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.

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.

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

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.

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

2018 Camp Encore presents Cymbeline at the Greenbelt Arts Center, July 11-12

“Boldness be my friend! Arm me, audacity.”
By William Shakespeare

Join director Kate Magill Robinson and the Camp Encore troupe leaders as they explore Shakespeare’s epic fairy tale. In ancient Britain, the virtuous Princess Imogen is slandered by an ingenious villain, separated from her young husband, and schemed against by her murderous stepmother, who seeks to put her own descendants on the throne of King Cymbeline. This sweeping romance features Roman invaders, kidnapped princes, magic potions, and multiple cases of mistaken identities. With the fate of Britain hanging in the balance, the various plots converge and secrets are revealed. But who will live happily ever after?

PERFORMANCES: Wednesday, July 11 at 1:00pm and Thursday, July 12 at 4:00pm and 7:00pm.

Performance Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Tickets are free, but advanced reservations are required. Call: 301-397-2200.