Alice in Wonderland at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 15 & 16

Alice in Wonderland at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 15 & 16

Alice in Wonderland

Saturday, December 15, 2018, 3:00-4:00pm
Sunday, December 16, 2018, 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 Lewis Carroll’s children’s book, Alice in Wonderland. The show features a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap and contemporary, performed by a talented cast of dancers from elementary through high school. This performance commemorates the 80th anniversary of the first children’s dance recital presented in Greenbelt in December 1938.

Tickets are $5. To order tickets, call or visit the Community Center
business office (301-397-2208) Monday-Friday, 9:00am-4:30pm.

Register for the Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical

2019 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 15-Mar 9

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Homeward Bound
By Chris Cherry
Based on The Odyssey by Homer

December 15, 2018 to March 9, 2019

he annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its nineteenth 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 4. Visit here to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

CASTING REHEARSALS:
December 15 and 16, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

REGULAR REHEARSALS:
Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Monday holidays (Jan. 21 and Feb. 18): 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Noon start time on Feb. 8 (P.G. Schools closed) for available actors.

SHOW DATES:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196. Scholarship assistance is available for Greenbelt residents.

Homeward Bound is a rollicking musical based on The Odyssey by Homer. It tells the parallel stories of history’s most resourceful couple, Odysseus and Penelope. In his quest to return home after the Trojan War, the wily Odysseus surmounts challenges on land, at sea, and in the underworld. Meanwhile, shrewd Penelope must outmaneuver the Ithacan patriarchy to preserve her position, her independence, and her home. In addition to the questing hero and the besieged heroine, this fast-moving story features a runaway prince, scheming suitors, enchantresses, monsters, cannibals, giants, ghosts, a magic veil, a deadly whirlpool, and a shipwreck. Join us and help tell the tale that has enthralled human beings for 2800 years: An epic adventure, a domestic comedy, and an enduring love story.

To register click here.

Registration opens November 26, 2018 for Greenbelt residents and December 3, 2018 for others. The GWYM usually fills up on the first day of registration.

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.

The Hidden Guest at the Greenbelt Community Center, July 21 & 22

The Hidden Guest at the Greenbelt Community Center, July 21 & 22

ANNIVERSARY PRODUCTION OF
THE HIDDEN GUEST
Greenbelt Community Center Auditorium, 15 Crescent Road

Saturday, July 21, 7:00pm
Sunday, July 22, 3:00pm

The comedic mystery, The Hidden Guest, was Greenbelt’s first high school drama club production, performed in 1938. The venue for this anniversary production will be the Community Center auditorium, where the high school students performed the play 80 years ago. The play will be performed by the staffers of Greenbelt Recreation’s performing arts camps. All profits from ticket sales will go toward the camp scholarship fund. For tickets, call 301-397-2208 or visit the Community Center business office.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Tickets: $5 minimum donation. Call 301-397-2208.

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.