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Opens May 19th
Colonial Players of Annapolis
Written by Don Nigro
Directed by Alex Brady

May 19 - June 10, 2023
Thurs-Sat: 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm

On a snowy night in December 1905, Inspector Ruffing is called to a remote house to investigate the headlong plunge of Patrick Roarke down the main staircase.
In doing so, he becomes involved in the lives of five alluring and dangerous women. They lead him through a bewildering labyrinth of contradictory versions
of Patrick's demise and that of the late Mr. Ravenscroft. There are ghosts on the staircase, skeletons in the closet, and much more than the Inspector bargained for.
His investigation leads into his own tortured soul and the nature of truth itself. You will not guess the ending, but you will be teased, seduced, bewildered,
amused, frightened, and led to a dark encounter with truth or something even stranger.

Note: All single tickets are subject to a $2 service fee per ticket.

Face masks will be required for all patrons at all times at the following performances only:
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Friday, June 9, 2023

Face masks are optional, but strongly encouraged, for all other performances.
In the event that the CDC rating for Anne Arundel County is "High," masks will be required for all audiences

Opens May 26th
2nd Star Productions
Something Rotten!
Directed by Alanna Kiewe
Music Director Sarah Mitchell
Choreographed by Kelsey Meiklejohn Bowen & Summer Moore
Produced by Michael Mathes & Emily Mudd

May 26 - June 24, 2023
Friday & Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm.
*Closing Saturday performance is a matinee
The Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715

Running Time: approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes

COVID-19 Policies: All audience members must be masked while in the Playhouse.

Tickets and more information at

Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star aka Shakespeare.
When the local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing, and acting at the same time, Nick sets out to write the world’s very first musical.
But amidst the scandalous excitement of the opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self... and all that jazz.

Opens June 9th
Montgomery Playhouse
in partnership with The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
The Laramie Project

June 9 - 25, 2023
Performances are Friday & Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM
$22 / $20 Student (ages 15 - 21)


In October 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard, an openly gay college student, was brutally beaten & left to die on the plains outside Laramie, Wyoming.
Hailed as one of the most captivating & encompassing pieces of contemporary theater, The Laramie Project is a breathtaking collage
that explores the depths to which humanity can sink & the heights of compassion of which we are capable.

This play is based on a true story and includes strong language & mature content that some may find upsetting, including descriptions of homophobia, violence & death. Recommended for ages 15 & up.

A traveling exhibit from the Matthew Shepard Foundation to be on display in the Arts Barn gallery during the production run.
June 10 & 11 performances will feature ASL Interpreters. Please call the Arts Barn to reserve seating to better view the interpreters.
The June 11 performance will feature a cast & crew talkback following the performance.

Online ticket sales end two hours prior to performance. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Arts Barn box office or by contacting the Arts Barn. 301-258-6394 

Opens June 9th
The British Players
Willy Russell’s Blood Brothers

“Tell me it’s not true, say it’s just a story…” so begins one of the most popular British musicals ever, the show that thrilled audiences in the West End for 24 years
– over 10,000 performances. A noir-ish tale of twin brothers separated at birth, raised on opposite sides of the tracks and doomed to follow their destiny…
a spirited satire of working-class life…a haunting folk opera filled with love and desire…This is Blood Brothers.

Friday, June 9, 16, and 23 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 10, 17, and 24 at 8 pm
Saturday, June 17 and 24 at 2 pm
Sunday, June 11 and 18 at 2 pm

Kensington Town Hall
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895.
Tickets are on sale now!
Buy tickets:

Questions? Email us at, or call 240-600-1760.

Opens June 9th
Bethesda Little Theatre
The Soul of Broadway
A Musical Revue

June 9th and 10th at 8:00 PM
June 11th at 2:30 PM
Cultural Arts Center
Montgomery College
Theatre Two
7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Ease on Down the Road to The Soul of Broadway: An Original Musical Revue presented by Bethesda Little Theatre.
Enjoy songs from The Wiz, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Porgy and Bess, and more. Join us and experience the Soul of Broadway.

Tickets: $25, $22 Seniors and Military
For more information and ticketing:, 202-796-3431
Tickets at

Colonial Players of Annapolis
Written by Jean Baptise Poquelin de Moliere
Translated into English Verse by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Beth Terranova
Produced by Judi Wobensmith

Sunday, June 18, 2:00 p.m. 
Monday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.
The Colonial Players Annex,
2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Sign-in on each audition day will be during the half hour prior to the listed start time. Auditions start promptly at the listed time.
Callbacks will be by invitation only. Wednesday, June 21, 7:00 p.m.

All roles are open and non-paying. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors.
The show requires 7 men (possible doubling) and 5 women.
Although Moliere wrote Tartuffe as a satire on religious hypocrisy in 17th century France, and this production will be set in its proper time,
playmakers and audiences should have no trouble relating it to social tropes and characters of today.
Diverse casting is welcome as a way to further enhance the current relevance of this classic.

Performance Dates: September 8 - September 30, 2023. Thursdays - Sundays.

Wealthy bourgeois M. Orgon has taken into his household Tartuffe, an apparent religious zealot who has come on hard times. Actually an opportunist and swindler,
Tartuffe has gained substantial status in the eyes of Orgon and his mother, Mme Pernell. Orgon has become so enamored, he is tricked into handing over his property,
and is willing to give Tartuffe his daughter’s hand in marriage, breaking her current engagement. Orgon’s son, Damis, his brother-in-law, Cléante,
and his daughter’s maid, Dorine, all try unsuccessfully to get him to see the truth. Ultimately it is his wife, Elmire, who comes up with the plan to bring
Orgon to his senses and restore order.

Character Breakdown:
Mme Pernelle (50s+) Orgon’s mother. Overbearing.
Orgon (40s+) “Master of the House”. A well-to-do gentleman. Gullible.
Elmire (30s+) Orgon’s second wife. Tolerant…until she isn’t.
Damis (late teens-early 20s) Orgon’s son (Elmire’s stepson). Clear-eyed.
Mariane (late teens-/early 20s) Orgon’s daughter (Elmire’s stepdaughter). Obedient to a fault.
Valère (late teens-early 20s) Mariane’s fiancé. Starry-eyed.
Cléante (25+) Orgon’s brother-in-law. Skeptical.
Dorine (25+) Mariane’s lady’s-maid. Sharp-witted.
Tartuffe (30s+) A charlatan. Too clever.
M. Loyal* (25+) A Bailiff
Police Officer* (25+)
*Potential doubling.

Please see website for full details:

Auditions will involve a prepared piece from the list at the above link, and will also include cold readings from the script.
Please provide a schedule of conflicts from June 19, 2023 – September 30, 2023.
Auditioners will be asked to provide documentation of their vaccination status to be considered for a role.
All cast, staff, and show personnel are required to be vaccinated.

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