Auditions for Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 8-10

Auditions for Chess by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Oct 8-10

2nd Star Productions announce auditions for
Chess
Directed by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy

Monday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Location: 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Auditions/Callbacks Detail:
​Dates: Monday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: January 25 – February 16, Fridays through Sundays

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion, and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score. Several numbers, including “One Night in Bangkok” and “I Know Him So Well”, are international hits.

We welcome non-traditional casting – all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities!

Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning October 23, with the exception of January 7 – 25 for which all will be called nearly every night of the week. No rehearsals will be held the week of Thanksgiving or from December 22-January 6 for the Holidays. If you have any questions, please e-mail us at 2ndStarBowie@gmail.com.

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Singin’ in the Rain by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sep 21-Oct 20

Singin’ in the Rain by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Sep 21-Oct 20

Singin’ in the Rain
September 21 – October 20, 2018
Directed by Allison Erskine
Music Direction by Sandy Melson Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage. Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin’ in the Rain is a guaranteed hit!

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.

Auditions for Singing in the Rain by 2nd Star Productions, Jun 18-19

Auditions for Singing in the Rain by 2nd Star Productions, Jun 18-19

Auditions for 2nd Star’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Singin’ in the Rain
Directed by Allison Erskine
Music Direction by Sandy Melson Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Audition Dates: Monday, June 18th, 2018 at 7pm and Tuesday, June 19th, 2018 at 7pm. Callbacks will be Wednesday, June 20th.

Performance Dates – September 21 – October 20, 2018.

Come out and audition for 2nd Star’s upcoming production of SINGIN’ IN THE RAIN!

The “Greatest Movie Musical of All Time” is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage. Singin’ in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren’t always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina’s squeaky voice might be the end of her career in “talking pictures” without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin’ in the Rain is a guaranteed hit!

AUDITION/CALLBACK INFO:
Auditions are Monday, June 18th, and Tuesday, June 19th at 7 PM at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD). Callbacks will be Wednesday, June 20th at 7 PM (by invitation only.)

Those who wish to audition may attend either the Monday or Tuesday dates. Please keep Wednesday night clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email.

For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/2ndStarBowie

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Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jun 1-30

Ragtime by 2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse, Jun 1-30

Ragtime
June 1-30, 2018
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

2nd Star Productions at the Bowie Playhouse

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American tales are woven together – that of an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a young Harlem musician. Together, they confront history’s timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair… and what it means to live in America. Called by TIME Magazine “A triumph for the stage,” and by the International Herald Tribune “the best musical in twenty years,” Ragtime is filled with pageantry, emotion, and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.

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.

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.