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Seeking Submissions
Rockville Little Theatre
is delighted to announce that it is now seeking submissions to direct for its
70th Anniversary Season (2017-18)
To those interested, please submit no more than three proposals for plays selected from RLT's approved play list.
by December 19.
The list and full instructions are available at the link below.

Audition Workshop (ages 10-18)
Children's Theatre of Annapolis, Inc.
Whether you're auditioning for the first time or want to brush-up on your audition skills...
this workshop is a fantastic way to learn how to put your best foot forward at your next theatre audition.
Join local actor, director, and teaching artist Jose de la Mar
this Saturday (October 15) at 1:00 p.m. and learn:
 * How to dress for an audition
 * Warm-up exercises
 * Practice cold readings
 * Basic theatre vocabulary
 * Stage directions
 * Work on diction, voice projection, behavior, & positive attitude
For more information and ti register today, please visit

Greenbelt Arts Center
A Visit From Scarface
Directed by Keith Brown
Monday, October 10, and Tuesday October 11 at 7:30 pm
Call-backs if needed will be Wednesday, October 12.
Greenbelt Arts Center
123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD
Ben Hecht - a Hollywood screenwriter
Myron Selznick - a Hollywood agent
Dovie Love - a blonde starlet to Howard Hughes
Dutch - A henchman for Al Capone
Patsy - an enforcer for Dutch
Miss Spunk - a movie censor and temperance leader
Sinclair - a wealthy drunk
Hannahan - a house detective
  NOTE: The parts of Dovie and Patsy need to be actors who can play characters in their early twenties or early thirties.
All the other parts can be cast with actors of any age
The Story:
The year is 1932 and the famous Hollywood writer Ben Hecht has just finished his screenplay for a movie
produced by Howard Hughes called SCARFACE, loosely based on the real life story of Al Capone.
Hecht's agent shows up at his Hollywood apartment to get the script but it's missing!
Capone has sent a couple of his associates to have a little "talk" about the script with Ben.
The action and dialog flies faster than bullets as Hecht tries to get the script back while dodging the gangsters,
his agent, a blond starlet, a woman from the movie censor board, a drunk neighbor and the house detective. .

For additional information, contact Director Keith Brown at

Upcounty Players
Dashing Through the Snow
A Christmas Comedy in Two Acts
by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, & Jamie Wooten
October 11 - 7PM, October 13 - 7:30PM
Callbacks, if needed, on October 14, 7PM
BlackRock Center for the Arts
12901 Town Commons Drive
Germantown, Maryland 20874
Cold reading of selected sides
Please bring head shot, resume, and conflicts
5 Male Roles:
Mr Boykin: (Offstage Voice), downbeat, petulant guest (never seen); age from 18 to 50
Binky: Spry, energetic, Santa's elf, in love with Mrs. Claus; age from 30 to 50
Hoyt Ledford: Anxious man with an agenda; age from 25 to 50
Ainsley Danforth: pompous, overly dramatic actor, playing Scrooge at the local fire station; age from 30 to 60
Raynerd Chisum: Lovable friend of the Futrelles; age from 35 to 50
12 Female Roles:
Trina Walcott: bright and bubbly, owner of the Snowflake Inn B&B; age from 40 to 50 Lou Ida:
(Offstage Voice), surly housekeeper (never seen); age from 18 to 50
Cuddles: Matronly, actually Mrs. Claus, having a tryst with Binky; age from 30 to 50
Donna Jo Austin: Hoyt's younger sister, brash and spunky; age from 18 to 40
Ennis Puckett: Hoyt and Donna's aunt, 80's, curmudgeonly and sharp-tongued, fanatic about cleanliness and bugs; age from 30 to 60
Della Crowder: Ennis's sister, 80's, feisty, sweet-faced old lady, feuding with her sister for 35 years; age from 30 to 60
Lenora Benedict: self-involved prima donna, also appearing at the fire station; age from 30 to 60
Paulette Coogan: blunt, humorless stage manager; age from 18 to 50
Frankie Futrelle Dubberly: Youngest sister; age from 18 to 35
Twink Futrelle Buntner: Middle Futrelle sister; age from 35 to 55
Rhonda Lynn Lampley: Long Lost Futrelle sister; age from 30 to 50
Honey Raye Futrelle: Oldest Futrelle sister; age from 35 to 55
Need Stage crew, Light technician, Sound technician
Show Dates January 20, 21, 27, 28
For questions contact Joni Donlon ( or Jeffrey Smith (
Opens October 21st
2nd Star Productions
Gilbert and Sulivan's
HMS Pinafore
October 21 through November 19th, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3 pm
Final Performance on Saturday, November 19th at 3 pm
Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park
16500 White Marsh Park Drive, Bowie, MD 20715
General - $22, Seniors (60+), Active Military, and Full Time Students - $19, Children 11 and under - $12,
Discount available for prepaid groups and Season Ticket holders
Reservations: May be made through our website, or by calling (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819. Reserv
ed tickets must be picked up by 15 minutes before curtain or they might be resold in the case of a sold out performance.
Please see the website for more information.

