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

Sterling Playmakers is pleased to announce the “What If… / What Then?” One Act Festival! The plays (10-20 minutes each, original and unpublished) are based on existing well-known plays, including some by More »

Man of La Mancha (November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017)

Performances: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017 Location: Seneca Ridge Middle School Written by Dale Wasserman Music by Mitch Leigh Lyrics by Joe Darion Original Production Staged by Albert Marre Originally Produced More »

The 39 Steps (February 23,24,25, March 2,3,4 2018)

February 23-25 and March 2-4, 2018 Theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School Book by John Buchan, Adapted by Patrick Barlow Directed by Justin Winters Take a Hitchcock masterpiece, mix it with a More »

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (April 20,21,22, 27,28,29 2018)

April 20-22 and 27-29, 2018 Theatre at Seneca Ridge Middle School Book by Ken Kesey, Adapted by Dale Wasserman Directed by Scott J. Strasbaugh A charming rogue schemes to serve a short More »

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (July 27,28,29, August 3,4,5,10,11,12 2018)

July 27-29, August 3-5 and 10-12, 2018 Theatre at Potomac Falls High School Book by Linda Woolverton, Music by Alan Menken and Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Originally Directed by More »

Rising Stars Summer Camp – Recap

Thank you to all the campers who participated in this year’s Rising Stars Summer Theatre Camp with the Sterling Playmakers. We had a great two weeks learning how to put together a show. We had music, dance, drama, sound, lights, set, costumes, props and makeup classes. In the afternoon, campers chose their classes and loved stage combat, audition boot camp, acting the song, directing and tap. We put together a fabulous showcase for the last day of camp where the campers performed numbers and scenes from Shrek, Sound of Music, Matilda, Bye Bye Birdie, Aladdin and more. More pictures and video can be found on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/sptheatrecamp.


Cast Announcement: 42nd Street

The Sterling Playmakers is proud to announce the cast for its production of “42nd Street.” Thanks to all the talented people who came out to auditions. We’re looking forward to a phenomenal show.

The curtain opens on “42nd Street” July 28 with performances continuing July 29-30, August 4-6 and August 11-13.

Dorothy Brock, Broadway Star: Melanie Drummer
Peggy Sawyer, Hopeful Newcomer: Melissa Pieja (Understudy: Sarah Elizabeth Edwards)
Maggie Jones, Author: Krista Kiefski
Ann Reilly, Chorus Girl: Stacy Crickmer
Phyllis Dale, Chorus Girl: Jordan Lohmeyer
Lorraine Flemming, Chorus Girl: Nour Bahri
Gladys, Chorus Girl: Sarah Elizabeth Edwards
Wilma, Costume Manager: Deborah Sapolsku

Julian Marsh, Broadway Director: Tim Silk
Bert Barry, Author: Brian Clarke
Billy Lawlor, Juvenile Lead: Jimmy Collinson
Andy Lee, Dance Director: Ryan Phillips
Oscar, Rehearsal Pianist: Tim Smith
Mac, Stage Manager: Kevin Kellenberger
Pat Denning, Vaudeville Performer: Alex Bhargava
Abner Dillon, Investor: Bruce Burkley

Dance Captains: Tashina Harris, Maddie Saadah, Cat Thompson

Chorus Girls: Cheryl Bolt, Mariessa Burgess, Amelia Burkley, Shannon Burr, Caren Christiansen, Sydney Crutcher, Mary Francis Dini, Sally Flores, Stephanie Kellenberger, Maureen Longanecker, Olivia Miniuk, Susan Mosley, Katie Perry, Meg Roosma, Caroline Scarborough, Carly Megan Schaffer, Mary Shelton, Leecy Silk, Robyn Stafford, Rachel Veal, Melanie Walker, Karen Whitrock

Chorus Boys: Gregg Carter, Michael Carter, Joe Christian, Elliott Frye, Aidan Gogin, Ari Halvorsen, Chris Lang, Paul Shraga

There will also be a kids chorus performing before the show and during intermission. Auditions for this group will be held on Wednesday, May 24. Email 42ndStreet@sterlingplaymakers.com for details.

Producer: Gioia Albi
Consulting Producer: Kimberly Fry
Director: John L. Geddie
Assistant Director: R.C. Castaneda
Choreographer: Colleen Cheney
Music Director: Colin Taylor
Vocal Director: Tim Smith
Assistant Vocal Director: Deb Manion
Technical Director: Rick Dulik
Production Stage Manager: Helen Gernhardt
Costumes Manager: Heather Reed
Stage Manager: Patrick Fritz
Stunt Coordinator: Steve Schrader
Properties Manager: Aubry Fisher
Lighting Designer: Marie Casey
Sound Designer: Mallory DiBlasi
Hair & Makeup Designer: Jeannie Delisi
Publicity Manager: Jen Lofquist
House Manager: Jules Purdue
Box Office Managers: Mark Humphrey and Dellamarie Albi

Announcing Our 22nd Season!

The 39 Steps (Comedy/Farce) February 23, 24, 25 & March 2, 3, 4, 2018
Directed by Justin Winters
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Drama) April 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 2018
Directed By Scott Strasbaugh
A charming rogue contrives to serve a short sentence in an airy mental institution rather in a prison. This, he learns, was a mistake.

Beauty and the Beast (Musical) July 27, 28, 29 & August 3, 4, 5,10, 11, 12, 2018
Directed By Scott Olson
The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress, as told by Disney.

Eerie Evenings in the Park (Scenes/One Acts) October 19, 20, 21, 2018
Directed By Gregg Carter
Director’s choice of a spooky-themed collection of short scenes from the public domain, designed to be a family- friendly autumn/Halloween-themed evening of classic theatre.

Little Shop of Horrors (Musical) November 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 2018
Directed By Megan Stockman
Seymour Krelborn is a meek and dejected assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a potty mouth, and an unquenchable thirst for HUMAN BLOOD.