Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

AUDITION NOTICE!! Ragtime
by 2nd Star Productions
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

Come out and audition for the much-acclaimed, award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our summer musical Ragtime.

Auditions are Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715). Callbacks will be Thursday February 22nd at 7 pm.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday dates. Please keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by 10 AM Thursday morning. Most actors who are cast will not be called back Thursday night; it is only to test selected actors against each other before final casting is complete.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are June 1-30, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, call time of 7 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm with a call time of 2 pm. Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee with a call time of 2 pm.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and – of course, the ragtime.

For for information, including preparations and roles to be cast see: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html, or e-mail 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 9-24

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 9-24

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Feb 9-24, 2018
Play by John Bishop

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop in which three chorus girls were murdered by the mysterious “Stage Door Slasher” assemble at a Westchester estate for a backer’s audition of their new show. The house is replete with sliding panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different people, all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the infamous “Slasher” makes a reappearance and strikes again and again. Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 is an ingenious and wildly comic romp which pokes antic fun at the more ridiculous aspects of “show biz” and the corny thrillers of Hollywood’s heyday.

Tickets for shows at Bowie Playhouse are $22.00 for General Admission, $19.00 for seniors (60 and over) and full time students, and $12 for Children 11 and under. Buy tickets here.

Auditions for The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by 2nd Star Productions, Nov 2 & 4

Auditions for The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 by 2nd Star Productions, Nov 2 & 4

Audition Announcement! The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940

2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD is proud to announce auditions for our winter play:
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Directed by Jane Wingard
Assistant Directed by Steve Mangum
November 2 & 4, 2017

AUDITION DETAILS:

DATES: Thursday, November 2 at 7 PM and Saturday, November 4 at 11 AM; Callbacks (by invitation only) on Tuesday, November 7 at 7 PM
LOCATION: All Saints Lutheran Church (16510 Mt. Oak Road, Bowie, MD)
PRODUCTION DATES: February 9 – 24, 2018 (Fridays through Sundays)

Performance location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

When the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assemble for a backer’s audition for a new musical on a suburban estate, things turn deadly with plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel in John Bishop’s comedic thriller. This ingenious and wildly comic romp spoofs the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s, leaving the audience to wonder, whodunit?

We welcome non-traditional casting – all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities (unless specifically noted in the character description).

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning in November, with the exception of the final week of tech, for which all will be called nearly every night of the week. If you have any questions, please email us at 2ndstarbowie@gmail.com.

If you are auditioning…
-Please bring a theatrical resume and headshot (professional quality not necessary) or recent face picture for the casting team.
-Bring a written list of any and all remotely possible conflicts between November 2017 and February 2018.
-Please wear clothing that is comfortable to move in.
-Be prepared for cold readings from the script and other audition activities.

For more information and parts to be cast, see: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html

H.M.S. Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 19

H.M.S. Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 21-Nov 19

H.M.S. Pinafore
October 21 – November 19, 2016
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert
Direction by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

October 21 through November 19, 2016
Fri and Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 3 PM
Closing performance Saturday, November 19th at 3 PM

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Welcome aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan’s classic operetta! Captain Corcoran tries to marry his daughter to the lofty Sir Joseph Porter, but she falls in love with a lowborn sailor. All sorts of hilarity ensue! This zany, internationally-renowned show features well-known G&S songs, including “I’m Called Little Buttercup,” “We Sail the Ocean Blue,” and “He Is an Englishman.”

General Admission – $22, Seniors (60+), Full Time Students – $19, Discount for prepaid groups of 10 to 19 – $2 off per ticket, 20 or more – $4 off per ticket. For tickets, click here or call call (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.

Auditions for HMS Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions, Jul 18 & 19

Auditions for HMS Pinafore by 2nd Star Productions, Jul 18 & 19

Auditions for H.M.S. Pinafore
Music by Arthur Sullivan
Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

July 18 & 19, 2016

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

AUDITION NOTICE!! H.M.S. Pinafore

Dates: Monday, July 18 & Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: October 21 – November 19, 2016, Fridays through Sundays

Direction by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

We welcome non-traditional casting – all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities! All ages are welcome to audition.

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning in early August, with the exception of the final two weeks of Tech, for which all will be called nearly every night of the week. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

If you are auditioning:
*If you have one, bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or recent face picture for the casting team.
*Bring a written list of any and all remotely possible conflicts that you have or may have between August 2 and November 19
*Prepare 1 vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows vocal and acting range and provide sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment will be permitted.
*Come prepared to learn a short dance combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
*Please note that candidates who are invited to Callbacks will be asked to read from the script and/or sing a selection from the score. It is strongly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the script and the score. Preparation is essential to a strong audition.

For more information see: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html

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