Tuesday, June 21, 2011



School of Performing Arts at Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and BergenPAC Offer

July Musical Theater Workshop
for intermediate & advanced performers 9-17
WHEN: July 6-24, from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
BergenPAC, 30 N Van Brunt St, Englewood
TUITION: for the three-week program is $1185 ($995 members)
Enrollment is limited to 20 performers. An audition/interview is necessary. For further information or registration please call Inbal Israeli at 201.408.1493.

drama2The School of Performing Arts at the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades and BergenPAC have joined forces to offer an exciting Musical Theater Workshop designed to develop and showcase performance skills on a professional level in an original piece called Musical Mischief—Practically Perfect in Every Way.

There will be two performances: one on Friday, July 22, at 5:30 PM in the BergenPAC Cabaret and a gala performance on Sunday, July 24, at 4 PM at the JCC Eric Brown Theater. This performance will include visits from industry professionals and will include a special dedication for the David Benaroya Youth Performance Endowment Fund, recently established by Angelica Berrie. This fund will enable the JCC School our Performing Arts to develop and feature programming specifically geared for young teens such as the JCC Youth Performance Ensemble, Teen Performance Ensemble, and Palistage.

Performers participate in workshops in acting, improv, movement, stage combat and vocal skills taught by professional staff from New York theater and JCC School of Performing Arts, including Lotte Porch, Amelia DeMayo, Deborah Roberts, Kim Hirst and Anne Pasquale from The Actor’s Studio/Strasberg. At 3:20 PM each day, students are bussed to the JCC for a swim in the outdoor Olympic pool.

Musical Mischief is a delightful new story that incorporates mischievous musical scenes and numbers by top writers, famous and infamous, old and new, from 13 and Dani Girl to West Side Story and Ain’t Misbehavin’. Several numbers reproduce choreography adapted from the Broadway show.