Since 1893 the Paint & Powder Club has remained true to its mission of
raising money for local charities with an annual theatrical production written,
directed, and performed by its members. In addition to the proceeds from the
show, the club now raises funds through corporate sponsorship and ads in the
show program. Paint & Powder is one of the oldest performing arts clubs of its
kind in the nation. Over the years the members of Paint & Powder have raised
hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity by volunteering their time, talent,
and expertise.
The upcoming show, “Judge Judy, the Musical” will be performed May
28, 29, 30, 2015 at Brown Memorial Church, 6200 North Charles Street.
Ticket price of $75 includes open bar, heavy hor d’oeuvres and a great show.
The Paint & Powder Club hopes to exceed last years fundraising effort by
selling ads in the program booklet and selling tickets to the show. More
information can be found on the Club’s website:
Tickets can be purchased by calling Carolyn Manning 410-527-0128, email: Ads in the show program can be purchased by
calling Frank Fiske, Sr. at 410.382.5414 or email:
The 2015 charities are:
The Maryland Conservatory of Music
The Children’s Playhouse of Maryland
For more information, contact:
Lelia Hopkins H 410.391.0122 or email or
Geri Schlenoff 410.608.1056
Co-chairs, Publicity Committee
*No connection with the TV show or personality of the same name

King Willy’s Court is selling out fast!

Performance Dates: May 15, 16, 17
Brown Memorial Church, Towson, Maryland
For Tickets call 410.527.0128

King Willy’s Court takes place in medieval times. King Willy has an eye for the ladies and his wife, Queen Cheryl is none too pleased. The King is despondent and depends on his faithful Wizard, Merlyn to work his magic and bring Willy out of his doldrums. The Wizard conjures up a cast of characters from the past, present and future to sing, dance and cajole the King back to the brighter side of life.

The cast of characters includes…

  • Moses parting the Red Sea while singing a parody of Red River Valley.
  • Ann Boleyn singing Tower of London.
  • Roman Senators singing Undecided.
  • Nero singing I Just Want to Set The World on Fire.
  • There’s Sampson, Joan of Arc, Lady Godiva, Cleopatra, Amelia Earhart, Elvis (WHAT? Amelia Earhart and Elvis?!) and many more…

This show promises to entertain you and leave you laughing!

Ticket information:


The President’s Ball


Thank you for attending the 2014 President’s Ball at Hayfields Country Club on April 4th. A number of members and guests told me it was one of our best (the Year of the House of Spice, notwithstanding). We thank the two charities, Linwood Center and The Baer School for attending the Ball.

We will now look ahead as I thank the cast and crew of this year’s show, King Willy’s Court. We are grateful to each and every one you who are giving your time and talent to raise money for the charities.

When you see Jane, Kandi and especially Carolyn, congratulate them on the success of the President’s Ball. And when you see Bernie and Rod, let them know how appreciative you are that they are putting our show together.

I strongly encourage you to gather your family and friends and come to the show at the Brown Memorial Church Auditorium May 15, 16 or 17. I promise, you will be entertained! Invitations will be mailed out soon, or you may check the homepage of our website at


First Rehearsal for King Willy’s Court

Tonight was the first rehearsal for King Willy’s Court, which takes place sometime between Biblical times and King Arthur’s Roundtable, in the country of Powderland in the County Paint. The Wizard, Merlin (well, he’s a New Yorker… that’s Moylin) conjures up those who will perform for the King in song and dance. At henpecked King Willy’s side is by his wife, Queen Lucretia du Moss! You won’t want to miss this show!

Calling All Singers, Dancers and General On-Stage Hams

The Paint & Powder Club’s First Rehearsal is Tuesday, March 18th, 7:00 p.m. at Pickersgill Retirement Community…

Showcase your singing, dancing and on-stage acting abilities at the Tuesday, March 18 rehearsal. Please come to this rehearsal if you missed the March 10th auditions for “King Willy’s Court,” the spring musical staged by the Paint & Powder Club to benefit Maryland charities. Come prepared to sing a Capella, 16 bars of your favorite show tune or song at Plckersgill Retirement Community. All ethnicities welcome, males and females ages 21 and up. Show dates are May 15, 16 and 17 at Brown Memorial Church In Baltimore. More than 500 people are expected to watch the performances. Director is the multi-talented Bernie Cook, who also wrote this original show, which will be a medley of popular tunes “set In medieval times,” plus running dialogue. Spots are open for soloists as well as general chorus members and dancers. The show is a way to introduce yourself to members of the Paint & Powder Club, believed to be the longest-running private, charitable thespian social group In the country (and be considered for membership!!) No pay; show proceeds go to charity.

Date: Tuesday, March 18
Time: 7:00 – 9:30 p.m.
Location: Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Avenue, Towson, MD 21204

For directions call Pickersgill at 410-825-7423 or visit