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Opens November 24:

The Wizard of Oz



by L. Frank Baum
Music and Lyrics by Harold Arlen and E. Y. Harburg
Background Music by Herbert Stothard
Dance and Vocal Arrangements by Peter Howard
Orchestration by Larry Wilcox
Adapted by John Kane for the Royal Shakespeare Company
Based upon the classic Motion Picture owned by Turner Entertainment Co.
Directed by Jon Gardner
Produced by Win Britt
Musical Direction by Daniel Flores
Choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell and Elizabeth Gardner

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.

With Melanie Arter, Sumayyah Bilal, Hannah Collins, Sophie Cooper, Sarah Dallas DeFord, Julia Frank, Elizabeth Gardner, Jocelyn Gross, Loraine Hamlett, Findley Holland, Shawford Jackson, Snowdenn Jackson, Courtney James, Beatrice Marcavitch, Julia May, Marie Nearing, Miracle Omar, Felix Retterer, Jen Retterer, Samantha Roberts, Dave Robinson, Ian Blackwell Rogers, Melissa Sites, and Stephen P. Yednock

November 24, 25, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15 at 8PM
matinees: November 26, December 3, 10, 16, 17 at 2PM

Ticket prices: $25 General Admission, $22 Students/Seniors/Military, $14 Youth (12 and under with adult)
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December 3:
Chromatics Concert

The Chromatics bring "Christmas Notes" to the Greenbelt Arts Center. Performing a mixture of traditional holiday tunes and neo-classics, tossed together with offbeat originals about life in our modern high-tech world, and all done in their indescribable style, the Chromatics ensure that the playfulness of the season shines through. All in all, just like a holiday cookie platter - a little bit of something for everyone. This will also be a CD release party for their new album, "Fragments".

December 3rd at 7:00 PM
Tickets are $20, $18 for students/seniors/military, $12 Youth.

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Call for Directors

ATTENTION COMMUNITY THEATRE DIRECTORS:
Greenbelt Arts Center (GAC) is actively soliciting submissions for its 2018/2019 season

In a departure from recent past years, in an effort to seamlessly plan our entire season, Greenbelt Arts Center asks that ALL potential projects go through this submission process. The performance calendar at Greenbelt Arts Center runs from September through August. If there is a play, a musical, or a special event you are interested in directing/mounting at GAC during the 2018/2019 performance year, please complete the linked Google Forms document and submit, or use the hardcopy form included with our call for work email (or available on the website). In addition, please send either a PDF (via email) or six hard copies of the script (via mail or hand delivery) for plays or musicals. Any purchased copies of scripts will be returned to you after the selection process is final.

When submitting, be sure to mark the box correctly: 1) for a GAC Resident production (RP); 2) a Guest Theater Organization (GTO); or 3) a Music/Other Event Guest Rental. Resident productions are wholly sponsored by Greenbelt Arts Center; GTO productions are sponsored by the guest organization and split net profits from ticket sales with GAC on a 50/50 basis; and renters pay an hourly rate for the use of GAC space.

The target date for these submissions is December 15, 2017. Submissions before and up to that date are welcome; submissions beyond that date will only receive consideration at the discretion of the selection committee.

Additionally, for resident productions, indicate whether members of the production team are already onboard, as that may enhance the chance that your submission will be selected.

Online submission form
Email: General Manager: info@greenbeltartscenter.org
Email: Programs: programs@greenbeltartscenter.org
Mail: Greenbelt Arts Center P.O. Box 293, Greenbelt, MD 20768-0293


Auditions

Auditions for Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell, will be held at the theater Sunday December 10, and Monday December 11, at 7:30PM. (Please do not arrive later than 8:30). with callbacks if necessary on Wednesday December 13.

The story:
Angel Street (better known in the USA as Gaslight) takes place in the late 1880s in an old Victorian house in Pimlico, London. Mr Manningham is slowly trying to drive his wife, Mrs Manningham, insane (her mother died of insanity) by playing demonic tricks on her. Why? Because, very briefly, many years ago a murder took place in the house and the murderer was looking for some precious rubies which have never been found. One evening when Mr. Manningham is out a visitor calls - it is Inspector Rough who during the course of the evening convinces Mrs. Manningham that her husband is a maniacal killer. He enlists the aid of Elizabeth, the Manningham's housekeeper. The other character is Nancy, a young flirtatious parlor maid who sets her cap on Mr. Manningham.

Characters:

Mr Manningham
mid to late 40s - good looking and well dressed. He is suave and authorative but there is something sinister about him
Mrs Manningham
in her thirties - at one time she was a beauty but she is wan with a frightened air about her - the result of sleepless nights and worse
Elizabeth
an amiable woman - she can be anywhere from 40-60 - she is very fond of her mistress and will do anything to protect her - well spoken but not upper class
Nancy
cocky young lady - pretty, cheeky, flirtatious - probably in her 20s - probably a cockney
Rough
50+ - very friendly but brusque at the same time - he has a low warm chuckle and his presence on arrival dominates the rest of the play

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script followed by Inspector Rough monologues. British accents are required.

Please bring resume, headshot, and list of all conflicts to auditions.

The show will be performed 4 weekends from March 2 - 24.

Interested parties should contact Pauline at pgrillermitchell@hotmail.com with any questions.


Auditions for Return to the Forbidden Planet by Bob Carlton, directed by Jeffery Lesniak, with music direction by Chris Wells and choreography by Rikki Howie Lacewell, will be held Monday February 12, and Tuesday February 13. Watch this space for more information.

LIGHTING GRID UPGRADE

We are planning on upgrading to an actual lighting grid. This will remove the unsightly and unsafe extension cords from the ceiling. We will also be moving the loud lighting controllers from the audience area to backstage. There will be a large number of fixed outlets on the ceiling for use, which will greatly simplify rehanging lights when the stage configuration changes. It will make our facility more welcome to guest productions, and will be much safer for our lighting designers.

We have recently received a $5000 grant from the Greenbelt Community Foundation towards our ultimate goal of $16,000. This is in addition to other donations already raised. Please help us reach our goal.




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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