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Peter's Alley Theatre Productions
A Night of Scenes, Celebrating the Past Seven Seasons!
Opens May 3rd
Heritage Players

by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
Director: Ryan Geiger
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Kanner
Producer: Robin Trenner
May 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 8:00 PM
May 12th and 19th at 2:00 PM
Thomas Rice Auditorium
Catonsville, MD

R.A.R.E. Soul Production Company
Innaugural Production of An Original Play!
The Board Room
Saturday May 18th, 2019 at 10:30 am
3600 Brightseat Rd, Glenarden, MD 20785.

It is a faith based story of the mysterious connection between the star pitcher of a high school baseball team
and a gambling man with a history of bad choices.
We are auditioning for characters of ages from teen to up upper middle aged adult.

Opens June 7th!
The British Players
Celebrating the 55th Anniversary of The British Players
Directed by Teri Klein Allred
Produced by Carol Strachan
Musical Direction by Arielle Bayer
Erin Cassidy • Albert Coia • Matthew Craun • Susan Dye Malcolm Edwards • Sue Edwards • Kristin Franco • Catherine Hackett
Tyler Hanson • Ellen Kaplan • Abby Kruger • George Krumbhaar • Joe Lilek • Stevie Miller • Jill Scharff • Jamie Sinks Doug Smith
Steve Spriggs • Robert Teachout • Missi Tessier

Join us for Old Time Music Hall, including songs and dances that have brought joy, laughter, and even tears to our audiences throughout the years. Featuring our very own Cheeky Chappie, Albert Coia, and the mischievous Mr. Chairman, Malcolm Edwards.
Celebrate 55 years of The British Players through music and mirth!

June 7, 8*, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 8:00pm
*55th Anniversary Night
June 9, 15, 16 at 2:00pm
Kensington Town Hall
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895 Box Office: 240-447-9863
Doors open 1/2 hour prior to curtain.
General Admission $27 per ticket
(Groups of 8 or more)
Admission includes beer, wine, sodas and nibbles.
Or download a Mail-Order Form
The British Players is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation.

Opens May 10th
Kensington Arts Theatre
Lionel Bart's
Directed by: John Nunemaker
Music Directed by: Paul Rossen
Choreographed by: Nancy Harry
May 10, 2019 - May 26, 2019
Kensington Town Center, Kensington, MD

The streets of Victorian England come to life as Oliver, a malnourished orphan in a workhouse, becomes the neglected apprentice of an undertaker.
Oliver escapes to London and finds acceptance amongst a group of petty thieves and pickpockets led by the elderly Fagin.
When Oliver is captured for a theft that he did not commit, the benevolent victim, Mr. Brownlow takes him in. Fearing the safety of his hideout,
Fagin employs the sinister Bill Sikes and the sympathetic Nancy to kidnap him back, threatening Oliver’s chances of discovering the true love of a family.

Special Event
JAM the Revue
A 90’s J.A.M. - A Dance Spectacular Musical Revue
May 17, 18, and 19th

What we gonna do now is go back, WAY back…to the 90’s that is! J.A.M. the Revue, the metropolitan area’s exciting song and dance revue
is back with an ALL NEW production. Created by choreographer Jeremy A. McShan, A 90’s J.A.M. is a crowd-thrilling dance spectacular
----- paying tribute to some of music's greatest legends featuring your favorite hits from the 90’s! These dance-floor favorites
will have audiences moving in their seats!  Featuring the J-Mac's, the show's flyest dancers, and DC’s best singers, this
90 minute production, suitable for all ages, is sure to razzle dazzle!  We’re giving you everything, All that joy can bring, Say You’ll Be There! Show Information:
Friday, May 17 at 8pm; Saturday, May 18 at 8pm; Sunday, May 19 at 5p
Ballet Nova, 3443 Carlin Springs Rd., Falls Church, VA 22041
Tickets –
Online $22 Adults; $15 Kids 12 and under LIKE us on Facebook  -

Bowie Community Theatre
Absolutely Dead:
a comedy murder mystery by Michael Walker
directed by Ken Kienas
Monday and Tuesday, May 20-21
Kenhill Center, 2614 Kenhill Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
Monday, May 20, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Room 121 (Old Council Chambers)

  • Tuesday, May 21, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, Room 101 (Multi-Purpose Room)

Callbacks, if needed, will be in Room 101 (Multi-Purpose Room) at Kenhill on Thursday, May 23rd.
Performances will be on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from July 12-28, 2019. 
Further information can be obtained by visiting our website at
Auditioners will be asked to perform cold readings from the script.
Please bring a head shot and resume (if available) and all conflicts you may have between auditions and end of performance schedule.
For any questions regarding auditions, please contact the director, Ken Kienas at (301) 379-5682 or 

2nd Star Production
Direction/Choreography by Kelsey Meiklejohn
Music Direction by James Huchla

Based on the 2001 romantic comedy film, Amélie is the story of an extraordinary young woman who lives quietly in the world but loudly in her mind.
She covertly improvises small but surprising acts of kindness that bring joy and mayhem. But when a chance at love comes her way,
Amélie realizes that to find happiness she’ll have to risk everything and say what’s in her heart.
Be inspired by this imaginative dreamer who finds her voice, discovers the power of connection, and sees possibility around every corner!

