The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 3-25

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Mar 3-25

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin.

March 3-25, 2017
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Produced by Jenna Jones Paradis

March 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8PM
March 12, 19 at 2PM

Winner of both Tony and Drama Desk awards, this musical features an eclectic ensemble of tween characters who vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and heartfelt angst, these adolescents spell their way through a series of esoteric words in a quest to avoid the soul-crushing, pout-inducing “ding” of the bell which signals a mistake and necessitates a quick exit from the competition. With it’s fast-paced and wildly funny, yet poignant, script and a truly fresh score, this bee is a riotous ride complete with audience participation.

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

Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 5 & 6

Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee by Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 5 & 6

Auditions for 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday, December 5, and Tuesday December 6. Call-backs if needed will be Thursday, December 8. Directed by Jeffrey Lesniak

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

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An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never hear the soul-crushing, pout-inducing life-unaffirming ‘ding’ of the bell that signifies a mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!

A Tomb with a View by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, Jul 15-31

A Tomb with a View by the Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse, July 15-31

A Tomb with a View
Comedy/thriller by Norman Robbins.
Directed by: Jeffrey Lesniak

Location: Bowie Community Theatre at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances: July 15 – 31, 2016

Description: Reading of the Will has never been this hilariously sinister . . . or this filled with outrageous, cut-throat family members all vying for the millions left to unlikely heirs. You’ll meet the various Tomb Family members, one by one, each one more bizarre than the last. Be prepared to be ‘serenaded’ by werewolves, ‘entertained’ by Julius Caesar, and even ’embedded in the garden’ by a sweet little old aunt who plants more than just seeds in her flower beds. By the third act there are more corpses than live members left in the cast. All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.

July 15th and 16th at 8 pm, July 17th at 2 pm
July 22nd at 8 pm, July 23rd at 2pm and 8 pm, July 24th at 2 pm
July 29th and 30th at 8pm, July 31st at 2pm

Ticket Prices for 2016-2017: General Admission – $22.00, Senior (62+) & Students – $17.00
Group Rates(10 or more people): General, Students, and Seniors (62+): – $15.00

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Auditions for A Tomb with a View by Bowie Community Theater, May 11-12

Auditions for A Tomb with a View by Bowie Community Theater, May 11-12

A Tomb with a View
By Norman Robbins
Directed by Jeffrey Lesniak

Please click here to see the play and character descriptions.

A Tomb with a View

Bowie Community Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for A Tomb With a View, by Norman Robbins, directed by Jeffery Lesniak. This comedy-thriller will start off BCT’s 50th Anniversary Season, with auditions on Wednesday and Thursday, May 11 and 12, 2016 at the Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Callbacks, if necessary, will be on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 6600 Laurel-Bowie Road (Route 197) Bowie, MD in the Multi-Purpose Room from 7:30PM to 9:30PM. Performance dates are July 15-31, 2016 at the Bowie Playhouse.

Auditioners will be asked to do cold readings from the script. British accents are required. Please bring head shots/resumes and all conflicts from May through July. Questions? Email Jeffery Lesniak, director, at jeff@jefflesniak.com

Synopsis of Play:

Reading of the Will has never been this hilariously sinister . . . or this filled with outrageous, cut-throat family members all vying for the millions left to unlikely heirs. You’ll meet the various Tomb Family members, one by one, each one more bizarre than the last. Be prepared to be ‘serenaded’ by werewolves, ‘entertained’ by Julius Caesar, and even ’embedded in the garden’ by a sweet little old aunt who plants more than just seeds in her flower beds. By the end of the show, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast. All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.

Auditions for Evil Dead: The Musical at Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 9 & 10

Auditions for Evil Dead: The Musical at Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 9 & 10

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Auditions for Evil Dead: The Musical, will be held at the theater, on Tuesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 10, at 7:00. Callbacks, if needed, will be Thursday, December 11.

Director Jeffery Lesniak, with music director Paul Nahay and choreographer Rikki Howie Lacewell, are casting 5 men and 4 women, to play college-age.

Rehearsals are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and either Saturday or Sunday.
Performances run March 6-28, 2015.

All roles are open and unpaid.

Please prepare a song, we prefer one from a rock-style musical. Bring sheet music, an accompanist will be provided. Auditions will also consist of readings from the script, as well as learning a short dance sequence.

For more information see: http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition