New Work Development Series: Bottle Fly

 

Third installment of the Eagle Theatre's New Work Development Series focusing on the voice of women writing for professional regional theatre today. A one night only staged reading of Bottle Fly by Jacqueline Goldfinger features a talk back Q&A with the playwright, director, audience and cast.


MTC Presents "Broadway Kids III."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Broadway Kids III" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

August 23 at 7 PM

August 24 at 10 AM, 2 PM, & 7 PM

August 25 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC’s fourth all-pre-teen summer cast will present a new musical revue highlighting songs from such favorite musicals as "Hamilton", "Moana", "Anastasia", and "Guys And Dolls", among others.

Come and see MTC's cast of children bring this original musical revue to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "West Side Story: School Edition"

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents the Delaware Valley Premiere of "West Side Story: School Edition" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

August 16 at 7 PM

August 17 at 10 AM, 2 PM, and 7 PM

August 18 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC’s sixth all-teen cast will present the stage version of the 1961 Hollywood movie that still holds the record for most Oscars by a movie musical with 10. Our teens will bring this modern-day tale of Romeo and Juliet to life as ‘Tony’ and ‘Maria’ and their ‘Jets’ and ‘Sharks’ gangs sing and dance their way into your hearts.

Come and see MTC's cast of 63 teens (including 21 boys!) bring this PG-13 musical to life. (We are using this rating due to the death and violence that occurs in this musical.) All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "Willy Wonka, Jr."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Willy Wonka, Jr." at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

Wednesday, August 2 at 7 PM

Thursday, August 3 at 10 AM, 2 PM and 7 PM

Friday, August 4 at 10 AM & 2 PM

MTC will present the Roald Dahl musical that features such beloved characters as ‘Augustus Gloop’, ‘Veruca Salt’, ‘Violet Beauregard’, ‘Mike Teevee’, ‘Charlie Bucket’, the ‘Oompa-Loompas’, and, of course, the title character. The six-to-17-year-old cast will sing such favorites as “The Candy Man”, “Cheer Up, Charlie”, “Think Positive”, “(I’ve Got A) Golden Ticket”, “I Want It Now”, and “Pure Imagination”.

Come and see MTC’s cast of children bring this musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "The Wizard of Oz"

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "The Wizard of Oz" at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

July 20 at 7 PM

July 21 at 7 PM

July 22 at 2 PM and 7 PM

July 23 at 2 PM

July 26 at 7 PM

July 27 at 7 PM

July 28 at 7 PM

July 29 at 2 PM and 7 PM

A 64-member all-ages cast, directed by MTC’s Producing Artistic Director Mark Morgan, will perform this musical with such well-known songs as “Follow The Yellow Brick Road”, “If I Only Had A Brain / A Heart / The Nerve”, “We’re Off To See The Wizard”, “Merry Old Land Of Oz”, “King Of The Forest”, “Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead”, and the Oscar winning “(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow”.

Come and see MTC's cast bring this classic musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $17 (for Adults) and $13 (for Seniors and Students). For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


MTC Presents "Disney's High School Musical, Jr."

The award-winning, non-profit Moorestown Theater Company, which is celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season this year, presents "Disney's High School Musical, Jr." at Hope Community Church (235 W. Main Street) on these dates and times.

July 12 at 7 PM

July 13 at 10 AM, 2 PM, & 7 PM

July 14 at 10 AM & 2 PM

This recent Disney franchise started with this musical about the students at East High School. It features these favorite songs: “Start Of Something New”, “Get’cha Head In The Game”, “Breaking Free”, “Stick To The Status Quo”, and, of course, “We’re All In This Together”. A 77-member cast will present the story of ‘Troy’, ‘Gabriella’, ‘Ryan’, ‘Sharpay’, ‘Chad’, ‘Taylor’, ‘Coach Bolton’, ‘Mrs. Darbus’, and the rest of the ‘Wildcats’.

Come and see MTC's cast of 77 performers bring this Disney musical to life. All tickets are reserved and are available at MoorestownTheaterCompany.org or at the door. All ticket prices are $12. For more information, call 856 / 778-8357.


Black ‘Ragtime’ star says NJ high school shouldn’t censor student play

CHERRY HILL — Controversy over a South Jersey high school decision to perform a student version of a racially charged musical is drawing attention on Broadway.

