ESCAPE TO THE ISLANDS THIS SUMMER WITH HITS THEATRE!
Embark on a journey to paradise this summer with four different island themed production classes.
Dance on the beach in Once on this Island Jr., sail away to the tropics in Moana Jr., and plunder for treasure in How I Became a Pirate.
Classes available for students entering Kindergarten in the fall through graduated seniors.
ONCE ON THIS ISLAND JR
With its poignant story and catchy Caribbean-flavored score, Once on This Island Jr. is a highly original theatrical adaptation of the popular fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, from the legendary writing team, Ahrens and Flaherty. Through almost non-stop song and dance, this full-hearted musical tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island. Ti Moune embarks on a quest that will test the strength of her love against the powerful forces of prejudice, hatred, and even death.
HOW I BECAME A PIRATE
Sail off on a fantastic musical excursion when a band of comical pirates lands at North Beach looking for an expert digger to join their crew. Braid Beard and his mates enlist young Jeremy Jacob as they look for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Jeremy finds that adventuring can be lots of fun, but also learns that love and home are treasures you can’t find on any map! The whole family will love this delightful and swashbuckling musical adventure.
DISNEY’S MOANA JR
Disney’s Moana Jr. is a 60-minute musical based on the 2016 Disney animated movie Moana, about the strong-willed daughter of the chief of a Polynesian village, who is chosen by the ocean itself to reunite a mystical relic with a goddess. When a blight strikes her island, Moana sets sail in search of Maui, a legendary demigod, in the hope of returning the heart of Te Fiti and saving her people. The musical features songs written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Opetaia Foa’i.
Shaina Taub’s Musical
“If music be the food of love, play on” – Shaina Taub’s blissful musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night is a place where people of all ages, races, and genders live in harmony, with just enough gossip and misunderstanding to keep things interesting. On the fantastic shores of Illyria, Shakespeare’s spoken language is abridged alongside Ms. Taub’s motley songs. Irresistibly tuneful, they also slyly illuminate the play’s investigations into love, cruelty and, above all, the mutable nature of self. The show’s concluding, celebratory song asks us to “see through the eyes of another, hear through the ears of somebody else.”
Grades 3-5 June 15-20
Students in 3rd-5th grade will recreate and re-imagine musical numbers such as “Dancing Queen”, “Take A Chance On Me”, “Knowing Me, Knowing You” and “Super Trouper”.
Grades 3-5 June 22-27
Students in 3rd-5th grade will recreate and re-imagine musical numbers from Spongebob Squarepants Movie and Sponge out of Water and Sponge on the Run such as “Jelly Fish Jam”, “F.U.N. Song”, “Kickstart My Heart” and “Ripped Pants”.
Rocketman & In the Heights
Grades 6-12 August 10-15
Students in 6th-12th grade will recreate and re-imagine musical numbers from Rocketman and In The Heights such as “Crocodile Rock”, “Rocket Man”, “I’m Still Standing”, “When You’re Home”, “Breathe” and “Carnaval del Barrio”