Auditions for Jekyll and Hyde by Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 9-11

Auditions for Jekyll and Hyde by Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 9-11

Auditions for Jekyll and Hyde:
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss

Auditions are:
February 9, 2019 at 1:00 PM
February 10, 2019 at 6:00 PM
February 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men — one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman — and two women — one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself — both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret. A devoted man of science, Dr. Henry Jekyll is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas. Rebuffed by the powers that be, he decides to make himself the subject of his own experimental treatments, accidentally unleashing his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

Performances: Friday April 26, 2019 through Sunday May 19, 2019. Matinee performances on May 12 and May 19 at 2:00 P.M

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

AUDITION/CALLBACK INFO:
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.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
-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 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com. 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.”

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 dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com.

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 christel.stevens@pgparks.com for complete guidelines of the competition.

Click here for guidelines and more information.

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Jan 14-15

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Jan 14-15

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith

January 14 & 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

Building 3 Auditorium or Greenbelt Community Church

Rehearsals begin February 3 – Performances March 22 to April 6

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Leave it to Psmith
A comedy of youth, love and misadventure
By Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Alethia Young, Eliot Malumuth and Susan Breon

Performance Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

In Leave it to Psmith, Lady Middlewick returns in triumph, having inherited the Dulworthy diamonds. She organizes a house party featuring poets Ralston McTodd and Aileen Peavey, where she can show off the diamonds. With the help of Psmith, her stepson Freddie hatches an elaborate scheme to gain his own share of the inheritance so that he can marry his beloved Phyllis. As the diamonds attract some unsavory interest, Blandings Castle descends into chaos in this hilarious comedy by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse.

Shutdown plans – On with the show! Note: If NASA is open on Monday, January 14, then the auditions will be at GSFC in the Building 3 auditorium. If the government shutdown continues past the morning of Monday, January 14, auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Community Church, 1 Hillside Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20770, starting at 7pm. Come around to the back of the church — we’ll be in the Fellowship Center, which is the smaller building behind the Church. The Church is located at the corner of Hillside and Crescent Roads. The address is 1 Hillside Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770. Some parking is available behind the sanctuary, with additional parking along Hillside (some on Crescent as well, but it is further away.) If we are still shutdown on Tuesday, the auditions will continue Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Church. You only need to come to one of the two nights.

For more information, click here.