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

SPRING 2015

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LIMITED 3 WEEK ENGAGEMENT

APRIL 24 - MAY 10

PERFORMANCES FRIDAYS AND SATURDAYS AT 8PM

MATINEES SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS AT 3PM

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.

This performance contains nudity and strong language.

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APRIL 10 at 8pm

Think Global and Laugh Local as Adam Oliensis, Simon Khatri, George Saltz and Tony Jackson take the stage at the Schoolhouse Theater for an outstanding evening of Stand Up Comedy.  Tickets are limited, so order today!

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APRIL 11 at 10am and 12pm

A unique adventure for students with special needs, the show will be a multi-sensory production of 3 adventure stories for kids and their families.  Each child will have opportunities for pre-show experiences which will prepare them for the show!

For ticket information contact    schoolhousetheaterny@gmail.com

 

APRIL 11 at 8pm

A staged reading of a new play, directed by Len Gochman. Tickets are only $10.

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LOHUD COMEDY NIGHT

Friday April 10 at 8pm.  Tickets are just $20.  Past comedy events have sold out...don't miss out! get tickets here.

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STEP INTO SPECTACULAR STORY ADVENTURES

Saturday April 11 at 10am and 12pm. A unique adventure for students, the show will be a multi-sensory production of 3 adventure stories for kids with special needs and their families. For reservations and more information by phone: 914-432-2697 or email: schoolhousetheaterny@gmail.com

Beat's Me, Lieutenant

Saturday April 11 at 8pm. A brand new play being read for the first time. Tickets are only $10. Tickets are available here.

the 27th annual jazz concert with houston person

Sunday May 31 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $32. This event is nearly sold out. Get your tickets here.

 

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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.

THEATER ARTS PROGRAMS AT SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER

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. Click here for forms. Completed forms should be returned to The Schoolhouse Theater prior to the start of classes.

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

2015 SUMMER CAMP

THE SCHOOLHOUSE THEATER’S THEATRE ARTS STUDIO PROGRAM PRESENTS A TWO-WEEK MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP

AUGUST 3 - 14, 2015

  • FOR STUDENTS AGES 8-14   
  • MONDAY-FRIDAY FROM 9AM-2PM
  • Rehearsals/performances at The Schoolhouse Theater

CAMP FEE $400 (Sign Up Before 4/13 and save $25!) 

All participants must be fully registered before participating in Casting Day

CASTING DAYS: May 27th   3 - 5pm Ages 8-10

              May 29th   4 - 5pm Ages 11-14

   CALLBACKS: May 30th   3 - 5pm

2015 Registration Form        Audition Material          FAQs

Cash/Check payments can be submitted at The Schoolhouse Theater during regular business hours, or paid online by credit card or Paypal here.

 

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