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TBG Theatre (New York, NY)
312 W. 36th St.

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Based on the 1980 film with screenplay by Carlton J. Albright and Edward Terry

A low-hanging cloud of radioactive waste turns a school bus full of children into second-rate zombies, who proceed to track down and zap their negligent parents one by one.


American Ballet Theatre Announces New PromotionsAmerican Ballet Theatre Announces New Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Stella Abrera and Misty Copeland have been promoted to the rank of Principal Dancer with American Ballet Theatre and Skylar Brandt, Thomas Forster, Arron Scott and Cassandra Trenary have been promoted to Soloist effective August 1, 2015.   In addition, Maria Kochetkova, a principal dancer with San Francisco Ballet and Alban Lendorf, a principal dancer with Royal Danish Ballet will join the Company as Principal Dancers and Jeffrey Cirio, a principal dancer with Boston Ballet, will join ABT as a Soloist, it was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Short of The Wilbury Group Talks 2nd Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVALBWW Interviews: Josh Short of The Wilbury Group Talks 2nd Annual PROVIDENCE FRINGE FESTIVAL
by Robert Barossi - Jun 30, 2015

According to the United States Association of Fringe Festivals, the idea of a Fringe started in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1947. Since the beginning of that most-famous Fringe, other festivals have sprouted up all over the United States, from Philly to San Diego and places in between. The Association describes a Fringe as "Focused on the performing arts…uncensored…easy to participate in…original…rapid-fire." This July, Providence will have it's second-ever Fringe festival, produced by one of our local theatre companies, The Wilbury Group and its Artistic Director, Josh Short. (more...)

Komar Kids Sleepwear Line to Feature Netflix Character KONGKomar Kids Sleepwear Line to Feature Netflix Character KONG
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

41 Entertainment ('41E') and Arad Animation ('Arad') announced today that they have granted a license to New York City based Komar Kids ('Komar') for sleepwear, layered garments, sets, robes and blanket sleepers for the United States and Canada on their KONG property. (more...)

Author Says FATHERS CAN BE GOOD DADS in New BookAuthor Says FATHERS CAN BE GOOD DADS in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

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West End's WICKED Announces Young Writers' Award WinnersWest End's WICKED Announces Young Writers' Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The 2015 Wicked Young Writers' Award today announced its winners during a ceremony involving 120 shortlisted finalists at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, home of the multi award-winning classic musical WICKED.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: APT's Sensational THE ISLAND Honors Fugard's Timeless Plea for Political JusticeBWW Reviews: APT's Sensational THE ISLAND Honors Fugard's Timeless Plea for Political Justice
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 29, 2015

n a tribute to Athol Fugard and his 1973 Tony and Drama Desk Critic Award winning play, American Players Theatre in their Touchstone Theater stages The Island. When first produced by Fugard in South Africa, the play attempted collaboration between the black and white actors and/or prisoners in a theatrical protest agianst the country's injust apartheid policies. The original actors and co-writers, John Kani and Winston Nishona, were actually imprisoned on South Africa's Robben Island where the country's eventual preseident Nelson Mandela spent more than 25 years. During this period in time, even the name Robben Island was prohibited from being spoken outloud. (more...)

Taomee Holdings Limited Announces Retention of Legal and Financial Advisors by the Special Committee to Consider 'Going Private Proposal'Taomee Holdings Limited Announces Retention of Legal and Financial Advisors by the Special Committee to Consider 'Going Private Proposal'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

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Peterborough Players Set Special July 4th Ticket OffersPeterborough Players Set Special July 4th Ticket Offers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Peterborough Players announced today the return of their annual "$4 On The 4th" discount ticketing promotion. (more...)

The Growing Stage Sets 34th Main Stage SeasonThe Growing Stage Sets 34th Main Stage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Growing Stage - The Children's Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey is proud to present its 34th Main Stage Season: (more...)

