Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Free Shakespeare & STONC Programs

CT Free Shakespeare Announces Third Venue

                        Erin Scanlon as Juliet in a 2003 production of “Romeo and Juliet."
                    Scanlon will return as Juliet this year. Photograph by Sebastian Pacynski.

The performance schedule for Connecticut Free Shakespeare's production of "Romeo and Juliet" has expanded to include the grounds of The American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford from Aug 1 - 5. Prior to this, the play will be presented at Beardsley Zoo's Peacock Pavilion (July 13 - 15) and McLevy Green in Bridgeport (July 25 - 29).

For more information go to www.ctfreeshakespeare.org

STONC Offers Youth Education Program

                                  Students in STONC's apprentice program

Summer Theatre of New Canaan is offering several education programs for area students. The Junior Company (grades 5 - 8) will rehearse "Disney's High School Musical 2" from July 9th through the 27th, and then perform on the 27th at 3:30.

In addition, STONC offers high school students the opportunity to develop their skills in the Pre-College High School Apprentice Theater Intensive Program, which starts on June 26 and runs through July 20. For college students pursuing a career in theater arts, STONC offers a College Internship Program -- there are 14 paid positions available. Finally, there is the DramaRamas Special Needs program, which is open to students 8 - 17 years of age. The program culminates with a production of "The Wizard of Oz" on June 28.

For more information about these programs call 203-966-4634.

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