Thursday, December 13, 2012
The lighthearted play about female friendships opens at the Bowie Playhouse on Friday and runs through Dec. 23.
Five lifelong friends look for love and try to realize their dreams in Bowie on Friday with the opening of Prince George’s Little Theater’s latest production. Hallelujah Girls, described by director Estelle Miller as a fun, lighthearted story about “women of a certain age.” It tells the story of five women who are each looking for happiness in their lives—be that love, a new business venture, happiness in marriage or happiness for their children. “They all have stories, they all have histories,” said Miller. Miller has been directing for 46 years and said Hallelujah Girls appeal to her because it was so lighthearted and well written, and because she loves working with female ensemble casts. The play, said Miller, is really a tribute to …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company's production of Cymbeline opened Oct. 18.
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of Cymbeline, open Oct. 18 at the Bowie Playhouse, and will run through October 27. Tickets can be purchased online here, and range from $15 to $20, including discounts available for seniors and students. For more information about the play, read Patch's preview of Cymbeline here.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company's upcoming production promises something for everyone.
Romance, comedy, tragedy, death, happy endings, resolutions, lessons learned and lessons not learned. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s upcoming production of Cymbeline, which opens Oct. 18 at the Bowie Playhouse, has something for everyone. “Tackling this work is very exciting because there are a lot of layers to discover in the process,” said Sally Boyette-D’Angelo, artistic director for the company. Boyette-D’Angelo isn’t kidding when she says that there’s a lot going on in the play, which is one of Shakespeare’s older and longer works. There’s forbidden love, an exiled husband, an evil queen, long-lost brothers, an assassination plot and manipulation in Cymbeline, all in a story that has several correlations with Snow White, said …
Friday, September 28, 2012
The Bowie Community Theater's production of this scary classic will run until mid-October.
Just in time for for Halloween, the Bowie Community Theater’s production of Dracula opens at the Bowie Playhouse at 8 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28. An adaptation of Bram Stoker’s classic novel, this play by Hamilton Deane and John Bladerston tells the tale of an English woman, Lucy, who has fallen ill. Dr. Van Helsing believes that Lucy has fallen victim to a blood sucking, vampire menace. This production of Dracula is being directed by Michael Forgetta and will run Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through Oct.13. General admission tickets are $17 and senior/student tickets are $12. Check the event listing of Bowie Patch for more details.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
A few fun events happening in Bowie this weekend.
Bowie residents have four chances this weekend to catch the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Comedy of Errors. Shows are at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bowie Playhouse, with a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. Local theater buffs also can check out the Prince George’s Summer Teen Theatre’s production 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play at the Charis Center for the Arts this weekend, with shows at 7p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and a show at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, and $8 for seniors and kids 12 and under. More of a movie buff? Grace Lutheran Church is holding a free Movie on the Lawn at 7:30 p.m. Friday showing Star Wars IV: A New Hope. …
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Bowie residents might want to catch these local performances before they close this weekend.
This weekend is the last chance for local theater lovers to catch two Bowie-based productions. The Annapolis Shakespeare Company will hold its final performances of The Comedy of Errors this weekend, with shows at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bowie Playhouse. There also will be a 2 p.m. show on Saturday. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors. The Prince George’s Summer Teen Theatre also will hold their final performances of 30 Reasons Not to Be in a Play at the Charis Center for the Arts this week, with shows at 7p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and show at 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $10, and $8 for seniors and kids 12 and under.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
Patch rounds up a few events happening in Bowie this weekend.
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s production of The Comedy of Errors opens Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Bowie Playhouse, with additional shows at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday nights and at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online here. The Bowie Baysox take on the Trenton Thunder in their home stand this weekend while hosting their annual family campout at the stadium on Friday. The campout will include fireworks and a family-friendly movie following the game. The event is open to all fans but space is limited so preregistration is required. Tickets are $7 with no additional charge for the campout. The game begins at 7:05 p.m. Check the Baysox website for more details. If camping is not your thing, you can see the Baysox …
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 …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The Annapolis Shakespeare Company's upcoming production opens on Aug. 2 at the Bowie Playhouse.
What do time travel, steampunk, classical text, and 1890s France have in common? They are all essential components of the Annapolis Shakespeare Company’s (ASC) upcoming production of The Comedy of Errors, according to Artistic Director Sally Boyett-D’Angelo. Shakespeare’s original work tells the tale of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. When the four encounter one another years later, cases of mistaken identity lead to near-seductions, beatings, false arrests and accusations, and more. The story and the language in the ASC production will stay true to the orginal, but there are some surprising twists for theater goers. “We’ve modernized it without changing the integrity of the story,” said Boyett-D’Angelo. ASC …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Patch pulls together a few of the week's can't miss deadlines.
The St. George Players will present their last two perfomances of Noises Off this weekend on May 4 and May 5 at 8:30 p.m. at 7010 Glenn Dale Road in Glenn Dale. The comedic play follows the on and off stage antics of a performing troupe.Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students and seniors. Aspiring actors and actresses, today is your last chance to audition for the Bowie Community Theater production of Love, Sex, and the IRS. Auditions will be held tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Bowie Playhouse. They are casting three to four women and four to five men, ages 20 to 30 and 40 to 65. For more information, call or email Terry Averill at 301-805-0219 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Callbacks will be held on May 2.