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Events and Performances

Geico October - May
The GEICO Gecko Series 2014-2015

Welcome to another season of musical theatre inspired by best-selling children's books, holiday customs, American history, anti-bullying themes, the fun side of math, amazing science, and more!

The GEICO Gecko Series is supported by a grant from the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation. Performances are free to students attending Prince George's Title I schools. Scroll further down this web page for more information about each performance.

Monday, October 20, 2014
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Arithmetickles

Friday, November 21, 2014
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
We the People

Tuesday, December 16, 2014
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Holiday Tales

Tuesday, January 22, 2015
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Classroom Character: The Road to Success

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Coretta Scott King

Friday, March 20, 2015
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Berenstain Bears Live!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Slim Bodyology: Fantastic You

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:15 am & 12:00 noon
Dog Loves Books

 
Midweek Matinee
Thursday, October 30, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Page Turner Adventures: The Mixed Up Fairy Tale

Page Turner Adventures: The Mixed Up Fairy TaleThe Emmy Award-Winning Comedy Story Theatre sparks children's imagination, curiosity and laughter. Everyone in the audience becomes the main character, solving clues and participating in the storytelling experience. Recommended for grades K-3. Curriculum Connections: Literature, Music, Theatre Arts.
Tickets: $8, $6 groups of 20 or more.

Workshop
Thursday, November 6, 7 pm
Philadanco Master Class: Modern Dance

Philadanco Master Class: Modern DanceAdvanced and intermediate dance students are encouraged to take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to train for an evening with one of the most distinguished modern dance companies in the country.
Tickets: $20; $15/person if purchased with ticket to November 7 performance; $10/observers
Space is limited, reserve early by calling 301-277-1710 (tty 301-277-0312).
Photo by Lois Greenfield.

Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Friday, November 7, 12 pm
Platinum Live: Philadanco!

The famed Philadelphia Dance Company performs a fast-paced dance concert for seniors. This one-hour matinee features modern dance selections that are new to Playhouse patrons and guaranteed to mesmerize the audience with the troupe’s beauty, energy and excitement.
For ages 60 and better.
Tickets: $10/person; $8/groups of 20 or more
Photo by Lois Greenfield

Weekend Performance
Friday, November 7, 8 pm
Philadanco!

With a leaping legacy of breaking barriers and building cultural bridges through eye-popping choreography, the term Smokin’ defines Philadanco. One of the featured works in the performance is “Bamm!” which says it all. Don’t miss this powerhouse performance by an acclaimed national dance company that sizzles with excitement.
Tickets $30 ($25 before October 1); $25/seniors, students, groups of 20 or more.
Photo by Lois Greenfield

Saturday, November 8, 10am-3pm
PRAISE Auditions

Liturgical dance companies are invited to audition for the annual PRAISE Liturgical Dance Festival held at the Playhouse every February. The 2015 performance will be held on Sunday, February 22, at 4:00pm. Companies are asked to bring a CD of their music and to perform one complete work in costume. Pre-registration is required. Call 301-277-1710, tty 301-277-0312.
Application deadline: Friday, October 31, 5:00pm.


Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, November 13, 9:30am & 11:15 am
Tots Move to the Beat Workshop

Tots Move to the Beat WorkshopChildren sway, swing, and step to the beat as instructors from CAFÉ Youth lead them in basic movement and dance techniques specially tailored for small children. Space is limited, reserve early for this popular program by calling 301-277-1710 9tty301-277-0312).
Recommended for grades pre-K-2
Tickets: $5/students and observers.


Midweek Matinee
Wednesday, November 19, 10:15am & 12noon
A Christmas Carol

A Christmas CarolUshering in the holiday season, Charles Dickens’ classic story is presented in a beautiful musical version by TheatreWorks USA. Cheer along as the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future turn Scrooge’s “Humbug” into generosity.
Curriculum Connections: communications, language arts, literary classic, music,
relationships and family
Recommended for all ages.
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more


