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SEPTEMBER 2017 – JUNE 2018

PRINCE GEORGE’S

PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY


Welcome If you are new to the Publick Playhouse, we are very happy you are here! Every season we present a variety of performances. There is something for everyone in your family to enjoy! A wholehearted Welcome Back! to those of you who have already discovered the wealth of outstanding entertainment presented each season by the Publick Playhouse and—like all of us here—can’t wait to return for the exceptional concerts, plays, movies, classes, and our 40th year anniversary celebration. The 2017–18 season sparkles with extraordinary performances. We launch the season with jazz great T.S. Monk in concert, paying tribute to the 100th birthday of his father, Thelonious Monk, in an incredible performance that includes both legendary and newly-discovered compositions. Regina Belle, Shirley Jones, Heatwave, and Mandy Harvey are among the acclaimed artists performing here for the first time, and we are delighted to welcome back Jeff Majors, Mike Wiley, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, all beloved and celebrated performers.  Finally, please let us know what you think—talk to the staff while you are here, send us an email, or give us a call so that we can continue to serve you with the best possible performances and programs. We look forward to seeing you at The Playhouse! — Staff of the Publick Playhouse

THE PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE opened in 1947 as the Cheverly Theatre, the flagship of the Sidney Lust chain of movie houses. Designed in the art deco style by John Everson, it was one of the first public spaces in the area to have air conditioning. In the late 1960s, the theatre fell into decline and closed. In 1975, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission acquired the property and began an extensive restoration, preserving many of the art deco elements of the building. In 1977, the building was re-opened as the Publick Playhouse, and since then has been a superior cultural resource that presents outstanding performances, classes, and art exhibitions for all ages.


Table of Contents Weekend Performances.................................................................. 2 Platinum Series............................................................................... 14 Family Funday Matinees................................................................. 19 Midweek Matinees ......................................................................... 22 Tiny Tots Thursdays ....................................................................... 30 NEW! ♥ Hearts & Arts: Dance and Movement Classes.................. 34 Art Exhibitions................................................................................ 37 Auditions........................................................................................ 40 Information and Directions.............................................................. 41

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The whole family will enjoy the sensational 2017–18 season of musical theatre, dance performances, music concerts, and festivals. The Publick Playhouse is proud to present performances honoring Hispanic Heritage Month and Black History Month, along with a full season of concerts featuring some of the most dynamic artists performing 2 | 2016-2017 SEASON today.

T. S. Monk photo by michael weintrob

WEEKEND PERFORMANCES


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 8 PM

Monk on Monk: A Centennial Celebration of Thelonious Monk Celebrate the 100th birthday of jazz icon Thelonious Monk with his son T.S. Monk, who carries on his father’s legacy in a memorable performance that includes newly discovered compositions as well as the celebrated pieces that made his father a legend. An illustrious jazz musician in his own right, T.S. Monk along with his ensemble pays tribute to the man called the “High Priest of Bebop” and “Father of Modern Jazz” in a performance of tremendous, swinging, eternal jazz. Tickets: $35/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more T. S. Monk

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 8 PM

¡Azúcar al rojo! A Celebration of Latin Dance

photo by michael weintrob

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with an extravaganza of Latin American dance. This mesmerizing showcase of music and movement features professional dancers from Mexico, Bolivia, and throughout the Latin world, whose swirling skirts, tapping boots, and pulsating beats transform the Playhouse stage into a festival. Tickets: $15/person

Azúcar

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Heatwave

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 8 PM

Heatwave

Heatwave remains one of the most beloved groups of the 70s. This international funk/disco band is best known for its successful songs “Boogie Nights”, “Always and Forever”, and “The Groove Line”. Heatwave is still bringing the heat and they are still a welcome sound to hear. So break out your bellbottoms, put on your platforms, and get ready to dance all night. Tickets: $35/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 8 PM

PHILADANCO! Dynamic, diverse, and dazzling, The Philadelphia Dance Company (PHILADANCO!) electrifies audiences all over the world with its captivating choreography and superbly trained dancers. Founded in 1970, the company is renowned for creating thought-provoking dance pieces that reflect a range of modern dance styles and evoke present-day events, performed with exhilarating vitality. Tickets: $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more PHILADANCO! photo by julieanne harris

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2, 8 PM

A Holiday Celebration with Regina Belle Grammy-award winner Regina Belle moves gracefully between R&B, jazz, soul and gospel with hits such as “A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme),” “Make It Like it Was,” and “Baby Come to Me.” Performing seasonal favorites along with her hit songs, Regina Belle will get you in the holiday spirit, so bring your friends, family and loved ones for a special night of musical celebration. Tickets: $35/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more Regina Belle

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 8 PM

Daniel Beaty: Emergency! A slave ship suddenly appears in present-day New York City harbor, setting off a series of events and reactions from more than two dozen characters, all embodied in this astonishing, Obie award-winning, one-man performance. Heralded by the Cincinnati CityBeat as “a masterful performer,” actor, poet, singer, and writer Daniel Beaty (a regular of Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam) weaves a narrative that is a stirring commentary on what it is to be human with the longing to be free. Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Daniel Beaty

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PRIASE Dance Festival

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Seoul to Soul

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 4 PM

Seoul to Soul

Music, drumming, and dancing are universal languages, and in honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, hosted by South Korea, the Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) and the Korean American Cultural Arts Foundation (KACAF) have joined together to celebrate the commonalities and distinctions of these essential forms of expression. Fascinating, entertaining, and joyous, this international multi-cultural event is perfect for the whole family. Tickets: $15/person

