Amas Musical Theatre's Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Company Presents HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening 5/3
Amas Musical Theatre's (Donna Trinkoff, Producing Artistic Director) Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Company to present the Tony Award winning musical Hello Dolly, featuring the Teen Academy, directed by Christopher Scott,choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Sam Wilmott. Performances for Hello Dolly will begin on Friday, May 3 and run through May 12, 2013 at The LABA Theatre at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street). Tickets are $16/ Children & $20/ Adults and can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at 212 352 3101 or by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9769498.
In the Tony-winning musical Hello, Dolly!, the cantankerous Horace Vandergelder hires matchmaker Dolly Levi to find him a wife. Dolly soon hatches a plan to woo and win Vandergelder's hand herself, while simultaneously arranging romantic prospects for his niece, his clerks and two of Manhattan's most eligible shop girls.
The cast includes Academy Teen members : Briana Barber (age 15, Manhattan), BriAnna Carmichael (16, Brooklyn), Arena Cross (age 16, Brooklyn), Chetina Harris (14, Bed-Stuy), Henry Houghton (19, Hell's Kitchen), Adelaide Jenkins (16, Union Square), Ben Miller (Montclair, NJ), Sheika Murray (16, Maplewood, NJ),Sierra Nelson (17, Cortlandt Manor), Jewell Noel (19, Brooklyn), Andrew Odnoralov (14, Hell's Kitchen), Martin Perez, (14, The Bronx), Aspenne Rhoden (16, West Hempstead), Michelle Richards (15, Brooklyn), Isabella Rivera, (14, Upper West Side), Quiana Stowe (16, Rockville Center), Kayla Velez (15, the Bronx), Emily Viega(14, Harlem) . The creative team includes: Graham W.S. Yeager (Lighting Design), Dustin Cross (Costume Design), Josh Iacovelli (Set Design/ Production Supervisor), Meghan Fisher (Stage Manager).
The Academy, named after the famed actress Rosetta LeNoire, has been in continuous operation since the 1970s. The students receive training in the performing arts from established theatre professionals. Classes include acting technique, dance and movement, and music, including theory, training and vocal technique. Special adjunct faculty members provide periodic workshops on a variety of subjects.
Recent workshops at The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy have included clowning, stage fighting, magic, improvisation, hip-hop and tap. In addition, students are exposed to the business end of theatre, including resume preparation, audition techniques (including grooming and deportment for the audition process), casting sources and head shots. The Amas Academy youth theatre has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Post, and on NY1. The New York Times hailed "the Academy production of Virtual Families as a "spirited revival...that displayed the triple-threat talents of a teenaged multicultural ensemble..."
Based on the "The Matchmaker" by Thornton Wilder
Friday, May 3 and run through May 12, 2013
Friday at 7:30; Saturday at 3PM & 7:30PM; Sunday at 3PM
Tickets are $16/ Children & $20/ Adults
Tickets: Ovation Tix at 212 352 3101 or by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9769498.
The LABA Theatre at the 14th Street Y is located at 344 East 14th Street