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A staged reading of the brand new musical:
Gotta Get In!
A musical satire on the craziness of college admissions.
Book and Music
by Eliot Applestein & Marta Vogel
Who’s more devious - the student seeking admission to Milford College or the admissions counselors desperate to keep their jobs?
Auditions January 6 at 1pm
6807 Breezewood Terrace, North Bethesda, MD
Stipend: $100
Staged reading to be held
February 10, 2018 at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington

Will wants to follow his girlfriend, Jennifer, to Milford College. But he doesn’t have what it takes. What ruse can he use to get in? 
Meanwhile, the Milford admissions office is in turmoil. Milford has dropped in the college rankings due to a lack of diversity.
A new dean is coming and the admissions counselors’ heads will roll if they can’t find the best possible candidate.
This lively story will keep you guessing as characters create one fabrication after another.

Song samples:

Casting for the following parts:
Will, 17 to 25, Caucasian male, high school senior, drummer, infatuated with marching band and Alton Adams.
Wants to follow girlfriend, Jennifer, to Milford College but he doesn’t have the grades. Creative. Tenor.
Jennifer, 17 to 25,  Caucasian or Asian female,  high school senior. Accepted early decision.
Concocts plan to help Will get into Milford without his knowledge. Soprano.
Charlie, 17 to 25, African American, male, high school senior. Helps Jennifer with plan. Impersonates Will at admissions office. Tenor.
Arianna, 25 to 40, Caucasian female, a Milford admissions counselor. Has designs on Bradley. Soprano.
Bradley, 25 to 40, Caucasian male, is an admissions counselor who concocts plan for theater student to impersonate Alton Adams. Tenor.
Beth & Chi (double-cast),  20 to 30,  Caucasian, female. As Beth, high school senior in love with Will. Wants to take gap year.
As Chi, Dean of admissions. Mezzo-soprano.
Maggie, Caucasian, 35 to 50. Hippy admissions counselor who uses tarot cards. Mezzo-soprano.
Ben & Sidney (double-cast), Caucasian, 20 to 25. As Ben, new, clueless admissions counselor.
As Sidney, flaky high school senior trying to con his way into college. Tenor.
Carter, Caucasian, 30 to 50, Stuffy admissions counselor who dislikes Bradley. Baritone.
Alton Adams & Lawrence (double-cast), 17 to 25, African American male. As Alton Adams, island musician.
As Lawrence, Milford student who impersopnates Alton Adams, Baritone.

Please respond to if interested. We will send you a song score and mp3 of the arrangement for audition purposes.

Musical Director Needed!
A staged reading of the brand new musical:
Gotta Get In!
A musical satire on the craziness of college admissions.
Book and Music
by Eliot Applestein & Marta Vogel
Who’s more devious - the student seeking admission to Milford College or the admissions counselors desperate to keep their jobs?
Stipend: $400
We require two song rehearsals with cast; one full book and song rehearsal, and performance.
See the audition notice above for more information.
Please respond to if interested. We will send you some song scores for audition purposes.

Silver Spring Stage
The Washington-area premiere of 
Madeleine George’s
The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence

Directed by Charlie Marie McGrath and
Produced by Seth Ghitelman. 
Monday January 15, 2018 3:00-6:00 pm
Monday, January 22, 2018, 7:30-10:00 pm. 
Callbacks: Monday, January 29, 2018, 7:30-10:00 pm.
Silver Spring Stage, 10145 Colesville Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20901
To ensure that we make the best use of your time, we ask that you sign up for a 30-minute audition slot here:
SignUpGenius for The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence
Walk-in auditions will be seen as time permits.
Please bring a hard copy of your headshot and resume, and be prepared to list all conflicts through May 5, 2018.
Auditions will consist of contemporary or prose classic monologues. Absolutely no verse monologues.
Monologues should be written after 1850, be no longer than a minute, and reflect your range.
You may be asked to read a side.
Performance dates:
April 13 - May 5, 2018 (10 performances)
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm (April 22 and 29).

