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Colonial Players of Annapolis
The Lifespan of a Fact
by Jeremy Kareken & David Murrell and Gordon Farrell
Directed by Estelle Miller

Location: The Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401
Sunday, August 14, 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Monday, August 15, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Callbacks will be by invitation only.
Wednesday, August 17, 7:00 p.m.

Show Synopsis:
Jim Fingal is a fresh-out-of-Harvard fact checker for a prominent but sinking New York magazine. John D’Agata is a talented writer with a transcendent essay
about the suicide of a teenage boy—an essay that could save the magazine from collapse. When Jim is assigned to fact check D’Agata’s essay,
the two come head to head in a comedic yet gripping battle over facts versus truth.

Character Breakdown:
All roles are open and unpaid. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors.
The show requires 1 woman and 2 men, of any ethnicity.

Emily (50-60) editor of a New York magazine
Jim (25) junior journalist at New York magazine.
John (50-60) an essayist and has been for a long time. Well known in the industry.
Please prepare to tell a 5 minute story about yourself - funny, serious - does not matter. Do not memorize.
You must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 in order to audition. Rehearsals will be conducted masked. Performances will be unmasked.

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Opens August 19th
2nd Star Productions

Winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for drama, Sweat tells the story of a group of friends who have spent their lives sharing drinks, secrets, and laughs
while working together on the factory floor. But when layoffs and picket lines begin to chip away at their trust, the friends find themselves
pitted against each other in a heart-wrenching fight to stay afloat.

August 19 through September 3
Bowie Playhouse
More information at

CONTENT WARNING: This play includes mature themes, strong language, some sexual references, and violence. Recommended audience age 16 and up.

2nd Star Productions
The Sound of Music

Monday, August 22 and Tuesday, August 23 at 7 pm
*Check back for more details
The Bowie Playhouse
16500 Whitemarsh Park Drive, Bowie MD 20715
*Auditioners should attend either the Monday or Tuesday dates, but not both.
Callbacks Date & Time: Wednesday, August 24 at 7pm
*Please keep Wednesday evening clear in case you are called back. If you are needed for callbacks, you will be notified by email by noon on Wednesday, August 24.

Unavailable for the audition dates but interested in an alternate audition time?
Please email with your availability prior to callbacks.

Performances: November 18 - December 17, 2022, Fridays through Sundays.
*Closing Saturday performance is a matinee.

Rehearsals will primarily be held on Tuesday nights (7-10 pm), Thursday nights (7-10 pm), and Saturday mornings (11-3 pm) beginning in late August or early September.
Not all actors will be required for all rehearsals, and conflicts can be honored.
Load-in is Saturday, November 5, and technical rehearsals will run every day until opening on November 18.

COVID-19 Policies: 2nd Star is requiring that all participants in our productions are fully-vaccinated and boosted (as eligible).
Please bring proof of vaccination to auditions. Auditioners must mask when in the Playhouse, but may unmask for the audition itself if comfortable.
Performances will be unmasked (audiences will be masked and required to provide proof of vaccination).

Additionally, all participants will be masked for all rehearsal until tech week. Beginning with tech week, participants will be tested weekly.
2nd Star is happy to provide tests for those who do not have access to them.

2nd Star Productions is an entirely volunteer-run organization. No acting or production team roles are paid.

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The British Players
Annual Pantomime: A family musical comedy show, with adults and children over the age of 12.
Rapunzel: A Tangled Panto
Written by Limelight Scripts
Directed by Nicola Hoag
Produced by Colleen Darling
Music Directed by Charles Hoag
Choreographed by Shannon Cron

Monday, August 29th from 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Tuesday, August 30th from 7:00pm to 9:45pm
Bannockburn Community Clubhouse
6314 Bannockburn Dr., Bethesda, MD 20817.
Call backs, if needed, will be held August 31 (Wednesday) at Bannockburn.

