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"Westchester's sole claim to consistent, professional theater."- The NY Times

SPRING 2015

NEW DATES

MARCH 6- MARCH 29

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LIMITED 3 WEEK ENGAGEMENT

BEGINNING APRIL 24

The Schoolhouse proudly presents Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize winning play, The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Since its premiere in 1971, this masterful and moving drama about an eccentric widow and her two adolescent daughters has continued to hold its place as a mid-20th century American classic.
"The play itself is one of the lucky blooms; it survives, and is beautiful." - The NY Times.

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Called a “breathtaking visionary” by TimeOut New York, Hopkins presents her sixth and newest evening-length work, a comedic, no-nonsense reflection on the trials and tribulations of earning a living as a professional theater artist in the 21st century. Intertwining elements of musical comedy, documentary and fiction, A Living Documentary intersperses autobiographical storytelling with portrayals of semi-fictional comedic characters, all the while asking myriad questions about the realities of professional artistic life in New York City. A veritable departure from past works, A Living Documentary presents a stripped-down,one-woman-show, in which Hopkins plays both herself and an eclectic cast of characters. Featuring a number of Hopkins’ original compositions,both live and recorded music will accompany the work.

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All seats in The Schoolhouse's intimate 89 seat theater are unassigned, general admission seats.
The Schoolhouse Theater is a handicap accessible facility. For more information, please call the box office.

Box Office

By phone:
The Schoolhouse Box Office is open during regular office hours Mondays - Fridays from 10 am to 3pm, and Saturdays and Sundays during the runs of each Mainstage Production. The box office phone number is 914-277-8477. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone any time, day or night, seven days a week with no additional service charge through our ticketing server, Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

Online:
Tickets can also be purchased anytime online with no additional service charge!
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Single Tickets


All single tickets to Mainstage Productions are $38 each.
Seniors (65+ with ID) are $35
Students (with ID) are $20
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Subscriber Benefits include:
$5 off single-ticket prices
Free ticket exchanges for scheduling conflicts
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ABOUT US

OUR MISSION

The mission of The Schoolhouse is to enhance the life of the community through live, professional, regional, theater. Our goal is to support and promote the theatrical arts, to encourage actors, directors and playwrights, as well as to support and promote other art forms. This is a wide umbrella, enabling us to create opportunities for artists to challenge themselves and grow, and to enrich the lives of student interns, senior volunteers, and audience members. All of our theater programming, including MainStage Productions, workshops, classes, and staged readings, introduces our patrons to award-winning playwrights as well as emerging talented voices.

The Schoolhouse Theater in Croton Falls


The beautiful building that houses The Schoolhouse Theater was formerly the Croton Falls elementary school. In 1983 founder Lee Pope  transformed the building into a visual arts center. At that time the cafeteria, gym, and auditorium space was simply a white walled room with no risers and twelve borrowed lights.

In 1987, Ms. Pope invited Manhattan's Acorn Productions to bring their recently produced play, Bedroom Farce, by Alan Ayckbourn to the building. Starring Brooke Palance and Michael Wilding, its limited run was a huge success and The Schoolhouse Theater was born.

Gradually over the years theatrical amenities were added and a number of talented local theater companies presented shows in the space. But it was Pamela Moller Kareman, former Artistic Director of Acorn, who stayed in close touch, and she and Lee Pope charted a clear vision of growth for The Schoolhouse with its unique intimate space.

In 1998 The Schoolhouse Theater became a full fledged not for profit professional regional theater.

The Schoolhouse has been honored by visits from a number of theater luminaries including playwrights Jules Feiffer, George Furth, Tina Howe, Michael Weller, and Paul Zindel, who all came to see productions of their work and lend support to our theater. We have successfully launched three productions to Off-Broadway: Arthur Miller's The Crucible, Ingmar Bergman's Nora, S.N. Behrman's Biography, and Elaine Del Valle's Brownsville Bred.

 

Our Mission


The mission of The Schoolhouse is to enhance the life of the community through live, professional, regional, theater. Our goal is to support and promote the theatrical arts, to encourage actors, directors and playwrights, as well as to support and promote other art forms. This is a wide umbrella, enabling us to create opportunities for artists to challenge themselves nd grow, and to enrich the lives of student interns, senior volunteers, and audience members. All of our theater programming, including MainStage Productions, workshops, classes, and staged readings, introduces our patrons to award-winning playwrights as well as emerging talented voices.


THEATER ARTS PROGRAMS AT SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER

WINTER SESSION 2015

Sessions begin Monday March 2 and run for 8 weeks, through April 30, 2015.  (There are no classes the week of March 30 – April 3, 2015).

Tuition is $115 per student. Maximum number of students per class is 10, to ensure individual attention. A completed registration form and full payment is required prior to the start of the session.

Creative Drama – Mondays, 4 - 5pm – Age 6-8

            This class introduces theater through story-telling and theater games.   Pantomime is explored as well as creating new versions of the fairy tales we know so well. 

Beginning Acting – Mondays, 5:15pm-6:15pm– Age 9-11

            This class focuses on building performance skills. Students are trained through the extensive use of theater games and improvisation. Sections of scene study and character development are also explored.

Sign up for Creative Drama           Sign up for Beginning Acting

SPRING SESSION 2015

Sessions begin Thursday April 9 and run for 8 weeks, through May 28, 2015.

Tuition is $115 per student. Maximum number of students per class is 10, to ensure individual attention. A completed registration form and full payment is required prior to the start of the session.

Acting I – Thursdays, 4 – 5pm  – Age 8-10

            The students build on basic story-telling and mime techniques, but also are introduced to performance techniques:  creating a character, scene study, and movement.

Acting II: Technique - Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm – Age 12-14

            This class focuses on stretching performance skills through improvisation, theater games, comedy, voice, and mime.  Add complexity and depth to your craft with focus on characterization and script analysis.

Sign up for Acting I                           Sign up for Acting II

 

Dance Class With Barbara Rue

Instructor Barbara Rue has been the choreographer for the NSMSHS musical productions for many years, and is a former Radio City Rockette and Broadway dancer who has danced and choreographed since she was fifteen.

For more information and the class schedule, contact Barbara Rue at:
914-584-8201
www.theaterartsstudio.net

Music Together of Northern Westchester

Instructor Ernie Shaheen leads Music Together classes which build on your child's natural enthusiasm for music and movement. Classes include songs, rhythmic rhymes, movement, and instrumental play. These activities are presented as informal, non-performance oriented musical experiences- developmentally appropriate for children and easy for parents and caregivers- regardless of their own musical ability.

Contact Ernie Shaheen for more information:
914-788-1559
www.musictogethernorwest.com