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Sandy Spring Theatre Group
in Partnership with the City of Gaithersburg Arts on the Green

Scool House

Book by
George Keating Kyle Hall Scott Ferguson
Music and Lyrics by
Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, George Newall, Kathy Mandry, Lynn Ahrens, Tom Yohe
Based on an idea by David McCall and a television series created by George Newall and Tom Yohe.
Directed by David Fialkoff
Music Directed by Melodia Rinaldi

Tuesday July 9th, 2024 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Wednesday July 10th, 2024 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Callbacks (if needed): Monday, July 15th at 8:00 pm.
Gaithersburg Public Library (MPL) (Upstairs!)
18330 Montgomery Village Ave, Gaithersburg MD 20879

All performances will held at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Opening October 18th and running weekends through October 27th, 2024.
Friday evenings (7:30 curtain) Saturday matinees (11 am & 2 pm) and Sunday matinees (1pm & 4pm).

Check back soon for more details!
Questions? Please email:
COVID-19 NOTICE: Masks will be required at all auditions and rehearsals.
Rehearsals and performances will follow all federal, state, county, and city COVID-19 mitigation protocols.

Appearing at the Capital Fringe Festival!
Presented by Otherwise Theatre Company
and Colonial Players
The Returned: A New Play
by Martin Thompson
Directed by Leslie Thompson

When the hapless Nestor slips on a slippery floor and dies, his new friend Dot makes a pact with a mysterious entity to retrieve his soul for an odd and terrible cost.
“The Returned” is a fast-paced two-hander, a dark comedy about teddy bears, elder gods, and the death of the American mall.

Run time: approximately 55 minutes

Admission Info:
The Returned premieres this July at Capital Fringe. 
Sat, 7/13, at 5:50 PM
Thu, 7/18, at 7:00 PM
Fri, 7/19, at 7:00 PM
Sat, 7/20, at 2:50 PM

All performances at Theater J
1529 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

All tickets $15

Get Tickets:

Colonial Players of Annapolis
The Winslow Boy
by Terence Rattigan.
Directed by Mary Watko

All roles are open and non-paying. The show requires 11 performers
Sunday, July 21, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday, July 22, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be by invitation only.
Wednesday, July 24, 7:00 p.m.
The Colonial Players Annex
2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Show Synopsis:
The play is based on the 1908 true story of a young teenage boy attending the ‘Royal Naval College on the Isle of Wight’, an island off the south coast of England.
‘Ronnie’ is falsely accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order from a schoolmate, resulting in his immediate expulsion from the naval college,
by the Admiralty of the Navy, without trial or even a hearing of his side of the story. Denying the accusation leads to the boy’s father and sister to hire a lawyer to clear his name.
After hiring a prestigious and talented lawyer, the case becomes a sensationalized public story and involves many changes to the five members of the Winslow family,
both personally and financially. This case played a major role in discussions of the application of a Petition of Right (to be heard)
and became one of the most widely debated events in Great Britain.

For full details and character breakdowns please visit:

Performance Dates: October 25 - November 16, 2024

The British Players
Jack and the Beanstalk, A British Pantomime
by Ben Crocker

Calling all singers, actors, dancers and joyous talent!
The British Players will be casting its annual pantomime, a family musical comedy show, with adults and children over the age of 12.
August 26th and 27th
From 7:00 PM to 9:45 PM
Bannockburn Community Clubhouse
6314 Bannockburn Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817.
Call backs, if needed, will be held Wednesday, August 28 at Bannockburn.
For more information, check out:

Jack Trot and his mother, Dame Trot live in a village called Merrydale. Jack is in love with King Bertram’s daughter, the lovely Princess Demelza.
The village is being terrorized by the Giant who lives Up-In-The Clouds. He demands increased taxes and the hand of the Princess in marriage.
In order to pay the Giant, Dame Trot and Jack are forced to sell their cow Daisy. However, Jack is tricked by Slimeball, the Giant’s henchman,
who pays him in beans instead of cash; and who abducts the Princess and takes her to the Giant.
Jack throws the beans away in disgust, but magically they grow into a huge beanstalk allowing him to climb up into the clouds to rescue the Princess.
Will it end happily ever after?

Gain Arts Administration Experience with a
Paid Fall Internship at Wolf Trap!

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis and will not be considered after August 1.

  • Paid part-time positions ($12/hour; up to 21 hours per week)
  • Must be physically located in and have a local address in VA, MD, or DC
  • Duration is 12 weeks with flexible start and end dates
  • Gain practical professional experience with portfolio-building, meaningful projects
  • Receive additional professional development opportunities


Fall internship positions are offered in the following areas:
Graphic Design
Special Events & Facility Rentals
Human Resources

For more information and to apply visit

Job Posting!
Tim Mooney Rep

Touring and Sales Administrator/Coordinator

Tim Mooney is looking for a part time Assistant to handle Administration and Coordination of his Touring Educational Theatre Offerings,
including his "Breakneck Shakespeare" series, (hoping to someday cover every Shakespeare play,) "Man Cave; a One-Man Sci Fi Climate Change Tragicomedy" ,
and his signature "Moliere Than Thou",.among others.
Click on the link above for his wesite with a full description of all his work.

The full Job Posting can be found HERE.

Especially looking at candidates who come with a working understanding of theatre, touring and/or Shakespeare.
The position starts at $20/hour with the opportunity for a bump-up after six months, and a down-the-line possibility for a successful candidate to go full time.
We begin interviewing the second week of September.

Please let me know what our wonderful local theatre community is doing.
I'm still happy to post any notices you have.

Above all else, be safe!
Be creative, but be safe.