Week In Magic: Upper Darby Summer Stage July 22nd-27th (Photos)
Upper Darby Summer Stage is off and running! It’s hard to believe that we are halfway through the season at Upper Darby Summer Stage this summer! However, while half of our shows are now complete, the second half of the summer is filled with not only several more productions but added features some people don’t even know exist! One Acts, Cabaret, Dance Troupe, Mainstage and The Harry Awards are all in the next few weeks to come! But for now, let’s see this weeks magic! 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 third blog post in the new series Week In Magic!
Monday: Each summer, Summer Stage children’s theatre program brings to life some old favorites the program has produced before and several new productions as well. This summer, Upper Darby Summer Stage has decided to present 5 new children’s theatre productions never before seen on the Upper Darby Stage! Here, the cast of A Year with Frog & Toad work with director and program alum Nick Hunchak on blocking! The show opens August 7th and runs through August 9th!
Tuesday: Isn’t this what its all about? Disney’s The Little Mermaid opened this week at Upper Darby Summer Stage and the word magic took on an entirely new meaning! Summer Stage is no stranger to kids in costumes when it comes to bringing to life some of their favorite Disney stories and such was the case this week, Here, Ariel poses with tons of friends who came to see here show and support her by dressing in clothes and many, many costumes! Disney’s The Little Mermaid played 5 sold out performances!
Wednesday: For kids looking to join Upper Darby Summer Stage, the first chance they have is upon graduating 5th grade! They enter themselves into the Apprentice Program where they learn the basics of performing. Classes in dance, movement, improv, storytelling and music all help the kids grow as they work their way up to the Rising Stars Program and eventually hit the stage in Children’s Theatre. Here, the Apprentices work in a movement classic exploring different ways to move their body!
Thursday: Merry Christmas (In July)! Theme days at Summer Stage are a must and start from your youngest days! Classics like 80’s days, school spirit day and pajama day always find their way into the summer for each cast! However, there are a variety of other theme days the kids themselves come up with! Santa hats, stockings and the colors red and green filled Summer Stage on Thursday with the date being July 25th. Here, the Rising Stars get into the holiday spirit by celebrating Christmas in July!
Friday: TO LIFE! Upper Darby Summer Stage is best known for it’s children’s theatre productions but also serves the community a dose of Broadway each summer with its Mainstage production. Filled with performers age 16 to 28, the mainstage production at Upper Darby Summer Stage has been compared to professional productions in Philadelphia and is always a must see for anyone in the area during the summer. Recently productions include Ragtime the Musical, West Side Story, Titanic and Hairspray. Here, the cast of this year’s production of Fiddler on the Roof rehearse the hit number “To Life”. The show opens August 2nd and runs through August 10th.
Wow! That sure is a heck of a lot of magic! 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! This week especially brings you a new look into some aspects of Summer Stage we haven’t been able to share before! 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!