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Welcome
S.T.A.R., Ltd.
Children through Young Adult Theatre Programs
in Catonsville, MD
to our list of Maryland theatre companies.

Please let me know about any other groups coming or going in the area.

Auditions
Sandy Spring Theatre Group

SSTG - Long Lost First Play

Presented by the Sandy Spring Theatre Group 
in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg
Directed by Bruce Hirsch

AUDITIONS
Monday, February 13th & Tuesday, February 14th @ 7:00pm
Callbacks (if needed): Thursday, February. 16th

371 Main St. - Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (The Kentlands) 
(Offices of The List Reality)

PERFORMANCES:
April 21 - 30 (Friday & Saturday @ 8:00 pm) (Sunday @ 2:00 pm)
All performances at the Gaithersburg Arts Bar
311 Kent Square Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20879

INFORMATION FOR AUDITIONERS:
The Play: Three actors discover what appears to be the first play Shakespeare wrote
They attempt to perform it by taking on all the roles themselves.

We are looking for three actors, age 18 and up, who will each play multiple roles both male and female. 
Roles are open and unpaid. EVERYONE is welcome. Casting is ethnicity /gender neutral.
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.

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

Questions? Please visit our website sstgmd.org
Or email us: info@sandyspringtheatregroup.org 

COVID-19 NOTICE: All performers must be fully vaccinated and must show proof of vaccination at
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.

Opens February 10th
2nd Star Productions
Crowns
Director/Choreographer - Rikki Lacewell Howie
Music Director - LeVar Betts
Producer - Cheramie Jackson

February 10-25, Friday & Saturdays 8:00pm, Sundays 2:00pm.
*Closing Saturday performance is a matinee.
The Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715

Tickets and more information at www.2ndStarProductions.org

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.

COVID-19 Policies: All audience members must be masked while in the Playhouse. Vaccination is strongly recommended but not required.

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

February 11th and 12th, 2023

Hosted by Port Tobacco Players
LaPlata, MD
Featuring Performances by:
Kentlands Community Players
Rockville Little Theatre
Thunderous Productions
New Direction Community Theater
Port Tobacco Players
Newtowne Players
The British Players
Raging Hag Productions

Performace Session #1 Saturday Feb. 11th at 1:00 PM
Port Tobacco Players, Rockville Little Theatre, Thunderous Productions

Performace Session #2 Saturday Feb. 11th at 7:00 PM

Kentlands Community Players, New Direction Community Theater, Newtowne Players

Performace Session #3 Sunday Feb. 12th at 10:00 AM
Thunderous Productions, The British Players, Raging Hag Productions

Awards Presentation Sunday Afternoon

Two shows will be moving on to the Eastern States Regional Festival. Date and Location TBA.

Auditions
Bethesda Little Theatre
The Soul of Broadway:
An Original Musical Revue

Thursday, February 23rd 6-9 PM
Friday, February 24th 6-9 PM
Saturday, February 25th 2-4 PM
Palisades HUB
5400 Cathedral Ave, NW.

Please prepare 16 to 32 bars of a soul or rock ballad. It can be from a Broadway show, but that is not a requirement.

Ease on Down the Road to auditions for The Soul of Broadway: An Original Musical Revue. Have your chance to shine with songs from The Wiz,
Smokey Joe’s Cafe, Porgy and Bess, and more. Join us and experience the Soul of Broadway.  Go to our website to complete the audition form
  https://blt-online.org/wordpress/. Inquiries can be sent to bethesdalittletheatre@gmail.com. All roles are unpaid, and volunteer.
Bethesda Little Theatre is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit.

Performances: June 9, 10, 11 at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center.

: Opens February 24th
Colonial Players of Annapolis
The Book of Will
by Lauren Gunderson
Directed by Richard Atha-Nicholls

Without William Shakespeare, we wouldn’t have literary masterpieces like Romeo and Juliet. But without actors Henry Condell and John Heminges,
we would have lost half of Shakespeare’s plays forever! So, the King’s Men are getting the band back together. The goal: to gather the Bard’s
scattered masterpieces and bind them to each other, and to history. It’s a grand feat, to be sure. Especially for a community of actors
who may know all the ins and outs of iambic pentameter, but next to nothing about binding books. Even so, they undertake their mission with pluck and wit
and hearts full of joy. It’s a theatrical, beat-the-clock race to save a legacy, offering some of Shakespeare’s greatest hits spoken by your favorite players.

February 24 - March 19, 2023
Thurs-Sat: 8:00pm
Sun: 2:00pm
No matinee performance on 3/5 due to the St Patrick's Day Parade.

Live stream will be available from 3/10-3/19.
https://tickets.thecolonialplayers.org/eventperformances.asp?evt=316

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, March 12, 2023
Friday, March 17, 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.

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I'm still happy to post any notices you have.

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