Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Scoop Week of 8/30/15 - What's Happening This Week or Coming Up Soon

Upcoming Events at Franklin Square
200 N. 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA

September 2, 6:30-7:30pm – Twilight Yoga Presented by POP UP Yoga Philly - Get excited about yoga, health, and wellness! All body types and skill levels are welcome for this Yin Yoga Class. ($15)

September 5 - 7, noon - 3 pm Labor Day Celebration – All aboard! The Lightning Bolt Express Train makes a stop in the Square to help us celebrate Labor Day and the end of summer ($5 adults, $4 children).

September 13, 11 am - 1 pm – Grandparents’ Day Brunch – Treat your Grandparent to a delicious brunch provided by Cooperage. Ticket price includes a craft and ticket for the Parx Liberty Carousel ($25 advance ticket purchase required).

For more information go to http://www.historicphiladelphia.org/franklin-square/what-to-see/
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Upcoming Events at iPlay America
110 Schank Road
Freehold, NJ

September 5, - Dean Ambrose Superstar of the WWE

September 19 - Thomas the Train Show

For more information go to  http://www.iplayamerica.com/events
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 Upcoming at the Camden Riversharks
Campbell's Field
401 N. Delaware Avenue
Camden, NJ


Waste Management will sponsor a game-worn Hat Auction during Waste Management's Cleaning Up Childhood Cancer Awareness Night on Thursday, September 10th, at 7:05pm.


Fans will be able to bid on the hats throughout the game.  Individuals who win the auction will be able to go on the field after the game to have their hat autographed and take a picture with the player whose hat they won.Thursday, September 10th is also Oktoberfest

Join a 90-minute buffet in the Diamond Café featuring a variety of German foods and beers.  For more information on Oktoberfest, CLICK HERE.
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TADA! Youth Theater 1-Day Camps
15 W. 28th Street
New York, New York 

September 14- Theme: Start It Up

September 15: Theme: Something to Step About

For more information or to register go to http://www.tadatheater.com/schoolbreakcamps&workshops.asp
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 News from Michelle Tabnick Communications 

  Bowne Printers
at the South Street Seaport Museum

Announces Partnership with Adobe Typekit
Display Type competition 

The South Street Seaport Museum announces a partnership with Adobe Typekit, which will sponsor a public facing programming initiative with Bowne Printers. Display Type, a competition of typographic variety, is a unique Fall Sponsorship between Adobe Typekit and the South Street Seaport Museum. The winning contestant will have his or her typeface carved from wood and become part of the working collection of Bowne Printers at the South Street Seaport Museum. In addition, the winning typeface will have the opportunity to be seen on a lush package of printed goods. The competition is open to type designers who have designed a typeface within the past three years. Contest is open for entry from August 21 - September 20, 2015, and a grand prize winner, first and second runners up will be notified on September 28, 2015. 
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News From Waldmania PR

Upcoming New Children's Release
Alex & The KaleidoscopeGet on Board!  
True Blue Media Productions 
September 25, 2015

Hot on the heels of winning a 2014 New York Emmy® Award for Best Children's Programming, Alex & The Kaleidoscope, with Alex Mitnick at the helm, has a splendid itinerary of colorful musical adventures in store for kids with the September 25 release of their new album, Get On Board!

Alex & The Kaleidoscope's songs unfold like storybooks, captivating young minds and stirring their imaginations.  Get On Board! invites children to observe and celebrate the world around them.  Associating the pleasure of a sweet tune with an interesting insect or the color and shape of a shark, singing along to a song about delicious garden vegetables, or dancing to a funky rhythm while hearing a list of recycled materials -- all of these make connections in a child's mind that will last a lifetime.

Setting the pace for Get On Board! is the "Alex & The Kaleidoscope Theme Song," which manages, in just 60 seconds, to cover three different sounds, tempi, and styles, unified by the lilting friendliness of Alex Mitnick's warm voice.  The question, "Who's that comin' down the track?" receives some fun (and funky) answers on the album's title song, "Get On Board."  Next, the band slides into a mood of great mystery, painting a deliciously creepy sound picture on "Insect Tourists."