Midweek Matinee
Friday, November 21, 10:15am & 12noon
We the People

We the PeopleJust as the national election season heats up, TheatreWorks USA puts an energizing spin on the workings of democracy with a new, upbeat musical that presents the three branches of government, the First Amendment, the judicial process, presidential elections and more with a sizzling rock, R&B and hip-hop beat. “Funny, fresh, and inspired! Young audiences discover what democracy can be when it functions as it’s meant to.”
The New York Times
Recommended for grades 4-8
Curriculum Connections: American history, music, civics and law
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more
Photo by Joan Marcus

Saturday, November 22, 10am-3pm
Youth 4 PRAISE Auditions

Youth Dance Companies/Ministries are encouraged to audition for the first Youth 4 Praise Liturgical Dance Concert. The performance will be held on Saturday, February 21, at 8:00pm Bring a CD of the music and to perform one complete work in costume. Participating youth must be age 10-15 by application deadline date. Pre-registration is required. Call 301-277-1710, tty 301-277-0312. Application deadline: Friday, November 14, 5:00pm.


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, December 9, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Cricket on the Hearth

Cricket on the HearthThis classic story was Charles Dickens’ most popular holiday tale in 19th century London. Theatre IV’s new musical shows how lucky it is to have a cricket on the hearth watching over things, especially if you’re a poor and kindly toymaker with a beautiful blind daughter, a curmudgeonly boss, and a mysterious stranger as a houseguest.
Curriculum Connections: language arts, literary classic, music, reading, character development, history, and family
Recommended for grades K-5. Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, December 16, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Holiday Tales

Holiday TalesA sparkling multi-cultural collection full of holiday legends, the program includes Gift of the Magi, The Nutcracker, Kwanzaa Kite, and Soul of a Menorah. Performed by the Emmy-nominated Pushcart Players, at the heart of each story are gifts of love, kindness, compassion and generosity. This program will warm your heart with the genuine spirit of the season.
Curriculum Connections: literature classics, language arts, music, dance, and theatre arts
Recommended for grades K-8
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more


Weekend Performance
Sunday, December 28, 3 pm
Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa!

Kwanzaa, Kwanzaa!Sankofa Dance Theatre of Baltimore presents a joyous program celebrating heritage, family and community. The symbols of Kwanzaa are enhanced with African music, traditional tales, dance and drumming. “Sankofa” means learning from the past to build for the future. Join us for a heartwarming, interactive performance for the whole family that reaches into the rich legacy of African culture and history to embrace the proud shared culture of African Americans.
Tickets: $20; $15/seniors, students and groups of 20 or more



Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, January 15, 9:30am & 11:15 am
Tots Making Music Around the World Workshop

Tots Making Music Around the World WorkshopStudents learn about and play a collection of musical instruments from North America, South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Europe, and Asia. All instruments are provided and the class is taught by instructors from CAFÉ Youth. Reserve early, space is limited and fills quickly. Call 301-277-1710 (tty 301-277-0312).
Recommended for pre-K-2
Tickets: $5/students and observers


Sunday, January 18, 2015 10am-6pm
Annual World Dance Showcase Auditions

Dance companies are invited to audition traditional work in any culture-speciic dance style. Work must not exceed 15 minutes in length and must be auditioned in finished form with costumes. Six dance groups will be selected to perform in concert on Saturday, March 28, at 8:00pm. Selected groups will receive an honorarium of $500. Auditions are by appointment only and open to performers 16 years and older. Apply online at http://arts.pgparks.com/Community_Arts_Services/Artist_Resources.htm or call 301-446-3232, tty 301-446-6802. Application deadline is Friday, January 9, 5:00pm.


Midweek Matinee
Thursday, January 22, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Classroom Character: The Road to Success

Classroom Character: The Road to SuccessWith a fun and wacky blend of magic, comedy and total audience involvement, Choosy Suzy and YouDini the Genie give kids a powerful path to stop name-calling and bullying. Challenging the audience members to think about how they treat each other, this entertaining and thought-provoking program shows how students working together can make a school a Bully Free Zone.
Recommended for Grades K-3. Curriculum Connections: Language Arts, Relationships, Character Development, Social Issues.
Tickets $8, $6 groups of 20 or more

Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, February 3, 10:15 & 12 noon
How a Town Fought Hate

