EPAC Summer Line-Up! 2018
EPAC is commemorating its’ 20th Anniversary with a jam packed summer, full of fun for the whole community. Kicking it off with the Classic Italian Fairy Tale, "Pinocchio" the musical; presented by the EPAC Repertory Co. June 22nd - 24th. This will be the 13th installment of the Classic Fairy Tale series since the organizations inception in 1998. You may have seen passed productions such as 'Rumpelstiltskin', 'Hansel and Gretel', 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White', 'The Snow Queen', 'Peter and the Wolf', or 'The Big Bad Wolf'. Tickets are on-sale now for this time-less fairy-tale through the EPAC Box Office.
The EPAC Kids Theater, and the TEEN intensive Summer Workshops both start June 25th. Tuition is $210 per student for the EPAC Summer Workshops. The EPAC Kids Theater Summer Workshop is a SEVEN week, tuition based, educational workshop starting June 25th 2018. Students meet twice a week learning the basics of musical theater while producing the FULL scale Broadway Musical, "NEWSIES" for family, friends and the community to enjoy. The Teen Workshop is a three week theatre workshop where the students attend classes Mondays thru Fridays 9am to 1pm at the Endicott Performing Arts Center. With the guidance of EPAC instructors, Matt Gaska and Dustin Hirthler, the teens will have the opportunity to showcase what they have created with performances held at EPAC. "Don't wait for opportunity to knock, you must go knocking". Student Registration is OPEN through June 25th. Please call EPAC, stop by, or visit our website to register and for additional information.
The EPAC Adult Repertory Co. will present "Guys and Doll's", July 13th - 15th the classic American Broadway Musical. Considered by many to be the perfect musical comedy, Guys and Dolls ran for 1,200 performances when it opened on Broadway in 1950. Set in Damon Runyon's mythical New York City, Guys and Dolls is an oddball romantic comedy taking us from the heart of Times Square to the cafes of Havana, Cuba, and even into the sewers of New York City, but eventually everyone ends up right where they belong. Frank Loesser's brassy, immortal score featuring well known show-tunes like, 'A Bushel And A Peck', 'The Crapshooters' Dance', 'Luck Be A Lady', and 'Sit Down, You're Rockin' The Boat', making Guys and Dolls a crowd pleaser. Tickets are on-sale now for this classic American musical through the EPAC Box Office.
The EPAC Summer Kids Theater Workshop is producing Disney's "NEWSIES", the hit Broadway Musical August 9th - 12th. This will be one of the first amateur productions of 'Newsies' anywhere, and what better group than the biggest and best kid’s theater workshop in the Greater Binghamton Area with over 100 children representing the best budding local talent this community has to offer. Don't miss this awesome hit musical. Tickets will be available soon through the EPAC Box Office.
The EPAC Youth Troupe will present a Steampunk version of Shakespeare in the Park, “Romeo and Juliet”, August 16th – 19th. This will be the 15th Annual Shakespeare in the Park at George W. Johnson Park in Endicott, New York. Recently EPAC has been bringing its’ best Shakespeare productions back to the park with abridged versions more suitable for modern day audiences. Especially for today’s young people experiencing Shakespeare for the first time. Last year the EPAC Youth Troupe performed “A Mid-Summer Night’s Dream” in one hour. This year the Youth Troupe will present a steampunk version of “Romeo and Juliet” in the park, that will run sixty minutes. This EPAC event is FREE for the whole community to enjoy.
The 2nd Annual EPAC Shakespearean Festival will take place on Sunday, August 19th from 12pm – 5pm at the George W. Johnson Park in Endicott. There will be local vendors, artists, food, games, music, a Purposefully Ridiculous Pop-Up Freedom Festival, and more!
You may also see EPAC performing out in the community at a number of different local venues this summer. EPAC is planning a live concert version of "Guys & Doll's" (free to the public) in downtown Binghamton (First Friday). Maybe some selections of "Newsies" at a Binghamton Rumble Ponies game, or some characters from the Wizard of Oz at the Story Book Garden. There will be a Shakespearean Garden at the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County (CCE-BC) that EPAC will be performing at in July, as well as much, much more all summer long.
General Operating Support is provided to the Endicott Performing Arts Center by a grant from the Broome County Arts Council's United Cultural Fund.