A Christmas Story at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 9-18

A Christmas Story at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Dec 9-18

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
A Christmas Story
adapted by Philip Grecian
directed by Michael Hartsfield
produced by Maureen Rogers

December 9 – 18, 2022
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Humorist Jean Shepherd’s memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas. Ralphie pleads his case before his mother, his teacher and even Santa Claus himself at Higbee’s Department Store. The consistent response: “You’ll shoot your eye out!” All the elements from the beloved motion picture are here, including the family’s temperamental exploding furnace; Scut Farkas, the school bully; the boys’ experiment with a wet tongue on a cold lamppost; the Little Orphan Annie decoder pin; Ralphie’s father winning a lamp shaped like a woman’s leg in a net stocking; Ralphie’s fantasy scenarios and more. A Christmas Story is destined to become a theatrical holiday perennial.

Ticket prices: $20 general, $15 students/military/seniors

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 12

Auditions for The Pirates of Penzance at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 12

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:
THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
Directed by Patrick Pase
Produced by Maureen Rogers

AUDITIONS AT LAUREL MILL PLAYHOUSE NOVEMBER 12, 2022 – 10:00AM TO 1:00PM

OR BY SPECIAL APPOINTMENT WITH PATRICK PASE EVENINGS NOVEMBER 14-18 (if you can’t do the 12th)

Performances are February 18, 2023 through March 12, 2023 on Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 2pm. No Friday Performances.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

For more information including audition preparation and parts to be cast, see: https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions/

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Hellbent at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 14-30

Hellbent at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Oct 14-30

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Hellbent
by Jeff Dunne
Directed by Jeff Dunne
Produced by Maureen Rogers

October 14 – 30, 2022
Friday October 14 at 8pm
Saturday October 15 at 8pm
Sunday October 16 at 2pm
Friday October 21 at 8pm
Saturday October 22 at 8pm
Sunday October 23 at 2pm
Friday October 28 at 8pm
Saturday October 29 at 8pm
Sunday October 30 at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Welcome to Hell, where we find Ophistopheles (the demon responsible for photocopiers jamming at the worst possible moment and other office-related suffering), Incubeth (the demoness who oversees bad dating decisions), and Ahmenahmenon (who torments dieters by making them hungry in the middle of the night) hard at work summoning an angel. And this just might have worked but for two little problems. First, despite what they think, none of them are really on the same page as to what they want, and second, they are kind of incompetent. Okay, to be fair, more than just “kind of”.

So what happens? Instead of summoning one angel as planned, they wind up calling three humans down to the not-so-fiery depths: the insanely observant but thoroughly apathetic Angelina, her life-long geeky friend Devlin, and his new demon-worshipping girlfriend Lacey. This is bad enough, but when they are discovered by Fezdemona (demoness responsible for hat-based suffering) and Robert (the honorary demon who wrote Robert’s Rules of Order), suddenly all hell breaks loose. Devlin turns up dead, Robert rushes off to tell Lucifer, and nobody can decide whether Vinegar and Brimstone will be the next big craze in potato chips.

Come see “Hellbent” to learn how it all turns out!

Ticket prices: $20 general, $15 students/military/seniors

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Dial M for Murder at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 16-Oct 2

Dial M for Murder at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Sep 16-Oct 2

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Dial M for Murder
by Frederick Knott
Directed by Patrick Pase
Produced by Maureen Rogers

September 16 – October 2, 2022

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Tony Wendice has married his wife, Margot, for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder. He blackmails a scoundrel he used to know into strangling her for a fee of one thousand pounds, and arranges a brilliant alibi for himself. Unfortunately…the murderer gets murdered and the victim survives. But this doesn’t baffle the husband: He sees his hireling’s death as an opportunity to have his wife convicted for the murder of the man who tried to murder her, and that is what almost happens. Luckily, the police inspector from Scotland Yard and a young man who is in love with the wife discover the truth, and in a scene of almost unbearable suspense they trap the husband into revealing his guilt, thus freeing Margot.

Ticket prices: $20 general, $15 students/military/seniors

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Willy Wonka, Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 5-21

Willy Wonka, Jr. at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Aug 5-21

Laurel Mill Playhouse presents
Willy Wonka, Jr. and the Kids’ Cabaret
Director – Michael Hartsfield
Musical Director – Mimi McGinniss
Cabaret Director – Meg Nemeth
Choreographer – Malarie Zeeks
Costumer – Marge McGugan
Producer – Maureen Rogers

August 5 – 21, 2022
Friday August 5 at 8pm
Saturday, August 6 at 8pm
Sunday August 7 at 2pm
Friday August 12 at 8pm
Saturday August 13 at 8pm
Sunday August 14 at 2pm
Friday August 19 at 8pm
Saturday August 20 at 8pm
Sunday August 21 at 2pm

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Laurel Mill Playhouse is excited to announce the return of its Summer Youth Program! This summer’s production will be Willie Wonka, Jr., plus the ever-popular Kids’ Cabaret! The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale. Featuring the enchanting songs from the 1971 film, in addition to a host of fun new songs, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. is a scrumdidilyumptious musical guaranteed to delight everyone’s sweet tooth. Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka JR. follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats, but the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie Bucket, who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather. The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

Ticket prices: $20 general admission, $15 students, seniors and military. Tickets must be purchased online.

LMP strongly urges that all patrons that come to LMP be vaccinated and wear masks. At this time, we will not require vaccination cards and masks in LMP but reserve the right to change the guidelines should the positivity rate rise significantly.

Buy tickets here.

For further information, please call 301-617-9906, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.