How a Town Fought HateCatskill Puppet Theatre and Young Audiences of New Jersey team up to tell the true story of an American town overcoming hate groups. Based on the award-winning children’s book “The Christmas Menorahs”, and underscored by original music, beautiful large puppets depict the struggle of Billings, Montana during the 1993 holiday season, when the community defeated the local bullies threatening their minority neighbors.
Curriculum Connections: anti-bullying, history, social studies, literature, character building, theatre arts
Recommended for grades K-5. Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more

Weekend Performance
Saturday, February 7, 8 pm
Jazz Meets Blues: Phil Wiggins and Karen Lovejoy

Jazz Meets Blues: Phil Wiggins and Karen LovejoyPhil Wiggins brings his incredible talent to the Playhouse for an evening of sublime blues backed by the Chesapeake Sheiks. A Smithsonian Folkways blues recording artist with echoes of gospel and jazz, Wiggins says he has “performed on every continent except Antarctica.” Silky, funky, and smooth Karen Lovejoy performs lively and imaginative renditions of jazz standards, energetic blues and solid Latin rhythms, with instrumental pros The Lovejoy Group. Wiggins and Lovejoy connect with the audience in a way that shouts for more.
Tickets: $25 / $20 seniors, students, groups of 20 or more


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, February 10, 10:15 am & 12 noon Wednesday, February 11, 10:15 am & 12 noon
One Noble Journey: A Box Marked Freedom

One Noble Journey: A Box Marked FreedomHenry “Box” Brown was an African American born into slavery in 1816 Virginia. As a child, his family was torn apart. The same thing happened again years later, when Brown’s wife and children were wrenched away. That devastation was his breaking point, spurring him on to devise an ingenious plan to escape the fierce oppression of slavery. Sealed in a wooden box, he shipped himself to friends and freedom in Philadelphia. This engrossing drama by Mike Wiley Productions of North Carolina epitomizes the courage, creativity, and resourcefulness people can find within themselves. Curriculum Connections: American history, social studies, language arts, theatre arts
Recommended for grades 3 and up Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more
Artwork illustrated and donated by Kent Barton

Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, February 17, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Coretta Scott King and the Fight for Freedom

Coretta Scott King and the Fight for FreedomThe Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s Art Reach presents a drama with music about the life of the woman behind Dr. Martin Luther King. Born in Alabama, Coretta Scott King overcame childhood racism and adversity in the segregated South. A talented singer, she graduated from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. As Dr. King’s wife, the “First Lady of the Civil Rights Movement” often used her singing voice to inspire people to act. After Dr. King’s 1968 assassination, she took on a major leadership role in the movement. An author, public speaker, singer, and activist, she inspired the nation and the world.
Curriculum Connections: American history, social studies, civics and politics, music, language arts and self-esteem
Recommended for grades 3-8 Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more

Weekend Performance
Saturday, February 21, 8 pm
Youth 4 PRAISE

Youth 4 PRAISEWe’re pleased to introduce a new Playhouse program featuring talented young dancers inspired by liturgical traditions. Look forward to being charmed and impressed by this showcase of new praise talent.
Tickets: $10; $8/students; $5/children age 6 and under


Weekend Performance
Sunday, February 22, 4 pm
PRAISE Dance Festival

PRAISE Dance FestivalThe annual dance festival presents top liturgical dance companies from area studios and dance ministries. Inspiring and colorful, this in-demand program showcases the depth of praise dance talent in the metropolitan area.
Tickets: $25 / $20 students, seniors and groups of 20 or more


Midweek Matinee
Thursday, February 26, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Four Score and Seven Years Ago

Four Score and Seven Years AgoLemuel has escaped slavery in Georgia and finds a new life in Gettysburg, but his ideas about the North and the South are challenged when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier. Understanding and empathy combat racial prejudice when these young men realize that fighting back is not the path to peaceful resolution, and that each has much to teach each other about bravery and loyalty. Gary Blackman, ArtsPower’s producer, says “By encouraging young people to see history through the eyes of characters who endured and succeeded despite facing tremendous adversity, children are able see new possibilities in their own lives.”
Curriculum Connections: American history, relationships, language arts, music
Recommended for grades 3-8
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more