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 8 PM

Love Song: Shirley Jones of the Jones Girls Former lead singer of the Jones Girls, Shirley Jones sings your favorite R & B songs and romantic ballads including her chart-topping “Who Can I Run To?” “Do You Get Enough Love?” and hits from her best-selling albums “Always in the Mood” and “Feels Like Heaven.” Extend your Valentine’s Day celebration, and let your heart swell as you sway to the music of these soul-stirring songs. Tickets: $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 4 PM

PRAISE Dance Festival

Shirley Jones

This popular annual festival returns with another inspirational program featuring the area’s finest liturgical dancers who are selected by audition. For audition information, see p. 40 Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more PRINCE GEORGE’S PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS | 7


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 7 PM

Prince George’s Best Dance Crew Competition Prince George’s Best Dance Crew Competition

A perennially sold-out performance, this competition features young, talented, energetic dancers who compete for cash and other prizes. Buy your tickets early so you can support your favorite dance crew. For information about participating in the competition, call 301-446-3259 or go to arts.pgparks.com Tickets: $5/person

SUNDAY, MARCH 4, 4 PM

Love 2 Dance Showcase Don’t miss your chance to see the premiere dancers of the future, when the best high school dancers in the D.C. area perform at the Publick Playhouse. Representing studios and public and private high schools, the participating troupes are jury-selected, based on their excellence and achievement in dance. Love 2 Dance

Tickets: $5/person

SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 8 PM

Andrea Frierson: Me and Ella The life and music of The First Lady of Song is celebrated in this personal tribute by Broadway actress and singer Andrea Frierson. A musical homage that interweaves Frierson’s coming of age in 1960s New York City with the life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald, the performance finds fascinating common ground as the two stories unfold. Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more Andrea Frierson

SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 8 PM

Victory Boyd

Singer and guitarist Victory Boyd performs classic pop songs and original compositions with a unique blend of soul, folk, and jazz elements. Her style is youthful, mellow, and spiritual all at the same time, evoking shades of Tracy Chapman, Roberta Flack, and Nina Simone. Check out her videos on You Tube, and then you’ll see why you won’t want to miss this concert. Tickets: $20/person; $15/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Victory Boyd

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SUNDAY, MARCH 25, 4 PM

Jeff Majors in Concert Award-winning harpist and composer Jeff Majors successfully straddles gospel, spiritual, and jazz styles when he returns with his versatile ensemble for another Palm Sunday concert. Don’t miss this stirring performance of inspirational favorites from his “Sacred” CD series, as well as selections of the sophisticated jazz fusion pieces that have been the hallmark of his recent renaissance. Tickets: $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 8 PM

World Dance Showcase This very popular showcase gives you the opportunity to travel the globe from the comfort of your Publick Playhouse seat, when professional troupes perform dances from a panoply of cultural traditions. Breathtaking costumes, authentic music and the enchanting grace of the dancers will make you feel like a world traveler. Tickets: $15/person; $10/seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Jeff Majors

SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 4 PM

Mandy Harvey With effortless intonation and immaculate timing, jazz singer and songwriter Mandy Harvey brings fresh delight to both standards and original work, so it’s easy to understand why she is a contestant in season 12 of America’s Got Talent. But what’s fascinating about Mandy is that, while studying for a career as a choir director, she became almost completely deaf. In overcoming the challenges of profound hearing loss she has inspired millions of fans who love her impeccable interpretations of jazz hits and her imaginative, heartfelt, original songs. Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

World Dance Showcase

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 7 PM

Xtreme Teens: 13th Film & Discussion A compelling 2016 documentary about the prison industry and mass incarceration, 13th (TV-MA) takes its name from the Constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery for everyone “except as a punishment for crime.” As 13th weaves through history, activism, racism and politics, the film exposes the bleak soul of American criminal justice in this electrifying call to conscience. Tickets: FREE

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 8 PM

Story District: Don’t Stop the Music! Story District turns personal stories into great performances when a troupe of diverse storytellers comes to the Playhouse to share their experiences. Personal, poignant, and often hilarious, these stories will have you laughing, sympathizing, and cheering as each speaker shares an episode from their not-so-tranquil past. Note: this performance contains adult-oriented material that may not be suitable for children under 18 years. Tickets: $15/person

Dallas Black Dance Theatre photo by sharen bradford

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FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 8 PM, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 8 PM SUNDAY, APRIL 29, 4 PM

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Playhouse patrons flock to see Dallas Black Dance Theatre because of its compelling and innovative choreography, magnificent dancers, and dance pieces that speak to our collective experience. This year’s program includes a recent work by DBDT’s new Artistic Director, Bridget L. Moore, “Southern Recollections: For Romare Bearden,” a piece dedicated to the artist best known for his powerful collages about African American life. Tickets: $30/person; $25/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

SATURDAY, MAY 5, 8 PM

Joe Falero and the Joe Falero Band One of D.C.’s finest Latin performing groups. Joe Falero and his powerhouse band will have you moving to the beat of your favorite Afro-Caribbean rhythms as they raise the roof with their performance of familiar hits and original tunes in styles that include Salsa, Bachata, Latin Jazz, and Merengue. Joe Falero Band

