Other Venues

Beltsville Public Library (Beltsville MD)
Charis Center for the Arts (Lanham MD)
Christian Community Presbyterian Church (Bowie MD)
The Christian Life Center (Riverdale Park MD)
College Park Arts Exchange (College Park MD)
First Baptist Church of Glenarden (Upper Marlboro MD)
Greenbelt Recreation Department Programs (Greenbelt MD)
Harmony Hall Regional Center (Fort Washington MD)
New Deal Cafe (Greenbelt MD)
Parlor Room Theater (Forestville MD)
Prince George’s Summer Teen Theater (Beltsville & Bowie MD)
Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival (various parks)
St. George’s Players at St. George’s Episcopal Church (Glenn Dale MD)
Theater Project Beltsville at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (Beltsville MD)
Watkins Park Nature Center (Upper Marlboro MD)
Wolf Pack Theatre Company (Riverdale MD)

Beltsville Public Library

Location: 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville MD 20705.

Phone: 301.937.0294

Website: https://pgcmls.info/

The Beltsville Public Library is part of the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System.

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Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One at the Beltsville Public Library, Mar 25

Harriet Tubman: The Chosen One

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 7:00pm

Location: Beltsville Public Library 4319 Sellman Road, Beltsville MD 20705.

“Harriet Tubman – The Chosen One” is a dynamic one-woman show that takes its audience on one of the many journeys Ms. Tubman took on the Underground Railroad.

Free Performance.

Tags: Beltsville Public Library, Beltsville Maryland, Harriet Tubman The Chosen One, Harriet Tubman, Free Performance

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Charis Center for the Arts

Location: 9609 Wellington Street Lanham, MD 20706

Phone: 301.789.1027

Website: https://www.charis.center/

Email: admin@charis.center

The Charis Center is a Montessori educational institution and home-school umbrella organization which offers on-going theater classes and occasional productions.

Christian Community Presbyterian Church of Bowie

3120 Belair Drive, Bowie MD

Website: http://ccpc.bowiemd.org/

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Chesapeake Chorale presents Side by Side with Sondheim, Mar 16-17

The Chesapeake Chorale presents “Side by Side with Sondheim”

Saturday, March 16th at 7:30 pm & Sunday, March 17th at 3 pm

Location: Christian Community Presbyterian Church 3120 Belair Drive, Bowie MD 20715.

The Chorale presents an evening of music by one of the masters of American musical theater. Stephen Sondheim began his career as a protégé of Oscar Hammerstein II and as a lyricist for Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story, Candide), but soon struck out on his own with a breathtaking series of Broadway shows: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George. Join us for an enchanting evening of music from this true American genius, with featured selections from his musicals by the Chorale and in solos by members of the Chorale. But you better get your tickets early, because “Another Hundred People Just Got Off of the Train”! And as you head into the performance, keep a look out for beans…“They May Be Magic.”

​Online advance ticket sales will be available for pick up at will call on the selected performance date(s). The purchaser’s photo ID or PayPal receipt will be needed to pick up tickets. (Online sale tickets are not mailed.)

Tickets: Adults $18, Senior/Military $12, Student $5. Get tickets here.

Tags: Chesapeake Chorale, Side by Side with Sondheim, Stephen Sondheim, Bowie Maryland, Christian Community Presbyterian Church

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The Christian Life Center of Riverdale Park

5600 Taylor Rd, Riverdale Park, MD

Website: http://www.clcofriverdalepark.com/

College Park Arts Exchange

Old Parish House, 4711 Knox Road, College Park MD
Click here.

First Baptist Church of Glenarden

Location: 600 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro MD 20774

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First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents The Uncut Coming of Christ, Dec 14-22

The First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents
The Uncut Coming of Christ
A Live Story from the Streets of Bethlehem
Written & Directed by Joshua Jenkins & Co-Directed & Original Music by Anthony Brown
December 14 – 22, 2019

Saturdays, Dec. 14 & 21 at 12pm & 6pm
Sundays, Dec. 14 & 22 at 6:30pm
Doors open one hour early for the fabulous Bethlehem marketplace, with live animals, biblical characters, activities, giveaways and more!

