Greenbelt Arts Center presents The Phantom Tollbooth, opening the day after Thanksgiving. In this play, the beloved children’s fantasy adventure comes to life as Milo and the faithful watchdog Tock travel to the Lands Beyond. Ten-year old Milo is bored one afternoon, when a tollbooth mysteriously arrives in his room. Traveling in his toy car, Milo arrives in Dictionopolis to discover that King Azaz the Unabridged is at war with The Mathemagician of Digitopolis over whether words or numbers are more important. Joined by Tock and the Humbug, he resolves to rescue Princess Sweet Rhyme and Princess Pure Reason from the Castle-in-the-Air to restore peace to the land. But the castle is guarded by ferocious demons, and he will need all his ingenuity, plus the help of his friends, to succeed.
With Michael Abendshein, Calista Ausema, Faith Ball, Dave Buckingham, Harper Chadwick, Sophie Cooper, Aref Dajani, Daniel Dausman, Wes Dennis, Linden Dirksen, Julia Frank, Kirsten Hines, Findley Holland, Jason Kalshoven, Lydia Kalshoven, Grace Krage, Emily Kranking, Penny Martin, Julia May, Ruby Raymond, Stella Raymond, and Kaitlyn Whiting
December 13 – 15th – FINAL WEEKEND! Friday evening: December 13 at 8:00PM Saturday matinee: December 14 at 2:00PM Sunday matinee: December 15 at 2:00PM
Saturday, December 21st at 8:00pm and Sunday, December 22nd at 2:00pm
The Chromatics return to the Greenbelt Arts Center with their entertaining variety of a cappella songs, from covers spanning the past several decades to original songs, and, of course, a selection of holiday tunes in all styles! They promise a festive show, a real Yuletide Sampler!
Call for Show Submissions for Greenbelt Arts Center’s 41st Season 2020-2021
This is the call for show submissions for Greenbelt Arts Center’s 41st Season in 2020-2021. Please click on this link to go to the project submission form if you have a proposal for an in-house production, guest theater organization, special events, or rentals during the 2020-2021 season (starting September 2020.) Deadline for proposals is February 1, 2020
Greenbelt Arts Center presents the East Coast premiere of Quadrille: A Romantic Play Story and Script by Melynda Kiring, Directed by Stephen Foreman
1 Self-Sufficient Woman Baker
1 Nobleman in need of a Cook
1 Sweet Young Lady
1 Dashing Hero
Preheat to the year 1835. Mix the Baker and the Nobleman together until romance blossoms. For a little confusion, gently add the Sweet Young Lady into the mix. Sprinkle in a pinch of frustrated love, and then add a dash of Hero rushing in to save the day. Bake at 350 degrees for the length of one duel, or until ready to admit the truth. Serves them all right.
Quadrille is a delicious tale featuring romance, secret plots, good food, more secret plots, bad food, heroic duels, and plenty of perfectly prepared corn muffins.
Featuring Jim Adams, Jeannette Connors, Justin Diaz, Tyler Dos Santos, Michaela Haber, Michael Iacone, and Pamela Northrup
January 3rd to January 19th Friday evenings: January 3, 10 & 17 at 8:00PM Saturday evenings: January 4, 11 & 18 at 8:00PM Sunday matinees: January 5, 12 & 19 at 2:00PM Thursday evening: January 16 ONLY at 8:00PM
The Greenbelt Arts Center announces upcoming auditions for its production of Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, directed by Pauline Griller-Mitchell
The play, which premiered in 1934, was a professional success for the playwright, Lillian Hellman. Set in a private school for girls, the play explores how lying, bullying, and the insidious effect of slanderous innuendo can upend plans and lives.
Auditions will be held at the Greenbelt Arts Center, located at 123 Centerway, Greenbelt, MD, 20771, on Saturday, February 1, between 2:00 and 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday, February 2, starting at 7:00 p.m. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Callbacks, if necessary, will be held on Monday, February 3, at 7:00 p.m. Call the producer, Malca Giblin, at 301-864-3060, for more information.
Rehearsals will be held two nights and on Saturdays each week to start then three nights and Saturdays from mid-March, leading up to nine performances beginning on April 17 and ending on May 3. Be prepared to detail all conflicts you may have throughout the rehearsal and performance schedule.
Character Descriptions: Martha Dobie – Described as a nervous, high-strung woman, she is one of the founders of the Wright-Dobie School. She is about the same age, 28, as . . .
Karen Wright – The other co-founder of the Wright-Dobie School. She has a casually warm and pleasant manner that the girls in the school respond to and respect.
Mrs. Lily Mortar – Martha’s aunt is “a woman of a certain age,” 45 or older. She is a faded actress, “helping” at the school for the time being. She is over the top in appearance and manner.
Dr. Joseph Cardin – He has several ties to the school: he is the school doctor; his aunt is one of school’s prime patrons, and his cousin, Mary, attends the school and he is engaged to marry Karen Wright.
Mary Tilford – Mary is a headstrong girl whose behavior strongly influences the behavior of the other girls and creates problems for the school.
Mrs. Amelia Tilford – Mary’s grandmother and Dr. Cardin’s aunt was an early supporter of the school. She wields a lot of influence.
Peggy Rogers, Catherine, Lois Fisher, Evelyn Munn, Helen Burton, Rosalie Wells, Janet, Leslie – Students at the Wright-Dobie School. They are, to varying degrees, subject to Mary’s influence
Agatha – Agatha is Mrs. Tilford’s long-time maid. She knows Mary’s ways and won’t make allowances for her behavior.
A Grocery Boy – He makes deliveries to the school.
To audition for this production, please print and complete the GAC Audition Form and bring the completed form with you to the audition. All roles are open and unpaid/non-union.
The Greenbelt Arts Center is supported in part by grants or contributions from:
The City of Greenbelt,
The Prince George’s County Council, District 4
The Honorable Todd Turner
Greenbelt Community Foundation of Prince George’s County
Community Foundation for the National Capitol Area
Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission
Community Forklift – communityforklift.org
and with generous gifts from patrons like You!
GREENBELT ARTS CENTER IS A PROUD MEMBER OF: American Association of Community Theatre
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