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2017 SOPA Season

APRIL 27 - 30, 2017
at Emmett Hook Center

June 9 - 11, 2017
at East Bank Theatre

SEPTEMBER 8 - 16, 2017
at East Bank Theatre

NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 3, 2017
at Emmett Hook Center

Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film, Shrek The Musical is a Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all new songs from Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Caroline, or Change) and a sidesplitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there's more to the story than meets the ears. "Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek...." And thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking Donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue. Throw in a short-tempered bad guy, a cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Luckily, there's one on hand... and his name is Shrek.

 
FOR KIDS BY KIDS SUMMER CAMP ADVENTURE
Awaken a young person's desire to read with the sassy little diva, Junie B. Jones, and her adventures in first grade. It's Junie B.'s first day of first grade, and a lot of things have changed for her: Junie's friend, Lucille, doesn't want to be her best pal anymore and, on the bus, Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. Also, Junie has trouble reading the blackboard and her teacher, Mr. Scary, thinks she may need glasses. Throw in a friendly cafeteria lady, a kickball tournament and a "Top-Secret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.

On Sale to FLEX - May 15, 2017

On Sale to the Public - May 22, 2017

 

SUMMER TEEN MUSICAL THEATER INTENSIVE

A CHORUS LINE – HIGH SCHOOL EDITION, a full-length version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical, adapted for performance by high school students for family audiences, is a stunning concept musical capturing the spirit and tension of a Broadway chorus audition. Exploring the inner lives and poignant ambitions of professional Broadway gypsies, the show features one powerhouse number after another. Memorable musical numbers include “What I Did for Love, “One,” “I Can Do That,” “At the Ballet,” “The Music and the Mirror,” and “I Hope I Get It.” A brilliantly complex fusion of song, dance, and compellingly authentic drama, the show was instantly recognized as a classic.

On Sale to FLEX - August 14, 2017

On Sale to the Public - August 21, 2017
 
FALL PRODUCTION CLASS

 Based on the cherished New Line Cinema hit, Elf JR., finds Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawling into Santa's bag of gifts where he is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

On Sale to FLEX - November 6, 2017

On Sale to Public - November 13, 2017

2018 - SEASON 7

MARCH 22 - 25, 2017
at East Bank Theatre

SPRING PRODUCTION CLASS

GODSPELL was the first major musical theatre offering from 3-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (WickedPippinChildren Of Eden); and it took the world by storm. A small group of people help Jesus Christ tell different parables by using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques, and hefty dose of comic timing. An eclectic blend of songs ranging in style from pop to vaudeville is employed as the story of Jesus's life dances across the stage. Dissolving hauntingly into the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, Jesus's messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. Boasting a score with chart topping songs, a book by a visionary playwright, and a feature film, GODSPELL is a sensation that continues to touch audiences.

On Sale to FLEX - February 26, 2018

On Sale to the Public - March 5, 2018