Please come prepared to:

Perform 16 to 32 bars, one (1) verse and one (1) chorus, of a song of your choosing
Please bring sheet music for the accompanist. No pre-recorded music will be accepted.
Learn and then perform approximately 32 counts of basic choreography

Productions Run December 2nd, 2021 – January 7th, 2022
If you have any questions, please email

Princess Rapunzel has been kept locked up in a tower for almost eighteen years by witch Gothel, who she believes to be her mother.
But her royal parents, have not given up hope that one day she may return to them.
And every year they celebrate her birthday, by releasing one sky-lantern for every year she’s been gone
Rapunzel’s solitude is broken by the arrival of three Fairies, who persuade her to let them transport her to the outside world.
Gothel discovers Rapunzel has been freed, and enlists the help of two villains to return her to the tower.

Nurse Hetty Hairspray: The royal nanny.
Willie Widdle: A royal gofor.
Rapunzel: The girl with the magical hair.
Gothel: An evil witch.
Prince George: A dashing royal.
King Ralph: Rapunzel’s father.
Queen Rose: Rapunzel’s mother.
Ball: A comic villain.
Socket: A comic villain.
Fairy Well: A traditional fairy.
Fairy Good: A traditional fairy.
Fairy Nuff: A fairy with attitude.

Chorus/Minor roles
Sergeant Hawkeye
Dancers, Palace retinue, etc.

Mini-Musicals on the Move®
Looking for men ages 21 and older with strong singing voices to play leading roles.
Mini-Musicals on the Move® performs abbreviated musicals (complete with costumes, props, and some dancing)
for senior living facilities in the Washington D.C. metro area
– it’s a great way to give back to the community! 
You will perform about once a month.
All roles are volunteer and unpaid.
If interested, please email for more information and to schedule an in-person audition.
Proof of full vaccination and at least one booster are required at the time of audition.
Auditions will be arranged based on availability, preferably on Sept. 16, 7-9 pm, or Sept. 17, 4-6 pm.
Further information about the group can be found at  or on our Facebook page.
Mini-Musicals on the Move® is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

Colonial Players of Annapolis
Crimes of the Heart
by Beth Henley
Directed by Robin Schwartz

Location: The Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Court, Annapolis, MD 21401
Saturday, September 24, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, September 25, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Callbacks will be by invitation only.
Monday, September 26, 7:00 p.m.

Show Synopsis:
The three Magrath sisters are back together in their hometown of Hazelhurst, Mississippi in the mid 1970's. Lenny, the eldest, never left Hazelhurst as she is the caretaker of the sisters’ cantankerous Old Granddaddy. Meg, the middle sister, left home to pursue stardom as a singer in Los Angeles, but has, so far, only found happiness at the bottom of a bottle. And Babe, the youngest, has just been arrested for shooting her husband. Under the scorching heat of the Mississippi sun, past resentments bubble to the surface and each sister must come to terms with the consequences of her own “crimes of the heart”.

Character Breakdown:
All roles are open and unpaid. Descriptions are of character appearance and temperament, not age of actors. The show requires 5 women* and 2 men, of any ethnicity.
*The role of Chick will be double cast and will also be swing for the 3 sisters. Two women will share the role and perform in half of the shows. The shows in which they are not  performing the role of Chick, they will be on standby for the other actresses.

Lenny (30) the oldest McGrath sister, caretaker of her Granddaddy, homely, not worldly.
Meg (27) the middle McGrath sister, the black sheep of the family with a wild side. Left home to pursue a singing career but failed. Role requires singing.
Babe (24) the youngest sister, vivacious and sunny on the outside, but deeply troubled on the inside. Out of jail on bail for shooting her abusive lawyer husband. Ability to play saxophone is a plus but not required.
Chick/Swing (29) the sisters’ first cousin who has claimed her place in small town society and is very concerned with appearances.
Barnette (26) Babe’s lawyer, awkward and falling in love with Babe while trying to bring down her husband.
Doc (30) Meg’s old boyfriend, quiet, stoic, walks with a slight limp from a wild night he and Meg shared in a hurricane.

Auditions will have cold readings from the script.
If an actor is interested in being considered for Meg, they will be asked to sing the chorus of "Lean on Me" or the chorus of another personal favorite song from the 1970s.

You must show proof of vaccination against Covid-19 in order to audition. Rehearsals will be conducted masked. Performances will be unmasked.

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The Maryland Community Theatre Festival Association
Will hold its next
MD Community Theatre Festival

February 10th and 11th, 2023

Hosted by Port Tobacco Players
LaPlata, MD
Featuring some of Maryland's Best Community Theatres

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