​Coming Next from 2nd Star: H.M.S. Pinafore! 
​Music by Arthur Sullivan
Book & Lyrics by W. S. Gilbert

October 21 through November 19, 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, November 19th at 3 PM

Welcome aboard the 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. All sorts of hilarity ensue! This zany,
 internationally-renowned show features well-known G&S songs, including 
"I'm Called Little Buttercup," "We Sail the Ocean Blue," and "He Is an Englishman."

The Cast:
Ralph Rakestraw--------James Huchla
Josephine------------------Emily Mudd
Captain Corcoran--------Brian Binney
Sir Joseph Porter--------Paul Koch
Buttercup------------------Pam Shilling
Buttercup Understudy--Mari Hill
Dick Deadeye------------Nicholas Mudd
Hebe------------------------Maureen Roult
Boatswain-----------------Steve Mangum
Sailors----------------------Nathan Bowen, Wendell Holland, Michael Mathes, Eric Meadows, Eugene Valendo, and Tyler White
Sisters/Cousins/Aunts--Victoria Brown, Hillary Glass, Hannah Hall, Mari Hill, Cheramie Jackson, Brandie Peterson, Diane Schwartz, Deb Sola, Erin Culfogienis, Snowdenn Jackson, Sophia Riazi-Sekowski, Aaliyah Schulz

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.


AUDITION NOTICE!! Peter and the Starcatcher 

Come out and audition with 2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD, an award-winning community theatre, for our upcoming area community theatre premiere of Peter and the Starcatcher. 

This 2012 Tony-winning play is a wildly imaginative adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, telling how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love. 

Auditions are Monday November 7 and Wednesday November 9, with callbacks at Thursday November 10. Auditions and callbacks will all be at the Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715). Doors open at 7 pm and auditions will start at 7:30 pm. Performances are February 10-25, 2017, Fridays through Sundays.

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all sexes, races, and ethnic diversities! Actors must be at least 12 years old to audition. More information on roles and requirements on our auditions page.


2nd Star wins Ruby Griffith Award!

In 1969 the British Embassy Players established the Ruby Griffith Awards for outstanding achievement in theatrical productions in Washington, DC and surrounding areas. 

On July 10, 2016, 2nd Star Productions was awarded the 2015-2016 Ruby Griffith top Award for All-Around Production Excellence for our musical "Guys and Dolls". 

​From left:  Dave Robinson (Arvide Abernathy), Andrew Gordon (Choreographer), Nathan Bowen (Producer), Joanne Wilson (Stage Manager), Debbie Barber-Eaton (Director), Brian Mellen (Nathan Detroit), Sandy Griese (Musical Director).


***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 Current Season page. Season tickets are also now available on our Subscriptions page.

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2nd Star Productions is supported in part by a grant from 
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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