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

Milo the Magnificent at the New Deal Cafe, Oct 15 at 2pm

Milo the Magnificent at the New Deal Cafe, Oct 15 at 2pm

Alex & Olmsted Puppets presents:
Milo the Magnificent
at The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Sunday Oct 15th, 2017, 2pm

New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Alex & Olmsted (Alex Vernon and Sarah Olmsted Thomas) has been making puppets together since 2010. Alex is a silhouettist and automata engineer and Sarah is a fifth-generation artist and clown. In recent years they have performed at Strathmore, The Puppeteers of America Festival, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, La MaMa NYC, The Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, The Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry in Connecticut, and Bread and Puppet in Vermont. Their puppet show “Milo The Magnificent” was awarded a 2017 Jim Henson Foundation Workshop Grant and a Greenbelt Community Foundation Grant. They are also proud company members of Happenstance Theater since 2012.

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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.

Auditions for Follies by MAD Theater

Auditions for Follies by MAD Theater

NASA Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) has an immediate need for young men and young women (ages 18 to 35) for the cast of “Follies”, to be produced from October 27 through November 11. Looking for singers/actors, dancing ability a plus. Opportunities for an actor to play the lead role of Young Ben and also for an actress to understudy the lead role of Young Sally. Male dancers and showgirls are also needed. Dance for women includes a tap number. All roles are unpaid. Contact director Kim Weaver at kim@kimweaver.com.

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

Performances: October 27 – November 11, 2017

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.