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About Summerstage

All sessions will take place at the Powerhouse Theatre, Waveny Park, 679 South Avenue, New Canaan, CT

Willy Wonka KIDS
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

The delicious adventures of Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory light up the stage in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale!  Follow the enigmatic candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, along with his singing and dancing Oompa Loompas, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Who will find those tickets and win a tour of the Wonka factory and lifetime supply of candy? The winning children must use their “Pure Imagination” and learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory — or suffer the consequences.

*Willy Wonka is produced in partnership with Town Players of New Canaan.

Program Fee: $1075

Broadway Beat
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

Do you hear that beat? It’s the sound of dancing feet and orchestras tuning up. It’s the sound dreams are made of. It’s the sound of Broadway! Celebrate musical theatre with highlights from over a century of music and dance. Learn hits from Hairspray, The Music Man, The King and I, Wicked, Rent, Grease and more. It’s the beat of Broadway and nobody can stop it!

*Broadway Beat is produced in association with Hal Leonard.

Program Fee: $600

Alice in Wonderland JR.
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

Fall down the rabbit hole with Alice as she navigates the curious world of Wonderland on a journey of self-discovery. When young Alice finds herself in a strange world where everything seems upside down, she must find her way home…and find herself along the way. As she travels through Wonderland, she encounters many iconic characters including the ever-tardy White Rabbit, the grinning Cheshire Cat, a cool Caterpillar, the wacky Mad Hatter, and the hot-tempered Queen of Hearts. Including “The Unbirthday Song” and many other favorites, Alice in Wonderland is timeless story of adventure, imagination, and pure fun!

Program Fee: $1075

Rent: School Edition
Students completing grades 7,8,9,10,11,12 in June 2024

Set in the East Village of New York City in the 1990s, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Loosely based on Puccin’s La Boheme, and Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, it has become a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages.

Following “525,600 minutes” in the life of a found-family of struggling artists and musicians surviving in the shadows of the HIV/AIDS crisis, the young bohemians negotiate their dreams, loves and conflicts in this groundbreaking musical about art and life. Spaces are limited, so don’t miss this “Seasons of Love”.

EDUCATIONAL NOTE: RENT: School Edition contains sensitive subject matter that may not be suitable for all students. Summerstage offers older students a chance to interact with material that tackles tough subjects to expand their understanding of the world while challenging their performance abilities.

Program Fee: $1075

*Willy Wonka KIDS, Alice In Wonderland JR. and RENT: School Edition are presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


Enrollment Varies By Show

Willy Wonka – June Session
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

June 17 – June 28

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, June 28 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm  PT

 

Willy Wonka – July Session
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

July 8 – July 19
*CLASS FULL – Email us to be added to the waiting list.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, July 19 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm  PT

 

Alice in Wonderland
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

July 22 – August 2
*CLASS FULL – Email us to be added to the waiting list.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, August 2 @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm  PT

 

Broadway Beat
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

July 1, 2, 3 & 5 (No class July 4)

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, July 5 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm  PT

 

Rent
Students completing grades 7,8,9,10,11,12 in June 2024

June 23 – August 3

  • Sundays: 10:00am-1:00pm  PT
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 4:00pm-6:00pm  PT
  • Tech Week:
    July 28 – August 1  PT
  • Performances:
    Friday, August 2 @ 7:00pm
    Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm  PT



PT Powerhouse Theatre, 679 South Ave, New Canaan, CT

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Willy Wonka – June Session
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

June 17 – June 28

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, June 28 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm  PT

 

Willy Wonka – July Session
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

July 8 – July 19
*CLASS FULL – Email us to be added to the waiting list.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, July 19 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm  PT

 

Alice in Wonderland
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

July 22 – August 2
*CLASS FULL – Email us to be added to the waiting list.

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, August 2 @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm  PT

 

Broadway Beat
Students completing grades 1,2,3,4,5,6 in June 2024

July 1, 2, 3 & 5 (No class July 4)

  • Monday to Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm  PT
  • Performances: Friday, July 5 @ 3:00pm & 5:00pm  PT

 

Rent
Students completing grades 7,8,9,10,11,12 in June 2024

June 23 – August 3

  • Sundays: 10:00am-1:00pm  PT
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays: 4:00pm-6:00pm  PT
  • Tech Week:
    July 28 – August 1  PT
  • Performances:
    Friday, August 2 @ 7:00pm
    Saturday, August 3 @ 2:00pm & 7:00pm  PT



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