Prince George's County Department of Parks and Recreation

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

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
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
GEICO Gecko Series: Dog Loves Books

GEICO Gecko Series: 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.

This performance is supported by the GEICO Philanthropic Foundation and is free to Title 1 Schools in Prince George's County. Call Group Sales at 301-277-1711 for more information.

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


Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have already purchased tickets, please contact the box office at 301-277-1710 for refund information.

Weekend Performance
Friday, June 19, 8 pm
Hardway Connection

Hardway ConnectionBluesy soul with a touch of R&B is the hallmark of this popular band that performs covers and original work. Celebrate Juneteenth at the Playhouse when Hardway Connection brings their blues magic to the stage.
Tickets $20/General Admission