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5 Men Needed!
Shiloh Players
at Shiloh Baptist Church
The 12 Voices of Christmas

Tuesday, August 21st at 8 pm
Shiloh Baptist Church
8801 Ardwick Ardmore Road, Landover, Maryland
Cold readings from the monlog-heavy script.
The following roles are open: 
Shepherd (2)
Show date is December 15th at the church.
Please send headshots and resumes to Director Fay Brake at

Auditions: Open Casting Call
Kensington Arts Theatre
KAT's 2018-2019 Season

August 22,23, 7:00pm
Callbacks August 25. 1:00pm
Kensington Town Hall
If auditioning for the musicals, please prepare 16-32 bars of a song from a musical in the style of the show or shows you are auditioning for.
if auditioning for the play, please prepare a 1 minute monologue of your choice.
For more information and questions please visit our website or Contact Craig Pettinati @
Kensington Arts Theatre is the resident Theatre Company at the Kensington Town Hall.
We are a non-profit community theatre, and all roles are unpaid.

Sweeney Todd (London Version)
Oct 26, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich
One of the darkest musicals ever written, Sweeney Todd: A Musical Thriller is the unsettling tale of a Victorian-era barber
who returns home to London after fifteen years of exile to take revenge on the corrupt judge who ruined his life.
When revenge eludes him, Sweeney swears vengeance on the entire human race, murdering as many people as he can,
while his business associate Mrs. Lovett bakes the bodies into meat pies and sells them to the unsuspecting public.
Perhaps composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s most perfect score, Sweeney Todd is lush, operatic,
and full of soaring beauty, pitch-black comedy and stunning terror.
It’s one of the signal achievements of the American musical theater of the last fifty years, and it’s the high water mark
of Sondheim’s six remarkable collaborations with director Harold Prince

Sherlock Holmes (The Final Adventure)
Feb 08, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Adapted by Steven Dietz
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure. The play begins with the announcement of the death of Sherlock Holmes.
It is 1891 London; and Dr. Watson, Holmes's trusty colleague and loyal friend, tells the story of the famous detective's last adventure.
British accent preferred - where necessary - some flexibility with age ranges

May 10, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Book, Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart
Directed by John Nunemaker
Music Direction by Stuart Weich

Second Round of Auditions!
Bowie Community Theatre

by Shirley Lauro
Tuesday, August 28th 2018 starting at 7:00 PM
Cresthill Church
6510 Laurel Bowie Rd., Bowie, MD 20715

Multi–ethnic cast needed for Bowie Community Theatre’s production of Shirley Lauro’s A Piece of My Heart, directed by Cody Jones. 
The production will open on Friday, November 2, 2018 and run for 10 performances over three weekends through Sunday, November 18, 2018,
with two performances on Saturday, November 10th.  A compelling and provocative drama that tells the story of six very different women
who lived, loved and fought in the Vietnam war during the TET invasion, and how life reunites them 20 years later. 
Sides from the script will be provided, so be prepared to do a cold reading. 
You may be asked to dance and do some movement if your role calls for it.

We are still in need of casting the following characters:
Sissy (20s-40s, Female) Army Nurse, sweet, kind, harmonious
Whitney (20s-40s, Female) Red-Cross Nurse, Caucasian, Aristocrat, Vassar graduate, very slim and poised
All American Guy (20s-50s) One male to play several small male characters residing anywhere in the universe. 
The role will be played by a male actor of any ethnicity, having a strong stage presence, and who can play cocky,
but gentle, sensitive lover, ladies’ man type

Rehearsals will be held at a local church in Bowie, MD on Tuesdays and Thursdays with a third day added as rehearsals progress. 
Please provide any conflicts you may have from auditions through November 18th.
For additional information, please contact Brad Eaton at (202) 297-0132 or

Opens September 21st!
2nd Star Productions

Screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
Songs by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Free
Directed by Allison Erskine
Produced by Gene Valendo and Mary Wakefield
Music Direction by Sandy Melson Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon
September 21 to October 20, 2018.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 3 PM
Closing performance on Saturday, October 20 at 3 PM.
Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park

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. Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her big 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!

Stage Manager: Joanne Wilson
Costumer: Mary Wakefield
Set & Scenic Design: Jane B. Wingard
Properties: Joanne Wilson
Light & Sound Design: Garrett R. Hyde
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.