by 2nd Star Productions

Come out and audition with award-winning 
2nd Star Productions in Bowie, MD for our 
winter musical Chess!

This highly acclaimed musical develops the 
ancient and distinguished game of chess into 
a metaphor for romantic rivalries and East-
West political intrigue. The principal pawns 
form a love triangle: the loutish American 
Grandmaster, the earnest Russian champion
 and the Hungarian-American female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls for the Russian. From Tyrol to Thailand the players, lovers, politicians, CIA and KGB make their moves to the pulse of this monumental rock score.

Direction by Mickey Lund
Music Direction by Doug Dawson
Choreography by Karen Lacy

Dates: Monday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM, with Callbacks on Thursday, October 11 at 7:00 PM
Location: The Bowie Playhouse in Bowie, MD (16500 Whitemarsh Park Dr, Bowie, MD 20715)
Production Dates: January 25 – February 16, Fridays through Sundays

We welcome non-traditional casting - all roles are open to all races and ethnic diversities! More information on auditions can be found here.


Currently Showing from 2nd Star Productions: Singin' in the Rain

The "Greatest Movie Musical of All Time" is faithfully and lovingly adapted for the stage. Singin' in the Rain has all the makings of a Tinseltown tabloid headline – the starlet, the leading man and a love affair that could change lives and make or break careers! In silent movies, Don Lockwood and Lina Lamont are a hot item but, behind the scenes, things aren't always as they appear on the big screen! Meanwhile, Lina's squeaky voice might be the end of her career in "talking pictures" without the help of a talented young actress to do the talking and singing for her. Filled with every memorable moment from the film and a downpour of unforgettable songs, Singin' in the Rain is a guaranteed hit!

Directed by Allison Erskine
Produced by Gene Valendo
Music Direction by Sandy Griese
Choreography by Andrew Gordon

The Cast
Dora Bailey - Deb Kidwell
Zelda Zanders - Malarie Zeeks
Olga Mara - Summer Moore
Mary Margaret - Victoria Brown
RF Simpson - Julian Ball
Roscoe Dexter - Stevie Mangum
Cosmo Brown - Robbie Dinsmore
Lina Lamont - Katrina Sillaman
Don Lockwood - Jeffrey Hawkins
Young Don - Malachi Sillaman
Young Cosmo - Brannon Titus
Villain - John Wakefield
Lady-in-Waiting - Malarie Zeeks
Rod - Eric Meadows
Kathy Selden - Emma Godfrey
Policeman/Sound Engineer - Wendel Holland
Butler/Male Diction Coach - Peter Deford
1st Assistant Director - Tyler White
2nd Assistant Director - Alyson Griese
3rd Assistant Director - Amanda Matousek
Wardrobe Mistress - Jenna Jones
Hairdresser - Triana McCorkle
Production Singer - Trevor Greenfield
Sid Phillips - Andrew Gordon
Miss Dinsmore - Karen Hastings
Ensemble - Dallas Deford
Ensemble - Allison Baudoin

2nd Star Productions will be presenting the musical at the Bowie Playhouse at Whitemarsh Park from September 21 - October 20, 2018. Performances will be as follows: Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm, Sundays at 3 pm, with the closing performance Saturday October 20th at 3 pm. 

Tickets can be purchased at this link or by calling 410-757-5700 and 301-832-4819.

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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