Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

by 2nd Star Productions
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

Come out and audition for the much-acclaimed, award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our summer musical Ragtime.

Auditions are Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715). Callbacks will be Thursday February 22nd at 7 pm.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday dates. Please keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by 10 AM Thursday morning. Most actors who are cast will not be called back Thursday night; it is only to test selected actors against each other before final casting is complete.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are June 1-30, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, call time of 7 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm with a call time of 2 pm. Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee with a call time of 2 pm.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and – of course, the ragtime.

For for information, including preparations and roles to be cast see:, or e-mail

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