Monday, May 6, 2013
Springfield High School Theater takes one of two top prizes at regional high school theater awards.
After a walk down the red carpet it was on to honors inside for Springfield High School Students Sunday at the 2013 Cappies Awards. The annual awards honor student actors, technicians, musicians, designed and theater critics in the greater Philadelphia region. 37 public and private schools in the city and surrounding counties are nominated and awarded by student theater critics. The critics themselves are also among the award nominees and winners presented with trophies. Before the show at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center at Upper Darby High School, nominees walked the red carpet in formal wear and in some cases in costume from shows and musicals presented during the current school year. Springfield takes one of the Top Two …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The school's spring theatrical production is a comedy that runs Thursday through Sunday afternoon.
The Springfield High School Theater Workshop is performing the comedy Over the River and Through the Woods this weekend at the high school on Leamy Road. According to an announcement on the Springfield School District website: Performances will run from Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, April 28, 2013. Thursday to Saturday performances are at 7:00pm in the Knorr Theater at Springfield High School. The Sunday matinee performance is at 2:00pm. Tickets are $5.00 for students and seniors and $8.00 for adults. Tickets can be reserved in advance by calling 610-938-6292, or by sending an e-mail to David.Jurkiewicz@ssdcougars.org. If you're in the mood for a musical this weekend, there are two community theater group offerings this weekend in …
It's a who's Who of Seuss on stage at St. Francis and a musical of biblical proportions at St. Kevin.
A colorful feast feast for the eyes is back for a second and final weekend of Seussical at St. Francis Church on Saxer Avenue this weekend. The St. Francis Players musical production, which features actors of all ages from the very young to the veteran of veterans, is on stage in the St Francis Parish Community Hall. The show features amazing, custom-made sets and a live pit orchestra. The shows are Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Ticket information and reservations can be made through the St. Francis Players website. Godspell, Jr. at St. Kevin's Also on stage for a final weekend this weekend is the Catholic Community Choir's production of Godspell, Jr.. Performed "in the round" (actually it's in a square) at St…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Catholic Community Choir's senior young actors stage a Broadway classic in a new setting.
Godspell is a big show with big numbers and a message of literally biblical proportions. The Catholic Community Choir is saging its production of Godspell, Jr. "in the round" at St. Kevin Catholic Parish. It's actually in a square and the intimate setting lets audience members get up close and personal with the talented young cast. Godspell plays Sundays this weekend and next at 2 p.m. and next Saturday at 7 p.m. Full ticket details are available on the group's website. Check out a full gallery from Godspell's Saturday night performance on the Springfield Patch Facebook page. While you're there please "like/follow" Springfield Patch on Facebook. You can do that by clicking on 'like' on the homepage.
Saturday, April 20, 2013
St. Francis Players pull out all the stops in this colorful musical production.
Every who in this Whoville, the tall and the small is dressed in a colorful costume and wears a smile. The St. Francis Players in Springfield is presenting Seussical this weekend and next. Friday's opening night featured a dinner theater buffet and a red carpet introduction of each cast member. See a colorful gallery of more than 200 photos from opening night on the Springfield Patch Facebook page. The shows are Friday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Ticket information and reservations can be made through the St. Francis Players website.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Student theater company will present an iconic Broadway musical at St. Kevin's Parish.
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Thursday, April 18
Prepare ye the way of the talented young actors of the Catholic Community Choir theater group. They will present Godspell, Jr. for two weekends starting Friday at the St. Kevin's Parish Center in Springfield. The show features the older members of the choir who have been preparing for months. According to a note from the Community Choir's Director Jeff Braconnier posted on the group's website: Please support our "CCC Seniors" as they bring the gospel of St. Matthew to life on stage. Our shows take place April 19th-21st and April 27th-28th. This small and dynamic cast has been working hard putting the production together. Since 'Mermaid' just closed, we could not waste any time and had to get Godspell into "high gear." Tickets are …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Crayola Experience in Easton will reopen in May with new features for kids to enjoy.
What will you get if you head to Easton, Northampton County to the new Crayola Experience? Ink that puffs up when you heat it. A 40-foot wall of crayon bins. An 85-foot water attraction. Those are all among the new features kids will be able to see and take part in when the Crayola Experience reopens in May. The children's tourist destination closed for renovations in mid-February, but on Tuesday, the company gave a tour of its soon-to-be-upgraded building to members of the media and local officials. "This really is going to be a reimagined facility," said Victoria Lozano, Crayola's VP of corporate strategy and development, who led the tour. Stops along the way included a look at a new two-story playground, and the Water Works, an 85-foot-…
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Four straight sell-outs go swimmingly for the Catholic Community Choir production of Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. in Springfield.
Lavish sets, costumes and outstaning young talent have become the trademark of Catholic Community Choir productions in the community theater's first decade. This weekend's production of Little Mermaid Jr. lived up to the tradition, turning the huge auditorium of E.T. Richardson Middle School in Springfield into an undersea feast for the eyes and ears. CCC Founder and Mermaid Director Jeffrey Braconnier and his team created a lavish, sparkly, and enticing production for all ages, featuring a huge video screen and some powerhouse young vocalists. Kaitlin Farren stars in the title role of Ariel and Kyra McKillip is Ursula, the witch of the sea who allows Ariel to trade her beautiful singing voice for a pair of human legs in pursuit of the …
Friday, March 22, 2013
They are part of a group that inspires audiences at every performance.
Three singers from Springfield did something Friday that only a a select few get to do in a lifetime. Patrick Clark, Maryjo D’Allesandro and Louise Kubicek and the other members of "The State Street Miracles" show choir performed for lawmakers and the public at noon Frday on Capitol Hill. According to a Patch blog post from the group's director The Media Theatre’s State Street Miracles, a performance troupe of 14 adults with intellectual disabilities, spread the joy of music and dance while increasing awareness of the talents and abilities of people with disabilities. The group travelled to Washignton at the invitation of Congressman Pat Meehan (R-PA7) and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA). Read the full story of the State Street Miracles …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Highway billboards will show the pieces and invite tipsters.
FBI officials announced Monday they know who committed one of the biggest art heists in history, but they still need the public's help to locate $500 million worth of missing artwork, some of which they believe is in the Philadelphia area. The heist, which happened at Boston's Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in 1990, led to the theft of 13 works of art by by Rembrandt, Johannes Vermeer, Govaert Flinck, Edgar Degas and Edouard Manet. Two thieves dressed as Boston Police officers infiltrated the museum, tied up the guards, and stole the artwork, according to the FBI. And for many years, that's where the case went cold. But thanks to a tip that came in in 2010, 20 years after the theft, FBI officials now believe the stolen artwork may be in …