Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts Announces First Ever Spring Musical - Into the Woods Jr.

Elefante Music & School for the Performing Arts is thrilled to announce its first ever Spring Musical!  For our first full-length musical theater production, we have chosen to produce the Sondheim/Lapine classic INTO THE WOODS JR. 

The Brothers Grimm "go Broadway" as Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine offer up a cockeyed fairy tale where all of your favorite characters – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and The Witch – meet and interact on their journeys.  With unforgettable roles, INTO THE WOODS JR. showcases an ensemble of talented singers and actors.  The sophisticated score has been adapted to make it easier – though still challenging – for young performers.  INTO THE WOODS JR. is a funny and engaging way to get young people to think about the stories with which they've grown up and the ethical issues raised therein.

Students who would like to participate in INTO THE WOODS JR. will have to register for “Elefante Spring Musical Workshop” in the Spring 2012 semester.  This class will meet Thursdays from 5:30-7:00pm from January 26 – May 24, and dress rehearsals will take place May 30 and 31.  The performances will take place June 1 and 2 at the Oakes Center in Summit, NJ.

There’s nothing like putting on a show!  This class is a great opportunity to take part in a unique and exciting musical theater performance experience.  In addition to performers, we’ll also be looking for talented set builders, painters and stage crew members who want to be part of this fun production. 

In addition to INTO THE WOODS JR., we'll also be offering a roster of fun performing arts classes at our studio in New Providence.  Our classes this spring will include: 3-in-1 Acting/Dancing/Singing, Acting the Song, Musical Theater, Acting Onstage, Drama Fun, Tap and Broadway Baby.

For more information or to register, contact Stefani at (908) 464-5928 or shealey@elefantemusic.com, or visit www.elefantemusic.com/springmusical.shtml.