2nd Star Productions presents two musicals and one comedy each season
at Bowie Playhouse, 16500 White Marsh Park Drive, in Bowie Maryland, 20715.
2nd Star Productions was founded in January 1996 by Jane Wingard, John Guyton and Gordon Gustin - a theatrically experienced trio who decided to "make their own rules for the sandbox". In addition to producing high quality shows, they wanted to create an atmosphere where people can grow, have fun and feel that their contributions were highly valued.
Our founders: from left, Gordon Gustin, Jane B. Wingard, and John F. Guyton
Below: Bowie Playhouse
The current musical director and conductor for all productions is Joe Biddle. The resident director is Jane B. Wingard.
Guest directors have included Braxton J. Peters, who has a long professional resume and is Artistic Director for the Annapolis Opera,
and the late Bobbi Smith, whose directorial work included hundreds of productions on the East coast
and who worked as Staff Director / Choreographer for ten years at Burn Brae Dinner Theater,
and most recently, Charles W. Maloney.
2nd Star Productions performs weekends at the Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park in Bowie, MD. The theater seats 150.
2nd Star Productions is committed to bringing Prince George's County (where Co-founder Jane Wingard was a teacher for 28 years)
and the City of Bowie (where Co-founder John Guyton was raised) the finest community theater in the
Baltimore/Washington/Annapolis area through performance, involvement and education.