Congratulations to our production of 'Any Given Monday' on being named First Runner-Up for Outstanding Achievement in a Play at the 2016 Ruby Griffith Awards. Congratulations to Anne and William and all those involved in the production!
Opens July 29:
A Few Good Men
by Aaron Sorkin
directed by Patrick Mullen
A Guest Production from Off The Quill
When do the ends no longer justify the means? This is just one of the
questions raised in Academy-Award winner Aaron Sorkin's hit Broadway debut.
A Few Good Men follows the court-martial of two Marines in the summer of
1986, put on trial for the suspicious death of PFC William Santiago. Assigned
to the case is Lt. Daniel Kaffee, a young JAG with a penchant for plea
bargaining. Under pressure from Lt. Cmdr Jo Galloway, Kaffee and the Defense
find themselves uncovering a conspiracy, confronting the morality of war,
and indicting the Marine Corps Code of Honor.
July 29 - August 13
Friday and Saturday at 8:00
Sunday August 7 at 2:00
Ticket prices: $20 General Admission, $16 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
Auditions for Seussical will be held at
the Greenbelt Arts Center on Thursday, August 18 at 7pm, Saturday, August 20
at 2pm and Sunday, August 21 at 2pm. Call-backs will be Thursday, August 25,
Rehearsals will begin October 1 and will be 3 or 4 times per week until
tech week with the final schedule depending on conflicts. There will be nine
performances from December 2 to 18 on each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with
afternoon matinees on each Sunday and on Saturday December 10, and evening
performances on the other days.
All the leads, feature roles and ensemble sing in the show. Most roles
dance. We will also be including circus performers throughout the show; the
circus performers may also sing or dance if they are able. Leads and others
could incorporate circus skills if they have them, but prior circus
experience is not required.
Please prepare a short song (up to 32 bars) in the style of the show,
or from musical theater. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist or sing
a capella; we will not use backing tracks for the auditions. Auditions will
include movement or dance, so please dress appropriately; do not wear jeans
and bring dance sneakers or jazz shoes if possible. There will be readings
from the script. If you wish to audition for the circus roles, please bring
any necessary equipment, such as a unicycle, stilts, juggling balls, etc.
Bring a headshot and theatrical resume if you have one, or be prepared
to list previous acting, singing, dancing and circus training and experience.
Bring a complete list of conflicts for October 1 to December 18, including all
days of the week. We will try to accommodate rehearsal conflicts, but
performance conflicts will not be allowed for those with lead, speaking or
The characters of Dr. Seuss are brought to life as The
Cat in the Hat tells the stories to Jojo. Horton the Elephant Hears a Who
and Hatches the Egg. Gertrude McFuzz bemoans her one-feather tale and falls
for Horton while Mayzie La Bird leads Gertrude astray. The Sour Kangaroo and
the Wickersham Brothers tease Horton and don't believe in the Whos. The Whos
are led by the Mayor and his Wife while the Bird Girls back up the singing
and join in the fun. Our production will incorporate circus skills throughout
the play, which will be featured during the Circus McGurkus scene.
We expect to cast a combination of adults, teens and children; all ages are
encouraged to audition and many of the roles are open to a wide range in
ages. We welcome a diverse cast and all roles are open to all ethnicities.
People of any gender may audition for any role; casting will depend on the
ability to sing the vocal range and to portray the role. People with
disabilities are encouraged to audition. Although circus skills are required
for the Circus Performers, it is not necessary for the lead and ensemble
actors to have circus abilities, but any skills that exist may be used in
the show. All roles are unpaid.
For additional information, contact Director Jon Gardner at email@example.com.
- The Cat in the Hat
- acts as a narrator, telling the story to Jojo.
Very mischievous with a Monty Python sense of humor. Portraying The Cat will
include comic improvisation and some interaction with the audience. The vocals
are written alternatively for either a soprano or tenor voice, and the story
can portray The Cat as either male or female. Singing and dancing. Soprano or
- is a smart child with a wildly active imagination. With
the help of The Cat, Jojo thinks up the story and then enters it, getting
into trouble and out. Full of joie-de-vivre and wonderment. Singing and
potentially some dancing. Soprano or child soprano.
