Stew and the Negro Problem at Clarice Smith, Oct 19

Stew and the Negro Problem at Clarice Smith, Oct 19

Stew and the Negro Problem
Notes of a Native Song

Friday, October 19, 2018 . 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Tony and Obie Award-winning writer and composer Stew delves into the rich legacy of activist writer James Baldwin in this new music and theater experience alongside long-time collaborator and co-composer Heidi Rodewald and an all-star band. Stew’s uniquely incisive lyrics are wrapped in an irresistible mix of rock, rhythm and blues, and jazz in this powerful homage to the inspiring writer, who famously confronted issues of gender, race, and class distinction with wisdom and fire.

Tickets: General public $25, Student/Youth $10. click here.

Little Shop of Horrors at Clarice Smith, Oct 5-12

Little Shop of Horrors at Clarice Smith, Oct 5-12

Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Ron Himes

October 5 – 12, 2018

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 . 2:00PM
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Seymour’s just another jerk working down on Skid Row, haplessly pining after his coworker Audrey and keeping his head down. Suddenly, opportunity falls into his lap in the form of a mysterious new plant. A carnivorous, conniving – not to mention singing – new plant that promises to fulfill Seymour’s every wish in exchange for human blood. This classic sci-fi musical comedy packs a gleefully witty Motown/pop-rock score from the creative team behind Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and more. “[A] gleefully twisted musical featuring a man-eating plant and killer doo-wop tunes.” – The Washington Post

Tickets: General public $25, Student/Youth $10. click here.

Singin’ in the Rain by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sep 21-Oct 20

Singin’ in the Rain by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sep 21-Oct 20

Singin’ in the Rain
September 21 – October 20, 2018
Directed by Allison Erskine
Music Direction by Sandy Melson Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage. Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin’ in the Rain is a guaranteed hit!

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.

The Addams Family Musical by Tantallon at Harmony Hall, Sep 21-30

The Addams Family Musical by Tantallon at Harmony Hall, Sep 21-30

The Addams Family
A New Musical Comedy
Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elise
Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Jackson
Music Directed by Paul Rossen

September 21 – 30, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm

Location: Tantallon Community Players at Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington, Maryland.

Tickets: Adults: $20, Students and Seniors (age 60+): $15, Groups of 10 or more: $15 per person (if ordered in advance). Buy tickets here.


19-The Musical at the New Deal Cafe, Sep 17

19-The Musical at the New Deal Cafe, Sep 17

Through the 4th Wall and Reel and Meal presents a staged reading of:
19-The Musical
at The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 7pm

New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

We offer a delicious vegan meal for $14 at 6:30pm. Please RSVP to reelandmeal@newdealcafe.com if you are joining us for dinner. The free performance starts at 7pm.

Location: New Deal Cafe – 113 Centerway in historic Greenbelt, MD

19 is the dynamic and little-known story of Alice Paul, the suffragists and their fight to get women the right to vote — the 19th Amendment.

This special live production is performed by local award-winning theater, film and media company Through the 4th Wall. Original song, dance and spoken word bring to life the heroines and challenges of this historic effort. 19 highlights the work of playwrights Jennifer Schwed and Doug Bradshaw and the original music of Charlie Barnett.

Following the performance, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the craft of this production with the playwrights and composer.

For the past 11 years, Reel and Meal and the New Deal Cafe have been mutually beneficial partners. Reel and Meal, 11 years ago, was instrumental in raising funds through its program, which were then used to pay the rent for the New Deal Cafe. Since 2007, the program has evolved as has the New Deal. Currently, volunteers cook and serve the vegan meal allowing the program to raise money to continue to support the New Deal.

Reel and Meal thanks the New Deal Cafe for 11 years of hosting its film program. Reel and Meal would also like to thank its loyal and always evolving audience and the Greenbelt community which has made Reel and Meal a longterm success. Additional thanks are owed to the Greenbelt News Review for their ongoing inclusion of our events in this weekly newspaper.

Thanks to all! We look forward to more years of community partnering, networking and highlighting issues impacting our society and planet, with all of its inhabitants.