The Education Program at TMP is working to provide a variety of educational performance opportunities for our senior community. Senior citizens can choose to engage by singing with the Memorie Singers chorus, or get involved on stage in a musical theater production with the Young at Heart Players.
Young at Heart Players!
What better way to be involved in the theater than to be on stage in the theater?!
The Tacoma Musical Playhouse Education Department is proud to present a program designed especially for our senior community. The Young at Heart Players provides an exciting opportunity for mature adults age 50 and older through a performance based workshop that rehearses from April 17th-June 8th and culminates in a fully-staged musical production for everyone to enjoy. This program is free to all registered participants and will be directed by Rick Hornor (actor and retired theater director from Whitworth University).
THE 2012 PRODUCTION:
70, Girls, 70
With a score by John Kander & Fred Ebb (Famous for Cabaret and Chicago) this show concerns a group of senior citizens living on New York's Upper West Side who learn that the long-term hotel they live in will be sold off to developers - making the seniors homeless. To save the hotel, the seniors form a ring of unlikely thieves, wreaking havoc in stores from Sadies' Second Hand Furs to Bloomingdales. In the process, they regain their zest for life. The seniors proceed to use their ill-gotten gains to spruce up their digs and to provide safe harbor for other poor seniors. The musical is based on the 1960 British film 'Make Mine Mink'.
June 8-10, 2012
Friday and Saturday at 7:00 pm
Sunday at 2:00 pm
Seniors / Students / Military: $17
Children (12 & younger): $12
Group Rate: $10 each for groups of 10 or more
Tickets to see the show are available online, through the TMP Box Office or at the door.
All seating is reserved.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: For 41 years Rick Hornor has taught, directed and acted in California, New York and Washington. For the last 26 years he was a professor at and Chair of the Theatre Department at Whitworth University in Spokane. Rick and his wife recently retired and moved to Tacoma to be near their children and grandchildren. Rick has a PhD in theatre education and has presented workshops in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Kenya, and Saipan on the use of theatre across the curriculum to teach character values. He is excited to join the vibrant theatre community in Tacoma and grateful for this opportunity to direct at TMP.
April 17-June 7, 2012.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays from 3:00-5:30 pm
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The Memorie Singers in Concert
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Donation: Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5
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