GREASE Continues, 32nd Season Waits on the Horizon

July 18, 2014

The 50-plus Parks and Rec children and interns have done their best and hopefully enjoyed, learned and ended up more confident and self-assured by their efforts here this summer. You can still feel their energy and newfound love of this art form reverberating within these walls. Grease is our current offering and our third revival […]

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Beginning This Friday, GREASE is the Word!

July 11, 2014

Grease is the word! This is our fourth go-round with Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski. Our first was Jeff Hall partnered with Joy Ralls; then, sometime later, Keith Stoneking and Kris McCarthy. Joy and Kris had been in both previous productions, but for the second they switched roles: Rizzo for Sandy and Sandy for Rizzo. […]

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GREASE IS THE WORD! Meet Danny and Sandy …

July 7, 2014

Christopher Herr, playing Danny, comes to us from New York, having previously appeared as Troy Bolton in Disney’s High School Musical 1 and 2 with the Barrington Stage Company, as well as productions of Chicago, Showboat and Damn Yankees with the Mac-Haydn Theatre. You may remember Ashley Harris, our Sandy, from her moving performances as […]

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Preparations Underway for Next Week’s “Informances” and GREASE Opening

July 4, 2014

The interns are almost ready for their performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, to be given for their families next Friday at noon. However, later in the fall, it will be remounted for the public at noon on two consecutive Saturdays in September. More on those dates later. The Parks & Rec Summer Theatre […]

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Performing Arts Hold the Key to Life’s Lessons

June 27, 2014

I took a busman’s holiday and went to TPAC to see War Horse. I had seen the Spielberg film and had heard so much about the stage version, produced by Great Britain’s National Theatre, that I had to see it. The TPAC ticket was $80. It cost me $10 to park, a half tank of […]

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Parks & Rec Summer Theatre By Day, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS By Night

June 20, 2014

Parks and Rec Summer Theatre is in full swing. All 50-plus students are being put through their paces — jumping, dancing and stepping to the music of “Step In Time” from our upcoming production of Mary Poppins. The script of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow — which Saturday School of the Arts students […]

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LITTLE SHOP Dinner/Show at Cloud 9: Saturday, June 21

June 17, 2014

Cloud 9, Legends Bank, and the Roxy Regional Theatre present a special dinner and show of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS on Saturday, June 21. A themed dinner begins at 6pm at Cloud 9 (corner of Franklin and 2nd), followed by the 8pm performance of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at the Roxy. Tickets are $50 per […]

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Adam Kurtz, Kyra Bishop Bring to Life LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

June 13, 2014

It’s a miracle. Sometimes it’s the show. Sometimes it’s who’s in the show. And sometimes it’s something else entirely. Our summer has been made easier. First, Kyra Bishop designed and her father and grandfather, Rick and Ralph, built the set for our Little Shop of Horrors production, saving us time, energy and, most importantly, money. […]

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Trailer — NOW UP!

June 9, 2014

Check out our LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Trailer! Performances include Wednesdays & Thursdays @ 7pm and Fridays & Saturdays @ 8pm through June 28. Little Shop of Horrors – Trailer

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Offers Audiences Little Extra “Something”

June 6, 2014

What sells tickets? What brings in audiences? It’s a quandary which I have tried for the last 31 years to wrap my mind around, and as of yet I have no answer. But I know, for some, it’s simply name recognition. For others, it’s a dusty vinyl recording their parents or grandparents had which was […]

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