Dance Dimensions presents The Nutcracker with a Twist at the Bowie CPA, Dec 10

Dance Dimensions presents The Nutcracker with a Twist at the Bowie CPA, Dec 10

Dance Dimensions presents:
The Nutcracker with a Twist

December 10, 2022, 7pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Dance Dimensions is a professional, yet caring environment dedicated to the growth and development of young dancers. It is the goal of Dimensions to nurture the stars and dance leaders of tomorrow. Our focus is on technique and performance quality; providing the students with a strong yet versatile foundation. Our mission is to have our students be intellectually knowledgeable about dance and its history as well as technically sound.

Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Click here.

Broadway in Bowie presents Pooled at the Bowie CPA, Dec 2-3

Broadway in Bowie presents Pooled at the Bowie CPA, Dec 2-3

Broadway in Bowie presents:
Pooled
A Gospel Musical Drama
By Moses T. Alexander

December 2 & 3, 2022
Friday, December 2, 2022 at 8pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 2pm
Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 8pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

Tickets: $37-$42. Click here.

Moses T. Alexander Greene’s profound work shows that it is okay to be a work in progress, that God hasn’t left you by now, that now is your time to be rewoven. Hear, remember, and heal together.

The Sound of Music by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Nov 18-Dec 17

The Sound of Music by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Nov 18-Dec 17

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

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.

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.

Flyin’ West at Bowie State University, Nov 17-19

Flyin’ West at Bowie State University, Nov 17-19, In Person

Bowie State University presents:
Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage

November 17-19, 2022
November 17, 2022 at 7:30pm
November 18, 2022 at 7:30pm
November 19, 2022 at 2:30pm & 7:30pm

Fine and Performing Arts Center, Black Box Theatre, Bowie State University, in person.

Following an award-winning season for BSU Theatre, Flyin’ West takes audiences back to the days of the Homestead Act and the founding of a Black community in Nicodemus, Kansas – a place of immense possibility, steered by the vision and fortitude of the Black female pioneers. Local director Angelisa Gillyard (Constellation Theatre, 1st Stage) joins with BSU senior stage management team Amari Chambers (Class 2023) and Malaysha Saboleh (Class 2023) to celebrate the resilience of ancestors and the strength of sisterhood as they confronted racism and encroaching opportunists who sought to undo the paradise they dreamed could be their future and their legacy.

Tickets: $12, click here.

Contact: Elena Velasco, Email: evelasco@bowiestate.edu, Phone: 3018603750

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/