42nd Street (July 28,29,30, August 4,5,6,11,12,13 2017)

Performances: July 28-30, August 4-6 and 11-13, 2017 Location: Theatre at Potomac Falls High School Book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble Music by Harry Warren and Lyrics by Al Dubin Directed More »

Witness for the Prosecution (April 21,22,23,28,29,30 2017)

Performances: April 21,22,23,28,29,30 2017 Location: Seneca Ridge Middle School Produced by Andrew Lee Directed by Jen Lofquist Agatha Christie is at her web-spinning best in this classic whodunit in three acts. Leonard Vole More »

James and the Giant Peach (March 2,3,4,9,11 2017)

The Sterling Playmakers will perform Roald Dahl’s family favorite James and the Giant Peach, adapted for the stage by David Wood, and presented through contract with Samuel French Ltd. Directed by Francesca More »

Play Reading Alert!

The Sterling Playmakers Play Reading Series is underway and the first selection is the classic musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”

The reading is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Scripts to read-along will be available.

Originally opening on Broadway in 1946, the “Annie Get Your Gun” is a fictionalized version of the life of female sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her time with Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show. Notable (and humworthy) songs from the show include “You Can’t Get a Man with a Gun,” “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” and “Anything You Can Do (I Can Do Better) – all by Irving Berlin.

The title role has been played by such luminaries as Ethel Merman, Barbara Eden, Debbie Reynolds and Bernadette Peters. “Annie Get Your Gun” has been a regular contender during season selection, so the Playmakers is particularly curious about how the reading goes.

Liz Mykietyn will be hosting the reading at her home in Ashburn. If interested, contact her at thezoo232@verizon.net for the address and directions. Bring your own soda and snacks. Please note that that this is a pet-friendly home, so allergy sufferers may want to be prepared beforehand.

Be on the lookout for more play readings in 2017. If you’d be interested in hosting a play reading, contact John Geddie at jlgeddiejd@aol.com or Colin Taylor at colin@colintaylor.net for assistance in scheduling and getting the word out.

Auditions: Witness for the Prosecution

Mark your calendars for Jan 12, 13, 14 for open auditions for Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution–presented by the Sterling Playmakers.

Produced by Andrew Lee
Directed by Jen Lofquist

Ages 16 and older, cold readings from the script.
Character List
Rehearsal Calendar

Audition Form

Thursday, Jan 12 and Friday, Jan 13, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, Jan 14, 2:00-5:00 pm

Sterling Community Center
120 Enterprise Street, Sterling, VA 20164
Performance Dates, April 21-23, 28-30

Thank you to Dale Spivey for the fantastic art.

Man of La Mancha (November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 2017)

Performances: November 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 2017
Location: Sterling Middle School

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Directed by Kathy Bleutge

MAN OF LA MANCHA is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. This is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote.” We have a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. It’s All the Same, Dulcinea, I’m Only Thinking of Him, The Impossible Dream, I Really Like Him and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show. His dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the “Man of La Mancha” speaks for humankind.