Amélie, the Musical by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 9-24

Amélie, the Musical by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 9-24

Amélie, the Musical
August 9-24, 2019
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen
Book by Craig Lucas
Direction/Choreography by Kelsey Meiklejohn
Music Direction by James Huchla

August 9 – 24, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, with the closing performance Saturday August 24th at 3 pm.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie is the story of an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner!

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.

Many Moons and Shrek Jr. at College Park Arts Exchange, Aug 9 & 10

Many Moons and Shrek Jr. at College Park Arts Exchange, Aug 9 & 10

Shrek, Jr.
Many Moons
Friday, August 9, 2019 in the evening
Saturday, August 10, 2019 in the morning

Location: College Park Arts Exchange, St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 4512 College Ave, College Park MD 20740, 301-864-8880.

Laura and Ellen will be performing Shrek Jr with the elementary aged group.

Many Moons

Allison and Leah will lead the middle and high school aged kids in the world premier of a brand new show, Many Moons, an original play written by Leah Cohen! How will the King’s men get the moon for Princess Lenore and her sister? Will the Blue Poodles steal the show? Join us for a song and dance filled production that will make your summer fabulous!

Fame Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 2-18

Fame Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 2 – 18

Fame! Jr.
Book by Jose Fernandez
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers

August 2 – 18, 2019
Friday August 2, 2019 through Sunday August 18, 2019
Matinee performances on Sundays August 4, 11 and 18 at 2:00 P.M

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

The Music Theater Intensive at Laurel Mill Playhouse presents Fame! Jr. and a Kids’ Cabaret

Following the international acclaim of the hit motion picture, television series and stage show, Fame The Musical JR. is nothing short of a global phenomenon. Fame JR. features a high-energy, contemporary pop score (which includes the hit title song) and a touching coming-of-age story.

Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts in the early 1980s, Fame JR. is the bittersweet, but ultimately inspiring, story of a diverse group of students who commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront many young people today.

Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre, International. Performances run weekends from Friday August 2, 2019 through Sunday August 18, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $22 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 23

Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 23

Family Concert: Peter and the Wolf
by Sergei Prokofiev
National Orchestra Institute + Festival

Sunday, June 23, 2019 . 3PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre

In this family-friendly performance, members of the National Orchestral Institute perform Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf and give their own imaginative musical interpretations of beloved children’s books.

The National Orchestral Institute + Festival brings together aspiring orchestral musicians from across the country for a month of dynamic music-making and professional exploration. Chosen by a rigorous, cross-country audition process, these young artists present passionate and awe-inspiring performances of adventuresome repertoire at The Clarice and in the community.

Free, no tickets required.

Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 18-Jul 1

Happenstance Theater’s Pantheon at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Jun 18-Jul 1

Happenstance Theater’s PANTHEON
June 18, 2019 – July 1, 2019

Tuesday, June 18th at 8 pm
Wednesday, June 19th at 8 pm
Thursday, June 20th at 8 pm
Friday, June 21st at 8 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 3 pm
Saturday, June 22nd at 8 pm
Sunday, June 23rd at 3 pm
Monday, June 24th at 8 pm (Pay-what-you-can)
Wednesday, June 26th at 8 pm
Thursday, June 27th at 8 pm
Friday, June 28th at 8 pm
Saturday, June 29th at 3 pm
Saturday, June 29th at 8 pm
Sunday, June 30th at 3 pm
Monday, July 1st at 3 pm
Monday, July 1st at 8 pm (Pay-what-you-can)

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

The Happenstance quintet delves into Ancient Greek Mythology with guest artist Craig Jaster generating a live musical score. In a pared-down 1940’s aesthetic a chorus of workers assembles lightning bolts and mines the Underworld. Like Sisyphus they must endlessly repeat their tasks. With an ample smattering of amusement, the performers invoke the Muses, offer Sacrifice, suffer Hubris, consult Oracles, and meet Fate as they portray an array of mortals and Gods whose flaws reflect their own.

Tickets: $23 and $17 students/seniors/military. Click here.