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Posted on: October 23, 2017

The Publick Playhouse Celebrates its 40th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 23, 2017
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The Publick Playhouse Celebrates its 40th Anniversary  

Cheverly, Md. – Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts celebrates 40 years of bringing first-class arts and entertainment to the community. Join us for a festive week of performances and events December 2 – 8!

Throughout the week, the Playhouse will highlight its anniversary during scheduled performances for all ages. Many of the events include a special look back at the Playhouse, featuring fascinating photos of the theatre over the past forty years. The anniversary celebration kicks off Saturday, December 2 with a holiday concert by Regina Belle. The Grammy Award-winning singer performs holiday favorites along with her hit songs in a special night of musical celebration. Then, on Thursday, December 7, patrons are invited to a reception where they can meet artist Michael Moses, whose work is on display in the lobby. Some of the leaders who have helped the Publick Playhouse gain recognition as a performing arts jewel in our community will also attend the reception.

For more about the Publick Playhouse 40th Anniversary Gala Week, please contact Jenna Ward, jenna.ward@pgparks.com, 301-277-1710. High-resolution photos are available upon request.


Publick Playhouse 40th Anniversary Celebration Week

A Holiday Celebration with Regina Belle
Saturday, December 2, 8 PM
The Grammy-award winner performs seasonal favorites along with her hit songs; the program includes a special look back at the Publick Playhouse’s history.
Tickets: $35/person; $30/person for seniors, students, and groups of 20 or more

Christmas with Santa
Tuesday, December 5, 10:15 AM & 12 noon
The spirit of the most wonderful time of year is overflowing in this hysterical Christmas-wrapped comedy packed with sing-along holiday songs. Recommended for grades Pre-K – 3, but fun for all ages.
Tickets: $8/person, $6/groups of 20 or more

Reception with Art Exhibition by Michael Moses
Thursday, December 7, 7 – 9 PM
Meet the leaders who have helped make the Publick Playhouse a center for premier performing arts, classes, and exhibitions, enjoy a special presentation about the history of the theatre, and meet artist Michael Moses, whose alluring patterns, colors and textures lure and tantalize the eye in this exhibit of his work.
FREE Admission

Platinum Live: A Gospel Christmas
Friday, December 8, 11 AM
Ring in the season and sing along as the BRENCORE ALLSTARS perform your favorite holiday songs in gospel renditions that will bring the spirit of the season to your soul.
Tickets: $10/seniors 60 and better

The Playhouse is a facility of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, Prince George’s County Arts and Cultural Heritage Division. More information is found at arts.pgparks.com under Prince George’s Publick Playhouse.


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The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission is celebrating 90 years of excellence, since 1927. The Department of Parks and Recreation delivers an award-winning park system through progressive, innovative leadership and a commitment to the community and the environment in Prince George’s County.

For more on the Department of Parks and Recreation, visit www.pgparks.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and Instagram. The M-NCPPC Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities in all programs and services.


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