Tuesday, May 21, and Thursday, May 23 at 7 PM
All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie
16510 Mount Oak Road, Bowie, MD
Callbacks will be Friday, May 24 at 7 PM (by invitation only).
Those who wish to audition may attend either the Tuesday or Thursday dates.
Please keep Friday night clear in case you are called back.
If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by phone and/or email by Friday at 10 AM.

Regular rehearsals will be held on Tuesday nights (7 - 10 PM), Thursday nights (7 - 10 PM), and Saturdays (11 AM - 3 PM).
Not all actors will be required for all regular rehearsals.
Technical rehearsals run each weeknight and each weekend day from August 3 through 8.
Performances are August 9 through 24, Fridays through Sundays
Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD).
Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 PM, and Sundays are at 3 PM.
Our closing performance on Saturday, August 24 is a 3 PM matinee.

If you have one, please bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or a clear recent face picture for the casting team.
-Please bring a written list of any and all possible conflicts that you have or may have between May 28 and August 24.
-Prepare a vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows your vocal range and provide sheet music in the correct key.
Please do not use selections from this show.
An accompanist will be provided.
-Please come prepared to learn a short dance/movement combination with clothes and shoes you can comfortably and safely move in.
For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to e-mail us at

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities.
No roles have been pre-cast. Note - many of the roles in this show play multiple characters.
YOUNG AMÉLIE POULAIN: 8-10. Highly imaginative, sees her way through most difficulties, independent-minded in childhood and beyond.
Must sing well.
AMÉLIE POULAIN: 20s. Highly imaginative personality mixed with an alluring opacity, highly intelligent, sees the best in things and people, independent, but her independence might be growing into a more permanent state of isolation. Pop/Mix.
NINO QUINCAMPOIX: 20s. A loner and artist, unconventional appeal, independent, private, soulful, intelligent, and unique. Pop/Tenor.
RAPHAEL POULAIN / BRETODEAU: 40s-50s. Amélie's father, a clinical Army physician, orderly, sees the worst in things, finds his daughter incomprehensible. /A middle-aged man with regrets. Baritone.
AMANDINE POULAIN / PHILOMENE de NOIRPOIS: 40s-50s. Amélie's mother, a neurotic teacher, sees eye to eye with her husband.
/Airline hostess, a habitué of Two Windmills, frequently away. Mezzo-Soprano.
HIPOLITO JEUNET / ELTON JOHN / BELGIAN TOURIST: 30s-40s. Unpublished writer, habitué of Two Windmills. /Super star.
/Tourist who jumps from Notre Dame. Tenor.
JOSEPH COTTARD / FLUFFY POULAIN / COLLINGNON'S FATHER: 30s-40s. Gina's misogynistic ex-lover, a plumber, habitué of Two Windmills.
/A goldfish, Young Amélie's best friend. /Senile father of the grocer. Baritone.
JULIEN DUFAYEL / COLLIGNON: 50s-70s. Elderly recluse with degenerative bone disease. /Local grocer. Baritone.
BLIND BEGGAR / GARDEN GNOME / ANCHORPERSON: 30s-40s. Dyspeptic. /Raphael Poulain’s garden gnome, cast in plaster, knee-high, heavy. /Delivers the news about Princess Diana's death. Baritone.
LUCIEN VILLEPARISIS / ADRIEN WELLS / MYSTERIOUS MAN: 20s-30s. A child-like employee of the local grocery. /Gina's dead husband.
/Frequents metro stations, turns out to be the photobooth repairman. Tenor.
SUZANNE SACRIPANT: 40s-50s. Owner of Two Windmills Café, was a circus artist before an accident, one leg shorter than the other. Mezzo-Soprano.
GINA WELLS: mid 20s-mid 30s. Waitress at Two Windmills, a young widow. Mezzo-Soprano.
GEORGETTE CORNUEL / SYLVIE LEGRANDIN / COLLIGNON'S MOTHER: 20s-30s. Hypochondriacal taboccanist at Two Windmills. /Sex shop worker. /Elderly mother of the grocer. Mezzo-Soprano.

Opens May 31st
2nd Star Productions
Music by Jule Styne Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim Book by Arthur Laurents
Directed by Ron Giddings
Music Direction by Trevor Greenfield
Choreography by Jamie Erin Miller
May 31 through June 29, Fridays through Sundays
Bowie Playhouse (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
General Admission: $22
Seniors (60+), Active Military, and Full-Time Students: $19 Children age 11 and under: $12
*Discounts available for prepaid groups!
Reservations may be made through our website,, or by calling (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.
Reserved tickets must be picked up by 15 minutes before curtain, or they may be resold.

