South Coast Repertory will revive the musical play Indian Summer, one of the theatre's most popular Educational Touring Productions, for travel to Southland elementary schools Jan. 21 - April 4, 2009. There will be a free public performance at SCR on Jan. 26.
Set in the mid-19th century, Indian Summer is based on the true story of a young boy who grows up with a Native American tribe. The play directly supports California K-6 State Frameworks for History-Social Science, English-Language Arts and Visual and Performing Arts.
John-David Keller directs the show written by Richard Hellesen with music and lyrics by Michael Silversher. Indian Summer features Matt Bartosch, Daniel Behnke, Eagle Young and Ellen D. Williams. Bartosch and Behnke are recent graduates of SCR's Professional Intensive Program. Sets and costumes are designed by Angela Balogh Calin. Kathleen Allison is stage manager.
For over 40 years, SCR's Educational Touring Production has introduced children to theater by commissioning original musical plays which deal with important issues and making them available to Southern California elementary schools during the winter and spring. The tour reaches nearly 35,000 school children each year. Some of them will be experiencing live theater for the first time. Others will discover that their parents (or even their grandparents) saw the show when they were in elementary school. (more...)
South Coast Repertory's Educational Touring Production of
INDIAN SUMMER by Richard Hellesen music and lyrics by Michael Silversher directed by John-David Keller.
The creative team consists of Angela Balogh Calin (Set and Costume design) and Kathleen Allison (Stage Manager).
CAST: Matt Bartosch (Jeff), Daniel Behnke (Father), Ellen D. Williams (Mother) and Eagle Young (Koo-Nance).
Set in the mid-19th century, Indian Summer is based on the true story of a young boy who grows up with a Native American tribe.
RUNS: Jan. 21 - April 4, 2009
Bookings are available for performances Jan. 21 - April 4, and available slots fill quickly. Schools and educators wishing to book Indian Summer are encouraged to book early for the best choice of dates. The show runs 45 minutes with a 45-minute set-up time. Fees are $465 with discounts for back-to-back performances. A free study guide is provided. For more information, call the SCR Education Department at (714) 708-5549.
A free performance will be offered to the public on a first-come first-served basis on Monday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. on South Coast Repertory's Julianne Argyros Stage. For more information call Janis Morrissette, SCR Education Department at (714) 708-5549.
UNDERWRITERS: Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation and Bank of America are Honorary Producers of the Educational Touring Production. The program was made possible in part by a grant from the O.L. Halsell Foundation, the Kenneth A. Lester Family Foundation, and the City of Newport Beach Arts Commission (more...)
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