Auditions for Macbeth by Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 18

Auditions for Macbeth by Shakespeare in the Parks, Jan 18

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks announces auditions for:
Macbeth
by William Shakespeare
directed by Christopher Dwyer

Auditions for Macbeth will be held on:
Saturday, January 18, 10 AM-6 PM

Location: contact dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com

Shakespeare in the Parks provides opportunities for county-based designers, actors, and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with county residents of all ages. All acting positions are paid. Performances of our next production (Macbeth) are scheduled July 5-20, 2020 in open-air locations throughout Prince George’s County. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Actors need not be county residents to audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, email Artistic Director Christopher Dwyer at dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com.

The Unexpected Guest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 10-Feb 2

The Unexpected Guest at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 10-Feb 2

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
The Unexpected Guest
by Agatha Christie
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday January 10, 2020 through Sunday February 2, 2020
Matinee performances on January 26 and February 2 at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house, only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing, and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously, but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.. Performances run weekends from Friday January 10, 2020 through Sunday February 2, 2020 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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Auditions for Moonlight and Magnolias at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 7-8

Auditions for Moonlight and Magnolias at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 7-8

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:
Moonlight and Magnolias
by Ron Hutchinson
Directed by Ilene Chalmers
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Auditions for Moonlight and Magnolias will be held on:
December 7, 2019 at 11:00 AM
December 8, 2019 at 2:00 PM

Director Ilene Chalmers will be casting: 3 men and 1 woman. There will be cold readings from the script. All roles are open!

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

It’s 1939 and Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell’s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn’t work. So what’s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film’s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of The Wizard of Oz. Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

Miracle on 34th Street at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 29-Dec 22

Miracle on 34th Street at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 29-Dec 22

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Miracle on 34th Street
Adapted by Mountain Community Theater from the novel by Valentine Davies. Based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture Miracle on 34th Street
Directed by Jen Sizer
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday November 29, 2019 through Sunday December 22, 2019
Matinee performances on December 15 and December 22 at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

By chance, Kris Kringle, an old man in a retirement home, gets a job working as Santa for Macy’s. Kris unleashes waves of good will with Macy’s customers and the commercial world of New York City by referring parents to other stores to find exactly the toy their child has asked for. Seen as deluded and dangerous by Macy’s vocational counselor, who plots to have Kris shanghaied to Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital, Kris ends up in a court competency hearing. Especially at stake is one little girl’s belief in Santa. In a dramatic decision, the court confirms Kris as the true Santa, allowing Susan and countless other children to experience the joy of childhood fantasy.

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing. Performances run weekends from Friday November 29, 2019 through Sunday December 22, 2019 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

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The Powers That Be a Rock Opera at Venus Theatre, Nov 21-Dec 15

The Powers That Be a Rock Opera at Venus Theatre, Nov 21-Dec 15

Collaborative Iterations:
The Powers That Be a Rock Opera
by Deborah Randall and Alan Scott
Nov 21 – Dec 15, 2019

Location: Venus Theatre.

Venus will close the year with a rock opera. This will be a collaboration with Alan Scott. Check out his videos. https://www.reverbnation.com/alanscottband

Goddesses take over the altar and slay patriarchal monsters with songs of truth. Femininity will rule this day! The Church of SHE is called to takeover the Light of the World church in Mexico. This brand new work evokes contemporary issues of human atrocities as well as absurdities set to pop-culture mockery, poetry, and rock. Six women take the stage with their instruments and voices and only one purpose, to change the world.