Free admission.

Featuring: Kim Burrell, Le’Andria Johnson and The Shelby Five

This timeless story, set more than 2,000 years ago, captures the birth of Christ and brings the town of Bethlehem to life! This free musical extravaganza displays the story of God’s redeeming love, told through comedy, dance and profound songs. Now in its seventh season, The Uncut Coming of Christ has become a favorite holiday family tradition and continues to add new twists each year. Visitors to the FBCG Worship Center are transported through time upon entering the Great Halls, which have been transformed into the Bethlehem marketplace.

Be sure to arrive one hour before the play to experience all the sights, sounds and smells. Have you ever wondered what life was like back then? Ever been curious about what the people wore or what they ate? You’ll find out during the fabulous pre-show production! Shepherds, Roman soldiers and regular townspeople will serve as your guide through the “city streets,” where you’ll see vendors, wares and much more.

In Galilee, a virgin named Mary was engaged to a carpenter named Joseph. An angel visited Mary one night and said she would be impregnated by the Holy Spirit, give birth to a son and name him Jesus. Mary couldn’t believe it, asking the angel, “How can this be?” The angel told her “Nothing is impossible with God.” The Uncut Coming of Christ puts a modern-day twist on these biblical events, bringing the timeless love story to life with vigor and vitality.

You’ll witness the love and respect between Mary and her fiancé, Joseph, who was less than thrilled at first when he learned his bride-to-be was with child. You’ll also see the Holy Spirit’s power and presence in their lives. With an abundance of original scores, The Uncut Coming of Christ takes the audience on a dramatic, fantastical journey through the streets of Bethlehem!

FBCG will be providing shuttles to The Uncut Coming of Christ performances at the Largo Town Center and New Carrollton Metro stations and the Bowie Seniors Center. See: http://fbcglenarden.org/uncut/ for more details.

Tags: First Baptist Church of Glenarden, Glenarden Maryland, The Uncut Coming of Christ, Joshua Jenkins, Anthony Brown

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Greenbelt Recreation Department

Location: Greenbelt Community Center, 15 Crescent Road, Greenbelt MD 20770
Phone: 301-397-2208

Camps and theater programs by the Greenbelt Recreation Department

See: Camps page.

Artful Afternoon at the Greenbelt Community Center

Artful Afternoon Sunday, first Sunday of every month, 1pm to 4pm.
Craft project from 1pm to 3pm.
Performance, usually at 3pm.
Studio open house and sale, 1-4pm, with the Community Center’s Artists in Residence.

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Performance and craft workshop are free.

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Artful Afternoon, Free

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The New Deal Nut at the Greenbelt Community Center, Dec 14 & 15

The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker

Saturday, December 14, 2019, 3:00pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019, 11:00am and 3:00pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt Dance Studio, a program of Greenbelt Recreation, presents an original production inspired by holiday favorite, The Nutcracker. Set in Greenbelt past and present, The New Deal Nut: A Greenbelt Nutcracker features a range of dance styles including ballet, jazz, tap, and contemporary, performed by a talented cast of dancers from elementary through high school.

Tickets (on sale Tuesday, November 19): $5: To order tickets, call or visit the Community Center business office (301-397-2208) Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4:30pm.

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The New Deal Nut, A Greenbelt Nutcracker, The Nutcracker, Pyotr Illych Tschaikovski, , Ballet, Dance

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The Magic Tree at the Greenbelt Community Center, Apr 7

The Artful Afternoon presents:

The Magic Tree
A shadow puppet performance
By Karagoz Theatre Company
Ayhan Hulagu

Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Artist-in-residence Larry Anderson will lead a free workshop where participants make a simple wooden marionette. Participants may start at 1pm or 2pm and the workshop ends at 3pm.

