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)
Off The Quill
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)
St. Matthews’s Theatre Troupe at St. Matthew’s Methodist Church (Bowie MD)
Theater Project Beltsville at Abiding Presence Lutheran Church (Beltsville MD)
Upstage Artists (Beltsville MD)
Venus Theatre (Laurel 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.

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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.

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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 Someway, Somehow

The First Baptist Church of Glenarden presents
Someway, Somehow
Written & Directed by Joshua Jenkins & Co-Directed & Original Music by Anthony Brown
December 17 & 18, 2022

Saturday, December 17 at 12pm & 7pm
Sundays, December 18 at 7pm
Doors open one hour early for the fabulous Bethlehem marketplace, with live animals, biblical characters, activities, giveaways and more!

“Someway, Somehow” is a stage play about the birth of Jesus from a unique and unexpected point of view. Centering the story around the love between the parents of Jesus Christ, Mary and Joseph, “Someway, Somehow” will remind audiences that everyone has a story and plays a role in God’s plan. This dynamic musical will take you on a journey with a cleverly written score and script by Anthony Brown and Joshua Jenkins and some special guest artist who are sure to win your heart. This experience will leave you wanting 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.” “Someway, Somehow” 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. With an abundance of original scores, “Someway, Somehow” takes the audience on a dramatic, fantastical journey through the streets of Bethlehem!

Tickets: $10 – $65, click here.

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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

Puppet Making Workshop at the Greenbelt Community Center, Jan 8

The Artful Afternoon presents:

Puppet-Making Workshop

Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 1pm and 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

Make simple hand puppets from easy to find materials with Black Cherry Puppet Theater. All ages welcome. Materials will be provided. The workshop will take place in the Community Center’s ground floor east space; enter by the flag pole. Please dress in comfortable art-making clothing.

This workshop will occur in two shifts, 1pm – 2:00pm and 2pm – 3:00pm. Sign up below to reserve seats for yourself or for a group; please reserve enough “slots” for everyone in your party. Walk-ins also welcome as space allows.

Mask wearing is strongly recommended, but not required. Participants may be seated with other guests.

Free workshop, registration recommended. Sign up here.

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt Maryland, Puppet, Black Cherry Puppet Theater, Free Performance, Instruction

The Joy Gods Return at the Greenbelt Community Center, Mar 4-11

2023 Greenbelt Youth Musical
The Joy Gods Return
by Chris Cherry

Saturday, March 4, 7 pm
Sunday, March 5, 3 pm
Saturday, March 11, 2 pm and 7 pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd.

A year after 9/11, actress Felicity Knox makes a surprise appearance as Iris, the messenger goddess of joy, on the Channel Four morning news. The stunt is meant to publicize the Broadway premiere of her late husband’s retro-musical, The Joy Gods Return, but it blossoms into a campaign of joy that lifts the spirits of the entire city. New York falls in love with Iris, and so does jaded newscaster Brian Banning, whose quest for an exposé
nearly wrecks everything. The Joy Gods Return celebrates the resurgence of joy after isolation and grief. It’s about the return of laughter, music, color, glamour, life – and love. After the hiatus of the pandemic, it’s exactly the show we need.

Tickets: $5; advance sales at (301) 397-2208, starting February 6

Tags: Greenbelt Recreation Department, Greenbelt Community Center, Greenbelt Maryland, The Joy Gods Return, Chris Cherry, Greenbelt Youth Musical

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Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED) at the Greenbelt Community Center, Feb 21, Online

City of Greenbelt Black History Month presentation:
Female RE-Enactors of Distinction (FREED)

Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm

Location: Greenbelt Community Center Gymnasium 15 Crescent Rd. Online.

Join us for special activities celebrating Black History Month! All ages welcome.

The Female RE-Enactors of Distincton is a group of ladies who desire to teach American history that perhaps has been forgotten or overlooked. Please join us in promoting the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.

Free performance. Register for this event at https://bit.ly/38JRX5a

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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

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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Off the Quill

Location: Performing Online
Email: admin@offthequill.org

Website: http://offthequill.org/

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.

