Arts for Teens 2019 Shows

INFO FOR 2019!

This years shows will be:

Session I      "42nd Street"
The ultimate show-biz musical, 42ND STREET is a celebration of Broadway, Times Square, and the people who make the magic of musical theatre. Aspiring chorus girl Peggy Sawyer comes to the big city from Allentown PA, and soon lands her first big job in the ensemble of a glitzy new Broadway show. But just before opening night, the leading lady breaks her ankle. Will Peggy be able to step in and become a star? The score is chock-full of Broadway standards, including “Go Into Your Dance,” “We’re In the Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off to Buffalo” and “Forty-Second Street.”

Session II:    "Your a Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Charles Schulz’s beloved comic comes to life in Clark Gesner’s classic musical, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. The whole gang is here: bossy Lucy is hopelessly in love with piano prodigy Schroeder who doesn’t give her the time of day, perfectionist Sally is still mocking blanket-toting Linus, Snoopy is in the doghouse, and “blockhead,” himself, Charlie Brown, is in rare form. Brief vignettes span the months from Valentine’s Day to Beethoven Day, from wild optimism to utter despair. In this revised version, with additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa and dialogue by Michael Mayer, the sweet, joyful innocence of the Peanuts gang is maintained, but a fresh insouciance and playfulness is revealed. The new script features two new songs, particularly funny dialogue, and new, catchy orchestrations. Whether you’re keen to fly with the Red Baron, moon over the Moonlight Sonata, or just do your best to find “Happiness,” You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a crowd-pleasing classic.

 

Arts for Teens is excited about producing 2 more big, Broadway-style Musicals this summer. Both musicals have a terrific set of characters, GREAT music, and most importantly, they are UPBEAT, FUN SHOWS to produce, giving each young performer the opportunity to shine in all 3 areas of performance: singing, dancing, and acting!

AfT shows range from modified versions of well-known Broadway "hits" to completely original productions scripted by the Teens and their teachers. The Arts for Teens show always takes place on the final Thursday evening of a session. The students are invited to come back the next day for a pizza party, and viewing of the Arts for Youth Artsfest!

 Past AfT Productions

Bye Bye Birdie (2018)

Willie Wonka (2018)

Legally Blonde (2017)

Phantom Tollbooth Jr (2017)

Fame, Jr (2016)

Guys and Dolls, Jr (2016)

Crazy for You, Jr (2015)

Suessical, Jr (2015)

Disney's Peter Pan Jr. (2014)

Annie Jr (2014)

Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr (2013)

Once On This Island Jr (2013)

Disney's Aladdin Jr (2012)

Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr (2012)

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr. (2011)

​The Music Man Jr. (2011)

​The Wiz (2010)

Anything Goes! (2010)