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Arts Production & Performance
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Upcoming Events

The Arts Guild at Neumann University was established in 1991 to enhance the high level of cultural enrichment presented to the Delaware Valley Community. The eight member organizations, Center Stage Productions, the Cultural Arts Forum, the Delaware County Symphony, International Ballet Classique, the Neumann University Art Gallery, the Neumann University Concert Chorale, the Neumann University Jazz Band, and the Neumann University Players, offer performances and seminars in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in an atmosphere that offers fine acoustics, architectural excellence, and comfortable continental seating. For more information on any of our programming, please contact the Neumann University Office of Cultural Programming by calling 610-558-5626.

 

All events held in the Meagher Theatre located in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center on the Neumann University campus unless otherwise noted. General/ticketing information may be obtained by calling 610-558-5626 unless otherwise noted.

 

Children’s Theatre

Rumpelstiltskin Revisited
A children's participatory play by Guy J. Jackson
Thursday, July 7 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, July 8, 9 • 11:00 a.m.

(running time approx. 50 minutes)
A raucous, campy fracturing of the classic fairy tale, this delightful storyteller version guarantees to please you. Pity poor Lilie who lives in medieval Germany with her absent-minded father. Her father wildly claims she can perform all sorts of impossible tasks. Taking a job in the castle, Lilie is commanded by the queen to bake diamond pies and sweep dust into silk. She meets the irascible Rumpelstiltskin who agrees to use his magical powers to assist her until his greediness puts the budding friendship to the test. Sure to have you giggling with delight, the outlandish Rumpelstiltskin Revisited is a riot for all ages.
ADMISSION: General $8; Group prices available. Call 610-558-5626.

 

James and the Giant Peach, Jr.
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
Based on the book by Roald Dahl
Thursday, July 28 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, July 29, 30 • 11:00 a.m.

(running time approx. 70 minutes)
A delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure, a boy and his insect friends take an amazing journey across the ocean. When James is
sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that grows a tremendous peach which rolls into the ocean and launches a
journey of enormous proportions. James befriends a collection of singing insects that ride the giant piece of fruit across the ocean, facing hunger, sharks, and plenty of disagreements along the way. This “masterpeach” of a tale is a must see by audiences young and old.
ADMISSION: General $8; Group prices available. Call 610-558-5626.

 

 

Legally Blonde, Jr.
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture

Thursday, August 4 • 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, August 5, 6 • 11:00 a.m.

(running time approx. 75 minutes)
Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by glittery pink storm in this fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and Broadway musical. The show is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. Come watch the transformation of Elle
Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. As she outsmarts her peers, Elle realizes that law may be her natural calling in life.
Legally Blonde, Jr. promises to produce energetic dance numbers, exciting music and lots of fun!
ADMISSION: General $8; Group prices available. Call 610-558-5626.

 


Summer Theatre Camps

Center Stage Productions camps are designed for young people entering kindergarten through twelfth grades. Sessions include acting, movement, voice training, and stage crafts. They provide opportunity for talented and creative students to experience theater in a safe and trusting environment. The participants will be personally involved in the dynamics of combined art forms, the challenges of creative self-expression, and the appreciation of theater as a major cultural development. All classes are held in the Neumann University Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center and the surrounding campus facilities.

 

Workshop I:
Theatre Camp for Little People

June 27 to July 15 (No class July 1 & 5)
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

This workshop is open to approximately 25 students entering kindergarten through third grades. It is designed to introduce young people to theatre. Students will experience every aspect of play-acting from mind pictures to performing. All activities will offer a variety of challenges to accommodate the range of abilities among the students. A show will be performed on July 15th.
COST: $370

 

Workshop II:
Introduction to Theatre

June 27 to July 15 (No class July 1 & 5)
10:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m.

The workshop is designed for fourth and fifth grade students who would like to introduce themselves to the stage. The participants will work on various acting skills by using improvisations, stage games, stage crafts and a short play script to produce a 30-minute production. The showcase will be performed for parents and friends on July 15th.
COST: $370

 

Workshop III:
Showcase Workshop

June 27 to July 23 (No class July 1 & 5)
10:00 a.m. − 3:30 p.m. (also two possible evening rehearsals)

This workshop is open to approximately 40 students entering sixth through ninth grades. Each session is devoted to developing various theatrical skills. A culminating
theatre production (James and the Giant Peach, Jr.) will be produced and performed for parents, friends, and community members. Performances will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre on July 21, 22, and 23. Tickets will be available through the Office for Cultural Programming in the Bruder Life Center. Call 610-558-5626 for reservations.
COST: $500

 

 

Workshop IV:
High School Ensemble

July 5 to July 30
1:00 p.m. − 3:30 p.m. (also two possible evening rehearsals)

This workshop is open to approximately 20 students entering ninth grade through young adult. The class will encourage cooperative learning while concentrating on
storytelling and performing. Performances will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre on July 28, 29, and 30. Tickets will be available through the Office for Cultural Programming in the Bruder Life Center. Call 610-558-5626 for reservations.
COST: $200

 


 

Center Stage Productions

10th Annual CSP Cabaret Dinner
Friday, October 28 • 7:00 p.m.
Austin Room, Upper Chichester, PA
Catering by Lia's

Come to a nostalgic tribute to many Broadway musicals produced by Center Stage Productions. The theater ensemble will offer a cabaret-style program featuring a buffet dinner, refreshments, and musical performances by cast members dating back to 1983. The evening will include some of Broadway’s best musical solos, duets and company numbers.
Call 610-558-5626 for more information and reservations.
ADMISSION: $45 per person (reservations necessary)

 

 


Art Exhibits

Howard McCoy
Photo by Howard McCoy
Brianna Noce
Photo by Brianna Noce

If you are an artist or know someone who is looking for a “gallery” in which to display an art collection, Neumann University can help. We will serve as a host site for emerging artists from the surrounding area to exhibit a body of artwork. This is an excellent opportunity to share your artistic talent with the University and the greater community. Art exhibits will hang in the University Library and typically run for two months. All works displayed will be in congruence with the mission of Neumann University.


To obtain a schedule of upcoming art exhibits or for more information regarding exhibit proposals, please contact the Office of Cultural Programming via telephone at 610-558-5626, or via e-mail at dimarinn@neumann.edu.

 

Neumann University Student Art Exhibit

Library Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
Wednesday, May 18 – Tuesday, August 23
ADMISSION: FREE

 

Alexandra Fantini
Howard McCoy
Collage by
Alexandra Fantini
Photo by
Howard McCoy

 

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