Henry V at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 1-11

Henry V at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 1-11

The Rude Mechanicals present:
Henry V
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Rebecca Speas

September 1 – 10, 2016

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Henry IV is dead. An untested Prince Hal sits on the throne, having forsaken the taverns and raucous days of his youth. England, still reeling from years of rebellion and civil strife, has fallen into an uneasy peace. Determined to unite his troubled realm against a common enemy, the young Henry V musters his armies and sets forth across the water to conquer France for the crown. But as the English army burns its way through the French countryside, and the personal cost of battle becomes more and more dire, Henry must wrestle with the havoc he has caused and what it really means to be a king.

September 1 – 10
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sunday at 2:00

Ticket prices: $20 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)

Beale Street Puppets presents Dig Those Dinosaurs at the Bowie CPA, Aug 21

Beale Street Puppets presents Dig Those Dinosaurs at the Bowie CPA, Aug 21

Beale Street Puppets presents Dig Those Dinosaurs

Sun Aug 21, 2016, 1pm & 3:00pm Eastern Time

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Beale Street Puppets

The past is alive with prehistoric performers!

​May we introduce our Extinct Entertainers? Elvis-Saurus and Ted Pterodactyl lead in the Fossil Follies with our Madcap Mesozoic Marionettes! Silly is the word for this show, with colorful dinosaurs everywhere!

Appropriate for all ages and recommended for preschool audiences in particular.

Stay after the show to make a Fairy Puppet for only $3!
Presale tickets available by calling 410-566-1234

Auditions for Seussical by Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-21

Auditions for Seussical by Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-21

Auditions for Seussical
August 18, 20 & 21, 2016

Seussical, by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Jon Gardner. Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell. Circus coached by Laura Adams

Please click here for more information.

Auditions for Seussical will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Thursday, August 18 at 7pm, Saturday, August 20 at 2pm and Sunday, August 21 at 2pm. Call-backs will be Thursday, August 25, if necessary.

Rehearsals will begin October 1 and will be 3 or 4 times per week until tech week with the final schedule depending on conflicts. There will be nine performances from December 2 to 18 on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with afternoon matinees on each Sunday and on Saturday December 10, and evening performances on the other days.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

All the leads, feature roles and ensemble sing in the show. Most roles dance. We will also be including circus performers throughout the show; the circus performers may also sing or dance if they are able. Leads and others could incorporate circus skills if they have them, but prior circus experience is not required.

Please prepare a short song (up to 32 bars) in the style of the show, or from musical theater. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist or sing a capella; we will not use backing tracks for the auditions. Auditions will include movement or dance, so please dress appropriately; do not wear jeans and bring dance sneakers or jazz shoes if possible. There will be readings from the script. If you wish to audition for the circus roles, please bring any necessary equipment, such as a unicycle, stilts, juggling balls, etc.

Bring a headshot and theatrical resume if you have one, or be prepared to list previous acting, singing, dancing and circus training and experience. Bring a complete list of conflicts for October 1 to December 18, including all days of the week. We will try to accommodate rehearsal conflicts, but performance conflicts will not be allowed for those with lead, speaking or singing parts.

The Story:
The characters of Dr. Seuss are brought to life as The Cat in the Hat tells the stories to Jojo. Horton the Elephant Hears a Who and Hatches the Egg. Gertrude McFuzz bemoans her one-feather tale and falls for Horton while Mayzie La Bird leads Gertrude astray. The Sour Kangaroo and the Wickersham Brothers tease Horton and don’t believe in the Whos. The Whos are led by the Mayor and his Wife while the Bird Girls back up the singing and join in the fun. Our production will incorporate circus skills throughout the play, which will be featured during the Circus McGurkus scene.

Cast:
We expect to cast a combination of adults, teens and children; all ages are encouraged to audition and many of the roles are open to a wide range in ages. We welcome a diverse cast and all roles are open to all ethnicities. People of any gender may audition for any role; casting will depend on the ability to sing the vocal range and to portray the role. People with disabilities are encouraged to audition. Although circus skills are required for the Circus Performers, it is not necessary for the lead and ensemble actors to have circus abilities, but any skills that exist may be used in the show. All roles are unpaid.

Tags: Auditions, Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Seussical, Jon Gardner, Rikki Howie Lacewell, Laura Adams, Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty

Murder Mystery Theater by Bowie Community Theatre at Wendy’s, Aug 17

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: https://www.facebook.com/BowieCommunityTheatre

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

Evil on the Beach

It is November 12, 1928.

Yesterday marked the tenth anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended the “war to end all wars.” The European economy today, though, is in another war – one of survival. It is in shambles, and many factions struggle for power with promises of better times to come.

Last night, however, at a secluded spot in Florida known as Sandy Ring Island, a celebration had occurred. Three comrades-in-arms, wounded in the service of their nations during that Great War, toasted their reunion.

All three had been sent to the same French military hospital to recuperate. There, they had become staunch friends. When the peace treaty was signed, they vowed to be together again a decade after the end of the conflict. At a rustic lodge on the Gulf of Mexico called Sea Breeze they had kept their word.

But, this morning, a pall was thrown over last night’s festivities, for a body was discovered face down on the beach behind Sea Breeze. It was the Russian writer, Gregor Manov, another guest at the inn. His skull had been crushed with a large piece of driftwood. Judging from the footprints left in the sand, the deed had been perpetrated from behind while Manov was returning to the Lodge from a late-night walk.

Manov had supported the Bolsheviks during their revolution against the Czarist regime. His works had gained world notoriety as he championed the cause of the common man both in his nation and around the world. He was in the United States by permission of the Soviet authorities to conduct a speaking tour about the advantages of communism.

His reasons for stopping at Sea Breeze were unclear. His schedule had been light, but he broke from it three days ago, finding his way to the secluded spot. His presence only added to the human menagerie that had recently seemed to descend upon the spot. Only through careful questioning and precise logic would motive and murderer emerge.

Join us on August 17, 2016!

Lost in Yonkers by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 12-27

Lost in Yonkers by Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 12-27

Lost in Yonkers
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by Ken Kienas
Produced by Malia Murray
August 12 – 27, 2016

Prince George’s Little Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

By America’s great comic playwright, this memory play is set in Yonkers, NY in 1942. Bella is 35-years-old, mentally challenged and living at home with her mother, stern Grandma Kurnitz. As the play opens, ne’r do-well son Eddie deposits his two young sons on the old lady’s doorstep. He is financially strapped and taking to the road as a salesman. The boys are left to contend with Grandma, with Bella and her secret romance, and with Louie, her brother, a small-time hoodlum in a strange new world called Yonkers.

Tickets for all shows: $22 Adults, $17 Seniors/18 & Under

Tags: Bowie Maryland, Bowie Playhouse, Prince George’s Little Theatre, Lost in Yonkers, Neil Simon, Ken Kienas, Malia Murray