News &Notices: Saturday, May 28, 2016 11:47 PM
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Opens May 13
Sandy Spring Theatre Group
at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn
The Foreigner
Directed by Bruce Hirsch
Weekends through May 29, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
311 Kent Square Road Gaithersburg, MD
Tickets are $20.00/adults, $12/children under 14.
All sales are final. Open Seating.
To reserve your tickets, call the Arts Barn at 301-258-6394 or click HERE
A great comedy with a great cast: 
John David Van Eck, Paul Noga, Becky Batt, Rebecca Sears, Rob Milanich, 
Marc Rehr and Dave Scheele; 
Several of whom you may recognize from their appearances at Montgomery Playhouse.
Make you reservation early!

A fishing lodge in rural Georgia provides a needed holiday for Charlie,
a painfully shy British gentleman. However, his plan for solitude turns hilariously awry
when his friend introduces him as an exotic foreigner who doesn't understand any English.
Soon, Charlie is in over his head as he unwittingly becomes the focal point of Southern hospitality and discovers mysterious schemes with hysterical and unexpected results.

Directors and Actors Needed!

Eighth Annual One-Act Festival
To be performed this coming September
at Howard County Center For the Arts
Four plays have been selected for presentation.
We are now looking for directors to work on the project.
Anyone interested in taking charge of one of the plays should call Rick Starkweather
at 301-937-4532 or email
as soon as possible so we can discuss this further.
We are also looking for actors and actresses (all ages) to work on the project as well.
Interested individuals should also call Rick Starkweather as soon as possible.
We hope to have directors in place and the rehearsal process underway by the middle of June.

Opens June 10th
The British Players
The 51st (New) Old Time Music Hall
Celebrating Queen and Country
June 10 to 25, 2016
Kensington Town Hall
3710 Mitchell Street Kensington MD 20895
Tickets (240) 447-9863 or visit

THE BRITISH PLAYERS invite you to join us for an evening of appreciation
for Britain’s longest reigning monarch, and the country to which she has devoted her life.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll celebrates her 90th birthday this year, a landmark in anyone’s life, but perhaps especially for the Queen who has led Britain through the turbulent second half of the 20th century and into the new millennium with unfailing grace and devotion to her people, her country, and the ideals of monarchy itself.
From her early life, through the dark days of WW2, when London was evacuated, she along with millions of other children, through her time serving as a military driver for the Auxiliary Territorial Service, to her crowning moment in Westminster Abbey when she received the ultimate symbol of British royalty.
We shall celebrate her passage from innocent childhood to head of state of a fading empire.
But it won’t all be pomp and circumstance; in the grand tradition of British Music Hall our cast
will dazzle you with song, dance, British humour (it will grow on you) and costume.
The beer and wine will flow, your laughter and singing along will raise the roof.
We have a new look, new acts and songs, yet infused as ever with the infectious gaiety of Old Time Music Hall;
or as we like to say, NEW Old Time Music Hall.

Master Classes Announced!
Kensington Arts Theatre
KAT Junior
We are happy to announce that KAT Junior is coming back this summer after a brief hiatus!
The all-inclusive program, which is designed to educate and help further the artistic and creative pursuits of young adults within the theatrical craft, will be led by Ryan Burke.
Ryan is a fan favorite here at KAT and has also been seen professionally on the Ford’s Theatre stage as well as NextStop Theatre Company in Herndon.
We have added Ines Nassara and Kevin McCallister to our summer roster.
We will have at least one more professional actor join the program by June!

Audition Song: 16-32 bars of an upbeat song (not from the show)
Audition Dates: June 7 & 8 (Tue/Wed) | Callbacks: June 11 (Saturday)
Location: Kensington Town Hall / Armory
Program Duration: June 14 – August 14 | Tuition: $750 (only if cast)
Rehearsals: Tue/Thu, with a Theatre 101 class on Wednesdays
In place of some of the Theatre 101 classes, there will be Master Classes with
professional actors in the DC area, including Ines Nassara and Kevin McCallister
During the two month process we will also be rehearsing for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR, which will open the weekend of August 14.

This way the students can access and use the lessons we learn in class in their performances.
It is an intensive program that will take place during weeknights (except for performances) and centers around putting up a quality production and understanding how to achieve this.

To sign up for auditions, please visit the KAT Junior website.

Opens June 10th
The Victorian Lyric Opera Company (VLOC)
H.M.S. Pinafore
by Gilbert & Sullivan
Director Catherine Huntress-Reeve
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre at the Rockville Civic Center
603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville MD 20851
Preview performance: June 9 at 8pm (all tickets half price)
Evening performances: June 10, 11*, 17, & 18* at 8pm
Matinee performances: June 12** & 19 at 2pm
Tickets: $28 for adults, $24 for seniors, and $20 for students with valid student ID.
All preview performance tickets are $14. 
Call the F. Scott Fitzgerald Theatre box office at 240-314-8690
or go to to purchase tickets online.

*A FREE pre-show lecture on the process of writing a new opera will be given by Sean Pflueger and Laura Fuentes. Mr. Pflueger and Mrs. Fuentes have composed a comic opera titled "Do Not Disturb", that VLOC’s parent company, The Forgotten Opera Company, is presenting in the DC Fringe Festival. The lecture will take place at 7:00pm in the Social Hall at the Fitzgerald Theatre.

**This performance features a special community outreach event for families starting at 12:45pm and includes dancing lessons, backstage tours, a post-show talk-back, and other activities.

Opens July 15th
Bowie Community Theatre
A Tomb With a View
by Norman Robbins
directed by Jeffery Lesniak
This comedy-thriller will start off BCT's 50th Anniversary Season!
July 15-31, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note:  Add’l Saturday matinee July 23 – 2PM
Bowie Playhouse, White Marsh Recreation Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
(Handicapped parking and theatre facilities available)
Bring one non-perishable food item for donation to the Bowie Food Bank in exchange for one FREE concession item!
Reservations: (301) 805-0219 or
Ticket Prices: $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students
(Group rates available)
Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.
Synopsis of Play:
Reading of the Will has never been this hilariously sinister . . . or this filled with outrageous,
cut-throat family members all vying for the millions left to unlikely heirs.
You'll meet the various Tomb Family members, one by one, each one more bizarre than the last.  Be prepared to be 'serenaded' by werewolves, 'entertained' by Julius Caesar, and even 'embedded in the garden' by a sweet little old aunt who plants more than just seeds in her flower beds.  By the end of the show, there are more corpses than live members left in the cast.
All is revealed as the plot twists and turns to its surprising conclusion.