- Horton the Elephant
- is a gentle giant, considerate, trusting
and naive. Strong singing and potentially some dancing. Tenor or baritone.
- Gertrude McFuzz
- is socially and physically awkward and has low
self-confidence at the beginning of the play, but discovers hidden reserves
of beauty and determination by the end. Strong singing, potentially some
- Mayzie La Bird
- is flamboyant, dramatic and self-assured but
fancy free and irresponsible. Strong singing and flashy dancing. Soprano.
- The Sour Kangaroo
- has attitude and flair. Strong singing,
belting with improvised jazz riffs; dancing. Alto or Soprano.
- The Mayor of Whoville
- is proud, conventional and conservative.
He tries to do what is right and to save his world, but Jojo's imagination
upsets him. Singing, potentially some dancing. Tenor/baritone.
- The Mayor's Wife
- is devoted to her husband and to Jojo and
wants what is best for everyone. Singing, potentially some dancing. Soprano.General Genghis Kahn Schmitz
- is rigid, militaristic and
unimaginative, but believes that he is doing what is right for the children
in his care and for his country. Singing, chanting and marching. Bass.
- Yertle the Turtle
- is the judge at Horton's trial. Bass or Alto.
- Bird Girls (or Boys)
- are the featured back-up singers for
Mayzie and for much of the action. Singing in parts and chorus dancing.
Sopranos and Altos.
- Wickersham Brothers and Sisters
- are featured dancers or
acrobats. Some singing, either hip-hop dancing or acrobatics. Mixed voices.
- Thing 1 and Thing 2
- are The Cat's assistants, play several cameo
roles and act as on-stage in-costume stage crew.
- are the Whos, the Fish, the Cadets and the Hunches.
Four-part harmony chorus singing and chorus dancing.
- Circus Performers
- use unicycling, juggling, acrobatics, stilts
and other circus skills to help portray the ensemble roles throughout the
show. They are featured in an extended Circus McGurkus presentation.
There will not be any aerials.
- Additional roles
- including the Young Kangaroo, The Grinch,
Vlad Vladikoff, Cindy Lou Who, Max the Dog and others will be cast from
among the Ensemble and Circus Performers.
Announcing our 2016-2017 Season
- Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies
- November 4-20
Directed by Bob Kleinberg
A husband and wife reevaluate their marriage after their closest friends decide to split up after twelve years.
- Seussical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty
- December 2-18
Directed by Jon Gardner
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
Circus coached by Laura Adams
A fantastical, magical, musical circus!. All your favorite Dr. Seuss characters come to life, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, and Mayzie LaBird. The colorful characters transport you from the jungle of Nool to the invisible world of the Whos, while the Circus McGurkus fills the stage with unicycles, juggling, acrobatics and more!
- A Visit from Scarface by V. Cate and Duke Ernsberger
- January 20 - February 11
Directed by Keith Brown
It's 1930, and successful screenwriter Ben Hecht is in a pickle. He's just written a script for the movie Scarface, inspired by gangster Al Capone. It's guaranteed to be a hit, if Capone's hit-men don't get him first.
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Additional Material by Jay Reiss, Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin
- March 3-25
Directed by Jeffery Lesniak
Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell
An eclectic group of six mid-pubescents vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home life, the tweens spell their way through a series of words hoping to never her the soul-crushing, pout-inducing life-unaffirming 'ding' of the bell that signifies a mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves!
- Tribute by Bernard Slade
- April 21 - May 15
Directed by Gayle Negri
A popular actor has spend his life shirking responsibility. When he discovers he is terminally ill with leukemia, he attempts to reconnect with his long-estranged son.
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All shows start at 8pm unless otherwise stated. For reservations or more
information call 301-441-8770.
Greenbelt Arts Center, 123 Centerway, Greenbelt MD 20770
Greenbelt Arts Center is a 100-seat blackbox theater, with plenty of free on-site parking.
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