Homeward Bound at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 2-9

Homeward Bound at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 2-9

The 2019 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Homeward Bound
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Homeward Bound is a rollicking musical based on The Odyssey by Homer. It tells the parallel stories of history’s most resourceful couple, Odysseus and Penelope. In his quest to return home after the Trojan War, the wily Odysseus surmounts challenges on land, at sea, and in the underworld. Meanwhile, shrewd Penelope must outmaneuver the Ithacan patriarchy to preserve her position, her independence, and her home. In addition to the questing hero and the besieged heroine, this fast-moving story features a runaway prince, scheming suitors, enchantresses, monsters, cannibals, giants, ghosts, a magic veil, a deadly whirlpool, and a shipwreck. Join us and help tell the tale that has enthralled human beings for 2800 years: An epic adventure, a domestic comedy, and an enduring love story.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at 301-397-2208

Register for the Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical

2019 Winter Youth Musical with the Greenbelt Recreation Department, Dec 15-Mar 9

Greenbelt Youth Musical Grades 7-12

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium

Homeward Bound
By Chris Cherry
Based on The Odyssey by Homer

December 15, 2018 to March 9, 2019

he annual Greenbelt Youth Musical, now in its nineteenth 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!

This is an open-enrollment program, so everyone who signs up is cast in the show. Attendance is required at casting rehearsals, dress rehearsals and all performances. Participants also must generally be available for weekend rehearsals starting January 4. Visit here to view the full schedule, read a description of the show, and learn about the casting and rehearsal process.

CASTING REHEARSALS:
December 15 and 16, 2018, 6:30pm-8:30pm

REGULAR REHEARSALS:
Fridays: 5:30-8:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm-6:00pm
Sundays: 4:00pm-7:00pm
Monday holidays (Jan. 21 and Feb. 18): 2:00pm – 8:00pm
Noon start time on Feb. 8 (P.G. Schools closed) for available actors.

SHOW DATES:
Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Costs: R: $173, NR: $196. Scholarship assistance is available for Greenbelt residents.

Homeward Bound is a rollicking musical based on The Odyssey by Homer. It tells the parallel stories of history’s most resourceful couple, Odysseus and Penelope. In his quest to return home after the Trojan War, the wily Odysseus surmounts challenges on land, at sea, and in the underworld. Meanwhile, shrewd Penelope must outmaneuver the Ithacan patriarchy to preserve her position, her independence, and her home. In addition to the questing hero and the besieged heroine, this fast-moving story features a runaway prince, scheming suitors, enchantresses, monsters, cannibals, giants, ghosts, a magic veil, a deadly whirlpool, and a shipwreck. Join us and help tell the tale that has enthralled human beings for 2800 years: An epic adventure, a domestic comedy, and an enduring love story.

To register click here.

Registration opens November 26, 2018 for Greenbelt residents and December 3, 2018 for others. The GWYM usually fills up on the first day of registration.

Register for Theater Skills or Home-School Classes at Huntington Community Center

2019 Winter Teen Theater Skills Workshop at the Huntington Community Center, Dec 3, 2018 – Feb 22, 2019

M-NCPPC Theater Skills Workshop for ages 10-15

Mondays, 6pm to 8pm and Fridays, 7pm to 9pm; December 3, 2018 – February 22, 2019

Location: Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie MD.

Learn how to stage a play, including acting, stage design, stage presence, and costume design. Present it to family and friends at the end of the camp session.

Ages 10 yrs. – 15 yrs.

No fee: free course.

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


2019 Winter Home-School Theater Class at the Huntington Community Center, Tue, Jan 8-Feb 26, 2019

M-NCPPC Home-School Theater Class for ages 8-14

Tuesdays, 11:30pm to 1:00pm, January 8 – February 26, 2019

Location: Huntington Community Center, 13022 8th Street, Bowie MD.

Learn the basics of putting together a play.

Ages 8 yrs. – 14 yrs.

Fee: $50 residents; $65 non-residents

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

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater, Apr 9 & 10

Auditions for Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater, Apr 9 & 10

M-NCPPC announces auditions for: Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater

Monday, April 9, 2018 & Tuesday, April 10, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm

Teen Performance Ensemble: Mon, April 9 at North Brentwood Community Center
Prince George’s Children’s Theater: Tues, April 10 at Harmony Hall Regional Center

Are you an aspiring performer? Do you love to act, sing, and dance? Are you ready for an exciting and challenging summer job experience in the arts? Audition for Prince George’s Children’s Theater or Teen Performance Ensemble. Study theater, dance, and vocal music with expert directors, then earn money while performing in an original musical play for participants in M-NCPPC Summer Playgrounds and Summer Camps. Attend the location nearest your home. Memorize a one-minute monologue. For more information call 301-446-3232, or visit
arts.pgparks.com > Community_Arts_Services > About_Us> Teen Performance Ensemble and Prince George’s Children’s Theater.

Open to ages 16 through 19. No registration necessary and no fee to audition.
Arts/Harmony Hall Regional Center,301-203-6070
North Brentwood Community Center, 301-864-0756

Time Will Tell at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

Time Will Tell at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

The 2018 Greenbelt Winter Youth Musical:
Time Will Tell: Teens and Tunes in Tugwell Town
Written and directed by Chris Cherry
Music Director: Stephan Brodd
Production Designer: Nicole DeWald

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:00pm
Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Time Will Tell is a time-traveling story about Sally Jones, a present-day Greenbelt teenager who finds herself transported to 1937 Greenbelt, with all her modern ideas about gender equality intact. As she makes new friends and joins the cast of Greenbelt’s first high school musical, the sparks fly — especially between her and Tommy Martin, the handsome and earnest president of the Drama Club. Together, they learn that progress is an idea that advances with the times, but that love is never out of date. This funny, heart-warming show serves up a delectable slice of Greenbelt history, accompanied by the hit songs of the day. Greenbelters and their friends will love this crowd-pleasing musical, presented as a Greenbelt Legacy 80th Anniversary event.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at 301-397-2208