Register for Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016 with the Greenbelt Recreation Department by Dec 13

Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016 with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 13 – Mar 12

Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical 2016
Open Enrollment program for ages 12 – 17
First casting rehearsal: Sun, Dec. 13, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road
Click here for details.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

THE SCHOOL FOR SUPER-HEROES PRESENTS ORLANDO FURIOSO THE MUSICAL
Written and Directed by Chris Cherry

PROGRAM: The annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its sixteenth year, is an open-enrollment musical theater program for teen actors in grades seven through twelve. The program gives teen actors the opportunity to work with professional theater artists and experience the fun of bringing original musical works to life, while building confidence and community. The environment is affirming, the process is fun, and the productions are excellent.

The School For Super-Heroes Presents Orlando Furioso, The Musical is about a group of students with offbeat, not-so-superpowers who don’t feel they fit in at a high school for super-powered teenagers. Drawing on their combined abilities, they produce the most ambitious high school musical ever, based on a 16th-century fantasy epic that puts the King Arthur legends to shame. The result surprises them all and just maybe saves the world! Who could resist a musical that combines super-powers with knights, wizards, and warrior damsels?

CASTING: The Greenbelt Youth Musical is open to all interested performers in grades seven through twelve. Everyone who enrolls is cast in the show. Unlike many audition situations, our casting rehearsals are low-stress and fun!

Attendance is required for all participants at our casting rehearsal on Sunday, December 13, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This rehearsal is devoted to learning and singing songs from the score and reading scenes from the script, so that we can assess our actors in a low-stress, supportive way for role assignment purposes. Participants also must be available for a follow-up casting rehearsal on Wednesday, December 16, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, when we will invite specific participants to act and sing with potential scene partners so that we can optimize the casting. After the casting rehearsals, we will take a break until Friday, January 8, when regular rehearsals will begin. In the interim, author-director Chris Cherry will be fine-tuning the script and score to make the best use of the talents of our cast. The casting will be announced in January, before regular rehearsals begin.

Performances will be March 5, 6 & 12.

The activity number for the Greenbelt Youth Musical is 144230-1. Tuition remains at $154 for residents and $177 for non-residents, and the performance ticket price remains $5. Generous scholarship assistance is available for Greenbelt residents from the Mary Purcell Geiger Scholarship Fund. (Applications are available from the Community Center business office; please contact Ruth Campbell at 240-542-2059.)

To register online click here. A registration form is available here.

Sign up for Bedknobs and Broomsticks at College Park Arts Exchange through June 28

Sign up for Bedknobs and Broomsticks at College Park Arts Exchange through June 28

Children’s Summer Musical

Join directors Laura Lising and Allison Hughes for a fun community youth production of Bedknobs and Broomsticks. No auditions, no experience required. There is a part for everyone – from chorus members to solo singers. Everyone will get to be part of something very special!

Ages 4 to 14

Location: College Park Arts Exchange

Deadline for registration – Sunday June 28th. Register here.

**Rehearsals –All rehearsals will be held at St. Andrew’s Church in the Parish Hall, 4512 College Avenue, College Park, MD.
Sunday afternoons from 3 to 5pm (July 12, 19 and 26)
Tuesday afternoons from 4 to 6pm (July 14, 21 and 28)
Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8pm (July 15, 22 and 29)
You won’t have to come to every rehearsal – we will make a schedule for when each scene meets.

**Performances
Friday, July 31st at 7:00pm and Saturday, August 1st at 4:00pm at the St Andrew’s Parish Hall.
Call time for performers will be 5:00 on Friday and 3:00pm on Saturday.
Cast party following the show on Saturday.

**Cost: $45 per performer. Checks payable to CPAE due at the first rehearsal. Sliding scale available, please email Allison or Laura for more info.

**Contact: Please let us know if you have any questions. We are looking forward to working on this show with you all!
Allison Hughes: allisonih@gmail.com, Laura Lising: laural88@yahoo.com

Summer Shakespeare Camp at Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 7-18

Summer Shakespeare Camp at Laurel Mill Playhouse, July 7-18

Summer is for Shakespeare!
Program for 6th-12th graders

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Come along and join us we explore the world of Shakespeare. Activities will include vocal exercises for projection/vowel pronunciation, working on the language and poetry, understanding the text and scenes, working on acting/characterization and bringing the scenes from Shakespeare to life.

Participants will present a series of scenes wearing Shakespearean costuming, as an end of session show.

This camp will be for students entering 6th-12th grades.

Dates July 7th- 18th, 9:15am-1:00pm, M-F

Performance Friday July 18th at 7pm

COST: $200

LOCATION: Laurel Mill Playhouse
ADDRESS: 508 Main St, Laurel, MD 20707

Register online at http://www.wacarts.com or call Maureen Rogers at 301-452-2557.

Sign up for Alice in Wonderland Youth Musical at CPAE

Sign up by June 20 for Alice in Wonderland Youth Musical at College Park Arts Exchange

Alice In Wonderland Youth Musical

Location: College Park Arts Exchange

Join CPAE for a fun community youth production of Alice in Wonderland, directed by Allison Hughes and Laura Lising. No auditions, no experience required. There is a part for everyone from chorus members to soloist. Everyone will get to be part of something very special!

Ages 4 to 14

Deadline for registration – June 20th

First rehearsal /read through – June 29th
Rehearsals will be:
– Sundays from 3 – 5pm
– Tuesdays from 6 – 8pm
– Thursdays from 4 – 6pm
They will be held at the Old Parrish House (4711 Knox Rd, College Park), and St. Andrew’s Church (4512 College Ave, College Park).

Performance on July 19 at 4:30pm at the Old Parish House.

Cost: $30 per performer; Checks payable to CPAE due at the first rehearsal.

Registration and more information: http://goo.gl/XK3OI7;

Please contact info@cpae.org if you need more information.

Register for Summer Camps at the Charis Center

Register for Summer Camps at the Charis Center

The Charis Center for the Arts is excited about its summer offerings! Families can register for single class or full day programming throughout the summer months. The Charis Center for the Arts is open from 8am-6:30pm Monday through Friday, with classes offered in various forms of Art, Dance, Drama, and Music throughout the day. The summer schedule is designed as three 3-week sessions (June 9-June 27,July 7-July 25, and July 28-August 15), but also includes a special series of classes for 4th of July week (June 30-July 3). Affordably priced, the Charis Center for the Arts Summer Arts F.I.T program includes performance opportunities and art gallery showings for all participants.

Camps are for ages 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 and 11-14.

Tuition:
$750 each 3 week session
$600 1/2 day 3 week session
$260 single week ($200 for special session June 30-July 3)
$195 single class
There is a one time $25 family registration fee.

Hours of Operation: 8:00AM – 6:00PM, Monday – Friday
*Session dates subject to change based on altered school calendars due to snow days and a new academic calendar for school year 2014-15.

For more information see: http://www.chariscenterarts.com/programs-classes/summer-camp