Theater Project Jr presents
WHEN: August 10 –12, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM / Saturday and Sunday at 2 PM
WHERE: Hamilton Stage / Union County Performing Arts Center, 360 Hamilton St., Rahway, NJ
TIX: www.ucpac.org/events or TheTheaterProject.org
Jerry Herman's ever-popular musical based on Thornton Wilder's timeless play reminds us that it's never too soon or too late to seek out new adventures that recapture the joy of being alive. Our 15 young actors are discovering the joy of performing in live theater, some for the very first time, under the expert guidance of director Mary A. Iannelli.
Fourteen New Jersey young people will perform in Hello, Dolly! this year’s presentation by THEATER PROJECT JR. Each summer, the program takes students (ages 8 & up) through an eight-week course that culminates in four performances for friends, family and the community. Along the way, students sing, dance, act, build confidence in themselves, make friends and have a wonderful time.
“The kids are thrilled about performing in such a prestigious environment,” says the program’s director/producer Mary Iannelli, who has helmed the program for over 10 years. “Doing the show in such a beautiful venue really validates their hard work.”
Theater Project Jr has been getting rave reviews from parents and children who return to the program year after year. “Mary challenges each of her kids, and every year they learn and grow as actors. Mary has also created a family atmosphere where the kids all look out for one another and enjoy performing together,” says one parent. “I just can't say enough wonderful things about the program.”
The young people performing in the show are drawn from Union County and beyond by the program’s reputation for providing a happy, supportive setting for budding actors.
Come join in the discovery!