Thursday, June 28, 2018

4 SHOWS COMPRISE PIXIE DUST PLAYERS’ SUMMER SEASON

This summer, we are thrilled to adapt Bring it On, The Musical into a junior version!

We are thrilled  that director/founder Lindsay Maron will be working with the creators of Bring it On (Jeff Whitty, Amanda Green, Tom Kitt, and Lin-Manuel Miranda) to create a brand new Junior Version!

Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of Campbell Davis, a young cheerleader who dreams of leading her squad to victory at a National competition. The story focuses on the world of competitive cheerleading and the intense rivalries it creates. Campbell’s future is secure: handsome boyfriend, a killer squad, and the newly awarded title of cheer captain. Suddenly, however, she is mysteriously reassigned to another school: the inner-city Jackson High, where she knows hardly anyone and worse: they don’t have a cheerleading squad! Despite the challenges of fitting in at a new school, Campbell befriends some tough girls on the dance squad and helps them become a powerhouse competitor for the National Cheerleading Championships.

WHEN: Friday, July 20 (7:30pm), Saturday, July 21 (7:30pm), Sunday, July 22 (2:00pm), Friday, July 27 (7:30pm), Saturday, July 28 (7:30pm), Sunday, July 29 (2:00pm)
WHERE:
UCPAC Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
Tickets

Based on the beloved Disney animated film, and featuring a jazzy, upbeat score, Disney’s The Aristocats KIDS is a non-stop thrill ride of feline fun, complete with unbelievable twists and turns. In the heart of Paris, a kind and eccentric millionairess wills her entire estate to Duchess, her high-society cat, and her three little kittens. Laughs and adventure ensue as the greedy, bumbling butler pulls off the ultimate catnap caper. Now it's up to the rough-and-tumble alley cat, Thomas O'Malley, and his band of swingin' jazz cats to save the day.

This 30-minute workshop production is perfect for young audiences!

WHEN: Friday, July 13 (7:00pm); Saturday, July 14 (11:00am, 2:00pm, 7:00pm)
WHERE:
UCPAC Hamilton Stage, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway
Tickets

We are thrilled to be working with MTI and the creators to present the first ever pilot production of this adaptation!

Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence and psychokinetic powers. She's unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly loveable Miss Honey. Over the course of her first term at school, Matilda and Miss Honey have a profound effect on each other's lives, as Miss Honey begins not only to recognize but also appreciate Matilda's extraordinary personality. Matilda's school life isn't completely smooth sailing, however – the school's mean headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, hates children and just loves thinking up new punishments for those who don't abide by her rules. But Matilda has courage and cleverness in equal amounts, and could be the school pupils' saving grace!

WHEN: ​Friday, August 3 (7:30pm); Saturday, August 4 (11:00am); Sunday, August 5 (1:00pm and 5:00pm)
WHERE:
UCPAC, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets

Based on the original Broadway production that ran for over thirteen years and was nominated for nine Tony Awards, and the Academy Award-winning motion picture, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. is a fantastic adaptation of the story of transformation and tolerance. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR. features some of the most popular songs ever written by Alan Menken and the late Howard Ashman, along with new songs by Mr. Menken and Tim Rice.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed to his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

WHEN: Friday, August 24 (7:00pm); Saturday, August 25 (3:00pm and 7:00pm); Sunday, August 26 (1:00pm)
WHERE:
UCPAC, 1601 Irving St., Rahway
Tickets