Auditions for Sherlock Holmes by MAD, Mar 1

Auditions for Sherlock Holmes by MAD, Mar 1

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club presents:
An online public reading of:
Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts
By William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Jon Gardner

Auditions, Monday, March 1, 2021, via online form.
Performance, Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 8pm, online.

To participate, fill in https://forms.gle/uF3PvvAYpKe7RcmZ9 no later than Monday, March 1. Public reading will be Saturday, March 27 at 8pm, viewable via YouTube

Location: Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater, online.

MAD is forming a play-reading group, which will rehearse several times and then perform public readings of scripts. The goal of the group is to have fun participating.

The group will start with the play, Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts. Casting for the play will be done through an online Google form with the possibility of online auditions if necessary. There will be two to three weekly rehearsals during March, leading up to the final public reading. All participation will be virtual over Zoom.

“Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts,” was written by William Gillette with help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is an original story, not an adaptation. It was first produced in 1899 with Gillette playing Holmes; a role that he repeated many times over the next 35 years. Gillette’s use of a deerstalker cap and curved pipe in his depiction of Holmes have become enduring symbols of the character. In another important element of theatrical history, an early production featured a teen-aged Charlie Chaplin playing the pageboy Billy.

Notice: This play depicts cocaine use.

Performance will be live online. Click here.

The Phantom Tollbooth at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 29-Dec 15

The Phantom Tollbooth at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Nov 29-Dec 15

The Phantom Tollbooth
By Susan Nanus, based on the book by Norton Juster
Directed by Jon Gardner

November 29 – December 15, 2019

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Ten-year-old Milo is bored one afternoon when a Phantom Tollbooth mysteriously arrives in his room with the instructions, “Have your destination in mind.” Traveling in his toy car, Milo arrives in Dictionopolis to discover that King Azaz the Unabridged is at war with The Mathemagician of Digitopolis over whether words or numbers are more important. Milo, joined by Tock and The Humbug, resolves to rescue Princess Sweet Rhyme and Princess Pure Reason from the Castle-in-the-Air to restore peace to the land. But the Castle-in-the-Air is guarded by ferocious demons….

Ticket prices: $24 General Admission, $22 Seniors/Military, $12 Student/Youth. Buy tickets here.

Tags: Greenbelt Arts Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Phantom Tollbooth, Susan Nanus, Norton Juster, Jon Gardner

Auditions for The Phantom Tollbooth at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 9-10

Auditions for The Phantom Tollbooth at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Sep 9-10

The Phantom Tollbooth
Directed by Jon Gardner

Auditions for The Phantom Tollbooth will be held on Monday, September 9 and Tuesday, September 10 at 7:00 PM at the theater. Callbacks, if necessary, will be Thursday, September 12. Auditions will consist of readings from the script. Please fill out the audition form, conflict form and costume form online in advance, no later than Sunday, September 8.

We expect to cast a combination of children, teens and adults.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Performances will be November 29 – December 15, 2019.

For more information, including roles to be cast and the audition forms, see: http://www.greenbeltartscenter.org/Default.asp#audition

Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Mar 22-Apr 6

Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Mar 22-Apr 6

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Leave it to Psmith
A comedy of youth, love and misadventure
By Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Alethia Young, Eliot Malumuth and Susan Breon

Performances: March 22 through April 6, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

In Leave it to Psmith, Lady Middlewick returns in triumph, having inherited the Dulworthy diamonds. She organizes a house party featuring poets Ralston McTodd and Aileen Peavey, where she can show off the diamonds. With the help of Psmith, her stepson Freddie hatches an elaborate scheme to gain his own share of the inheritance so that he can marry his beloved Phyllis. As the diamonds attract some unsavory interest, Blandings Castle descends into chaos in this hilarious comedy by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse.

Tickets: $20 on-line or $22 at the door. Opening weekend discount: $18 on-line only.

For tickets click here.

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Jan 14-15

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Jan 14-15

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith

January 14 & 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

Building 3 Auditorium or Greenbelt Community Church

Rehearsals begin February 3 – Performances March 22 to April 6

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Leave it to Psmith
A comedy of youth, love and misadventure
By Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Alethia Young, Eliot Malumuth and Susan Breon

Performance Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

In Leave it to Psmith, Lady Middlewick returns in triumph, having inherited the Dulworthy diamonds. She organizes a house party featuring poets Ralston McTodd and Aileen Peavey, where she can show off the diamonds. With the help of Psmith, her stepson Freddie hatches an elaborate scheme to gain his own share of the inheritance so that he can marry his beloved Phyllis. As the diamonds attract some unsavory interest, Blandings Castle descends into chaos in this hilarious comedy by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse.

Shutdown plans – On with the show! Note: If NASA is open on Monday, January 14, then the auditions will be at GSFC in the Building 3 auditorium. If the government shutdown continues past the morning of Monday, January 14, auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Community Church, 1 Hillside Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20770, starting at 7pm. Come around to the back of the church — we’ll be in the Fellowship Center, which is the smaller building behind the Church. The Church is located at the corner of Hillside and Crescent Roads. The address is 1 Hillside Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770. Some parking is available behind the sanctuary, with additional parking along Hillside (some on Crescent as well, but it is further away.) If we are still shutdown on Tuesday, the auditions will continue Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Church. You only need to come to one of the two nights.

For more information, click here.