BWW Reviews: ELEMENT:  Stretch, Release & Restore Yoga Kit with Massage Roller BallsBWW Reviews: ELEMENT: Stretch, Release & Restore Yoga Kit with Massage Roller Balls
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 24, 2015

The 'Element: Stretch, Release & Restore Yoga Kit with Massage Roller Balls' is just what you need to stay fit and relaxed over the summer months. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild's INTO THE WOODS to Begin Performances Next MonthWindham Theatre Guild's INTO THE WOODS to Begin Performances Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Windham Theatre Guild presents INTO THE WOODS, with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by James Lapine, originally directed on Broadway by Lapin, and with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick. The production runs July 17, 18, 24, 25, 30, 31, August 1, 2015 at 7:30 PM and July 19 & 26, 2015 at 2:00 PM at the Burton Leavitt Theatre, 779 Main Street, Willimantic. (more...)

Shakespeare in Clark Park's THE WINTER'S TALE to Run 7/29-8/2Shakespeare in Clark Park's THE WINTER'S TALE to Run 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

Shakespeare in Clark Park celebrates its 10th Anniversary with The Winter's Tale, Shakespeare's tragicomedy of family and forgiveness. Director Kittson O'Neill (InterAct Theatre Company, Hedgerow Theatre) helms the company of professional actors along with a chorus of over 30 Philadelphia-area children. The Winter's Tale opens under the stars in "the Bowl" of Clark Park on July 29 and runs through August 2. All performances are at 7 p.m. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Company One Hits Bull's-Eye with EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGSBWW REVIEW: Company One Hits Bull's-Eye with EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS
by Jan Nargi - Jun 24, 2015

Three abandoned but not lost souls find strength in each other in A. Rey Pamatmat's quirky but penetrating comedy EDITH CAN SHOOT THINGS AND HIT THEM at Company One in Boston. (more...)

Hershey Launches 'Energize Learning' Program to Help Provide Basic Nutrition to 50,000 School Children in GhanaHershey Launches 'Energize Learning' Program to Help Provide Basic Nutrition to 50,000 School Children in Ghana
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) today announced an innovative partnership with the Ghana School Feeding Programme and Project Peanut Butter to provide supplemental nutrition to school children in Ghana. (more...)

VIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Challenges Viewers to Serve Dads Breakfast in the ShowerVIDEO: Jimmy Kimmel Challenges Viewers to Serve Dads Breakfast in the Shower
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Every year around Father's Day, Jimmy Kimmel issues one of his now-infamous YouTube challenges. This year, he asked viewers to serve their fathers breakfast in the shower. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19Dark & Stormy Productions to Launch 2015 Season With EXTREMITIES, 8/27-9/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the producers, venue, and partners for its upcoming production of Extremities by William Mastrosimone. Previously, Dark & Stormy has presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, The Receptionist by Adam Bock, The Drunken City by Adam Bock, and The Hothouse by Harold Pinter. Extremities will be the first production of Dark & Stormy's 2015 season. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Sends Well Wishes To Her Theatre Camp In Broken Arrow: 'Have Some Fun!'Kristin Chenoweth Sends Well Wishes To Her Theatre Camp In Broken Arrow: 'Have Some Fun!'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 22, 2015

Kristin sends some love back home! (more...)

BALAM Dance Theatre to Return to Hunter, NY, with DANCING SHADOWS, 7/6-10BALAM Dance Theatre to Return to Hunter, NY, with DANCING SHADOWS, 7/6-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

BALAM Dance Theatre (BALAM) will return to Hunter, New York from July 6 to 10 to present Dancing Shadows, an Indonesian shadow puppet and musical drama.  (more...)

Caroll Spinney Pens STORY MONSTERS INKCaroll Spinney Pens STORY MONSTERS INK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

CHANDLER, Ariz., June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ As the man behind Sesame Street's Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch characters, Caroll Spinney has delivered lasting education lessons to millions of children. 'We had a lot of doubters who didn't believe that television could be a teaching tool,' Spinney recently said in an interview with Story Monsters Ink magazine. 'I think we proved them wrong.' (more...)

