Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Mar 22-Apr 6

Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Mar 22-Apr 6

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Leave it to Psmith
A comedy of youth, love and misadventure
By Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Alethia Young, Eliot Malumuth and Susan Breon

Performances: March 22 through April 6, 2019
Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm

Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

In Leave it to Psmith, Lady Middlewick returns in triumph, having inherited the Dulworthy diamonds. She organizes a house party featuring poets Ralston McTodd and Aileen Peavey, where she can show off the diamonds. With the help of Psmith, her stepson Freddie hatches an elaborate scheme to gain his own share of the inheritance so that he can marry his beloved Phyllis. As the diamonds attract some unsavory interest, Blandings Castle descends into chaos in this hilarious comedy by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse.

Tickets: $20 on-line or $22 at the door. Opening weekend discount: $18 on-line only.

For tickets click here.

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Jan 14-15

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith at MAD, Jan 14-15

Auditions for Leave it to Psmith

January 14 & 15, 2019 at 7:00pm

Building 3 Auditorium or Greenbelt Community Church

Rehearsals begin February 3 – Performances March 22 to April 6

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
Leave it to Psmith
A comedy of youth, love and misadventure
By Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Alethia Young, Eliot Malumuth and Susan Breon

Performance Location: Barney & Bea (GEWA) Recreation Center, Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater.

In Leave it to Psmith, Lady Middlewick returns in triumph, having inherited the Dulworthy diamonds. She organizes a house party featuring poets Ralston McTodd and Aileen Peavey, where she can show off the diamonds. With the help of Psmith, her stepson Freddie hatches an elaborate scheme to gain his own share of the inheritance so that he can marry his beloved Phyllis. As the diamonds attract some unsavory interest, Blandings Castle descends into chaos in this hilarious comedy by Ian Hay and P. G. Wodehouse.

Shutdown plans – On with the show! Note: If NASA is open on Monday, January 14, then the auditions will be at GSFC in the Building 3 auditorium. If the government shutdown continues past the morning of Monday, January 14, auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Community Church, 1 Hillside Rd. Greenbelt, MD 20770, starting at 7pm. Come around to the back of the church — we’ll be in the Fellowship Center, which is the smaller building behind the Church. The Church is located at the corner of Hillside and Crescent Roads. The address is 1 Hillside Rd., Greenbelt, MD 20770. Some parking is available behind the sanctuary, with additional parking along Hillside (some on Crescent as well, but it is further away.) If we are still shutdown on Tuesday, the auditions will continue Tuesday evening at 7pm at the Church. You only need to come to one of the two nights.

For more information, click here.

Auditions for Winnie-the-Pooh at Greenbelt Arts Center, September 28 & 29

Auditions for Winnie-the-Pooh at Greenbelt Arts Center, September 28 & 29

AUDITIONS: WINNIE-THE-POOH AT THE GREENBELT ARTS CENTER

Auditions for Winnie-the-Pooh will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center Monday and Tuesday, September 28th and 29th at 6:30pm, with callbacks Thursday, October 1st, if necessary.

Dramatized by le Clanche du Rand from the stories of A. A. Milne. Music by Allan J. Friedman, Lyrics by A. A. Milne and Kristin Sergel with additional lyrics by le Clanché du Rand.
Director: Jon Gardner, Producer: Malca Giblin, Music Director: Susan Breon, Choreographer: Samantha Fitschen.

Location: Greenbelt Arts Center

Bring a headshot and theatrical resume if you have one, or be prepared to list previous acting, singing and dancing experience. Bring a complete list of conflicts for October 25 to December 20. We will try to accommodate rehearsal conflicts, but performance conflicts will not be allowed for those with speaking parts.

Rehearsals will begin October 26th and will be 3 times per week until tech week, Monday through Thursday evenings with the final schedule depending on conflicts. There is also the possibility of some Saturday afternoon rehearsals. Performances will be afternoon matinees only on Saturdays and Sundays from December 5 to 20.

Pooh, Piglet, Rabbit, Kanga and Eeyore each have solo songs. Owl, Christopher Robin and Roo sing one solo line each in the finale. Please prepare a short song (up to 32 bars) in the style of musical theater, a folk song or a nursery rhyme. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist or sing a capella; we will not use backing tracks in the auditions. Auditions will include movement or dance, so please dress appropriately; do not wear jeans and bring dance sneakers or jazz shoes if possible. There will be readings from the script. The acting style is that each character will be played authentically without comment or “cuteness.”

All roles are unpaid and non-union. Actors who are offered parts will agree to become a member of the Greenbelt Arts Center for $20 (individual) or $40 (family), which includes one or two free tickets, respectively.

The Story: The beloved characters of the Hundred Acre Woods are brought to life in this small cast musical dramatization of A. A. Milne’s stories. Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet try to trap a Heffalump, search for Eeyore’s tail and scheme with Rabbit to get rid of Kanga, the new animal in the woods.

Cast: We expect to cast a combination of adults, teens and children; all ages are encouraged to audition. We welcome a diverse cast and all roles are open to all ethnicities. Except as noted on the website, most of the roles are open to any age and any gender.

For additional information including roles to be cast, click here or contact Director Jon Gardner at jongreenbelt@yahoo.com.