New senior program debuts at TheaterWorks

Chris Hamby is TheaterWorks’ artistic director, teaching artist and Broadway Senior program creator [Submitted photo]

First up is production of ‘Singin’ In The Rain’

 

TheaterWorks’ newest program, Broadway Senior, is specifically designed for adults over the age of 50 as a recreational activity where participants learn the skills of musical theater, including acting, voice, choreography, movement and stage presence, while creating a mainstage production.

Participants will rehearse twice a week for nine weeks culminating in two performances on the Gyder Stage of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive.

Broadway Senior will be learning and performing “Singin’ In The Rain, SR.,” which is faithfully adapted by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green from their original award-winning work. The show features hilarious situations and a hit-parade score of Hollywood standards, culminating in two performances 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 and 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11.

The goal of Broadway Senior is to use the performing arts as a way to build and sustain social connections as well as motivate participants cognitively and physically. There will be an emphasis on fun and learning the skills of theater. Actors will not be expected to memorize lines, choreography will be individualized and all actors who attend and pay tuition have roles in the production.

Rehearsals will take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12 at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts.

Tuition is $180. Tickets for final performances are $10.

Visit theaterworks.org/broadway-sr or call 623-815-1791.

 

IF YOU GO

What: Broadway Senior program

When: Rehearsals take place 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Tuesday, Feb. 12

Where: Peoria Center for the Performing Arts, 10580 N. 83rd Drive

Tuition: $180

More Information: Visit theaterworks.org/broadway-sr or call 623-815-1791



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