Prospect Theater's THE GREAT NYC TREASURE QUEST Set for NYMF, 7/26-27
Prospect Theater Company will present THE GREAT NYC TREASURE QUEST as part of the 2013 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Performances will be held on Friday, July 26 at 1pm and Saturday, July 27 at 11am at The PTC Performance Space.
The announcement was made today by Cara Reichel and Melissa Huber, Producing Artistic Director and Managing Director of Prospect Theater Company.
What happens when four quirky but passionate teams of teens compete in a treasure hunt race around the Big Apple? Find out in this original musical revue starring the talented students from Prospect Theater Company's Summer Intensive Training Program. This culminating showcase performance features an array of brand-new songs by some of New York's most exciting emerging writers.
The cast of THE GREAT NYC TREASURE QUEST features Prospect's 2013 Summer Intensive Students: Evelyn Benson, Kayla Caban, Charlye Calizare, Aegis Duensing, Emrys Duensing, Alex Ginsburg, Doree Gordon, JoLee Gordon, Ines Hidalgo, Piers Kryslak, Sterling Lipscomb, Izzy McNamara, Violet Prete, Naima Sambwa-Kane, Darci Siegel, Kelsey Watts and Jose Zamora.
THE GREAT NYC TREASURE QUEST will be directed by Dev Bondarin. Cara Reichel is the associate director. Yan Li is the music director. Choreography is by Simone Zamore. The show is curated by Dev Bondarin and Cara Reichel.
Tickets ($15) are available by visiting www.nymf.org or by calling (212) 352-3101. The PTC Performance Space is located at 555 West 42nd Street in New York City.
In keeping with Prospect Theater Company's mission to support the next generation of musical theater artists, the company's 2013 Musical Theater Summer Intensive, under the guidance of Summer Intensive Program Director Rachel Dartand Prospect's Director of Education Simone Zamore, will be an opportunity for young performers and writers with a passion for musicals to build their skills by working directly with Prospect artists.
During the course of the three-week program, participants will work with a professional stage director and music director to rehearse and present a new musical revue, premiering original songs and monologues written expressly for young people by some of New York's most exciting emerging composers and lyricists, as well as new material created with student writing participants.
This year, in addition to a performance opportunity, Prospect is expanding the program to include an opportunity for students interested in musical theater writing to learn scene and songwriting skills. All students will also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of workshops and coaching sessions, as well as master classes with guest artists and Broadway performers, to deepen general knowledge of theatre practice, strengthen vocal and acting technique, and enhance overall confidence.
Prospect Theater Company is one of America's leading producers of new musical theater. Since 2000, the company has fully produced 18 new musicals in New York City, in addition to mounting productions of new plays and classic works, and supporting numerous developmental opportunities for emerging musical theater writers. Prospect was founded in 1998 by five graduates of Princeton University in order to allow a diverse group of emerging theater professionals to work together in pursuit of artistic excellence and innovation. The company membership now includes a network of almost 1,000 affiliated artists. Notable productions include: Working - A Musical (2012), Iron Curtain (2006, 2011), Myths and Hymns (2012), Cole Porter's NYMPH ERRANT (2012), With Glee (2010), The Blue Flower (2008), Golden Boy of the Blue Ridge (2009), The Hidden Sky (2010),Illyria (2002, 2008), and the Drama-Desk nominated The Pursuit of Persephone (2005).