JPAS Youth Musical Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS, SEUSSICAL JR.

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The July Sessions of JPAS Summer Youth Musical Theatre are about to take the stage on the East and West banks at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center in Metairie and the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre. Kids in 3rd-7th grades will present a fun-filled production of SEUSSICAL, JR. July 22, 23 at 7:30PM & July 24 at 2PM at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre (177 Sala Ave. in Westwego). Scott Sauber directs with choreography by Tara Brewer, musical direction by Tammy Mansfield and scenic and prop design by Edward R. Cox.

Teens in grades 8-12 will star in the Broadway classic GUYS AND DOLLS at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center (EJHS Auditorium, 400 Phlox Ave in Metairie) July 29, 30 at 7:30PM and July 31 at 2PM. Jason Kirkpatrick directs, with choreography by Eric Thielman and musical direction by Alan Payne.

Tickets for both productions are $10 for Kids (12 and under), $12 for Students (with ID)/Seniors(65+)/Military, and $15 for Adults. For tickets visit www.jpas.org or call 504-885-2000. Summer Youth productions are not included in season ticket packages.

This summer over 180 kids and teens will participate in the JPAS Summer Youth Musical Theatre Intensive. Kids and teens spend three weeks rehearsing and learning what it takes to put on a full-musical at the JPAS Youth Musical Theatre Intensive. Their work culminates in these performances for the public.

SEUSSICAL, JR - July 22, 23 at 7:30PM, July 24 at 2PM at the Westwego Performing Arts Theatre (177 Sala Ave. in Westwego)
Book by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty . Music by Stephen Flaherty . Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens . Co-Conceived by Eric Idle . Based on the works of Dr. Seuss
Directed by Scott Sauber | Choreography by Tara Brewer | Musical Direction by Tammy Mansfield | Scenic and Prop Design by Edward R. Cox.

A delight for children to perform, Seussical is now one of the most performed shows in America! In this fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza, Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty ("Ragtime," "Once On This Island") have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination-- Jojo. "Oh, the Thinks You Can Think" captures the show's spirit of imagination, as the colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus McGurkus to the invisible world of the Whos.

The July Session of SEUSSICAL, JR. stars over 50 kids including: Mariana Alvarez, Sarah Becnel, Kaitlyn Bee, Shannon Blackden, Madison Bourge, Kathleen Brechtel, Lydia Carmon, Ethan Carroll, Caroline Castle, Madeleine Cucullu, Rebecca D'Antonio, Riley Daul, Masha Davey, Rose Doskey, Eddie Falshaw, Maggie Falshaw, Katie Garcia, Dallas George, Porsha Guidroz, Sophia Happoldt, Lauren Hatfield, Sarah Hebert, Roxanne Heitmeier, Hanna Hutchinson, Darren Jones, Gabriella Kleyle, Chloe Alyssa Mahl, Alexandra Mahler, Suzannah Mahoney, Josiah Mansfield, Millie Mince, Mia Muhleisen, Jaden Norris, Grear Palmer, Josephine Palmer, Arabella Peters, Ross Quinn, Ali Mae Raney, Molly Richard, Camille Rozas, Ellie Rozas, Aimpralei (Lily) Schubert, Emily Smither, Madison Smither, Nathan Songy, Stephen Alexander Stewart, Zoe Strahan, Jacqueline Tommeras, Gabriella Trentacoste, Vaughn Valladares, Armand Walters, and Brandon Wilkie.

GUYS AND DOLLS - July 29, 30 at 7:30PM and July 31 at 2PM at the Jefferson Performing Arts Center (EJHS Auditorium, 400 Phlox Ave in Metairie)
Book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows . Music by Frank Loesser . Lyrics by Frank Loesser . Based on the Idyll of Sarah Brown and characters by Damon Runyon
Directed by Jason Kirkpatrick | Choreography by Eric Thielman | Musical Direction by Alan Payne

Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, this oddball romantic comedy - considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy-soars with the spirit of Broadway as it introduces us to a cast of vivid characters who have become legends in the canon: Sarah Brown, the upright but uptight "mission doll," out to reform the evildoers of Time Square; Sky Masterson, the slick, high-rolling gambler who woos her on a bet and ends up falling in love; Adelaide, the chronically ill nightclub performer whose condition is brought on by the fact she's been engaged to the same man for 14 years; and Nathan Detroit, her devoted fiance, desperate as always to find a spot for his infamous floating crap game.

The July Session of GUYS AND DOLLS stars Sean Alexander, Molly Alimia, Joseph Arrigo, Madison Barrios, Donovan Bendana, Andre Bergeron, Sergius Centanni, Allison Chartier, Alysia Crowley, Madeline Davis, Emily Diaz, Riece Dudoussat, Marisa Dudoussat, Laine Farber, Madeline Flemming, Amelie Gelpi, Courtney Giardina, Andrew Goodman, Alexis Grace, Renee Gross, Coldin Grundmeyer, Bryton Gunther, Adler Hyatt, Meghan Kessel, Lauren Cate Leake, Jessica Leslie, Joelle Lorenzo, Alex Lucas, Allan JF McConnell, Sadie McLellan, Keaton McNamara, Sydney Morris, Alys Murray, David Murray, Savannah Ory, Ashley Pattison, Austin Pecot, Kyler Pisciotta, Jade Radford, Rachel Romano, Payton Smith, Niko Snead, Jacob Vidrine, Alyn Wallace, Gabrielle Wehner, Gerald Williams, and Olivia Worley.

More About JPAS YOUTH MUSICAL THEATRE
JPAS' Summer Youth Musical Theatre Intensive Program provides a challenging and high-quality musical theatre education to students of the Greater New Orleans area. The students at our summer theatre programs are challenged, encouraged and enriched through a loving and inviting environment. JPAS Summer Youth Musical Theatre welcomes kids and teens in grades 3-12 each summer. Registration begins in March and often fills very quickly! Individual attention and fun is our goal, so space is limited. See below for details!Over the past 10 years, we have developed into one of the finest musical theatre programs for children and youth in the Greater New Orleans area. Young people get the opportunity to work with professional directors, conductors, costumers and an array of technical staff. At JPAS we put the child first and give them the opportunity to spread their wings in a remarkable way.

For over a decade, JPAS' summer musical theatre programs provide a challenging and high-quality musical theatre education to students of the Greater New Orleans area. The students at our summer theatre programs are challenged, encouraged and enriched through a loving and inviting environment. Our goal is to help them develop a deeper love of the arts using their imaginations, voices and bodies in a challenging and rewarding way.



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