Week In Magic: Upper Darby Summer Stage July 15th-20th (Photos)
Last week, Luner on Theatre kicked off a brand new blog series! As we work to bring you more theatre coverage all summer long, Luner on Theatre is expanding its coverage of Upper Darby Summer Stage in Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania. Last week, we brought you the first post in our Week in Magic series! The Week In Magic collects all of the Photo of the Day posts from that week at Summer Stage and brings you them in one blog post! Today, Luner on Theatre brings you our second blog post in the new series Week In Magic!
Monday: Upper Darby Summer Stage isn’t only just for performers! Every summer, dozens of kids interested in the technical aspects of theatre have a chance to join in on the magic and help bring to life the true magic of Upper Darby Summer Stage. Getting a chance Kids in the technical program have a chance to work in all areas including carpentry, paints, props and lighting. They even run the shows backstage! Here, we have a collage of activities happening in the tech program! Props is working on Willy Wonka Jr. while paints works on A Disney Spectacular and sets works on the rock for The Little Mermaid Jr.!
Tuesday: Upper Darby Summer Stage is lucky to have the talent of the Walnut Street Theatre costume shop all summer long! The wonderful and highly spirited costume shop is led by manager Lauren Perigard all summer long working to create costumes for all 7 summer stage shows. The costume shop welcomes volunteers and mothers all summer long who know how to sew and can help them create costume pieces. Here, a volunteer works to create a costume for an upcoming children’s theatre production.
Wednesday: “On Wednesday’s, we wear pink”. Theme days at Upper Darby Summer Stage are always a huge hit! Pajama day, decade day and school spirit day are classic’s you’ll find just about every cast doing. However, there are many other theme days specific casts come up with themselves. The famous line from the hit movie Mean Girls turned into a theme day for the cast of Freckleface Strawberry this past Wednesday. Ironically enough, the movie Mean Girls was written by Upper Darby Summer Stage Alumni Tina Fey who is an Emmy Award Winner. Here, the cast of Freckleface not only poses for their picture but also pays tribute to Summer Stage’s most famous alumni!
Thursday: Another Opening! Another Show! Once the Upper Darby Summer Stage season begins, its off and running! Disney’s My Son Pinocchio took the stage this week and brought in big audiences who came to hear the new rendition of the classic tale of Pinocchio told from Gepetto’s point of view. Here, Harry Dietzler welcomes the Thursday audience to the show during the Summer Stage song!
Friday: Before kids get the chance to hit the big stage in Children’s Theatre, Upper Darby Summer Stage offer’s two training programs to younger kids teaching them the basics of performing and theatre. You start as an apprentice and then work your way to the Rising Stars program where you work to put together a small 30 minute production learning how a show works as a whole. Here, the first session of Rising Stars present a musical number from their show A Disney Spectacular to the entire Summer Stage community at this past week’s general meeting!
And there it is! Our second Week in Magic Series! We hope you enjoy this new blog series we will now be bringing to you every single week through the end of Summer Stage 2013! All photos above were taken by Dan Luner. Check out Luner on Theatre’s Upper Darby Summer Stage Page for more information and details! For more information, visit Upper Darby Summer Stage’s Official Website! Be sure to check Luner on Theatre on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter as well! We are constantly updating these pages with information! And of course, check out the rest of Luner on Theatre for all your theatre news you don’t only need but want to know!