Weekend Performance
Friday, March 6, 7 pm
Café Groove

Café GrooveHeavy on hip hop, hot teen dance teams compete before a panel of celebrity judges for trophies, cash prizes, and the title of Prince George’s “Best Area Dance Crew.” It’s scorching, fast, and fly, so come out and cheer for your favorite dance team. (Want to compete? To sign up, dancers age 13-18 should contact Chelsea Mitchell-Reynolds at 301-446-3244.)
Tickets: $3


Weekend Performance
Sunday, March 8, 4 pm
Love 2 Dance Teen Showcase

Love 2 Dance Teen ShowcaseOutstanding young dancers from Prince George’s County high schools and dance studios perform jazz, hip-hop, ballet, modern and world dance. Bring the whole family to see these teens twirl, spin and leap across the stage in a terrific and uplifting program showing the depth of young talent in our community.
Tickets: $10; $5/students, seniors, and groups of 20 or more


Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, March 12, 9:30am & 11:15 am
Tots Body Percussion Workshop

Tots Body Percussion WorkshopHaving fun combines with enhancing children’s fine and gross motor skills and coordination, led by teachers from the award-winning Cultural Academy for Excellence (CAFÉ Youth). This journey of creativity has kids finding music on themselves, as they express their creativity through improvisation and composition using the sounds that their body can make like stomping, clapping, and snapping fingers. Reserve early, space is limited and fills quickly. Call 301-277-1710 (tty 301-277-0312)
Recommended for pre-K-2
Tickets: $5/students and observers


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Tuesday, March 17, 11 am
Platinum Movie: Peeples (2013)

Sparks fly when Wade Walker crashes the Peeples’ annual reunion in the Hamptons to ask for their precious daughter Grace’s hand in Marriage. Starring Craig Robinson, Kerry Washington, David Alan Grier, with Diahann Carroll as Nana.
For ages 60 and better.
Tickets: Free


Midweek Matinee
Friday, March 20, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Berenstain Bears LIVE!

Berenstain Bears LIVE!Following their hit off-Broadway run in New York and based on the award-winning book series, everyone's favorite bear family arrives at the Playhouse to sing and dance through a life full of complications. Brother Bear's grades are slipping, Sister Bear still has a few things to learn about making new friends, and Papa Bear just can't stop eating junk food. But we can always depend on Mama Bear and her loving patience to help set things right. “A fantastic experience for kids!” NYTheatre.com
Curriculum Connections: literature based, theatre arts, language arts, social studies, health and physical education, relationships
Recommended for grades Pre-K-2
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more


Weekend Performance
Saturday, March 28, 8 pm
World Dance Showcase

World Dance ShowcaseOne of the enriching benefits of living in greater Washington, DC is the fabulous diversity of our community. The world beats a path to our doorstep, bringing historic and colorful customs, traditions, and folk arts. This popular annual event showcases wide-ranging dance traditions performed with a swirl of vivid costumes
Tickets: $15; $10/students, seniors, and groups of 20 or more
(Purchase World Dance Showcase together with Maestro Kahn tickets for a $5 adult discount. Two-event ticket: $30)


Weekend Performance
Sunday, March 29, 4 pm
Jeff Majors

Jeff MajorsFormer DC radio and TV gospel host Jeff Majors is a musician of national renown. A dream at age 15 inspired him to start playing the harp and launched a musical career that has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and named him Outstanding Gospel Instrumentalist at the Gospel Truth Magazine Music Awards. He brings his groundbreaking and unique harp sound to the Playhouse for a special Palm Sunday concert. Majors’ mellow style mixes gospel, soul and jazz traditions for an inspirational performance.
Tickets: $25; $20/seniors, students and groups of 20 or more


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, March 31, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Slim Bodyology: FANTASTIC YOU

Slim Bodyology: FANTASTIC YOUNationally renowned Slim Goodbody performs an amazing health and body musical that introduces children to the Heart-the greatest pump in the world; Brain-body control center; Lungs-the breath of life; Bones & Muscles-the team that hustles; Senses-the sensational five; and Digestive System- the energy factor. Song, dance and lots of audience participation highlight the importance of nutrition, fitness, hygiene, and a positive self-image. “Great program for our curriculum, everything we study in our Body Unit.” Meadowland Elementary, Sandusky, Ohio
Curriculum Connections: science, health, nutrition, fundamentals of anatomy, fitness, hygiene
Recommended for grades K-8
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more

