2nd Star Productions
Quality theatrical productions at Bowie Playhouse 
in Bowie, MD since 1996
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2nd Star Productions is supported in part by a grant from 
the Maryland National Capital Park & Planning Commission. 

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 heyday.

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.