At 3pm enjoy a free shadow puppet performance of The Magic Tree by Karagoz Theatre Company of Washington DC. The show will be performed by company founder Ayhan Hulagu, who learned the art of puppetry in his native Turkey. This performance tradition, which features colorful puppets made of animal hide, is recognized by the United Nations as a valued form of intangible cultural heritage.

Free workshop and performance

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Magic Tree, puppet, Karagoz Theatre Company, Ayhan Hulagu, Free Performance, Instruction

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Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

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Harmony Hall Regional Center

Location: 10701 Livingston Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744
Telephone: 301-203-6070
Email: harmonyhall@pgparks.com

Website: http://arts.pgparks.com/Our_Facilities/Harmony_Hall_Regional_Center.htm

Harmony Hall Regional Center is operated by the Prince George’s County Department of Parks and Recreation. They have a variety of musical events. Here we list only the theatrical performances.

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Robinson Crusoe at Harmony Hall, Dec 14

The Missoula Children’s Theatre presents
Robinson Crusoe
A musical play

Saturday, December 14, 2019 at 11am and 1pm

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

Purposely varying from the plot of Daniel Defoe’s novel, Missoula Children’s Theatre’s “Robinson Crusoe” teaches the lesson that reading invites more than observation.

We arrive on Robinson’s island years after he and his sole companion, a goat named Wilson, are shipwrecked. We find that the island has turned into a tourist destination centered around a lovable singing leopard, a tribe of natives known for their colorful coifs, Friday’s Seaside Resort and, of course, the legend of Robinson Crusoe. In a flashback, his story comes to life beginning with the shipwreck, which marooned him and Wilson on the island.

The entire population of the island, including a herd of goats, an all-animal band, Friday and his family, and the inevitable hula-dancing chameleons, discover that our differences need not stand in the way of our friendships. All of the characters live happily and harmoniously ever after.

The Missoula Children’s Theatre provides two professional tour actor/directors, who will audition and cast 50 to 60 local elementary school children in this production on Monday, January 7, 2019. To participate, see the audition notice.

Tickets to the performance: $5.

Tags: Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington Maryland, Missoula Children’s Theatre, Robinson Crusoe, Daniel Defoe

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Expressions of a People at Harmony Hall, Feb 10

Expressions of a People

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 1:00 to 6:00pm

Location: Harmony Hall Regional Center in Fort Washington

You’re invited to our FREE Black History celebration featuring musical performances, children’s activities, workshops and entertainment for the entire family. This year we welcome back some of our regular favorites, including warm and engaging greeter and storyteller, Baba-C, and the always-popular Culture Queen, Jessica Smith. Activities will include mask making, face painting, a caricaturist, a make-and-take pottery workshop and a STEAM workshop and just like in years past, our performances on stage are sure to please

Free admittance.

Tags: Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington Maryland, Expressions of a People, Jessica Smith, Baba-C, Free Performance

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The Tantallon Community Players perform at the Harmony Hall Regional Center.

Tantallon Community Players at Harmony Hall
May 10 – 19, 2019

Parlor Room Theater

Parlor Room Theater is a company that produces 2-3 shows per year. Although their origins are in Prince George’s County, they have recently mostly performed in Washington DC; those shows are not listed here.

Parlor Room sometimes performs at:
Location: Bishop McNamara High School Fine Arts Theater
6800 Marlboro Pike,
Forestville, MD 20747

Website: http://parlorroomtheater.com

Phone: 202.340.8623
Email: parlor.room.theater@gmail.com

New Deal Cafe

Location: 113 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
Phone: (301) 474-5642
Website: http://www.newdealcafe.com/default.php

The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt has live music most nights. Very occasionally there is theatre or puppet shows, which will be listed here.

New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

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Beech Tree Puppets present Jack and the Beanstalk at the New Deal Cafe, Jun 1 at 1pm

Beech Tree Puppets presents:
Jack and the Beanstalk
at The New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Saturday June 1, 2019 at 1pm

New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt

Beech Tree Puppets presents the classic tale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, adapted for marionette and rod puppet theater. Handcrafted puppets and set with much singing. For all ages. Show duration 40 minutes.

Suggested donation $5 per person

Tags: Greenbelt Maryland, New Deal Cafe, Beech Tree Puppets, Jack and the Beanstalk, Puppets

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Click here for Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.

Prince George’s Summer Teen Theater

Mailing Address: PGSTT, 10901 Rhode Island Ave #1952 Beltsville, MD 20704

PGSTT does an annual production in the summer. PGSTT appears to be on hold.

Route 1

Route 1 Mask Match seeks costumers to make masks

Email: route1maskmatch@gmail.com

Website: http://www.route1maskmatch.org

Hi, not sure if this is right for you, but I’m figuring some PG Theater folk who make costumes might be willing to pitch in on an effort to make masks for vulnerable people in the community. If you agree, we’d appreciate your sharing the following information:

Subject: Masks Needed for Vulnerable People & Essential Workers in Route 1 Communities

Do you sew? Are you making masks? Route 1 Mask Match is a new effort to get masks into the hands of vulnerable people and those who must interact with large populations in the Route 1 communities, from Mount Rainier to Beltsville.

Already, there are already requests for more than 900 masks from seniors groups, individuals, and others up and down Route 1, and more requests are expected. Route 1 Mask Match is committed to ensuring the mask collection and distribution process is handled in a safe manner consistent with social distancing. Depots to drop off completed masks, as well as fabric and other mask-making materials, are being set up throughout the area.

To find drop-off locations, as well as patterns and other mask-making guidance, visit http://www.Route1MaskMatch.org and follow Route 1 Mask Match on Facebook. The website also includes helpful information about proper use and cleaning of cloth face masks.

The CDC now recommends that people wear cloth face masks while outside of the home together with social distancing techniques to slow the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19, the disease it causes. As of April 14, the Maryland Department of Health reports more than 2,350 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Prince George’s County and 72 deaths. Cloth masks are effective because they reduce the risk of transmitting virus-carrying droplets, which can be spread long before a person realizes they are infected.

Shakespeare in the Parks

M-NCPPC puts on a Shakespeare play at multiple indoor and outdoor venues in July.

2020 Shakespeare in the Parks presents Macbeth: Radio Drama online

The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Shakespeare In the Parks 2020
Macbeth: Radio Drama
by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Parks 2020 is an exciting virtual experience! The Tragedy of Macbeth is presented as an hour-long audio drama set among the gangs of New York of the 1860s, a turbulent time during the American Civil War, with domestic unrest in the streets of the city. The classic story stays the same: the tragic hero Macbeth stumbles upon three witches in the sewers, who fill his head with the prophecy of being the “king hereafter.” Murder, mayhem, and a grab for power consume the Macbeths, as they rise and fall during their short reign.

Appropriate for middle school ages and above.

Click here to listen to “Macbeth: Radio Drama” on Spreaker.

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2020 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 5-20


The Maryland-National Capital Parks and Planning Commission, Arts and Cultural Heritage Division Presents the Prince George’s Summer Shakespeare Festival.

Macbeth – Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks

Description: TBA.

Performances July 5-20, 2020. The detailed 2020 schedule for Macbeth has not been announced yet! Dates below refer to the 2019 schedule.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park!

Tuesday, July 9, 6:30 pm
Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Avenue
Wheaton, MD 20902

Wednesday, July 10, 7:30 PM
Meadowside Nature Center
5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Thursday, July 11, 7:30 pm
Oxon Hill Manor
6901 Oxon Hill road
Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Friday, July 12, 7:30 pm
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
University of Maryland, 8270 Alumni Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Saturday, July 13, 7:30 pm
Cabin John Regional Park Amphitheater
7400 Tuckerman Lane
Bethesda MD 20817

Sunday, July 14, 3 pm
Harmony Hall Regional Center
10701 Livingston Road, Fort Washington, MD 20744

Tuesday, July 16, 7 pm
Riversdale House Museum
4811 Riverdale Rd, Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain location: Riverdale Elementary School Multipurpose Room
5006 Riverdale Road, Riverdale 20737

Wednesday, July 17, 7:30 pm
Magruder Park
40th Avenue and Hamilton Street, Hyattsville 20782
Rain location: City of Hyattsville Multipurpose Room
4310 Gallatin Street, Hyattsville 20781

Thursday, July 18, 7:30 pm
Watkins Regional Park
301 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774
Rain location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center
431 Watkins Park Dr, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 19, 7:30 pm
Montpelier Mansion
9650 Muirkirk Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
Rain location: Deerfield Run Community Center
13000 Laurel Bowie Rd, Laurel, MD 20708
*This performance will be sign-language interpreted

Saturday, July 20, 7:30 pm
Fairwood Community Park
12390 Annapolis Road, Bowie 20720
Rain location: Glenn Dale Community Center
11901 Glenn Dale Blvd, Glenn Dale, MD 20769

Sunday, July 21, 3 pm
The Publick Playhouse
5445 Landover Road
Cheverly MD 20784

Enjoy free, entertaining, and accessible productions of the work of the greatest playwright of the English language at parks and arts centers throughout Prince George’s County! Each summer Shakespeare in the Parks tours a professional, family-friendly production of one of Shakespeare’s plays throughout the County, making great theatre available to everyone. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy a FREE performance in your favorite park! For more information, call 301-446-3232; TTY 301-699-2544.

Tags: Shakespeare in the Parks, William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Christopher Dwyer, Fairwood Community Park, Bowie Maryland, Glenn Dale Community Center, Glenn Dale Maryland, Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington Maryland, Watkins Regional Park, Upper Marlboro Maryland, Riversdale House Museum, Riverdale Maryland, Bowie Center for the Performing Arts, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, Temple Hills Maryland, Montpelier Mansion, Deerfield Run Community Center, Laurel Maryland, Magruder Park, Brookside Garden, Wheaton Maryland, Clarice Smith Performance Arts Center, University of Maryland, College Park Maryland, Free Performance
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St. George’s Players at St. George’s Episcopal Church

Location: 7010 Glenn Dale Road, Glenn Dale, MD 20769
Phone: 301-262-3285

Website: http://www.stgeo.org/SGP.shtml

The St. George’s Players appear to be on hold.

Theater Project Beltsville at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church

Location: 10774 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, MD 20705

Website: http://www.aplchurch.org/Theater.html

Theater Project Beltsville at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (Beltsville MD)
Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, 10774 Rhode Island Avenue, Beltsville, Maryland 20705

Any citizens of Beltsville and neighboring communities are welcome and encouraged to participate. If you are interested, email director Franklin Akers at frank.akers@comcast.net
leave voice mail at 240-391-6416.

The Theater Project Beltsville appears to be on hold.

Click here for Venus Theatre Play Shack.

Watkins Park Nature Center

Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774
Phone: 301-218-6702

Watkins Park has puppet shows on nature themes. Presentation includes the chance to meet an animal.

Watkins Nature Center Puppet Show, Apr 17 at 10am

Watkins Nature Center at Watkins Park presents a nature-themed puppet show and a chance to meet an animal.

Watkins Nature Center, Location: 301 Watkins Park Drive, Upper Marlboro MD 20774, Phone: 301-218-6702

Tickets: $3 for residents of Prince George’s County; $4 for non-residents.

Tags: Watkins Nature Center, Watkins Park, M-NCPPC, Puppets

Wolf Pack Theatre Company

Click here.

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