Currently Showing: H.M.S. Pinafore 
​Music by Arthur Sullivan
Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

October 21 through November 19, 2016
at the Bowie Playhouse
16500 White Marsh Park Drive,
Bowie, MD 20715
Fri and Sat at 8 PM, Sun at 3 PM
Closing performance Saturday, November 19th at 3 PM

Welcome aboard the H.M.S. Pinafore, Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta! 
Captain Corcoran tries to marry his daughter to the lofty Sir Joseph Porter, 
but she falls in love with a lowborn sailor. All sorts of hilarity ensue! This zany,
 internationally-renowned show features well-known G&S songs, including 
"I'm Called Little Buttercup," "We Sail the Ocean Blue," and "He Is an Englishman."

For tickets, click here to order online
or call (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.
General Admission - $22  
Seniors (60+), Full Time Students - $19
Discount for prepaid groups of 10 to 19 - $2 off per ticket, 
20 or more - $4 off per ticket.

Up to date sell outs and weather related cancellation announcements can be obtained by calling our reservation lines and pressing 1.  
If the message does not announce a cancellation or sell out, the show will go on as scheduled with tickets available at the door.

Last weekend, 2nd Star opened our production of Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta, and the rave reviews are already pouring in! 

"H.M.S. Pinafore is full of antics, mistaken identities, and scheming cousins that brings this comedy to fruition. The cast should be congratulated for both their spectacular vocals and dancing as they waltz and jig their way through the entire show.... 2nd Star productions’ H.M.S. Pinafore is a must see for all ages, so bring your family, kids, and friends. This cast takes the fun and foolishness of H.M.S. Pinafore to the next level with heart and weaves it into a charming tale." - DCMetroTheaterArts. Full review at

"2nd Star's H.M.S. Pinafore sparkles like the sunshine on the sea. It's a funny and very well-sung comic opera that gives us all the charm that made it a hit more than a century ago." - Bay Weekly

We also recently finished our trailer video for the show which features some of the lovely singing from our male chorus and various clips of the show. Check it out at


2nd Star wins Ruby Griffith Award!

In 1969 the British Embassy Players established the Ruby Griffith Awards for outstanding achievement in theatrical productions in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. 

On July 10, 2016, 2nd Star Productions was awarded the 2015-2016 Ruby Griffith top Award for All-Around Production Excellence for our musical "Guys and Dolls". 

​From left:  Dave Robinson (Arvide Abernathy), Andrew Gordon (Choreographer), Nathan Bowen (Producer), Joanne Wilson (Stage Manager), Debbie Barber-Eaton (Director), Brian Mellen (Nathan Detroit), Sandy Griese (Musical Director).

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2nd Star Productions is supported in part by a grant from 
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2nd Star Productions
Quality theatrical productions at Bowie Playhouse 
in Bowie, MD since 1996
2nd Star Productions is supported in part
 by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council