Shakespeare in the Parks

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

2022 Shakespeare in the Parks: Macbeth at various locations, Jul 10-24

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

2022 Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks presents The Tragedy of Macbeth

Description: Join Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks triumphant return, to a park near you, with our actionpacked production of Shakespeare’s classic tragedy Macbeth. Inspired by the novel-turned-movie Gangs of New York, this 1850’s interpretation features some of the region’s best stage combat artists and seasoned actors. Paired with Shakespeare’s iconic language, this fast paced 90-minute adaptation will leave audiences breathless. Bring your lawn chair, a picnic, and enjoy the Bard under the stars with Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks!

Performances July 19-24, 2022.

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

Sunday, July 10th at 3 pm, Fairwood Community Park Amphitheater 12390 Fairwood Parkway, Bowie, MD 20720
Rain Location: Glenn Dale Community Center 11901 Glenn Dale Blvd., Glenn Dale MD 20769

Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 pm, Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallen Ave., Wheaton, MD 20902

Thursday, July 14th at 7:30 pm, Watkins Regional Park, 301 Watkins Park Dr., Kettering, MD 20774
Rain Location: Largo/Kettering/Perrywood Community Center 431 Watkins Park Dr., Upper Marlboro, MD 20774

Friday, July 15th at 7:30 pm, Montpelier Mansion Grounds, 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel, MD 20708
Rain Location: Deerfield Run Community Center 8870 Cherry Lane, Laurel, MD 20708

Saturday, July 16th at 7:30 pm, Hillcrest Heights Community Center, 2300 Oxon Run Dr., Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Sunday, July 17th at 3:00 pm, John Addison Concert Hall Harmony Hall Art Center, 10702 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744

Wednesday, July 20th at 7:00 pm, Riversdale House Museum, 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale, MD 20737
Rain Location: Prince George’s Plaza Community Center 6600 Adelphi Rd., Hyattsville, MD 20782

Thursday, July 21st at 7:30 pm, David C. Driscoll Community Park, 3911 Hamilton St., Hyattsville, MD 20781

Friday, July 22nd at 7:30 pm, Meadowside Nature Center, 5100 Meadowside Lane, Rockville, MD 20855

Sunday, July 24th at 3 pm, Prince George’s Publick Playhouse, 5445 Landover Rd., Hyattsville, 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 Prince George’s 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. 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.

St. Matthew’s Theatre Troupe at St. Matthew’s Methodist Church

Location: St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church, 14900 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20720
Phone: 301-262-1408

Website: https://www.facebook.com/people/St-Matthews-Musical-Theatre-Troupe/100063654516779/

St. Matthew’s Theatre Troupe presents Meet Me in St. Louis, Apr 14-23

St. Matthew’s Theatre Troupe presents Meet Me in St. Louis

April 14 – 23, 2023

St. Matthew’s Theatre Troupe in Bowie

Tags: Bowie Maryland, St. Matthews United Methodist Church, St. Matthew’s Theatre Troupe, Meet Me in St. Louis

Click here for Upstage Artists.

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.

Venus Theatre

Venus Theatre has closed their location in Laurel, but will continue as a production company.

Location: 9148 Canterbury Riding, Laurel MD 20723
Phone: 202-236-4078

Website: http://www.venustheatre.org/

Venus Theatre is committed to setting flight to the voices of women and children with theatre for a lifetime. Ten years of producing in temporary rental spaces in DC, NYC, Baltimore, and Pennsylvania has led to a new vision. In April of 2006 Venus secured a storefront in Laurel, MD. The Venus Theatre is home to the Company today.

Venus Theatre Play Shack runs a summer theatre camp.

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, Feb 3 at 10am

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

Puppet Friends in Storyland – Beverly Beaver & Randy Raccoon

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

Enjoy nature story time, and then join a naturalist as they lead you through a nature-themed craft! You and your students will join us twice each month for an interactive lesson with a hands-on activity.

Tickets: $10 for 2 sessions. Click here.

Tags: Watkins Nature Center, Watkins Park, M-NCPPC, Puppets, Puppet Friends in Storyland, Beverly Beaver, Randy Raccoon

Wolf Pack Theatre Company

Click here.