Monday, August 3, 2009

Masai Warrior Chant Closes 52nd TADW

It opened the 52nd Teenage Drama Workshop and in keeping with tradition it has now closed the 52nd Teenage Drama Workshop. Led by Prof. Doug Kaback, students performed the "Masai Warrior Chant" at the conclusion of Munch & Crunch on Aug. 2. As the chant ended, the students bid farewell to this summer's workshop, but they left with many lifelong friends and memories.

All of us at TADW look forward to seeing everyone back for the 53rd Teenage Drama Workshop. Check back at our website and this blog for updates.

Raffle Winners Announced

Thanks to our generous prize donors and to the hundreds of people who purchased tickets one dollar at a time, the Teenage Drama Workshop raised $1,169.00 through our 2009 Scholarship Raffle. Winners were announced on Aug. 2 at Munch & Crunch:

4 Tickets to "How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical": The Carey Family
2 General Admission Passes to Universal Studios: Pam Jaffe
The "Phineas & Ferb" Experience for Two: Laurie FitzSimmons
Michael Jackson Memorial Program: Andie Bryan
Conditioning Treatment + Cut with Sari Averill: Susie Williams
2 Haircuts with Sari Averill: Patricia Stewart
$50 Gift Certificate Toward Specialty Cake from Bella Donna Special Events: Nancy Robb
2 Tickets to the Jonas Brothers: Haylee-Rae Averill

Motorcycle Cover (Small): Garth Rodriguez
Motorcycle Cover (Large): Garth Rodriguez
2 Tickets to "The Golddiggers" featuring Ronnie Sperling: The Denim Family
Tinkerbell Dream Basket: Brent Rosen
4 Disneyland Parkhopper Tickets + Parking: Brooke Tinker
$50 PF Changs + $25 AMC Gift Cards: Kelly Smith

Signed West Side Story Playbill: Coby Crosby
Horseback Riding Lessons: Andie Bryan
Signed Phantom of the Opera Playbill: Courtney Peterson
Wine & Cheese Tote for 2: Terri Greenberg
Harry & David Picnic Backpack: Caroline Law
Signed Next To Normal Playbill: Ian Fairlee

Musical Theatre Honors Broadway's Majestic Theatre

In a rousing Munch & Crunch musical review, the students in the Teenage Drama Workshop's musical theatre elective paid tribute to Broadway's Majestic Theatre on Aug. 2. Performing top hits from shows that played at the Majestic, students sang and danced to numbers from "The Music Man," "Grease," "Phantom of the Opera" and many more. The program was directed by Ed Archer and choreographed by Candy Sherwin. Also featured at Munch & Crunch were selected numbers from TADW voice and dance classes.

Award to Sarah Martellaro

The Teenage Drama Workshop presented the Sam Loeb "Spirit of TADW" Award at Munch & Crunch on Aug. 2 to Sarah Martellaro. Named for the late Sam Loeb, a TADW student who lost his battle with cancer, the award is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of the Teenage Drama Workshop. The award is funded annually by Loeb family members and friends. With the award, Martellaro received a full scholarship for next year's 53rd Teenage Drama Workshop. (Pictured from left: Candy Sherwin, Sarah Martellaro, Prof. Doug Kaback.)

Award to Evan Sanford

The Teenage Drama Workshop presented the Maryellen Clemons Award at Munch & Crunch on Aug. 2 to Evan Sanford. Named for a longtime TADW director and instructor, the Maryellen Clemons Award is given to the student "you would love to have a workshop full of" according to TADW dance teacher and choreographer Candy Sherwin, who calls Clemons her mentor. With the award, Sanford received a half-scholarship for next year's 53rd Teenage Drama Workshop. (Pictured from left: Evan Sanford, Candy Sherwin, Prof. Doug Kaback.)

Awards to Kailey Short, Wesley Rodriguez

The Teenage Drama Workshop presented two awards at Munch & Crunch on Aug. 2 to students who will attend California State University, Northridge to study theatre. Winning the Alan Oldham Award was Kailey Short. Winning the Dr. William Schlosser Award was Wesley Rodriguez. Both awards include $1,200 scholarships for CSUN tuition provided students major in theatre and maintain a minimum GPA. (Pictured from left: Kailey Short, Wesley Rodriguez, Prof. Doug. Kaback.)

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Design-Tech Track

Standing by the fly rail in the Campus Theatre, celebrating their success with "The Wiz" and "Pinocchio," here are the students from the 52nd Teenage Drama Workshop's Design-Tech Track: From left, Sona Parian, Emma Casady, Instructor Caroline Law, Michael Patterson and Tyler Roach.

Final Curtain Call: Pinocchio

The 52nd Teenage Drama Workshop production of "Pinocchio" closed today to huge applause. As soon as they changed out of their costumes, all members of the cast joined the crew to "strike the set" and return the Little Theatre to its pristine, pre-show state. Here are some pix of the cast and crew hard at work: