Register now for the Junior Academy of Performing Arts, Feb 8-May 17

2020 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 8-May 19

M-NCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2019 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 8, 2020 to May 17, 2020

The Junior Academy of the Performing Arts (JAPA) introduces musical theater to students who have a talent and curiosity for the performing arts and strengthens their knowledge and skill level through the disciplines of singing, acting and dance.

Students will discover the very best of themselves and be encouraged to share their stories in their own unique way!

This year’s show is Oz!, a musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. The timeless “Wizard of Oz” tale has been adapted into a dazzling musical. A cyclone carries Dorothy and Toto to the magical Land of Oz. When Dorothy’s house squashes the Wicked Witch of the East, she is ecstatically thanked by the liberated Munchkins and given permission to wear the witch’s powerful silver slippers. From there, Baum’s lovable characters, rubber-legged Scarecrow, Cowardly Lion and Tin Woodsman, join Dorothy on a journey to meet the great Oz. While on their trek, they battle the Wicked Witch of the West, who is determined to get revenge for the death of her sister. This bright musical is charged with a bundle of wonderful songs and thrill after thrill… like the escape from the Fighting Trees and encountering the enchanted poppies. Eventually, Glinda the Good Witch helps Dorothy defeat the evil witch and her winged monkeys. The great and powerful wizard grants Dorothy’s friends their wishes and of course, helps Dorothy return to Kansas.

Winter/Spring Session
Registration is now open! The program is open to young performers ages 8 to 15. Whether a seasoned performer or new to the stage, all levels are welcome to join our team of rising stars!

Intensive program fee: $500 residents/ $650 non-residents

To register click here and enter keyword “Junior Academy”.

Rehearsals for JAPA are on Saturdays from 9 am to 1 pm at the Prince George’s County Room, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (8270 Alumni Dr, College Park, MD 20742)

Performance Date: Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 11am and 3pm, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

For more information see: https://www.mncppc.org/2457/Junior-Academy-for-the-Performing-Arts

The Wiz at Prince George’s Community College, Nov 21-23

The Wiz at Prince George’s Community College, Nov 21-23

Prince George’s Community College Hallam Players Present:

The Wiz
Book by William F. Brown
Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls
From the Story, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum
Directed by Eric Ruffin
Music Directed by E’Marcus Harper-Short
Choreography by Kevin Viega

Thursday, November 21, 2019 at 10am and 8pm
Friday, November 22, 2019 at 10am and 8pm
Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8pm

Location: Prince George’s Community College.

PGCC Center for the Performing Arts, 301 Largo Road, Largo MD 20774

A beloved Broadway musical, The Wiz, sets Dorothy’s adventures in the Land of Oz to a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul music!

Tickets: click here.

For More Information Call: (301) 546-0926

The Wizard of Oz at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 15

The Wizard of Oz at the Publick Playhouse, Oct 15

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 10:15 am & 12 noon

The Wizard of Oz

Prince George’s Publick Playhouse

Description: Join Bright Star Theater as they transform this classic book into a two-person play! Follow comic duo Lenny and Mabel down the yellow brick road to the land of Oz and meet all of your favorite characters along the way! Gain courage with the Cowardly Lion, take heart with the Tin Man, and find your wits with the Scarecrow in this fun interactive retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic.

Recommended for grades Pre-K-2. Curriculum Connections:Literature, Literacy.

Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more