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Directing Opportunities!
Montgomery Playhouse
2018-2019 Season
If you are interested in directing for the 2018-19 season of the Montgomery Playhouse in cooperation with Arts on the Green at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg, please let us know. Applications are accepted now through September 30, 2018. Productions include:

Catch Me If You Can 
by Robert Thomas
Production: January 4, 2019 to January 20, 2019
Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Auditions: October 22 and 24, 2018
1st Rehearsal: October 29, 2018
About the Play: A great mystery that keeps you guessing until the last minute. Corban, the groom, claims his bride is missing from their honeymoon cabin. The local police detective, clergyman, sandwich shop owner, and finally the bride treat us to an unexpected ending.
The Players
Daniel Corban - the bridegroom
Inspector Levine - local police detective
Father Kelleher - the concerned local clergyman
Elizabeth Corban - the bride
Sidney - owner of the local deli
Mrs. Parker - Mr. Parker's companion
Everett Parker - Daniel's boss and owner of the cabin

How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn
Production: June 6, 2019 to June 23, 2019
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Auditions: April 1 and April 2, 2019
1st Rehearsal: April 8, 2019
About the Play: This is an clever, funny and beautifully crafted play, which juggles time and space to present the lives and loves of three married couples. It is a farce following the consequences of an adulterous affair between a married man and his boss’s wife and their attempts to cover their tracks by roping in a third couple to be their alibi, resulting in a chain of misunderstandings, conflicts and revelations.
The Players
Frank Foster - (Employs Bob and William) - the boss
 Fiona Foster - (Frank's wife; having affair with Bob) - the boss's wife
 Bob Phillips - (Works for Frank; having affair with Fiona) - middle management
 Teresa Phillips - (Bob's wife) - homemaker
 William Featherstone - (Works for Frank) - junior management
 Mary Featherstone - (William's wife) - homemaker

Forms are available on our website at
We are soliciting directors for both productions. Reading scripts are available.

Searching for One Actor!!!
Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT)
Sweeney Todd

Judge Turpin / Ensemble
A lecherous public official who portrays himself as a sanctimonious authoritarian.
He takes advantage of his position in the city and is responsible for imprisoning Todd.
Gender: Male
Age: 40 to 60
Vocal range top: Gb4
Vocal range bottom: E2
Show dates are weekends Oct 26, 2018 – Nov 17, 2018.
Rehearsals will be 3 weeknights and one weekend day until tech week.
Please email your headshot and resume to the director, Craig Pettinati, at
Kensington Arts Theatre is the resident Theatre Company at the Kensington Town Hall.
We are a non-profit community theatre, and all roles are volunteer.

Looking for Production Staff!
Kensington Arts Theatre (KAT)
Sweeney Todd
The show opens on October 26 and runs for 10 performances until November 17.
Open positions include:
- Costumer
- Backstage Manager
- Props Master
- Light Board Operator
If you or anyone you know has interest, please contact the production manager, Kristen, at
Come be part of an amazing show and meet some great people!
Note that KAT is a community theatre and as such, not all roles will be paid.

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.

Rude Mechanicals
Uncle Vanya
by Anton Chekhov
September 24th and 25th at 7pm
Greenbelt Arts Center in Greenbelt, MD.
Performances will be held in February with exact dates and venue still TBD.
Rehearsals will be held in Greenbelt, MD.
Please subscribe to our Facebook event for updates.
Please contact the director Melissa Schick with any questions.
We need 8 total actors:
One man 50+
Two men mid 30's to mid 60's
One man any age
Two women 20's to 30's
Two women 40's to 60's
(The above are guidelines and actors of all genders are welcome to audition for all roles.)

