North Shore Players Youth Theatre presents our Summer Theatre Workshop for ages 8-13: July 31st-August 4, 2017
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Spring 2017 Youth Theatre Production
Full Production! (aka, not the Jr. version)
Play Dates: March 24, 25 & 26, 2017 (just completed)
It’s always a little sad when one of our shows wraps, and this is now true for NSP’s Youth Production of HONK! The good news…? Even if you missed this wonderful show, NSP’s cameras and mics did NOT miss it, so if you’d like to see it, DVDs will be available!
As a little taste, here now is the Opener for HONK!
Play announcement for HONK!
The North Shore Players Youth Theatre proudly presents the musical Honk!
The 18-member cast, ages 7 to 14, sing and dance through this retelling of the Ugly Duckling Story, as the Ugly Duckling struggles for acceptance, while avoiding two hungry Cats. Honk! is presented at Hogan Regional Auditorium, 450 Maple Street, Danvers. Performance dates are Friday, March 24 and Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., and a matinee on Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m.
This is a Photo Gallery of our HONK! Photo Ad Cards. Click on any one to see it larger!
Most recent production (March 2016):
Seussical the Musical (recent play)
Musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty based on the books of Dr. Seuss
Vision of Seussical (Director's)
The message of Seussical is that imagination and child-like problem solving can triumph over intimidating adult obstacles. This show will show that triumph through the transformational use of color and the secret weapon: the costume box (see set design).
This show will be double cast, using both a teen and children’s cast. The teens and children will work and rehearse alongside their respective double cast member to learn blocking and lines. Each cast will perform twice, and the opposite cast will watch from the front two rows of the audience when not performing. The hope is that the teens will mentor the younger children. The idea of mentor-ship serves two purposes: firstly, it will give the teens inspiration for their roles in acting like imaginative characters. Secondly, it will give the children someone to look up to and reference for character choices and learning parts.
Director Stephanie Morey-Barry link: RealSchool of Music
Press Release by Linda Greenstein:
North Shore Players youth featured in direct the imaginative “Seussical the Musical” on March 10, 11, 12 & 13 at the Hogan Regional Center Auditorium in Danvers.
The family-friendly show features many of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved characters including the Cat in the Hat. The youthful cast from across the North Shore brings the joy of Seuss’ world to life with music, dance and humor.
“Seussical is a great show for all ages,” said Director Stephanie Morey Barry. “On the surface, it's an entertaining story with many unique characters and fun plot twists. But on a deeper level it is a show about resilience, being true to yourself and finding your place in a community. There are so many great messages in this show, but the messages are done in a way that doesn't come off preachy or self-righteous. Every character is rich and dynamic but also fun to watch.”
Imagination takes stage
“When I think of this show, three words come to mind - imagine, dream, believe,” commented Music Director Marcia Groom of Salem. “I feel this is such a timeless work for youth theater because not only are we given permission to explore our imaginations and dreams but most importantly to always believe in and be yourself, truly accepting others for who they are.”
“This year we decided to do something different with our youth production,” said Morey Barry. “We have both a teen and children's casts working alongside each other. I love working with this diverse multi-age group because they both bring something extremely vital to Seussical.”
“The theme of this production is ‘imagination,’ explained Morey Barry who is also a teacher at the Real School of Music. “JoJo brings the entire show to life from what he imagines coming out of his toy box. The children help to inspire the teens with their imaginative minds and openness to try anything. The teens inspire the children with their hard work and professionalism throughout the project. There are so many fantastic opportunities for mentorship during this production!”
Noah Greenstein of Boxford is stage manager and Lucy Keller of Beverly is producer.