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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.
The Dragon Singer
Weekdays through April and May • 10:00 a.m.
Age-appropriate for pre-K through 5th Grade
The happy folks of Back-of-Beyond panic when a nine-foot, three-eyed giant menaces their village. The townspeople try various plans to defeat the giant, but a humble huckster gets the villagers to work together to save the town. Music, song and hilarity enhance the learning and fun for all.
Themes: Courage, determination, self-worth, cooperation, friendship, care and conservation of the environment.
Executive Producer: Vicki Giunta
Admission: General $6.50; Group rate $6; FREE for teachers who accompany class. For ticket/ information, call 610-892-8189 or 1-888-stages6 (NJ and DE).
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
A Children’s Participatory Play
By Maurice Berger
June 27, 28, 29 11:00 a.m.
(running time approx. 35-40 minutes)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs with just three characters? Impossible!
The children become all the other characters. They become the trees in the forest, the seven dwarfs, the sound effects and more. This is the ultimate in children’s theatre because every youthful member of the audience becomes a part in the play.
ADMISSION: General $6; Groups of 15 or more $5 each
Conceived by Jose Fernandez
Lyrics by Jacques Levy
Music by Steve Margoshes
Title Song, “Fame,” written by Dean Pitchford and Michael Gore
From the hit motion picture, television series and international stage success, Fame
July 18, 19, 20 11:00 a.m.
July 18 7:30 p.m.
(running time approx. 75 minutes)
Set during the last years of New York City’s celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street (1980-1984), Fame Jr. is the ultimate inspiring story of a diverse group of students as they commit to four years of grueling artistic and academic work. With candor, humor and insight, the show explores the issues that confront young performers today. This high-energy, contemporary, pop-score production will delight young and old alike!
ADMISSION: General $7; Groups of 15 or more $5 each
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller
Book by Hugh Wheeler
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
From an Adaptation by Christopher Bond
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick
August 8, 9, 10 8:00 p.m.
August 11 2:00 p.m.
In this musical thriller, Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler create a chilling, suspenseful, heart-pounding masterpiece of murderous barberism and culinary crime. The play relates the infamous tale of the unjustly exiled barber who returns to 19th century London seeking revenge against the lecherous judge who framed him. Sophisticated, macabre and uncompromising, Sweeney Todd nevertheless has a great sense of fun mixed with intense drama and dark humor. Mr. Todd’s thirst for revenge expands to include a few of his unfortunate customers while Mrs. Lovett, the proprietress of the pie shop downstairs, has the people of London lining up to taste her mysterious new meat pies! The production is a collaboration between members of Center Stage Productions and the Delaware County Symphony’s Chamber members.
ADMISSION: General $15; College students w/ID $12; Students under 18 years $12; Seniors $12
Call 610-558-5626 for date and time
Come to this nostalgic tribute to Broadway musicals produced by Center Stage Productions (CSP). Each year the CSP family celebrates with a cabaret style program including a buffet dinner, music and a trip down memory lane. Cast members will perform many of the production numbers staged at Neumann from 1983 to the present. Call 610-558-5626 for more information, group rates and reservations.
Ballrooms of Boothwyn
ADMISSION: $40 per person (reservations necessary)
C.S.P. Summer Workshops are programs designed for young people entering
kindergarten through ninth grades. They provide an opportunity for talented and creative students to experience live theatre. The participants will personally be involved in the dynamics of combined art forms, the challenges of creative self-expression and the appreciation of theatre as a major force in cultural development. All workshops and productions will be held in the Thomas A. Bruder Life Center and the surrounding Neumann University campus. Performances will be held in the
300-seat Fred P. Meagher Theatre.
Workshop I: Theatre Camp for Little People
June 24 – July 12 (no class July 4th or 5th)
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This workshop is open to approximately 25 students entering kindertgaten through third grade. It is designed to introduce young people to theatre. Students will experience every aspect of play-acting from mind games 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 12th.
FOURTH-FIFTH GRADESWorkshop II: Introduction to Theatre
June 24 – July 12 (no class July 4th or 5th))
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
This 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 improvisation, stage games, stage crafts, and a short play script to produce a 20-30 minute production for family and friends. The showcase will be performed on July 12th.
Workshop III: Showcase Workshop
June 24 – July 20 (no class July 4th or 5th)
10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (two evening rehearsals may be needed)
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 will be produced and performed for parents, friends, and community members. Performances will be held on July 18, 19, and 20, 2013. Tickets are available through the Office of Cultural Programming by calling 610-558-5626.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neumann University Art Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
SPRING STUDENT EXHIBITION
Wednesday, May 15 – Monday, August 19