2nd Star Productions

Come out and audition with award-winning 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our winter musical
Direction by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy
Monday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM
Callbacks on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM
The Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities!
Production Dates: January 25 – February 16, Fridays through Sundays
Rehearsals will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning October 23,
with the exception of January 7 - 25 for which all will be called nearly every night of the week.
No rehearsals will be held the week of Thanksgiving or from December 22-January 6 for the Holidays. 
If you have any questions, please e-mail us at
If you are auditioning:
If you have one, bring a theatrical resume and a headshot (professional quality not necessary) or recent face picture for the casting team.
Bring a written list of any and all remotely possible conflicts that you have or may have between the start of October 23 and January 24.
Prepare 1 vocal piece, 16-32 bars in length, that shows vocal and acting range and provide sheet music in the correct key.
( An accompanist will be provided. No a cappella singing or recorded accompaniment please.)
Although the show contains minimal dancing, a movement exercise will be a part of the audition.  Dress in comfortable shoes and clothing.
Please note that candidates who are invited to callbacks will be asked to sing a selection from the score.
It is strongly suggested that you familiarize yourself with the score.
Character Breakdown:
Cast consists of 15 people (8 or 9 men, 6 or 7 women) as listed below:
FLORENCE VASSEY- Strong belt voice to E.  Late Twenties to Early 40’s.  Born in Hungary. Has been brought up in America since 1956.
She is clever, theatrical, touching, vivacious, volatile. Frederick's chess "second."
FREDDIE TRUMPER – Rock tenor to C.  Early Thirties to Early 40’s.  An American chess champion. A cross between Bobby Fisher and John McEnroe. Arrogant and temperamental, but a genius; his chess playing revolutionary.
ANATOLY SERGIEVSKY – Baritone to G sharp.  Early Thirties to Early 40’s. A Russian chess champion. Unexpectedly charming.
He doesn't seem a romantic hero at first, but becomes one through his personality. An intelligent, feeling, passionate man.
ALEXANDER MOLOKOV – Bass down to F sharp.  50’s to Early 60’s. Not a fake, comic, stage Russian. Intellectually formidable.
Seemingly a father figure to Florence. Soviet chess delegation leader.
SVETLANA SERGIEVSKY – Early 30’s to Early 40’s. Anatoly's wife. Domestic, wholesome, homey.
A dramatic contrast to Florence - not a contemporary cosmopolitan woman.
WALTER DE COURCEY – Bass-Baritone down to G sharp.  50’s to Early 60’s. US chess delegation leader and spokesman for Global Television. Seemingly respectable, substantial, trustworthy.
ARBITER – (Male Preferred, but Open to Female) Rock high baritone up to A.  30’s to Early 40’s. International business leader.
Smooth, but with a quick temper.
VIIGAND – Late 20’s to Mid 30’s.  Soviet chess player.  Anatoly’s second in Act I, the challenger in Act II.  Ensemble member as well.

This highly acclaimed musical develops the ancient and distinguished game of chess into a metaphor for romantic rivalries
and East-West political intrigue. The principal pawns form a love triangle: the loutish American Grandmaster,
the earnest Russian champion and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships
with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians,
CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score.

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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Have Role, Seeking Actress!
Our next production is "A Piece of My Heart".
Performances are November 2-18, 2018 at the Bowie Playhouse.
Rehearsals are in Bowie, Maryland.
The role is Sissy, (20-40 female), Army nurse, sweet, kind, harmonious.
Please contact the producer, Brad Eaton, at 202-297-0132 or if interested.

Opens November 2nd!
Bowie Community Theatre
by Shirley Lauro
November 2-18, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note:  Add’l Saturday matinee November 10 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park 
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Ticket Prices: $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students
(Group rates available)

Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.

A Piece of My Heart provides an absorbing and moving experience about a tumultuous period in American history — the Vietnam War.
It is a powerful, true drama about six women who went to Vietnam: five nurses and a country western singer booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops. The play portrays the courageous story of each young woman as she struggles through the experiences that leave scars yet triumphs as a result of their tour through the war-torn nation. With the backdrop of the memorial wall in Washington, 
A Piece of My Heart is a salute to the men and women who represented our country during a divisive era.