Shows subject to change.
Connect to Festival 56
The Education Committee of the Princeton Theatre Group
Meet The Plays
In conjunction with Princeton Public Library, Learning Stage will present a series of panel discussions centered around Festival 56's 2013 Summer Season. The lively discussions will be held every Wednesday evening in June at 5:30 p.m. at the Princeton Public Library.
Productions featured for discussion are as follows:
All panel discussions are free and open to the public.
The third season of Camp 56, a full-day performing arts camp, will be held from June 17th through June 28th. Registration will be at the Festival 56 box office from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, May 4th, or by emailing: email@example.com (to receive all paperwork and complete registration by mail). For more information call Amber Harper at 815-878-0386 or 815-379-2031.
Camp 56 is open to youth age 8-18 from throughout the area and will meet from 9am - 3pm Monday through Friday with additional dates and times tied to the Festival 56 performances of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat July 5-July 15 (with Tech Runs and Dress Rehearsals on the 4th of July holiday).
There is an $80.00 non-refundable fee for the program which will include costs of insurance, supplies and healthy snacks. A limited number of need based scholarships will be available.
This program is partially funded by area individuals and organizations, Learning Stage, IAAE, Church Women United, the Sun Foundation for Advancement in the Environmental Sciences and Arts, and the Illinois Arts Council, an agency of the State of Illinois. Additional funding is being sought, to provide camper scholarships and/or assist with camp expenses.
Festival 56 Reads
Join Learning Stage and Princeton Public Library (PPL) for the first 'Festival 56 Reads' on Monday, July 15th at 6:30 p.m. in the Local History Room at the Princeton Public Library. 'Festival 56 Reads' is a one night book club discussing a book related to the current Festival 56 season. The book to be discussed in July is The Master: A Novel, a biography of Henry James, by Colm Toibin. Festival 56's 3rd show this season, The Heiress, was based on the Henry James' novel Washington Square. Get your copy of The Master now, start reading, and we'll see you in July.
Lunch with a Pirate
Ahoy mates! A very special lunch for kids and their parents is being planned to take place on July 21st before the performance of Treasure Island! Kids come dressed as their favorite pirate and try their hand at pirate games. Everyone will eat some tasty swashbuckling food, get a backstage tour and of course enjoy the performance of Treasure Island. A limited number of tickets are available for this great adventure for kids and their parents. Contact the Festival 56 box office (815-879-5656) for tickets and details.
Learning Stage is excited to continue to offer a variety of classes, events, bus trips, summer camps, etc., designed for community members to have fun participating in as they broaden their knowledge, enhance their enjoyment, and inspire their love of the arts. Check back often for new offerings.
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