Theatre Raleigh Announces Expanded Family Series

Theatre Raleigh Announces Expanded Family Series

Theatre Raleigh's Family Series is back and better than ever! Last year they welcomed more than 2,000 young people and their families into their audience, and they are expected to exceed that this season. They will be bringing back last year's breakout hit, A Midsummer Night's Dream (March 2- 18) and follow that with the premiere of a brand new show Adventure Road: A Story of Huck & Tom (April 13-29). To top it all off this summer they will be introducing a Summer Camp (July 16-27) and will be expanding their beloved Family Series into the fall.

Introducing your children to theatre doesn't have to be overwhelming and stuffy. Let Theatre Raleigh's interactive shows, cozy seating, and informal atmosphere help set the stage for a lifetime love for the arts.

Theatre Raleigh's Producing Artistic Director Lauren Kennedy Brady says, "The Family Series has turned out to be the most unexpected and exciting part of our programming. To watch the children riveted and laughing through these 50minute adaptations is the most rewarding part of my job. The kids come out after the performance excited to meet the actors, take pictures with the cast and friends in our photo booth and ask when they can come back to see another show!"

All shows are at the Kennedy Theatre in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets are on-sale and can be purchased at http://www.theatreraleigh.com.

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
This adaptation creatively combines music, dance, and text to provide students of all ages with an exciting "way in" to Shakespeare. Parents and teachers will get a laugh at the unexpected twists, while still enjoying the heart of this classic play.
- 5th grade and up (but all ages are welcome)
- 50 min long

THE KID - Seth Schenall
OBERON | THESEUS - Jordan Clifton
TITANIA | HIPPOLYTA - Mary Kathryn Walston
PUCK - Maddie Taylor
HERMIA - Mary Lynn Bain
HELENA - Victoria Moore
LYSANDER - Vincent Bland
DEMETRIUS - Alex Hunt
PETER QUINCE - Sean McCracken
NICK BOTTOM - Liam Yates
FRANCES FLUTE - Melvin Gray
TOM SNOUT - Evan Tylka
SNUG - Kameron Draper
ROBIN STARVELING - Alexandra Finazzo
MOTH - JJ Domack
MUSTARDSEED - Eva Smedley
COBWEB - Riley Campbell
FAIRY & KID UNDERSTUDY - Grace Deadmore

Written and conceived by Morgan Parpan and Lauren Kennedy Brady
Directed by Lauren Kennedy Brady
Lighting Design by Chrissie Munich
Costume Design by Elaine Brown
Property Design by Kiernan Bastien
Scenic Design by Timothy Domack

ADVENTURE ROAD: A STORY OF HUCK AND TOM
This interpretation of Mark Twain's beloved books takes young people on a thrilling adventure along the Mississippi while raising important questions about honesty, loyalty, and the consequences of racism. Audiences of all ages will want to sing along to the original music - composed by local artist, Michael Kennedy - and will leave the theatre looking for their next adventure!
- 3rd grade and up (but all ages welcome)
- 50 min long

NARRATOR et al - David Bartlett
AUNT SALLY et al - Bonnie Webster
BECKY THATCHER et al - Riley Campbell
TOM - Andrew Farmer
HUCK - Keegan Story
JIM - Gerard Williams
MUSICIAN - Michael Kennedy
TOM & HUCK UNDERSTUDY - Aren Marsh

Written and conceived by Morgan Parpan, Michael Kennedy and Lauren Kennedy Brady
Directed by Lauren Kennedy Brady
Lighting Design by Chrissie Munich
Costume Design by Elaine Brown
Property Design by Kiernan Bastien
Scenic Design by Timothy Domack

SUMMER CAMP presenting PETER PAN JR.
By popular demand Theatre Raleigh will be hosting a Summer Camp. For two weeks in July, students ages 7-15 will rehearse the musical- Peter Pan Jr. at their studios, under the leadership of a professional director. Then they'll get to showcase their work onstage at the Kennedy Theatre! The camp is set to run July 16-27. Visit theatreraleigh.com/summer-camp for more information.

FALL FAMILY SERIES
The popular Family Series is expanding into the fall! This October they will be presenting another student-oriented production, offering additional opportunities for education, engagement, and family fun! The show title is still under wraps, but as soon as it's out, look for information on auditions and other ways to get involved!

The mission of Theatre Raleigh, Inc. is to produce work with an artistic scope that includes musical theatre, drama, comedy, concerts, theatre for young audiences, as well as the development of new theatrical projects. Theatre Raleigh, Inc. will nurture a tradition of intimate, professional live performances while enhancing, stimulating and providing opportunities to our community, thus contributing to its vitality.

Theatre Raleigh, Inc. produces a critically-acclaimed Summer Series, Family Series, and Concert Series. This umbrella institution operates with the goal of providing audiences diverse programming in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts.

For more information please go to http://www.theatreraleigh.com.


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