Auditions for A Christmas Carol by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-14

Auditions for A Christmas Carol by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-14

Auditions for A Christmas Carol, the Musical, by 2nd Star Productions, will be held on Sunday August 11, and Wednesday August 14, at the Bowie Playhouse.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent
Direction by Brian Douglas
Assistant Direction by Mary Wakefield
Music Direction by Mimi Kuhn McGinnis
Choreography by Kristin Rigsby

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions are Sunday, August 11th and Wednesday August 14th at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse (16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715). Doors open at 6:40 pm, please arrive by 7 pm if at all possible. Callbacks will be Thursday, August 15th at 7 pm (by invitation only.)
Performances will be October 25 – November 10, 2019.

Performances are November 15th through December 14th.

A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story. Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale!

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Auditions for Motherhood Out Loud at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 11-12

Auditions for Motherhood Out Loud at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 11-12

Auditions for Motherhood Out Loud, will be held on Sunday August 11, and Monday August 12, at the Greenbelt Arts Center.

Motherhood Out Loud
Directed by Rikki Lacewell

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Director Rikki Lacewell is casting 6 women and 2 men. All roles are open.
Audition will consist of cold readings from the script, no monologues are needed.

Motherhood Out Loud is a play depicting significant stages of Motherhood, from birth to great-grand parenting. It shatters traditional notions about parenthood, unveils its inherent comedy and celebrates the deeply personal truths that span and unite generations. From moms to stepmoms, mothers-in-law, and even dads who double as moms, Motherhood Out Loud skewers and savors the journey of parenthood.

Rehearsals start the week of August 19th, generally 2-3 times a week.

Performances will be October 25 – November 10, 2019.

Ally Theatre Company’s The War Boys at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 10-31

Ally Theatre Company’s The War Boys at Joe’s Movement Emporium, Aug 10-31

The War Boys
By Naomi Wallace
Directed by Matt Ripa

Saturday, August 10th at 2 pm
Saturday, August 10th at 8 pm
Sunday, August 11th at 4 pm
Thursday, August 15th at 8 pm
Friday, August 16th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 17th at 2 pm
Saturday, August 17th at 8 pm
Sunday, August 18th at 4 pm
Monday, August 19th at 8pm (Industry Night)
Thursday, August 22nd at 8 pm
Friday, August 23rd at 8 pm
Saturday, August 24th at 2 pm
Saturday, August 24th at 8pm
Sunday, August 25th at 4 pm
Thursday, August 29th at 8 pm
Friday, August 30th at 8 pm
Saturday, August 31st at 2 pm
Saturday, August 31st at 8 pm

Location: Joe’s Movement Emporium

In their spare time three vigilantes, childhood friends, enjoy patrolling the U.S./Mexican border. But these youths soon learn that even the most guarded borders are permeable. When the lines between fantasy and reality become dangerously blurred, these young men are forced to decide what it means to be an American, and who has the right to belong.

Content warning: This play contains adult content including acts of violence, guns, partial nudity, simulated sexual activity/assault, simulated masturbation, racist, xenophobic, homophobic and misogynist language. Ally recommends this for ages 16 and up.

Tickets: Adults: $25, Students/Seniors/Veterans/Teachers: $15. Click here.

Amélie, the Musical by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 9-24

Amélie, the Musical by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 9-24

Amélie, the Musical
August 9-24, 2019
Music by Daniel Messé
Lyrics by Messé and Nathan Tysen
Book by Craig Lucas
Direction/Choreography by Kelsey Meiklejohn
Music Direction by James Huchla

August 9 – 24, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, with the closing performance Saturday August 24th at 3 pm.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie is the story of an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind. She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way, Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart. Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner!

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.

Bent at Hard Bargain, Aug 9-24

Bent at Hard Bargain, Aug 9-24

BENT
By Martin Sherman
Directed by Matt Jones

‪August 9-24, 2019
Performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm.

Location: Hard Bargain Players.

“Bent is a story of living versus survival. It concerns Max, a gay ‘wheeler-dealer’ who leads a dissolute life of drink, drugs, and sporadic sex in prewar Berlin. One night he and his lover Rudy pick up the wrong man–someone who’s on the Nazi’s wanted list. Max and Rudy are forced to flee Berlin and live underground. Ultimately they are arrested, and sent to Dachau. En route, Rudy is murdered, but Max survives with the help of a ‘pink triangle’ prisoner, Horst. Once in Dachau, Max makes a deal to wear a Jewish star, therefore avoiding the pink triangle, the badge of the ‘lowest,’ the homosexual. He arranges for Horst to be on his work detail, doing pointless and exhausting–but not dangerous–labor. As time goes by, they fall in love. They become lovers through their imagination, and through their words. When Horst is threatened, Max understands, at last, that life is more than mere survival.” – Mad Stage

Tickets for Hard Bargain Players performances are $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors and members of the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

To reserve tickets, click here.