Coming soon from 2nd Star Productions: John Bishop's "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940"

When the creative team responsible for a recent Broadway flop assemble for a backer’s audition for a new musical on a suburban estate, things turn deadly with plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel in John Bishop’s comedic thriller. This ingenious and wildly comic romp spoofs the great murder mystery movies of the 1940s, leaving the audience to wonder, whodunit?

Directed by Jane Wingard
Produced by Victoria Rose Brown
Assistant Directed by Steve Mangum

2nd Star Productions will be presenting the comedy 
at the Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park from 
February 9-24, 2018. Performances will be as follows: 
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, 
with the closing performance on
Saturday February 24th at 3 pm. 

To purchase tickets early, please click this link:


Audition Announcement! Ragtime at 2nd Star Productions

2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD is proud to announce auditions for our summer musical, Ragtime!

Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. 
Doctrow, Ahren’s and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a 
compelling epic capturing the American experience 
at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three 
diverse families in pursuit of the American dream 
in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century 
New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic 
contradictions inherent in American reality: 
experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and 
prejudice, hope and despair. Over the course of 
the show, the worlds of a wealthy white couple, a 
Jewish immigrant father and his motherless 
daughter, and an African American ragtime 
musician intertwine. Together, they discover the
 surprising interconnections of the human heart, 
the limitations of justice and the unsettling 
consequences when dreams are permanently 
deferred. Featuring many of the historical figures 
that built and shaped turn-of-the-century America, 
including J.P. Morgan, Emma Goldman, Harry 
Houdini, Evelyn Nesbit and Henry Ford, this musical 
sweeps across the diversity of the American 
experience to create a stirring epic that captures 
the beats of the American experience: the marches, 
the cakewalks and - of course, the ragtime.

Directed by Nathan Bowen
Produced by Jane Wingard
Music Direction by Emily Taylor
Choreography by Anwar Thomas

AUDITIONS: Tuesday, February 20th and Wednesday, February 21st at 7 PM.
LOCATION: Bowie Playhouse, 16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715
PRODUCTION DATES: June 1 - 30, 2018 (Fridays through Sundays)

More information at our audition page.


2017 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 of the individuals and organizations that donated items, including:

Amy Jones
Annapolis Summer Garden Theater
Carole Long
Christopher Overly
Colonial Players of Annapolis
Creative Force Dance Center
Michael Mathes
Mission Escape Room
Nancy Freeman
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