Gypsy by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, May 31-Jun 29

Gypsy by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, May 31-Jun 29

Gypsy
May 31 – June 29, 2019
Directed by Ron Giddings
Music Direction by Trevor Greenfield
Choreography by Jamie Erin Miller

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

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.

Auditions for Amelie by 2nd Star Productions, May 21 & 23

Auditions for Amelie by 2nd Star Productions, May 21 & 23

Auditions for Amelie by 2nd Star Productions

Auditions are Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie (16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie, MD). Callbacks will be Friday, May 24 at 7 PM (by invitation only).

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

2nd Star Productions performing 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!

Performances will be August 9-24, 2019 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Thursday dates. Please keep Friday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday at 10 AM.

Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7 – 10 PM), Thursday nights (7 – 10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM – 3 PM). Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals. Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from August 3 through 8.

Performances are August 9 through 24, Fridays through Sundays, at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD). Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, August 24 is a 3 PM matinee.

For more information, click here.

Auditions for Gypsy by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 28 & 29

Auditions for Gypsy by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 28 & 29

Auditions for Gypsy
Directed by Ron Giddings
Music Direction by Trevor Greenfield
Choreography by Jamie Erin Miller

AUDITION/CALLBACK INFO:
Auditions are Monday, January 28th and Tuesday, January 29th at 7 PM at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD). Callbacks will be Thursday, January 31st at 7 PM (by invitation only).

Those who wish to audition may attend EITHER the Monday or Tuesday dates. Please keep Thursday night clear, in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email and provided with the necessary materials.

Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 PM), Thursday nights (7-10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM – 3 PM). Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals. Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from May 20th through May 30th.

Performances are May 31st through June 29th, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, June 29th is a 3 PM matinee.

AUDITION PREPARATION:
-If you have one, please bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear recent face picture for the casting team.
-Please bring a written list of any and all possible conflicts that you have or may have between March 23rd and June 29th.
-Prepare a vocal piece, one minute in length, that shows your vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key. Please do not use selections from this show. No audition tapes or CDs will be allowed. An accompanist will be provided.
-Please come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in. If you are auditioning for a tapping role, please bring your tap shoes.

For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com. For more information, including roles to be cast, click here.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Gypsy is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters’ success… while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America in the 1920’s, when vaudeville was dying and burlesque was born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication. The celebrated score, by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,” “Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,” “You Gotta Get A Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 25-Feb 16

Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jan 25-Feb 16

Chess
January 25 – February 16, 2019
Directed by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.

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.

Auditions for Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 8-10

Auditions for Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 8-10

2nd Star Productions announce auditions for
Chess
Directed by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy

Monday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions/Callbacks Detail:
​Dates: Monday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: January 25 – February 16, Fridays through Sundays

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.

We welcome non-traditional casting – all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities!

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning October 23, with the exception of January 7 – 25 for which all will be called nearly every night of the week. No rehearsals will be held the week of Thanksgiving or from December 22-January 6 for the Holidays. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

For more information, click here.