Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents Leonore at the Bowie CPA, Feb 23

Opera Lafayette presents:
Leonore
Ludwig van Beethoven, Composer
Joseph Sonnleithner, Librettist
Ryan Brown, Conductor

Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 3:00pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $10. Click here.

The centerpiece of Opera Lafayette’s 25th-anniversary season is Beethoven’s Leonore (1805), the composer’s first version of his opera Fidelio. The company’s first opera sung in German and its largest production to date, these performances are the culmination of Opera Lafayette’s Leonore Project, which aims to recapture the origins of this touchstone of the operatic canon.

The story of bravery and injustice speaks to us today. A wife disguised as a man seeks to rescue her husband, wrongfully imprisoned and awaiting his death. The score, filled with heartbreaking arias, delightful love duets, and transcendent choral and instrumental works, is recognized as among the most powerful opera compositions.

Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bowie State University, Feb 20-22

Ten-Minute Play Festival at Bowie State University, Feb 20-22

Bowie State University presents:
Ten-Minute Play Festival

Description: An evening of plays produced, written and directed by students.

Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 7:30pm
Friday, February 21, 2020 at 7:30pm
Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 7:30pm

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, <a title=”Bowie State University” href=”/schools/bsu/”>Bowie State University</a>.

General Admission: $5

Contact:
Bob Bartlett
bbartlett@bowiestate.edu
301-860-3769

 

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.

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 7-22

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 7-22

You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown
February 7-22, 2020
Direction by John Wakefield
Produced by Mary Wakefield and Allison Baudoin
Music Direction by Karen Monteith

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The classic musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip, Peanuts. Performances will be February 7-22, 2020, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm, with a closing matinee at 3 pm on Saturday February 22.

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 Macbeth by Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 18

Auditions for Macbeth by Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 18

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks announces auditions for:
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
directed by Christopher Dwyer

Auditions for Macbeth will be held on:
Saturday, January 18, 10 AM-6 PM

Location: contact dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com

Shakespeare in the Parks provides opportunities for county-based designers, actors, and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with county residents of all ages. All acting positions are paid. Performances of our next production (Macbeth) are scheduled July 5-20, 2020 in open-air locations throughout Prince George’s County. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Actors need not be county residents to audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, email Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer at dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com.