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.

Annie Get Your Gun by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sep 22-Oct 21

Annie Get Your Gun by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sep 22-Oct 21

Annie Get Your Gun
Sept 22 – Oct 21, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields
Directed by Atticus Boidy
Produced by Nathan Bowen and Michael Mathes
Music Direction by Sandy Griese
Choreography by Morgan Gingerich

Performances will be as follows: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, with the closing performance Saturday October 21st at 3 pm.

Fri, Sep 22nd, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Sep 23rd, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Sep 24th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Sep 29th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Sep 30th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Oct 1st, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 6th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 7th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Oct 8th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 13th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 14th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sun, Oct 15th, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Fri, Oct 20th, 2017 at 8:00 pm
Sat, Oct 21st, 2017 at 3:00 pm

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and when she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who headlines the show. The stage is set for this classic musical comedy featuring famous Irving Berlin tunes including “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” “I Got the Sun in the Morning,” “Anything You Can Do,” and many more!

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.

Peter and the Starcatcher by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 10-25

Peter and the Starcatcher by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Feb 10-25

Peter and the Starcatcher
February 10 – 25, 2017
Book by Rick Elice
Music by Wayne Barker
Directed by Mary Wakefield
Produced by Nathan Bowen
Assistant Directed by John Dickson Wakefield

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

​2nd Star is excited to present the area premiere of this 2012 Tony-winning play. This 2012 Tony-winning play is a wildly imaginative adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, telling how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Children of Eden by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sept 26 – Oct 25

Children of Eden by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sept 26 – Oct 25

“Children of Eden”
Music & Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
Book by John Caird
Directed and Choreographed by Vince Musgrave
Music Direction by Joe Biddle
Assistant Direction by Nathan Bowen

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

September 26 to October 25, 2014
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 3 PM

Based on the story of Genesis, Children of Eden is a frank, heartfelt and often humorous examination of the age-old conflict between parents and children. Adam, Eve, Noah and the “Father” who created them deal with the headstrong, cataclysmic actions of their respective children. The show ultimately delivers a bittersweet but inspiring message: that “the hardest part of love… is letting go.”

For tickets, go online to http://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=stars
or call (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.

General Admission – $22
Seniors (60+) and Full Time Students – $19
Discount for prepaid groups of 10 to 19 – $2 off per ticket, 20 or more – $4 off per ticket.

Up to date sell outs and weather related cancellation announcements can be obtained by calling the reservation lines and pressing 1. If the message does not announce a cancellation or sell out, the show will go on as scheduled with tickets available at the door.