Be Steadwell: A Letter to My Ex at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 15

Be Steadwell: A Letter to My Ex at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Feb 15

NextLook:
A Letter to My Ex, the musical
Written and Performed by Be Steadwell

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

A Letter to My Ex, the musical. Composer and vocalist Be Steadwell tells stories of love, loss and intimacy with LGBTQ affirming pop music. Following the 2018 release of her album “Queer Love Songs”, Steadwell brings her album to life through theater and performance. A Letter to My Ex is a collage of music, movement and film, narrating one character’s journey through the ups and downs of love.

Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be calls her music QUEER POP. In her live performances, she utilizes looping, vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be’s original music features earnest lyricism, and Affirming LGBTQ content.​​

As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. Her film Vow of Silence received awards at film festivals around the world, including Black Star, QWOCMAP, and Fringe Fest UK. This year, Issa Rae Featured vow of Silence in her Short Film sundays program. After receiving a BA at Oberlin College, Be completed her MFA in film at Howard University in 2014.

In 2017, Be sang at The Women’s March on the National Mall behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae in Toshi Reagon’s Big Lovely Band. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, “Queer Love Songs”. In September, Be had the opportunity to open for Big Freedia at DC’s Honeygroove Festival. The DC Commission in the Arts awarded Be the 2018 Artist Fellowship. Be is currently touring her music internationally.

Tickets: Pay what you wish, $5 to $25. Click here.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience at Clarice Smith, Feb 12

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience at Clarice Smith, Feb 12

OperaTerps: Gilbert and Sullivan’s Patience
February 1 & 3, 2019
Rescheduled: Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 8:00pm

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall.

This season, OperaTerps is producing their first full-length opera, Gilbert and Sullivan’s satire on the aesthetic movement, Patience!

OperaTerps is the University of Maryland’s first student run opera company, providing undergraduate musicians the opportunity to take part in a major musical undertaking while enriching cultural life on campus and in the College Park community.

This production has been generously funded by the Pepsi Enhancement Fund.

Free, no tickets required.

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.

Here We Go Team! at the Publick Playhouse, Jan 31

Here We Go Team! at the Publick Playhouse, Jan 31

Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, January 31, 2019, at 9:30 am & 11:15 am

Here We Go Team!

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: This Discovery Theatre original scores big in a musical play about sharing and taking turns, the importance of personal space, and the awesome power of teamwork. Five-year-olds Mika and Casey are aspiring soccer stars and best friends–but they’ve ended up on separate teams! Through a mishap
on the field, they discover that helping people is cool, thanks to another kind of ‘team’–of medical stars who make everyone feel great.

Recommended for grades Pre-K – 2. Curriculum Connections: Science, Language Arts

Tickets: $5/person

Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 25-Feb 16

Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 25-Feb 16

Chess
January 25 – February 16, 2019
Directed by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.

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.