Tickets: $15/person

SUNDAY, MAY 13, 4 PM

Afro Blue

This extraordinary “vocal big band” from Howard University calls to mind Manhattan Transfer, Take 6, and Lambert, Hendricks and Ross, but Afro Blue puts its own brilliant imprint on jazz song styles. The ensemble has been widely hailed for its flawless technique and ingenious renditions of music that, while primarily jazz, also includes traditional and popular melodies. Afro Blue has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s The Sing-Off, and has performed at the White House, the Kennedy Center, and with Bobby McFerrin at the 2011 D.C. Jazz Festival. A perfect Mother’s Day outing or just a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon, Afro Blue performs jazz vocals at its very best. Tickets: $25/person; $20/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more Afro Blue

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SATURDAY, MAY 19, 8 PM

Comedy Night: Alex Scott and Friends Born and raised in the D.C. area, Alex Scott has been featured on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Coming to the Stage and Comic View and regularly performs at the hottest clubs in New York and L.A. Get ready to laugh all night long when he comes to the Playhouse stage with some of his funniest friends. Note: this performance contains adult-oriented material that may not be suitable for children under 18 years. Alex Scott

Tickets: $15/person

SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 4 PM

Men in Black: Mozart to Motown The Coalition for African Americans in the Performing Arts (CAAPA) brings another fascinating multi-genre program to the Playhouse, this time featuring eight male singers with instrumental accompaniment performing works in a variety of genres to include classical, jazz, Broadway, R&B, and more. Tickets: $15/person

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SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 8 PM

Antoné Chooky Caldwell Antoné “Chooky” Caldwell is a Grammy-nominated producer and a key player in D.C.’s jazz, soul, and hip-hop music scene. Performing contemporary jazz with influences of R&B, soul, and gospel, Caldwell’s silky vocals and mastery of numerous instruments make for a great way to spend a summer evening. Tickets: $15/person

SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 8 PM

Kayla Waters Featuring Smooth Jazz Star Kim Waters Pianist, singer, and composer Kayla Waters is an ebullient performer whose recent single “I Am” soared to #1 on Billboard’s Smooth Jazz Chart just 10 weeks after its debut. The daughter of internationally acclaimed smooth jazz saxophonist Kim Waters, Kayla has performed all over the world with such musical luminaries as Stevie Wonder, Patrice Rushen, and Avery Sunshine. Featuring a special appearance by her father, Kim Waters, Kayla performs selections from her new album Apogee as well as fan favorites, Kayla Waters’ tremendous talent brings a new, vivacious dimension to contemporary jazz.

Antoné Chooky Caldwell

Tickets: $25/person, $20/seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Kayla Waters

Kim Waters

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PLATINUM SERIES

FOR SENIORS AGES 60 AND BETTER PHILADANCO! photo by julieanne harris

The Publick Playhouse offers a range of affordable, high quality entertainment just for Seniors 60 and better. Platinum Live matinees are approximately one hour long, giving seniors the opportunity to experience the Playhouse’s most popular performances in a time frame that is convenient and at a price that is affordable. Platinum Movies present popular, topical films in the comfortable and relaxing setting of the Publick Playhouse. All movies are presented with closed captions, and audio-assist headphones are available, so that everyone can enjoy the films.

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 11 AM

Tribute to Sam Cooke and Otis Redding You’ll be transported back to one the great eras of soul and R&B with the hit songs of musical giants Sam Cooke and Otis Redding. Otis Redding’s hits such as “Try a Little Tenderness,” and “(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay,” remain indelibly woven into the fabric of the 60s, and Sam Cooke’s singable, danceable songs had everyone “Twistin’ the Night Away.” “You Send Me,” “Chain Gang,” and more will have you recalling the “Wonderful World” of these two iconic singers. 14 | 2017-2018 SEASON

Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 11 AM

Mousey Thompson and the James Brown Experience Relive the greatest hits of the Godfather of Soul with his legendary drummer and band leader, Mousey Thompson. You’ll feel good (like you know you should) in this celebration of soul, rhythm and pride. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 11 AM

PHILADANCO!

Mousey Thompson

The elegant dancers of this acclaimed company perform engaging dance pieces in a one-hour program specially designed for seniors. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 11 AM

A Gospel Christmas Ring in the season and sing along as the BRENCORE ALLSTARS perform your favorite holiday songs in gospel renditions that will bring the spirit of the season to your soul. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 11 AM

Mike Wiley: Breach of Peace

The BRENCORE ALLSTARS Band

On May 24, 1961, 19-year-old Jean Thompson boarded a Trailways bus in Montgomery, Alabama with 11 other young Freedom Riders bound for New Orleans—and history. Within three months, approximately 300 other riders took up the mantle to desegregate buses, following the path of the first brave few. Actor and playwright Mike Wiley stars in this one-man play that is a living monument to those remarkable men and women who faced violence and arrest in their courageous fight for just and equal treatment for all. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better Mike Wiley photo by chris charles for creative silence

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Syndee Winters

THURSDAY, MARCH 22, 11 AM

Lena: A Moment with a Lady

Featuring Broadway Star, Syndee Winters One of the most influential African American pioneers in entertainment, Lena Horne shattered the color barrier in Hollywood, was deeply involved with the civil rights movement, and collaborated with some of the greatest musical artists of the 20th century. Broadway star Syndee Winters (Hamilton, Lion King, Pippin), stars in this play with music that depicts the most pivotal personal and professional moments of Horne’s remarkable life. On a mission to share the truth, she unexpectedly opens the emotional crevices that have eluded her for years. Relish, remember, and revel in this celebration of an exceptional woman. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 11 AM

