Saturday, December 26, 2015

AMBITIOUS STUDENT MUSICALS & PLAYS IN TEANECK, NJ

Black Box Studios celebrates the New Year with a new home. Set in the heart of vibrant Teaneck, NJ, the Black Box Performing Arts Center offers the opportunity  for more robust programming in 2016. Continuing their commitment to serve the NJ arts community, the January 2016 repertoire includes a high-level teen ensemble productions of Bat Boy: The Musical, and Other Desert Cities; as well as student productions of How I Learned to Drive, and Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition.

WHERE: The Black Box Performance Arts Center is located at 200 Walraven Dr. (just off Palisade Ave.), Teaneck, NJ
TICKETS: $10 and available at www.blackboxnynj.com.

Bat Boy: The Musical
Presented by the Black Box Studios' Teen Musical Theater Ensemble
Book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming; Music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe; Musical direction by Brody Greif; Choreographed by Michelle Puskas; Directed by Matt Okin.

WHEN: Jan 7-13, Thu, Jan 7 at 8:00 pm; Sat, Jan 9 at 7pm; Wed, Jan 13 at 9pm; Thu, Jan 14 at 8:30pm; Sat, Jan 16 at 9pm.
TICKETS: $10.00
Direct link to purchase tickets: http://tinyurl.com/hjwshmu

Based on a story in The Weekly World News, Bat Boy: The Musical is a musical comedy/horror show about a half boy/half bat creature who is discovered in a cave near Hope Falls, West Virginia.


Other Desert Cities
Presented by the Black Box Studios' Teen Drama Ensemble
Written by Jon Robin Baitz; Directed by Matt Okin.

WHEN: Jan 9-18, Sat, Jan 9 at 9pm; Sun, Jan 10 at 7pm; Sat, Jan 16 at 7pm; Sun, Jan 17 at 8pm; Mon, Jan 18 at 7:30pm.
TICKETS
: $10.00
Direct link to purchase tickets: http://tinyurl.com/onbsxfw

Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her family. Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir dredging up a pivotal and tragic event in the family's history-a wound they don't want reopened. In effect, she draws a line in the sand and dares them all to cross it.


How I Learned to Drive
Presented by the Black Box Studios' Adult Acting Workshop
Written by Paula Vogel; Directed by Matt Okin and Dina Heiss.

WHEN: Jan 10-13, Sun, Jan 10 at 9pm; Mon, Jan 11 at 8pm; Wed, Jan 13 at 7pm.
TICKETS
: $10.00
Direct link to purchase tickets: http://tinyurl.com/gvqu69f

A wildly funny, surprising and devastating tale of survival as seen through the lens of a troubling relationship between a young girl and an older man. How I Learned to Drive is the story of a woman who learns the rules of the road and life from behind the wheel.


Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition
Presented by the Black Box Studios' Musical Theater Workshop for Kids
Book and lyrics by John Dempsey; Based on a story by John Dempsey and Hugh Murphy; Music by Dana P. Rowe; Adapted by Marc Tumminelli; Musical direction by Brody Greif; Choreographed by Michelle Puskas; Directed by student Sari Rosen.

WHEN: Jan 12-17, Tue, Jan 12 at 7pm; Thu, Jan 14 at 6:30pm; Sun, Jan 17 at 5:30pm.
TICKETS: $10.00
Direct link to purchase tickets: http://tinyurl.com/ohhafe4

This girl-loves-ghoul rock and roll musical is set in the atomic 1950s at Enrico Fermi High, where the law is laid down by a zany, tyrannical principal. Pretty senior Toffee has fallen for the class bad boy. Family pressure forces her to end the romance, and he charges off on his motorcycle to the nuclear waste dump. He returns glowing and determined to reclaim Toffee's heart.


Bat Boy: The Musical, Other Desert Cities and How I Learned to Drive are presented in special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

Zombie Prom: Atomic Edition is presented in special arrangement with Samuel French Inc.


About Black Box Studios (BBS):

Based in Teaneck, NJ, BBS offers collaborative theater workshops and performance for adults, teens, and children. Cutting-edge productions and innovative programs for students of all ages, experience levels, and backgrounds run year-round.

BBS teaches using an improv-based method that BBS' founders developed during their years working in theater in New York City. BBS also teaches acting classes and runs drama clubs in private and day schools in Bergen County and the Greater New York area. BBS offers private coaching in acting, singing, and musical theater, and has a popular summer intensive theater programs for kids and teens.

The experience of Black Box's professional teaching artists covers all disciplines- acting, singing, dancing, music performance and composition, directing, producing, writing, managing, and lighting and comes from Broadway, off-Broadway, film, concerts, television, and new media.

http://www.blackboxnynj.com/