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Opens October 26th
Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT)
Sweeney Todd
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Directed by Craig Pettinati
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich
October 26 through November 17, 2018
Friday and Saturday nights at 8:15 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm
Kensington Town Center, Kensington, MD
Tickets: $27 Adult; $22 Senior/Student; $19 Kensington Resident/Children
*Group discounts of 35% off ticket price applied when 10 or more tickets purchased online
Purchase Tickets Here
Sweeney Todd - Hans Dettmar
Mrs. Lovett - Elizabeth Hester
Judge Turpin - Jim Adams
Beggar Woman/Pirelli - Brittney Barlett
Johanna - Simone Brown
Anthony Hope - Brian Dauglash
Beadle Bamford - Christopher Gillespie
Tobias Ragg - Emily Lawrence

Sweeney Todd, an unjustly exiled barber, returns to nineteenth-century London, seeking vengeance against the lecherous judge
who framed him and ravaged his young wife. The road to revenge leads Todd to Mrs. Lovett, a resourceful proprietress
of a failing pie shop, above which, he opens a new barber practice. Mrs. Lovett’s luck sharply shifts when Todd’s thirst for blood
inspires a new ingredient into her meat pies that has the people of London lining up... and the carnage has only just begun!

Greenbelt Arts Center
Perfect Arrangement
by Topher Payne
directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett
Monday November 5 and Tuesday November 6, at 7:00 PM
Greenbelt Arts Center
123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD
Callbacks on Thursday November 8, if needed.

Imagine that it's 1950. The Korean War has started. McCarthyism, the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason
without proper regard for evidence, is rampant in the U.S. government. The House Unamerican Activities Committee
is destroying careers and ruining lives.
Imagine also that you are gay (although that's not what they called it then). How do you survive?
Maybe you come up with some sort of . . . arrangement.

Cast of characters:
Bob Martindale - 30s-40s. A WWII veteran, reserved. A bit bookish, but a solid man's man. Good-humored and well-mannered.
Millie Martindale - late 20s-30s - Bob's wife. Plays "the ditzy wife" when people are in the house, but actually very quick-witted and observant.
Smart enough to maintain the act.
Norma Baxter - 30s-40s. The knowing, efficient, classy dame. A secretary at the State Department who could just as easily be Secretary of State.
A wise woman who's great with a wisecrack and level-headed in a bind.
Jim Baxter - 20s-40s. Norma's husband. A prankster type, always ready with a comeback. A high school teacher with lots of energy.
A little wired, good with a plan.
Theodore Sunderson - 40-60s. The boss. Bombastic, loud, a bit overbearing. A patriotic windbag.
Kitty Sunderson.- 40s-50s. Ted's wife. Legitimately ditzy. Her brain seems to work on a totally different wavelength than the rest of the world.
Very sweet, and very genuine. Just doesn't quite "get it."
Barbara Grant. - 40s-50s - A formidable opponent. No-nonsense, beautiful, brilliant, and a little scary.
Performances are weekends February 1 - 23. All roles are open and unpaid.

Rockville Little Theatre
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
by John Bishop
Directed by Michael Abendshein
Monday, November 5, and Tuesday, November 6, at 7 PM
Pump House
401 S Horners Lane, Rockville, MD 20850
Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30.
Auditions will include cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings.
Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).
Callbacks, if needed, will be on Thursday, November 8 at 7 PM at the Elwood Smith Community Center.
No appointments. All roles are unpaid.
All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected.
RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities.
When the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assemble for a backer's audition for a new musical on a suburban estate,
things turn deadly with plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel in John Bishop's comedic thriller.
This ingenious and wildly comic romp spoofs the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s, leaving audience to wonder, whodunit?
Performances at the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre February 2019: 1, 2, 3*, 8, 9, 10*
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm
For more information please see our auditions page.

Opening October 26th!
J.A.M. inTENse
Top 40’s Musical Revue Concert and Dance Show

October 26-27 & Nov 2-3
Fridays at 8p, Saturdays at 3p & 8pm
Anacostia Arts Center, 1231 Good Hope Rd. SE, Washington, DC 20020
Tickets –
Online $22 Adults; $15 Kids 12 and under; Matinee - $17
This fall J.A.M. is turning up the heat! With more show and more dates
J.A.M. the Revue, the metropolitan areas exciting song and dance revue, is getting inTENSE.
Created by choreographer Jeremy A. McShan, this 10th production is a crowd-thrilling musical spectacular!
The show starts its journey by paying tribute to some of music's greatest legends from yesteryear, high kicking its way to the sexy songs of Broadway, and ending with an electrifying finale honoring the artists that have created some of today's greatest pop hits.
These dance-floor favorites are sure leave audiences dancing in their seats!
Featuring the J-Mac's, the show's beautiful and talented dancers, and some of DCs best singers.
This 90 minute production, suitable for all ages, is sure to razzle dazzle!

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Sandy Spring Theatre Group
Plaza Suite
by Neil Simon
Directed by Bruce Hirsch
Tuesday, November 13 and Wednesday, November 14, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Callbacks on Thursday, November 15
The Gaithersburg Library, Second Floor,
18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
(We are holding auditions early so we can accommodate the holidays.)
Please be prepared to identify any conflicts on the audition form.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
All roles are unpaid.