PLATINUM MOVIE:

Hidden Figures (2015)

Hidden Figures

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians who were the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Based on the incredible true stories of three of these women, known as “human computers”, we follow Dorothy Vaughn, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson as they quickly rise through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds. Tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, and guaranteeing his safe return, they crossed all gender, race, and professional lines as their brilliance and desire to dream beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes. Tickets: $2/seniors 60 and better

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FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 11 AM

PLATINUM MOVIE: 13th (2016) A provocative 2016 documentary about the prison industry and mass incarceration, 13th (TV-MA) takes its name from the Constitutional amendment, which abolished slavery for everyone “except as a punishment for crime.” As 13th weaves through history, activism, racism and politics, the film exposes the bleak soul of American criminal justice in this explosive call to conscience. Tickets: FREE

THURSDAY, APRIL 26 & FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 11 AM

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas Black Dance Theatre returns with another Platinum-pleasing selection of dances performed with the breathtaking athleticism and grace for which the dancers are internationally famous. Tickets to these performances always sell out weeks in advance, so don’t wait to buy yours. Tickets: $10/person; $8/groups of 20 or more

Dallas Black Dance Theatre photo by sharen bradford

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FRIDAY, MAY 4, 11 AM

PLATINUM MOVIE:

Southside with You (2016) In the summer of 1989, Michelle Robinson and Barack Obama go on their first date. Described by The New Yorker as a “sharp-witted, perceptive drama” and by Rolling Stone “gorgeously romantic,” this engaging film is both sweetly romantic in its intimacy and epic in its historical connotation. Tickets: $2/seniors 60 and better

WEDNESDAY, MAY 16, 11 AM

Reggie Wayne Morris Blues Band Reggie Wayne Morris calls his style “Boogie Woogie Rhythm & Rockin’ Blues,” and you are sure to be tapping your toes during this concert specially created for the Platinum audience. Inducted into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame, the RWMB Band puts the show in show business when they perform classic and original blues with verve and lots of soul. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 11 AM

Gospel Comedy with Ms. Gayle This side-splitting Christian comic pokes fun at her country upbringing in rural Virginia, TV shows, weight gain, and various hard knocks of life. A favorite at Christian comedy, military and corporate shows, Ms. Gayle will have you rolling in the aisles with her uproarious, but clean, commentary. Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

Reggie Wayne Morris photo by ron weinstock

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Ms. Gayle


FAMILY FUN DAYS Skher Brown

Come and join us on Saturday afternoons for live performances that are family friendly and outrageously fun for all ages.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2 PM

Capoeira Angola with Skher Brown & The Dancing Warriors The whole family will be dazzled by the spins, kicks, flips and live music of this unusual art form, which has its origins in Central Africa but evolved in Brazil. Learn a few words of Brazilian Portuguese as you join the call-and-response songs and stories, and go onstage to participate in the movement and drumming of this high-energy and interactive presentation. Tickets: $5/person

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2 PM

The Cashore Marionettes: Simple Gifts The internationally acclaimed Cashore Marionettes redefine the art of puppetry with marionettes that are astounding in the range of emotion they convey. In “Simple Gifts,” everyday episodes are transformed into humorous and sensitive stories that all ages will enjoy.

Cashore Marionettes photo by stuart dahne

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2 PM

Kids’ Euro Fest Kids Euro Festival is a two-week long festival of European arts and culture presenting free activities to D.C. metro area children and their families. There are performances, concerts, workshops, movies, storytelling, and more... and it’s all brought to you by the 28 European Union Member States! Tickets: FREE

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2 PM

The Squeaky Clean Band: Mistletunes

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The whole family will have a rockin’ holiday time when Suzanne and Glenn bring the wide world of year-end celebrations to the stage. Traditions and songs of Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Dongzhi, and Three Kings Day are just some of the celebrations included in this festive program. Whether your family is celebrating a major holiday, a minor holiday, or no holiday at all, this show has something for you. Tickets: $8/person

The Squeaky Clean Band

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SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 2 PM

The Cat in the Hat The adventures of the mischievous cat in the tall striped hat are retold in a delightful new musical production. Tickets: $8/person

SATURDAY, MAY 12, 2 PM

Cello Fury: Melodies, Moods, and Movies Take a journey from silent films to today’s movie hits in this interactive program that uses live performance, sound effects and movie clips to show how music tells a story and creates an emotional response.

A Cat in the Hat

Tickets: $5/person

Cello Fury

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Maximus Mars

MIDWEEK MATINEES

FOR YOUNG PEOPLE AND FAMILIES The Publick Playhouse presents entertaining, educational performances for the enrichment of area students. Teacher and student guides are available for most programs, and productions run 45-60 minutes to fit field trip schedules. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations, call 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544. 22 | 2017-2018 SEASON


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Smithsonian Discovery Associates Theatre on Tour: African Roots/Latino Soul This vibrant play explores what it means to be Latino, African-American, and proud, growing up in the heart of the American melting pot. How many cultures can we be? Why not all of them? Celia Cruz, mama’s kitchen, and a crowded subway make for lots of laughs and surprises. Written with the Young Playwrights’ Theater, Latino Soul is a look into the triumphs of today’s multicultural kids.

