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Seeking Directors for the New Season!
Colonial Players of Annapolis
74th Season

The Colonial Players is seeking directors for its 74th season running September 2022-June 2023.
Prospective directors are invited to apply for any of the following shows:

Red Herring by Michael Hollinger, opens Oct 21, 2022
Coney Island Christmas by Donald Margulies, opens Dec 1, 2022
Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos, opens Jan 6, 2023
The Book of Will by Lauren Gunderson, opens Feb 24, 2023
Putting It Together by Stephen Sondheim, opens Apr 7, 2023
Ravenscroft by Dan Nigro, opens May 19, 2023
Descriptions of the shows can be found here:

More information about Director applications can be found here:

Please contact Darice Clewell at for more details about the individual plays.

Opens May 6th
Kentlands Community Players
Shakespeare In Love: The Play
Based on the screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard
Adapted for the stage by Lee Hall
Directed by Bruce Hirsch
Produced by Meredith Fogle
May 6-8 and a special Memorial Day weekend reprise May 28 and 29
Friday and Saturday at 8pm
Sunday @2pm
Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road in Gaithersburg

Tickets can be found HERE

2nd Star Productions
First show of the '22-'23 Season!
by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Miss Cody Jones

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs
while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves pitted against each other
in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

Audition Dates & Times:
Tuesday, May 31 and Thursday, June 2 at 7 pm.
The Bowie Playhouse,
16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715

Callbacks Online via Zoom
Saturday, June 4 at 11am-2pm

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

COVID-19: 2nd Star is requiring that all participants in our productions are vaccinated and boosted (as eligible). Please bring your vaccination cards 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

Rockville Little Theatre
Moon Over Buffalo
by Ken Ludwig
Directed by Seth Ghitelman

Monday, June 6th at 7PM
Thursday, June 9th at 7PM
Glenview Mansion Cottage
603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville, MD 20851

Auditions are by Appointment!
Please Visit Our Audition Page for Details.
To help ensure the safety of all our volunteers, actors will need to provide proof of vaccination in order to be cast.

Auditions will consist of a two minute comic monologue. There will be monologues available if you don't have one prepared.
Callbacks will be scheduled if needed.
Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).
All roles are unpaid.

All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected.
RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities.
Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.

George - (55-65) Patriarch of the family and the theater troupe. A Classical actor who never got his break in the movies.
Loving father and husband in his own mind. - Role will involve stage combat
Charlotte - (45-55) Matriarch of the family and the theater troupe. Starred in B movies and never got her big break in the movies.
Great comic role originally played by Carol Burnett. - Role will involve stage combat
Ethel - (65-75) Almost deaf mother of Charlotte and thorn in the side of George. She is more grounded than she looks.
Rosalind - (25-35) Daughter of George and Charlotte. She left the theater troupe to try and have a 'regular' life, but is unwittingly at first pulled back into theater
and her relationship with Paul. She is the fiancee of Howard as the show begins. - Role will involve intimacy
Howard - (25-35) Fiancé of Rosalind. Weatherman at local TV station who is mistaken for Frank Capra. Naive about theater,
but anxious to impress his prospective new in-laws. - Role will involve stage combat
Eileen - (25-30) The young ingénue who is pregnant by George. Distressed by her situation, but wants to do the right thing.
Paul - (25-35) Actor and Company manager. He keeps the troupe running. Still in love with Rosalind. - Role will involve intimacy and stage combat
Richard - (40-50) Lawyer for the Hays and lover of Charlotte. Wants to give Charlotte the kind of life he thinks she deserves outside of theater.

See our website for sign up instructions, audition forms and more information.

Performance Dates
September 23, 24, 25*, 30 & October 1, 2*
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm
* Sunday Matinees at 2 pm

Opens June 10th
The British Players Present
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Directed by Laura Andruski
Produced by Teri Klein Allred and Lauren Pacuit
Based on Charles Dickens’ final unfinished novel, this hilarious whodunit invites the audience to solve the mystery by choosing the identity of the murderer.
The tale is presented as a show-within-a show, as the Music Hall Royale – a delightfully loony Victorian theatre company – presents Dickens’ brooding mystery.
Musical numbers include “Perfect Strangers,” “Don’t Quit While You’re Ahead,” “Off to the Races” and “Moonfall”.
Friday, June 10, 17, 24 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, June  11, 18, 25 at 8:00 pm
Thursday, June 23 at 8:00 pm 
Saturday, June 18 at 2 pm
Sunday, June 12 and 19 at 2pm

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, The Nolan Center:
1524 35th St. NW Washington, DC 20007
Ticket Price:  $28 adults $15 Kids under 12 $23 - Groups of 8 or more adults  
Tickets can be purchased at:

• Doors to the theatre open 1/2 hour before show time. Since there is limited lobby space available, please plan to arrive as close to that time as possible.
The British Players, a 501(c)(3) non – profit organization, supports British and American charities through performances of British shows.
BP will be taking all necessary precautions to be safe and COVID compliant.
We are now selling SEASON TICKETS online!
Come join us for a Season of Fun and Frivolity!
Go to to purchase tickets online or to download a Mail Ticket Order Form.
Questions? Email:

Opens June 10th
Bethesda Little Theatre
A Night Out On Times Square
An Original Musical Revue

Featuring songs from all the Broadway shows you’ve been wishing you could see in one night but couldn’t... until now.
Come From Away, Six, Dear Evan Hansen, Chicago, Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, Company, Hadestown, Hamilton, and more.
We even have some side trips to some of the wonderful music clubs Times Square has to offer.
Don’t miss your chance to see numbers from some of the hottest shows on Times Square!

At Montgomery County Cultural Arts Center, theater two, Silver Spring, MD
Dates: June 10, 11, 17, 18 @ 8 PM and June 12, 19 @ 2:30 PM.
General seating
Tickets available

Colonial Players of Annapolis

First show of the Season 74!
by Yasmina Reza
Directed by Debbie Barber-Eaton

What is art? How about a painting that is entirely white? Would it be art? One of Marc’s best friends, Serge, has just spent most of his savings on such a painting.
Marc is initially incredulous, then amused and ultimately outraged by this. Their mutual peace-making friend, Yvan, though burdened by his own problems,
allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas.
What begins with hilarity dissolves into vicious cruelty, as friendships are pushed to their very limits.

Audition Dates & Times:
Monday, June 20 and Tuesday, June 21 at 7 pm.
The Colonial Players of Annapolis,
108 East Street, Annapolis, 21401

Callbacks will be by invitation only:
Thursday, June 23 at 7 pm.

CP is an all-volunteer organization. All roles are unpaid.

COVID-19: The Colonial Players are requiring that all participants in our productions are vaccinated and boosted (as eligible).
Please bring your vaccination cards to auditions.
Auditioners must mask when in the Theater, but may unmask for the audition itself if comfortable.
Performances will be unmasked (audiences will be masked).

Visit for full the details.
For additional questions concerning these auditions, please email

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.