Hey, Mr. Tambourine Man!
Did you see Lancaster native and EPAC veteran ("The Fantasticks," "Jesus Christ Superstar") Eliseo Roman in the "Leap of Faith" production number on the recent Tony Awards telecast?
From his turn as Judas in EPAC's 1994 production of "Superstar," we knew Eliseo could play a mean tambourine as one of his many marvelous talents. This time, he showed that skill to the whole NATION during his appearance in the number from the Tony-nominated Broadway musical, "Leap of Faith."
Calling all Campers!!
If you'd like your kids to experience all the arts this summer, in one FUN camp experience, check out EPAC's Center Stage Summer Theater Camp at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre.
Children completing grades K through 6 can experience music, dance, theater and the visual arts through a camp experience designed to inspire creativity, imagination, risk-taking and storytelling skills.
The camp runs July 9 to Aug. 3. Children can attend from one, two, three or all four weeks, culminating in performances of "Disney's Jungle Book Kids" at 1 and 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.
NEW THIS SUMMER: Artistic Director Edward R. Fernandez is offering an Intensive Acting Workshop for students completing grades 7-12.
The workshop, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 6-17, ends with a 2 p.m. showcase performance on Saturday, Aug. 18.
Click here to register online for the camp.
Visit the EPAC Website, and click on the summer camp logo on the right side of the home page, for camp prices.
Heed the ghost of Noel Coward!
You still have one more chance to see Coward's witty play of beyond-the-grave zaniness, "Blithe Spirit," Saturday, June 23 (today!), at 8 p.m. Kudos to the cast, director, design team and crew for a wonderful run!
Preview for Parker
You may remember a personable young man who helped operate the theater's concession stand during some of EPAC's past special events and preview nights. That's Parker Harley, son of EPAC's former managing director Stephanie Harley.
Parker has been battling some serious health issues over the past few months, and is in need of a liver transplant. So, EPAC is turning the Wednesday, July 18, preview night of "The Who's Tommy" into a benefit performance for Parker.
Your $30 ticket includes a performance of "Tommy" and a summer picnic-themed reception before the show, with food provided by Lily's on Main, The Hill Top Inn and others. Your whole ticket price goes to the Harley family for Parker's future medical needs.
Call (717) 733-7966, or visit the EPAC Website for tickets.
Proud of Pride Performance
The cast and musicians of EPAC's "The Who's Tommy" did a fantastic job performing at Lancaster PA Pride June 16! Visit the EPAC Facebook page for pictures and videos of the performance.
"The Who's Tommy" runs July 19 to Aug. 4 at the Sharadin Bigler Theatre.
-- Mary Ellen ("Merv") Wright