Stage Whispers Newsletter

Fall 2017 – September 13

From the Executive Director’s Desk:

Stephen L. Fredericks, Executive Director

Happy New Year! I understand that for most of us January 1st is the time we officially turn the page towards a New Year, but for us at The Growing Stage September 1st is our time to officially start the next chapter for our company. Each season provides our artists and patrons new adventures and opportunities to explore, and this our 36th season is no different.

We open the season with the New Jersey professional premiere of Disney’s BEAUTY & THE BEAST followed by a new adaptation of the classic fairy tale CINDERELLA – A Holiday Musical. While it’s a familiar tale this young heroine has a bit more “spunk” than normally attached to the titled role. We follow with an “Out of This World” World Premiere of BOY SEES FLYING SAUCER and conclude with another New Jersey professional premiere MADAGASCAR – A Musical Adventure. In addition, we will have special events, concerts, two All-Youth productions – a musical adaptation of TREASURE ISLAND and an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST.

Carl Sandburg wrote “Nothing happens unless first we dream.” The arts provide young and old with hope during challenging times; a window into the lives of others so that we can better understand and appreciate not only our differences but our similarities as well; a creative, safe environment that encourages the sharing of ideas and emotions that can have a positive impact not only on today, but a host of tomorrows yet to come. It are these ideals the fuel the artistic spirit here at The Growing Stage and allow us to celebrate a season that encourages us “to dare to dream!” I hope you and your family will join us for the adventure.

Best wishes,

Steve

September Event Spotlight:

Thursday, September 28th 6-9PM

Skylands Stadium, Augusta, NJ

Our Annual Special Event is BACK and better than event!  JOIN US for an evening of local food, drink, fun and prizes to benefit the mission of The Growing Stage and the enduring legacy of the historic Palace Theatre.

VISIT THE HARVEST FEST PAGE for FULL DETAILS

 

Education Corner

Fall 2017 Class REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Classes begin October 7th!

For full class descriptions and to register, visit our EDUCATION PAGE.

SAVE THE DATE:

OPENS October 6th – PURCHASE TICKETS!