Winter Theater Camps and Classes

2020 Winter Camps and Classes


Prince George’s County classes:
Registration for 2020 Winter courses is now open.
Click here for more information.
2020 Junior Academy for the Performing Arts, Saturdays, Feb 8-May 16, 2020
2020 Winter Teen Theater Skills Workshop at Huntington Community Center, Wed, Jan 8-Feb 26, 2020
2020 Winter Home-School Theater Class at Huntington Community Center, Tue, Jan 7-Feb 25, 2020


City of Greenbelt Recreation Department
2020 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 14-Mar 14
Show: 2020 Greenbelt Youth Musical: Homeward Bound at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 7-14

Charis Center for the Arts

On-going performing arts and theater classes.



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2019 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 15-Mar 9

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Homeward Bound
By Chris Cherry
Based on The Odyssey by Homer

December 15, 2018 to March 9, 2019

The annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its nineteenth year, is an open-enrollment musical theater program for teen actors in grades seven through twelve. The program gives teen actors the opportunity to work with professional theater artists and experience the fun of bringing original musical works to life, while building confidence and community. The environment is affirming, the process is fun, and the productions are excellent!

This is an open-enrollment program, so everyone who signs up is cast in the show. Attendance is required at casting rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all performances. Participants also must generally be available for weekend rehearsals starting January 4. Visit here to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

CASTING REHEARSALS:
December 15 and 16, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

REGULAR REHEARSALS:
Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Monday holidays (Jan. 21 and Feb. 18): 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Noon start time on Feb. 8 (P.G. Schools closed) for available actors.

SHOW DATES:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196. Scholarship assistance is available for Greenbelt residents.

Homeward Bound is a rollicking musical based on The Odyssey by Homer. It tells the parallel stories of history’s most resourceful couple, Odysseus and Penelope. In his quest to return home after the Trojan War, the wily Odysseus surmounts challenges on land, at sea, and in the underworld. Meanwhile, shrewd Penelope must outmaneuver the Ithacan patriarchy to preserve her position, her independence, and her home. In addition to the questing hero and the besieged heroine, this fast-moving story features a runaway prince, scheming suitors, enchantresses, monsters, cannibals, giants, ghosts, a magic veil, a deadly whirlpool, and a shipwreck. Join us and help tell the tale that has enthralled human beings for 2800 years: An epic adventure, a domestic comedy, and an enduring love story.

To register click here.

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Maryland, Greenbelt Community Center, Camp, Teen, Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical, Chris Cherry, Homeward Bound, The Odyssey, Homer


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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

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Maryland, Greenbelt Community Center, Camp, Teen, Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical, Chris Cherry, Stephan Brodd, Nicole DeWald, The School for Super-Heroes, Theseus and the Monster in the Maze, The School For Super-Heroes (in exile) Returns in Theseus and the Monster in the Maze


2020 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 8-May 19

M-NCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2019 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 8, 2020 to May 17, 2020

The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces musical theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens their knowledge and skill level through the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.

Students will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way!

This year’s show is Oz!, a musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister. This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill… like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies. Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys. The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.

Winter/Spring Session
Registration is now open! The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 15. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

Intensive program fee: $500 residents/ $650 non-residents

To register click here and enter keyword “Junior Academy”.

Rehearsals for JAPA are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prince George’s County Room, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742)

Performance Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11am and 3pm, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

For more information see: https://www.mncppc.org/2457/Junior-Academy-for-the-Performing-Arts

Tags: M-NCPPC, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Junior Academy for the Performing Arts


2020 Winter Teen Theater Skills Workshop at the Huntington Community Center, Jan 8 – Feb 26, 2020

M-NCPPC Theater Skills Workshop for ages 9-16

Wednesdays, 6pm to 8pm.

Location: Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie MD.

Learn how to stage a play, including acting, stage design, stage presence, and costume design. Present it to family and friends at the end of the camp session.

Ages 9 yrs. – 16 yrs.

Fee: $50 residents; $65 non-residents

To sign up click here and search for keyword “theatre”.

Tags: Theater Skills Workshop, Huntington Community Center, Bowie Maryland, M-NCPPC, Teen, Free


2020 Winter Home-School Theater Class at the Huntington Community Center, Tue, Jan 7-Feb 25, 2020

M-NCPPC Home-School Theater Class for ages 8-14

Tuesdays, 11:30pm to 1:00pm

Location: Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie MD.

Learn the basics of putting together a play.

Ages 8 yrs. – 14 yrs.

Fee: $50 residents; $65 non-residents

To sign up click here and search for keyword “theatre”.

Tags: Home-School Theater Class, Huntington Community Center, Bowie Maryland, M-NCPPC, Teen