Tuesday, May 31, 2011



Performers Theatre Workshop, PTW, Alumni and Faculty Benefit Concert
WHEN: Sunday, June 5, at 6:30 PM
St. George’s Church, 550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood
TICKETS: Celebration Tickets include performance and desert reception:   $50 Adults; $20 Students; Sponsorship package prices: $100, $250, $500, $1,000 and $2,500 (see below for Sponsorship package details) 

Since 1983, Performers Theatre Workshop has brought the arts alive to students of all ages and levels. PTW’s expert faculty is comprised of well-trained professionals who love to teach and share their expertise, experience, and love for the performing arts with others. PTW offers a warm, supportive, culturally rich environment, where students learn at their own pace, feel good about their accomplishments and build lasting friendships.  

"The most exciting part of our history," says Executive Artistic Director, Dean Kravitz, son of founders Esther and Howard Kravitz, "is that PTW alumni have become successful in all aspects of life, in many diverse professions, and have attributed much of their success whether in theater or outside of theatre to the training, work ethic, and self-confidence they received at PTW."

The June 5th Concert will raise funds for the PTW Scholarship Fund and for this very special performing arts school while patrons enjoy a wonderful evening of songs with friends old and new. The evening will conclude with a post-performance reception and include a delightful assortment of savories, sweets and drinks.  PTW families and friends will have a rare opportunity to experience the wonderful talents of the faculty and student alumni.

The PTW Scholarship Fund is a non-profit corporation established to provide financial assistance to students who otherwise would not be able to attend classes at Performer Theatre Workshop.

“Scholarships have been made available to students who would benefit and/or would contribute to our community, but whose parents would not be able to afford the full tuition. Many families are reluctant to ask for help, so we have intentionally been very discreet with the scholarships. It is our intention that we will continue to offer students assistance in attending PTW with the same level of respect and confidentiality” says Liz Kravitz, Executive Program Director and wife of Dean Kravitz.  “Raising money for this fund is critical, and will ensure that we can continue to help students who need it,” she adds.

There are also special sponsorship packages: Individual PTW Friend Package: $100, including a premium ticket, an autographed copy of the Event DVD and recognition in the program book.  PTW supporter: $250, including two premium tickets, an autographed copy of the Event DVD, recognition in the program book and partial support of a semester course for a particular student. Additional patron packages which support a specific scholarship student are available through PTW. 

About PTW:

Performers Theatre Workshop’s mission is to provide the highest caliber of performing arts education to students of all ages and abilities, and foster individual growth in a caring, supportive artistic community.

PTW offers over 87 classes on Saturday and throughout the week during the school year including classes in Voice, Song Interpretation, Musical Theatre Performance, Jazz/Hip-Hop, Tap, Ballet/Modern, Stage Acting, Acting for TV and Commercials, and Comedy & Improv.  PTW offers full tracks of acting, dancing and singing training for various ages and levels of experience. Private lessons are also available in voice, acting, dance, guitar, bass, piano, songwriting, music theory and audition preparation.

Performance opportunities are an integral part of the artistic curriculum.  PTW offers a number of exciting performing opportunities throughout the year. Shows in December (fall semester) and May (spring semester) are the culmination of the semesters’ work. Also, as part of the Winter mid-session, select PTW students have the exciting opportunity to perform in February at the legendary NYC nightclub Don’t Tell Mama, in the heart of the Broadway Theatre District!

PTW also has an exciting summer conservatory program for students ages 10-18 with a performance at Don’t Tell Mama at the end of the session, as well as summer camp for children ages 5-9, also with a performance at the end of the camp.