"Evening of Musical Theatre 06", Friday, March 3, 7 pm, DHS Auditorium featuring Broadway stars and resident artists in songs and dances from "Oklahoma", "West Side Story" and "Fosse".
Dover High School presents by "An Evening of Musical Theatre 06", showcasing dance, theatre and music from the musicals of Agnes De Mille, Jerome Robbins and Bob Fosse– “Oklahoma”, “West Side Story”, Fosse”.
The performance is the final event during Dover High School’s annual residency where professional performers and arts educators conduct a week long series of Master Classes, Lecture–Demos and rehearsals at the high school and surrounding areas. They will also join the students in several numbers during the Friday performance.
This year’s resident artists will be Karen Curlee, Dawn DiPasquale and Justin Greer. The resident artists are part of the ENCORE! Series, an arts-in–education program of City Center in New York. On Broadway, Ms Curlee has performed principal roles in CATS, A CHORUS LINE and in the Susan Strohman production of SHOWBOAT. Ms. Di Pasquale had been in productions of OKLAHOMA and CHILDREN OF EDEN. Mr. Greer is the dance captain for the current Broadway production of THE PRODUCERS.
The residency program, Feb 27–March 3, is partially funded by an MBNA Excellence in Education grant. MBNA has selected the DHS residency program as a winner of the “Best Practices in Education” Award for its “...exemplary nature...outstanding execution...and exceptional results”.
Tickets are $ 6.00 for Students and Seniors Children 10 and Below and $ 10.00 for Adults.
Tickets will be available at the door. For information, call (302) 672–1565
Dover High School's annual Dance Residency Program seeks to integrate the arts in education to the field of dance. The residency features resident artists well-known in their field, working directly with Dover HS dance program students, setting pieces, conducting Lecture-Demos at the HS, conducting Master classes for different schools, and holding performances for schoolchildren and the community.
This year's residency also featured Master Classes with Dover High Schools Theatre Class and Chorus Classes. An English AP Class participated in Visual Content Collaboration in their study of "Hamlet"
This year's resident artists are Broadway veteran performers and arts educators Karen Curlee and Arthur Marks.
Karen is a Broadway veteran counting principal roles in CATS, A CHORUS LINE, ME AND MY GIRL and in the Tony-award winning Strohman production of OKLAHOMA. She is Staff Development Facilitator for City Center's ENCORE! Series in New York City and arts-in-education outreach program conducting Workshops in "Performing Artists Teaching K-12", "The Performing Arts & Literacy". She was also a consultant for the NY State Board of Education for its Arts-In-Education Conference.
Arthur Marks is a classically trained vocalist and musician. He has toured extensively in the United States and abroad. He has been seen as Richie in A CHORUS LINE, Mary Sunshine in CHICAGO, and Simon Zealotes in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Marks' future engagements include productions of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, A CHORUS LINE and SESSUSICAL. Marks has choreographed regional productions of SWING!, EUBIE, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and SOPHISTICATED LADIES.
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