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PA Ballet & Drama

2012 – 2013 Pennsylvania Ballet Dress Rehearsal Program

Every year homeschoolers have the opportunity to see Pennsylvania Ballet Dress Rehearsals for FREE!

My oldest daughter and I have loved being a part of this program!

To participate, you must fill out and mail in the following registration form to Phil Juska, Director of Outreach & Education by September  28th, 2012.  A copy of this form will need to be mailed in for EACH ballet you’re interested in.  Note:  Depending on the number of submissions, you may not necessarily be able to attend all of the ballets you have requested.

To download the registration form click here: PENNSYLVANIA BALLET

This year the Pennsylvania Ballet will be performing the following shows:

1.  Giselle – Story of Love & Tragedy

When: Thurs., October 18, 2012 (1:00 to 2:30)

Where: Academy of Music

Grades: 6 – 12

2.  The Nutcracker –  A young girl and her Nutcracker prince travel to the Land of Sweets

When:  Friday, December 7th 2012 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Where: Academy of Music

Grades:  2 – 6

3.  Push Comes to Shove – Set to Music of Joseph Haydn

When: Thursday, February 7, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30 pm

Where: Merriam Theater

Grades: 6 – 12

4.  A Midsummer Nights Dream – Shakespeare’s classic comedy

When:  Thursday, March 7, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30pm

Where: Academy of Music

Grades: 5 – 12

5.  Carnival of the Animals – Boy falls asleep in a history museum

When: Thursday, May 9, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30pm

Where: Academy of Music

Grades: All Ages

6.  Artifact Suite – Set to the music of Bach

When: Thursday, June 13, 2013 – 1:00 to 2:30pm

Where:  Academy of Music

Grades: 6 – 12

To see PA Ballet’s webpage highlighting this program, please click HERE and click on the Dress Rehearsal Matinees tab.


Auditions for GREASE!

Homeschoolers can participate!

What Group: Center Stage Shows

When: Tuesday, October 2nd, & Thursday, October 4th from 6:30-9:00 pm  (Callbacks will be held Thursday, October 4th from 8:30-10:00pm.)

Where: Emmanuel-Resurrection Episcopal Church, 8201 Frankford Ave., Phila, PA 19136 (Auditions will be located in the basement of the Community Building. Parking is available in lot on Stanwood Street.)

Ages: 10-18

What to have prepared:  Have two songs of conflicting styles prepared (up-tempo and ballad) that best show off your voice, no radio songs please.  An accompanist will be provided, please bring sheet music or a karaoke CD. Songs from the show are preferred if auditioning for a lead role.  Please also be prepared for a cold reading from the script, and a basic movement audition.

Rehearsals: Tuesdays 6:30 – 9pm  & Thursdays 6 – 9pm; & Some Saturday afternoons

Performance: Mid January 2013 at ST. Hubert Catholic High School for Girls

For More Info: Email or check out their flyer: Grease Audition Flyer

 Posted by Gwen Fredette on September 17, 2012


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