Eagle Theatre Summer Conservatory

Eagle Theatre Conservatory Presents

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Summer 2019 – Ages 8-18

CAMP: JULY 8 – AUGUST 7
PERFORMANCES: AUGUST 7 – 18 

A Summer Theatre Intensive Designed to Educate, Enlighten, & Entertain!

Eagle Theatre Conservatory is proud to announce their 2019 Summer Theatre Intensive, guaranteed to shine the spotlight on both TRAINING & PERFORMANCE, while offering opportunities for aspiring actors to build skills that will be applied in front of a live audience.


Each day a variety of intensives will be held by our professional teaching artists, including; acting, music, improvisation, dance, audition prep, scene study, stage combat, sketch comedy, technical theatre, and more! Camp concludes with a 2-week performance run of a full length musical!


Tales at Twilight: Supernatural Stories with a Cape May Connection

Sit around the fire pit and listen to supernatural tales about the Jersey Devil and other spooky legends told by members of East Lynne Theater Company and the Nature Center of Cape May.   Before the storytelling begins at 8:00 PM, enjoy smores and other treats by the campfire at 7:30 PM. Rain or shine. Cost is $12; ages 12 and under free. For questions, contact the Nature Center at 609-427-3045. To learn more about the Nature Center visit njaudubon.og; for East Lynne Theater Company visit eastlynnetheater.org


Ragtime: The Musical

It’s the turn of the century; everything is changing and anything is possible. Brimming with unforgettable melodies and a deeply compelling story of love and loss, Ragtime paints a powerful portrait of the American Dream that awakens the heart and captivates the soul. Set in the volatile melting pot of New York City, three distinct American stories are woven together—a determined Jewish immigrant, a daring Harlem musician and an upper-class mother, united by their courage, compassion and belief in a better tomorrow. Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow, this triumphant must-see musical masterpiece is bursting with show-stopping splendor and unbridled passion. Prepare yourself to be swept away as Eagle Theatre lands you in a reinvented version of this boundless classic.


Trump plan could decimate arts community in N.J.

 

Big Bird, hunker down.

According to a report in The Hill, President Donald Trump's transition team is calling to ax the National Endowment of the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, and to privatize the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, which funds PBS and National Public Radio.

Targeting the arts is a routine play during budget season -- the NEA has long been a target by fiscal and social conservatives -- but the scope of the this budget plan is shocking to many.

And it could prove devastating to New Jersey arts organizations.

"My hope is that this is not something that our new president will undertake," says Todd Schmidt, the managing director of Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse, the winner of the 2016 Regional Tony Award and a recipient of NEA funding.

"It's dividing America over an issue that is really a non-issue ... It's a bad way to start a new administration, to come in and immediately go after paper tigers."

"I think what's really important is how indicative this is of the values and culture of the incoming administration," says Susan Gogan, the executive director of the Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville. "I think everybody was a little nervous when he was elected. Just like many other issues, there were so many unknowns."

The recommendations, as reported on the eve of Trump's inauguration by The Hill, are similar to a blueprint offered last year by the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation.

Trump, who is being inaugurated as the nation's 45th president today, has not commented, on Twitter or otherwise, on the recommendations.

The NEA in particular has come under fire in recent decades as part of a culture war spawned by government-sponsored work and exhibits of controversial artists such as Andres Serrano and Robert Mapplethorpe...

 

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Vicki Hyman and Erin Petenko | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com