Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Children’s Theater, Apr 8 & 10

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Children’s Theater, Apr 8 & 10

Auditions for:
Teen Performance Ensemble & Children’s Theater

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of live audiences? Our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater were designed just for you.

Since 1996, the Teen Performance Ensemble has provided on-the-job training in musical theater skills to aspiring actors of high school age. In 2000, Prince George’s Children’s Theatre was established to give more teen performers the opportunity to earn money during the summer, while enhancing their abilities in acting, singing, and dance.

These two theater companies present original, one-act musical plays, written by local playwrights and directed by theatrical professionals, to children enrolled in M-NCPPC’s Summer Playgrounds and Camps. Over 100 performances are scheduled through the summer months. Graduates of these two troupes have gone on to study at some of the premier drama departments in the nation. From there, they have become professional actors, radio personalities, playwrights and theatrical directors. Auditions are open in the Spring to any student 16 years of age or older. If selected, actors will earn an hourly wage while providing live entertainment for their younger peers and gaining valuable experience.

Teens, ages 16-19, who love acting, singing, and dancing, are invited to FREE auditions for summer jobs in the performing arts. Those selected will perform in a one-act, live musical production at M-NCPPC Summer Playgrounds and camps during June and July 2019. Attend the audition nearest your home. Prepare a one-minute monologue and an up-tempo song or dance. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Performing Arts Specialist Christel Stevens at 301-446-3238.

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:30-9 PM: Auditions for Prince George’s Children’s Theater; North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster Road, North Brentwood, MD 20722

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30-9 PM: Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble; Harmony Hall Arts Center; 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Sign up now for Spring Break Theatre Camps, Apr 15-19

2019 Spring Break Theatre Camp at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Apr 15-Apr 19

Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

An acting camp for young performers who want to sharpen their theater skills and increase their confidence while having fun. Activities will include theatre games, comedy, improv, pantomime, scene study, characterization and musical theater techniques. A field trip to a local theatre performance is included.

Dates: April 15 – April 19, 2019. Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Fees: Residents $170, Non-Residents $221.

To sign up click here and search for keyword “Theatre”.

2019 Spring Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 15-Apr 19

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Warmer days are on their way, and Spring Break is right around the
corner! We’ll keep your kid’s break action packed with a combination of
events both at the Youth Center and off premises. All campers must be in
kindergarten through sixth grade and are responsible for providing their
own non-perishable lunch and drink.

Dates: April 15 – April 19, 2019. Time: 8:45am to 3:30pm.
Fees: Residents $204, Non-Residents $235.

Before and after care available.

To register click here.

Taratibu Youth Association presents Unspoken Stories at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 16

Taratibu Youth Association presents Unspoken Stories at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Mar 16

Taratibu Youth Association
Unspoken Stories

Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 4 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The unspoken stories of tragedy, survival and emancipation of people of color are told through the eyes of our youth. The lessons learned and the battles won will be told and experienced in honor of Black History Month. Best known for their powerful and high energy dancing, unique choreography, and exceptional vocal harmonies, Taratibu Youth Association’s performers, ages 12 to 18, bring eclectic and diverse musical influences to modern dance, ballet, hip hop, and African dance traditions.

Tickets: $30, click here.

Soul Child at the Bowie CPA, Feb 8-9

Soul Child at the Bowie CPA, Feb 8-9

Soul Child
A Black History Month Celebration

February 8 & 9, 2019, 7:30pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Enjoy an evening of music, dance, and more as we celebrate Black History Month 2019. This production features the new Bowie Center in house youth performing arts program, COLOURS. There will be special performances included by the Oh! Ballet Arts Academy and a special art installation in our gallery by Bowie State University. Spread the word: a show that will have
you grooving in the aisles.

Tickets: $15 on-line here, or at the door: $20, $15 under 17 or over 65.

Madre Africa – African Heritage in Latin America at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 5

Madre Africa – African Heritage in Latin America at the Publick Playhouse, Feb 5

Midweek Matinee: Education on Stage
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

Madre Africa – African Heritage in Latin America

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Learn how African cultures influenced and inspired fascinating rhythms, instruments and musical styles, such as candombe, festejo, tango, and salsa. As we travel through South America and the Caribbean, hear how each country developed its own blend of cultural and religious traditions while sharing a similar African heritage. Tracing migration through music, geography and social studies become lively subjects that are especially relevant in today’s diverse school and work environments! This fast paced musical tour is interactive with clapping, dancing and African-style call and response. Audience members can join the group on stage to try instruments and dance steps.

Recommended for grades K-5. Curriculum Connections: History, Language Arts.

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