Other highlights include "Outside," a Rolling Stones-type rock anthem showcasing the "built in smile" that has become a signature of all Alex Mitnick vocals, "Recycle," a funky, '70s-style reminder to stop pollution by becoming part of the solution, and Alex & The Kaleidoscope's rendition of the classic African-American spiritual, "Oh, Won't You Sit Down," which is marvelously done, with a spirited, authentic ring and perfect electric guitar instrumental break.

A graduate of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Alex Mitnick is dedicated to both teaching and performing.  In addition to touring the nation and producing award-winning television shows and recordings with Alex & The Kaleidoscope, Alex has spent the past fifteen years honing his unique teaching style, incorporating percussion, games, movement, and, as he says, "lots and lots of singing" into a fun and engaging musical experience.  Since 2000, Alex has directed the music program for children eighteen months through eighth grade at the Princeton Montessori School in Princeton, New Jersey.

Full episodes of the award-winning Alex & The Kaleidoscope TV show can be seen on YouTube, Kidoodle.TV, AmebaTV, Toon Goggles, and Battery Pop.

Get On Board! will be available at iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby, and on the Alex & The Kaleidoscope website, HERE.
CD Details:  Get On Board
Release date:  September 25, 2015
For ages 4 - 8
Label:  True Blue Media Productions
SRP:   $9.99
Running time:  44 minutes
Alex & The Kaleidoscope - Performance Highlights - Oct. - Nov. 2015

Oct. 3 - World Café Live at The Queen - Wilmington, DE

Oct. 31 - ArtsQuest - Bethlehem, PA

Nov. 7 - Dweck Center, Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn, NY

Visit Alex & The Kaleidoscope's website HERE.
Alex & The Kaleidoscope on Facebook.
  Alex & The Kaleidoscope on Twitter.
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NEW YORK’S NEW HIT MUSICAL THEATER GAME SHOW
“T U N E   I N   T I M E”
RETURNS TO THE YORK THEATRE COMPANY AT SAINT PETER’S

AUGUST’S SONGWRITER LINE-UP INCLUDES
RETURNING CHAMPS KELLEN BLAIR, ERIK JARETH RANSOM AND DAVID SISCO
JOINED BY NEWCOMERS CHRISTIANA COLE, CLARE COOPER AND JOE KINOSIAN


CELEBRITY JUDGES WILL FEATURE ALL-STAR BROADWAY KIDS

GRACE MATWEJIC, ELI TOKASH AND NICKY TORCHIA


NEXT PERFORMANCE:

AUGUST 31, 2015 AT 7:30 P.M.

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director), will host the return engagement of the game show for musical theater lovers called Tune in Time, presented by Amy Engelhardt and Heather Shields,  hosted by Emily McNamara, with  Musical Director Nate Buccieri and annoyingly insistent timekeeper Sheila Head.  The August/September installment will be presented on Monday, August 31, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter’s (Citicorp Building, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).   
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BENJAMIN SCHEUER’S
ACCLAIMED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MUSICAL
“ T H E   L I O N ”
BEGINS NATIONAL TOUR

 Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, is officially began its national tour to Wednesday, August 26th, at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Massachusetts (50 East Merrimack Street).

The current national tour schedule is as follows:


August 26 – September 20, 2015
Merrimack Repertory Theatre
50 East Merrimack Street
Lowell, Massachusetts 01852

September 30 – November 8, 2015
Milwaukee Repertory Theater
108 East Wells Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53202

November 11 – 22, 2015
Geva Theatre Center
75 Woodbury Boulevard
Rochester, New York 14607
January 6 – February 7, 2016
Long Wharf Theatre
222 Sargent Drive
New Haven, Connecticut 06511

February 26 – April 10, 2016
Arena Stage
1101 Sixth Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

May 12 –June 5, 2016
City Theatre Company
1300 Bingham Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15203

A good storyteller uses everything he has; so Benjamin Scheuer uses his guitar – actually, six guitars – in The Lion, a wholly original downtown musical experience that tells one man’s gripping coming-of-age story. The award-winning songwriter inspires and disarms with his raw wit and emotional depth as he leads you on a rock n’ roll journey from boyhood to manhood, through pain and healing, to discover the redemptive power of music. Much like its hero, The Lion roars.
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THE DRAMA LEAGUE  
ANNOUNCES
2015 FALL EVENTS CALENDAR


“UP CLOSE” SERIES TO INCLUDE
TONY® AWARD WINNERS CHRISTIAN BORLE,
LISA KRON, JULIE WHITE, ANNALEIGH ASHFORD,
AND TONY® AWARD NOMINEES MAX VON ESSEN AND RICK ELICE


ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME WORKSHOP FOR ACTORS
WITH UK’S FRANTIC ASSEMBLY


DRAMA LEAGUE DIRECTORFEST 2015 AND MORE
The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director, Roger T. Danforth) has announced their Fall 2015 Schedule of events and workshops at the Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas) in Tribeca.

