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The Colonial Players of Annapolis are pleased to present the 2017 One Act Festival: Seven Shades of Gray!:
July / August, 2017

Covering themes ranging from love to loss, self-doubt to self-confidence, and meat addiction to dinner party faux pas, 7 one acts will be presented over two weekends in alternating slates. The festival promises to provide actors with a wide variety of interesting parts and audiences with a wide variety of interesting shows. The production dates of the festival are Friday, July 28 through Sunday, August 6, 2017.

Tickets are $10 per slate and can be purchased online at, or by calling the Box Office at 410-268-7373, option 2. Thursday, Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m., Sunday performances begin at 2 p.m.

This year, Colonial Players welcomes directors Bernadette Arvidson, Alex Brady, Jennifer Cooper, Brian Mellen, Erica Miller, Alicia Sweeney, and Sarah Wade! Tickets are on sale at and through the Box Office now. Get yours today!

The following one acts will be presented in this year�s festival:
Slate A
Performance Dates: July 28 and 30, August 5
Fourteen, a one act play by Alice Gerstenberg, directed by Sarah Wade: can Mrs. Pringle salvage her dinner party and her daughter�s chance with the city�s most eligible bachelor?
Zipless, a one act play by Ernest Thompson, directed by Alicia Sweeney: forty years in the lives of Dick and Dora.
�dentity Crisis, a one act play by Christopher Durang, directed by Alex Brady: Jane attempts to recover from a nervous breakdown with the �help� of her family, but eventually is left with no identity at all.

Slate B
Performance Dates: July 29, August 4 and 6
If Men Played Cards as Women Do, a one act play by George Kaufman, directed by Erica Miller: a group of men at the poker table speak, behave, and think after the manner in which women are assumed to conduct their game.
The Universal Language, a one act play by David Ives, directed by Jennifer Cooper: Dawn, a young woman with a stutter, meets Don, the creator and teacher of Unamunda, a wild comic language. A dazzling display of hysterical verbal pyrotechnics ensues.

The Person I Once Was, a one act play by Cindy Lou Johnson, directed by Bernadette Arvidson: Cat is increasingly impatient to know more of the world beyond her small Kentucky town. Quiche Isn't Sexy by Gabrielle Davis, directed by Brian Mellen: a recovering burger addict meets a recovering lamb addict at Meat Eaters Anonymous...but will they stick to vegetarianism?

The Colonial Players is a not-for-profit, all-volunteer community theater. Colonial Players offers a wide variety of dramatic productions in the heart of downtown Annapolis. Founded in 1949 by a group of Annapolitans dedicated to bringing high quality theater to what was then a very small town on the Chesapeake Bay, the theater continues to thrive by producing award-winning theater close to home.

Annapolis Community Events

Travel with the United States Naval Academy:
Posted July 2017

Did you know that you can travel with the United States Naval Academy? Attention all history and military buffs: The USNA has partnered with the award winning National WWII Museum in New Orleans for a memorable trip: D-Day: Invasion of Normandy In May 2018. Book by November 6th and save $500 per person.

This popular tour provides an in-depth itinerary exploring America�s most famous WWII battle. Offering a full week of touring in Normandy at an incredible price, this unforgettable tour offers great value and features top guides, upscale accommodations in prime locations, comprehensive dining, and exclusive access to sites unseen on other programs.

With stops at the Mus�e Airborne, M�morial de Caen, the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, and more, this tour is for both the advanced and amateur historian in search of the most authentic experience of Normandy as it was. Quaint, upscale accommodations, regional cuisine, and affordability are matched with firsthand history lessons found nowhere else.

Visit for this and all of our 2018 offerings.

Childrens Theatre of Annapolis

Children's Theatre of Annapolis' Musical Theatre Day workshop:
August 19, 2017

ATTENTION ADULTS AND KIDS! We have an all new workshop experience for EVERYBODY! Announcing Children's Theatre of Annapolis' Musical Theatre Day workshop for ages 8 - 108...YES! Adults too! :) Spend the day singing, dancing, and performing in this special 1-day Musical Theater workshop! This workshop is open to all skill levels. You will learn vocals and choreography to a musical theatre selection which you will perform on our main stage at the end of the day for family and friends (free admission). Parents�come work alongside your kids for a fun-filled day! This is a great team building day for families and all musical theatre loving community members.

Register today at
WHEN: Saturday, August 19, 2017; 9:00 a.m. � 3:00 p.m.
TEACHING ARTISTS: Laura Mueller (vocals) and Megan Murphy (dance)

Childrens Theatre of Annapolis

Turn your meal into money!:
July 30, 2017

Turn your meal into money on Annapolis Smokehouse and Tavern - Sunday, July 30 from 4 PM - 8 PM. 10% of all purchases will benefit Accessible Resources for Independence, a resource and advocacy center for people with disabilities.

Childrens Theatre of Annapolis

Children's Theatre of Annapolis seeks Director:
Posted June 2017

Children's Theatre of Annapolis is seeking a Director for our Spring 2018 production. Must be a experienced, creative, strong leader and be passionate about working with children in the performing arts. A small stipend is available. Email your resume and letter of interest today to

Production: Madagascar, Jr., A Musical Adventure
Performers ages: 8 - 14
Auditions: December 2 - 4, 2017
Rehearsals begin in mid-February (Tues & Thurs evening + Sun afternoon)
Performances: May 4 - 20, 2018 (weekends only)

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Colonial Players Auditions:
June 18 - 19th, 2017

The Colonial Players of Annapolis announce auditions for the upcoming production of:

Written by Doris Baizley
Directed by Beth Terranova
Produced by Judi Wobensmith
Performance Dates: September 8 - October 1, 2017

Sunday, June 18, 2017, 3 p.m., sign-in starting at 2:30 p.m.
Monday, June 19, 2017, 7 p.m., sign-in starting at 6:30 p.m.
The Colonial Players Annex, 2132 Renard Ct., Annapolis, MD 21401

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Kids Cabaret musical theatre summer camps:
June thrugh August, 2017

Register today for one of the Children's Theatre of Annapolis' Kids Cabaret musical theatre summer camps for ages 8 - 11. Choose from one of four week-long sessions (10am - 3pm)
~ Session 1: June 26 - 30
~ Session 2: July 17 - 21
~ Session 3: July 31 - August 4
~ Session 4: August 14 - 18

Students have a blast singing & dancing to styles ranging from classic musical theatre to funky hip-hop. Students will build confidence playing improv games, working on group acting scenes, and so much more! There will be a free performance for families & friends on CTA�s main stage on Friday during the last hour of camp. Register at today!

NOTE: Students may register for only one of the following sessions.

Children's Theatre of Annapolis
1661 Bay Head Rd
Annapolis, Maryland, MD 21409
(410) 757-2281

Annapolis Baseball

The SPCA Wants You!:
Posted July 2017

Ever wanted to help but feel volunteering at SPCA of Anne Arundel County but thought it would be too hard? We get it! There are other ways to help! From foster to events like Walk for the Animals...Amazon wish list purchases and administrative duties. Attend one of our volunteer training sessions to explore opportunities. We truly rely on our community to keep our programs afloat. Or, if your heart aches for the homeless, come snuggle Pepper, a 7 year old Doxie mix who is currently up for adoption. She would love to see you....

Annapolis Towne Centre

Annapolis Towne Centre Friday Night Concert Series:
Posted June 2017
Starting in June - The Friday Night Concert Series at ATC is back! Mark your calendars to spend summer evenings with Annapolis Towne Centre during their Friday Night Concert Series-- featuring a rockin' beer & wine garden and more. Friday evenings from 7PM-8:30PM outdoors.

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