Bowie Community TheatreBowie Community Theatre
Entertaining Since 1966

By Special Arrangement with Music Theatre International
Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan
Music by Mark Shaiman
Lyrics by Mark Shaiman and Scott Wittman
Based on the film written and directed by John Waters

Directed by: Rebecca F. Kotraba

Performance Dates

May 5-14, 2017

Performance Location

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
13106 Annapolis Road, Bowie, MD 20720

Synopsis:

Bowie Community Theatre (BCT) Youth Theatre Program presents their first production with the fun musical that continues to bring the beat throughout the state and country! Hairspray JR is the youth adaptation of the award-winning musical based on the John Waters’ movie, “Hairspray” that follows the changes in America in the 1960s through the communities of Baltimore, Maryland.

Join Tracy Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle, Corny Collins, Amber Van Tussle, Link Larkin and the whole gang for this wonderful show brought to you by BCT and a grant from the City of Bowie Arts Programs.

Reviews:


http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/05/07/review-hairspray-jr-bowie-community-theatre-youth-theatre-program-sharon-preator1/







Comedy by Katherine DiSavino.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed by: Jennifer L. Franklin

Performance Dates

July 14-30, 2017

Synopsis:

Bridget and her Grandmother are about to become roommates. However, what Bridget saw as a unique opportunity to stay with her favorite Nana in New York for the summer quickly turns into an experience she’ll never forget. It seems her sweet Grandma is running an illegal boutique from her apartment, selling hand-made naughty knickers to every senior citizen in the five borough area! Will Bridget be able to handle all the excitement? Will her Nana get arrested - or worse! - evicted?

Cast:

Bridget Charles
Olivia Knoche

Olivia Knoche

Tom O'Grady
Randy Lindsay

Randy Lindsay

Heather Van Pree
Sharon J. Zelefsky

Sharon J. Zelefsky

Mr. Schmidt
Vincent Dantone

Vincent Dantone

Voice/UPS Man
Brad Eaton

Brad Eaton

Vera Walters
Joanne Bauer

Joanne Bauer

Sylvia Charles
Shelley Rochester

Shelley Rochester

Clair
Anne Hull

Anne Hull

Photos:

Bridget, Sylvia, and Heather discuss Nana's business venture, Saucy Slips.

Bridget, Sylvia, and Heather discuss Nana's business venture, Saucy Slips.

"Get out, leave, and take your parking ticket with you!" directs Bridget to Officer O'Grady.

Get out, leave, and take your parking ticket with you! directs Bridget to Officer O'Grady.


The UPS Man delivers more than they expected to Sylvia and her granddaughter, Bridget.

UPS Man delivers more than they expected to Sylvia and Bridget.



"Do I have a socialite as a tenant? Nooooo! I have Sylvia Charles!" Officer Tom O'Grady listens to a sob story by Landlord Mr. Schmidt.

Do I have a socialite as a tenant?  Nooooo! I have Sylvia Charles! Officer Tom O'Grady listens to a sob story by Landlord Mr. Schmidt.

Reviews:


http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/07/24/review-nanas-naughty-knickers-bowie-community-theatre/






Comedy by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, and Ed Howard.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

Directed by: Ken Kienas

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Performance Dates:

November 3-19, 2017

Synopsis:

It's Christmas in Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas, where the Lion's Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities. It's 24 hours before Christmas and the delightfully eccentric characters of Tuna attempt to cope with seasonal traumas such as the disaster prone little theatre production of A Christmas Carol, and a yard-decorating contest being sabotaged by a mysterious Christmas phantom.

Cast: TBD

A
Ryan Ronan

Ryan Ronan

B
Jeanne Louise

Jeanne Louise

C
Michael Abendshein

Michael Abendshein

Photos:

Something smells fishy in Tuna, Texas!

Something smells fishy in Tuna, Texas



Joe Bob (right), the director of the little theatre production of "A Christmas Carol" says to Petey Fiske (left): "I refuse to let my art suffer because of an unpaid electric bill!"

Joe Bob (right), the director of the little theatre production of A Christmas Carol says to Petey Fiske (left): I refuse to let my art suffer because of an unpaid electric bill!

Petey Fiske and Dixie discuss how to pull the plug on A Christmas Carol!

Petey Fiske and Dixie discuss how to pull the plug on A Christmas Carol



Reviews:

http://dcmetrotheaterarts.com/2017/11/05/review-tuna-christmas-bowie-playhouse/

http://www.theatrebloom.com/2017/11/tuna-christmas-bowie-community-theatre/






Drama by Victor Gialanella
Adapted from novel by Mary Shelley

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Directed by: Brian Douglas

Performance Dates:

March 9-25, 2018


Synopsis:

Set in nineteenth-century Switzerland, this classic tale of horror and suspense details the ill-fated experiments of young Dr. Frankenstein as he attempts to fathom the secrets of life and death. Purchasing cadavers from two unsavory grave robbers, he gives life to a creature both hideous and touching—and so physically powerful and mentally twisted that he soon brings death or destruction to all who stand in his way. Adhering more closely to the original novel than did the famous motion picture versions, the play blends moments of brooding terror and sudden shock with questions of morality and the dangers of unrestrained scientific inquiry..

Cast: TBD

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