Auditions for actors & actresses ages 10 - 18
Children's Theatre of Annapolis
DIRECTOR: Jeff Miller
Saturday, October 29; 10:00 a.m. – Noon
Sunday, October 30; Noon – 2:00 p.m
Children's Theatre of Annapolis
1661 Bay Head Road, Annapolis, MD 21409
Be prepared to do cold readings from the script (provided at the audition).
NOTE: This is not a musical.
For audition forms & more information, please visit
Questions? Email

Rockville Little Theatre
The Miracle Worker
By William Gibson
Directed by Laura W. Andruski
Monday and Wednesday, November 7 & 9 at 7 pm
Callbacks if needed on Thursday, November 10 at 7pm
Auditions will be held at the Elwood Smith Recreation Center
601 Harrington Rd, Rockville, MD 20852.
Please plan to arrive no later than 7:30.
Auditions will include cold readings from the script, individually and in groupings.
Please be prepared to list your conflicts (i.e, dates when you can’t attend rehearsals).
No appointments. All roles are unpaid.
All our shows use Open Casting, with no roles pre-selected.
RLT is committed to diversity, open to non-traditional casting, and will consider actors of all ethnicities.
More information at:

Come out and audition!
2nd Star Productions
An award-winning community theatre!
The area premiere of:
Peter and the Starcatcher
Monday November 7 and Wednesday November 9
Callbacks at Thursday November 10
Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
Doors open at 7 pm and auditions will start at 7:30 pm.
We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all sexes, races, and ethnic diversities!
Actors must be at least 12 years old to audition.
More information on roles and requirements on our auditions page at
This 2012 Tony-winning play is a wildly imaginative adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels,
telling how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan).
From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores
the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.

Performances are February 10-25, 2017, Fridays through Sundays.

Opens December 2nd!
Bowie Community Theatre
by Susan Cooper and Hume Cronyn
December 2-18, 2016
Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM, Sunday matinees at 2PM
Please note:  Add’l Saturday matinee December 10 – 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
Tickets $22/adults, $17/Seniors (62+) & Students (Group rates available)
Cash, Check and Major Credit Cards accepted.
Annie Nations, a strong-willed Appalachian woman, lives on her mountain farm with her sharp-tongued, bullheaded husband, Hector.
Her tranquility is threatened by a brash real estate developer who wants to turn her land into a vacation resort,
and by concern over her son, Dillard, a country singer who has come home with two stranded children because his wife has run away. 
Annie's battle to decide her future takes her through some funny, touching and magical flashbacks to her life with Hector. 
Foxfire is a poignant drama about maintaining one's identity and memories through the inevitable march of time.

The British Players
Bernard Shaw's
Directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
Produced  by  Pauline  Griller-Miller  &  Eileen  Kent.
Monday Dec. 12, 2016  7–9pm
Tuesday Dec. 13, 2016 7–9pm
Callback (if needed) Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
First read through Saturday, Dec. 17,   2016
Bannockburn Clubhouse
6314 Bannockburn Drive, Bethesda, MD 20817
Applicants are asked to prepare a 30 second monologue with a British accent.
There will also be cold readings from the script.
All roles are non-paying.
All ages. British accents preferred.
Performances: Friday,  March 24 – Saturday, April 9,   2017
Kensington Town Hall, 3710 Mitchell Street, Kensington, MD 20895
Eliza Doolittle - age 25'ish - has struggled all her life and been looked down on - needs to be able to transform from flower girl to sophisticated elegant young lady - must be able to sustain British accent - cockney to upper crust
Professor Higgins - 50'ish – chauvinistic, arrogant, superior - must have proper British accent
Colonel Pickering - 50-65 - ex military, charming, sympathetic, protective, caring personality - strong very British upper crust accent
Doolittle - 50'ish - charismatic man of the world - strong cockney accent - wheeler dealer - sees opportunities wherever he can
Mrs Higgins - 70s – Higgins’ mother - very elegant and aristocratic - disapproves of her son's behaviour
Mrs Pearce - 50'ish - Prof Higgins’ housekeeper - takes care of Eliza - motherly warm character - gets annoyed with Higgins
Freddie Eynsford-Hill -25-30 - Mrs Eynsford-Hill's son - falls in love with Eliza - typical rather soppy young man
Clara Eynsford-Hill - 20-25 - Mrs Eynsford-Hill's daughter - very impressionable - thinks Eliza is the latest thing in society
Mrs Enysford-Hill - 50s - mother to Clara and Freddie - upper crust lady who is easily shocked
Also casting ensemble - Covent garden crowd - men, women, boys and girls - all ages - some speaking roles.
For further information please contact Pauline Griller-Mitchell, director at: 
or Eileen Kent, co-producer at: