Monday, January 2, 2017

“SPRING AWAKENING” PLAYS THIS WEEKEND IN BLOOMFIELD

The New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts Encore Theatre Company presents:

Spring Awakening-Program (Color)SPRING AWAKENING

WHERE: WESTMINSTER ARTS THEATRE, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ.
WHEN: Friday, January 6, @ 8:00 PM, Saturday, January 7, @ 8:00 PM, Sunday, January 8, @ 3:00 PM
TICKETS:  $20. to purchase, go to: www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2712535

Spring Awakening is a rock musical with music by Duncan Sheik and a book and lyrics by Steven Sater. It is based on the German play Spring Awakening from 1891, by Frank Wedekind. The musical is set in late-19th-century Germany, and tells the story of teenagers discovering the inner and outer tumult of teenage sexuality.

The original Broadway production won 8 Tony Awards, including Tonys for Best Musical, Direction, Book, Score and Featured Actor, and the original cast album received a Grammy Award.

This Encore Theatre production of SPRING AWAKENING is directed by Robin Irwin. Robin is an award-winning director and producer. She has also appeared on Broadway and in numerous National Tours; Regional and Off-Broadway theaters and television. She has sung with symphony orchestras from Tokyo to Berlin and has done voiceovers for everything from baby food to chain saws. Robin teaches master classes and workshops throughout the country and is a much sought after private coach, with students attending the most prestigious theater programs or booking their first nations tour or Broadway show. She serves as an adjunct faculty at Montclair State University, and in the past at New York University (Tisch), New York Film Academy, The Lee Strasberg Institute of Theater and Film. Executive producer, Montclair State Theater Night Awards; director/producer of 40+ plays, musicals, benefits, and events.

The show will also feature Perry Award winner, David Maglione as the Music Director, and Zakiya Atkinson as Choreographer

Founded in 2004, the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts (www.njactors.org) in Bloomfield, NJ has provided comprehensive professional acting training for adults, teens and children. More than 3,000 students, some of whom have gone on to pursue professional acting careers, have taken classes at the school since it opened its doors eleven years ago.

All proceeds will benefit programs of NJSDA, a 501 C-3 Not-for-profit educational organization.