Auditions for A Christmas Carol by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-14

Auditions for A Christmas Carol by 2nd Star at the Bowie Playhouse, Aug 11-14

Auditions for A Christmas Carol, the Musical, by 2nd Star Productions, will be held on Sunday August 11, and Wednesday August 14, at the Bowie Playhouse.

A Christmas Carol, the Musical
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Mike Ockrent
Direction by Brian Douglas
Assistant Direction by Mary Wakefield
Music Direction by Mimi Kuhn McGinnis
Choreography by Kristin Rigsby

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions are Sunday, August 11th and Wednesday August 14th at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse (16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715). Doors open at 6:40 pm, please arrive by 7 pm if at all possible. Callbacks will be Thursday, August 15th at 7 pm (by invitation only.)
Performances will be October 25 – November 10, 2019.

Performances are November 15th through December 14th.

A Christmas Carol is a spectacular adaptation of Charles Dickens’ most well-known story. Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale!

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Once on this Island at Elizabeth Seton High School, Apr 12 & 13

Once on this Island at Elizabeth Seton High School, Apr 12 & 13

Elizabeth Seton High School presents:
Once on this Island
by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
based on The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

April 12 & 13, 2019
Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00pm
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 2:00pm & 7:00pm

Location: Elizabeth Seton High School in Bladensburg.

The Seton Theatre Company is excited to celebrate storytelling with this rousing Calypso-flavored tale of one small girl who finds love in a world of prejudice, “Once on This Island,” on Friday April 12th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 pm & 7:00 pm in the Mahler Center for the Performing Arts at Elizabeth Seton High School.

Tickets: $10. Buy tickets here.

Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jun 1-30

Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jun 1-30

Ragtime
June 1-30, 2018
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a young Harlem musician. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. Called by TIME Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” Ragtime is filled with pageantry, emotion, and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

Tickets for shows at Bowie Playhouse are $22.00 for General Admission, $19.00 for seniors (60 and over) and full time students, and $12 for Children 11 and under. Buy tickets here.

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

Auditions for Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 20-21

AUDITION NOTICE!! Ragtime
by 2nd Star Productions
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

Come out and audition for the much-acclaimed, award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our summer musical Ragtime.

Auditions are Tuesday February 20th and Wednesday February 21st at 7 pm at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715). Callbacks will be Thursday February 22nd at 7 pm.

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Wednesday dates. Please keep Thursday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by 10 AM Thursday morning. Most actors who are cast will not be called back Thursday night; it is only to test selected actors against each other before final casting is complete.

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Performances are June 1-30, Fridays through Sundays. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 pm, call time of 7 pm, and Sundays are 3 pm with a call time of 2 pm. Our closing performance on Saturday June 30th is a 3 pm matinee with a call time of 2 pm.

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a Jewish immigrant father and his motherless daughter, and an African American ragtime musician intertwine. Together, they discover the surprising interconnections of the human heart, the limitations of justice and the unsettling consequences when dreams are permanently deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical sweeps across the diversity of the American experience to create a stirring epic that captures the beats of the American experience: the marches, the cakewalks and – of course, the ragtime.

For for information, including preparations and roles to be cast see: http://www.2ndstarproductions.com/2ndStarAudition.html, or e-mail 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

Seussical at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 2-18

Seussical at the Greenbelt Arts Center, Dec 2-18

Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
December 2-18, 2016
Directed by Jon Gardner
Music Directed by Mac Fancher
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Circus coached by Laura Adams

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

A fantastical, magical, musical circus! All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life and transport you from the jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos, while the Circus McGurkus fills the stage with unicycles, juggling, acrobatics and more!, Join The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, The Grinch and others in a heart-warming musical circus adventure suitable for all ages. Will Horton Hatch the Egg and save the Whos from the Sour Kangaroo? Will Jojo get home safely from the butter battle? There’s no guarantee, so come and see! This holiday season, use the “brains in your head and feet in your shoes” to steer yourself and your family in the direction of Greenbelt Arts Center for songs such as “How Lucky You Are”, “It’s Possible”, “Amazing Mayzie”, and “Alone in the Universe”. “Oh the thinks you can think, when you think about Seuss!”

Fridays and Saturdays, December 2, 3, 9, 16, 17 at 8PM
Sunday matinees, December 4, 11, 18 at 2PM
Special Saturday matinee, December 10 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult). Buy Tickets here.