Tiny Tots Thursday
Thursday, April 16, 9:30 & 11:15
Salsa Cinderella

Salsa Cinderella     The classic tale is presented with whimsy, beautiful puppets, and a Latin twist. Grey Seal Puppets goes south of the border to have Cinderella dance to a salsa beat, as the pungent Onion and Garlic Stepsisters try to keep the Pepper Prince from finding his true love. Kids learn about Latin foods and pick up some Spanish words while delighting in this ageless story of dreams coming true.
Recommended for pre-K-2
Tickets: $5/person


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Thursday, April 23, 11 am Friday, April 24, 11 am
Platinum Live: Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Platinum Live: Dallas Black Dance TheatreIncredible Dallas Black is back with a whole new program planned just for Playhouse seniors of modern, jazz, and spiritual dance by celebrated choreographers. “Fully engaged in an extremely athletic series of stomping, jumping, running and leaping, the energy in this ensemble was contagious.” Front Row Blog. “Congratulations for a job well done!” Harlem World “Appealing high energy performance” New York Times Don’t miss it!
Tickets: $10/person; $8/groups of 20 or more


Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 6 pm
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Master Class: Modern Dance

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Master Class: Modern DanceFor advanced dance students, members of the renowned company teach aspects of the modern dance techniques, style and choreography for which Dallas Black Dance is celebrated.
Space is limited and fills up quickly, so reserve early by calling 301-277-1710 (tty301-277-0312).
Tickets: $20; $15/person if purchased with ticket to weekend performance; $10/observers


Workshop
Thursday, April 23, 7:45 pm
Dallas Black Dance Theatre Master Class: Liturgical Dance

Dallas Black Dance Theatre Master Class: Liturgical DanceThursday, April 23, 7:45pm–9:15pm

For advanced students of liturgical dance, professionals from the internationally acclaimed Dallas Black Dance Theatre coach technique and style in this popular annual master class.
Early reservations strongly recommended, space is limited and fills up quickly.
Tickets: $20; $15/person if purchased with ticket to weekend performance; $10/observers


Weekend Performance
Friday, April 24, 8:00pm, Saturday, April 25, 8:00pm, Sunday, April 26, 4:00pm
Dallas Black Dance Theatre

Dallas Black Dance TheatreThe Playhouse is proud to present the internationally famous Dallas Black Dance Theatre, performing a new repertory for the Playhouse audience with an exciting blend of modern, jazz, ethnic and spiritual works by famous choreographers in a program of incredible energy, flashing color and emotional intensity. “Charismatic stage presence…left the audience hungry for more” Richmond Times Dispatch; “Appealing high energy performance” New York Times; “Toward the end of the evening, even I felt compelled to dance” Front Row Blog
Tickets: $25; $20/seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more


Midweek Matinee
Wednesday, May 6, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Our Earth, What a Gas!

Our Earth, What a Gas!The Grand Falloons use their former career with the Big Apple Circus to examine the bubble of our atmosphere, what we need to survive in it, and the carbon/oxygen/hydrogen exchange between plant and animal kingdoms. Circus skills, Vaudeville routines, and song and dance numbers engage the audience in how litter, pollution, and other wasted resources threaten life. The program represents a collaboration with several museums and other non-profit organizations to produce an entertaining program based on earth science curriculum standards for public schools. Dishing up intriguing facts with laughter and fun, the Grand Falloons help start their young audiences on a life-long journey of awareness of our limited resources and the part everyone plays in keeping nature’s balance.
Curriculum Connections: earth science, health, biology, recycling, theatre arts
Recommended for grade K-6 Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more


Weekend Performance
Saturday, May 9, 8 pm
Maestro Khan and Sistah Mafalda & The Kuumba Performers