Performance Dates: February 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, and 24.
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 PM, Sundays at 2:00 PM.
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD

Plaza Suite is a classic Neil Simon comedy.
One room, three stories.
Each act will have a separate cast.
          Act 1) While their house is being painted, Karen has rented the room at the Plaza Hotel where she and Sam
spent the first night of their honeymoon 23 (or 24) years ago. She is hoping to rekindle the romance but all Sam wants
is to be back at the office for reasons both business and pleasure.
         Act 2) Jesse is a successful but jaded Hollywood producer who hopes that a liaison with his high school sweetheart
might shake him out of his malaise. Muriel is a long-time suburban housewife, a bit naive, who is hoping a liaison with Jesse
will shake her out of her malaise, but wavers between should she or shouldn’t she.
Act 3) In the final act, Mimsey has locked herself in the bathroom on her wedding day and she won’t come out. Her parents, Roy and Norma,
yell, scream, cajole, fight and bicker. With her parents as the model, we see why Mimsey is afraid to get married.

Karen Nash Forty eight years old and fine with it. A pleasant and affable woman, Karen has allowed herself to look middle aged
because she knows she is middle aged. She is witty, and down to earth.
Sam Nash Sam is fifty years old but cannot come to terms with it. Sam needs to know he looks good, and also that others know he looks good.
He goes to great strides to keep the years at bay.
Jean McCormack Jean is Sam’s secretary and highly efficient. She is well groomed, attractive, and bright and cheerful at 28 years of age.
She is also Sam’s mistress.
Bellhop Younger man, eager to please and will visit as long as he needs to to get his tip.
Jesse Kiplinger A confident forty year old Hollywood producer who has made his career a success but still feels his life is missing
the kind of relationship he had in his teens with Muriel. He has one purpose in seeing Muriel.
Muriel Tate In her late thirties, very attractive and still seems somewhat naïve. She is warm, generous, and very impressed with Jesse.
She is unsure of meeting with him, and can’t seem to make a decision to stay or go. She claims to be happily married…
Norma Hubley She is about 48, the mother of the bride and trying to appear calm in a crisis with everyone EXCEPT her husband.
She sways from trying to keep him calm and in control while passively and aggressively taking a stand for herself.
Roy Hubley The father of the bride, about 50 and a type-A personality. A competitive business man, out of his out of his league
when dealing with emotions and marrying off his daughter.
Borden Eisler The young, early 20s confident groom, a man of few words. (Literally)
Mimsey Hubley A nervous bride, early 20s, afraid of having her marriage turn out like her parents’ marriage.
Waiter Open to anyone regardless of age/appearance.  He appears in Acts 1 and 2.
PLEASE NOTE: The actor cast for Bellhop will also play Borden.
The actor cast as Jean will also play Mimsey.

Please contact director Bruce Hirsch – with questions.
For information about how to get involved with Sandy Spring Theatre Group, please go to our website at

The British Players
Noises Off
A Comedy in Three Acts
directed by Robert Leembruggen
produced by John O'Leary
Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018 | 12 noon–3:00pm
Monday, Dec. 3, 2018 | 6:30–9:30pm
CALLBACKS: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 | 6:30–9:00pm
Bannockburn Clubhouse
6314 Bannockburn Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817
The British Players are seeking a cast of 5 men and 4 women for this hilarious, award-winning farce
about an English provincial theatre company’s production of …well, a hilarious farce. In this play within a play,
the pace never slows as the beleaguered and jaded director tries to fashion a coherent production out of calamity upon calamity,
with diminishing success. This Tony Award nominee challenges cast and crew alike with a complex set, split-second timing
and verbal pyrotechnics. Not for the faint-hearted it is a theatrical experience like few others

Please provide resume, headshot, and schedule conflicts.
•Please bring a one minute comedic monologue of your own choosing OR if you prefer you may select from the show sides provided.
The characters are British but casting is open to anyone who can demonstrate a convincing British accent.
There is considerable physical movement in the play and you will be asked to demonstrate your aptitude.
Auditions are open to adults of all ages.
No appointment is necessary. The auditions are OPEN.
All roles non-paying
Rehearsals begin January 5th, typically 3 times per week – Monday and Wednesday evenings, and Saturday afternoons.
PERFORMANCE DATES: Mar. 8 – 30, 2019
(14 shows - evening and matinee performances)
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
For information/clarification, please contact John O'Leary (Producer): ;
Robert Leembrugen (Director):

Opens December 8th!
The Washington Revels
The 2018 Christmas Revels: An Elizabethan Winter Celebration

Bring the whole family and spend a festive holiday evening with Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare's favorite Fool!
Saturday, December 8, 2:00-4:30 pm and 7:30-10:00 pm
Sunday, December 9, 2:00-4:30 pm
Friday, December 14, 7:30-10:00 pm
Saturday, December 15, 2:00-4:30 pm and 7:30-10:00 pm
Sunday, December 16, 1:00-3:30 pm and 5:00-7:30 pm
GW Lisner Auditorium
730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052
Web link/URL:
Price Range: $12-60 (see our website if you need more detail than this) Other Price Info (if applicable):
Call for group discounts (groups of 10 or more) Family Friday: 25% off Youth tickets on December 14 at 7:30 pm
Contact Info: Washington Revels / / 301-587-3835

Spend a festive holiday evening with the Queen—Elizabeth the First, that is! The year is 1599.
England is swept up in a flowering of music and drama and Will Kemp, master Shakespearean actor and fool,
has become an overnight sensation by Morris dancing from London to Norwich in just nine days!
The Queen is also on the way, and the locals enlist Kemp’s help to prepare a Winter play worthy of Her Majesty.
But Elizabeth has left the trappings of court far behind—and she has much more rustic entertainment in mind.
Merry mummers meet A Midsummer Night’s Dream in this boisterous blend of high and low, city and country, art and folk.
Our cast of over 100, ages 8-88, is joined by guest actors Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell, with Katrina Van Duyn as Queen Elizabeth
and the world-renowned early music ensemble Piffaro: The Renaissance Band.
Bring the whole family and enjoy rousing carol sing-alongs, dancing in the aisles, children’s singing games,
the captivating Abbots Bromley horn dance, and the glorious music of the Washington Revels chorus and brass.
Welcome Yule!