story by Sam Carner, Derek Grego, and Marlo Hunter, conceived with Laura Pietropinto
Director: Jill Blalock Lord
Rehearsals: September 8 - October 5
Performances: October 6 - 15
ISLAND SONG takes us through a year in the lives of five friends sharing a city and the chain of surprising, poignant, and partially random connections that bring them into each other’s spheres at moments that become pivotal. Through a kinetic and eclectic pop-rock and contemporary musical theater score (which includes 6 MAC-nominated songs), they work through their own complex relationships with ambition, distraction, and the search for connection.
Cast members will get to workshop this piece with the composers of the show.
Dear Edwina Jr.
(Ages 5 - 13)
Tuition: $365 for Students
Director: Taylor Wallis
Rehearsals: Mondays & Wednesdays 5:00 - 6:30
Performances: October 20 - 29
Dear Edwina JR. is a heartwarming musical about the joys of growing up, from the creators of Junie B. Jones, The Musical. Written in a “show-within-a-show” format, Dear Edwina JR. is the perfect “girl power” musical for a new generation.
Dear Edwina JR. follows the adventures of plucky advice-giver-extraordinaire, Edwina Spoonapple, as she directs the neighborhood kids in a series of buoyant production numbers for the latest edition of her weekly "Advice-a-Palooza.” Edwina and her friends share wisdom on everything from trying new foods to making new friends through clever, catchy and poignant songs.
Junie B. Jones is Not a Crook
(Ages 6 - 18)
Music by Allison Gregory
Director: Robin Clayton
Rehearsals: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:30 - 6:00
Performances: November 10 - 12
Something terrible happened to Junie B. Jones at school today! Someone stole her new furry mittens! So when Junie B. finds a wonderful pen of many colors, she should be allowed to keep it, right? Because finders keepers, losers weepers. And guess what? There's a new boy in kindergarten and he is the handsomest. The only thing is both Grace and Lucille want him to be their boyfriend.Maybe he will love Junie B. when he sees her wonderful pen! It isokay to keep it, right? Junie B. Jones is not a crook . . . or is she? A hilarious and heartfelt tale based on the best-selling book series by Barbara Park.
(Ages 13 & up)
Music & Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Guy Bolton & P.G. Wodehouse
Tuition: $365 for students
Director: Jill Blalock Lord
Rehearsals: Set after auditions but will be twice a week until tech week
Performances: December 1 - 10
The S. S. American is sailing between New York and England with a comically colorful assemblage of passengers: Reno Sweeney, a popular nightclub singer and former evangelist, her pal Billy Crocker, a lovelorn Wall Street broker who has come aboard to try to win the favor of his beloved Hope Harcourt (who is engaged to another passenger, Sir Evelyn Oakleigh), and a second-rate conman named Moonface Martin, aka “Public Enemy #13.” Song, dance, and farcical antics ensue as Reno and Moonface try to help Billy win the love of his life.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
(Ages 5 - Adults)
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Book by Lynn Ahrens & Mike Ockrent
Tuition: $365 for students high school and under
Directed by: Jill Blalock Lord
Rehearsals: Will be set after auditions
Performances: December 15 - 23
Ebenezer Scrooge is a prosperous curmudgeon who believes that personal wealth is far more valuable than the happiness and comfort of others. With an infuriated "Bah! Humbug!" Scrooge summates his feelings of Christmas tidings and charitable giving, but he's forced to face his selfish ways when three ghosts on Christmas Eve lead him through his Past, Present and Future. Thanks to their guidance, Scrooge recognizes his faults and greets Christmas morning with a cheerful "Happy Christmas" before spending the day reconnecting and sharing love with those that mean the most to him.
Broadway heavy hitters, Alan Menken (Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Disney's The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors) and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime,Seussical, Once on This Island), breathe fantastic new life into the classic tale of A Christmas Carol.