Advertisements
LATEST STORIES

New Britain Youth Theater spring and summer programming

New Britain Youth Theater Performing Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast Jr”

Looking toward warmer days and school vacations, New Britain Youth Theater has announced programs and performances for spring and summer. Among the classes offered are acting skills, improv, puppetry, and musical theater. Performances range from Beatrix Potter and Mark Twain to Shakespeare and Disney.

Spring classes begin on Saturday, March 25. Classes in Stage Performance Skills are offered in two sections—one for ages 6 to 10, and a second section for ages 8 to 12. The classes focus on building skills that make actors better stage performers—and also better presenters and speakers.

They’re ideal for younger actors, children who want their first experience onstage—or a little more experience—or even older students who want to enhance their skills or who aren’t able to audition and rehearse for NBYT’s productions. Classes in Improv Skills are designed to give students age 10 and up a basic understanding of improvisational theater. No prior experience in theater or improv is necessary, and experienced improv performers in the class are challenged to expand their skills.

Classes are held at the company’s new Studio Theater space at the Berlin YMCA Program Center at 362 Main Street in the Kensington section of Berlin. All classes meet on Saturdays for one-hour for an eight-week session, ending with a “share day” performance for family and friends.

Registration is also open for the theater’s summer programming. The summer musical, The Lion King Jr, is open to children and teens, ages 7 to 14, from any town. Rehearsals will be held over a four-week half-day program on Mondays through Fridays from July 3 through 28 (except July 4). Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Although the full program is limited to ages 7 to 14, a limited number of children ages 5 and 6 will join the program during the final week to be part of the cast. All children who register will be cast in the show, and performances will be held on July 28, 29 and 30. Rehearsals and performances will be held at Holmes Elementary School in New Britain.

In addition to the summer musical, NBYT is planning shorter one-week programs this summer, and each will end with a short share performance. Programs include “Write, Create, Action!” (June 26-30, ages 5-10), “Creating and Performing with Puppets!” (July 3-7, except July 4, ages 8-14), “Bringing Books to Life!” (July 10-14, ages 5-10), and “Musical Theater Moves!” (July 17-21, ages 8-14). Programs meet Mondays through Fridays (except July 4) from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the NBYT Studio Theater at the Berlin YMCA.

Upcoming performances at New Britain Youth Theater include Peter Rabbit Is Lost! (March 31-April 2), Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper (May 5-6), Romeo and Juliet (June 22-25), and The Lion King Jr (July 28-30).

For more program and performance details, registration forms to download and print, and general information about New Britain Youth Theater, please visit the company’s website at www.nbyt.org, email info@nbyt.org, or call 860-515-8115.

Advertisements

ABOUT THE BRISTOL ROUNDUP

The Roundup is a popular magazine style publication covering local news, events and information about the greater Bristol Connecticut area. The Roundup, started by Bristol native Mike Uchalid currently has over 5,400 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 50,000 readers across multiple sites, pages and groups. The Roundup provides accurate information, events, news and so much more. We hope you enjoy the site!

MORE NEWS FROM ROUNDUP PARTNER: FOX 61

New father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity ward

New father accused of selling heroin from baby daughter’s maternity ward

GREENSBURG, Pa. – Police arrested a 25-year-old man for selling heroin from a room in the same hospital where his newborn child was staying, according to WPMT. Cody Hulse, of Latrobe, was visiting his baby at Excela Westmoreland Hospital Thursday when he was arrested, police say. Hulse was allegedly dealing the narcotic inside the maternity ward where his baby daughter was being cared for, according to WPVI. He allegedly admitted to selling heroin and was found to be in possession of […]

93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her

93-year-old takes late wife’s photo to restaurant so he can still have lunch dates with her

GLENNVILLE, Ga. — True love does exist. Just look at Clarence Purvis and you’ll know it’s true. Clarence, 93, was with the love of his life, Carolyn, for more than six decades. They had three children together.  She passed away four years ago. But, her memory still lives on every single day. “Ain’t nobody loved one another more than me and my wife loved one another,” Clarence told WTOC. Clarence takes photos of Carolyn with him to his favorite Georgia […]

KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter for this brilliant reason

KFC only follows 11 people on Twitter for this brilliant reason

We’re not sure if the guy who goes by the Twitter handle @edgette22 does any detective work on the side, but he may want to look into it. Mashable reports the online sleuth made a startling find during what must have been a day filled with downtime, and it involves KFC’s Twitter account. “@KFC follows 11 people,” he tweeted Thursday, before going on to detail exactly who those 11 are: “5 Spice Girls and 6 guys named Herb.” .@KFC follows […]

A warm Autumn and business is brisk at Pumpkintown USA

A warm Autumn and business is brisk at Pumpkintown USA

EAST HAMPTON — As Halloween nears, it has been more treat than trick this year for the attractions like Pumpkintown USA that rely on the weather and a good crop each season. Dan Peszynski, the owner of Pumpkintown USA said a good pumpkin crop has helped bring more people to the 70 acres his family owns in East Hampton. “Due to the rain we had during the early part of the season, the pumpkin crop is excellent — included in that, […]

Comments

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s