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Casting Call!
The Baltimore Actors’ Theatre
is casting for its upcoming original musical adaptation:
The American Phantom of the Opera
February 22, 2015 through April 19, 2015
Oregon Ridge Dinner Theatre.
To schedule an audition, send inquiry with headshot and resume to:
Or call Linda Atwater, Company Manager, 410-337-8519. 

Looking for male actors and students with great acting skills -
that might be interested in contributing to advancing the science ofpsychology,
and earn $100 for their help.
My name is Beatriz Palma and I am a PhD student at theCounseling Psychology program
in the Psychology Department at the University ofMaryland (UMD).
I am working in my dissertation, for which I need male actorsto portray an 8 minutes clip of a client.
The clients portrayed will be 30-40years old, Black/African American and White/European American,
Looking for talented 25-40 years old Black/African American
and White/EuropeanAmerican actors to represent them.
If you are interested and/or have any questions,please send me an email at

Actors Needed!
Thunderous Productions
Spider's Web
A play by Agatha Christie
We are now looking for actors and actresses to fill a number of roles
We are in particular need of a female 18-24 who can look and play down to age 14,
or a teenager who can play age 14.
Anyone interested in any role should contact Rick Starkweather at 301-937-4532 immediately.
Will be performed at the Greenbelt Arts Center in June
Rehearsals will begin in March.
See the website for more information.

Seeking Original One Act Plays
Watermelon, Inc.
2015 Watermelon One-Act Festival
June 5-7, 2015
hosted by The Newtowne Players
Three Notch Theater in Lexington Park, MD
We are currently accepting original script submissions,.
Deadline VALENTINE’s DAY (February 14, 2015)
Please email scripts (up to three per playwright) to
WOAF is an excellent opportunity to showcase an original one-act play in a competitive environment.  You will not only receive instructional feedback from our adjudication panel,
but have a chance to win a variety of cash prizes.
Please visit for more information.
Opens January 9th
The 39 Steps
A comedy based on the film by Alfred Hitchcock
Directed by Karen Petersen
Produced by Tony Pisarra
Featuring John Van Eck, Chris Penick, Stephen Swift, and Olivia Haller.
The Dummy appears as himself.
January 9 through January 25, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8, and Sundays at 2.
Tickets are $20.00.
 To reserve your seats, call the Arts Barn at 301-258-6394.
Alternatively, you can reserve tickets at
 Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have the intriguing, thrilling, riotous and unmissable comedy. The show hurtles a notorious fugitive and a spellbound blonde from a London music hall north by northwest to Scotland’s most remote highlands. Will they save Britain from a den of devious spies? A cast of 4 plays over 150 characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinarily entertaining adventure. The 39 Steps contains every single legendary scene from the award-winning movie — including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the sensational death-defying finale in the London Palladium.
 Adapted by Patrick Barlow
 From the novel by John Buchan
 From the movie of Alfred Hitchcock
 Licensed by ITV Global Entertainment Limited  And an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon  For more information about this and other SSTG shows and activities this season, visit us at

Opens January 9th
The Vagabond Theatre in Fells Point
Ira Levin's
Directed by Roy Hammond
Weekends through February 8th
Go to for information and tickets
This production is the Baltimore premiere of this gripping psychological drama.
By the author of 'Deathtrap' and 'Rosemary's Baby,' this postwar thriller focuses on two refugees
trying to resume their lives after the horror of the Holocaust, fighting the interference
of a mysteriously alluring--and just maybe downright dangerous--woman.
This is a powerful and haunting drama of romantic obsession and betrayal.
Photos at

Red Branch Theatre Company
Spring Awakening
Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Jenny Male
Music Direction by Dustin Merrell
Monday, January 26: 7 PM – 10 PM
Thursday, January 29: 7 PM – 10 PM
Callbacks: Saturday, January 31
At the Drama Learning Center
9130-I Red Branch Road, Columbia, MD 21045
Please prepare 16-32 bars of contemporary musical theatre and a 60-second monologue.
For a character breakdown and more about the company:
Bring sheet music – an accompanist will be provided.
Submit headshot and resume to
with audition date preference for consideration.
Audition appointments will be scheduled on a first come – first served basis.
All actors will be paid an honorarium.
Do not call the box office with questions regarding auditions or casting.
Please use the e-mail address listed above.
Seeking versatile singing actors with movement skills aged 18 and above to fill all roles.
Non-Equity and Equity performers available to work under a Special Appearance Contract
are encouraged to submit.
Please do not submit if you will be younger than 18 at the start of production.
Rehearsal and Performance Dates
Rehearsals: beginning February and running through April 2015
Tech: April 12-16, 2015
Performances: April 17 – May 2, 2015

