Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

Auditions for A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Hard Bargain Players, Feb 24-Mar 1

The Hard Bargain Players announce auditions for:

Auditions for “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
By William Shakespeare and abridged by Rachel Wallace
Directed by Rachel Wallace

Audition dates and times:
Saturday February 24 @ 10:00 am
Tuesday February 27 @ 7:00 pm
Thursday March 1 @ 7:00pm‬

Audition Location: TBA

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

This production of the Bard’s will be an abridged version, running at about 90 minutes. Many of the roles will be doubled and any age or gender will be considered for most roles. The breakdown is listed on the website, but can change slightly depending on casting.

Performances are scheduled to run May 18 – June 9, 2018.

Location: Hard Bargain Players

Show dates will be Thursday/Friday/Saturday ‪May 10 – 19.‬ Be prepared to list all conflict dates leading up to the show. Rehearsals will mostly be Tues/Thurs/Saturday, but will also be determined based on actor availability. If you have any questions or cannot make one of the audition dates, please contact the director at rachelw519@gmail.com

For more information see http://www.hbplayers.org/

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24-26

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24-26

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss
Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Auditions: February 24 – 26, 2018.

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held on:

February 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
February 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM
February 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Director Michael Hartsfield will be casting: 19 roles (men and women) plus ensemble. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway show tune. Bring music for pianist, CD to play or sing without music. Dress comfortably for dance movement.

Performances are scheduled to run from April 27, 2018 to May 20, 2018.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

For more information see https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php, contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail maureencrogers@gmail.com, or e-mail the theatre at LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org.

Mortal of Grace at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24

Mortal of Grace at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24

Mortal of Grace
A dramatic reading
by Jeff Dunne
Directed by Jeff Dunne
Produced by Maureen C. Rogers

Saturday February 24, 2018 for one performance only!

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

This performance is a Saturday Matinee at 2:00 P.M. The $10 donation includes admission, one beverage, cheese and crackers. Any seat is $10

Mortal of Grace is a drama, written in the style of Celtic myth, about a faerie princess who falls in love with a mortal. It tells of the reverberating impacts of their cursed love on the lives of the man’s sister and her descendants under the tyranny of a lord who has stolen the princess’ Grace to achieve immortality.

The performance will be given by the following cast of veteran actors: Chris Carothers, Sam David, Gary Eurice, Barb Gasper, Kyle Kelley, Matt Leyendecker, and Sharon Praetor.

About the Playwright –
Jeff Dunne is a playwright in the greater Baltimore area. A writer of music and fiction for over three decades, he turned to his attention to the stage in 2011 to align his passion for writing with that of acting. Over the next five years he produced several one-act plays for youth that were performed at libraries and children’s hospitals. In 2015 he completed his first full-length play, which received such positive feedback and recognition in festivals in 2016 that he began writing much more actively. In 2017, Jeff produced three more full-length plays, two one-acts (one for stage, one for radio), and eighteen shorter pieces. In the same year, his works won six awards from both community and professional theaters, and two of his full-length plays were selected by a Washington DC-based production company for adaptation to film. By the end of 2018, Jeff’s works will have had over fifty performances through twelve distinct productions.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $10. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

The Breaking Point and Babel at Clarice Smith, Feb 23-24

Second Season
The Breaking Point by Jennifer Kasnadi and Babel by Almost Human

February 23 – 24, 2018

Fri, Feb 23, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Feb 24, 2018 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

The Breaking Point
By Jennifer Kasnadi

The Breaking Point explores how relationships between people devolve due to the current political climate of the US. The piece features interviews with students from the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies that comment on how politics affect an “epicenter of apathy.”

Babel
By Almost Human

Babel is a site-specific performance exploring knowledge, histories and beliefs. The piece delves into ancient institutions, where they have come from, and where they are headed. Babel is produced by PhD student Fraser Stevens’ experimental theatre company, Almost Human.

Tickets: Free, tickets required.

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A Night in Harlem at Prince George’s Community College, Feb 23

A Night in Harlem at Prince George’s Community College, Feb 23

Prince George’s Community College Hallam Players Present:

A Night In Harlem
A celebration of the Harlem Renaissance movement

February 23, 2018 at 7:30pm

Location: Prince George’s Community College, Rennie Forum, Limited Seating.

Largo Student Center, Rennie Forum

Free Performance

For More Information Call: (301) 546-7422