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Opens February 1st!
Greenbelt Arts Center
A Perfect Arrangement
by Topher Payne
Directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett
Produced by Ruby Griffith Award Winner William Powell

February 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23 at 8PM
Sunday matinees: February 10 & 17 at 2PM
Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)

1950, the era of the Red Scare and strict traditional values. In Washington, D.C., two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma,
have been ordered to identify sexual deviants in their office. But Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other's partners as a ruse.
Based on the nascent days of the American Gay Rights movement, this compelling drama offers laughs and lessons
as two patriotic couples take on both the mores of their time and the closet door.
Note: This show features adult themes and language.
With: Jonathan Meeker, Ronda Ansted, Susan Harper, Win Britt, Janice Coffey, Bob Singer, Joy Gerst
The Greenbelt Arts Center is Partnering with PG-CASA. Proceeds from ticket sales from this production will go
to support PG-CASA's vital work providing a voice for abused and neglected children.

Fight Choreographer Needed!

$50 stipend!
Need certified Fight Choreographer, must be able to choreograph intimate contact for a kissing scene.
Needed for one rehearsal in Greenbelt, MD this winter.

Contact Producer William Powell at william400@yahoo.com, subject line Fight Choreographer

Actress Needed Immediately!

Greenbelt Arts Center
Looking a African American female to play a Las Vegas Showgirl in 1957,
for the world premier of
THE HONEY TRAP
Written and Directed by Michael Stepowany
Rehearsals have begun. 
The performance dates are April 26, 27, 28. May 3,4,5,10,11,&12 
For information go to the website; https://mstepowany.wixsite.com/thehoneytrap

Seeking A Director and Assistant Director!
Kentlands Community Players (KCP)
Play On!
By Rick Abbot
One plucky community theatre is about to produce a show called Murder Most Foul, a new “murder mystery play”
with the same title as an Agatha Christie novel but with no relation whatsoever. The director/theatre manager, Gerry,
thought producing the play was a good idea since the inexperienced playwright has agreed to let the company perform the show for no charge.
Gerry, however, had no idea what disasters awaited her: the show is hilariously amateur, the “murder mystery” plot doesn’t
really have a murder, and to top it off the playwright keeps changing the story and script only two days from its premiere!
It doesn’t help that the cast is disgruntled, and the playwright accidentally deletes the entire sound effect board.
All of the disasters come to fruition in Act III when the company performs the actual show with hilarious mishaps as every turn.
Play On! is a hilarious love letter to community theatre.

Performances: April 26-27 at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn
Auditions: February 2019
Rehearsals Begin:  February 2019

The KCP is a Kentlands Community Foundation Program run by a volunteer group who strives to produce community theatre in the truest sense with works produced, directed, and performed by neighborhood residents, and with a focus on theatrical productions accessible to residents of all ages.

If you are interested in directing or assistant directing, please email KCP Executive Director, Meredith Fogle, at meredith@meredithfogle.com
with a brief description of your directing experience, theatre experience, and/or theatre training (or attach a resume). 
Visit https://www.kentlandscommunityplayers.org/  for more information about Kentlands Community Players.

Call for Original Scripts

2018 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF)
Deadline is VALENTINE’S DAY (Feb 14, 2018).
Please email scripts (up to three per playwright) to watermelon@watermeloninc.org.
2018 WOAF is scheduled for the weekend of June 2-3 (with technical rehearsals that Thursday and Friday)
Hosted once again by St. Mary’s College of Maryland
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 www.watermeloninc.org for more information.
Help support original works throughout the region and make our festival a success!

A CLASS FOR ACTORS
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 info@petersalley.com

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.

Opens January 25th
2nd Star Productions.
CHESS
Direction by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson and Jess Deskin
Choreography by Karen Lacy
January 25 - February 16, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
Sundays at 3 pm
Closing performance on Saturday, February 24th at 3 pm
Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park

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.

TICKETS:
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, 2ndstarproductions.com, 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.

Opens February 8th!
Kensington Arts Theatre

Sherlock Holmes The Final Adventure
Adapted by Steven Dietz
Director: Felicity Ann Brown
Stage Manager: Rachel DuChateau
Feb 08, 2019 – Feb 24, 2019
Visit the website for tickets and additional information.

Opens February 8th!
Sandy Spring Theatre Group
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH GAITHERSBURG ARTS ON THE GREEN
IS Proud To Present
Neil Simon's
Plaza Suite
Directed by Bruce Hirsch
FEBRUARY 8  - FEBRUARY 24, 2019
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM, Sundays at 2 PM
Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg, Md

Enjoy an evening of Neil Simon with this 1968 classic comedy. A trio of one-acts set in the Plaza  Hotel.
Love — the search for, the rekindling of, and the fear of — is at the heart of these very funny stories.