One Performance Only February 8th!
The Sandy Spring Theatre Group
Flaherty & Aherns'
The Emporer's New Clothes
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Directed by Andre Aviles
Lauren-Nicole Gabel  Music Director
Honey Cohen Producer
February 8th, 2015 1 pm
Congregation B'nai Tzedek
10621 South Glen Road
Potomac, MD 20854           
This musical, a family-friendly take on Hans Christen Andersen's beloved fairytale,
from the creators of the Seussical, adds music, dance
and a castle full of characters to the classic fable.
A newly crowned teenage emperor, Marcus the 3rd, believes he can only gain the
confidence necessary to rule by dressing in regal and impressive attire.
When his royal clothes-maker fails to create a wardrobe adequate to the task,
Marcus falls under the spell of a mysterious stranger who claims to be able to provide magical clothes. In the course of his misadventures, the young emperor learns important lessons about valuing substance over appearance, facing up to fears as well as good old-fashioned truth telling.
Premiering in 1985, The Emperor's New Clothes was the first collaboration between Stephen Flaherty (Music) and Lynn Ahrens (Books and Lyrics) the team that went on to create such stage classics as Ragtime (1998) as well as the beloved children's theater mainstay The Seussical (2000). 
Developed with Kansas City's Coterie Theater, a leader in theater for young audiences,
The Emperor's New Clothes includes the quirky, innovative music and clever,
inventive lyrics that would become the duo's hallmark.
The G-rated one act show has approximately a one hour run time and is appropriate for all ages.

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Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
421 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019 Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

Opens February 13th
Kensington Arts Theatre
THE 25th Annual Putnam County

Music and Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by Bobby Libby
Music Direction by Sam Weich
Produced by John Nunemaker
February 13, 14, 15, 19*, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, and March 1
Fri/Sat at 8:15PM
Sun at 3PM
Kensington Arts Theater at Kensington Town Center
(formerly The Armory)
3710 Mitchell Street | Kensington, MD 20895 | 206.888.6642 |
General Admission: $25
Seniors (60+) and Students (K-college): $20
Kensington Residents with valid ID and Children (13 and under): $17
Group rates available with advanced purchase only
*Special Industry/TOK rate: $17 | kensingtonartstheatre

Sandy Spring Theatre Group
in partnership with the City of Gaithersburg presents
Brighton Beach Memoirs
By Neil Simon
Directed by Bill Spitz
Monday, February 23 and Tuesday, February 24 7:30-9:30 pm
Callbacks if necessary - Thursday, February 26 7:30-9:30 pm
Gaithersburg Library
18330 Montgomery Village Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Headshots and resumes are not required but are welcome.
Roles are unpaid.
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879
Weekends, May 8-24, 2015
Friday and Saturdays at 8:00 pm; Sundays at 2:00 pm
The play takes place in Brooklyn, New York in 1937. The Jeromes are a middle class Jewish family.
Eugene Morris Jerome: 15-16 years old; needs to feel comfortable talking directly to the audience
(acts as a narrator); this character is based on Neil Simon's teenage years;
undergoing puberty which leads to him turning to his older brother for advice;
loves baseball; discovers girls under his own roof;
concerned for his family, especially his over-worked father.
Stanley Jerome: 18-20 years old; Eugene's older brother; knows how to stand up for a co-worker
when an issue develops at his job but has problems talking to his father;
gives advice on growing up to Eugene; beginning to feel trapped.
Kate Jerome: 45-55 years old; Eugene's mother; the force trying to hold her family together
but when issues arise her emotional strength is tested; opinionated.
Jack Jerome: 45-55 years old; Eugene's father; working 2 jobs in order to support his family
and his sister-in-law's family is wearing him down; has a lot of pressure at work
and doesn't need any extra pressure at home but everyone turns to him for advice; patient.
Blanche Morton: 40-50 years old; younger sister ; recently widowed mother of 2 girls; needed to move into the Jerome house because she was unable to support her children; with issues at the home though is she becoming more of a burden on her sister and brother-in-law; indecisive.
Nora Morton: 15-16 years old; Eugene's recently developing cousin whom he fantasizes about;
she has the chance to fulfill a dream to perform on Broadway; resentful of her sister;
angry over the death of her father.
Laurie Morton: 12-13 years old; Eugene's younger cousin; has a heart flutter so she can't
exert herself much which leads to Eugene having to do all her work;
very soft spoken; studious; quietly mischievous;
seems innocent but has a grasp on what the others are up to.
For information about our season please visit us at

Opens April 10th
Bowie Community Theatre
Flyin’ West
by Pearl Cleage
Produced by Ken Kienas
Directed by Estelle Miller
Following the end of the Civil War, many former slaves, took advantage of The Homestead Act
and went West to build new lives for themselves and their families.
Many of these homesteaders were black women who overcame tremendous odds to work their own
land and make a place for themselves in an often harsh and forbidding environment.
We invite you to witness the strength, dignity, mutual respect, and love of some of the
African-American female pioneers who settled, together, in the all-black town of Nicodemus, Kansas. The year is 1898.
April 10 – 25, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Add’l Saturday matinee April 18 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive
Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Ticket Prices: $20/adults, $15/Seniors (62+) /Students (Group rates available )
Cash, Check, and Major Credit Cards accepted.