Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet at the Greenbelt Arts Center, May 18-Jun 9

Return to the Forbidden Planet
Directed by Jeff Lesniak
Music directed by Chris Wells
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

May 18 – June 9, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Shakespeare’s forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D’Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero’s Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy tickets here.

Weird Romance at MAD, May 4-19

Weird Romance at MAD, May 4-19

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:

Weird Romance
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by David Spencer
Book by Alan Brennert

Directed by Randy Barth
Music Direction by Bob Hanisch
Choreographed by Betsy Edwards
Produced by Eliot Malumuth

Warning: some adult situations and language

May 4 – 19, 2018

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

From the composer of Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Little Shop of Horrors comes MAD’s spring musical, Weird Romance! The musical is composed of two one-act stories set in the near future, where speculative science fiction is used to explore what drives the emotion of love.

Tickets: $20 General Admission; $2 discount on-line for opening weekend and Mother’s Day; $25 at the door. For tickets click here.

Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Apr 13-May 5

Baskerville
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett
Produced by William Powell, Jr.

April 13 – May 5, 2018

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Yes, that Baskerville, a comedic take on Conan Doyle’s famous story by the darling of Broadway, Ken Ludwig. Holmes, Watson and 40 other characters (played by 3 other actors) gallop through the English countryside in search of a murderer. They find butterflies, red herrings, love, and plenty of laughs along the way! Directed and produced by the Ruby Griffith award winning team of Ann Lowe-Barrett and William Powell Jr.

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

One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Apr 10-12

One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Apr 10-12

One-Act Play Festival

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt. In the Drama Room (004).

April 10 – 12, 2018 at 7pm
Performances each night will be different plays.

At Roosevelt every Spring, we hold our One Act Festival, in which we showcase many different One Acts. Each One Act is about 10 to 15 minutes, and they are all student directed (and in some cases, even student written). They are a fun opportunity for students to experiment with the different aspects of putting on a play, and get a closer look at how many things actually go into making a play.

The ERHS Theatre Department One Acts Festival will take place in the Room 004 Blackbox, Tuesday through Thursday, April 10-12. Students will be presenting 22 One Act Plays over the course of the 3 day festival- with performances by ALONIZ each day. ​​

The plays include Mutually Assured Destruction by Don Zolidis, a 10-play set dealing with the tumultuous and funny relationship between siblings, two separate collections of plays dealing with the difficult topic of bullying, a play exploring the pressures of growing up Perfect, an examination of a couple’s relationship spanning childhood into retirement, and an… interesting look at the relationship between the silverware in our kitchen drawers. All of the plays have been selected by students, and 21 of the plays are directed by students.
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Tickets are $10 at the door, but will be available during all lunches (or from Mrs. Hawk before or after school) until Monday, April 9th, at the special price of $20 for 3 tickets- that’s less than $1 per play! Seating is limited, so get your tickets early.

POSTPONED: One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Mar 20-22

One-Act Play Festival at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Mar 20-22

The One-Act Play Festival has been postponed to April due to weather.

One-Act Play Festival

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt. In the Drama Room (004).

March 20 – 22, 2018 at 7pm

At Roosevelt every Spring, we hold our One Act Festival, in which we showcase many different One Acts. Each One Act is about 10 to 15 minutes, and they are all student directed (and in some cases, even student written). They are a fun opportunity for students to experiment with the different aspects of putting on a play, and get a closer look at how many things actually go into making a play.

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