Remember Our Local Theaters in Your End-of-Year Gift Giving

Remember Our Local Theaters in Your End-of-Year Gift Giving

The global pandemic of 2020 & 2021 has been hard on our Prince George’s County community theaters. Prince George’s Little Theatre (PGLT) in Bowie and Venus Theatre in Laurel have closed their doors, while Wolf Pack Theatre Company in Riverdale and Tantallon Community Players in Fort Washington are on hold. All of our local theaters are struggling to continue to pay ongoing expenses and to plan their re-opening in 2022.

We welcome the new production company Upstage Artists. Bowie Community Theatre and 2nd Star Productions have announced their re-opening this Spring. Greenbelt Arts Center, MAD Theater, Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and others have managed to create on-line content with performances over Zoom and YouTube, many of which can still be viewed online.

Our theaters and production companies need your help more than ever. Please remember your local theater during the holiday season as you plan your end-of-year donations.

If you would like to support this website, click here. We are a very small organization, and we do not have non-profit status, so donations to are not tax-deductible.

Thank you! Have a joyous holiday season and a happy new year!

Digital Theatre: Seasons of Light at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 18, Online

Digital Theatre: Seasons of Light at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 18, Online

Digital Theatre: Seasons of Light
Saturday, December 18, 2021, on demand all day

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, In Person.

See the beloved holiday favorite that bridges communities and cultures the world over – virtually! Enjoy an adapted, filmed version of this enchanting signature Smithsonian Discovery Theater show. Celebrate the history and customs of Diwali (Devali), Chanukah, Las Posadas, Ramadan, Sankta Lucia Day, Kwanzaa, Christmas, and the First Nations’ tradition of the Winter Solstice. All ages welcome.

Streaming tickets $3. Video on demand all day. Click here.

A WWII Radio Christmas at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 17-19, In Person

A WWII Radio Christmas at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 17-19, In Person

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
World War II Radio Christmas
by Pat Kruis Tellinghusen

December 17 – 19, 2021
Friday, December 17th at 8pm
Saturday, December 18th at 2pm
Saturday, December 18th at 8pm
Sunday, December 19th at 2pm
Sunday, December 19th at 8pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse, located at 508 Main Street in historic Laurel, MD., is proud to present World War II Radio Christmas by Pat Kruis Tellinghusen presented by special arrangement with Playscripts. Directed by Michael Hartsfield and produced by Maureen Rogers, this radio play opens Friday, December 17, 2021 and will be just for one weekend only.

This moving holiday show recreates the experience of attending a recording of a 1940s radio show broadcast on Christmas Eve during World War II. Using period songs and stories inspired by actual veterans, World War II Radio Christmas transports the audience to another time, brought to you by such generous sponsors as Vaseline Hair Tonic and Ipana Toothpaste. An inspiring look at strength in the face of hardship, this play is a reminder of the importance of coming together for the holidays. – Playscripts

Tickets must be purchased in advance. No walk ins. If you are part of a group, please have one member of your party purchase tickets for the whole group so that we may sit you together.

Patrons must be fully vaccinated and bring identification and their vaccination card. Masks must be worn when in the building.

Tickets are priced at only $10 each for everyone as part of our Welcome Back Christmas Special. For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Dec 16, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Dec 16, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie

Posted December 16, 2021

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

December 2021:
Candy Matson: Jack Frost
Fibber McGee and Molly: Fibber Snoops for Presents in the Closet
Grand Central Station: Miracle for Christmas

Online performance, click here.

Sign up for 2022 Winter Camps and Classes

2022 Winter Camps and Classes

Prince George’s County classes:
click here and enter keyword “theatre” and “theater”.

Senior Theater – Virtual, Ages 60+, Thursdays 10:30am, Dates TBD, 2022
Home-School Theatre, Ages 8-14, Tuesdays 11:00am, Huntington Community Center, Dates January 12 – March 2, 2022
Home-School Theatre, Ages 8-14, Tuesdays 11:30am, Huntington Community Center, January 11 – March 1, 2022
Theatre Skills Workshop, Ages 9-15, Wednesdays 6:00pm, Huntington Community Center, January 12 – March 2, 2022

City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
Click here for the 2022 Winter Class Brochure. Classes are indoors or outdoors in-person with online participation in some cases. See brochure for details.

These are the Theater-related classes; there are additional dance classes and classes in arts and fitness.
Storybook Dance Theater, Ages 3-6
Musical Theater Jazz Dancing, Ages 8-12, Ages 9-15
Musical Theater Tap Dancing, Ages 8-12, Ages 9-15, Ages 12-17
Dance Performance Club, Ages 8-17

Joe’s Movement Emporium:
Click here for a list of classes and programs.