Monday, June 16, 2008

June 22: Parents Night Out: Take in Contact at North Shore Music Theatre While Your Child Enjoys A FREE Kids Club Theatre Program

North Shore Music Theatre is currently staging Contact, the winner of the 2000 Tony® Award for Best Musical through June 29.
Contact is a moving and often humorous dance play that tells three separate stories "Swing," "Did You Move?" and "Contact." Each is about different ways to pursue love. Featuring a book by John Weidmann & Susan Stroman, and with music and lyrics from various artists, Contact will sweep audiences off their feet. An eclectic array of songs provide the soundtrack for the mini-vignettes, including Robert Palmer's "Simply Irresistible," Dean Martin's "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You," Dion's "Runaround Sue," the Beach Boys' "Do You Want to Dance?" and "Sing Sing Sing" from Benny Goodman and his Orchestra.
Contact stars Tony® Award-Winner Jarrod Emick as Michael Willey, Naomi Hubert as A Girl in the Yellow Dress, Sally Mae Dunn as Wife, and Steve Luker as Husband. Emick is best known for his Tony Award-winning performance as Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees, which also garnered him a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor and a Theatre World Award.
Tickets for Contact range from $40 to $77 in the round theatre. The show is recommended for children age 16 and older, due to adult themes like suicide and sexuality.

If you can get a babysitter, North Shore Music Theatre is offering two free pre-show swing dancing classes taught by a member of the Contact cast. Classes will take place June 19 from 5 to 6 p.m. and June 20 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Studio One in the Theatre Arts and Education Building behind the theatre. This program is free of charge but advanced reservations are required. Email class reservation to Class size is limited to 20 participants.

If you can't get a babysitter and want to see Contact, North Shore Music Theatre is offering a new Kids Club program for parents and kids. With the purchase of an adult ticket to the Sunday, June 22 production of Contact, parents are invited to enroll their children in a special FREE theater workshop on site at North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, while they attend the show. The Theatre's teaching staff will lead classes in acting, dancing, and singing at the theater. The Kids Club is open to children ages 4-11. This program is FREE of charge but advanced reservations are required by the Friday before the Sunday show.
North Shore Music Theatre will offer a designated date for The Kids Club for each main stage musical production in its 2008 season.

About North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly: Operating since 1955, the Theatre has evolved into the largest non-profit producing theater in New England, with approximately 300,000 patrons annually. It has gained a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, specifically in the areas of developing new works and providing outstanding theater arts and education programs. It has received numerous industry awards including The Elliot Norton Award, The Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors' Equity, and The Moss Hart Award. It annually produces a six musical subscription series and an acclaimed concert series. With its celebrated Theatre for Young Audiences program, a school touring program, and year-round classes for children, NSMT has become one of the region's leading providers of theater arts and education.

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