Auditions for Amelie by 2nd Star Productions, May 21 & 23

Auditions for Amelie by 2nd Star Productions, May 21 & 23

Auditions for Amelie by 2nd Star Productions

Auditions are Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie (16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie, MD). Callbacks will be Friday, May 24 at 7 PM (by invitation only).

Amélie, the Musical
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen
Book by Craig Lucas
Direction/Choreography by Kelsey Meiklejohn
Music Direction by James Huchla

2nd Star Productions performing at the Bowie Playhouse

Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie is the story of an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner!

Performances will be August 9-24, 2019 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Thursday dates. Please keep Friday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday at 10 AM.

Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7 – 10 PM), Thursday nights (7 – 10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM – 3 PM). Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals. Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from August 3 through 8.

Performances are August 9 through 24, Fridays through Sundays, at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD). Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, August 24 is a 3 PM matinee.

For more information, click here.

The Jungle Book at the Publick Playhouse, May 21

The Jungle Book at the Publick Playhouse, May 21

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

The Jungle Book

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Join young Mowgli as he learns the laws of the jungle in this time-honored adventure. With the help of friends such as the black panther Bagheera and Baloo, the lovable bear, Mowgli learns about friendship and survival. Cheer as Mowgli faces his fear and foils his nemesis, the tiger Shere Khan. Virginia Repertory’s musical production of Rudyard Kipling’s classic will delight both the young and the young at heart.

Recommended for grades K-5. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Character Development, Social Studies.

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more

Auditions for Absolutely Dead by Bowie Community Theatre, May 20 & 21

Auditions for Absolutely Dead by Bowie Community Theatre, May 20 & 21

Auditions for:
Absolutely Dead
by Michael Walker
directed by Ken Kienas

Bowie Community Theatre announces auditions for “Absolutely Dead,” a comedy murder mystery by Michael Walker, directed by Ken Kienas. Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21, at the Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715, as follows:

Monday, May 20, 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Room 121 (Old Council Chambers)
Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 – 9:30 PM, Room 101 (Multi-Purpose Room)
Callbacks, if needed, will be in Room 101 (Multi-Purpose Room) at Kenhill on Thursday, May 23rd.

Auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings from the script.

Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.

Performance Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 12-28, 2019. Further information can be obtained by visiting our website at

The causeway’s flooded and (of course) the local sheriff is stranded on the mainland. Naturally on a turbulent night like this, the phones are down and who would ever expect cell phones to work in this remote part of the state? Does it sound like a good night for a roaring fire and a dinner party with a lot of laughs from a boisterous, tipsy actress? Does it sound like a good night for a murder – or two? People are dying and the party really isn’t funny anymore.

Drama Kids of Bowie at the Bowie CPA, May 19

Drama Kids of Bowie at the Bowie CPA, May 19

Drama Kids of Bowie presents its 11th Annual Spring Production:
Pirate Joe
Big Mystery at the Big Top
The Triumph of Trevor Truelove

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:15pm and 4:15pm.

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Join Drama Kids of Bowie and DKI Acting Academy as they perform three original productions:

“Pirate Joe”

It’s a pirate’s life for them!. That is until the pirate crew can take no more of Pirate Joe’s downright rotten, mean and manipulative ways. Will the crew form a plan to get back to their pirating follies….or will Pirate Joe continue to rule with an iron hook…or sword…? Aaarrrghhh

“Big Mystery at the Big Top”

Once a fantastic circus, The Big Top is now a Big Flop, frustrating its talented and hard-working performers. Reminiscing on their long-gone “sold-out” nights, these STARS decide to change the course of their fate and fight together to bring the kids back to the circus….but not without solving a Big Mystery first. Help solve the mystery and restore the Big Top to fame!

“The Triumph of Trevor Truelove”… (a melodrama)

A tale full of drama, treachery, intrigue, and double-dealing… The perpetrator of this piece of villainy is the vile Lord Villiers. At this very moment, he is plotting to steal our heroine, Lucy Goodheart, from the arms of her beloved Trevor Truelove… Will our intrepid hero be a match for the vile Lord Villiers….?

Tickets: $20 at the door. In advance: adults $15, seniors $17.

For tickets click here.

Eleanor Roosevelt High School presents Declaration at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18

Eleanor Roosevelt High School presents Declaration at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18

Eleanor Roosevelt High School presents
By Jonathan Dorf

Friday, May 17, 2019, 7pm
Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Declaration explores the befores, durings, and afters of a group of students whose school is yet another ground zero for a mass shooting. The play will be followed by a talk-back with the audience.

Tickets: $10 general admission. Buy tickets here.