Local Students To Premiere A New Musical With Three Broadway Stars!
Originally premiered June 2017, the Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) team is bringing this original production back with timely and amazing revisions and additions to the story and music. Josh Franklin, CSC alumni and Broadway veteran has teamed up with Linda Weise, original composer and librettist and CSC Founding CEO, to bring "Jack" to a whole new level. This moral musical tale presents Jack, a ten year old bully at school who is taken on a journey through a dream that includes some of literature's most famous "Jacks," as he comes to realize that life choices can determine your successes or otherwise.
"Jack is going to be an awesome opportunity. A NYC based creative team is joined by three Broadway stars for this production. It will be absolutely thrilling to present this piece at the brand new ENT Center! The show was created as an anti-bullying platform and has expanded into something so special. It follows Jack, a young bully, who we find out is acting out because of some dysfunction in his family life. In a dream, he is visited by the 'Jacks' from the tales we all know - Jack Horner, Jack Sprat, Jack be Nimble, Jack & Jill, Jack Frost, and of course a beanstalk with a Giant.
"It's a coming of age story with a fairytale twist!" says Josh Franklin, co- writer and Director. "I am thrilled with what Josh has done to the original piece. His incredible songwriting abilities have really elevated the score and flow of the story...not to mention that I am simply humbled to work alongside him in bringing this story to life yet again, even better and with more great characters" says Linda Weise, CSC CEO. An exciting group of CSC students, alumni, and mentors are joined by three Broadway favorites: Moya Angela, Brian Sears and Abbie Mueller, along with student dancers from the Ballet Society of Colorado Springs, to present this musical tale that is a timely and relevant piece that will be great for audiences of all ages.
Tickets range in price from $17-$28. To purchase tickets, go online to: csconservatory.org. Performances will be at 7 pm on June 21, 22, 23, at the ENT Center for the Arts, UCCS, 5225 North Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, 80918. For information about sponsorships of this production, please call 719-577-4556.
The Colorado Springs Conservatory (CSC) aims to inspire, motivate, and challenge all students to aspire to their highest potential as artists and as human beings through arts immersion studies and community arts advocacy. With its permanent home in the heart of downtown Colorado Springs, the CSC serves nearly 1,000 students annually through programs, workshops and partnerships. Since 1994, CSC has served thousands of students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds and skill levels in the Pikes Peak Region. Students engage in a wide variety of learning experiences in instrumental music, vocals, musical theater, dramatic studies, dance, recording arts, composition, music theory, humanities, piano studies, jazz, opera, film scoring and more.
More than 40 distinguished mentors and guest artists grace the halls of the Conservatory; these performing artists have pedigrees from the nation's leading colleges, universities and conservatories. From the White House and Carnegie Hall to Capital Cities throughout the world, from dimly lit jazz clubs to the lights on Broadway, CSC's multifaceted and creative mentors share their gift for teaching and a deep passion for the arts with hundreds of students who have attended the Conservatory during our 24-year history.
One-hundred percent of students who participate in the CORE after-school program attend colleges, universities and conservatories of their choice, often with significant scholarships. This is a significant achievement given that the CSC is a 'non-auditioned' program. Many alumni pursue careers in the arts, go on to Broadway and off-Broadway, win Tony awards, join national touring companies and arts organizations. Others excel in a wide range of professions including technology, medicine and the humanities.