

AUDITIONS FOR THE 2017 SEASON:
Sunday, February 12th from 11-3pm | Monday, February 13th from 6-9pm | Wednesday, February 15th from 6-9pm

Location: Venus Theatre.

SEEKING ALL TYPES

Please prepare a 2 minute monologue and be receptive to taking adjustments.

EMAIL: submissionsofvenus@gmail.com:
* Headshot and resume
* Day and time preferred (on the ½ hours)

Venus Theatre’s 2017 season:
March 16 – April 9, 2017: SELECTIONS FROM: The Methuen Drama Books of Suffrage Plays, Edited by Naomi Paxton
May 11 – June 4, 2017: TUNNEL VISION by Andrea Lepcio
September 7 – October 1, 2017: AGLAONIKE’S TIGER by Claudia Barnett
November 2 -26, 2017: THE RAVENS by Alana Valentine

Venus Theatre is among the longest running women’s theaters in the world.

Register for Spring Theater Classes

Register for Spring Theater Classes with MNCCP or Greenbelt

2017 Spring Camps and Classes

City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Registration for 2017 Spring and Summer camps opens February 1, 2017 for residents and February 15, 2017 for non-residents of the City of Greenbelt. Click here for all opportunities.
2017 Spring Break Circus Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 17-Apr 21

Prince George’s County
Registration for 2017 Spring classes opens February 13, 2017 for residents and February 20, 2017 for non-residents of Prince George’s County.
2017 Spring Teen Theater Skills Workshop at Huntington Community Center, Mar 3-Jun 19
2017 Spring Teen Creative Dramatics Class at Huntington Community Center, Mar 30-May 18
2017 Spring Home-School Theater Class at Huntington Community Center, Mar 14-May 2
2017 Spring Adult Drama Class at Bowie State University, Mar 11-Apr 29