Auditions for Crowns by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 11 & 13

Auditions for Crowns by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 11 & 13

2nd Star Productions announces auditions for:
Crowns
by Regina Taylor
Director & Choreographer: Rikki Howie Lacewell
Music Director: LeVar Betts
Producer: Cheramie Jackson

Auditions: October 11 & 13, 2022 at 7pm at the Bowie Playhouse.

Performances: November 18 – December 17, 2022
Performances: February 10 – 25, 2023, Fridays through Sundays. *Closing Saturday performance is a matinee.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of Black history and identity as seen through the eyes of a young Black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn. Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use the hats to tell tales concerning everything from the etiquette of hats to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms, and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion. The conclusion finds the standoffish young woman, whose cultural identity as a young black Brooklyn woman has been so at odds with the more traditional and older Southern blacks, embracing hats and their cultural significance as a part of her own fiercely independent identity.

For more information including audition preparation, parts to be cast, audition forms and sides, see: https://www.2ndstarproductions.org/auditions/

Auditions for The Sound of Music by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 22-23

Auditions for The Sound of Music by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 22-23

2nd Star Productions announces auditions for:
The Sound of Music
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Director Beth Terranova
Music Director Vashti Burgess
Choreographer Summer Moore

Auditions: August 22 & 23, 2022 at 7pm at the Bowie Playhouse.

Performances: November 18 – December 17, 2022

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The final collaboration between Rodgers & Hammerstein was destined to become the world’s most beloved musical. Featuring a trove of cherished songs, including “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” “My Favorite Things,” “Do Re Mi,” “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and the title number, The Sound of Music won the hearts of audiences worldwide, earning five Tony Awards and five Oscars. The inspirational story, based on the memoir of Maria Augusta Trapp, follows an ebullient postulate who serves as governess to the seven children of the imperious Captain von Trapp, bringing music and joy to the household. But as the forces of Nazism take hold of Austria, Maria and the entire von Trapp family must make a moral decision.

Audition Dates & Times: Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 at 7 pm
Audition Location: The Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715
*Auditioners should attend either the Monday or Tuesday dates, but not both.
Unavailable for the audition dates but interested in an alternate audition time? Please email info@2ndstarproductions.org.
Callbacks Date & Time: Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm
Callbacks Location: The Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715
*Please keep Wednesday evening clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by email by noon on Wednesday, August 24.
Performances: November 18 – December 17, 2022, Fridays through Sundays. *Closing Saturday performance is a matinee.
Rehearsals: Rehearsals will primarily be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 pm), Thursday nights (7-10 pm), and Saturday mornings (11-3 pm) beginning in late August or early September. Not all actors will be required for all rehearsals, and conflicts can be honored. Load-in is Saturday, November 5, and technical rehearsals will run almost every day until opening on November 18.
COVID-19 Policies: 2nd Star is requiring that all participants in our productions are fully-vaccinated and boosted (as eligible). Please bring proof of vaccination to auditions. Auditioners must mask when in the Playhouse, but may unmask for the audition itself if comfortable. Performances will be unmasked (audiences will be masked and required to provide proof of vaccination).
Additionally, all participants will be masked for all rehearsal until tech week. Beginning with tech week, participants will be tested weekly. 2nd Star is happy to provide tests for those who do not have access to them.
All Volunteer: 2nd Star Productions is an entirely volunteer-run organization. No acting or production team roles are paid.

For more information including audition preparation, parts to be cast, audition forms and sides, see: https://www.2ndstarproductions.org/auditions/

Sweat by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 19-Sep 3

Sweat by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 19-Sep 3

Sweat
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Miss Cody Jones
produced by Nathan Bowen

August 19 – September 3, 2022

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Winner of the 2017 Pulitizer Prize for drama, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Tickets for shows at Bowie Playhouse are $25.00 for General Admission, $22.00 for seniors (60 and over), military and full time students, and $15 for Children 11 and under. Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Sweat by by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, May 31 & June 2

Auditions for Sweat by by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, May 31 & June 2

2nd Star Productions announces auditions for:
Sweat
by Lynn Nottage
directed by Miss Cody Jones
produced by Nathan Bowen

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Audition Dates & Times: Tuesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm.
Audition Location: The Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715

Winner of the 2017 Pulitizer Prize for drama, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Thursday dates, not both. Doors open at 6:45 pm and auditions will start at 7:00 pm. Please arrive no later than 8:00 pm. Callbacks Date & Time: Saturday, June 4 at 11am-2pm. Callbacks Location: Online via Zoom. Please keep Saturday clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by email by noon on Friday, June 3. Rehearsals: Rehearsals will primarily be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 pm), Thursday nights (7-10 pm), and Saturday mornings (11-3 pm) beginning early June. Not all actors will be required for all rehearsals; and conflicts can be honored. Load-in is Saturday, August 13, and technical rehearsals will run each evening until opening on August 19.

Performances: August 19 – September 3, 2022, Fridays through Sundays.

For more information about these auditions, click here.

Auditions for Matilda by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 8 & 10

Auditions for Matilda by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 8 & 10

AUDITIONS for Roald Dahl’s MATILDA The Musical
Book by Dennis Kelly
Music and Lyrics by Tim Minchin
Based on the book, Matilda by Roald Dahl
Direction by TJ Lukacsina
Music Direction by Chris Pinder
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Produced by Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen

February 8 & 10, 2020
Auditions: Saturday Feb 8th 1-4pm (1-2pm, ages 15 and under only)
Auditions: Monday Feb 10th 7-10pm (7-8pm, ages 15 and under only)

Auditions by: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other’s lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda’s extraordinary personality. Matilda’s school life isn’t completely smooth sailing, however – the school’s mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don’t abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils’ saving grace!

PERFORMANCE DATES:
May 29, 30, 31
June 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27

REHEARSALS:
Tuesday and Thursday 7:00-10:00pm
Saturday 11-3pm
Mid-March through May 28th

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