The Minstrel Players to Host Minstrel Academy Showcase II, 8/2

Northport's oldest theatre group, The Minstrel Players Theatre Company of Northport, have had a successful kick-off to their new learning arm --- Minstrel Academy. A June Showcase featured scenes and monologues from the inaugural Adult and Youth Drama classes.

Next up will be a Showcase on Saturday, August 2nd at 8 P.M. featuring primarily live Improv from the first ever Adult Improv Class. Additionally, there will be a few classic scenes performed by the current Youth Drama students. Be sure and bring your creativity as the 'live' Improv event will include several opportunities for audience participation. Tickets for this event are a mere $10!!!

All of these classes are taught by master Minstrel and founding member, Ray Palen. Ray received his schooling at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NYC where he was privileged to be taught by a number of seasoned professionals that included Oscar winner Jennifer Jones . He also received private vocal training from Tony winner Ron Raines as well as former stage & screen legend, Allan Jones. He is thrilled to pay it forward and has been teaching Drama and Musical Theatre on Long Island to children through adults for the better part of the last decade.

Minstrel Academy plans to continue this fall with both Introduction to Shakespeare (taught by Tara Palen and Evan Donnellan) and Adult Drama - Scene Study (taught by Ray Palen). The price for these courses is extremely reasonable starting as low as $15/class.

The Showcase will be held on Saturday, August 2nd at 8 P.M. at Houghton Hall - Trinity Episcopal Church, 130 Main Street in scenic Northport Village.

Northport Village - Showcase II - Saturday, August 2 at 8 PM Prices are $10 for all seats. The Minstrel Players of Northport, Houghton Hall theatre at Trinity Episcopal Church located at 130 Main Street in Northport Village. 631-732-2926 or visit us online at www.minstrelplayers.org or join us on Facebook. See scenes performed by our children and Improv by our adult students.

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