LINCROFT, NJ – The Premier Theatre Company is proud to announce a new educational partnership with Pegasus Theater, the summer theatrical program of Christian Brothers Academy . With the support of Pegasus students, Premier will be producing two shows at Christian Brothers Academy’s Henderson Theater this summer, Footloose in July and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in August. These two shows will complement the Pegasus production of It’s Only a Play taking place at the end of June.
This three show summer season reestablishes the tradition of summer theatre excellence that was a staple at Christian Brothers Academy for many years. The theatre program at CBA and Premier have undergone various leadership changes over the last few years and both groups decided that an educational partnership between the two groups would reestablish the traditions of both groups while they help each other achieve their overall goals of producing quality theatre while teaching and inspiring the next generation of performers.
This partnership will allow the students of Christian Brothers Academy to learn about various aspects of producing theatre from Premier in a hands on approach while everyone works together to produce the summer shows. “We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership,” says Marcos Orozco, Director of Pegasus and CBA alumnus. “At Christian Brothers Academy, we strive to be a student run organization where students are responsible for everything from construction to design to PR and more. We can now provide our students an internship-like experience over the summer where they will learn the skills needed to fully take over during the school year and bring our program to the next level.” Premier President John Sabatos adds, “Premier is thrilled to be able to reinforce their commitment to education with this opportunity. By giving students the chance to work with both theater and education professionals, we hope to not only share our skills and knowledge, but the pleasure of working as a community to advance the living arts.”
As the summer season takes shape, both companies are still looking for help. If you are interested in finding out more information about the program or want to be involved email [email protected] or [email protected]
To purchase tickets for Premier’s Footloose July 14 – 22 and Joseph… Aug. 11-13 go to www.premiertheatre.com or call 732 774-STAR(7827.) To purchase tickets for the Pegasus production of It’s Only a Play, June 30-July 2, email your order to [email protected]
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