The Joy Gods Return at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

The Joy Gods Return at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

2023 Greenbelt Youth Musical
The Joy Gods Return
by Chris Cherry

Saturday, March 4, 7 pm
Sunday, March 5, 3 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2 pm and 7 pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

A year after 9/11, actress Felicity Knox makes a surprise appearance as Iris, the messenger goddess of joy, on the Channel Four morning news. The stunt is meant to publicize the Broadway premiere of her late husband’s retro-musical, The Joy Gods Return, but it blossoms into a campaign of joy that lifts the spirits of the entire city. New York falls in love with Iris, and so does jaded newscaster Brian Banning, whose quest for an exposé
nearly wrecks everything. The Joy Gods Return celebrates the resurgence of joy after isolation and grief. It’s about the return of laughter, music, color, glamour, life – and love. After the hiatus of the pandemic, it’s exactly the show we need.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at (301) 397-2208

Puppet Making Workshop at the Greenbelt Community Center, Jan 8

Puppet Making Workshop at the Greenbelt Community Center, Jan 8

The Artful Afternoon presents:

Puppet-Making Workshop

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1pm and 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Make simple hand puppets from easy to find materials with Black Cherry Puppet Theater. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided. The workshop will take place in the Community Center’s ground floor east space; enter by the flag pole. Please dress in comfortable art-making clothing.

This workshop will occur in two shifts, 1pm – 2:00pm and 2pm – 3:00pm. Sign up below to reserve seats for yourself or for a group; please reserve enough “slots” for everyone in your party. Walk-ins also welcome as space allows.

Mask wearing is strongly recommended, but not required. Participants may be seated with other guests.

Free workshop, registration recommended. Sign up here.

Who is Making that Noise? at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 23

Who is Making that Noise? at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Oct 23

Yard Dramas presents:
Who is Making that Noise?
Puppet Show

Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 2 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium.

Whom can you hear in the Anacostia Watershed? Rabbit, Bear, Wolf, Fox, Vulture, Cricket, Frog, Locust. Using stories from indigenous cultures from around the world as inspiration, and with our imaginations, we discover the rhythms and songs of nature and explore our musical gifts that are part of the living world.

Tickets: $5. Click here.

Improv Theatre Night at the Publick Playhouse, Aug 10

Improv Theatre Night at the Publick Playhouse, Aug 10

Safe Summer: Improv Theatre Night
Wednesday, August 10, 2022, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Whose line is it anyway? After laughing it up with the comedians of the Baltimore Improv Group, get on the stage and learn from these masters of mayhem. Play classic improv games and learn how to make ‘em laugh.

Free workshop. Register here.

Willy Wonka, Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 5-21

Willy Wonka, Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 5-21

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Willy Wonka, Jr. and the Kids’ Cabaret
Director – Michael Hartsfield
Musical Director – Mimi McGinniss
Cabaret Director – Meg Nemeth
Choreographer – Malarie Zeeks
Costumer – Marge McGugan
Producer – Maureen Rogers

August 5 – 21, 2022
Friday August 5 at 8pm
Saturday, August 6 at 8pm
Sunday August 7 at 2pm
Friday August 12 at 8pm
Saturday August 13 at 8pm
Sunday August 14 at 2pm
Friday August 19 at 8pm
Saturday August 20 at 8pm
Sunday August 21 at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse is excited to announce the return of its Summer Youth Program! This summer’s production will be Willie Wonka, Jr., plus the ever-popular Kids’ Cabaret! The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Ticket prices: $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and military. Tickets must be purchased online.

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at or 301-452-2557.