African Roots, Latino Soul

Recommended for grades 1-2 Curriculum Connections: Character Education, Language Arts, Social Studies, World Cultures, World Languages Tickets: $8/person, $6/person in groups of 20 or more

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Maximus Mars

Maximus Mars has crash-landed on a foreign planet and must work to stop the bullying residents from destroying his ship. When he begins receiving messages on his communication device, he turns to the audience who helps him put an end to the cyber-bullying. Recommended for grades 3-5 Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing) Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Garry Krinsky: Toying with Science

Circus tricks, mime, original music, and audience involvement are all part of this exciting exploration of the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums, and simple machines brought to life with original, up-beat songs and sciencebased toys. Recommended for grades 4-5 STEAM Curriculum Connections: Science, Mathematics, Engineering Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Garry Krinsky

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Bullysaurus Rex

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Bullysaurus Rex

In The Land Before Kind, Bullysaurus Rex is doing everything he can to stop the other dinosaurs from accepting and being kind to the new dinosaur on the block —Terri Dactyl. You’ll roll with delight and have a dino-mite time as these young dinos learn how to end bullying when they see it, how to stop someone from bullying, and teach Bullysaurus how to be kind. Recommended for grades K-2 Curriculum Connections: Anti-Bullying, Character Education, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing) Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Dovie Thomason: Lessons from the Animal People The rich heritage of the First Nations comes alive when Dovie Thomason shares an intertribal sampling of animal stories from her Plains Apache and Lakota ancestors. The imaginative tales often answer questions children have about animals (“why do bears hibernate?”) in stories that teach proper values and behavior, and capture kids’ attention.

Dovie Thomason

Recommended for grades 3-4 Curriculum Connections: Character Education, Language Arts, Social Studies Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Thomas Edison: Inventor, Lecturer, and Prankster Meet the greatest inventor of all time, live and in-person! Help Thomas Edison recreate some of his most famous experiments and learn some secrets that will help you every day when you try to solve problems or become frustrated by mistakes. Recommended for grades 4-5 Curriculum Connections: Mathematics, Science, U.S. History Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Thomas Edison

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Christmas with Santa

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Christmas with Santa

The spirit of the most wonderful time of year is overflowing in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy packed with sing-along holiday songs. Two zany and lovable elves, Scrunchie and Bangles, have accidentally misplaced some of Santa’s presents. When Santa finds out, he teaches the well-meaning elves that the real gift of the season are the people and friends we celebrate it with. Recommended for grades Pre-K-3 Curriculum Connections: Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing) Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

A Christmas Carol

Perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time, this adaptation of Dickens’ classic is particularly suited to children. Watch Mr. Scrooge’s stone-cold heart change to gold as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas. All the joy, sentiment and meaning are here, without being too scary for young audiences. Recommended for grades 3-5 Curriculum Connections: Family Ties, Language Arts (Literature, Reading), Music Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more A Christmas Carol

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

A Beatrix Potter Christmas: “The Tailor of Gloucester” When the mayor orders a cherry-colored coat for his Christmas wedding, the poor Tailor of Gloucester works his fingers to the bone. All goes well until the tailor realizes he lacks the piece of twisted silk needed to sew on the final button. But it is Christmas Eve, that one blessed night when animals are granted the gift of speech. Simpkin the cat and the house mice become steadfast friends and work together to complete a coat that leaves the bedazzled Mayor—and them— speechless for a miraculously happy ending on Christmas Day. Recommended for grades 3-5 Curriculum Connections: Art, Folk Tales, History, Language Arts (Literature, Reading), Music, Mythology Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

The Tailor of Gloucester

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

A Woman Named Truth A great African American leader in the 1800s, Sojourner Truth was born a slave but was freed when she was in her 20s. As an abolitionist, religious leader, and advocate for women’s rights, she became a national figure. During the Civil War she aided the Union troops by bringing supplies, working in a hospital, counseling freed slaves, and encouraging soldiers with her sermons and hymns. You’ll be inspired by the life and work of this remarkable woman in this moving new play with music. Recommended for Grades 4-7 Curriculum Connections: History, Character Education, Music, U.S. History, Women’s Studies Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Lesolé’s Dance Project: Dancing through South Africa

A Woman Named Truth

Explore South Africa when Lesolé Dance takes you on an incredible journey emphasizing the role that dance plays in encouraging people in difficult times, and in promoting a deeper understanding and acceptance among people of different backgrounds and traditions. Traditional Zulu; Gumboot, which originated in the gold mines during Apartheid; and Pantsula, a modern social/hip-hop dance form are all part of this fascinating program. Recommended for grades K-3 Curriculum Connections: Dance, Music, Social Studies, Language Arts, World Languages Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more Lesolé Dance

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Struggle for Freedom: The Life of Dr. King

“Struggle for Freedom” celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the context of the American Civil Rights Movement. Featuring songs from the era, this production offers us the opportunity to experience the heroic moment when Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat, The Great March on Washington of 1963, and many more of the key events that shaped both the civil rights movement and our country. Struggle for Freedom

Recommended for grades 3-5 Curriculum Connections: History, Language Arts (Foundational Skills, Informational Text, Literature, Reading, Speaking & Listening, Writing), Social Studies Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

We Can Do It! American Women in History We Can Do It!

