Middle school

Thu, 03/19/2015 6:00pm

About the event

Selected works from Playwrights Theatre’s writing residencies will be featured in an evening of readings and performances with professional actors and musicians, as well as student performers from Newark Schools.

One Center Street
Newark, NJ 07102
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Reserve by phone: 973-514-1787
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The correct date for this event is Thursday, 3/19, please disregard the date in the printed calendar.

Music by Alan Menken. Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The only stage collaboration between two giants of American musical theater, this intimate retelling of a famous love story inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel has a lush, emotionally rich score that will leave you moved.

Immediately before all Saturday matinee performances of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, theatre-goers may choose between a traditional “Inside Story” talk, or a 20-minute interactive, family-friendly workshop to prepare and inspire the young audience members before the performance

Sun, 03/15/2015 4:30

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Join us for an on-stage interview with celebrated and internationally acclaimed comedic playwright Ken Ludwig, who is known for his many Broadway hits including Lend me a Tenor. Directly following the March 15th matinee performance of Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, you are invited to engage in a moderated discussion and Q&A about Ken’s life, his adventures in theatre, and his specific approach to putting Arthur Conan-Doyle’s legendary sleuth and his equally memorable sidekick on the stage. Recommended for ages 15 and above.

91 University Place
Princeton, NJ 08540
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Students will have the opportunity to create a character, construct a mask, and move to a variety of music styles to discover the story behind their characters. A teaching artist will discuss the character choices with the students, who will then be given a chance to perform a one-minute number on stage with lighting and music they choose. Ages 7-12.

Students will sample a variety of classes, from acting to improvisation to voice to dance in this
introduction to Dreamcatcher's Summer Theatre Conservatory. Ages 10 – 17.

Sat, 03/14/2015 10:00am

About the event

Spark a lifelong appreciation of theatre by participating in a typical day of acting, voice, and movement at Theatre Camp. Students are able to use their creativity and imaginations as they experience all aspects of play production and develop their voices, bodies, and minds. Ages 8 – 17.

Becton Theatre at Farleigh Dickinson University
960 River Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
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reserve by email: gtgshowtime@gmail.com
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Please bring bagged lunch.

This fun, upbeat musical comedy will present the seriousness of climate change and the positive choices each of us can make to assure a sustainable future. Follow middle-schooler Gabi as she transforms into the Green Hero, armed with clean energy and sustainable choices, and tries to defeat Captain Carbon, who is leading the way in destroying our planet. Appropriate for grades 3-8.

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's teaching artists will help students begin to discover how a piece of Stage Combat is created. Focusing primarily on safety and storytelling, participating students will be given an opportunity to learn some basic "hand to hand" stage combat techniques. Hopefully this fun, fast paced workshop will give students a glimpse into the hard work and training that goes into creating the realistic illusions of violence they see on stage.

Step back in time with two different “who-done-its” presented as radio-style broadcasts, complete with live sound effects and commercials, with two different detectives: "Sherlock Holmes Adventure of the Copper Beeches," about a governess in peril, and "Nick Carter and the Strange Dr. Devolo," in which Manhattan millionaires are missing. The same cast-of-six performs Holmes, Watson and other characters from Victorian England, and then switches to Nick Carter and friends solving crimes in New York City during World War II.

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