Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24-26

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24-26

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
Musical Director: Mimi McGinniss
Choreographer: Kristin Rigsby

Auditions: February 24 – 26, 2018.

Auditions for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat will be held on:

February 24, 2018 at 10:30 AM
February 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM
February 26, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Director Michael Hartsfield will be casting: 19 roles (men and women) plus ensemble. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a Broadway show tune. Bring music for pianist, CD to play or sing without music. Dress comfortably for dance movement.

Performances are scheduled to run from April 27, 2018 to May 20, 2018.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018, sha la la Joseph you’re doing fine! You and your dreamcoat ahead of your time! One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven brothers and the coat of many colors.

Told entirely through song with the help of a main character Narrator, the musical follows preferred son Joseph. After being sold into slavery by his brothers, he ingratiates himself with Egyptian noble Potiphar, but ends up in jail after refusing the amorous advances of Potiphar’s wife. While imprisoned, Joseph discovers his ability to interpret dreams, and he soon finds himself in front of the mighty but troubled, Elvis-inspired, Pharaoh. Joseph’s solution to Egypt’s famine elevates him to Pharaoh’s right-hand man and reunites him with his family.

The magical musical is full of catchy songs in a variety of styles, from a parody of French ballads (“Those Canaan Days”), to country-western (“One More Angel in Heaven”) and calypso (“Benjamin Calypso”), along with the unforgettable classics “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

For more information see https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php, contact producer Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557 or e-mail maureencrogers@gmail.com, or e-mail the theatre at LMP@laurelmillplayhouse.org.

Mortal of Grace at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24

Mortal of Grace at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 24

Mortal of Grace
A dramatic reading
by Jeff Dunne
Directed by Jeff Dunne
Produced by Maureen C. Rogers

Saturday February 24, 2018 for one performance only!

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

This performance is a Saturday Matinee at 2:00 P.M. The $10 donation includes admission, one beverage, cheese and crackers. Any seat is $10

Mortal of Grace is a drama, written in the style of Celtic myth, about a faerie princess who falls in love with a mortal. It tells of the reverberating impacts of their cursed love on the lives of the man’s sister and her descendants under the tyranny of a lord who has stolen the princess’ Grace to achieve immortality.

The performance will be given by the following cast of veteran actors: Chris Carothers, Sam David, Gary Eurice, Barb Gasper, Kyle Kelley, Matt Leyendecker, and Sharon Praetor.

About the Playwright –
Jeff Dunne is a playwright in the greater Baltimore area. A writer of music and fiction for over three decades, he turned to his attention to the stage in 2011 to align his passion for writing with that of acting. Over the next five years he produced several one-act plays for youth that were performed at libraries and children’s hospitals. In 2015 he completed his first full-length play, which received such positive feedback and recognition in festivals in 2016 that he began writing much more actively. In 2017, Jeff produced three more full-length plays, two one-acts (one for stage, one for radio), and eighteen shorter pieces. In the same year, his works won six awards from both community and professional theaters, and two of his full-length plays were selected by a Washington DC-based production company for adaptation to film. By the end of 2018, Jeff’s works will have had over fifty performances through twelve distinct productions.

Tickets are $10 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $10. 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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You Can’t Take it With You at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 9-Mar 4

You Can’t Take it With You at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Feb 9-Mar 4

You Can’t Take it With You
by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman
Directed by John Cusumano
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday February 9, 2018 through Sunday March 4, 2018

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

The Sycamores may seem mad, but if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. See the hilarious mayhem when Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening, the shock sustained by the Kirbys shows Alice that marriage with Tony is out of the question. Will love win out in the end? Find out in this delightful comedy.

Performances run weekends from Friday February 9, 2018 through Sunday March 4, 2018 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 Moon Over Buffalo at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 23-28

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 23-28

Laurel Mill Playhouse announces auditions for:
Moon Over Buffalo
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Larry Simmons
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Auditions for Moon Over Buffalo will be held on:
January 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM
January 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM
January 28, 2018 at 7:00 PM

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Auditions will be cold readings from the script. LMP is all volunteer community theater. No appointment necessary. Bring a head shot or photo and conflicts.

Performances are scheduled to run from March 23, 2018 to April 15, 2018.

For more information, see: https://laurelmillplayhouse.org/auditions.php

It is the summer of 1953, and George and Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, have taken their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. But on-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling Scarlet Pimpernel epic. As a result, the Hay family — including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend — must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard — one man with two mistaken identities — and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion — the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans, Ken Ludwig’s Moon Over Buffalo is a fast-paced, hilarious screwball comedy in the old tradition, a throwback farce, a valentine to the stage, and the larger-than-life personalities that inhabit the world of the theatre.

House at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 5-21

House at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jan 5-21

House
An original play by Daniel Johnston
Directed by Susan Brall
Assistant Director: Lori Bruun
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Friday January 5, 2018 through Sunday January 21, 2018
Matinee performances on January 7, January 14 and January 21 at 2:00 P.M.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

House. debuted in 2016 at Howard Community College. It is written by Daniel Johnston, a member of the Howard County Arts Collective and was performed by that group.House. is based on the reality shows that appear all over television today. House. is a very funny satire with sharp and witty dialogue, clear and recognizable characters and enough mystery to keep the audience on edge. The plot is an imaginary reality show., most like Survivor or Big Brother.

Here is what the critics said: “Penned and directed by Daniel Johnston, House. tells the story of ten very different contestants participating in a “Big Brother”-style reality show for a one million dollar prize. House. is skillfully scripted and helmed, successfully breathing life into what could have been stock reality show archetypes.” -Kay-Megan Washington, March 12, 2016-DC Metro Theater Arts

Performances run weekends from Friday January 5, 2018 through Sunday January 21, 2018 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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