Musical Theatre Revue at Clarice Smith, Mar 5 & 6, Online

Musical Theatre Revue at Clarice Smith, Mar 5 & 6, Online

TDPS Musical Theatre Revue
March 5-6, 2021 . 7:30PM
Fri, Mar 5, 2021 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sat, Mar 6, 2021 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Online

UMD School of Theatre Dance and Performance Studies students present an evening of musical theatre performances, directed by Monique Midgette.

Note: All COVID-19 safety protocols are followed in this production. Rehearsals and performances take place completely virtually.

Tickets: Free; No Tickets Required. Click here.

Gutenberg! The Musical! at Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 11-20, Online

Gutenberg! The Musical! at Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 11-20, Online

by Anthony King and Scott Brown
Directed by Zack Walsh
Music Director Lucia LaNave
Choreographer Stefan Sittig
Produced by Pamela Northrup

Online two weekends: December 11, 12, 18 and 19.

By Greenbelt Arts Center, Online.

Gutenberg! The Musical is a play within a play, like Hamlet but even funnier! Wannabe Broadway writers Bud and Deb are just so darn excited to share their new musical with an audience, and what better way to share it than through a Zoom call! What they may lack in talent they make up for in awkward energy! Although their show – a biography of Johannes Gutenberg, inventor of the Printing Press – features an extensive cast, Bud and Deb have decided that for tonight’s performance they’ll read all the parts themselves! Starring Capital Fringe Festival favorites David Koenigberg and Aria Velz, Gutenberg! The Musical! is the perfect show for the COVID age- with no sets and costumes it relies only on your off-kilter imagination!

Notice: this play contains adult themes and language.

By purchasing a ticket you will receive the link to watch the show. Tickets: $15.

Online performance, click here.

Theseus and the Monster in the Maze at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 7-14

Theseus and the Monster in the Maze at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 7-14

The 2020 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
The School For Super-Heroes (in exile) Returns in
Theseus and the Monster in the Maze
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Description: In the boarded-up building of the now-closed School For Super-Heroes, alumni of the school’s drama club gather for a secret reunion – and a meeting of the underground Resistance to the repressive Regime. The founders of the club are missing, but they’ve left behind a tantalizing clue: It’s a partial script, telling the story of Theseus, the legendary hero and founder of democracy. Now, new leaders must step forward to lead the club and bring the script to life, mounting an audacious production that may be the last hope to reopen the realm of storytime, rescue the missing heroes, and undermine the Regime’s despotic power.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at 301-397-2208

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 7-22

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 7-22

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
February 7-22, 2020
Direction by John Wakefield
Produced by Mary Wakefield and Allison Baudoin
Music Direction by Karen Monteith

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The classic musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip, Peanuts. Performances will be February 7-22, 2020, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, with a closing matinee at 3 pm on Saturday February 22.

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.

Susan at Clarice Smith, Feb 7-8

Susan at Clarice Smith, Feb 7-8

Ahamefule J. Oluo presents

February 7 & 8, 2020 . 8PM

Fri, Feb 7, 2020 . 8:00PM
Sat, Feb 8, 2020 . 8:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Dance Theatre, general admission.

After moving audiences at The Clarice in 2017, trumpeter, composer and comedian Ahamefule J. Oluo returns with “Susan,” a memoir delivered through wry comedic monologue and live, grand-scale big-band and jazz. This vulnerable theatrical work about his childhood tells the story of how his Midwestern mother was left to raise two bi-racial babies after the sudden departure of her husband, a Nigerian doctoral student. There’s obvious chemistry between Oluo’s singular voice and the grand creation of the music; at times, when the story is too painful for him, the ensemble carries the show. “Susan” is a category-defying reflection on how race, class, and appearance impact everyone—and how we play the hand that we’re dealt.

In 2002, after being selected as Town Hall Seattle’s first-ever artist-in-residence, Oluo realized he wanted to do something different. After years of performing and recording with prominent musicians like John Zorn, Hey Marseilles, Wayne Horvitz and Macklemore, Oluo knew he had his own story to tell—and the diverse set of skills to do it. During his time in residency, he began experimenting with blending big-band, jazz, standup and memoir to formulate a new musical and theatrical identity.

Tickets: Regular $30, Student/Youth $10. Click here.