Johnny Mathis to Perform With the Pittsburgh Symphony, 7/16Johnny Mathis to Perform With the Pittsburgh Symphony, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Johnny Mathis, one of the most versatile and multi-dimensional pop artists of modern time, takes the Heinz Hall stage with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for its Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 16 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

T.J.Maxx Hosts Kids Art Contest to Benefit Children in NeedT.J.Maxx Hosts Kids Art Contest to Benefit Children in Need
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ This weekend, T.J.Maxx is launching the 'Maxx Kids Art Contest' to support organizations that help children in need reach their full potential, such as Save The Children. Winning artwork will appear on future products sold in T.J.Maxx stores that will benefit children in need. In addition,all winners will receive a $250 savings bond. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next WeekA LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The award-winning musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story "A Letter to Harvey Milk" by Leslea Newman,  will enjoy an invite-only industry reading in New York City on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Times Square's Playroom Theatre. A Letter to Harvey Milk, has a book by Jerry James, Cheryl Stern and Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz with additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, and music by Laura I. Kramer, it has been musical directed, arranged and orchestrated by Ned Paul Ginsburg, and the reading will be directed by Evan Pappas (Performer: Parade, My Favorite Year). (more...)

Light, Lark & Sixth Sense Theatre to Present PAPILLONLight, Lark & Sixth Sense Theatre to Present PAPILLON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

South West theatre companies Light and Lark and Sixth Sense Theatre are joining forces to create a brand new production for children aged 3-6 years old. (more...)

New Children's Book Shares Experiences at the ZooNew Children's Book Shares Experiences at the Zoo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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AMERICAN MILL #2 to Play La MaMa Galleria, 6/25-27AMERICAN MILL #2 to Play La MaMa Galleria, 6/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Pioneers Go East Collective, whose work according to Backstage 'knocks down the walls between expressive genres and amalgamates music, video, and acting into an adrenalizing, ...dramatic experience,' returns with AMERICAN MILL #2, with direction and design by Artistic Director Gian Marco Lo Forte, writing and puppetry by co-Artistic Director Abby Felder, choreography by Maura Nguyen Donohue, and sound design by John Sully. AMERICAN MILL #2 will be presented by La MaMa as 3 live performance installations June 25,26 and 27 at 7:30pm at La MaMa Galleria, with daily exhibit open to the public from 1:00pm-7:00pm. (more...)

TAM to Open 'Magic, Murder, and Mayhem' Season with THE TURN OF THE SCREW, 6/26TAM to Open 'Magic, Murder, and Mayhem' Season with THE TURN OF THE SCREW, 6/26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Jeffrey Hatcher's adaptation of the Henry James gothic novella The Turn of the Screw opens at Theater at Monmouth on Friday, June 26 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!Jeffrey Bean to Star in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announced the cast and creative team for The Foreigner, the last play in the "Alley Theatre @ UH" season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

Introducing the Bloggers of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under The Stars' This Summer in Wine CountryIntroducing the Bloggers of Transcendence Theatre's 'Broadway Under The Stars' This Summer in Wine Country
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Hi there! I'm Eric Jackson and I'm one of the handful of performers that has had the pleasure of being a part of Transcendence Theatre in Sonoma every summer since their first concert in 2011.  My path has taken me from Rochester, Michigan to The University of Michigan and then to NYC for the past 15 years.  But now I'm on a new path.  I accepted the position of Executive Assistant to the Artistic Director here at Transcendence and just recently moved to Wine Country to start a whole new chapter of my life!  On top of that, I am Associate Directing the 1st Concert, Co-Directing the 2nd Concert, and performing in all 4!  It's going to be a busy summer,     but it will all be worth it.  And as you follow this blog, hopefully you will understand the reason why I keep coming back and why I've decided to stay. (more...)

Seventh Annual Benihana Children's Day Contest Raises $33,000 to Support St. Jude Children's Research HospitalSeventh Annual Benihana Children's Day Contest Raises $33,000 to Support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

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DWTS Pros & More Set for ABC's CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, 6/28DWTS Pros & More Set for ABC's CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD, 6/28
by TV News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Celebrity Family Feud” will feature players from the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA), and in a separate game, professional dancers from “Dancing With the Stars” and popular participants from the romantic reality shows “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” will spar off (more...)

Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, June 19, 2015Scoop: 20/20 on ABC - Friday, June 19, 2015
by - Jun 17, 2015

Get all the scoop on 20/20, airing on ABC on Friday, June 19, 2015! (more...)

Millbrook Playhouse to Present MARY POPPINSMillbrook Playhouse to Present MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's next production of Mary Poppins at the Ryan Main Stage. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lloyd Webber, Slater, Brightman on SCHOOL OF ROCK & The Song that Will Change Every Night!BWW Exclusive: Lloyd Webber, Slater, Brightman on SCHOOL OF ROCK & The Song that Will Change Every Night!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 16, 2015

School is in session. The creators of incoming Broadway musical SCHOOL OF ROCK were hard at work last week at the Gramercy Theatre (127 E 23rd Street), where they were workshopping the new musical and treating some lucky fans to a special sneak peek. Creating the new music and lyrics for this stage adaptation of the beloved 2003 film are none other than musical theatre legend Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, and both revealed exclusively to BroadwayWorld that they've already learned a lot about the show through this process.   (more...)

Natalie Portman to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES John Williams Celebration, 7/24Natalie Portman to Host GREAT PERFORMANCES John Williams Celebration, 7/24
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

This gala opening night performance, hosted by Natalie Portman and featuring Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, airs on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, July 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

Photo Flash: A Devilish Kristin Chenoweth Featured in Disney's DESCENDANTSPhoto Flash: A Devilish Kristin Chenoweth Featured in Disney's DESCENDANTS
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Below, check out photos of Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth, who stars as Maleficent in the film. (more...)

Cortland Rep's 1776 Begins TomorrowCortland Rep's 1776 Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

For the second production in their 44th annual season of professional summer theatre, Cortland Repertory Theatre presents the revolutionary musical "1776", by Peter Stone, with music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards. Performances of this fascinating, family-friendly show will run from June 17 - July 4 with evening performances at 7:30.  Matinees are available on June 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and July 1 at 2:00 PM.  Tickets may be purchase by calling 800-427-6160 or by visiting the CRT Box Office at 24 Port Watson Street in downtown Cortland. Tickets are also available for sale 24 hours a day through the CRT website at www.cortlandrep.org. Tickets are going fast, so CRT suggests calling early. (more...)

43rd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament and Cops for Tots Classic Car Show43rd Annual Los Angeles Police Memorial Foundation Celebrity Golf Tournament and Cops for Tots Classic Car Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

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JUMANJI, THREE LITTLE BIRDS & More Set for Adventure Theatre MTC's 2015-16 SeasonJUMANJI, THREE LITTLE BIRDS & More Set for Adventure Theatre MTC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Adventure Theatre MTC, ATMTC, recent recipient of the TYA/USA Harold Oaks Award for significant contributions to the Theatre for Young Audiences field, is proud to announce its 64th Season featuring five main stage productions with four world premieres. The 64th Season offers a series of fresh and diverse stories exclusive to the ATMTC stage brought to life for young audiences by award-winning directors. (more...)

GREAT PERFORMANCES to Broadcast JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION with LA Philharmonic, 7/24GREAT PERFORMANCES to Broadcast JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION with LA Philharmonic, 7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

By any standard, John Williams is one of the greatest film composers of all time; his 49 Academy Award nominations are second only to Walt Disney himself.  And Williams and Walt Disney Concert Hall have gone hand in hand since Williams opened the Hall's inaugural gala in 2003 with the world premiere of his concert work 'Soundings.'   (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Sing Original Andrew Lippa Song in Disney's DESCENDANTSKristin Chenoweth to Sing Original Andrew Lippa Song in Disney's DESCENDANTS
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 16, 2015

ET has shared exclusive inside details on the original songs from Disney's upcoming movie DESCENDANTS, starring Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Summer 2015 New ReleasesFilm Society of Lincoln Center Announces Summer 2015 New Releases
by Movies News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center has announced its new releases for Summer 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Disney/ABC Launches Division-Wide 'Summer of Creativity' InitiativeDisney/ABC Launches Division-Wide 'Summer of Creativity' Initiative
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Disney | ABC Television Group is mobilizing its division-wide resources to champion the potential of young, socially conscious individuals and their creative approach to strengthening their communities and changing the world. (more...)

