Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 24

Peter and the Wolf at Clarice Smith, June 24

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

Sunday, June 24, 2018 . 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.

Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jun 1-30

Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jun 1-30

Ragtime
June 1-30, 2018
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a young Harlem musician. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. Called by TIME Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” Ragtime is filled with pageantry, emotion, and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

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.

Hairspray by Tantallon at Harmony Hall, Jun 1-10

Hairspray by Tantallon at Harmony Hall, Jun 1-10

Hairspray
Directed and Choreographed by Jonathan Jackson
Music Directed by Paul Rossen
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

June 1 – 10, 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.


Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

May 18 – June 9, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Weird Romance at MAD, May 4-19

Weird Romance at MAD, May 4-19

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:

Weird Romance
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Spencer
Book by Alan Brennert

Directed by Randy Barth
Music Direction by Bob Hanisch
Choreographed by Betsy Edwards
Produced by Eliot Malumuth

Warning: some adult situations and language

May 4 – 19, 2018

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

From the composer of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Little Shop of Horrors comes MAD’s spring musical, Weird Romance! The musical is composed of two one-act stories set in the near future, where speculative science fiction is used to explore what drives the emotion of love.

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $2 discount on-line for opening weekend and Mother’s Day; $25 at the door. For tickets click here.