Highlights include intimate evenings with 2015 Tony® Award winners Christian Borle (Something Rotten!), and Lisa Kron (Fun Home), and Julie White (Airline Highway), in a conversation hosted by Tony® winner Annaleigh Ashford (You Can’t Take It With You), her co-star in the upcoming Broadway production of Sylvia. The Drama League will also host a once-in-a-lifetime workshop for actors with the acclaimed British ensemble Frantic Assembly, who created the stunning movement and choreography for the Tony-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; a conversation with Tony® Award nominee Max Von Essen (An American in Paris); and the return of DirectorFest, the annual short play festival featuring the work of America’s most exciting new directors.
This fall, The Drama League will also offer over fifty special performances on Broadway and Off-Broadway, as well as open rehearsals, artist residencies, play readings, excursions to London’s West End, and more.   

To reserve seats for any of the events in the Fall Series, please visit dramaleague.org.

 
Highlights  from the 2015 Fall Schedule Calendar
All events held at the Drama League Theater Center, 32 Avenue of the Americas
(unless otherwise noted)


UP CLOSE SERIES

Up Close: Christian Borle
Moderated by Rick Elice

Wednesday, September 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $45
General Public: $25
League Members: $15


Christian Borle takes a break from his Tony® winning turn as William Shakespeare in this season’s smash hit Something Rotten! to join us for a fun filled evening. Mr. Borle’s career spans stage and screen, having previously starred in the hit NBC musical drama Smash and the fantastically inventive Peter and the Starcatcher, for which he won his first Tony®. Other Broadway acting credits include Legally Blonde, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, and more. He joins us to discuss his prolific career and what it takes to pull off being the rock star Bard eight performances a week. This special event will be moderated by Peter and the Starcatcher playwright, Tony® Award nominee Rick Elice.

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Up Close: Max von Essen

Monday, October 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $30
General Public: $20
Drama League Members: $12


Max von Essen is currently appearing as Henri Baurel in the award-winning An American in Paris, a role which earned him a 2015 Tony® Award Nomination for best performance by an actor in a featured role. He previously appeared on Broadway in the 2012 revival of Evita as Agustin Magaldi. His other credits include the closing company of the original Les Miserables, performing the role of Enjolras in the first revival of Les Miserables, and making his debut in the first revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. Join us as he discusses his career, current and upcoming projects!

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UpClose: Lisa Kron

Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $30
General Public: $20
Drama League Members: $12

Lisa Kron is a Tony® winning writer and performer. This year, she and her writing partner Jeanine Tesori made history as the very first all-female writing teams to win the Tony® Award for a musical score, with their groundbreaking show and Best Musical Tony® winner, Fun Home.  Lisa’s last outing on Broadway was her acclaimed autobiographical work, Well, which she wrote, and for which she was nominated for a performance Tony® in the starring role. She was most recently seen on the New York stage as Mrs. Mi-Tzu and Mrs. Yang in the Foundry Theater’s acclaimed production of Good Person of Szechuan. She will join us to discuss her 30-year career in New York, and what will follow the smash success of Fun Home.

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Up Close: Julie White
Moderated by Annaleigh Ashford

Monday, November 16 at 7:00 p.m.
Premium Seating: $45
General Public: $25
League Members: $15

The hilarious Julie White returns to Broadway this season in the canine comedy, Sylvia. Her other Broadway credits include The Little Dog Laughed, for which she won a Tony® Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play,  Airline Highway, Vanya, Sonia, Masha and Spike, and Ann. She is also beloved for her characters on screen, including TV’s “Grace Under Fire”, “Nurse Jackie” and the “Transformers” film franhise.  She will join us to discuss her extensive career on stage and screen and discuss her upcoming projects. This event will be moderated by her puppy co-star in Sylvia, Tony® Award winner, Annaleigh Ashford.
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