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Summer Theatre Festival

2019 Summer Season

Disney's NEWSIES: The Broadway Musical

Friday, July 12, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 13, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 14, 2:00 p.m.

Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Book by Harvey Fierstein
Based on the Disney Film Written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White
Originally produced on Broadway by Disney Theatrical Productions

Based on the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this new Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a rebellious newsboy who dreams of a life as an artist away from the big city. After publishing giant Joseph Pulitzer raises newspaper prices at the newsboys’ expense, Kelly and his fellow newsies take action. With help from the beautiful female reporter Katherine Plumber, all of New York City soon recognizes the power of “the little man.”

Tickets

Adults $12
Seniors $10
Youth $6

Phone: (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272
Emai: boxoffice@sckans.edu

NEWSIES is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International.  All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI, 423 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
Tel.: (212) 541-4684   Fax: (212) 397-4684  www.MTIShows.com

NUNSENSE: A Musical Comedy

Friday, July 26, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 27, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.

Book, Music, and Lyrics by Dan Goggin

Winner of the Outer Critics' Circle awards for the best off Broadway musical and for the best book and best music and seen at London's Fortune Theatre in 1987. Nunsense is a hilarious talent show staged by five survivors at the Little Sisters of Hoboken nunnery, the rest of the sisterhood having succumbed to botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia, Child of God. The remaining "Little Hobos" parade their talents at a variety show staged to raise funds so that the last four of the dearly departed can be buried. The score pulses with merriment and an unabashed desire to make you laugh, with songs and spontaneous comic interludes paced at break-neck speed. Amid the merriment is a riotous audience participation quiz that has everyone rolling in the aisles, Nunsense offers a cornucopia of hilarity for the whole family, proving conclusively that nun rhymes with fun!

Tickets

Adults $12
Seniors $10
Youth $6

Phone: (620) 221-7720 or (620) 229-6272
Emai: boxoffice@sckans.edu

NUNSENSE is presented through a special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
​235 Park Avenue S, New York, NY 10003

2019 Summer Theatre Festival - Classes

Story Theatre - Grades K-3

Featuring rehearsal and performance of: 
MADAGASCAR, THE MUSICAL

MADAGASCAR will come to life on stage. Using creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques, children will work with Allyson Moon and students from the Southwestern College Theatre Department on development of acting, storytelling, and other performance skills. MADAGASCAR will be in performance on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 in the Helen Graham Little Theatre on the Southwestern College Campus.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Southwestern College Theatre Department students
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades K-3
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Tuesday-Friday and Monday-Saturday
2 Weeks: May 28-31 and June 3-8, 2019
Fee: $30
Place: Helen Graham Little Theatre, Christy Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Youth Theatre Camp - Grades 4-8

Featuring rehearsal and performance of: 
MADAGASCAR, THE MUSICAL

Madagascar - Summer Theatre 2019Do you love acting but are also fascinated by the lights, sets, costumes, make-up and more?  Then this Youth Theatre Camp is for you.  During this camp, participants will develop their skills acting while being exposed to all aspects of technical theatre.  Working with Allyson Moon and the SC Summer Theatre Interns you will rehearse characters from and assist in the development of the production elements of MADAGASCAR.  The musical will be in performance on Friday, June 7 and Saturday, June 8 in the Helen Graham Little Theatre on the Southwestern College Campus.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Southwestern College Theatre Department students
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades 4-8
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Tuesday-Friday and Monday-Saturday
2 Weeks: May 28-31 and June 3-8, 2019
Fee: $30
Place: Helen Graham Little Theatre, Christy Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Musical Theatre Performance - Grades 4-6

From a variety of contemporary musicals including MADAGASCAR and other SC Summer and School Year Musical Productions!

Musical Theatre - Summer 2019Musical Theatre scenes, songs, and dances will be developed using creative dramatics and traditional rehearsal techniques.  Characters from contemporary musical productions will come to life on stage.  Children will work with Allyson Moon and students from the Southwestern College Theatre Department on development of acting, singing, and dancing performance skills.  They will perform a musical theatre review of their work on Friday, June 14th at 11 a.m. in Messenger Recital Hall on the Southwestern College Campus.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Southwestern College Theatre Department students
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades 4-6
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: June 10-14, 2019
Fee: $25
Place: Helen Graham Little Theatre, Christy Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Improvisational Acting - Grades 6-9

If you love WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY or improvisational acting, this class is for you.  All levels of experience are welcome.  Theatre gaming will primarily be used in process and performance.  Original characters and scenes will be developed.  Actors will meet in Messenger Recital Hall to work with Allyson Moon and members of SC's improv troupe, 9 LIVES.  The class will finish with animprovisational acting review on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. in the Messenger Recital Hall on the Southwestern College Campus.

Instructor: Allyson Moon and Members of the 9 LIVES Improv Troupe
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age Entering Grades 6-9
Session: 10 a.m. to Noon
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: July 15-19, 2019
Fee: $25
Place: Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

Playwrighting - Grades 6-9

Original scenes and short plays will be developed using a variety of playwrighting exercises and writing techniques.  Writers will meet in Darbeth 105 and work with Roger Moon and SC’s Summer Theatre Interns on the development of ideas, action, conflict, scenes, characters, and dialogue.  The class will finish with a staged reading of scenes on Friday, July 19 at 11 a.m. in Messenger Recital Hall on the Southwestern College Campus.

Instructor.: Roger Moon and members of Southwestern College Theatre
Enrollment: Min 15 Max 30
Age: Entering Grades 6-9
Session: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Days: Monday-Friday
1 Week: July 15-19, 2019
Fee: $25
Place: Messenger Recital Hall, Southwestern College

To register or for more information contact the Winfield Arts and Humanities Council at 221-2161.

 


2018 Southwestern College Theatre Festival

All summer camps were under the leadership of Allyson Moon and the 2018 Summer Theatre Festival Interns.

Magic School Bus Group Picture

Grades K-3  STORY THEATRE CAMP  & Grades 4-8  YOUTH THEATRE CAMP  

  • Allyson Moon and the 2018 SC Summer Theatre Interns spent two weeks working together with the Story & Youth Theatre Camps to create scripts from 3 Magic School Bus books, and putting together an entire musical. The 2018 show was "ALADDIN JR" THE MUSICAL

Musical Theatre Performance Camp Group Picture

Grades 4-6  MUSICAL THEATRE PERFORMANCE CAMP  

  • The Musical Theatre Camp worked all week to develop a variety show, full of dancing, singing, and acting from shows included in the Southwestern College theatre season! 

 

Improv Camp Group

Grades 6-9  IMPROVISATIONAL ACTING CAMP  

  • The Improvisational Acting Camp focused on the major concepts of Improv all week long.  A huge variety of improvisational games was played each day, and we end the week with a showcase of games for parents and friends!

 

Playwrighting Camp Group

Grades 6-9  PLAYWRIGHTING CAMP  

  • The Playwrighting Camp spent all week with Roger Moon, learning about the basics of writing a play.  Throughout the week, they write scenes of their own, and present them at the showcase at the end of the week!
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