Monday, August 6, 2012


The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre Present


WHEN: August 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM
Madison High School, 170 Ridgedale Avenue in Madison
$10 for adults and $5 for students/child. For tickets, call the box office at 973.514.1787 X31.
There will no charge for Senior Citizens who should call the Senior Center at 973.593.3095 to secure their tickets.


The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre present Showstoppers. The production will be directed by Kasey Colligan and Brian Lang. The cast features youth performers: Sean Bennett, Erin Colligan, Adam Hadim, Anya Hadim, Tanner Lauchnor, Olivia Matos, Sophia Matos, Kathryn McManus, Kristen McManus, Maggie Murad, Evi O’Hara-Short, Lily O’Hara-Short, Katerina Rettino, Emily Ruina, Erin Salko, Maggie Salko, Brianna Scalley, Emma Schuszler, Bill Wagstaff.

Showstoppers is a showcase of some of Broadway's most memorable songs. Junior school aged actors and actress show off their singing, dancing, and acting talents in this two-night performance.

“This partnership with the Borough of Madison Recreation Department is a great example of how non-profit organizations and government can collaborate to keep the cultural quality of life healthy,” said John Pietrowski, Playwrights Theatre’s Artistic Director. “These talented student artists are working really hard to put on a great show. We hope everyone will come out and see it.”

About The Production:
Showstoppers is the second co-production between The Madison Recreation Department and Playwrights Theatre, which has been located in Madison for 26 years. The production is also supported by the Borough of Madison’s Jim Burnet, and Director of Recreation, Zach Ellis.


About Playwrights Theatre:

Founded in 1986, Playwrights Theatre is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit professional theatre and arts education institution dedicated to developing and nurturing the dramatic imagination of artists, students, and audiences. Our New Play Program creates development opportunities for professional writers through readings, workshops and productions, and invites audiences to participate in authentic feedback experiences. Our New Jersey Writers Project, Poetry Out Loud, New Jersey Young Playwrights Contest and Festival, and Creative Arts Academy programs provide a comprehensive and hands-on arts education experience to over 31,000 students, Pre-K through adult.

Writers in the New Play Program are drawn from across the country, including our affiliation with the National New Play Network, a nation-wide group of theatres dedicated to the development and production of new work. Teaching Artists in our Education Programs are professional artists working in their field in the New Jersey, New York, and Philadelphia metropolitan areas. From 2003-2012, we have been designated a Major Arts Institution by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts (along with only four other theatres: The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, George Street Playhouse, McCarter Theatre Center and Paper Mill Playhouse) as “an anchor institution that contributes vitally to the quality of life in New Jersey.”

Funding for our activities comes from: the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the F.M. Kirby Foundation, Inc., Bank of America, Dramatist Guild Fund, Horizon Foundation of New Jersey, The Prudential Foundation, The Shubert Foundation, The Victoria Foundation, and many corporations, foundations and individuals.
Playwrights Theatre is a member of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance, the National New Play Network, and Madison Arts & Culture Alliance.