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Theresa


by Anthony Ernest Gallo
Directed by Beatrix Whitehall
A guest production from Seventh Street Playhouse

All Teresa of Avila wants is to open Carmelite convents and attain an elevated state with God. First, she has to deal with a nervous novice, two lusty friars, a nosy Royal mistress, the Church hierarchy, and the Spanish Inquisition. Will she survive?

Featuring: Emily Canavan, Renate Wallenberg, Margaret Bagley, Hazel Thurston, George Spence, John Starrels, James McDaniel, Beatrix Whitehall, Grant Bagley, Steve Rosenthal, Sam Simon, and Rodney Ross.

July 15, 15, 21, & 22 at 8PM
July 16 & 23 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Opens July 28

King Kirby


by Crystal Skillman and Fred Van Lente
A guest production from Off The Quill

Even the origin stories have an origin story.
For over 50 years, Jack Kirby was the driving force behind the most iconic comic book characters in American pop culture.
This is the story of the work that made the marvels.

July 28, 29, August 4, 5, 11, 12 at 8PM
Sunday matinee: August 6 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $22 General Admission, $20 Students/Seniors/Military, $12 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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Auditions

Auditions for Beau Jest by James Sherman and directed by Norma Ozur will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday July 17, Tuesday July 18, at 7PM. with callbacks Thursday July 20.

The story:
Sarah is a nice Jewish girl with a problem: her parents want her married to a nice Jewish boy. They have never met her boyfriend, a WASP executive named Chris Kringle. She tells them she is dating a Jewish doctor and they insist on meeting him. She plans a dinner party and, over the heated protests of Chris, employs an escort service to send her a Jewish date to be Dr. Steinberg. Instead, they send Bob Schroeder, an aspiring actor who agrees to perform the impersonation. Happily, he is extremely convincing in the role and Sarah's parents are enraptured. Soon, even Sarah falls for Bob.

Character descriptions

Sarah Goldman
Mid to late 20s Attrative, outgoing, friendly, family oriented. She teaches kindergarten, lives alone, and has a steady boyfriend, who is not of her religion.
Chris Cringle
Late 20s to early 30s. An accountant, in love with Sarah and who understands the religion problem, but mildly resents the situation.
Bob
Late 20s to mid 30s. An escort hired by Sarah to pretend he is the boyfriend of whom her parents would approve. He is charming, personable, and good at his job as an escort.
Joel Goldman
Mid to late 30s. Sarah's older brother. Divorced, has children. He is a psychologist/therapist who understands Sarah's dilemma.
Miriam Goldman
Late 50s to early 60s. Sarah's stay-at-home mother, who knows what's best for her children and lets them know it. She usually has the last word in arguments with her husband,
Abe Goldman
60s, Sarah's father. Upper middle class businessman who loves his children, follows (somewhat) his religion and usually loses arguments with his wife.

Interested parties should contact Norma at nozur@verizon.net

Also needed: a set designer. Contact Norma if you're interested.


Auditions for The Wizard of Oz will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center on Monday August 7, Tuesday August 8, and Thursday August 10 at 7PM, with callbacks Saturday August 12 at 10AM.

Rehearsals will begin September 17, and performances run November 24 to December 17.

Please prepare a short song that demonstrates your vocal ability. Bring sheet music for the piano accompanist or sing a capella, we will not use backing tracks. Auditions will include movement or dance, so please dress appropriately. There may be readings from the script at the auditions or call-backs.

Bring a headshot and résumé if you have one, or be prepared to list your experience. Also have a list of all conflicts for September 17 through December 17 to include all days of the week.

All roles are open and unpaid.

The Story:
Dorothy and Toto travel to Oz and join a Scarecrow, Tinman and Cowardly Lion in search of the Wonderful Wizard. The beloved musical movie version of The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on the GAC stage with Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, Ruby Slippers, Munchkins, and more. Songs include "Over the Rainbow", "If I Only Had a Brain", "Yellow Brick Road" and "We're Off to See the Wizard". This high-energy show will delight your whole family. We will be doing the 1987 Royal Shakespeare Company revival version, which closely follows the screenplay from the 1939 MGM muscial film.

For character listing, and all the other details, please download the audition announcement.


ANNOUNCING NEXT SEASON

We're thrilled to announce the productions that will comprise our 2017-2018 season! Four non-musicals and two musicals! Family friendly to campy sci-fi! 19th century to the future! Plan now to come out to GAC for all of these entertaining shows.
Beau Jest - directed by Norma Ozur - October 20 thru November 11
Sarah's close and loving family would certainly object -- very loudly -- if they were to meet her choice of boyfriend. What to do, what to do? He's coming to celebrate Dad's birthday! Aha! Clever Sarah has chosen a "pretend" beau that will meet with everyone's approval! Or will he? This charming and delightful comedy may provide a solution to her dilemma.
The Wizard of Oz - directed by Jon Gardner - November 24 thru December 17
Dorothy and Toto travel to Oz and join a Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion in search of the Wonderful Wizard. The beloved musical movie version of The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on the GAC stage with Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, Ruby Slippers, Munchkins and more. Songs include "Over the Rainbow," "If I Only Had a Brain," "Yellow Brick Road" and "We're Off to See the Wizard." This high-energy show will delight your whole family. Directed by Jon Gardner, Music Directed by Daniel Flores and Choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell. Produced by Win Britt.
Almost, Maine - executive directed by Bob Kleinberg - January 26 thru February 17
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost's residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. In this whimsical approach to the joys and perils of romance, knees are bruised, hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend - almost - in this delightful midwinter night's dream.
Angel Street - directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell - March 2 thru March 24
Handsome, kindly Mr. Manningham indulges and protects his young wife, who seems confused and forgetful. It's concerning, because Mrs. Manningham's mother went insane. Could the young woman be taking after her mother? How will her behavior affect her marriage? Experience the uncertainties of the Manninghams' lives in this tale, which was the basis for the classic movie, Gaslight.
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery - directed by Ann Lowe-Barrett - April 13 thru May 5
Yes, that Baskerville, a comedic take on Conan Doyle's famous story by the darling of Broadway, Ken Ludwig. Holmes, Watson and 40 other characters (played by 3 other actors) gallop through the English countryside in search of a murderer. They find butterflies, red herrings, love, and plenty of laughs along the way! Directed and produced by the Ruby Griffith award winning team of Ann Lowe-Barrett and William Powell Jr.
Return to the Forbidden Planet - directed by Jeffery Lesniak - May 18 thru June 9
Shakespeare's forgotten rock and roll masterpiece! Blast off on a routine flight and crash into the planet D'Illyria where a sci-fi version of The Tempest set to rock and roll golden oldies unfolds with glee. The planet is inhabited by the sinister scientist Dr Prospero; his delightful daughter Miranda; Ariel, a faithful robot on roller skates, and an uncontrollable monster, the product of Prospero's Id, whose tentacles penetrate the spacecraft. Book by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, choreographed by Rikki Howie Lacewell.



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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