***Announcing Our 2016-17 Season***

We are truly excited to announce our shows for next year!  Opening the season and running from October 21st through November 19th will be Gilbert & Sullivan's classic operetta, H.M.S. Pinafore. Running February 10-25, our winter play will be the area premiere of the 2012 Tony-award winning Peter and the Starcatcher. Rounding out the season will be the musical adaptation of a Disney favorite, TBA "Practically Perfect" Magical Nanny Musical, the name of which we have to wait to announce until January 2017 due to rights restrictions.  For more information on these shows, visit our Upcoming Season page.  Season tickets are also now available on our Subscriptions page.



Come out and audition with our award-winning community theatre for the upcoming fall production of 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. This zany, internationally-renowned show features well-known G&S songs including "I'm Called Little Buttercup" and "We Sail the Ocean Blue". 

Dates: Monday, July 18 & Tuesday, July 19 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, July 21 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: October 21 – November 19, 2016, Fridays through Sundays

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities! More information on roles and requirements on our auditions page.


Currently Showing at 2nd Star: "Guys and Dolls"!
May 27 through June 25, 2016

Guys and Dolls is a musical romantic comedy involving the unlikeliest of Manhattan pairings: a high-rolling gambler and a puritanical missionary, a showgirl dreaming of the straight-and-narrow and a crap game manager who is anything but. The show takes us from the bustle of Times Square to the dance clubs of Havana to the sewers of New York City as it demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a “doll.” Guys and Dolls features some of Frank Loesser’s most memorable tunes, including the hilarious “Adelaide’s Lament,” the romantic “I'll Know When My Love Comes Along,” the exuberant “If I Were a Bell,” and the classic “Luck be a Lady.”

Directed by Debbie Barber-Eaton
Music Directed by Sandy Griese
Choreographed by Andrew Gordon

May 27 through June 25, 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, June 25th at 3 PM

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.

The Cast:
Nathan-Brian Mellen
Adelaide-Jamie Miller
Sky-E. Lee Nicol
Sarah-Erica Miller
Arvide-Dave Robinson
General Cartwright-Carole Long
Agatha-Hillary Glass
Calvinette-Alice Goldberg
Martha-Kimberly Hopkins
Brannigan-Gene Valendo

The Gamblers: Nicely-James Hulcha, Benny-Nathan Bowen, Big Jule-Steve Streetman, Rusty Charlie & Baby Face Beineke-Daniel Starnes, Harry the Horse-Julian Ball, Brandy Bottle Bates-Eric Meadows, Liver Lips Louie-Stevie Magnum, Angie the Ox-Joshua Hampton, Society Max-Tyler White, Scranton Slim-Andrew Gordon, Jimmy Two Bags-Jerry Murray

The Hot Box Girls: Mimi-Lucy Bobbin, Debra Kidwell, Allison Baudoin, Victoria Brown, Emily Morgan, Christa Kronser, Genevieve Ethridge, Sarah Williams, Angeleaza Anderson


Silent Auction a Success!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our annual silent auction such a success. With your generous support, we raised over $650 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
Crofton Bowl
David and Katheryn Mathes
Kim Ethridge
Nate Jackson Photography
Rosalie Daelemans
Teresa Cooney

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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