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Opens October 21st!
Colonial Players of Annapolis
The Lifespan of a Fact
Written by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Directed by Estelle Miller
October 21 – November 12, 2022
8:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday
2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees

When a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine meets a talented writer with a transcendent essay
about the suicide of a teenage boy, the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

Director opportunity
Kentlands Community Players
Agatha Christie’s
The Hollow
In cooperation with Arts on the Green at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg
Production dates: January 13-January 29, 2023
Auditions October 24 and 25, 2022 with callbacks (if necessary) October 27, 2022
First Rehearsal November 2, 2022

The Hollow
An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell,
arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place,
we find his dull but devoted wife, Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor, Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star, Veronica.
Also visiting are Edward and Midge, whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grows
so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive, but only one of them did the deed.

Click here for Director Submission Form:

This is an unpaid directing opportunity. Please email submission

Mini-Musicals on the Move®
Looking for men ages 21 and older with strong singing voices to play leading roles.
Mini-Musicals on the Move® performs abbreviated musicals (complete with costumes, props, and some dancing)
for senior living facilities in the Washington D.C. metro area
– it’s a great way to give back to the community! 
You will perform about once a month.
All roles are volunteer and unpaid.
If interested, please email for more information and to schedule an in-person audition.
Proof of full vaccination and at least one booster are required at the time of audition.
Auditions will be arranged based on availability, preferably on Sept. 16, 7-9 pm, or Sept. 17, 4-6 pm.
Further information about the group can be found at  or on our Facebook page.
Mini-Musicals on the Move® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


Sandy Spring Theatre Group
In conjunction with the City of Gaithersburg/The Arts Barn in the Kentlands
SSTG Winnie
Directed by Kevin Sockwell
Music Directed by Arielle Bayer

Monday September 19 and *Tuesday September 20 at 7:00pm.
Callbacks (if needed): Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00pm.
Gaithersburg Arts Barn, 311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Location for Tuesday: Kentlands Mansion 320 Kent Square Rd Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Opening November 25 (the Friday after Thanksgiving) and running weekends through December 11, 2022.
All performances are matinees.

All roles are for actors aged teen-adult. Roles are open and unpaid. EVERYONE is welcome.
Auditions will consist of a vocal audition and cold readings from the script.
Please prepare 32 bars of a song and bring sheet music.
Piano accompaniment will be available or you may sing a capella. 

Please bring a headshot/resume (if you have one) as well as a prepared list of your conflicts during the rehearsal period.

NOTE: Rehearsals will be held at the home of Director Kevin Sockwell until October 24
Kevin lives 1/2 mile from James Hubert Blake High School, 300 Norwood Rd, Colesville, MD 20905

Questions? Please email: 

Cast of Characters 
Christopher Robin............................... a young boy 
Eeyore................................................. a donkey 
Piglet................................................... a small pig 
Winnie-the-Pooh................................. a teddy bear 
Rabbit...................................................a small rabbit
Tigger................................................... a small tiger 
Kanga.................................................. a mother 
kangaroo Owl.......................................a wise old owl with a "tail" to tell 

All performers must be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination at the time of auditions.
Owing to the nature of the production and performance space, there can be no exceptions or exemptions granted.
Masks will be required at all auditions and rehearsals. 
Rehearsals and performances will follow all federal, state, county, and city COVID-19 mitigation protocols. 

Colonial Players of Annapolis
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
Directed by Robin Schwartz

Location: The Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401
Saturday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be by invitation only.
Monday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

Show Synopsis:
The three Magrath sisters are back together in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi in the mid 1970's. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazelhurst as she is the caretaker of the sisters’ cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for shooting her husband. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own “crimes of the heart”.

Character Breakdown:
All roles are open and unpaid. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors. The show requires 5 women* and 2 men, of any ethnicity.
*The role of Chick will be double cast and will also be swing for the 3 sisters. Two women will share the role and perform in half of the shows. The shows in which they are not  performing the role of Chick, they will be on standby for the other actresses.

Lenny (30) the oldest McGrath sister, caretaker of her Granddaddy, homely, not worldly.
Meg (27) the middle McGrath sister, the black sheep of the family with a wild side. Left home to pursue a singing career but failed. Role requires singing.
Babe (24) the youngest sister, vivacious and sunny on the outside, but deeply troubled on the inside. Out of jail on bail for shooting her abusive lawyer husband. Ability to play saxophone is a plus but not required.
Chick/Swing (29) the sisters’ first cousin who has claimed her place in small town society and is very concerned with appearances.
Barnette (26) Babe’s lawyer, awkward and falling in love with Babe while trying to bring down her husband.
Doc (30) Meg’s old boyfriend, quiet, stoic, walks with a slight limp from a wild night he and Meg shared in a hurricane.

Auditions will have cold readings from the script.
If an actor is interested in being considered for Meg, they will be asked to sing the chorus of "Lean on Me" or the chorus of another personal favorite song from the 1970s.

You must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 in order to audition. Rehearsals will be conducted masked. Performances will be unmasked.

Please visit for full information.

2nd Star Productions
Director/Choreographer: Rikki Lacewell Howie
Music Director: LeVar Betts
Producer: Cheramie Jackson

Tuesday, October 11 and Thursday, October 13. 7-9:30 pm (last check in at 9 pm)
The Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715
Performances: February 10 - February 25, 2023, Fridays through Sundays.
*Closing Saturday performance is a matinee.

A moving and celebratory musical play in which hats become a springboard for an exploration of black history and identity
as seen through the eyes of a young black woman who has come down South to stay with her aunt after her brother is killed in Brooklyn.
Hats are everywhere, in exquisite variety, and the characters use hats to tell stories concerning everything from the etiquette of hats
to their historical and contemporary social functioning. There is a hat for every occasion, from flirting to churchgoing to funerals to baptisms,
and the tradition of hats is traced back to African rituals and slavery and forward to the New Testament and current fashion.
The conclusion finds the standoffish young woman, whose cultural identity as a young black Brooklyn woman has been so at odds
with the more traditional and older Southern blacks, embracing hats and their cultural significance as a part of her own fiercely independent identity.

2nd Star is an all-volunteer organization–roles are unpaid.

COVID-19 Policies: 2nd Star is requiring that all participants in our productions are fully-vaccinated and boosted (as eligible).
Please bring proof of vaccination to auditions.
Auditioners must mask when in the Playhouse, but may unmask for the audition itself if comfortable.
Performances will be unmasked (audiences will be masked).

Visit for all the details, character breakdown, sides, and audition form.
For additional questions concerning auditions, feel free to email us at

The Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
Will hold its next
MD Community Theatre Festival

February 10th and 11th, 2023

Hosted by Port Tobacco Players
LaPlata, MD
Featuring some of Maryland's Best Community Theatres

Please let me know what our wonderful local theatre community is doing.
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Above all else, be safe!
Be creative, but be safe.