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The Arts Guild at Neumann University was established in 1991 to enhance the high level of cultural enrichment presented to the Delaware Valley Community. The eight member organizations, Center Stage Productions, the Cultural Arts Forum, the Delaware County Symphony, International Ballet Classique, the Neumann University Art Gallery, the Neumann University Concert Chorale, the Neumann University Jazz Band, and the Neumann University Players, offer performances and seminars in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre in an atmosphere that offers fine acoustics, architectural excellence, and comfortable continental seating. For more information on any of our programming, please contact the Neumann University Office of Cultural Programming by calling 610-558-5626.

 

All events held in the Meagher Theatre located in the Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center on the Neumann University campus unless otherwise noted. General/ticketing information may be obtained by calling 610-558-5626 unless otherwise noted.

Center Stage Productions

 

Children’s Theatre

Cinderella Goes Disco
A children's participatory play by Shubert Fendrich
Thursday through Saturday, June 25, 26, 27 • 11:00 a.m.
(running time approx. 45 minutes)


You’ll find something old, something new, and something for everyone in this participatory play which combines three traditional fairy tales in a most unusual fashion. The Prince has invited all of the girls in the kingdom to a big disco dance at the palace. Cinderella cannot go because she has no disco dress! The Fairy Godmother comes to the rescue. When Cinderella doubts that she can catch the eye of the handsome Prince, the Fairy Godmother tries to convince her by telling the story of Sleeping Beauty. When Cinderella hesitates a second time, she is told the story of Beauty and the Beast. At last she is convinced and attends the dance in royal fashion. With plenty of participation, this show is both fun and educational.
ADMISSION: General $7; Groups of 15 or more $5 each

 

 

School House Rock Live! Jr.
Originally conceived and directed by Scott Ferguson
Book by Scott Ferguson, Kyle Hall, George Keating
Music and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Bob Dorough, Dave Frishberg, Kathy Mandry, George Newall and Tony Yohe
Thursday through Saturday, July 16, 17, 18 • 11:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 16 • 7:30 p.m.
(running time approx. 75 minutes)

 

The prize-winning, Saturday morning, educational, cartoon series and pop culture phenomenon is now the basis of one of the most fun musicals ever to hit the stage.
The musical follows Tom, a young school teacher, who is nervous about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV when various characters representing
facets of his personality emerge from the set and show him how to win his students over with imagination and music. Memorable songs as Just A Bill; Lolly, Lolly,
Lolly; and Conjunction Junction bring his lesson plans vividly to life. This lively musical production will be a surefire hit with young and old alike.

ADMISSION: General $7; Groups of 15 or more $5 each

 

 

Disney's High School Musical, Jr.
Book by David Simpatico
Songs by Matthew Gerrard
Songs by Robbie Nevil, Ray Cham, Greg Cham, Andrew Seeley, Randy Petersen,
Kevin Quinn, Andy Dodd, Adam Watts, Bryan Louiselle, David N. Lawrence, Faye
Greenberg and Jamie Houston
Music adapted, arranged and produced by Bryan Louiselle
Based on a Disney channel original movie written by Peter Barsocchini
Thursday, July 30 • 11:00 a.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, July 31
August 1 • 11:00 a.m.
(running time approx. 75 minutes)

 

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on the Neumann stage! Troy, Gabriella, and the students of East High must deal with issues of first love, friends, and family while balancing their classes and extra curricular activities. It’s
the first day after winter break at East High. The jocks, “Brainiacs,” thespians and skater dudes find their cliques, recount their vacations, and look forward to the new year. Basketball team captain and resident jock, Troy, discovers that the brainy
Gabriella, a girl he met singing karaoke on his ski trip, has justenrolled at East High. They cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical, led by Ms. Darbus. Although many students resent the threat posed to the “status quo,” Troy and Gabriella’s alliance might just open the door for others to shine as well. Disney’s High School Musical, Jr. is fun for the whole family. Infectious, toe-tapping songs like We’re All in This Together, Get’cha Head in the Game, and Bop to the Top are sure to have the entire audience dancing in their seats!
ADMISSION: General $7; Groups of 15 or more $5 each

 

Summer Theatre Camps

Registration Form

Call 610-558-5626 for
more information.

Center Stage Productions camps are designed for young people entering kindergarten through twelfth grades. Sessions include acting, movement, voice training, and stage crafts. They provide opportunity for talented and creative students to experience theater in a safe and trusting environment. The participants will be personally involved in the dynamics of combined art forms, the challenges of creative self-expression, and the appreciation of theater as a major culturaldevelopment. All classes are held in the Neumann University Thomas A. Bruder, Jr. Life Center and the surrounding campus facilities.


