All My Sons by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 31-Apr 23

All My Sons by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Mar 31-Apr 23

All My Sons
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Fred Nelson

March 31 – April 23, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Add’l Saturday matinee March 20 – 2PM

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

How far would a man go to protect his family, his interests, and his legacy? Joe Keller, the patriarch in All My Sons, desperately wants to secure and maintain the financial security and legacy he spent so many years building, ready to hand it down to his surviving son Chris. At the same time, Joe’s wife Kate is still waiting for their eldest son Larry to return from war, determined that he is alive and will marry the former girl-next-door, Ann –the daughter of Joe’s former business partner who is sitting in prison, punished for Joe’s crimes. To complicate this family drama, Chris and Ann are in love and want to get married. In All My Sons, Arthur Miller creates a post-war American family in a tragic downfall of lies, greed, love, and loss, and demands its audience examine their own social responsibilities to all the sons of American wars.

General Admission – $22.00, Seniors (62+) & Students – $17.00.

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The Cat in the Hat at the Bowie CPA, Mar 1

The Cat in the Hat at the Bowie CPA, Mar 1

Arts on Stage presents:
Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat
Live on Stage

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 at 10:15AM and 12:00 noon

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this grey day— but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother? This Dr. Seuss classic leaps onto the stage with chaotic exuberance in this adaptation from Plaza Theatricals Productions Inc.

Tickets: $9. Click here.

Auditions for Something Rotten by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 13 & 15

Auditions for Something Rotten by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 13 & 15

2nd Star Productions announces auditions for:
Something Rotten
May 26 – June 24, 2023
Book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O’Farrell
Music and Lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick
Directed by Alanna Kiewe
Music Directed by Sarah Mitchell
Choreographed by Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen & Summer Moore

Auditions: Monday, February 13 & Wednesday, February 15 7-10pm

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Monday or Wednesday auditions and sign up in advance for a time slot at this link: Something Rotten Audition Sign-Ups. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your slot.

Sign-ups are preferred for planning purposes and we will be prioritizing the times for those who sign-up in advance. However, 2nd Star will see walk-in auditioners! Callbacks: Saturday, February 18th starting at 1pm by invitation only (not all roles will require a callback.) Please keep Saturday afternoon clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday.

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Welcome to the Renaissance and the outrageous, crowd-pleasing musical farce, Something Rotten! Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star aka Shakespeare. When the local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick sets out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of the opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Performances: May 26 – June 24, 2023, Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm *Note: June 24th is a Saturday matinee performance

For more information, click here.

Crowns by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 10-25

Crowns by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 10-25

by Regina Taylor
Director & Choreographer: Rikki Howie Lacewell
Music Director: LeVar Betts
Producer: Cheramie Jackson

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.

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.

Rotten Apple at the Bowie CPA, Feb 4 & 5

Rotten Apple at the Bowie CPA, Feb 4 & 5

BLNK presents:
Rotten Apple
by Barry Battle

Saturday, February 4, 2023 at 7:00pm
Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 2:30pm

Location: Bowie Center for the Performing Arts.

A man tormented by failed dreams is unwittingly given an opportunity to relocate his family to The Big Apple. His struggle between passion and family draws thin when a Rotten Apple enters their lives. Blinded by selfishness, will the foundation of which he’s built his home withstand or implode?

Tickets: $65-$80. Click here.