Rising Stars Summer Camp

Experience all the elements of theatre! Each child will have core classes on drama, dance, music, improv, and tech (lights, costumes, sets and more!), all of which help build stage presence and More »

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 More »

What If — ? / What Then? A One-Act Festival (Sep 29, 30, Oct 1 2017)

Performances: Sept 29, 30, Oct 1 2017 Location: Sterling Middle School Artistic Director: Bob Rosenberg Join us for this One-Act Festival themed around sequels, continuations, or alternative endings of well-known plays. For example, what More »

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 »

May Play Reading: “Ragtime”

May Play Reading: Missing “Ragtime” would be the Crime of the Century!

The Sterling Playmakers Play Reading Series continues in April with the modern classic “Ragtime,” a show that’s quietly climbed the favorites list for many Playmakers.

The reading is now scheduled for Saturday, May 13 at 7 p.m. Scripts to read-along will be available.

Adapted from the 1975 novel, the musical examines the intersecting lives of wealthy suburbanites, African-Americans and eastern European immigrants at the beginning of the 20th century. Interspersing fictional and historical figures, “Ragtime” mixes nostalgia with a hard-hitting story and a soaring musical score.

Its original Broadway production in 1998 was nominated for 13 Tony Awards — winning Best Book, Best Original Score, Best Orchestration and Best Performance by a Featured Actress for Audra McDonald.

Ellen Price will be hosting the reading at her home in Reston. If interested, contact her at ellendprice@icloud.com for the address and directions. Bring your own soda and snacks. Please note that the play does contain some adult language and themes.

For those interested in seeing “Ragtime” on stage, it is currently being produced at Ford’s Theatre through May 20.

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.

Summer Camp Volunteer Meeting Rescheduled

Join us for an informational meeting to learn about the volunteer opportunities to support the Sterling Playmakers Summer Camp! This educational camp will be held in Sterling from July 10 through July 24. Seeking volunteers from rising 10th graders to adults. *Please note, this meeting is intended for adult volunteers. Thank you!

We want to give kids from 3rd grade to 9th grade an opportunity to learn new skills, develop skills and be showcased in a final performance. We will offer classes in dance, drama, music, improv, tech and any other electives that you think would be fun and different. Your participation level can vary from teaching one 45 minute class every day to teaching half a day or the full day. I will work with your availability to hopefully make it work. If you have never taught a class before, don’t let that stop you from helping. Kim, our Managing Director, is willing to help plan and work with you regarding scheduling.

Monday, March 21
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Sterling Community Center
120 Enterprise Street
Sterling, VA 20164
For questions, please contact summercamp@sterlingplaymakers.com
or our hotline at 703-437-6117

Dance Workshop

Looking for a leg up before auditions or just want a refresher course in tap?

In preparation for auditions for “42nd Street,” the Sterling Playmakers is hosting a dance workshop on Saturday, April 8 from 2-3 p.m. The event is designed for those looking forward to our big summer musical, but might be less confident about trying out for a dance-heavy show. This workshop is open to all. Bring your own dance shoes if available.

The dance workshop is being hosted by East Coast Edge Performing Arts Center at 44190 Waxpool Road #147 in Ashburn.

In addition to the workshop, choreographer Colleen Cheney will be auditioning dance captains from 3 to 4 p.m. If you’re interested in being in the show ensemble while helping to teach and rehearse the dance numbers, this could be a great opportunity to showcase your skills.

Please RSVP for both the dance workshop and the dance captain auditions to 42ndstreet@sterlingplaymakers.com.

Actual audition dates for “42nd Street” will be May 4-5 from 7 to 9 p.m. and May 6 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Cascades Senior Center. Auditions will consist of cold readings, songs from the show and a dance audition. Roles are available for those ages 14 and up, but a children’s chorus will also be included with auditions in late May. Participation in the April dance workshop is completely optional to audition.

“42nd Street” will perform July 28-30, August 4-6 and August 11-13. It is produced by Gioia Albi and Kimberly Fry and directed by John Geddie. Colin Taylor is providing musical direction.

Check this website and the Playmakers Facebook page for audition materials and more details in the next few weeks.