KINDERGARTEN−THIRD GRADES
Workshop I: Theatre Camp for Little People

June 22−July 10 (no class July 3 & 6)
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

This program is designed to introduce young people to the theater. Students will experience every aspect of play-acting from mind pictures to performing. All activities will offer a variety of challenges to accommodate the range of abilities among the
students. A showcase performance is scheduled for July 10.
COST: $350

 

 

FOURTH−FIFTH GRADES
Workshop II: Introduction to Theatre
June 22−July 10 (no class July 3 & 6)
10:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m.

This workshop is designed to introduce students to the stage. The participants will concentrate on various acting skills by using improvisation, stage games, stage
crafts, and a short play script to produce a 30-minute production The showcase will be performed for parents and friends on July 10.
COST: $350

 

 

SIXTH−NINTH GRADES
Workshop III: Showcase Workshop
June 22−July 18 (no class July 3 & 6)
10:00 a.m.−3:30 p.m.
(also two possible evening rehearsals)

Each session is devoted to developing various theatrical skills. A culminating theater production, School House Rock Live, Jr., will be produced and performed for parents, friends, and community members. Performances will be held in the Fred P. Meagher Theatre on July 16, 17, 18. Tickets will be available through the Office for Cultural
Programming in the Life Center. Call 610-558-5626 for reservations.
COST: $490

 

 

NINTH GRADE–YOUNG ADULT
Workshop IV: High School Theatre Ensemble
July 7−August 1
1:00 p.m.−3:30 p.m.
(possible evening dress rehearsal)

This workshop is open to approximately 20 students. The class will encourage cooperative learning while concentrating on storytelling and performing. The students will produce Disney's High School Musical, Jr. Production dates are July 30, 31, and August 1. Tickets are available at 610-558-5626.
COST: $180

 


Main Stage

Cabaret (1998 Version)
Book by Joe Masteroff
Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Thursday through Saturday, August 13, 14, 15 • 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 16 • 2:00 p.m.

 

This revival of Cabaret opened on Broadway at the Kit Kat Klub, March 19, 1998. It soon moved to Studio 54 and played for a total of 2,377 performances. The scene is the Kit Kat Klub, a night club in Berlin, as the 1920s are drawing to a close. The Emcee welcomes the audience to the show and assures them that, whatever their troubles, they will forget them at the Cabaret. His songs provide wry commentary throughout the show. Musical numbers include Willkommen, Cabaret, Mein Herr,
Maybe This Time, The Money Song and Two Ladies. When we revisit the Klub at the end, much is changed, and the show ends with a stark foreshadowing of things to come. The Emcee strips off his overcoat to reveal a concentration camp prisoner’s uniform marked with a yellow Star of David, and we are reminded of this tumultuous and heartbreaking era.
ADMISSION: General $15; College students with ID $12; Children/students under
18 years $12; Seniors $12

 


9th Annual CSP Cabaret Dinner
Friday, October 23 • 7:00 p.m.
Austin Room, Boothwyn, PA
Catering by Lia's

Come to a nostalgic tribute to the many Broadway musicals produced by Center Stage Productions. This year the theater ensemble will offer a cabaret style program featuring a buffet dinner, refreshments, and musical performances by cast members dating back to 1983. The evening will include some of Broadway’s best musical solos,
duets and company numbers. Call 610-558-5626 for more information and reservations.
ADMISSION: $45 per person

Reservations are necessary

 

 


Art Exhibits

Neumann University Art Gallery Exhibit Program
Library Gallery
Bachmann Main Building
ADMISSION: FREE

 

Robert Steiner
Michelle Occhi
Wednesday, April 28 – Monday, June 8
Photographs by Robert Steiner
Wednesday, June 10 – Tuesday, August 25
Neumann University Student Exhibition

 

If you are an artist or know someone who is looking for a “gallery” in which to display an art collection, Neumann University can help. We will serve as a host site for emerging artists from the surrounding area to exhibit a body of artwork. This is an excellent opportunity to share your artistic talent with the University and the greater community. Art exhibits will hang in the University Library and typically run for two months. All works displayed will be in congruence with the mission of Neumann University.


To obtain a schedule of upcoming art exhibits or for more information regarding
exhibit proposals, please contact the Office of Cultural Programming via telephone at 610-558-5626, or via e-mail at dimarinn@neumann.edu.

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