Upstage Artists presents A View from the Bridge, Jun 2-11

Upstage Artists presents A View from the Bridge, Jun 2-11

Upstage Artists presents:
A View From The Bridge
by Arthur Miller
Directed By John Cusumano
Assistant Directed By Michael and Megan Safko

Show dates: June 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 2023

Location: Upstage Artists, performing at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, 11416 Cedar Lane, Beltsville MD, 20705

Audience warning: adult language and themes.

Eddie Carbone is devoted to his wife Beatrice and his niece Catherine. When Beatrice’s cousins Marco and Rodolpho enter the US illegally, desperate to find work having fled the poverty of Sicily, the pair is welcomed into the Carbone home. But as Rodolpho and Catherine fall in love, Eddie’s adoration of his niece is no longer touching, but terrifying. Simmering with jealousy and obsession, Italian-American immigrant life of 1950s Brooklyn colours Miller’s searing drama of tragic proportions. The universal story of family, immigration and justice cuts deeply.

Tickets: $11.50. For more information click here.

Fantasia MADness by MAD, Jun 2-4

Fantasia MADness by MAD, Jun 2-4

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club presents:
MAD’s Spring Variety Show
Fantasia MADness
Directed by Richard Richardson
Produced by Susan Breon

Performances: June 2 – 4, 2023
Friday, June 2 at 8pm
Saturday, June 3 at 8pm
Sunday, June 4 at 2pm

Location: Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

MAD will be returning to live performances in the Spring Variety Show, Fantasia MADness, directed by Richard Richardson and produced by Susan Breon. The show will feature song and dance from animated TV shows and movies. Think back to favorite cartoons from childhood, animated shorts before feature films, and, of course, the wonderful animated movies from Disney, Pixar, Warner Bros., and so many others.

Tickets: $9. NOTE: Tickets must be reserved online no later than Tuesday, May 30 at 5pm.

For more information, click here.

Something Rotten by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, May 26-Jun 24

Something Rotten by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, May 26-Jun 24

Something Rotten
May 26 – June 24, 2023
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Directed by Alanna Kiewe
Music Directed by Sarah Mitchell
Choreographed by Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen & Summer Moore

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances: May 26 – June 24, 2023, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm *Note: June 24th is a Saturday matinee performance

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star aka Shakespeare. When the local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick sets out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of the opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

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.

The Children’s Hour at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 19-Jun 3

The Children’s Hour at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 19-Jun 3

The Greenbelt Arts Center Presents:
The Children’s Hour
By Lillian Hellman
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell and John Bartkowiak

May 19 – June 3, 2023

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

The play, which premiered in 1934, was a professional success for the playwright, Lillian Hellman. Set in a private school for girls, the play explores how lying, bullying, and the insidious effect of slanderous innuendo can upend plans and lives.

Ticket prices: $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors/Military, $12 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

Club Joe’s Showcase 2023 at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 18

Club Joe’s Showcase 2023 at Joe’s Movement Emporium, May 18

Club Joe’s Showcase 2023
Thursday, May 18, 2023, 5:00 PM 6:30 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Lights, Camera Action: Club Joe’s kids showcase what they’ve learned this school year in an end-of-year extravaganza!

Tickets: Pay-what-you-wish. Click here.

A $100 donation will help send an Arts Education staff member to attend professional development training that will support greater levels of engaging classes for a program participant.