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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 nine 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, the Neumann University Players, and Stages of Imagination, 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.

CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Children’s Theatre

Little Red and the Hoods

Thursday through Saturday, July 10,11,12, 2014      11:00 a.m.
(running time approx. 45 minutes)

A Children’s Participatory Play By Karen Boettcher-Tate

 

This delightful tale of Little Red Riding Hood is told with modern lessons for today’s children. As the story goes, Little Red is taking cookies to her grandmother when she encounters Harry Wolf. Harry works for the notorious gang leader, Ma Sugar Lump, and wants to steal the recipe to the cookies. The pack of meanies can then bake more cookies, sell them to others and become rich! Fortunately, their plot fails. This play teaches its young audiences about not judging people by their looks, how to protect themselves from strangers and the importance of reading. With plenty of participation, this show is both fun and educational.

ADMISSON: General $7; Groups of 15 or more $5 each

 

 

Godspell, Jr.

Thursday through Saturday, July 24, 25, 26, 2014    11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 24, 2014     7:30 p.m.
(running time approx. 75 minutes)

Originally adapted and Produced for the New York Stage by Edgar Lansbury, Stuart Duncan, Joseph Beruh

Originally Conceived and Directed by John-Michael Tebelak

Music and New Lyrics by Stephen Schwartz

 

Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew and boasting a sparkling score, Godspell, Jr., features the international hit “Day by Day, as well as, Prepare Ye The Way Of The Lord, Learn Your Lessons Well, All For the Best, and All Good Gifts.  In this energetic, uplifting musical, the parables of Jesus Christ come to life with abundant humanity and heart. Drawing from various theatrical traditions, such as clowning, pantomime, acrobatics and vaudeville, Godspell, Jr. is a unique reflection on the life of Jesus with a message of kindness, tolerance and love. Performed by students, this show will inspire the young and the old alike.

ADMISSON: General $7; Groups of 15 0r more $5 each

 

 

Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.

Thursday, July 31, 2014   7:00 p.m.

Friday, August 1 and Saturday, August 2, 2014     11:00 a.m.
(running time approx. 75 minutes)

Music and Lyrics by Sammy Cahn, Sammy Fain, Michelle Tumes, Xavier Atencio, George Bruns, Jack Lawrence, Frank Churchill, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Oliver Wallace and Ray Kelley

Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Lyrics by Eric Svejcar

Book Adopted  and Additional Lyrics by David Zellnik

Based on the screen play by Ted Sears, Erdman Penner, Bill Peet, Winston Hibler, Joe Rinaldi, Milt Banta, Ralph Wright and William Cotrell

Based on the play by J. M. Barrie

 

Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Neverland. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians, and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook! Based on the Disney film and J. M. Barrie’s enchanting play, Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. is a modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn’t grow up. The show includes some of the Disney classics, such as, Following the Leader, You Can Fly, The Second Star to the Right and Yo Ho, A pirate’s Life for Me. The performance, staged by high school students, is fun for the entire family.

ADMISSON: General $7; Groups of 15 0r more $5 each

 

CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Summer Theatre Workshops


Theatre Camp for Little People

Workshop I: June 30 – July 18    (no class on July 4th)

Time: 10:00 am –3:30 pm

Cost: $345.00

This workshop is open to approximately twenty-five 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 showcase performance will be performed on July 18.

 

 

Introduction to Theatre
Workshop II: June 30 – July 26   (no class on July 4th)
Time: 10:00 am –3:30 pm

Cost: $345.00

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 thirty minute production. The showcase will be performed for parents and friends on July 18.

 

 

Showcase Workshop

Workshop II: June 30 – July 26   (no class on July 4th)

Time: 10:00 am – 3:30 pm (also two possible evening rehearsals)

Cost: $480

Each session is devoted to developing various theatrical skills and culminates in a theatre production performed for the general public. The participants will produce the children’s musical, Godspell, Jr., which will be performed at Neumann’s Meagher Theatre on July 24, 25, and 26. Tickets are available through the Cultural Programming Office by calling 610-558-5626.

 

 

High School Ensemble - Children’s Theatre Workshop
Workshop IV: July 8 – August 2

Time: 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $150

The program, open to high school students, is dedicated to encouraging cooperative learning while concentrating on storytelling and performance and musical skills. The students will produce Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. which will play on the Neumann’s Meagher Theatre stage on July 31 through August 2. Ticket information is available at 610-558-5626.

 

CENTER STAGE PRODUCTIONS

Main Stage

 

Man of La Mancha

Thursday through Saturday, August 14, 15, 16, 2014   8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 17, 2014  2:00 p.m.

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darian
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James

 

One of the great theatre successes of our time, this five time Tony Award winning show for has won many distinguished awards (Best Musical) for scenic design, director, composer and lyricist, and actor. The show takes place in a dungeon in Seville during the Spanish Inquisition. There Cervantes waits for his trial for an offense against the Church. Man of La Mancha is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote.” It is a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. The musical's songs It's All the Same, Dulcinea, I'm Only Thinking of Him, The Impossible Dream, I Really Like Him, and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after the last curtain falls. His dream is everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is everyman’s great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the “Man of La Mancha” speaks for humankind.

Admission: general $15; College Students with ID $12; Children/Students under 18years $12; Senior $12

 

 

Cabaret Dinner
Journey Through the Decades: A 30-year Celebration of Center Stage Productions
Friday, October 24, 2014     7:00 p.m.
Austin Room, Boothwyn, PA
Catering by Lia’s


Come to a nostalgic tribute to Broadway musicals produced by Center Stage Productions. This year the theater ensemble will celebrate its thirtieth anniversary with a cabaret style program featuring a buffet dinner, refreshments, musical selections and a trip down memory lane. The evening will include the best musical selections performed by cast members throughout the years, staged by CSP from 1983 to the present. Call 610-558-5626 for more information, group rates and reservations.

Admission: $45.00 per person (reservations necessary)

 

 



Art Exhibits

Neumann’s Exhibit Program

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.


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