Neary Theater invites students to dive into video game musical

The after school theater program at Neary is expanding to offer a spring musical this year. Student actors and singers are invited to register for “Press Start”.

Given the nature of the story, maybe it will inspire some screen obsessed kids to get up and dance:

PRESS START transports us inside the bright, pixelated world of video games! When the famous characters we know and love run out of lives, they decide to put on a musical fundraiser that will help them raise gold rings and play on. Through hilarious and heartfelt musical numbers, we see the heroes, villains, and sidekicks like we’ve never seen the before. But when things go terribly awry, it’s the quiet sidekick Little Mushroom who must find the hero within to help save the day!

The spring session is shorter, therefore more intense than the Fall to Winter musical. Instead of registering for Wednesday or Friday, students need to commit to both days. And by commit, that means attendance is mandatory for all rehearsals.

The program is again run by SkyRise Children’s Theater in the Neary School Gym. Registration is open here through April 13th. (Or click here to open a printable registration form.) Below is the schedule and more details:

Program Dates: Wednesdays AND Fridays (2 days a week) Cost: $200/pp

Audition Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018, 2:30 to 5pm (audition material will be posted on skyrise website on 3/27)

Rehearsal Dates: April 25, 27, May 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 23, 30*

Rehearsal Times and Location: 2:30 to 5pm at Neary School gym

Last rehearsal is on May 30 at 4pm at Woodward School Gym followed by Performance

Performance Date: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at 6pm

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