Auditions for Gypsy by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 28 & 29

Auditions for Gypsy by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 28 & 29

Auditions for Gypsy
Directed by Ron Giddings
Music Direction by Trevor Greenfield
Choreography by Jamie Erin Miller

Auditions are Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th at 7 PM at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD). Callbacks will be Thursday, January 31st at 7 PM (by invitation only).

Those who wish to audition may attend EITHER the Monday or Tuesday 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 and provided with the necessary materials.

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 May 20th through May 30th.

Performances are May 31st through June 29th, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, June 29th is a 3 PM matinee.

-If you have one, please bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear recent face picture for the casting team.
-Please bring a written list of any and all possible conflicts that you have or may have between March 23rd and June 29th.
-Prepare a vocal piece, one minute in length, that shows your vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key. Please do not use selections from this show. No audition tapes or CDs will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.
-Please come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in. If you are auditioning for a tapping role, please bring your tap shoes.

For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 25-Feb 16

Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 25-Feb 16

January 25 – February 16, 2019
Directed by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.

Tickets for shows at Bowie Playhouse are $22.00 for General Admission, $19.00 for seniors (60 and over) and full time students, and $12 for Children 11 and under. Buy tickets here.

Lucia di Lammermoor at Clarice Smith, Jan 24-26

Lucia di Lammermoor at Clarice Smith, Jan 24-26

Maryland Lyric Opera presents
Lucia di Lammermoor
by Gaetano Donizetti

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, Jan 25, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Jan 26, 2019 . 2:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre.

Maryland Lyric Opera presents Donizetti’s most compelling romantic drama, Lucia di Lammermoor. Nick Olcott directs the seductively beautiful, tragic tale of love fraught with power and deception. The MDLO Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Louis Salemno.

Tickets: $25 to $60, or $10 for students. Click here.

Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parks at the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Jan 19

Auditions for Shakespeare in the Parks at the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, Jan 19

Auditions for:
Shakespeare in the Parks

Saturday, January 19, 2019 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks brings free, entertaining and accessible productions of works by the greatest playwright of the English language to communities throughout Prince George’s County, and provides opportunities for county-based directors, actors and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with county residents of all ages. All acting positions are paid; performances are scheduled from July 9-27, 2019 in open-air locations in Prince George’s County. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older, and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Actors need not be county residents to audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, send email to Christopher Dwyer, Artistic Director, at

Audition location: Prince George’s Publick Playhouse in Cheverly.

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences

Playwrights, lyricists and composers: Do you have a short musical or a play that can be adapted into a musical appropriate for children 6-12 years old? For over 20 years, the Arts & Cultural Heritage Division of Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been producing and touring children’s theatre productions to the hundreds of students enrolled in our summer camp programs. Awards of up to $1,500 will be presented to finalists whose plays will be developed during the Spring of 2019 for production and touring in Summer 2019. Follow the link for full competition details.

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking original scripts, in English, either musicals or non-musicals that can be developed with M-NCPCC into musicals. Playwrights submitting nonmusical plays should, if at all possible, incorporate lyrics to make this development process easier. The script will be used for an annual children’s theatre production that tours Prince George’s County as part of M-NCPPC programs. The play will be performed by actors from 16 to 20 years old, and the intended audience is children 6 to 12 years old. Submitted plays should have a run time of 45 minutes to 1 hr. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Awards of $1,500.00 will be presented to finalists, whose plays shall be developed during the Spring of 2019 and produced by M-NCPPC during the Summer of 2019. Up to two First Prize Awardees may be chosen, though M-NCPPC reserves the right to not choose a winner, or to award the monetary prize but not produce the play. A play submitted with full musical score including recorded soundtrack suitable for performance use shall be eligible for an additional award of $1,500 for Musical Composition. Please email Christel Stevens, Performing Arts Specialist, at for complete guidelines of the competition.

Click here for guidelines and more information.