Sunday, August 8, 2010

Masai Warrior Chant Closes 53rd TADW

At the conclusion of today's Munch and Crunch celebration, Prof. Doug Kaback led the Masai Warrior Chant that traditionally opens and closes the workshop.

Scholarship Winners Announced at Munch & Crunch

Congratulations to Lindsay Kazan (2nd from right) for winning TADW's Alan Oldham Scholarship. Lindsay will attend CSUN in the fall as a Music major and Theatre minor.

Congratulations to design-tech student Glen Howes (2nd from right) for winning TADW's Sam Loeb "Spirit of TADW" Scholarship. Named for a TADW student who lost his battle with cancer, this full TADW scholarship is given annually to the student who best exemplifies the spirit of the workshop - namely leadership, friendship, artistry and commitment. Loeb family members and friends provide the funding for this annual award.

Congratulations to Lindsay Robb (center) for winning TADW's Maryellen Clemons scholarship. Named for longtime, legendary TADW director and instructor Maryellen Clemons, professor emeritus from CSUN’s Department of Theatre who also served as acting chair of the department, the award is given to the “ideal” TADW student. Presented at the end of the summer it includes a half-scholarship for the following year.

Munch and Crunch: The "Mary Poppins" Medley

Here's just a little snippet of what went down at today's Munch and Crunch recital and musical theatre review. Working within their theme of "Movie Musicals," students in the 53rd Teenage Drama Workshop's musical theatre elective prepared musical numbers from famous films. (Choreography by Candy Sherwin and Music Direction by Ed Archer.)  We think you'll recognize this movie (and recent Broadway and touring hit!).  Stick with it until the VERY end to see just how hard these kids work. Great show, everyone!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Munch and Crunch is Sunday, August 8 at 10 a.m.

Join us Sunday, Aug. 8 at 10 a.m. in the Campus Theatre in CSUN's Nordhoff Hall for "Munch and Crunch." This annual recital features students from TADW's musical theatre elective. The theme for this year's program is "Movie Musicals".

Beginning at 10 a.m., the Musical Theatre elective class will present their amazing repertoire. Small groups from voice and dance classes also will perform, giving students the opportunity to showcase what they have been doing in their classes for the past six weeks. There is no charge for admission. Parking is $6 in Lot B1.

Following the morning program, we invite you to join us for a picnic lunch outside on the grass. For those who pre-ordered, a Subway lunch will be provided. (You may also bring your own lunch.)  The students and staff of the workshop eat free. After lunch we will acknowledge all the TADW students with certificates as well as present other special awards. And stick around for a special treat from veteran TADW students. (You won't want to miss it!)

Our schedule for the day breaks down like this:

10:00am – 12:30pm         Performances by our TADW classes
12:30pm – 1:30pm           Lunch
1:30pm – 2:30pm             Awards ceremony

Visitors from William Grant Still Art Center Enjoyed "Seussical"

Students from the William Grant Still Arts Center in Los Angeles spent some time with members of the cast of "Seussical" following the closing performance on Friday, Aug. 6. Thanks for coming to the show, kids!

Shows Close, Set Strikes Begin

With "Seussical" and "Alice in Wonderland" concluding their successful runs, the casts of both shows are busy today striking their sets, taking down lights, putting away costumes and generally sweeping up!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

10-Minute Play Festival Thurs. Aug. 5 and Fri. Aug. 6

TADW actors, playwrights and directors are busy in dress rehearsals as they prepare for opening night of the 10-Minute Play Festival on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010  (Photos from today's dress-tech rehearsal are up on our Flicker page here and here.)

Parent Information (Links)

With just a few days left in the 53rd Teenage Drama Workshop at CSUN, here are a few important items for parents. 

Below, you'll find links to download PDFs of the final TADW newsletter (chock full of important info!), the order form for lunch at Sunday's Munch and Crunch celebration (the culmination of TADW -- all are invited), and a copy of our Parent Evaluation Form.  Thanks so much! 

FYI:  These were also sent out today by email and your child received hard copies of the newsletter and Munch and Crunch form to bring home.


Parent Evaluation Form

FINAL TADW parent newsletter

Munch and Crunch Announcement / Lunch Order Form

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Seussical" Photo Links

"Seussical" Pix from Papa Stewart on Flickr (Great closeups and wide shots; high resolution!)

"Seussical" Pix on Facebook (Danielle Fairlee's album - wide shots). Lower-resolution but easy to share for Facebook members. If you cannot see the album, you may need to "friend request" Danielle Sanford Fairlee:

"Seussical" (Fairlee album-wide shots) on Flickr. Higher resolution. Same photos as in Fairlee album on Facebook, but suitable for downloading or reprinting:

"Seussical" (Miereanu album - lots of great closeups from show and photo call) on Flickr. High resolution:

If we get any more albums uploaded to our various networking sites, we'll update! Thanks!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Updated Ticket Availability for Remaining TADW Performances!!

As of Aug. 2, tickets are still available for the following performances:

  • "Seussical" on Wed. Aug. 4 at 7 p.m.
  • "Seussical" on Thurs. Aug. 5 at 11 a.m. (just a few!!)
  • "Seussical" on Fri. Aug. 6 at 11 a.m.
  • "Alice in Wonderland" on Sat. Aug. 7 at 11 a.m.

Call the AS Ticket Office at (818) 677-2488.

Please note that the following performances are SOLD OUT*: 
Seussical and Alice in Wonderland - 11 a.m. on 8/4
Alice in Wonderland - 11 a.m. on 8/5
10-Minute Play Festival - 7 p.m. on 8/5
Alice in Wonderland - 11 a.m. on 8/6
10-Minute Play Festival - 7 p.m. on 8/6
*For sold-out performances, a standby line will form at the TADW concession table. Admission is not guaranteed.