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Music by Book and Lyrics by Robert and Willie Reale Based on the books by Arnold Lobel
WHEN: July 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m., July 7, 8, 14, 15 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit Click for Tickets!
Based on Arnold Lobel's well-loved books, and a Broadway hit with three Tony Award nominations, this whimsical musical follows two great friends—the cheerful Frog and the rather grumpy Toad—and their forest friends through four fun-filled seasons. A Year with Frog and Toad tells the story of a friendship that endures and celebrates the differences that make everyone unique and special.
Directed by Matthew Green Music Direction by Daphne Meng Choreography by Alexa Kerner
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Book by Michael Stewart Music by Charles Strouse Lyrics by Lee Adams
WHEN: July 27, 28, August 3 and 4 at 7:30 p.m., July 28, 29 & August 4, 5 at 2:00 p.m. WHERE: Summit Playhouse, 10 New England Ave., Summit
Put on a Happy Face! It's the 1960s, Army-bound rock star Conrad Birdie is the talk of the town, and All-American girl Kim MacAfee is chosen for a very public farewell kiss before his departure. Kids, parents, and show biz people hilariously collide as Sweet Apple, Ohio prepares for the big event. With two Broadway runs and a hit motion picture, this classic musical is a fun time for the whole family.
Directed by John Ertman Music Direction by Natalie Pereira Choreography by Lara Gavagan
Limited spots remain for our Summer Stage Youth Acting Workshop. Students ages 8-13 will work on monologues, scene work, acting through song, commercial acting, and auditioning skills. The 2-week session will culminate in a Showcase with an invited audience.
WHEN: July 2-6 & July 9-13 (no class July 4th ) 11:00am-2:00pm TUITION: $415 Sign Up Today
The Showcase will be presented the last hour of the last session.