Tuesday, November 15, 2016

KEAN THEATRE CONSERVATORY ANNOUNCES 2016-2017 SEASON

Seussical rehearsal 2016Seussical
WHEN: November 11 – 19

WHERE: Wilkins Theatre,  Kean University campus, 1000 Morris Ave., Union

A fantastical musical extravaganza by Tony Award winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime). Based on the beloved children’s books of Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss), Seussical features a number of iconic characters, including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and The Whos. The production will be directed by longtime professor Holly Logue, with choreography by Michele Mossay, coordinator of Kean’s dance minor program. In a Conservatory first, the title was not selected by faculty members.

The Conservatory will begin its spring semester with

Theatre Conservatory Majors 16-17Orlando
WHEN: February 19 - 27, 2017
WHERE:
Zella Fry Theatre, Kean University campus, 1000 Morris Ave., Union

Sarah Ruhl’s celebrated adaptation of Virgina Woolf’s enigmatic novel, Orlando: A Biography, directed by E. Teresa Choate and Anna DeMers. Late in the 16th century, Queen Elizabeth I falls in love with the beauty of Orlando, a lovely boy of sixteen. He, in turn, falls passionately in love with an aristocratic Russian girl who appears to be a handsome boy. But love is fleeting, especially so as Orlando never ages and never dies. To complicate matters, romantic and otherwise, one fine morning in 17th century Constantinople, Orlando awakes to discover that he has become a she and must now adjust to living life as a woman.

An Alternate Approach: An Experiment in Perspective
coordinated by associate professor Karen Lee Hart
WHEN: March 31 - April 8, 2017
WHERE: Vaughn Eames Hall, Kean University campus, 1000 Morris Ave., Union

In this highly anticipated site-specific performance, teams of student performers, designers, choreographers, and directors will approach one theme from multiple points of view. Audiences will begin in the Zella Fry Theatre, following the actors to “a location and an ending unknown.”

TICKETS: Standard tickets to all Theatre Conservatory performances are $15, with $12 tickets available for Kean faculty, staff, and alumni, and $10 tickets available for students.
To purchase tickets or request a season brochure, please call the Kean Stage box office at 908-737-SHOW (7469), email ticket@kean.edu, or visit www.keanstage.com.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre, Kean University's Theatre Conservatory mirrors the university's mission to provide a core educational foundation based on the liberal arts. Our curricula are designed to educate theatre students to enter the realm of professional theatre, theatre education or advanced graduate studies. For more information, please call (908) 737-4420, email theatre@kean.edu, or visit www.kean.edu.