MELODRAMA FESTIVAL 2019
July 15th – 26th Monday thru Friday, 9:00am – 3:30pm
Performances: J uly 26th 6pm and July 27th at 2pm and 6pm
Want to learn lots of great stuff about theater while playing action-packed, fun and funny cartoon characters like heroes, villains, and fools? You get to be big, bold, loud, and silly, dress in wild colors, get sprayed with water or shaving cream, and at the end of the two weeks, you get to do real live shows for packed houses with audiences that hiss and boo and cheer your every move! The Melodrama Festivals have been NEYT’s most popular summer program for fourteen years running - come join in the fun!
JR: PIRATES! Theodore Thud and the Quest for Weird Beard
By Joshua Mikel
Directed by Amy Majer ages 9-12
A friendly game of pirates becomes all too real when overzealous Theodore accidentally falls into a giant sinkhole and wakes up to find himself amongst real high sea swashbucklers. Before getting back to the real world, he is forced on an epic journey with his companion Harriet the Ghost in a quest to find the notorious pirate Weird Beard and foil the mutinous Mr. Clunky Bones. Will Theodore be able to save Captain Cramp Hand's ship from falling into evil clutches and return to his friends in time for ice cream?
SR: THE RULES OF COMEDY
By Peter Bloedel
Directed by Hayden Bunker and Raphi Shamas ages 12-15
The audience is given a side-splitting lesson in what's funny and what's not funny. In order to prove that the Rules of Comedy work, they are hilariously inserted into one of the most popular tragedies of all time: William Shakespeare's Hamlet. The Rules of Comedy is a physical comedy "blow-out" with an interesting twist that showcases the cast's ability to handle tragic drama, as well. Playing by the rules has never been so much fun.