In Visitor from Mamaroneck, a middle-aged married couple tries to rekindle their dying spark.

In Visitor from Hollywood, a lusty film producer invites his childhood sweetheart to a hotel, but she has other ideas.

In Visitor from Forest Hills, a bride has locked herself in the bathroom; and her parents are desperate to get her out. 

With: Amy Black, Rachael Harding, Jim Kitterman, Kryss Lacovaro, Jack Mayo, Susan Paisner,
Kirk Patton Jr. Dash Samari, Mark Steimer,
Tickets 20/18(Students)
Recommended for ages 15 and up
Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.gaithersburgmd.gov/recreation/performing-arts/theater/plaza-suite
or at the Box Office - 301-258-6394

Auditions
Heritage Players
BOEING BOEING
by Marc Camoletti
Translated by Beverley Cross & Francis Evans
Director: Ryan Geiger
Stage Manager: Elizabeth Kanner
Producer: Robin Trenner
AUDITION DATES: (by appointment only)
Saturday, February 9th - 10:30 AM until 1:00 PM Monday February 11th - 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM
CALLBACKS (by invitation only):
February 16th - 1:00 PM
AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:
-Must be 18+ to audition
-Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your time slot to fill out the required paperwork. Late arrivals may not be able to be accomodated.
-Audition Forms are available at the door or on the Heritage Players Facebook Page.
-Please bring a theatrical resume (if you have one) and headshot. Pictures will be taken upon arrival for future reference.
-All auditions will consist of cold readings from select portions of the script. NO MONOLOGUES ARE NECESSARY.
-All sizes, ethnicities, and gender identities are welcome to audition.
-Please prepare a list of conflicts from February through May.
-NO CONFLICTS WILL BE APPROVED FOR TECH WEEK (4/28-5/2) OR PERFORMANCE DATES!
PERFORMANCE DATES:
May 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, 17th, and 18th at 8:00 PM May 12th and 19th at 2:00 PM
REHEARSALS:
Sunday (afternoons or evenings), Monday and Wednesday evenings All rehearsals take place at the Thomas Rice Auditorium in Catonsville.
Any Questions can be sent to BoeingBoeingAtHP@gmail.com.

SHOW SYNOPSIS:
It's the 1960's, and swinging bachelor Bernard, an American architect living in Paris, couldn't be happier. He has a flat in Paris and three gorgeous stewardesses, Gloria, Gabriella, and Gretchen, all engaged to him without knowing about each other. His live-in maid, Berthe, is the only person who knows about his deceptive life until his friend from Wisconsin, Robert, unexpectedly comes to stay. Suddenly, Boeing begins rolling out their new speedier jet planes to the airlines, throwing off all Bernard's careful planning. So, all three stewardesses are in town simultaneously. However, the timid Robert begins to forget which lies to tell to whom, and catastrophe looms.

AVAILABLE ROLES.CHARACTER BREAKDOWNS:
ALL ROLES OPEN, Non-Union/Non-Paid.
(Due to subject matter and situations, we will only be accepting auditions from individuals aged 18+)
BERNARD – A bachelor living in Paris. He is engaged to three air hostesses at the same time.
He is very persuasive and yet gets frantic when things get out of hand.
GLORIA – An American air hostess. She is a sassy no-nonsense kind of woman. She knows what she wants and how to get it.
She's your typical Modern New York Woman.
BERTHE – Bernard’s housekeeper. She is a co-conspirator in Bernard's escapades. Though she detests it, she begrudgingly allows it to go on.
This character is a native Frenchwoman and must have a French accent.
ROBERT - A friend of Bernard’s from Wisconsin. He is visiting his longtime friend after deciding to visit Europe. He quickly gets swept up in the chaos and finds himself running around trying to maintain order. As he attempts to keep things in order, he can't remember what he has told to whom.
GABRIELLA – An Italian air hostess. She is passionate, and sensitive, but if you get her angry, you experience her Italian Wrath.
She is played as a Native Italian and must have an Italian accent.
GRETCHEN – A German air hostess. She is a larger than life lover and as dramatic as they come. Her passion is only outdone by her fervor to express her deep love. She is a native German and must have a German Accent.

Visit https://www.signupgenius.com/…/30E0E4DA4AB2DA0FE3-boeingboe… to secure your audition time TODAY.
We hope to see you all there!

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