Friday, March 8, 2013
The two old town Bowie institutions are partnering to host the event for a second year.
The Charis Center for the Arts and Mama Cocoa's Delights will be partnering for a second year to host old town Bowie's second ArtsFest, scheduled for April 13. “Our inaugural year was extremely successful and we are excited to bring this event back again this year,” said Emma Hadley, executive director of the Charis Center, in a statement. The rain-or-shine event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., starting in front of the Charis Center on 8th Street and following Chapel Avenue down to Mama Cocoa's Delights. “We have theatre demonstrations and performances, a children’s chorus, several bands, and street Buskers to entrain the public while they peruse and shop for high quality art," Hadley said. Hadley also said she is pleased to …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Offering various performing and visual arts programs, the Charis Center makes the arts accesible to Bowie's youth.
Although St. James Church in Old Bowie closed due to dwindling membership about two years ago, the historic building is far from empty. Now, instead of Sunday services and potluck dinners, the church is the setting for children’s plays and arts enrichment classes, all thanks to Emma Hadley, the Charis Center for the Performing Arts, and a little help from the Episcopal Diocese of Washington, DC. Located on 8th street in Old Bowie, the Charis Center offers a variety of performing arts and visual enrichment programs for children ages 4 through middle school. There is an after-school program for elementary-aged children as well as individual, hour-long, weekly lessons in various visual and performing arts. The idea for the Charis Center had …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
The Charis Center for the Arts is hosting auditions for their upcoming production of 'The Princess and the Pea' on Jan.7 and Jan. 9.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
This summer theater troupe will produce their first comedy, opening on August 3.
Think the life of the stage is all fame, fortune and fun? Well, according to Alan Haehnel’s comedy 30 Reasons Not To Be in a Play, produced by the Prince George’s Summer Teen Theater (PGSTT), the dramatic life should be avoided at all costs. PGSTT’s first comedy in their 40 year history promises fun for the whole family with a cast full of characters who encounter various mishaps, including stage kisses, pink eye infections and even inciting World War III. The play opens on Aug. 3 at the Charis Center for the Arts. Bowie native Nicole Balay plays several characters in the production. A veteran television commercial actress, 30 Reasons will be Balay's first on-stage acting experience. “I like acting and I enjoy the class,” said 12-year-old …