Seussical at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 2-18

Seussical at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 2-18

Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
December 2-18, 2016
Directed by Jon Gardner
Music Directed by Mac Fancher
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Circus coached by Laura Adams

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

A fantastical, magical, musical circus! All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life and transport you from the jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos, while the Circus McGurkus fills the stage with unicycles, juggling, acrobatics and more!, Join The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, The Grinch and others in a heart-warming musical circus adventure suitable for all ages. Will Horton Hatch the Egg and save the Whos from the Sour Kangaroo? Will Jojo get home safely from the butter battle? There’s no guarantee, so come and see! This holiday season, use the “brains in your head and feet in your shoes” to steer yourself and your family in the direction of Greenbelt Arts Center for songs such as “How Lucky You Are”, “It’s Possible”, “Amazing Mayzie”, and “Alone in the Universe”. “Oh the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!”

Fridays and Saturdays, December 2, 3, 9, 16, 17 at 8PM
Sunday matinees, December 4, 11, 18 at 2PM
Special Saturday matinee, December 10 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy Tickets here.

Happy Hollandaise at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 2-18

Happy Hollandaise at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 2-18

Happy Hollandaise
By Tim Koenig
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday December 2, 2016 through Sunday December 18, 2016

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

All Claire Finley wants is the perfect Christmas. She’s hired the celebrated gourmet chef Vilma Hasenpfeffer to prepare her famous Hasenpfeffer Hollandaise Sauce for her dinner guests, the new vicar and his very pregnant wife, Mary. Unfortunately, however, the chef is late, the guests are early and there are burglars loose in the neighborhood. To top it all off, Claire’s father has been hit on the head (with the creche, no less!) and thinks he’s the leading man in all of the West End theatre productions of the last 30 years! With the help of her quirky brother George, Claire tries to keep everything together as it continues to unravel in this sidesplitting British farce reminiscent of Arsenic and Old Lace. But once the mayhem dies down and the mixed-up identities unscramble, the true Christmas spirit shines bright in a surprise ending, which involves transformation, forgiveness, and a beautiful new beginning.

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service. Performances run weekends from Friday December 2, 2016 through Sunday December 18, 2016 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 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.

Foxfire by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Dec 2-18

Foxfire by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Dec 2-18

Foxfire
Drama by Susan Cooper/Hume Cronyn.
Directed by: Frank Pasqualino

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances: December 2 – 18, 2016

Description: Annie Nations, a strong-willed Appalachian woman, lives on her mountain farm with her sharp-tongued, bullheaded husband, Hector. Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort, and by concern over her son, Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. Annie’s battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. Foxfire is a poignant drama about maintaining one’s identity and memories through the inevitable march of time.

Ticket Prices for 2016-2017: General Admission – $22.00, Senior (62+) & Students – $17.00
Group Rates(10 or more people): General, Students, and Seniors (62+): – $15.00

Buy tickets on-line.

Auditions for Nightwatch by the Bowie Community Theatre, Dec 6 & 7

Auditions for Nightwatch by the Bowie Community Theatre, Dec 6 & 7

Auditions for Nightwatch
Murder mystery by Lucille Fletcher
Directed by: Randy Barth

Bowie Community Theatre is pleased to hold auditions for Night Watch on Tuesday, December 6th, and Wednesday, December 7th, from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Callbacks, if needed, will be Saturday, December 10th, from 1:00PM to 3:00PM.

Night Watch is a play of suspense by Lucille Fletcher, directed by Randy Barth, with performances March 10-26, 2017 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Auditions will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6600 Laurel-Bowie Road, Route 197, Bowie, MD. 20715. Performance Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances: March 10 – 26, 2017

Description: Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Elaine’s terror grows as she sees (or thinks she sees) a murder committed in the townhouse across the way. After several “crying wolf” calls to the police, all to no avail, and a visit from a psychiatrist hired by her husband, Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown. Should Elaine commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment? From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved—Elaine’s old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga—all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws toward its riveting and chilling climax.

For more information and a list of parts to be cast, see: http://www.bctheatre.com/audition.html, or contact Randy Barth at randy.barth@comcast.net or (301) 464-4496.

Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 5 & 6

Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 5 & 6

Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday, December 5, and Tuesday December 6. Call-backs if needed will be Thursday, December 8. Directed by Jeffrey Lesniak

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

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An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing life-unaffirming ‘ding’ of the bell that signifies a mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!