Port Tobacco Players is an award-winning community theater in La Plata, MD. The Port Tobacco Players, Inc. strives to entertain, educate, uplift, challenge, enlighten, and enrich their audiences, volunteers and community by providing consistent quality productions at affordable prices. PTP is celebrating their 70th anniversary with an amazing line up of shows. Next up is “A Christmas Carol in Washington” Directed By Mike Gahan and Produced by William Righter, “A Christmas Carol in Washington” is the world premier of an adaptation of Charles Dickens “A Christmas Carol” written by one of PTP’s own, Kim Bessler. It is a re telling of the familiar tale of a miserly businessman Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghostly encounters on Christmas Eve and his ultimate redemption. The play has a local setting, depicting true history in Washington DC and Southern Maryland during the Great Depression. Seeing this play will be a wonderful way for you to join in on the celebration of PTP’s 70th Anniversary and start your holiday season. The play runs from Nov 23rd thru Dec 16th . Tickets can be reserved by calling 301-932-6819 or online at www.ptplayers.com.
Historic St. Mary’s City invites you to the 47th anniversary of the long standing tradition of the Madrigal Dinners. Please join us for an evening of fine dining, beautiful music, firelight and wassail at the beautifully decorated State House in St. Mary’s City. The Mistress Brent Garden Club has amazed us for 45 years with beautiful period decorations for all to enjoy. For many, this tradition marks the opening of their holiday season and is truly a night to remember. The cost is $90.00 for Friends of Historic St. Mary’s City and $95.00 for non-members. This year’s dates are December 7, 8, 14, and 15th starting at 6 p.m. Reservations are required-call or email Mary (240)-895-4991, MaryB@digshistory.org or Porzia (240) 895-4960, PorziaP@digshistory.org for reservations. Historic St. Mary’s City is a museum of living history and archaeology on the site of Maryland’s first capital in beautiful, tidewater Southern Maryland. For more information about this program or the museum, contact the Visitor Center at 240-895-4990, 800-SMC-1634, or info@HSMCdigsHistory.org.
The Newtowne Players will present the Jones Hope Wooten comedy “Christmas Belles” from November 30 to December 16. Performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3:30 p.m. The play will be presented at the Three Notch Theatre, 21744 South Coral Drive, LexingtonPark, MD 20653. Tickets are $15 for adults; $12 for seniors, students and military; and $10 for children age 12 and under. Thursdays only, all seats are $10. All tickets may be purchased online at www.newtowneplayers.org, or by calling 301-737-5447. “Christmas Belles” tells of Christmas-time in the small town of Fayro, Texas. The church Christmas program spins hilariously out of control in this Southern farce about squabbling sisters, family secrets, a surly Santa, a vengeful sheep and a reluctant Elvis impersonator. Their hilarious holiday journey through a misadventure-filled Christmas Eve is guaranteed to bring joy to your world!
FRIDAY DECEMBER 14– LASAGNA DINNER – This tantalizing dinner with all the trimmings, including salad, and beverage will impress your taste buds. Hosted by The Sons of the American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Come to the lower level dining room for a meal you won’t soon forget. Cost is $12. The Post is on Route 260 in Chesapeake Beach and questions may be directed to (410)257-9878. . Public Welcome. http:// www.ALpost206.org
Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance will host a Holiday Open Mic on Friday, December 14, at Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico, MD. The Holiday Open Mic is one of the most loved and well attended open mic nights of the year. It is a warm and friendly evening beginning at 6:30 pm with a pot luck dinner. Everybody is asked to bring a favorite side dish or dessert. The Open Mic begins promptly at 7:30pm. Performers are encouraged to do holiday tunes, but it isn’t a hard and fast rule. Admission for this event is FREE. Be sure to sign up in advance to perform (email@example.com or 301-904-4987). There will be a brief annual meeting to vote in the new 2019 SMTMD board members during intermission. Visit www.smtmd.org for directions and more information. We hope to see you there!