When two students explore the attic of a museum, they meet some amazing women from history face to face. “We Can Do It!” celebrates the courageous, confident women who have helped shape our country, from Amelia Earhart and Laura Ingalls Wilder to Sacajawea and Susan B. Anthony. Recommended for grades 3-5 Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

THURSDAY, MARCH 15, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Flight School: The Musical Penguin is excited to go to the first day of Flight School, where they teach birds to fly. Although Penguin is ready to live on the wind he wasn’t built to soar, as the other birds constantly remind him. But Penguin’s spirit won’t be grounded, so with the help of some friends, Penguin follows his dreams to flip, flap, fly! Based on the popular book by Lita Judge. Recommended for grades Pre-K-3 Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Science, Social Studies Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

Flight School

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TUESDAY, MARCH 20, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

The Story of Anne Frank This meticulously researched production provides an engaging and accessible approach to this time in history as it tells the story of a remarkable young woman. Celebrating the courage and strength of Anne and her companions in the Secret Annex, The Story of Anne Frank offers an opportunity to reflect on a young person’s perseverance in the face of unimaginable odds. Recommended for grades 6-8 Curriculum Connections: History, Social Studies, Language Arts Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

The Ugly Duckling

The Story of Anne Frank

This creative new take on the classic story of a misfit discovering his identity draws on parallel stories from other cultures in a delightful new musical. The familiar Hans Christian Andersen duckling meets the Burmese mole that hates dirt and the Inuit bald eagle who has a full head of hair, and all three work together to earn their home on the King’s estate, finding in the process the self-confidence that friendship and accomplishment bring. Recommended for grades Pre-K-2 Curriculum Connections: Character Education, History, Language Arts (Literature, Reading), Music, Science Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more

THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 10:15 AM & 12 NOON

Anansegromma of Ghana:

The Ugly Duckling

African Drum, Songs, Stories, and Games Anansegromma gives young people an exhilarating experience when they become members of a typical Ghanaian village, gathering with “royal elders” and court musicians. They’ll experience traditional West African culture through call-and-response songs, games, mime, dance, and drum rhythms. This high-energy program includes demonstrations of authentic musical instruments and an explanation of kente cloth symbolism. Recommended for Grades K-2 Curriculum Connections: History, Music, Literature, World Cultures, World History, Social Studies Tickets: $8/person; $6/person in groups of 20 or more Anansegromma of Ghana

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TINY TOTS THURSDAYS 1,2,3 Andrés photo by keyla sanders

Small children will enjoy these short programs specially designed for them. Performances are 35– 45 minutes long and feature performers and puppets who know how to make little kids smile while they learn.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

1, 2, 3 Andrès

“A rockstar for little language learners” according to Billboard Magazine, Andrés Salguero, better known as 123 Andrés, is one of the most exciting new voices on the family music scene in the U.S. and Latin America. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Andrés brings to audiences joyful sounds, passion for bilingualism and a high-energy love of music that gets kids singing and dancing in Spanish and English. Recommended for grades Pre-K–3 Tickets: $5/person 1, 2, 3 Andrés photo by keyla sanders

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

The Great Zucchini

Tots love this hilarious, interactive entertainer who keeps them mesmerized with magic tricks, jokes, and games. He has performed at the White House Easter Egg Roll, The Vice President’s House, embassies, and many D.C. area festivals and schools to thousands of tots who can’t stop laughing when he’s on stage. Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten Tickets: $5/person

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Bob Brown Puppets: Second-Hand Stars

The Great Zucchini photo by susan kang

Rescued from thrift shops and garage sales, these charming group puppets were given a new lease on life when Bob Brown transformed them from cast off toys into lovable puppet friends. Goonie Bird Gertrude, tap dancing bugs Bingo and Bob, and Snirdley and his Scooter are just a few of the recycled pals in this performance that is so much more than a puppet show. Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten Tickets: $5/person

Second-Hand Stars

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 14, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Bob Brown Puppets: The Magic Toy Shop

Tot’s favorite puppeteer Bob Brown brings some special toys that do astounding things: meet Ted E. Bear, the jolly juggling stuffed animal; Carl and his crayon calliope performing wonderfully silly music, and many more of Bob’s friendly magic toys. Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten Tickets: $5/person

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Baba Jamal Koram: The Story Man

African and African American cultures come alive when The Story Man’s wit and wisdom captivates youngsters’ imagination through drumming, calland-response games, music and, of course, inspired, light-hearted stories. Recommended for grades Pre-K- 2 Tickets: $5/person

THURSDAY, MARCH 8, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Dinorock: Dinosaur Book of World Records Meet nature’s own record-holding dinosaurs through colorful puppetry and fabulous original music. Each of the eight marvelous monsters sings its own special song as kids explore and discover the fascinating prehistoric world. Recommended for grades Pre-K - 2 Tickets: $5/person

Dinorock photo by fredde lieberman

Baba Jamal Koram photo by gary photo

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THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Mark Jaster: Piccolo’s Trunk Put aside whatever you expected from mime, and prepare to be enchanted by the playful interaction, light, inclusive humor, and musical wit that is Piccolo. This silent, amusing jester engages the audience with skillful movement, live music and gentle interaction. Recommended for grades Pre-K – 2 Tickets: $5/person

