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Congratulations to all the 2017 WATCH Award Winners
Results can be found HERE.
Opens March 10th
Bowie Community Theatre
Night Watch
by Lucille Fletcher
March 10-26, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note: Add’l Saturday matinee March 18 – 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.
Unable to sleep, Elaine Wheeler paces the living room of her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. 
Elaine's terror grows as she sees (or thinks she sees) a murder committed in the townhouse across the way.  After several "crying wolf"
calls to the police, all to no avail, and a visit from a psychiatrist hired by her husband, Elaine may be on the verge of a breakdown. 
Should Elaine commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment?  From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly as those involved -
Elaine's old friend and house guest Blanche; the inquisitive and rather sinister man who lives next door; and the nosy German maid Helga -
all contribute to the deepening suspense and mystery of the play as it draws toward its riveting and chilling climax.

Montgomery Playhouse
in partnership with Arts on the Green at the Arts Barn in Gaithersburg
An American Daughter
by Wendy Wasserstein
Monday, March 13 and Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm
Call backs, if needed, will be Wednesday March 15
Auditions will be at the Gaithersburg Arts Barn – 311 Kent Square Rd. Gaithersburg, MD
Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
Performances will be Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays May 12 – May 28
About the play:
Lyssa Dent Hughes is the privileged, well-educated daughter of a Republican senator. She is the wife of a professor and the owner of a lovely house in Georgetown. She is also the president’s nominee for Surgeon General. When the media discovers that once, long ago, she failed to respond for jury duty, this relatively minor misstep is portrayed as a serious moral lapse. A good friend uses the incident to make a point, scarcely thinking of the implications, and Lyssa must suffer the consequences. From that moment on, Lyssa Dent Hughes sits helplessly as the press investigates her family and friends,  shattering her privacy, her career, and her world.
Director Bruce Hirsch is looking for 4 women and 6 men. Ages range from mid 20s to mid 60s.
Special casting note: One of the women is an African - American about 45

Additional information is available on our website:
The British Players
Bernard Shaw's
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Produced  by  Pauline  Griller-Miller  &  Eileen  Kent.
Performances: Friday,  March 24 – Saturday, April 9,   2017
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
For further information please contact Pauline Griller-Mitchell, director at: 
or Eileen Kent, co-producer at:
Ankh Reperrtory Theatre
& The Finest! Performance Fiundation
In partnership with the City of Gaithersburg
Directed and Choreographed by Kashi-Tara & Kelly Chauncey
Musical Direction by Joshua Somerville
Costumes by Karen Rawlins
March 29 and 30, 7:30-9:30 PM
The Gaithersburg Arts Barn
All roles open and unpaid.
Slots will be assigned.
Please send audition slot requests to:
The roles of Effie, Lorrell, Deena & Jimmy Early will be double-cast.
Performances Weekends June 9-25 at the Arts Barn.
Tickets Go On Sale April 1st!
Bowie Community Theatre
Youth Theatre Program
Hairspray JR
By Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International
Book by Mark O’Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Marc Shaiman
Lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Based on the film written and directed by John Waters
May 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 2017
Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2PM
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
13106 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20720
To Purchase Tickets:
$10/Adults, $8/Students/Seniors/Military, 3 and under FREE
Tickets go on sale April 1st! 
Purchase tickets online with a major credit card.
Cash, check only at the door. RESERVATIONS RECOMMENDED

Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical
that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country!  Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation
of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray”
that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

Join Tracy Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle, Corny Collins, Amber Van Tussle, Link Larkin and the whole gang
for this wonderful show brought to you by BCT and a grant from the City of Bowie Arts Programs.

The British Players
A Murder Mystery Musical
Book, Lyrics and Music by James McDonald, David Vos, and Robert Gerlach
Additional Music by Ed Linderman
Director: Chrish Kresge
Music Director: Chuck Hoag
Producer: John O’Leary
Monday, April 10th  7:00pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday, April 12th  7:00pm - 10:00pm
Callbacks: Saturday, April 15th  2:00pm – 4:00pm
Bannockburn Community Center
6314 Bannockburn Drive
Bethesda, MD 20817
Casting six men & four women
Provide resumé, headshot, and schedule conflicts.
Please prepare 32 bars of an upbeat musical theater song that best shows your range.
Bring sheet music in your key; an accompanist will be provided.
There will also be cold readings from the script.
The characters have accents ranging from Cockney to upper-class British.
You will be asked to demonstrate simple stage movement.
Wear appropriate clothing and shoes that allow freedom of movement.
Rehearsals begin April 20th, typically 3 nights per week – Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Sunday afternoons (also some Saturday afternoons).
Rehearsal Locations: Metropolitan Church, Nebraska Ave, NW and Bannockburn Community Center

Performances June 9 – June 24, 2017
Kensington Town Hall, Kensington, MD
For further information, please contact:
Chrish Kresge (Director):
Chuck Hoag (Musical Director):
John O’Leary (Producer):

Kensington Arts Theatre
The Fantasticks
Book/Lyrics by Tom Jones
Music by Harvey Schmidt
Directed by Eric Scerbo
Music Direction by Stuart Y. Weich

May 12, 13, 14 (Sunday), 19, 20, 21 (Sunday), 26, 27.
*Friday/Saturday shows at 8:15pm, Sunday matinees at 2pm

Kensington Town Hall / Armory
3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895

Watermelon Inc.
2017 Watermelon One Act Festival
2017 WOAF will be hosted by
St. Mary’s College of Maryland
at the Bruce Davis Theater |
June 3-4 (with tech-ins scheduled evening of the 1st and all day on the 2nd).