The Studio Presentation Series initiated in the fall of 2009 has succeeded in engaging both patrons and artists. Targeted for specific-aged audiences rather than the wide-reaching family fare of the Main Stage, the series provides community artists with a unique opportunity to participate in the creative process of “trying our” new, more experimental works under the direction of emerging professional artists. This program allows our company to both cultivate new talent and challenge audiences.
Our 2012-2013 Studio Series Presentations – Our Youth Theatre Initiative:
Adapted by Brian Kral
Based on the Norwegian Folk Tale
January 11 – 20, 2013
East of the Sun, West of the Moon features a young girl battling supernatural forces to free a young man from a terrible spell. Karen is on a quest into the dark Scandinavian wilderness, populated by magical trolls, mysterious hags and talking gargoyles. Without hesitation she struggles to save a young man from the curse that makes him “a bear by day and a man by night.” Humor and heroic adventure accentuate this adaptation of the epic of a girl achieving adulthood.
RECOMMENDED for AGES 8 and UP!
ALL TICKETS: $12
Tickets available for all performances Jan 18 thru Jan 20. All tickets may be purchased at the door. Box Office opens 1 hour prior to performance
Adapted by Edward Mast
Based on the Mowgli stories of Rudyard Kipling
March 8 – 17, 2013
This dramatization places the jungle of India on a children’s playground. The dialog and action refer to the jungle, but the play draws color and style from a child’s intense world of playfulness, loyalty, adventure and betrayal. Mowgli, the human child grows up in the jungle, raised by wolves under the guidance of Baloo the bear. The tiger Sherakhan killed his parents and wants the boy’s flesh, but Bagheera, the lone panther, protects him. Mowgli grows up wild and unconcerned, believing he’s a wolf; but the tiger works long and hard to poison the wolf pack against him. With rope stolen from the human village, Mowgli meets and destroys Sherakhan; but his use of “manthing” has broken jungle law. Mowgli must choose whether to defy the law or leave the jungle forever. JUNGALBOOK received the Distinguished Play Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education
All Tickets $12.00
Final Weekend March 15-17! All performances are available. Shows are at 7:30pm Friday and 4:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the door 1 hour prior to show time.
Summer Musical: To Be Announced
The Summer Musical is a 10-week musical theatre master class for high school- and college-aged students. In this intensive—yet highly enjoyable—educational program, approximately 25 students, selected by audition, work under the mentorship of a professional director and several teaching artists to bring a musical production for young audiences to the stage.
Audition information for the 2013 Summer Musical will be available in May.
2012 Summer Musical – The Wiz