Brian Stokes Mitchell, star of the original Broadway production of “Ragtime,” says he is willing to meet with school officials to discuss why he believes the show should be presented intact — racial slurs and all.

“See this show, acknowledge the language, but don’t censor it. This show results in catharsis because of what it says, and what the audience of all kinds of people experience together,” Mitchell said in an interview with Howard Sherman, director of the Arts Integrity Initiative at the New School for Drama in New York.

Sherman told New Jersey 101.5 that if the school board goes through with its plan to eliminate “offensive language” from the script it could endanger the presentation of the musical.

“Any copyrighted scripts cannot be altered without the authors or the licensing house,” Sherman said.”According to copyright law and the licensing agreement that the school signs, you may not alter a text without approval. It’s not a question of the scale of alterations or the reason for the alterations.”

Cherry Hill has licensed use of a School Edition for their performance in March, according to spokeswoman Barbara Wilson, one of three versions available from Music Theatre Internatonal (MTI). A description of the version on MTI’s website said that the “vocal arrangements are slightly rearranged for student voices” but does not specify anything about the script. ”

MTI president Drew Cohen told the Phialdelphia Inquirer in an email that it “does not typically grant permission to change the “Ragtime” script.”

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Stockton’s Summer Playhouse Children’s Series

GALLOWAY, N.J. – The Stockton Performing Arts Center, in conjunction with The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, will premiere its Stockton Playhouse summer children’s theatre lineup with Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” on Wednesday, July 20.

Also coming up in the series are “The Princess and the Pirate” on Wednesday, July 27; and “Pinkalicious The Musical” on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Show time is 10:30 a.m. and the productions will be presented in the Campus Theatre, located in the Campus Center on the main Galloway campus, 101 Vera King Farris Drive. Tickets are $12 and may be ordered online at stockton.edu/pac or by calling the Box Office at (609) 652- 9000. The Box Office is open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 90 minutes before the performance. For group sales, call (609) 652-4786.

Wednesday, July 20: Roald Dahl’s “James and the Giant Peach” Roald Dahl’s beloved classic takes the stage in a new musical that is perfect for the entire family. One boy, two awful aunts, five larger-than-life insects, and a giant peach! What happens when magic crystals cause a withered old tree to create the largest and most magnificent peach ever seen? Luckily, a boy named James and a handful of bugs just happen to be nearby when the peach finally snaps free of its stem, and it sweeps them along on a marvelous adventure. From Tony-nominated creators Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

Wednesday, July 27: “The Princess and the Pirate” A World Premiere Production! What do you think happens when a Princess lives right next door to a Pirate? It’s not easy staying prim, proper and polite with so much swashbuckling going on in your neighbor’s backyard! Tea time turns into a food fight, a phony treasure map leads to a -more- -continued from page 1- royal abduction and a storm at sea brings more trouble than anybody bargained for! But with a little imagination, Captain Jackson and Princess Cecily figure out how to turn their rivalry into an unlikely friendship.

Wednesday, Aug. 3: “Pinkalicious The Musical” Pinkalicious loves pink and wants everything in her life to be pink. Her dream is to radiate pink. After over-indulging in pink cupcakes, she wakes up pink. She is thrilled to be pink and have her dream come true. Her parents take her to the doctor, and she is diagnosed with pinkititis. On the way home, Pinkalicious plays at the playground but is attacked by birds and bees when she is mistaken for a pink flower.

Her best friend doesn't even recognize her as she is camouflaged in the garden. At home, she eats another cupcake, and the next morning she wakes up red and develops pink eye pinkititis whereby she can only see the color pink. Now she must do something to fix her predicament. She bravely follows the doctor's order to eat green food. Due to her new resolve, Pinkalicious is transformed back to normal. Pinkalicious has learned self-control and to be careful for what you wish for. Her brother, on the other hand, has eaten the last cupcake, turns pink, and shouts with glee: Pink-A-Boo! For patrons with special needs, the Stockton Performing Arts Center offers wheelchair-accessible seating, large-type programs and listening-assistive devices. Please identify any needs you may have when making a reservation.

The Stockton Performing Arts Center, the Jersey Shore’s Center for the Arts, is located on the campus of Stockton University, on Vera King Farris Drive, off Jimmie Leeds Road, in Galloway Township. Just 12 miles west of Atlantic City, the center is easily accessible from the Garden State Parkway and the Atlantic City Expressway.

This program is made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts and by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.