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

Off the Quill presents King Kirby at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jul 28-Aug 12

Off the Quill presents King Kirby at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Jul 28-Aug 12

Off The Quill presents:
King Kirby
by Crystal Skillman and Fred van Lante
Directed by Keith Cassidy

July 28 – August 12, 2017
July 28, 29, August 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8PM
Sunday matinee: August 6 at 2PM

PARENTAL ADVISORY: Contains adult language and is not suitable for young children.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Even the origin stories have an origin story. For over 50 years, Jack Kirby was the driving force behind the most iconic comic book characters in American pop culture. This is the story of the work that made the marvels.

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

Auditions for Follies at MAD Theater, July 17-19

Auditions for Follies at MAD Theater, July 17-19

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) announces auditions for:

Follies
Book by James Goldman
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Directed by Kim Weaver
Produced by Eliot Malumuth
Music Direction by Randy Barth
Choreography by Katrina Jackson

Auditions: 7:00 PM on July 17th, 18th, and 19th.
Building 8 auditorium on the 17th and 18th; Building 28 room E210 on the 19th.
Callbacks as needed on July 22.

Interested GSFC or NASA HQ civil servants (active or retired), badged contractors, spouses & dependent (older) children, & MAD Non-Voting members are encouraged to audition. Guests are also welcome to audition. If you require escorting on Center for auditions, contact Kim (kim@kimweaver.com; 301-625-8482) or Eliot (eliotmal@comcast.net).

Rehearsals begin in late August. Performances will be October 27 through November 11.

Auditions will consist of singing, readings from the script and dance geared to your comfort level. You may audition with 32 bars of any song of your choice, or select a song from the show.

Visit madtheater.org for audition info & materials.

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

Follies is an affectionate, melodious and in-depth reflection upon life and American musical theater. It’s 1971 and Dimitri Weissmann is hosting a reunion of his ex-Follies performers. We watch them as they relive the follies from their past and create new ones along the way. This lively reunion is a large ensemble show with excellent songs and dances for lead, supporting and featured performers.

Auditions for Beau Jest at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 17 & 18

Auditions for Beau Jest at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 17 & 18

The Greenbelt Arts Center announces auditions for:
Beau Jest
By James Sherman
Directed by Norma Ozur
July 17 & 18, 2017

Auditions for Beau Jest by James Sherman and directed by Norma Ozur will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday, July 17 and Tuesday, July 18th at 7PM, with callbacks Thursday, July 20.

Performances run October 20 to November 11, 2017.

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.

For more information click here. Interested parties should contact director Norma Ozur at nozur@verizon.net.