A Christmas Story at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 9-18

A Christmas Story at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 9-18

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
A Christmas Story
adapted by Philip Grecian
directed by Michael Hartsfield
produced by Maureen Rogers

December 9 – 18, 2022
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Ticket prices: $20 general, $15 students/military/seniors

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Keep on Swingin’ at Clarice Smith, Dec 9 & 10

Keep on Swingin’ at Clarice Smith, Dec 9 & 10

TDPS Experimental Performance Series #2
Keep on Swingin’
December 9, 2022. 7:30PM
December 10, 2022. 2:00PM & 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Join us in-person at The Clarice! Please note that this event will not be livestreamed.

The Experimental Performance Series presents new work by students in the UMD School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies. More details coming soon.

Keep on Swingin’

A personal reflection on Roxanne “Roxy” King’s childhood and the inspirations that sparked joy within the art form of tap. Keep on Swingin’ dives into Roxy’s inner world through spoken word, dance, and media inspired by her life between kindergarten to fourth grade. This piece invites the audience to feel, participate, and reflect on harsh realities of young black girls having to grow up too fast.

Free, tickets required. Click here.

Fences at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 9

Fences at the Publick Playhouse, Dec 9

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse presents:
National Players: Fences
by August Wilson

Friday, December 9, 2022, 7pm

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Set in segregated Pittsburgh in the 1950s, Fences depicts the life of Troy Maxson, a former Negro League baseball star now scraping by as a sanitation worker. Part of August Wilson’s 10-play Century Cycle, Fences explores the walls we build around ourselves and our loved ones while also illuminating one family’s struggles in the Jim Crow era.

$20, or $15 seniors or students. Click here.

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Clarice Smith, Dec 9

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at Clarice Smith, Dec 9

Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
UMD Treble Choir, UMD Men’s Chorus, University Chorale, Femmes de Chanson and MännerMusik

Friday, December 9, 2022. 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In person.

Five choirs, brass quintet and organ bring the joy of the season to life with carols, hymns and spoken word that epitomize hope and goodwill.

On the day of the performance, tickets will be available only at Memorial Chapel beginning at 7PM.

New Music Director of Choral Activities Jason Max Ferdinand continues the holiday tradition of bringing Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols to campus for its 21st year. Choirs, brass quintet and organ combine to bring the joy of the season to life with carols, hymns and spoken word that epitomize hope and goodwill.

Tickets: Regular $20, Seniors: $15, Student/Youth $10. Click here.

Auditions for Arcadia at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 5 & 6

Auditions for Arcadia at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 5 & 6

Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:
Arcadia
By Tom Stoppard
Directed by Randy Barth

Auditions: December 5 & 6, 2023

Performances: March 3 – 18, 2023

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia has won awards and accolades ever since its first appearance in 1993. It is set in an English country house, and takes place in both early 1800s and the present day in 2000. There scholars debate the relationships between past and present, order and disorder, and certainty and uncertainty. The (often inaccurate) sleuthing of the modern researchers is contrasted with those who lived there before and provide both comedy and drama. And indeed, there are scandals, both academic and personal, that keeps the plot shifting. It presents a rich combination of farcical elements, clever wordplay, and omens of a dark future.

For more information including audition sides and parts to be cast, see: https://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/auditions