2019 Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing at various locations, Jul 9-21

2019 Shakespeare in the Parks: Much Ado About Nothing at various locations, Jul 9-21

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Much Ado About Nothing – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks
Vicious Rumors. Reluctant Rivals. And The Triumphant Power of Love.

A fun-filled comedy, featuring Beatrice and Benedick, the witty rivals whose secret love for each other is revealed when they come to the rescue of Claudio and Hero, whose wedding has been sabotaged by the nefarious Don John. Set on the picturesque island of Sicily, this traveling production will feature live musicians playing a blend of traditional Italian music as well as original numbers composed from Shakespeare’s text.

Performances July 9-21, 2019

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Oxon Hill Manor
6901 Oxon Hill road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater
7400 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda MD 20817

Sunday, July 14, 3 pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Tuesday, July 16, 7 pm
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room
5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 20737

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Magruder Park
40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 20782
Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 20781

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion
9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
*This performance will be sign-language interpreted

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sunday, July 21, 3 pm
The Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the County, making great theatre available to everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park! For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

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Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Children’s Theater, Apr 8 & 10

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Children’s Theater, Apr 8 & 10

Auditions for:
Teen Performance Ensemble & Children’s Theater

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of live audiences? Our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater were designed just for you.

Since 1996, the Teen Performance Ensemble has provided on-the-job training in musical theater skills to aspiring actors of high school age. In 2000, Prince George’s Children’s Theatre was established to give more teen performers the opportunity to earn money during the summer, while enhancing their abilities in acting, singing, and dance.

These two theater companies present original, one-act musical plays, written by local playwrights and directed by theatrical professionals, to children enrolled in M-NCPPC’s Summer Playgrounds and Camps. Over 100 performances are scheduled through the summer months. Graduates of these two troupes have gone on to study at some of the premier drama departments in the nation. From there, they have become professional actors, radio personalities, playwrights and theatrical directors. Auditions are open in the Spring to any student 16 years of age or older. If selected, actors will earn an hourly wage while providing live entertainment for their younger peers and gaining valuable experience.

Teens, ages 16-19, who love acting, singing, and dancing, are invited to FREE auditions for summer jobs in the performing arts. Those selected will perform in a one-act, live musical production at M-NCPPC Summer Playgrounds and camps during June and July 2019. Attend the audition nearest your home. Prepare a one-minute monologue and an up-tempo song or dance. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Performing Arts Specialist Christel Stevens at 301-446-3238.

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:30-9 PM: Auditions for Prince George’s Children’s Theater; North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster Road, North Brentwood, MD 20722

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30-9 PM: Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble; Harmony Hall Arts Center; 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Expressions of a People at Harmony Hall, Feb 10

Expressions of a People at Harmony Hall, Feb 10

Expressions of a People

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:00 to 6:00pm

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

You’re invited to our FREE Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops and entertainment for the entire family. This year we welcome back some of our regular favorites, including warm and engaging greeter and storyteller, Baba-C, and the always-popular Culture Queen, Jessica Smith. Activities will include mask making, face painting, a caricaturist, a make-and-take pottery workshop and a STEAM workshop and just like in years past, our performances on stage are sure to please

Free admittance.

North by Night at Harmony Hall, Feb 6

North by Night at Harmony Hall, Feb 6

North by Night: More Heroes of the Underground Railroad

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

Description: Follow the journey of brave men and women who risked it all to travel north and help others escape the terrors of slavery. Meet some familiar names and many more who have gone mostly unnoticed by history–until now! This Bright Star Theatre show features William Still, Sojourner Truth, William Lloyd Garrison, and others.

Tickets: $5.

The Snow Queen at Harmony Hall, Jan 12

The Snow Queen at Harmony Hall, Jan 12

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents
The Snow Queen
A musical play

Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11am and 1pm

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents “The Snow Queen,” an original adaptation of the classic fairy tale. Although set in a “Land of colored ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins. As they depict the journey of a young girl and her quest to find her best friend, you may find yourself believing in malevolent mirrors, yetis, talking reindeer and snow chickens! Blizzards can come at any moment, so strap on some snowshoes and get ready to discover what it takes to overcome chilling obstacles, keep resilience alive, and melt down the Snow Queen’s icy walls.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre provides two professional tour actor/directors, who will audition and cast 50 to 60 local elementary school children in this production on Monday, January 7, 2019. To participate, see the audition notice.

Tickets to the performance: $5.