Regarded by many theater professionals as the greatest musical ever created, GYPSY is the ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother
fighting for her daughters’ success…while secretly yearning for her own. Set all across America as vaudeville is dying and burlesque is being born, Arthur Laurents’ landmark show explores the world of two-bit show business with brass, humor, heart, and sophistication.
The celebrated score by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim boasts one glorious hit after another, including: “Let Me Entertain You,”
“Some People,” “You’ll Never Get Away from Me,” “If Momma Was Married,” “All I Need Is the Girl,” “Everything’s Coming Up Roses,”
“You Gotta Get a Gimmick,” “Small World,” and “Together Wherever We Go.”

Rose: Debbie Barber-Eaton
Louise: Lindsey Litka:
Herbie: Jim Reiter
June: Zoe Smith
Baby Louise: Madeleine McComb
Baby June: Jillian Sank
Tulsa: Zac Brightbill
Yonkers/Weber: Grant Scherini
Georgie/Angie: Owen Brusse
Jocko/Chauffeur/Mr. Goldstone/Pastey: Brad Thompson
Pop: Marty Hayes
Kringelein/Cigar/Phil: Scott Sanders
Arnold/Boy Scout: Ian Hollingshead
Vaudeville Act/Urchin: Favian Womack
Waitress/Marjorie: Catherine Osikowicz
Cowbutt/Renee: Hannah Hall
Stage Mom/Dolores: Fela Langston
Tessie: Alicia Sweeney
Mazeppa: Kylie Sjolie
Crachitt/Electra: Rowena Winkler
Balloon Girl: Sophie Miller

Director Seeking A Venue!
For a production this Fall of:
The Glass Menagerie
Smaller venue is fine, anywhere in the DMV area.
Can pay for the use.
Any available venues, ideas, leads would be helful!

Contact Ed Starr:

Movement and Voice Workshop
Kentlands Community Players
Discover Your Embodied Voice
Discover your voice, use it to connect to your body and let your body think for you, free you of thoughts,
show you your authentic body language, and ability to use full range of motion.
This workshop is for people with any level of movement experience.
Through simple movement exercises and theater techniques you will:

  • awaken your physical awareness of sounds and their impact on your body
  • feel more alive and embodied and try a new way of meditating in motion
  • explore the ways to experience your emotions through movement and become a more active agent in your life


2018 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF)
Hosted once again by St. Mary’s College of Maryland
2018 WOAF is scheduled for the weekend of June 2-3 (with technical rehearsals that Thursday and Friday)
at the Bruce Davis Theater located in the Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center.

As many of you know, WOAF is an excellent opportunity to showcase an original one-act play in a competitive environment. 
You will not only receive instructional feedback from our adjudication panel, but have a chance to win a variety of cash prizes. 

This year we have a sponsor that will provide professional videography!
All participants will receive a free DVD of their performance and adjudication (1 per play). 
As usual, playwrights receive a free festival pass.
Please visit for more information.
Help support original works throughout the region and make our festival a success!

With Aly B. Ettman
Artistic Director Peter’s Alley Theatre Productions
Mondays 7-10pm starting January 7, 2019
4 / 3hr. Classes per month.
Contact Aly at

Acting is doing. And no matter what your approach, the best way to develop your craft is to USE your instrument and LEARN through the work.
The more you DO it, the more confidence you gain, the stronger your skills become. But in our very competitive theater town,
most actors do not have the privilege of gliding from one gig to the next, with consistent opportunities to hone their skills
and build that invaluable confidence. Acting cannot be practiced in isolation. An actor needs a project, a venue or a CLASS!

An ONGOING SCENE STUDY/ACTING class for actors who want to ACT, to keep developing their craft,
while they are working and especially when they are NOT
Just a few spaces remain for January so Please contact me ASAP to express your interest/schedule an interview!

An Ongoing Class for professionals, aspiring professional actors –an interview/audition will be required to assess potential and commitment
–resumes are irrelevant. I want to know you and see your talent and potential and how you may contribute, not your credits.
Actors will be able to use the class for whatever they feel best meets their needs with guidance/ direction from the teacher for selection of projects.
This may include everything from intensive scene work, monologue selection and development, or advancement of your own original material.
Most importantly it will be an outlet to do whatever it is that INSPIRES and SUPPORTS you in moving forward in your artistic and professional life.
The common thread would be INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION from a highly experienced and KIND director/teacher,
and connection with fellow artists
Enrollment will be limited to 8 students per month so all receive adequate individual attention
WHERE: N. Bethesda, MD
Metro accessible (a 5-7minute walk from Grosvenor-Strathmore Station/Red Line) and directly off 495—as well as other major roads.
COST: The class will require Monthly Commitment with a Tuition of $100/month.