THURSDAY, MAY 3, 9:30 AM & 11:15 AM

Bob Brown Puppets: Teddy Bear’s Picnic Mother Bear and Baby Bear set out on a picnic and meet all kinds of unexpected friends and foes. Crazy dancing frogs Fred and Ginger, Quincy the Caterpillar (who meets himself coming and going), and Artie the Ant (who almost ruins the picnic) are just a few of the delightful puppet pals in this enchanting show. Recommended for grades Pre-K and Kindergarten Tickets: $5/person

Quincy the Caterpillar

Piccolo’s Trunk

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HEARTS & ARTS:

DANCE AND MOVEMENT CLASSES The Publick Playhouse is pleased to present our Hearts & Arts series of workshops and classes in fitness and performancebased movement. Look for the ♥ on selected activities to get you up and moving on the stage of the Publick Playhouse. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to move like the star you are while you get your heart pumping to the beat.

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25–MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6

♥ Hand Dance: The Dance of Our City Bringing back the dances and music of the 50s and 60s with the National Hand Dance Association. Take one class or take them all; you do not need to bring a partner nor do you need any experience to learn these fun dance moves that will have you swinging, stepping and swaying to the beat. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance reservation/purchase is recommended. Monday, September 25, 10-11 am / Free Demonstration for Active Aging Week Monday, October 16, 10-11:30 am / $5/person Monday, October 23, 10-11:30 am / $5/person Monday, October 30, 10-11:30 am / $5/person Monday, November 6, 10-11:30 am / $5/person

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27–WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25

♥ Soul Line Dancing

Soul Line Dancing is fun for everyone! This is not just the Cupid Shuffle or the Electric Slide, Soul Line Dance will show you how to put some style & rhythm into your dance moves. Take one class or take them all, no experience or partner is needed and the classes are Senior Friendly. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance reservation/purchase is recommended. Wednesday, September 27, 10-11 am / Free Demonstration for Active Aging Week Wednesday, October 4, 10-11:30 am / $5/person Wednesday, October 11, 10-11:30 am / $5/person Wednesday, October 18, 10-11:30 am / $5/person Wednesday, October 25, 10-11:30 am / $5/person

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 10-11:30 AM

♥ Gentle Yoga for Beginners Learn why millions of people of all ages are enjoying the benefits of yoga. Calm your mind, stretch your muscles, improve your balance and feel better when you join this class specially designed for seniors who are new to yoga. Please bring a yoga mat and water. For seniors 60 and better only. Space is limited, advance reservation is recommended. Tickets: FREE for Active Aging Week

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 11 AM-12:30 PM

♥ Master Class with PHILADANCO! Modern Dance Dancers and dance students (intermediate level and above) won’t want to miss the chance to learn from a professional member of the renowned company Philadanco! Modern dance technique, choreography and combinations are all part of this 90-minute session. Space for students is limited; advance purchase is recommended. Tickets: $20/student; $10/observer

PHILADANCO! photo by julieanne harris

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 7-9 PM

♥ Master Class with Dallas Black Dance Theatre– African Dance Experience dance and drumming in an open master class of West African movement, taught by professional members of the acclaimed dance company, Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Space for students is limited; advance purchase is recommended. Tickets: $20/student; $10/observer

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 6-7:30 PM

♥ Master Class with Dallas Black Dance Theatre – Liturgical Dance for Youth This extremely popular class is designed for students ages 8-14, and covers praise movements and combinations that can be used in worship services or performances. Student space is limited and the class fills up very early, so advance purchase is strongly recommended. Tickets: $20/student; $10/observer

THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 7:45-9:15 PM

♥ Master Class with Dallas Black Dance Theatre – Liturgical Dance for Teens and Adults Dancers ages 15 and up learn praise choreography from the professionals of Dallas Black Dance Theatre. Student space is limited and the class fills up early, so advance purchase is recommended. Tickets: $20/student; $10/observer Dallas Black Dance Theatre

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ART EXHIBITIONS SEPTEMBER 15–NOVEMBER 10, 2017

Alma Selimovic

Artist Reception: Thursday October 19, 7-9 pm Selimovic is a local artist investigating the “humanness” of diverse peoples and communities. An immigrant from Bosnia, she seeks to present the beauty and uniqueness of individuals, the liveliness that persist despite the struggles of migration, exclusion and even oppression. Through a dynamic mix of media, she invites the viewer to experience the vivid and often complex fabric that forms contemporary communities across the world. Alma Selimovic

NOVEMBER 27, 2017–JANUARY 19, 2018

Michael Moses

Artist Reception: Thursday, December 7, 7–9 pm Michael’s background in the plastic arts has given him a fascination with materials that compels a closer look. He magnifies a minute area of a painting, to reveal abstract compositions that occur organically in the work. Alluring patterns, colors and textures are center stage in his photography, seeking to lure and tantalize the eye.

Michael Moses

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KATHERINE HART

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JANUARY 26–FEBRUARY 23, 2018

Janelle Washington

a Special Exhibition in honor of Black History Month Artist Reception: Tuesday February 6, 7–9 pm With detailed, colorful cuts on paper, Janelle Washington celebrates “African American beauty, rich culture, and history.” As she seeks to “empower [the individual] to move forward in greatness”, her work gives a contemporary refresh to traditional silhouette portraiture, making it accessible to audiences of all ages and creating a bridge between the old and the new.