Selena Gomez Shines as Pantene's Newest AmbassadorSelena Gomez Shines as Pantene's Newest Ambassador
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Actress, recording artist and trendsetter Selena Gomez knows a thing or two about beautiful hair, from rocking intricate up-dos on the red carpet to her signature free-flowing waves on the concert stage. (more...)

Long-Time SESAME STREET Favorite to Exit ShowLong-Time SESAME STREET Favorite to Exit Show
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Sonia Manzano, who has starred as 'Maria' on The Children's television show SESAME STREET since 1971, has announced that she will be leaving the show.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: MY SON PINOCCHIO at Music Theatre WichitaBWW Reviews: MY SON PINOCCHIO at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jul 2, 2015

Disney's My Son Pinocchio is an enchanting little evening. Simple, soft and sweet, Pinocchio has lovely melodies by Stephen Schwartz, book by David I. Stern and direction by Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Retro Fitness Launches 20 Gyms in OrlandoRetro Fitness Launches 20 Gyms in Orlando
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

With one out of every three Orange County residents at a healthy weight, local demand has increased for affordable fitness options. In response to this void, a popular New Jersey fitness chain is entering the Orlando market to provide locals with the amenities and atmosphere they love at high-end gyms, without the hefty membership price tag. (more...)

The Collaborative for Children and Families Receives a Grant From The New York Community Trust to Build Capacity for Comprehensive Child WelfareThe Collaborative for Children and Families Receives a Grant From The New York Community Trust to Build Capacity for Comprehensive Child Welfare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

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Pacific Symphony Summer Festival to Feature Pianist Rueiben Chen, & MorePacific Symphony Summer Festival to Feature Pianist Rueiben Chen, & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—June 30, 2015—A shining jewel among the most popular piano repertoire, Beethoven's “Emperor” concerto bursts to life at Pacific Symphony's Summer Festival in the hands of internationally renowned pianist Rueiben Chen. The Boston Globe has said: “He plays with the white-hot energy, steel-fingered power and athletic virtuosity… Chen showed that he can play with delicacy and imagination.” Full of romanticism, majesty and beauty, Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5 is the last piece the composer wrote in concerto form and has remained the favorite among his fans. Led by Assistant Conductor Alejandro Gutiérrez in his Summer Festival debut, this concert also marks the maestro's final performance with the Symphony. This wonderful evening of music under the stars opens with Verdi's stormy and colorful “La Forza Del Destino” and concludes with Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade,” a musical rendition of “Arabian Nights.” (more...)

Harvey Fierstein Talks Impact of Gay TV & Theater Characters: 'Visibility Is Everything'Harvey Fierstein Talks Impact of Gay TV & Theater Characters: 'Visibility Is Everything'
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein shares his thoughts on the positive impact that lovable, gay characters in both television and theater have had on gay rights. (more...)

St. Paul Conservatory of Music to Host Annual Children's CampSt. Paul Conservatory of Music to Host Annual Children's Camp
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Summer at the Saint Paul Conservatory of Music gets into full swing on July 6 with its annual camp, The Children's Music Workshop, a St. Paul institution for over fifteen years. Campers ages 6-12 will fill the historic Exchange Building and spill out into the McNally Smith courtyard for lunch, breaks, and impromptu concerts for mid-day passersby. Conservatory faculty provide inspiration through classes in music history, theory, choir and a choice of electives, while guest artists from all over the Twin Cities provide performance and hands-on experiences at the end of each camp day. The Workshop concludes on July 16 and 17 with two final concerts showcasing the hard work and imaginative creations of fifty campers, counselors and staff; come to hear our free performances which this year includes an original composition by former camper and counselor, Will Robertson! Sign your child up for camp today, and we hope to see you around 26 E. Exchange St this summer. (more...)

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