Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Apr 17 at 10am

Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Apr 17 at 10am

Watkins Nature Center at Watkins Park presents a nature-themed puppet show and a chance to meet an animal.

Watkins Nature Center, Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774, Phone: 301-218-6702

Tickets: $3 for residents of Prince George’s County; $4 for non-residents.

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Children’s Theater, Apr 8 & 10

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Children’s Theater, Apr 8 & 10

Auditions for:
Teen Performance Ensemble & Children’s Theater

Are you a teen, age 16 or older who loves to act, sing, and dance and wants hands-on experience performing in front of live audiences? Our Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater were designed just for you.

Since 1996, the Teen Performance Ensemble has provided on-the-job training in musical theater skills to aspiring actors of high school age. In 2000, Prince George’s Children’s Theatre was established to give more teen performers the opportunity to earn money during the summer, while enhancing their abilities in acting, singing, and dance.

These two theater companies present original, one-act musical plays, written by local playwrights and directed by theatrical professionals, to children enrolled in M-NCPPC’s Summer Playgrounds and Camps. Over 100 performances are scheduled through the summer months. Graduates of these two troupes have gone on to study at some of the premier drama departments in the nation. From there, they have become professional actors, radio personalities, playwrights and theatrical directors. Auditions are open in the Spring to any student 16 years of age or older. If selected, actors will earn an hourly wage while providing live entertainment for their younger peers and gaining valuable experience.

Teens, ages 16-19, who love acting, singing, and dancing, are invited to FREE auditions for summer jobs in the performing arts. Those selected will perform in a one-act, live musical production at M-NCPPC Summer Playgrounds and camps during June and July 2019. Attend the audition nearest your home. Prepare a one-minute monologue and an up-tempo song or dance. No appointment is necessary. For more information contact Performing Arts Specialist Christel Stevens at 301-446-3238.

Monday, April 8, 2019, 6:30-9 PM: Auditions for Prince George’s Children’s Theater; North Brentwood Community Center, 4012 Webster Road, North Brentwood, MD 20722

Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6:30-9 PM: Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble; Harmony Hall Arts Center; 10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Sign up now for Spring Break Theatre Camps, Apr 15-19

2019 Spring Break Theatre Camp at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Apr 15-Apr 19

Location: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

An acting camp for young performers who want to sharpen their theater skills and increase their confidence while having fun. Activities will include theatre games, comedy, improv, pantomime, scene study, characterization and musical theater techniques. A field trip to a local theatre performance is included.

Dates: April 15 – April 19, 2019. Time: 9:00am to 4:30pm.
Fees: Residents $170, Non-Residents $221.

To sign up click here and search for keyword “Theatre”.

2019 Spring Camp with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Apr 15-Apr 19

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Warmer days are on their way, and Spring Break is right around the
corner! We’ll keep your kid’s break action packed with a combination of
events both at the Youth Center and off premises. All campers must be in
kindergarten through sixth grade and are responsible for providing their
own non-perishable lunch and drink.

Dates: April 15 – April 19, 2019. Time: 8:45am to 3:30pm.
Fees: Residents $204, Non-Residents $235.

Before and after care available.

To register click here.

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences at M-NCPPC, due Jan 18

Call for Scripts: 2019 Musical/Playwriting Competition for Young Audiences

Playwrights, lyricists and composers: Do you have a short musical or a play that can be adapted into a musical appropriate for children 6-12 years old? For over 20 years, the Arts & Cultural Heritage Division of Prince George’s County’s Department of Parks and Recreation has been producing and touring children’s theatre productions to the hundreds of students enrolled in our summer camp programs. Awards of up to $1,500 will be presented to finalists whose plays will be developed during the Spring of 2019 for production and touring in Summer 2019. Follow the link for full competition details.

The Maryland-National Capital Park & Planning Commission is seeking original scripts, in English, either musicals or non-musicals that can be developed with M-NCPCC into musicals. Playwrights submitting nonmusical plays should, if at all possible, incorporate lyrics to make this development process easier. The script will be used for an annual children’s theatre production that tours Prince George’s County as part of M-NCPPC programs. The play will be performed by actors from 16 to 20 years old, and the intended audience is children 6 to 12 years old. Submitted plays should have a run time of 45 minutes to 1 hr. Deadline for submissions is January 18, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Awards of $1,500.00 will be presented to finalists, whose plays shall be developed during the Spring of 2019 and produced by M-NCPPC during the Summer of 2019. Up to two First Prize Awardees may be chosen, though M-NCPPC reserves the right to not choose a winner, or to award the monetary prize but not produce the play. A play submitted with full musical score including recorded soundtrack suitable for performance use shall be eligible for an additional award of $1,500 for Musical Composition. Please email Christel Stevens, Performing Arts Specialist, at christel.stevens@pgparks.com for complete guidelines of the competition.

Click here for guidelines and more information.

Register for the Junior Academy of the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith

2019 Winter/Spring Junior Academy for the Performing Arts at Clarice Smith, Feb 2-May 19

M-NCPPC presents:
The Junior Academy for the Performing Arts
Winter/Spring 2019 Session
Saturdays 9am-1pm, February 2, 2019 to May 19, 2019

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!

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”.

The program starts on Saturday, February 2, 2019. 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 19, 2019, 3pm, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

For more information click here.: .