What Are You Going to Be? at the Greenbelt Community Center, June 23 & 24

What Are You Going to Be? at the Greenbelt Community Center, June 23 & 24

THE FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT AND GREENBELT
Featuring an 80th anniversary presentation of Betty Smith’s one-act play:
What Are You Going To Be?

Greenbelt Community Center Auditorium, 15 Crescent Road

Saturday, June 23, 2018, 7:00pm
Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00pm

This 80th anniversary multi-media event, hosted by Chris Cherry, will recount the highlights of the WPA’s Federal Theatre Project and its connections with Greenbelt and the town’s first amateur theatrical group, the Greenbelt Players. The program will include a narration and slideshow, song performances by talented Greenbelt vocalists, and a presentation of the one-act Federal Theatre Project play, What Are You Going To Be? The play, recently rediscovered in the FTP archives at the Library Of Congress, was presented by the Greenbelt Players in the Greenbelt Community Center auditorium eighty years ago, on June 23, 1938. The play’s author, Betty Smith, was then a struggling writer, whose employment by the Federal Theater Project enabled her to keep writing. She eventually produced the world-famous novel, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn. The novel’s central characters, Francie Nolan and her family, were sketched by Smith in the one-act play. The Old Greenbelt Theatre will show the film version of A Tree Grows In Brooklyn, on Monday, June 25, giving Greenbelters the opportunity to trace echoes of the play in the film. Following the multi-media presentation and play performance on June 23, a reception will be held to mark the opening of the new permanent exhibit, The Federal Theater Project and Greenbelt.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Tickets: $5
For tickets, call 301-397-2208 or visit the Community Center business office.

Time Will Tell at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

Time Will Tell at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

The 2018 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Time Will Tell: Teens and Tunes in Tugwell Town
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Time Will Tell is a time-traveling story about Sally Jones, a present-day Greenbelt teenager who finds herself transported to 1937 Greenbelt, with all her modern ideas about gender equality intact. As she makes new friends and joins the cast of Greenbelt’s first high school musical, the sparks fly — especially between her and Tommy Martin, the handsome and earnest president of the Drama Club. Together, they learn that progress is an idea that advances with the times, but that love is never out of date. This funny, heart-warming show serves up a delectable slice of Greenbelt history, accompanied by the hit songs of the day. Greenbelters and their friends will love this crowd-pleasing musical, presented as a Greenbelt Legacy 80th Anniversary event.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at 301-397-2208

2018 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 16-Mar 10

2018 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 16-Mar 10

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Time Will Tell: Teens and Tunes in Tugwell Town
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

December 16, 2017 to March 10, 2018

The annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its eighteenth year, is an open-enrollment musical theater program for teen actors in grades seven through twelve. The program gives teen actors the opportunity to work with professional theater artists and experience the fun of bringing original musical works to life, while building confidence and community. The environment is affirming, the process is fun, and the productions are excellent!

This is an open-enrollment program, so everyone who signs up is cast in the show. Attendance is required at casting rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all performances. Participants also must generally be available for weekend rehearsals starting January 5. Visit http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/youthmusical to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

CASTING REHEARSALS:
December 16 and 17, 2017, 6:30pm-8:30pm

REGULAR REHEARSALS:
Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 5:00pm-7:00pm

SHOW DATES:
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196

Time Will Tell is a time-traveling story about Sally Jones, a present-day Greenbelt teenager who finds herself transported to 1937 Greenbelt, with all her modern ideas about gender equality intact. As she makes new friends and joins the cast of Greenbelt’s first high school musical, the sparks fly — especially between her and Tommy Martin, the handsome and earnest president of the Drama Club. Together, they learn that progress is an idea that advances with the times, but that love is never out of date. This funny, heart-warming show serves up a delectable slice of Greenbelt history, accompanied by the hit songs of the day. Greenbelters and their friends will love this crowd-pleasing musical, presented as a Greenbelt Legacy 80th Anniversary event.

To register click here.

Buried Treasure at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

Buried Treasure at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

The 2017 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Buried Treasure
Written and directed by Chris Cherry

Saturday, March 4, 2017, 7pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 3pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017, 7pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Josh is as brave as a lion, Harriet is as wise as an owl, and Miranda is always as good as gold – or so they think, until an adventure in the Underworld challenges their surface notions and impels the trio to a deeper understanding of courage, wisdom, and goodness. In a world where dragons and gnomes are real, can three high-school kids break a spell of ignorance and rescue Sophia, the Underworld’s rightful queen?

Tickets: $5; advance sales at 301-397-2208

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Maryland, Greenbelt Community Center, Camp, Teen, Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical, Chris Cherry, Buried Treasure

Register for the 2017 Winter Youth Musical, Buried Treasure, with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 18-Mar 11

Register for the 2017 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 18-Mar 11

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

The 2017 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Buried Treasure
By Chris Cherry

December 18, 2016 to March 11, 2017

Come be a part of the 17th Greenbelt Youth Musical! Teen performers will present a new version of Buried Treasure, an original musical written and directed by Chris Cherry. This is an open-enrollment program, so everyone who signs up is cast in the show. Attendance is required at casting rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all performances. Participants also must generally be available for weekend rehearsals starting January 6. Visit http://www.greenbeltmd.gov/youthmusical to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

CASTING REHEARSALS:
December 18 and 19, 2016, 6:00pm-8:00pm

REGULAR REHEARSALS:
Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 5:00pm-7:00pm

SHOW DATES:
Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196

Josh is as brave as a lion, Harriet is as wise as an owl, and Miranda is always as good as gold – or so they think, until an adventure in the Underworld challenges their surface notions and impels the trio to a deeper understanding of courage, wisdom, and goodness. In a world where dragons and gnomes are real, can three high-school kids break a spell of ignorance and rescue Sophia, the Underworld’s rightful queen?

To register click here.