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.

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

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.

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.

Antigone at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Nov 14-16

Antigone at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, Nov 14-16

Eleanor Roosevelt High School Theatre Department presents:
by Sophocles
Translated by Nicholas Rudall

Location: Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt.

November 14 – 16, 2018
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 7pm
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 7pm
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7pm

Tickets: $5. Click here.

Auditions for Disgraced by Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 12-13

Auditions for Disgraced by Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 12-13

by Ayad Akhtar
directed by Bob Kleinberg

Auditions for Disgraced, directed by Bob Kleinberg, will be held at the theater on Monday November 12 and Tuesday November 13, at 7:00 PM at Greenbelt Arts Center. Callbacks on Thursday, November 15, if needed.

Monday, November 12 and Tuesday, November 13, 2018, from 7 pm to 10 pm

Performances: March 8 – 30, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar, is the taut drama of Amir Kapoor, an up and coming Muslim American lawyer who has rejected his religious background as overly rigid. Yet, at the insistence of his nephew and Islamic-inspired artist wife Emily, he chooses to attend the trial of an Imam who is charged with financially supporting the Hamas. At a dinner party that includes Amir’s coworker Jory, who is African American, and her husband, Isaac, Emily’s agent, who is Jewish, truths spill out that put Amir’s life in a new perspective. The show presents competing themes of assimilation versus exclusion, religious beliefs versus culture and tolerance versus prejudice.

For more information, click here.

Tags: Auditions, Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Disgraced, Bob Kleinberg, Ayad Akhtar

Auditions for A Perfect Arrangement by Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 5-until filled

Auditions for A Perfect Arrangement by Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 5-until filled

A Perfect Arrangement
By Topher Payne
Directed by Anne Lowe-Barrett

Auditions are still open: URGENT! Need to fill roles for “Perfect Arrangement” play by Topher Payne, directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett. Please e-mail headshots and resumes to Ann at

Auditions for A Perfect Arrangement by Topher Payne, directed by Anne Lowe-Barrett, will be held at the theater on Monday November 5 and Tuesday November 6, at 7:00 PM at Greenbelt Arts Center. Callbacks on Wednesday November 8, if needed.

Monday, November 5 and Tuesday, November 6, 2018, from 7 pm to 10 pm

Performances: February 1 – 23, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Imagine that it’s 1950. The Korean War has started. McCarthyism, the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence, is rampant in the U.S. government. The House Unamerican Activities Committee is destroying careers and ruining lives. Imagine also that you are gay (although that’s not what they called it then). How do you survive? Maybe you come up with some sort of . . . arrangement.

For more information, click here.

The Toxic Avenger at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 2-24

The Toxic Avenger at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 2-24

The Toxic Avenger
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan
Based on Lloyd Kaufman’s movie The Toxic Avenger
directed by Jeffery Lesniak
choreographed by Heather Harris

November 2 – 24, 2018
November 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 24 at 8PM
Sunday matinees: November 11 & 18 at 2PM

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Melvin Ferd the Third wants to clean up Tromaville, the most polluted town in New Jersey (just off Exit 13B on the Turnpike). Foiled by the mayor’s bullies, Melvin is dumped into a vat of radioactive toxic waste, only to reemerge as The Toxic Avenger, New Jersey’s first superhero. Affectionately known as Toxie, our new hero is a mutant freak with superhuman strength and a heart as big as Newark. He’s out to save New Jersey, end global warming, and woo the blind librarian in town. It’s a toxic love story with an environmental twist! The Toxic Avenger will leave audiences laughing in the aisles as it rocks the house. Featuring a wailin’ rock score, this comical musical has something for everyone to enjoy.

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