The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 29-May 22

The Hunchback of Notre Dame at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Apr 29-May 22

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by Peter Parnell
Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney Film

Director – Michael Hartsfield
Musical Director – Mimi McGinniss
Producer – Maureen Rogers

April 29 – May 22, 2022

Friday April 29 at 8pm
Saturday April 30 at 8pm
Friday May 6 at 8pm
Saturday May 7 at 8pm
Friday May 13 at 8pm
Saturday May 14 at 8pm
Sunday May 15 at 2pm
Friday May 20 at 8pm
Saturday May 21 at 8pm
Sunday May 22 at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken Mayand Schwartz. Peter Parnell’s new book embraces story theatre and features verbatim passages from Hugo’s gothic novel.

The musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth-century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “Out There,” observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes for the day and joins the boisterous crowd, only to be treated cruelly by all but the beautiful Romani woman, Esmeralda. Quasimodo isn’t the only one captivated by her free spirit, though – the handsome Captain Phoebus and Frollo are equally enthralled. As the three vie for her attention, Frollo embarks on a mission to destroy the Roma – and it’s up to Quasimodo to save them all.

Ticket prices:
Adults $23, Children 18 and under, Seniors 65 and over and active duty military: $18

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.

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

A Christmas Carol, the Musical by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Nov 15-Dec 14

A Christmas Carol, the Musical by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Nov 15-Dec 14

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

November 15 to December 14, 2019
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM. Our closing performance on Saturday, December 14th is a 3 PM matinee.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

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!

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 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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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at MAD, Oct 26-Nov 11

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast at MAD, Oct 26-Nov 11

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice
Book by Linda Woolverton
Director – Katrina Jackson
​Producer – Christine Smit
​Music Director – Chris Wells

Performances October 26 to November 11, 2018
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

On Thursday, November 1 the show starts at 6pm and requires a NASA badge or badged escort.

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

Ticket prices
Kids (12 and under, any night): $18
Reduced adult price (October 26, 27, 28 / November 1, 8): $22
Full adult price (November 2, 3, 4 / 9, 10, 11): $24
There is an additional $1 processing fee for each ticket.

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Little Shop of Horrors at Clarice Smith, Oct 5-12

Little Shop of Horrors at Clarice Smith, Oct 5-12

Little Shop of Horrors
Book and Lyrics by Howard Ashman
Music by Alan Menken
Directed by Ron Himes

October 5 – 12, 2018

Fri, Oct 5, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 . 2:00PM
Sat, Oct 6, 2018 . 7:30PM
Sun, Oct 7, 2018 . 2:00PM
Wed, Oct 10, 2018 . 7:30PM
Thu, Oct 11, 2018 . 7:30PM
Fri, Oct 12, 2018 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Seymour’s just another jerk working down on Skid Row, haplessly pining after his coworker Audrey and keeping his head down. Suddenly, opportunity falls into his lap in the form of a mysterious new plant. A carnivorous, conniving – not to mention singing – new plant that promises to fulfill Seymour’s every wish in exchange for human blood. This classic sci-fi musical comedy packs a gleefully witty Motown/pop-rock score from the creative team behind Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast and more. “[A] gleefully twisted musical featuring a man-eating plant and killer doo-wop tunes.” – The Washington Post

Tickets: General public $25, Student/Youth $10. click here.