Coming next from 2nd Star Productions:
"I Hate Hamlet"
A comedy by Paul Rudnick
Directed by John Dickson

at Bowie Playhouse
16500 White Marsh Park Drive,
Bowie, MD 20715
(Just off Route 3 southbound)

February 6 through February 22, 2015
Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM
Sundays at 3 PM
Additional performace Thursday Feb. 19 at 8 PM

Plan now to brighten up your February with this bigger than life comedy as John Barrymore returns fro the other side to coach a reluctant Hamlet about the role, love and life. The cast includes:
The ghost of John Barrymore -- Fred Nelson
Andrew, the reluctant Hamlet -- Zak Zeeks
Deidre, his virginal girlfriend -- Malarie Novotny
Felicia, the real estate agent who rented Barrymore’s old apartment to Andrew -- Nicole Mullins
Gary, Andrew’s self-absorbed writer/director friend from Hollywood -- Daniel Douek
Lillian, a one time lover of Barrymore and Andrew’s agent-- Carole Long

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.

For tickets, click here to order online
or call (410) 757-5700 or (301) 832-4819.

General Admission - $22
Seniors (60+), Full Time Students, and Active Military - $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.


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It’s Award Season!


The Bay Weekly’s Best of the Bay issue is out.  Our President/Artistic Director, Jane Wingard has been named 2014’s Best Local Artist.  Congratulations, Jane!


WATCH, the Washington Area Theater Honors, has named their nominees for 2014 WATCH Awards. There are 21 WATCH Nominations for 2nd Star :

Outstanding Stage Combat Choreography – Casey Kaleba  – A Soldier’s Play
Outstanding Costume Design in a Musical – Linda Swann  – Children of Eden
Outstanding Direction of a Musical – Vincent Musgrave  – Children of Eden
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Caelyn Sommerville as “Eve/Mama Noah” – Children of Eden
Outstanding Light Design in a Musical – Garrett R. Hyde  – Children of Eden
Outstanding Musical  –  Children of Eden
Outstanding Set Design in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard  – Children of Eden
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard  – Children of Eden
Outstanding Cameo in a Musical – Tim Sayles as “Rudolph” – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Direction of a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical – Nathan Bowen as “Cornelius Hackl” – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical – Pam Shilling as “Irene Molloy” – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Hair Design in a Musical – No Listing – Hello, Dolly! – 2nd Star Productions – 2014
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Nori Morton as “Dolly Levi” – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Music Direction – Joe Biddle – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Musical – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Properties in a Musical – Joanne D. Wilson – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Set Construction in a Musical – Bill Bagaria, Joanne D. Wilson, Marty Hayes – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Set Decoration in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard & Gail Bagaria – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Set Painting in a Musical – Jane B. Wingard – Hello, Dolly!
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical – Garrett R. Hyde – Hello, Dolly!


Only one other company in the DC area has received more nominations than 2nd Star. Congratulations to all who choose to spend your time bringing art to life and especially to the 2nd Star casts and crews who do it so well.


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