Spring Performance Project: Guys and Dolls JR.,Ages 8-17
The Henry Mancini Academy Performance Project is your chance to shine! These weekly classes function as professional-level rehearsals, culminating in two performances in the fabulous Black Box Theater at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center. Our student performers are led by a team of experienced, professional instructors acting as the Creative Team of director, choreographer, and music director. This class provides an invaluable opportunity for students to develop a rehearsal process, building performance skills, professionalism, collaboration, and responsibility. We help to build the stars of tomorrow by focusing on vital musical theater skills: vocal harmonies, choreography, acting and character work.
Guys and Dolls JR. is an adaptation of the show considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy. Its namesake ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950 and won numerous Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Frank Loesser’s brassy, immortal score and witty book makes Guys and Dolls JR. a perennial crowd pleaser.
Set in Damon Runyon’s New York City, Guys and Dolls JR. follows gambler, Nathan Detroit, as he tries to find the cash to set up the biggest crap game in town while the authorities breathe down his neck; meanwhile, his girlfriend and nightclub performer, Adelaide, laments that they’ve been engaged for fourteen years without ever getting married. Nathan turns to fellow gambler, Sky Masterson, for the dough, but Sky ends up chasing the straight-laced missionary, Sarah Brown. Guys and Dolls JR. takes us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, but everyone eventually ends up right where they belong.
Registration for 1 skill class is required to take this class (tuition waived for 1 skill class). Choose from skill classes on Tuesdays. Teens aged 13-17 will consult with program director for skill class design.
$395 per semester (fee includes one skill class), 4:45 pm- 7:45 pm, Thursdays.
Tech Week: May 9, 10, and 11, 2018 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
2 Performances: May 12, 2018, 3pm and 6 pm (Saturday)
Tickets sold through the LPPAC Box Office ONLY!
Ticket sales start April 1, 2018. You must call to reserve your seats. Please let them know if you require any special seating.
$10 for adults, $5 for students. 724-576-4644 x1001, x1002, x1003