Watson: trusty sidekick to Sherlock Holmes; loyal engineer who built Bell’s first telephone;
unstoppable super-computer that became reigning Jeopardy! champ; amiable techno-dweeb who, in the present day, is just looking for love.
These four constant companions become one in this brilliantly witty, time-jumping, loving tribute (and cautionary tale)
dedicated to the people-and machines- upon which we all depend.
The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence originally premiered off Broadway at Playwright Horizons.
THE CHARACTERS: (1 woman, 2 men)
WATSON - 20s to 30s: He’s a nice guy. He needs to be needed. Ultimately, he doesn’t have control of his own destiny.
The role requires comic timing with depth.
MERRICK - 20s to 40s: He’s not a nice guy; he’s a powerful guy. Realistic, arrogant, suspicious.
He didn’t do well in the recent break up, but he’s forcing his life into the shape he needs.
ELIZA – 20s-30s: Not a people person. Genius-level smart. Career driven. Maybe not capable of commitment, but looking for fulfillment.
Three actors portray characters of the same names- with some overlapping traits- in all the
various plots. “It’s our fate to be bound up with one another, isn’t it?” – Watson.
There is no heightened text in the play, but the ability to play within a period style is helpful. The characters may be historical figures,
but they’re all "real" people- everyone in this play is a little broken.

Silver Spring Stage is commited to diverse casting. All roles are open to actors of any race or ethnicity. 
Silver Spring Stage is an all-volunteer community theatre; all roles are open and unpaid.
QUESTIONS? Please reply to this email or contact the production team at

Opening January 26, 2018
The Druid Theater
American School of Inspiration
January 26-28
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM
Sunday at 3:00 PM
The Druid Theater is located at 9840 Main Street, Damascus, MD  20872 - Second Level
Tickets are $15 online, $17 at the door, $6 for students
Tickets can be purchased through our website at
For more info:  240-745-5024 or
Inspired by Federico Fellini’s Nights of Cabiria, SWEET CHARITY explores the turbulent love life of Charity Hope Valentine, a hopelessly romantic
but comically unfortunate dance hall hostess in New York City. With a tuneful, groovy, mid-1960s score by Cy Coleman,
sparkling lyrics by Dorothy Fields, and a hilarious book by Neil Simon, SWEET CHARITY captures all the energy, humor, and heartbreak
of Life in the Big City for an unfortunate but irrepressible optimist.

Musical numbers include: “Big Spender,” “If My Friends Could See Me Now,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This,”
“I’m a Brass Band” and “Baby, Dream Your Dream.”

Summer Internships & Apprenticeships
Wolf Trap
Fostering the next generation of arts leaders

Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships give budding professionals a competitive edge—whether they seek jobs in the arts or any other field.
Employers are looking for college graduates who can hit the ground running—those who don’t need training in basic workplace skills,
like inter-office communications and coordinating multiple projects.
Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships provide these fundamental skills, as well as specialized training in specific disciplines—
from technical theatre and arts management to fundraising, accounting, and special events.
Interns and apprentices get a nuanced view of a field that is rapidly changing and what it takes to evolve and innovate. This experience
helps interns and apprentices build leadership skills that can be applied to the performing arts or any line of work they choose to pursue.
And last but certainly not least, Wolf Trap internships and apprenticeships offer young professionals an opportunity to contribute to
arts and education programs that enrich thousands of lives each year.  
Major support of this program is provided by the Rubenstein Next Generation Initiative.
Additional support is provided by the Anthony and Beatrice Welters Family.

Available internships and apprenticeships
Summer internships
May to August
Applications due February 1 
| Summer Opera apprenticeships
Applications due March 1
Spring internships 
January to April 
Applications due November 1
Fall internships 
September to December 
Applications due July 1

Much more information on the website at: Wolf Trap Internships and Apprenticeships

Coming the Weekend of February 9th!
The Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
The 32nd Annual Maryland Theatre Festival
Hosted by Port Tobacco Players
LaPlata, MD
More information ont the website.
Script Submissions Due February 14th!

2018 Watermelon One-Act Festival (WOAF)
Deadline: VALENTINE’S DAY (Feb 14, 2018). 
Please email scripts (up to three per playwright) to
2018 WOAF is scheduled for the weekend of June 2-3 (with technical rehearsals that Thursday and Friday)
and will be hosted once again by:
St. Mary’s College of Maryland at the Bruce Davis Theater
located in the Montgomery Hall Fine Arts Center.
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 for more information.
Help support original works throughout the region and make our festival a success!

Opens March 9th
Bowie Community Theatre
by Victor Gialenalla
Adapted from novel by Mary Shelley
March 9-25, 2018
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Additional Saturday matinee March 17 – 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.