Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

Events and Performances

Geico Sponsored Performances

Geico Snow Queen
Dream Carver
Songs of Freedom
Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Mexican Legends and Song
 
Workshop
Wednesday, April 23, 7:30-9:00pm
Master Class with Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Modern Dance

Advanced students only, reservations required.

Tickets: $15/$5 with purchase of weekend performance ticket

Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Thursday, April 24, 12:00noon Friday, April 25, 11:00am
Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Nina Simone Project

Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Nina Simone ProjectEnjoy this matinee sampler of the full-length Nina Simone project, highlighting important events in her life and career as a pianist, singer, performer and civil rights activist. A narrated, multi-media production choreographed by acclaimed dance artist Dianne McIntyre.

Tickets: $7/$6 groups of 15 or more


Midweek Matinee
Thursday, April 24, 10:15am
Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Nina Simone Project Lecture-Demonstration

Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Nina Simone Project Lecture-DemonstrationThe story of Nina Simone encompasses decades of important African-American music and history. Students will learn about her life, her music, and her work as a Civil Rights Activist and aspects of dance performance technique.

Tickets: $7/$6 groups of 15 or more


Workshop
Thursday, April 24, 7:30-9:00PM
Master Class with Dallas Black Dance Theatre: Liturgical Dance

For advanced students only, reservations required.

Tickets: $15/$5 with purchase of weekend performance ticket

Weekend Performance
Friday, April 25, 8:00pm Saturday, April 26, 8:00pm Sunday, April 27, 4:00pm
Dallas Black Dance Theatre: The Nina Simone Project

Dallas Black Dance Theatre: The Nina Simone ProjectDallas Black Dance Theatre presents the life, music, and story of acclaimed pianist, singer, performer and civil rights activist Nina Simone. Narrated and set to the gospel, blues, folk and jazz that shaped Simone’s life and career, this extraordinary production is choreographed by renowned dance artist Dianne McIntyre. The presentation of The Nina Simone Project was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Tickets: $25/$20 seniors, students and groups


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, May 6, 10:15am & 12:00noon
Mexican Legends and Song

Mexican Legends and SongHistorical characters Pancho Villa, Doña Marina, Cortés and Montezuma are brought to life with wit and charm by this versatile performer. Be prepared to sing along with "La Cucaracha", "Cu curu cu cuPaloma" and other favorites as Felix brings to life the culture of Mexico with puppetry, stories, songs, instruments and dance, performed in English interwoven with Spanish words and phrases.. Recommended for grades K-5

Tickets: $6/person; $5/groups of 15 or more


Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, May 8, 9:30 am
Global Beat: Percussion Workshop II for Tiny Tots

Tots will design, build, and learn to play a shaker instrument in this interactive percussion workshop! Students will also have the opportunity to play traditional shaker instruments from different cultures. Workshop is taught by instructors from the award-winning Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFE Youth). Snack provided; space is limited, therefore reservations are highly recommended.

Tickets: $4/person

Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, May 8, 9:30am
Global Beat: Percussion Workshop for Tiny Tots

Learn all about a percussion instrument – where it comes from, how it’s made, then learn to play it in this class especially designed for grades pre-K – 2

Free.

Seating is limited, reservations recommended.


Midweek Matinee
Friday, May 9, 10:15am & 12:00noon
Caps for Sale /TheThree Billy Goats Gruff

Caps for Sale /TheThree Billy Goats GruffHelp the peddler find his caps and help Billy find his brothers as these two classic tales are told with puppets, song, and dance. Recommended for grades K-4.

Tickets: $6/person; $5/groups of 15 or more


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, May 20, 10:15am & 12:00noon
The Wizard of Oz

Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion all come to the stage in this delightful musical about the magical Land of Oz! Recommended for pre-K-4th grade.

Tickets: $6/person; $5/groups of 15 or more


Weekend Performance
Saturday, June 21, 8:00pm
Global Beat: Farafina Kan

Traditional African percussion and dance fills the stage in this hypnotic performance of song, drumming and movement.

Tickets: $20