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CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF FREE SUMMER THEATER!

FREE SUMMER

THEATRE

2013

 

July 15 - August 16

BY SPECIAL ARRANGEMENT WITH THE LUCILLE LORTEL THEATRE FOUNDATION

PRESENTS THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF FREE SUMMER THEATRE

HONORABLE CHAIR: CITY COUNCIL SPEAKER CHRISTINE C.QUINN

Groups reservations can be made by calling 212-627-7373.

 

We would like to congratulate the TWUSA alumni who were nominated for a Tony Award this season:

Richard Kind, The Big Knife- Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Amanda Green, Hands on a Hardbody- Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
Benji Pasak & Justin Paul,  A Christmas Story, The Musical- Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre

We'd also like to congratulate Joe Robinette, the author of our production of Charlotte’s Web, for his nomination for Best Book of a Musical for A Christmas Story, The Musical.

 

 

 

Blog from the Road

Letter of the Week

 

Blog from the Road

Follow Theatreworks USA's touring companies as they travel across the country!

Storytelling in Newark, NJ

Just because our tours are on hiatus for the summer doesn't mean we get a vacation!  Even when school is out, we are constantly trying to find ways to bring the unique experience of theatre to as many kids as we can.  This summer, we've teamed up with The Prudential Foundation to bring two outstanding artists-in-residence to three different camps in Newark, New Jersey.  Queen Nur, an African-American storyteller, and Felix Pitre, a Latin American storyteller, musician, and author, are working with over 130 kids ranging from 4 to 13 years old in a series of workshops that encourage the exploration of storytelling, singing, music, dance, language, and culture.  We were excited to see all of the kids jump right in from Day 1 and can't wait to see how far they will have come by the end!

Check out some pictures from the very first workshop with Felix Pitre at La Casa De Don Pedro!  And to see more pictures, you can view the entire album on Facebook.

 

 

The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe cast goes to Disneyland!

So this is what happens when the boys go away, and the girls get to play...

I'm celebrating VACATION!!!

The ladies doing the Muppet Dance!

Mouse Butt Ears

Minnie Mouse Brown

Who you callin' Goofy?

LWW et Leur Petit Castle

Birthday Ears!

The most sparkly wonderful fireworks EVER!!!

The Lion, The Witch, & The Wardrobe cast takes on the Grand Canyon!

So, after last week's craziness, I will only send good news and fun from this week. We had lots of good shows, and took ourselves on a ride up to the Grand Canyon.

We spent the night in Flagstaff and bought groceries for a cook-out at the Canyon... much to our chagrin, there are NOT any grills at the Grand Canyon...

so we bought Hamburgers and Hot Dogs just before low blood sugar gave rise to mutiny. Here are pics from the day. :-)

                  - Nellie Beavers

Gary taking photos of Sunset Crater and Mt. Humphrey - AZ's highest point, 12,000 + feet

Jennifer and Kristin at the Painted Desert

Jennifer and David peeping out of the Pueblo Ruins

     

TJ taking in the beginnings of the Grand Canyon

   

Our picnic-remix with Aramark Burgers

and El-Dub-Dub (LWW) Fixins

Kristin certainly did NOT feed this raven a baked Cheetoh

Nellie at Watchtower - Desert View, Grand Canyon

 

                 

Desert View, Grand Canyon - See the                             

Colorado River winding its way through?

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Letter of the Week

Here you'll find featured letters from the fan mail we receive each week from students and teachers across the country who have enjoyed our performances.

This week's letter is from Rachel.

This week's letter is from Cierra.

This week's letter is from Kaitlyn.

: This week's letter is from Cynthia.

This week's letter is from Ryan.

: This week's letter is from Gabrielle Compton, a Kindergarten teacher at PS 108Q in Queens.

This week's letter is from Maranda.

: This week's letter is from Sarah.

This week's letter is from Lanisha.

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