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Smash musical HAIRSPRAY continues at Steel River Playhouse this weekend! Community Day on Saturday!

June 15, 2012

As Hairspray continues its run at Steel River this weekend, the Playhouse will also be celebrating its new name and new facade, and the community is invited to participate tomorrow, June 16th, during a Community Day. Details below can be found at the Steel River website.

Join us for Community Day!
Saturday, June 16
at Steel River Playhouse, 245 E. High Street, Pottstown, PA 19464

Celebrate our Grand Re-Opening with free workshops, guest artists, refreshments, tours, and giveaways!  Come see our new façade and marquee, a welcoming outdoor plaza, and a renovated lobby.

Guest artists include Robb Curtis Brown, High School Musical 3, It’s Complicated, Dreamgirls, Bruce Almighty; BJ Ellis, executive director and performer for The N Crowd, and widely regarded as one of the top short-form improv specialists in Philadelphia.  John Moletress, founder of the Washington D.C. – based Factory 449: a theatre collective (2011 Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding Emerging Theatre Company), and force/collision, an interdisciplinary performance ensemble.  Guest artist at Steel River Playhouse directing The Crucible, and Pippin.  Neal Newman, director of classical, Shakespeare, modern theater, musicals, and opera, including off-Broadway and Shakespeare in the Park.  Guest artist and instructor at Steel River Playhouse directing Ragtime, A Christmas Carol, Toys in the Attic.   Robert Snow, script and screenwriter and director, his first short, The Blue Die, won the Film of Highest Distinction Award at the Siouxland International Film Festival.  His thesis film, Bunny, premiered at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.  Bob is now a staff writer for New Girl starring Zooey Deschanel; and Lisa Waltz, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Reckless, Yours, Mine and Ours, Pet Sematary Two.  Currently, she’s working on a new series with Eric McCormack and a film about working actors.

Community Day Schedule

9:30 AM – Summer Camp Info Session – Steve Reazor, Education Dir.

10:00 AM – Music, Movement and Me with Deedee Mann (Grades K through 4); Comedy-Improv Workshop with BJ Ellis (Grades 5 through 8); Vocal Evaluations with Deborah Stimson-Snow (Grades 5 through Adult) Private 10-minute voice sessions with Artistic Director; Cold Reading and Monologue Workshop with Robb Curtis Brown (Observers – all ages, and Participants – Grades 8 – Adult pre-register with marta@steelriver.com)

11:00 AM – Exploring Drama with Steve Reazor (Grades K through 4); Acting Fun & Games with Phil Ballantine (Grades 5 through 8); Vocal Evaluations with Deborah Stimson-Snow (Grades 5 through Adult) – Private 10-minute sessions with Master Instructor; Comedy-Improv Workshop with BJ Ellis (Grades 8 through Adult); Cold Reading and Monologue Workshop with Robb Curtis Brown (see above)

12 NOON – Music, Movement and Me with Deedee Mann (Grades K – 4); Getting Ready to Sing Workshop with Margaret Curry (Grades 2 through 4); Finding your Inner Shakespeare: First Steps to Approaching the Bard with Neal Newman (Grades 5 through Adult); Surviving College Auditions: Practical Advice on School Selection, Audition Prep, Managing Expectations, and Family Bonding with Marta Kiesling and John Moletress (Grades 8 through 12, and parents)

1:00 PM – Acting Fun and Games with Steve Reazor (Grades K – 4); Inside the Directing Process with Neal Newman (Grades 5 to Adult); Out of your Mind: Movement and Visualization Workshop with John Moletress (Grades 5 to Adult)

2:00 PM – The Inside Scoop: Celebrity Stories with Lisa Waltz, Robb Curtis and Neal Newman (All Ages) Backstage chatter about working with Al Pacino, Zac Efron, Patrick Dempsey, Ashton Kutcher, Ashley Tisdale, Sylvester Stallone, Laurence Olivier, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey, Robert Redford, Barbara Streisand, Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Blythe Danner, Angela Lansbury, and more!

3:00 PM – From Page to Stage (and Screen!): Real Stories on How to get your New Work on its Feet with John Moletress, & SKYPE interview with Bobby Snow. (Grades 5 – Adult); Summer Camp Info Session with Steve Reazor, Education Director

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