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Seeking Directors! Deadline Extended!
Bowie Community Theatre
2017-2018 Season
A Tuna Christmas
A Comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard
Performances November 3-19, 2017

Short synopsis:
It's Christmas in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies!
Radio station OKKK news personalities, Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie, report on various Yuletide activities.
It's 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters of Tuna attempt to cope with seasonal traumas
such as the disaster-prone little-theatre production of A Christmas Carol, and a yard-decorating contest
being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom.
Frankenstein
A Drama by Victor Gialanella
Adapted from the Novel by Mary Shelley
Performances March 9-25, 2018
Short synopsis:
Set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein,
as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers,
he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted
that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel
than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock
with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry.
For Director's Application and Information, please visit:  www.BCTheatre.com
Cutoff Date to Apply:  May 15, 2017

Auditions
The British Players
SOMETHING’S AFOOT
A Murder Mystery Musical
Book, Lyrics and Music by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach
Additional Music by Ed Linderman
Director: Chrish Kresge
Music Director: Chuck Hoag
Producer: John O’Leary
Monday, April 10th  7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 12th  7:00pm - 10:00pm
Callbacks: Saturday, April 15th  2:00pm – 4:00pm

Bannockburn Community Center
6314 Bannockburn Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817
Seeking a cast of six men and four women for this zany, entertaining musical that takes a satirical poke at Agatha Christie mysteries
and musical styles in the English music halls of the ’30’s.
Ten people are stranded in an isolated English country mansion during a raging thunderstorm, and one by one they're picked off
by cleverly fiendish devices. As the bodies pile up in the library, the survivors frantically race to uncover the identity and motivation of the cunning culprit. Set in 1935 with a rousing vaudeville style score, this suspenseful satire is a smashingly good time for audience and performers alike.
Audition Requirements:
Provide resumé, headshot, and schedule conflicts.
Please prepare 32 bars of an upbeat musical theater song that best shows your range. Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided.
There will also be cold readings from the script. The characters have accents ranging from Cockney to upper-class British. You will be asked to demonstrate simple stage movement. Wear appropriate clothing and shoes that allow freedom of movement.
Rehearsals: Begin April 20th, typically 3 nights per week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons (also some Saturday afternoons).
Rehearsal Locations: Metropolitan Church, Nebraska Ave, NW and Bannockburn Community Center
Performance Dates: June 9 – June 24, 2017
Performance Location: Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, MD
For further information, please contact:
Chrish Kresge (Director): chrish@chrishkresge.com
Chuck Hoag (Musical Director): choag@olgchs.org
John O’Leary (Producer): jofoleary@gmail.com

Submissions Requested
Thunderous Productions
Ninth Annual One-Act Festival
We expect to be presenting four of five plays during the two-hour presentation. |
We also anticipate that one of the entries will advance to the MCTFA tournament next January.
We are now accepting submission of plays for consideration.
All plays should be original, non-published one acts as we are planning to spotlight the talents of local playwrights drawn from the community.
All playwrights will be required to sign a waiver of royalties.
This is a “no frills” competition being presented as a public service and not necessarily a profit-making venture.
The plays should be submitted in electronic form (.doc or .pdf formats please) to the following email address:
Rick Starkweather ricks@his.com
Hard copy submissions will not be accepted.
All plays should be a maximum length of 50 minutes and can be either comedy or drama.
The deadline for submission is Monday, May 1st.
Please indicate with each submission whether you intend to direct the play yourself (assuming it is accepted) or want us to assign a director.
It is advantageous to submit plays with pre-set directors.
We expect to make a decision on the selected plays by May 31st
and hope to have directors in place and the rehearsal process underway by the middle of June.
Production will be this coming September.

Auditions
Bowie Community Theatre
Nana's Naughty Knickers!
Sunday, April 23 - Fellowship Hall - 3PM - 6PM
Monday, April 24 - Room 11 7PM - 9PM
Callbacks (if needed) Tuesday, April 25 - Room 11 - 7PM - 9PM

Cresthill Baptist Church
6510 Laurel Bowie Road (Route 197), Bowie, MD 20715
(Entrance in rear of building through double doors under awning)
Click for Google Map Directions
Cold Readings from the Script
Cast of Characters - ages are a guideline, not set in stone
Sylvia Charles (70-80)
Vera Walters (70-80)
Bridget Charles (20-30)
Tom O'Grady (20-30)
Gil Schmidt (60-70)
Heather Van Pree (20-40)
Clair (60-70)
UPS Man (any)
For information, please contact Jennifer Franklin, Director, at jlharvey@gmail.com
Synopsis:
Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay
with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma
is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area!
Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?
Performances Weekends July 14 - 29

Tickets Go On Sale April 1st!
Bowie Community Theatre
Youth Theatre Program
Hairspray JR
By Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Based on the film written and directed by John Waters
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2PM
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
13106 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20720
To Purchase Tickets:  www.BCTheatre.com
$10/Adults, $8/Students/Seniors/Military, 3 and under FREE
Tickets go on sale April 1st! 
Purchase tickets online with a major credit card.
Cash, check only at the door. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical
that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation
of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray”
that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

Join Tracy Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle, Corny Collins, Amber Van Tussle, Link Larkin and the whole gang
for this wonderful show brought to you by BCT and a grant from the City of Bowie Arts Programs.

Kensington Arts Theatre
The Fantasticks
Book/Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Eric Scerbo
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich

May 12, 13, 14 (Sunday), 19, 20, 21 (Sunday), 26, 27.
*Friday/Saturday shows at 8:15pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm

Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895

Upcoming
Watermelon Inc.
2017 Watermelon One Act Festival
2017 WOAF will be hosted by
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
at the Bruce Davis Theater |
June 3-4 (with tech-ins scheduled evening of the 1st and all day on the 2nd).

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