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

Tags: Auditions, 2nd Star Productions, The Bowie Playhouse, Bowie Maryland, HMS Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan, Arthur Sullivan, W. S. Gilbert

Auditions for Kiss Me, Kate by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 23, & 24

Auditions for Kiss Me, Kate by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 23, & 24

AUDITION NOTICE!! “Kiss Me, Kate”
by 2nd Star Productions

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 7pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7pm

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions for Kiss Me, Kate will be held at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715) on Monday, February 23rd, and Tuesday, February 24th at 7 PM. Callbacks will be on Wednesday, February 25th. All roles are open! All ethnicities are encouraged to audition, and all ages 16 and over.

Please prepare 16-32 bars of a song that will showcase your voice in the style of the show. Accompanist will be provided. Bring a headshot and resume if you have one, as well as a list conflicts for March through the performance dates. Please dress appropriately for a dance/movement audition.

Rehearsals begin approximately March 9, and will be primarily Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm and Saturdays at 11:00 am until tech weeks when they will be daily. The show runs at the Bowie Playhouse May 29 – June 27, 2015 Fridays/Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 3pm.

Questions can be sent to 2ndstarbowie@gmail.com.

Produced by 2nd Star Productions/Jane Wingard
Directed by Roy Hammond
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell

Synopsis: Taking its inspiration from Shakespeare, Kiss Me, Kate recounts the backstage and onstage antics of two feuding romantic couples during a touring production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Sparkling with 18 classic Cole Porter songs — including “Another Op’nin’, Another Show,” “Wunderbar,” “Always True to You in My Fashion,” “Too Darn Hot,” and “Brush Up Your Shakespeare” — Kiss Me, Kate epitomizes the American musical comedy at its irresistible best.

Roles – All roles are open to all ethnic diversities.

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

Children of Eden by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sept 26 – Oct 25

Children of Eden by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sept 26 – Oct 25

“Children of Eden”
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Directed and Choreographed by Vince Musgrave
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Assistant Direction by Nathan Bowen

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

September 26 to October 25, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

Based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

For tickets, go online to http://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=stars
or call (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.

General Admission – $22
Seniors (60+) and Full Time Students – $19
Discount for prepaid groups of 10 to 19 – $2 off per ticket, 20 or more – $4 off per ticket.

Up to date sell outs and weather related cancellation announcements can be obtained by calling the reservation lines and pressing 1. If the message does not announce a cancellation or sell out, the show will go on as scheduled with tickets available at the door.

Auditions for Children of Eden by 2nd Star at Bowie Playhouse, June 21 & 23

Auditions for Children of Eden by 2nd Star at Bowie Playhouse, June 21 & 23

Auditions for Children of Eden

by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

When: June 21 from 11 AM to 3 PM — (Must be signed in by 2pm)
June 23 from 6 PM to 10 PM — (Must be signed in by 9pm)

Where : Bowie Playhouse
16500 White Marsh Park Dr.
Bowie, MD 20715
(Just off Route 3 southbound)

Call Backs : June 24 at 7 PM
June 28 at 11 AM
Where : Bowie Playhouse

Children of Eden is the story of the creation as told through the eyes of our narrators, The Storytellers. It tells of Adam and Eve and their relationship with Father (God) and their ultimate expulsion from the Garden of Eden. The story continues through the births of Cain and Abel and that historic battle. The second act takes place generations later with Noah and his family, and their challenges in building the Ark and obeying Father’s will.

The music and lyrics are written by Stephen Schwartz. Famed composer/lyricist of Godspell, Pippin, Wicked, Working, and Rags.
Book by John Caird
Based on a concept by Charles Lisanby

Produced by 2nd Star Productions
Directed/Choreographed by Vincent Musgrave
Music Direction by Joe Biddle

Please come prepared with 32 bars of music in the style of the show, that best shows your vocal range. A song with a story would be optimal. Looking for how well the story is told and acted. Sheet music only, no CD’s please. Be prepared to move as well. Please bring a list of conflicts and possible conflicts.

All roles open to all races and ethnic backgrounds. This is a key component of the production. We urge all ethnically diverse actors/singers/dancers to audition. All roles non-paying.

Rehearsals slated to begin toward the end of July 2014. Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. No performance conflicts will be accepted.

Performance Dates : September 26 – October 25, 2014.
Fridays, Saturdays (evenings) and Sundays (matinees).
Final show October 25 is a matinee performance.

Additional information: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html