Week In Magic: Upper Darby Summer Stage July 29th-August 2nd (Photos)

Upper Darby Summer Stage is officially in overdrive! Upper Darby Summer Stage is more than halfway through its 2013 season and there is still so much magic to go! Magic is literally fueling the program during one of its busiest weeks of the season with Mainstage coming to life, showcases beginning to formulate and the children’s theatre program roaring on with stellar shows! So what’s the magic this week? Let’s see! 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 fourth blog post in the new series Week In Magic!

999387_10151733949400606_824268725_nMonday: Tech day! Every Monday at Upper Darby Summer Stage is a tech day for our latest children’s theatre show set to open that week! The fourth show, which also happens to be the fourth new show this summer, hits the stage this week! Freckleface Strawberry is a fantastic cute little musical about being yourself when you’re a kid! Here, the cast of Freckleface Strawberry kicks it into high gear as they hit the stage to prepare for their week of performances!

547664_10151736230850606_879575567_nTuesday: What do you get when you guzzle down sweets? The final Upper Darby Summer Stage children’s theatre show of the season is in full swing! Returning after 5 years is the hit classic Willy Wonka Jr. Telling the classic story of Charlie and Grandpa Joe as they work their way through the mysterious and magical chocolate factory of Mr. Willy Wonka, audiences will be delighted with the new production of this family favorite story. Here, the cast of Willy Wonka Jr. works on one of the Oompa Loompa numbers from the show which opens August 14th!

1013250_10151738242785606_164619015_nWednesday: Camp Friendship is a hidden gem of Upper Darby Summer Stage. Offering performance opportunities to kids with disabilities and special needs, the program is offered every summer and involves kids not only in fun games but ends with a show they have all worked on together. Here, this year’s group of students present their show Aliens and Astronauts. Bravo to all on a great performance!

1098403_10151740719850606_298687621_nThursday: The technical program at Upper Darby is arguably the real magic of Summer Stage! This past week always proves itself as one of the busiest weeks for the technical crew as they switch over our unit set twice a day! Yes, that’s correct. With Fiddler on the Roof in tech at night and Freckleface Strawberry playing during the day, how about a round of applause for the technicians who came in at 5 AM repeatedly this week to make some magic happen? Here, the backstage manager and assistant stage manager of Freckleface work during a show.

1012247_10151742799860606_330939979_nFriday: Climb a beanstalk to the sun! While there are dozens of photos of the children’s theatre casts at Upper Darby Summer Stage performing the Summer Stage song, none quite hits the heart like this one. The iconic pose on the lyric “Climb a beanstalk to the sun” is one every Summer Stage alum, family, friend and fan knows. Here, the cast of Freckleface Strawberry performs the Summer Stage song on their final performance after a fantastic week!

Magic magic magic magic magic magic! See…we weren’t kidding when we said it was in overdrive. 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!






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