Maestro Khan and Sistah Mafalda & The Kuumba PerformersUstad Shafaat Khan may be the only musician who can simultaneously boast a musical legacy dating back to the 16th century, a headline performance at Bonnaroo with Stevie Wonder, and CDs produced by famed wellness guru Deepak Chopra. Acclaimed for his prodigious skills in Indian classical music and fusing East and West grooves, he is a master of sitar, surbahar and tabla. Sista Mafalda adds an energetic blend of African, Caribbean and American dance and drum traditions, and Kuumba Performers from age 5 to 18 showcase their kuumba (“creativity” in Swahili), led by the award-winning teacher and performer Mafalda T. Bouzy.
Tickets: $20 (Purchase World Dance Showcase together with Maestro Kahn tickets for a $5 adult discount. Two-event ticket: $30)


Midweek Matinee
Tuesday, May 12, 10:15 am & 12 noon
Dog Loves Books

Dog Loves BooksBased on The New York Times best-selling children’s book, ArtsPower’s new musical is about the irresistible dog who loves books so much that he decides to open his own bookstore. At first, no customers come to his store, but Dog decides that he’s not alone if he’s surrounded by books, and he begins to read everything in his store. When customers finally arrive, he knows exactly which books to recommend. The delightful performance celebrates the power of imagination, encourages self-expression, and helps ignite the desire to read.
Curriculum Connections: literature-based, language arts, reading, music
Recommended for grades K-2
Tickets: $8; $6/groups of 20 or more

Weekend Performance
Sunday, May 17, 4 pm
Sons of Freedom

Sons of FreedomSons of Freedom Dance Institute in Capitol Heights began in 2011 to make a difference for boys age 7-13 through the arts, life skills, teamwork and self-empowerment. Directed by Brian Harris, the boys train in ballet, modern, jazz, hip-hop and tap techniques, bridging the gap between arts education and academic achievement to gain the tools necessary to become leaders and performing artists of the future. The company was featured at the International Association for Blacks in Dance Conference.
Tickets: $15; $10/seniors, students and groups of 20 or more; $5/children 10 and under


Platinum Series for Seniors 60 & Better
Friday, June 19, 2 pm
Platinum Live: Lazy Lester & Sleepy LaBeef

Platinum Live: Lazy Lester & Sleepy LaBeefBlues, Blues, and more Blues! Octogenarian and Hall of Famer Lazy Lester has been performing since he was a teen. His distinctive voice, harmonica and guitar created a long list of hits, and he’s played and toured with most every big name on the blues scene and is featured in Martin Scorsese’s “Lightning in a Bottle” documentary. Guitar blues and rockabilly virtuoso Sleepy is on film too, in the recent Nashville documentary “Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again.” This performance is a rare opportunity to see two seasoned blues artists, and Lazy’s legendary humor sprinkles the program with laughter. Tickets $15/senior, $10 groups of 20 or more



Weekend Performance
Friday, June 19, 8 pm
Lazy Lester and Sleepy LaBeef

Lazy Lester and Sleepy LaBeefBlues, Blues, and more Blues! Octogenarian and Hall of Famer Lazy Lester has been performing since he was a teen. His distinctive voice, harmonica and guitar created a long list of hits on the Excello label, including “I Hear You Knockin’,” “The Same Thing Could Happen to You” and many more. He’s played and toured with most every big name on the blues scene, and played Radio City Music Hall as part of Martin Scorsese’s Year of the Blues super concert, that followed with the “Lightning in a Bottle” documentary featuring him. Guitar blues and rockabilly virtuoso Sleepy LaBeef is on film too, in the recent Nashville documentary “Sleepy LaBeef Rides Again.” This performance is a rare opportunity to see two seasoned pros at their best, and Lazy’s famous humor adds a sprinkle of laughter.
Tickets $25 / $20 seniors / $15 groups of 20 or more


July 1, 2015 - October 13, 2015
Lynda Payton

Lynda Payton is an artist who creates work in her own trademarked medium, trans photo digital artistry.™ Her abstract portraiture and graphic works employ traditional photographic media paired with layered digital files of photograph captures, vector art (or 3D rendered imagery).

Payton feels that an artist’s responsibility is to be a reflection of society. That is why, her work provokes viewers to draw from their memories--a place, time, or moment from which they can connect. A native of Chicago, Payton currently resides in Maryland.

Artist Reception TBA

For information on purchasing or exhibiting art at the Publick Playhouse, contact:

La'Tasha Banks
301-446-3242
LaTasha.Banks@pgparks.com