Coming Soon from 2nd Star Productions: 
Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s "Mary Poppins"

Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the Oscar-winning 
1964 film, this authorized Disney musical production was 
adapted for West End and Broadway by Julian Fellowes, 
the creator of “Downton Abbey’, and won the Olivier award
 in 2005. The original Broadway production ran for over 
2,500 performances and received nominations for nine 
Olivier and seven 2007 Tony Awards, including Best 
Musical. Dancing chimney sweeps, flying kites, spoonfuls
 of sugar, and classic Disney songs you know and love!

Directed by Fred Nelson 
Produced by Eugene Valendo
Music Direction by Sandy Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

2nd Star Productions will be presenting the musical at the 
Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park from 
June 2 - July 1, 2017.  
Performances will be as follows:
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, 
with the closing performance Saturday July 1st at 3 pm. 

Tickets can be purchased at this link or by calling 
410-757-5700 and 301-832-4819


2nd Star Proudly Announces its 2017-2018 Season!!!

Annie Get Your Gun
Sept 22 - Oct 21, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin
Book by Herbert Fields and Dorothy Fields

Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and when she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill 
he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show. It only takes one 
glance for her to fall head over heels for dashing shooting ace Frank Butler, who 
headlines the show. The stage is set for this classic musical comedy featuring famous 
Irving Berlin tunes including "There's No Business Like Show Business," "You Can't
 Get a Man with a Gun," "I Got the Sun in the Morning," "Anything You Can Do," and 
many more! 

Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
Feb 9-24, 2018
Play by John Bishop

The creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop in which three chorus girls 
were murdered by the mysterious "Stage Door Slasher" assemble at a Westchester 
estate for a backer's audition of their new show. The house is replete with sliding 
panels, secret passageways, and a German maid who is apparently four different 
people, all of which figure diabolically in the comic mayhem which follows when the
 infamous "Slasher" makes a reappearance and strikes again and again. Musical 
Comedy Murders of 1940 is an ingenious and wildly comic romp which pokes antic 
fun at the more ridiculous aspects of "show biz" and the corny thrillers of Hollywood's 

June 1-30, 2018
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Terrence McNally

Set in the volatile melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, three distinctly American 
tales are woven together – that of an upper-class wife, a Jewish immigrant, and a 
young Harlem musician. Together, they confront history's timeless contradictions of 
wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair... and what it means to 
live in America. Called by TIME Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the 
International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," Ragtime is filled with 
pageantry, emotion, and hope, bursting onto the stage like no other musical.


2016 Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser a Success!

"Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual silent auction such a success. With your generous support, we raised over $800 for 2nd Star Productions.  A special thank you to all the individuals and organizations that donated items, including:

Amy Jones
Annapolis Summer Garden Theater
Carole Long
Children's Theatre of Annapolis
Colonial Players of Annapolis
Creative Force Dance Center
David and Katheryn Mathes
Gene Valendo
Michael Mathes
Mission Escape Room
Nate Jackson Photography

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2nd Star Productions is supported in part by a grant from 
the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. 
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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