WHITE PLAINS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
11 City Place, 3rd floor, (914) 328-1600,
Summer Theatre Academy at the White Plains Performing Arts Center for Students in Grades 5-12
Seussical Jr: June 30 – July 26 (Mondays - Friday, 10 am -4:30 pm)
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast: July 28 – August 23 (Mondays - Friday, 10 am -4:30 pm)
Youth and teens who love musical theater can spend the dog days of summer acting, singing and dancing, while putting together a show on the mainstage at the White Plains Performing Arts Center’s Summer Theatre Academy. Students entering grades 5 – 12 (in the fall of 2014), spend their mornings in workshops with WPPAC Summer Academy Staff and special guest teachers learning about auditioning, makeup, prop design, playwriting and improv, and more. During afternoon sessions, student actors rehearse with production staff members for summer shows. Students learn to apply techniques taught in morning workshops towards their performance. Each session culminates with Friday and Saturday evening performances on the WPPAC stage. **Register by April 30 for $100 savings per session.**
Cost: Register by April 30: $1,150 per 4-week session (use code ERD).
Register after April 30: $1,250.00 per 4-week session.
Multi-session and sibling discounts available.
Register: Go to www.wppac.com/ and click on “Buy Tickets Now” or call 914-328-1600.
For more information: Visit www.wppac.com/conservatory/summer-theatre-academy/ or call the Box Office at 914-328-1600.
PARADE Friday, August 8 – Sunday, 10 (Friday & Saturday at 8 pm; Sunday at 2 pm)
Musical Dramatization of the 1913 Trial of Leo Frank – Which Aroused Anti-Semitic Tensions Across the Nation and is Credited with the Creation of the Anti-Defamation League
Parade is a musical dramatization of the real-life story of a man falsely accused of murder, brought to emotional and theatrical life by Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Alfred Uhry and Tony Award Winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown.
In 1913, Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-raised Jewish man living in Georgia, is put on trial for the murder of a young girl who works in his factory. Already guilty in the eyes of the town, a sensationalist reporter and a janitor's false testimony seal Leo's fate. His only defenders are a governor with a conscience and his Southern wife who finds the strength and love to become his greatest champion.
Daring, innovative, and bold, Parade won well-earned Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Score in 1999. Its subject matter offers a moral lesson about the dangers of prejudice and ignorance that should not be forgotten.
The events surrounding the investigation and trial led to the emergence of two opposing groups: the revival of the defunct Ku Klux Klan and the birth of the Anti-Defamation League, a premier Jewish civil rights organization which was formed in response to the anti-Semitism surrounding Leo Frank's trial and lynching.
Parade is presented by The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre’s new summer theatre program, which gives college and graduate school actors the opportunity to work in a Professional Regional Theatre under the guidance of Broadway artists.
Directing this production is Keith Levenson, a director, conductor and arranger for the theatre as well as concert and television stages. Keith is best known for his work conducting Broadway and National Touring productions including The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (with Ann-Margret), Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Who’s Tommy, Annie Warbucks, Big River, Chess, Peter Pan and the Tony and Grammy Award winning production of Dreamgirls.
To purchase tickets, visit the theatre box office, purchase the tickets online at www.wppac.com or call 914-328-1600. For Group Sales, please call 914-328-1600.
SAVE THE DATE: 2014 GOLF OUTING on September 18, 2014
2014 Golf Outing to benefit the
White Plains Performing Arts Center at Knollwood County Club
$325 per person • $1,200 per foursome
$150 Tee & Hole Signs • $100 BBQ & Open Bar Only
9:30 am Continental Breakfast • 11 am Shotgun Start
Carts, Forecaddies & Gratuities Included
Refreshments on Course
BBQ & Open Bar Immediately Following Golf
Email Kathleen@wppac.com or call Kathleen at 914.328.1600
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