Auditions for Sherlock Holmes by MAD, Mar 1

Auditions for Sherlock Holmes by MAD, Mar 1

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club presents:
An online public reading of:
Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts
By William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Jon Gardner

Auditions, Monday, March 1, 2021, via online form.
Performance, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8pm, online.

To participate, fill in no later than Monday, March 1. Public reading will be Saturday, March 27 at 8pm, viewable via YouTube

Location: Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater, online.

MAD is forming a play-reading group, which will rehearse several times and then perform public readings of scripts. The goal of the group is to have fun participating.

The group will start with the play, Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts. Casting for the play will be done through an online Google form with the possibility of online auditions if necessary. There will be two to three weekly rehearsals during March, leading up to the final public reading. All participation will be virtual over Zoom.

“Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts,” was written by William Gillette with help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is an original story, not an adaptation. It was first produced in 1899 with Gillette playing Holmes; a role that he repeated many times over the next 35 years. Gillette’s use of a deerstalker cap and curved pipe in his depiction of Holmes have become enduring symbols of the character. In another important element of theatrical history, an early production featured a teen-aged Charlie Chaplin playing the pageboy Billy.

Notice: This play depicts cocaine use.

Performance will be live online. Click here.

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center Old-Time Radio, Online

Greenbelt Arts Center presents
Old Time Radio
Directed by Rikki Howie

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

December 2020:
Suspense – Twas The Night Before Christmas
My Friend Irma – Irma Wants Extra Money for Christmas

January 2021:
My Pal Patsy
Death Calls at Dinner
Cat Wife

February 2021:
Fibber McGee and Molly – Valentine Candy
Lights Out – The Locked Room Mystery

Online performance, click here.

No Ways Tired at Clarice Smith, Feb 28, Online

No Ways Tired at Clarice Smith, Feb 28, Online

No Ways Tired: A Celebration of Black History Month

Sunday, February 28, 2021 . 7PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

Faculty, students and guest choirs come together for a concert celebrating Black History Month curated by the School of Music’s IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access) Committee and in partnership with the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA). Hosted by CAAPA’s Executive Director Terri Allen with remarks by the College of Arts and Humanities’ Dean Bonnie Thornton Dill, this jubilant celebration will shine a light on history and amplify the call for racial justice in the present through spirituals, narration, poetry and other musical works by Black composers. Guest choirs include the CAAPA Chorale, the Carter Legacy Singers and the Heritage Signature Chorale. The program will also feature the UMD Symphony Orchestra’s virtual performance of George Walker’s Lyric for Strings and conclude with the Black National Anthem Lift Every Voice and Sing, originally presented over the summer by Nicole Heaston of the Purple Robe Song Series and performed by professional singers including voice and opera faculty Kevin Short.

This event was pre-recorded for the health and safety of the artists and staff. This virtual performance will be available for you to watch from home on Vimeo. Please do not come to the building.

Tickets: Free; Tickets Required. Click here.

Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion at Greenbelt Arts Center, Feb 27-Mar 7, Online

Solomon and Marion
By Laura Foot Newton
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett

Saturdays and Sundays, February 27 & 28, March 6 & 7, 2021
Streamed online via YouTube; may be viewed anytime between 9am and 11pm on performance days. Live talk-back with the playwright on Sunday, February 28 at 2:30pm

“Solomon and Marion” is the story of the unlikely friendship between:

Marion Banning, a white 63-year-old South African Woman of English descent. Marion is solid, has her feet on the ground – a wry sense of humor, generous and infinite need. She has lost her son and her husband and her will to live is diminished because of that.

Solomon Xaba, a young 19-year-old South African man of color from rural Xhoza. Inquisitive, aloof and fragile. He is thin because of a liver disease.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Audience warning: adult themes and language

Online performance, click here.

Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

h3>Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

City of Greenbelt Black History Month presentation:
Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED)

Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd. Online.

Join us for special activities celebrating Black History Month! All ages welcome.

The Female RE-Enactors of Distincton is a group of ladies who desire to teach American history that perhaps has been forgotten or overlooked. Please join us in promoting the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.

Free performance. Register for this event at