Register for Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 3-Apr29

2018 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 3-Apr 29

MNCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2018 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 3, 2018 to April 29, 2018

The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces musical theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens their knowledge and skill level through the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.

Students will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way!

Winter/Spring Session
Registration is now open! The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 15. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

12-week intensive program fee: $500 residents/ $650 non-residents

The program starts on Saturday, February 3, 2018. Rehearsals for JAPA are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prince George’s County Room, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742)

Performance Dates: Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018

For more information see: https://www.mncppc.org/2457/Junior-Academy-for-the-Performing-Arts

Connect the Dots presents The Nutcracker at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 16, 2pm

Connect the Dots presents The Nutcracker at College Park Arts Exchange, Dec 16, 2pm

Connect the Dots Dance company presents
The Nutcracker
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Location: College Park Arts Exchange, Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park.

Enjoy watching ballet dancers performing to this beautiful and familiar music in a casual setting. General audiences from 2-3 pm, Autism Friendly show from 3 – 4 pm.

AHA! Kids Monthly Cultural Programs
Spend time with your kids at our events-ideal for ages 3 and up. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Registration is suggested for these popular events as space is limited.

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema presents Suddenly at Clarice Smith, Dec 1-2

Zvi Sahar, Puppet Cinema
Suddenly (based on stories by Etgar Keret)

December 1 & 2, 2017. 8PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Daily life is complicated, dangerous, and full of yearning.The living and the dead; dreams and waking life coexist in an uneasy world overflowing with absurdity, humor, sadness and compassion. We encounter a strangely endearing group of imprisoned misfits hell bent on holding a mirror up to nature and smashing it into smaller shards. The only way they can free themselves is to allow the release of these stories, no matter the cost.

Adapted from acclaimed Israeli author Etgar Keret’s book of short stories, this multimedia performance inventively combines puppetry, theatre and film, exploring what happens when the story begins to control the story teller.

The development of this piece began during Zvi Sahar’s teaching residency in the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance studies in Spring 2017, working in collaboration with UMD students and faculty.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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Maryland Opera Studio present La Clemenza di Tito at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21

Maryland Opera Studio present La Clemenza di Tito at Clarice Smith, Nov 17-21

Maryland Opera Studio: La Clemenza di Tito
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, composer
Caterino Mazzolà, librettist

November 17, 19, 20 & 21, 2017

Fri, Nov 17, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 . 3:00PM
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 . 7:30PM
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kay Theatre

Mercy prevails over jealousy, revenge and an attempted murder that sets Rome on fire in Mozart’s last opera, La Clemenza di Tito. Commissioned for the coronation of the new King of Bohemia and premiered three months before the composer’s death, La Clemenza di Tito is an opera seria based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25, Student/Youth: $10

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Love and Information at Clarice Smith, Nov 10-18

Love and Information at Clarice Smith, Nov 10-18

Love and Information
By Caryl Churchill
Directed by Jennifer L. Nelson

November 10 – 18, 2017

Fri, Nov 10, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sun, Nov 12, 2017 . 7:30PM
Wed, Nov 15, 2017 . 7:30PM
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 . 7:30PM
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 . 7:30PM
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 . 2:00PM
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 . 7:30PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Kogod Theatre

Someone can’t get a signal. Friends debate the existence of God. A man has a secret. A scientist dissects a brain. A person is in love and that love can’t be reciprocated. Experiencing this kaleidoscope of vignettes is like watching a stranger’s Snapchats – the characters may be unfamiliar and unrelated to each other, but the emotions are instantly recognizable. In this relentlessly paced serio-comedy, celebrated British playwright Caryl Churchill ask show our infinite access to inspiring, mundane, crucial, insignificant information affects how we connect to each other – and ourselves.

Tickets: General Admission: Regular $25+, Student/Youth: $10

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Tags: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Love and Information, Caryl Churchill, Jennifer L Nelson