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.

Auditions for The Honey Trap at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 13-14

Auditions for The Honey Trap at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jan 13-14

Auditions for the World Premiere of The Honey Trap
written and directed by Michael Stepawony

CANCELLED due to snow: Sunday, January 13, 2019 at 7pm

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 7pm

Auditions for the world premier production of The Honey Trap, written and directed by by Michael C. Stepowany, will be held at the theater on Sunday January 13, and Monday January 14 at 7:00 PM, with callbacks on Tuesday January 15 at 7:00 PM.

Auditions will include cold readings from the script. Please provide a resumé and a headshot (if you have one) and have your conflicts handy.

Performances: April 26 – May 12, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

A small 4th of July, 1957, “watch the atom bomb” party is gathering in a Las Vegas hotel room. Against the background of the “Rat Pack” and their music, The Honey Trap is a door slamming comedy. Just as the party begins, an F.B.I. agent arrives, chaos ensues, and the lives of everyone are forever altered.

Rehearsals will be Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings, weekends if needed, more often as tech and opening get closer.

Auditions for The Snow Queen by the Missoula Children’s Theatre at Harmony Hall, Jan 7

Auditions for The Snow Queen by the Missoula Children’s Theatre at Harmony Hall, Jan 7

The Missoula Children’s Theatre announces auditions for
The Snow Queen
A musical play

Monday, January 7, 2019 from 4:30 to 6:00pm

The Missoula Children’s Theatre provides two professional tour actor/directors, who will audition and cast 50 to 60 local elementary school children in a full-length, original musical production of “The Snow Queen.” Children must be at the John Addison Concert Hall by 4:30pm. Latecomers will not be admitted. Please wear comfortable clothing. All materials for song and movement auditions will be provided.

Audition location: Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Snow Queen,” an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Although set in a “Land of colored ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins. As they depict the journey of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer and snow chickens! Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get ready to discover what it takes to overcome chilling obstacles, keep resilience alive, and melt down the Snow Queen’s icy walls.

Performance will be on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11am and 1pm. Click here.