Friday, November 4, 2011



A new initiative to introduce the next generation to the magic of theatre
Conceived & Directed by Danny Campos

WHEN: Saturday, November 12, and Sunday, November 13, 2:00 PM
the Historic Palace Theatre  (home of the Growing Stage), Route 183, Netcong
TICKETS: $10 per person, with a $5 “lap charge”
Tickets can be reserved by calling the theatre at 973.347.4946 or by logging onto

THE SAND BOX SERIES is theatre for the very young and is specifically designed for young people pre-school and kindergarten aged. The hour-long program is under the direction of Danny Campos, a professional teaching artist for the company, and Lori B. Lawrence, the Growing Stage’s Director of Educational Programming. Both have also performed in a number of Growing Stage productions and are members of Actor’s Equity Association, the professional actor’s union. 

A special day is planned for the entire family. We’re going to the theatre!  But what does that mean?  Are we seeing a movie? How do you “act out” a story?  Am I going to be scared when they turn the lights out? How do big people play “pretend”? And just who are Plink and Plunk? These mysteries and more are solved as your child is introduced to the world of theatre!  This interactive experience will meld the performing and teaching artistry of our AEA performers.

Shows will take place on the balcony of the Historic Palace Theatre, home to the Growing Stage,  before an ideal audience of no more than 50 and will last no longer than an hour in total. The first half hour will be performance based followed by a second half hour that will include the audience with a “hands on” creative dramatics experience based on the theme of the performance.  For the production of GOING TO THE THEATRE audience members will actually have the opportunity to creatively play on the company’s professional stage.

Currently in its 30th Anniversary Season of The Growing Stage the mission for the not-for-profit professional company remains to nurture the development of the performing arts through education, and to create, produce, and perform works that engage the entire family.  The Growing Stage has built a long-standing reputation as a model of excellence in theatre for young audiences and strives to develop new initiatives through the arts, on both the stage and in the classroom, which will enhance and benefit the lives of our young people across the state.