Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13

Auditions for Fences by the Bowie Community Theater, Oct 12-13

Auditions for Fences
by August Wilson
Directed by: Rikki Howie Lacewell

Auditions:
Saturday, October 12, 2019 – 11AM – 2PM – Bowie Playhouse
Sunday, October 13, 2019 – 7PM – 9PM – Bowie Playhouse

Performance dates: March 13 – 29, 2020 at the Bowie Playhouse

Cold readings from the script will be requested. No advance preparation is necessary, but a smile never hurts. Auditionees should plan to be there at least an hour and ready to have a good time! Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.NO conflicts are accepted during tech week of March 7-12, 2020.

Seeking 5 men, 1 woman, 1 young girl. All characters are African American

Rehearsals will be held in Bowie, MD up to 3 times a week starting in late November, with extended rehearsal periods added for holidays/vacations and weather interruptions.

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

This sensational drama tells the story of Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro baseball leagues who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburgh. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play baseball. In the powerful, stunning dramatic work that won August Wilson his first Pulitzer Prize, Troy has gone through life in a country where being proud and black meant facing pressures that could crush a man, body and soul. But the 1950’s are yielding to the new spirit of liberation in the 1960’s. It’s a spirit that is making him a stranger, angry and afraid, in a world he never knew and to a wife and son he understands less and less.

For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.

The Last Night of Ballyhoo by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 11-27

The Last Night of Ballyhoo by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 11-27

The Last Night of Ballyhoo
by Alfred Uhry
Directed by: Ilene Chalmers

October 11 – 27, 2019
Friday, October 11, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 13, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, October 18, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 2:00 PM
Saturday, October 19, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 20, 2019 2:00 PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 26, 2019 8:00 PM
Sunday, October 27, 2019 2:00 PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

It’s December of 1939. Gone With the Wind is having its world premiere, and Hitler is invading Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season. Especially concerned is the Frietag family. The family gets pulled apart and then mended together with plenty of comedy, romance, and revelations along the way. Events take several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and are forced to deal with who they really are.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.
Group Rates(10 or more people): General Admission, Seniors (62+), Students – $15.00.

Buy tickets on-line.

Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 5-10

Auditions for Miracle on 34th Street at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 5-10

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for
Miracle on 34th Street
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by Jen Sizer
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Audition Dates:
Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 7:00 PM

Performance dates: Friday November 29, 2019 through Sunday December 22, 2019

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

For more information, including parts to be cast, click here.

The Visit at Clarice Smith, Sep 28-Oct 5

The Visit at Clarice Smith, Sep 28-Oct 5

The Visit
Written by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
Translated by Maurice Valency
Brian MacDevitt, director
Leigh Wilson Smiley, acting coach
Kendra Portier, choreographer

September 28 – October 5, 2019

Sat, Sep 28, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sun, Sep 29, 2019 . 7:30PM
Wed, Oct 2, 2019 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 3, 2019 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 4, 2019 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 5, 2019 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre, reserved seating.

Under what circumstances can a society skew their morality for comfort and personal gain? Set in the fictitious town of Güllen, experience the story of a woman’s revenge on a community that cast her out when she was pregnant and impoverished. This allegorical dark comedy features a village of citizens—set into motion as a mob of dancing birds, whose sweeping murmurations turn ferocious. The play arcs from absurdist to barbarous in order to question what happens when civil ethics, personal morality, patriarchal rule, justice and democracy go amok.

“A small masterpiece of misanthropy…a grotesque fable whose icy laughter and bizarre fantastical sideshows…reflect its Swiss author’s proximity to both the Holocaust and the accompanying absurdist revolution in theater…. A nightmare about democracy, Dürrenmatt’s play will always be pertinent.” — The New York Times

Tickets: Regular $25, Student/Youth $10. Click here.

Wolf Pack presents Jekyll and Hyde at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 27-Oct 13

Wolf Pack presents Jekyll and Hyde at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 27-Oct 13

Wolf Pack Theatre Company presents
Jekyll and Hyde

September 27 – October 13, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Ticket prices: $27 General Admission, $24 Seniors/Military, $14 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

The epic struggle between good and evil comes to life on stage in the musical phenomenon, Jekyll & Hyde. Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi-Grammy- and Tony-nominated Frank Wildhorn and double-Oscar- and Grammy-winning Leslie Bricusse, Jekyll & Hyde has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men – one, a doctor, passionate and romantic; the other, a terrifying madman – and two women – one, beautiful and trusting; the other, beautiful and trusting only herself – both women in love with the same man and both unaware of his dark secret.

A portion of Jekyll and Hyde the Musical’s proceeds will be utilized for Community Crisis Services suicide prevention/intervention efforts.