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PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT 32 BELOW

The mission of the Performing Arts Center at 32 Below is to provide all members of our community with a high-quality but affordable performing arts education. The carefully developed curriculum offers opportunities for toddlers just starting their artistic journey to adults who wish to hone their skills or gain new ones. Our Professional faculty offer years of experience in their given artistic medium and aim to help each student reach their full potential as a performer.

SUMMER THEATRE KIDS!

LEGALLY BLONDE, THE MUSICAL, JR. **
Ages 6-16

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde, The Musical, Jr is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The shows instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit, and sass- leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pinki!

Start Date:  July 2, 2018 – July 26, 2018

Performances:  Legally Blonde performances are Friday, July 27 at 7:00 & Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 at The PAC, tickets at the door, cash or check only.

Director: Beth Bonnabeau

Rehearsals: Meets M-F, 10:00-2:00 (before & after care available)

Cost: $350

Ages: 6-16

**Pending licensing approval**

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SUMMER THEATRE STAGE 2!

AVENUE Q **
Ages 13-21

This laugh-out-loud musical tells the timeless tale of a recent college grad named Princeton, who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that, although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score, not to mention puppets, Avenue Q is a truly unique show that has quickly become a favorite for actors and audiences everywhere!

Start Date:  Monday, July 9th, 2018

Director: Alicia Dempster

Rehearsals: Rehearsal times TBA (schedules around actor availability)

Cost: $350

Ages: 13-21

Performances: Friday, August 10 at 7:00, Saturday August 11 at 2:00 and at 7:00, and Sunday, August 12 at 2:00. Performances are at The Brookfield Theatre For The Arts & tickets are also at the door cash or check only.

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INSTRUCTORS

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BETH BONNABEAU – ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – 32 BELOW

Beth received her BA in Theatre from SUNY Plattsburgh where she served as President of Alpha Psi Omega, a national theatre honor fraternity and Vice President of the College Theatre Association. Beth was also twice nominated to and a finalist in the Irene Ryan scholarship competition, part of the National College Theatre Festival. After College, Beth spent several years as part of The Harold Clurman Theatre on NYC’s famed 42nd Street Theatre Row, before discovering her true passion….childrens theatre!

Beth started teaching/directing young performers in the early 90’s and has no intention of stopping! Since 2004, Beth developed and grew the highly acclaimed TWKids program at TheatreWorks in New Milford. She has also taught at theatre’s, schools and studios in Brookfield, Roxbury, Danbury and Ridgefield in Connecticut as well as Pawling, Brewster and Bedford Hills in New York. Beth has not only directed countless classic musicals (Annie, Guys & Dolls, Seussical, Into The Woods, Godspell, How To Succeed, Wizard of Oz, etc…), she is also known for creating musical revues that truly allow every student to shine. Beth is thrilled to be bringing her unique skill set to CSA!

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ROBIN FROME

Robin Frome is a local director and acting teacher. He is currently the president and artistic director of The Sherman Playhouse in Sherman, CT. He has a BFA in Acting and Directing from UCONN and an MA in Dramaturgy from Wesleyan University. Since 1992, he has directed over 200 productions for theaters and schools ranging from Shakespeare to Musicals to Children’s Theater.

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MISSY HANLON

Missy has been teaching and performing in the Western Ct, NY area for over 25 years. For the past 10 years Missy has been running the extremely popular Theater Barn Kids program at The Ridgefield Theater Barn.

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JACKIE DECHO-HOLM

Jackie studied for her BFA in Theatre at CCSU and WCSU. She completed two post graduate internships at the famed Juilliard School in NYC. Jackie also started “Improv in the City” for The Boys and Girls Club of New Britain and “Shakespeare on the Green” for youth in Naugatuck. She was an instructor for Stage 2 Teen theatre at TheatreWorks New Milford where she served on the Board of Directors for three years.

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LuANN JOHNS

LuAnn has studied ballet, tap and jazz in Florida and NYC, and acting in London at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. A veteran of musical theatre, she has performed in New York, Florida, France and Japan. She has performed on Broadway and was a Radio City Rockette for 11 years.

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REGINA SWEENEY

An award winning choreographer and dance education professional with over 30 years of experience. Her work has been seen in NY, NJ and Ct. Regina has studied with Finis Jhung, Al Blackstone, Mandy Moore and Frank Hatchett as well as attending workshops in NYC and Miami.