MAD Theater

NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center’s Music and Drama Club

MAD’s season consists of a large-cast musical each Fall, a drama or comedy in the Winter and a variety show in the Spring.


Location: NASA – Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt MD, 20771.

Contact email:

Phone: (240) 475-8800.

MAD is a closed club and auditions are open to members only. The shows take place at the Goddard Recreation Center, 9998 Good Luck Road, Greenbelt MD 20771.

Upcoming shows:

Sherlock Holmes by MAD, Mar 27, Online

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club presents:
An online public reading of:
Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts
By William Gillette and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Directed by Jon Gardner

Location: Goddard Space Flight Center’s MAD Theater, online.

MAD is forming a play-reading group, which will rehearse several times and then perform public readings of scripts. The goal of the group is to have fun participating.

“Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts,” was written by William Gillette with help from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. It is an original story, not an adaptation. It was first produced in 1899 with Gillette playing Holmes; a role that he repeated many times over the next 35 years. Gillette’s use of a deerstalker cap and curved pipe in his depiction of Holmes have become enduring symbols of the character. In another important element of theatrical history, an early production featured a teen-aged Charlie Chaplin playing the pageboy Billy.

Notice: This play depicts cocaine use.

Performance will be live online. Click here.

Tags: MAD, Music and Drama, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, GSFC, Greenbelt Maryland, MAD Play-Reading Group, Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes – A Drama in Four Acts, William Gillette, Arthur Conan Doyle, Jon Gardner

Pretenders by MAD, online Summer 2020

Goddard’s Music and Drama Club (MAD Productions) presents:
MAD Summer 2019 Dance Workshop Video

Online video, click here.

In the summer of 2019, MAD hosted a weekend dance and choreography workshop, culminating in filming this music video to the song “Pretender” by Steve Aoki, AJR, and Lil Yachty.

View Part II, a discussion about imposter syndrome, here:

The Goddard Music and Drama Club is a special interest club and nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for members to grow skills in the theatrical arts, and in non-pandemic times mounts major theatrical productions. You can make a tax-deductible donation to MAD through Venmo – @GSFCMAD – the Arts-People website –… – or PayPal –

Director, Editor: Katrina Jackson
Videographers: Dan Pattison, Carmel Pattison, Katrina Jackson
Lighting: Jodi Vezzetti, Sean Morton
Technical support: Eliot Malumuth
Makeup: Suzanne Smith
Dancers and Choreographers: Abby Crowley, Victoria Gorska-Rabuck, Ashley Greeley, Katrina Jackson, Penny Martin, Sean Morton, Julie Peck, Trisha Randazzo, Emily Riviello, Suzanne Smith, Jodi Vezzetti

Tags: MAD, Music and Drama, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, GSFC, Greenbelt Maryland, Pretenders, Imposter Syndrome, Katrina Jackson, Steve Aoki, AJR, Lil Yachty

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

Tickets, click here.

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