Beau Jest at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 20-Nov 11

Beau Jest at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 20-Nov 11

Beau Jest
By James Sherman
Directed by Norma Ozur

October 20 – November 11, 2017
October 20, 21, 27, 28, November 3, 4, 10, 11, at 8PM
Sunday matinees: October 29 and November 5 at 2PM

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Sarah’s close and loving family would certainly object — very loudly — if they were to meet her choice of boyfriend. What to do, what to do? He’s coming to celebrate Dad’s birthday! Aha! Clever Sarah has chosen a “pretend” beau that will meet with everyone’s approval! Or will he? This charming and delightful comedy may provide a solution to her dilemma.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Almost Maine at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 16 & 17

Auditions for Almost Maine at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Oct 16 & 17

Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:

Almost, Maine
Directed by Bob Kleinberg
October 16 & 17, 2017.

Auditions for Almost, Maine to be performed at the Greenbelt Arts Center in January/ February 2018, will be held at the Greenbelt Community Center in Room 114, on October 16 and 17 at 7pm, with callbacks if necessary on October 19.

Performances are scheduled to run January 26 – February 17, 2018.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. In this whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance, knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend – almost – in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.

Almost, Maine is comprised of 8 vignettes about love and the various emotions that can accompany it. These vignettes involve the various townspeople of the imaginary town of Almost, Maine, located in the wide open spaces of northern Maine, near Canada.

There are no specific characters to describe. This is an ensemble cast, and each cast member will play at least two separate roles. No accents please.

We are looking for 4 men and 4 women in their 30’s and 40’s to play the townspeople of Almost, Maine. Note: All roles are non-union and unpaid.

The show will be performed 4 weekends from January 26 – February 17, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM and Sunday matinees at 2PM at the Greenbelt Arts Center.

For more information, please contact director Bob Kleinberg at bob.kleinberg@gmail.com, or see http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition

Wolf Pack presents Midnight Cigarette at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 8-24

Wolf Pack presents Midnight Cigarette at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 8-24

Wolf Pack Productions presents
Midnight Cigarette
By William Leary
September 8 – 24, 2017

Parental Advisory: Contains adult language and is not suitable for young children.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Inspired by the hit song Whiskey Lullaby

September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8PM
Sunday matinees: September 10, 17, 24 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

Rude Mechanicals present Arden Now (As You Like It) at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 18-Sep 3

The Rude Mechanicals present
Arden Now (As You Like It)
By William Shakespeare
Adapted by Melissa Schick, Diana Dzikiewicz, and The Company
Director: Melissa Schick
Assistant Director: Eric Honour
Composer: Diana Dzikiewicz

August 18 to September 3, 2017

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Recommended for ages 13 and up. This show contains profanity.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Using William Shakespeare’s As You Like It as a framework, this play celebrates the diversity of love using modern concepts of romance, relationships, gender, and sexuality. The show takes place in a gender blank alternate universe where gendered pronouns are unnecessary. The story line is also altered to represent love in its many forms. We feature monogamous relationships, polyamorous relationships, kinky relationships, and asexual queerplatonic friendship. The show is scored with live music and we borrow songs and poems from other sources to round out the experience. You’ll even see Shakespeare in languages including Spanish, French, Tamil, Italian, and ASL. Come see the delightful chaos in the Forest of Arden, and see it resolved by Hymen, the God of Enthusiastic Consent, along with a special appearance from Orlando’s long lost sibling to wrap the whole thing up in a bow. You might even get a snack at the end, we’re just saying.

This collaborative adaptation sets Shakespeare’s As You Like It in a world where ideals of beauty and desirability are more celebratory of people’s unique individuality and where mainstream society does not attempt to impose a restrictive binary concept of gender to categorize people. Striving to tell this classic story in ways that are fully inclusive, body-positive, and sex-positive, the Rude Mechanicals have cut the original text down, made some creative edits, and have added music, movement, and poetry that express love and exuberance through a variety of times, cultures, and genres. Because if all the world’s a stage, everyone should be represented.

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Rude Mechanicals, As You Like It, William Shakespeare, Melissa Schick, Eric Honour, Diana Dzikiewicz

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 7-10

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Aug 7-10

The Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:

The Wizard of Oz
Directed by Jon Gardner
Music Directed by Daniel Flores
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Produced by Win Britt

Auditions for The Wizard of Oz will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday August 7, Tuesday August 8, and Thursday August 10 at 7PM, with callbacks Saturday August 12 at 10AM.

Rehearsals will begin September 17, and performances run November 24 to December 17.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Please prepare a short song that demonstrates your vocal ability. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist or sing a capella, we will not use backing tracks. Auditions will include movement or dance, so please dress appropriately. There may be readings from the script at the auditions or call-backs.

Bring a headshot and résumé if you have one, or be prepared to list your experience. Also have a list of all conflicts for September 17 through December 17 to include all days of the week.

All roles are open and unpaid.

Dorothy and Toto travel to Oz and join a Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion in search of the Wonderful Wizard. The beloved musical movie version of The Wizard of Ozis brought to life on the GAC stage with Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, Ruby Slippers, Munchkins, and more. Songs include “Over the Rainbow”, “If I Only Had a Brain”, “Yellow Brick Road” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard”. This high-energy show will delight your whole family. We will be doing the 1987 Royal Shakespeare Company revival version, which closely follows the screenplay from the 1939 MGM musical film.

For character listing, and all the other details, please download the audition announcement.

Tags: Auditions, Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Wizard of Oz, Jon Gardner, Daniel Flores, Rikki Howie Lacewell, Win Britt