Katherine Fahey’s Crankies at the Greenbelt Community Center, Oct 7

Katherine Fahey’s Crankies at the Greenbelt Community Center, Oct 7

Katherine Fahey presents Crankies

Katherine Fahey will present a series of intimate, table-top shadow puppet shows. Fahey creates exquisite, narrative “crankies” – backlit, hand-cranked panoramas with cut paper imagery combined with live-animated shadow puppets and music. The program will open with a visualization of Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star and a childhood memory of Baltimore’s arabber produce vendors and their colorful horse-drawn carts. Additional pieces will include a remembrance of the artist’s father and his love of birds, and two ghost stories to kick off the Halloween season.

Artful Afternoon Sunday, first Sunday of every month, 1pm to 4pm.
Craft project from 1pm to 3pm.
Performance at 3pm.
Studio open house and sale, 1-4pm, with the Community Center’s Artists in Residence.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Performance and craft workshop are free.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Feb 9

Town Hall
Maryland Opera Studio New Work Reading 2018
Friday, February 9, 2018 . 7:30 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall, General Admission.

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their senator questions about the politics of the day, and the proceedings are live-streamed on social media by a young intern. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage.

Maryland Opera Studio students premiere an opera by the winner of the annual Opera Composition Contest. Launched in 2017, the contest is a joint initiative of the Maryland Opera Studio and Artist Partner Program to support the cultivation and performance of new work.

Free, no tickets required.

The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 16 & 17

The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 16 & 17

THE NEW DEAL NUT: A GREENBELT NUTCRACKER

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm
Sunday, December 17, 2017, 3:00-4:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt Dance Studio, a program of the Greenbelt Department of Recreation, presents an original production inspired by holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Set in Greenbelt past and present, the New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker features a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary, performed by a talented cast of dancers from elementary through high school.

FREE, but tickets are required. To order tickets, call or visit the Community Center
business office (301-397-2208) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.

Beech Tree Puppets presents The Crystal Ball at Christian Community Church in College Park, Sep 30 at 11am

Beech Tree Puppets presents The Crystal Ball at Christian Community Church in College Park, Sep 30 at 11am

Beech Tree Puppets presents
The Crystal Ball
based on the Grimm’s tale.
Saturday, September 30, 2017 at 11am

Location: Christian Community Church, 4221 Metzerott Road, College Park

Follow the young prince on his journey to save his brothers, who have been transformed into animals by an evil sorceress. To save his brothers and win the princess, he overcomes great challenges. Ingrid and Ole Hass guide their handcrafted, multicultural marionettes while singing, narrating and playing instruments. The 40-minute performance will entertain audiences of all ages. Admission is free, though a free-will offering would be welcome.

Admission is free.

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Sep 16 at 6pm

Maryland Opera Studio presents Town Hall at Clarice Smith, Sep 16 at 6pm

Maryland Opera Studio: New Work Reading of Town Hall

Saturday, September 16, 2017 . 6 PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Gildenhorn Recital Hall

In a small town, somewhere in America, a community gathers to ask their Senator questions about the politics of the day. But the conversation turns into a heated debate with mortal stakes when a retired librarian takes the event hostage, and forces a young intern to live-stream the proceedings on social media. Theo Popov (composer) and E.M. Lewis (librettist) are recipients of the Second Annual Opera Composition Commission, a partnership between the Maryland Opera Studio and the Artist Partner Program of The Clarice that supports the creation of new opera work. This performance is a preview of the completed work, which will premiere in February 2018.

Tickets: Free, no tickets required.

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