Janelle Washington

MARCH 2 – APRIL 27, 2018

Local Women in Abstraction Artist Reception: Tuesday, March 13, 7–9 pm In recent years, many art institutions have sought to give recognition to women artists who historically were not represented in important collections, exhibitions, or books. This exhibition seeks to build on this momentum by celebrating local female artists investigating various mediums and modes of abstract expression. Line, shape, color, texture, space and form are the universal tools that these artists employ to communicate the ethereal, the mundane and the simply sublime.

MAY 4– JUNE 23, 2018

Katherine Hart Artist Reception: Thursday, May 10, 7–9 pm Hart works with encaustic techniques to cast stories among layers of pigment and wax. Inspired by everything that surrounds or encounters her, she does not premeditate, but rather lets the materials direct the course of the work. The result is a composition emboldened by her organic pursuit, the inherent emotions and challenges of that pursuit—a vivid example of art imitating life.

Katherine Hart

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AUDITIONS The Publick Playhouse offers opportunities for aspiring dancers and actors to participate in the performing arts. All auditions are held at the Publick Playhouse, however, application procedures and deadlines differ, so please check the individual listings carefully.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 10 AM–12 NOON

PRAISE Dance Festival Audition Workshop This session is strongly recommended for any dancer or dance group intending to audition for the PRAISE Dance Festival, regardless of whether they have auditioned in past years. The facilitator will explain the purpose and vision of the Festival, and will explain the audition process. Scoring categories, the scoring process and what is needed to prepare for a successful audition will all be covered in this information-packed session. Call 301-277-1710 to reserve your space.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 10 AM–3 PM

PRAISE Dance Festival Auditions Liturgical dance companies, studios, ministries, and individual dancers are invited to audition for the annual PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival. In 2018, the Festival will be presented on Sunday, February 25, at 4 pm. An informational workshop will be held Saturday, September 9 (see above) and is strongly recommended for all applicants. Bring a CD of the music and audition one complete work in costume; the piece presented in the audition should be one you wish to perform at the Festival. Auditions are by appointment, for an application call 301-277-1710 (TTY 301-699-2544). Application deadline: Friday, November 10, 5 pm.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 10 AM–6 PM (Snow Date: Sunday, January 21, 10 AM–6 PM)

Annual World Dance Showcase

Dance companies and individuals are invited to audition traditional work in any culture-specific dance style. Presentation must not exceed 15 minutes in length and must be auditioned in finished form with costumes. Please audition the exact presentation to be performed at the final showcase. Dance groups will be selected to perform in concert on Saturday, March 31, at 8 pm. Selected groups will receive an honorarium of $600. Auditions are by appointment only and open to performers ages 16 years and older. Apply online at art. pgparks.com > Community Arts Services > Get Involved, or call 301-446-3232 (TTY 301-699-2544). Application deadline: Friday, January 12, 5 pm.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20, 10 AM –6 PM (Snow Date: Saturday, January 27, 10 AM–6 PM)

Shakespeare in the Park

Prince George’s Shakespeare in the Parks brings free, entertaining and accessible productions of works by the greatest playwright of the English language to communities throughout Prince George’s County, and provides opportunities for county-based directors, designers, actors, and musicians to share their creativity and expertise with county residents of all ages. All acting positions are paid; performances are scheduled from July 10–22, 2018 in open-air locations in Prince George’s County. Auditioning actors must be 18 years or older, and should present a monologue from one of Shakespeare’s plays. Actors need not be county residents to audition. Auditions are by appointment only. To schedule, send email to Christopher Dwyer, Artistic Director, at dwyer.pgshakes@gmail.com. 40 | 2017-2018 SEASON


Prince George’s

PUBLICK PLAYHOUSE for the Performing Arts

Theatre Hours: Administrative offices are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am–5 pm. Box Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm and two hours before every performance. NEW! Online ticketing available. For more information, visit arts.pgparks.com Box Office Ticket Policies: The Box Office accepts cash, checks, VISA and MasterCard. A $25 fee will be assessed for returned checks. Everyone, regardless of age, must have a ticket; children under age one who sit on parents’ laps will be issued a special ticket at no charge. All ticket sales are final; tickets may not be refunded or exchanged. Accessibility: The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. Renting the Playhouse: For information about renting the theatre, visit arts.pgparks.com or call 301-277-1710, TTY 301-699-2544. A rental brochure is also available. Location: 5445 Landover Road (Route 202), Cheverly, MD 20784 at the intersection of Route 450. Patrons may take Metro Bus F1, F8, F2, or T18 or Prince George’s The Bus 18 to the theatre. (Connect to F2 Metro Bus from Cheverly Metro Station, or ride T18 Metro Bus from the New Carrollton Metro Station.) Parking is free; there are three lighted parking lots adjacent to the theatre. Driving from Maryland: Take I-495 to the Baltimore/Washington Parkway South, exit at “Cheverly, Route 202” and turn right on Route 202. The theatre is 1/2 mile on the left. Driving from Washington, DC or Virginia: Take New York Avenue or I-295 to the Baltimore/Washington Parkway and exit on Route 202. Turn left on Route 202. The theatre is 1/2 mile on the left. Parking behind and beside the theatre is free. Contact: Phone 301-277-1710; TTY 301-699-2544; Fax 301-277-8816; arts.pgparks.com To receive email updates about special events, programs, and performances, please contact PublickPlayhouse@pgparks.com.


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