This letter is handed out at the beginning of each year to interested students. On the date of the first show, the season is CLOSED to new members until next school year. However, you can always get season passes through Syracuse Stage at syracusestage.org.
September 19, 2016
Your child has a wonderful opportunity to see live, professional theater this school year at Syracuse Stage! Students attend for the discounted price of $10 per show. Performances this year begin at 2:00pm on Wednesdays, so we will leave the high school at 1:15pm. Students will miss half of 8th period and all of 9th. There are six shows this year, and students are required to sign up for all six; however, they are not required to attend all performances if there is a scheduling conflict, e.g. practice, game, etc. Cost for the six shows is $60, regardless of how many the student actually attends. If expense is a hindrance, please contact me as Syracuse Stage usually has scholarships available.
Keep in mind that Syracuse Stage is not bound by traditional public school censorship. Occasional adult situations/language may be seen and heard. Experience has shown me that instances like this are rare and our students are mature enough to handle them. Feel free, however, to look up more show information at www.syracusestage.org.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call or email me.
I hereby give my son/daughter:__________________________________________ permission to attend Syracuse Stage for the 2016-2017 school year. I have read and understood the above information.
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Great Expectations By Gale Childs Daly Directed by Michael Bloom Approximate Running Time: 2 hours Wednesday,Nov. 2, 2015 (2pm) This compact adaptation cuts right to the narrative core of Pip’s unexpected journey from orphan to gentleman as aided and inhibited by three memorable Dickens characters: the escaped convict Magwitch, the beautiful Estella, and the lonely, embittered Miss Havisham. Mary Poppins Based on the stories of M.L. Travers & the Walt Disney Film Original Music/Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman Directed by Peter Amster Choreography by Anthony Salatino Approximate Running Time: 2:40 Wednesday,Dec. 7, 2015 (2pm) Fun for the whole family with the irrepressible Mary Poppins, the loveable chimney sweep Bert, the Banks family, and many more delightful characters in this enchanting mix of heart-warming story, unforgettable music, breathtaking dance, and astonishing stage magic. Disgraced By Ayad Akhtar Approximate Running Time: 80 minutes (No Intermission) Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2016 (2pm) Amir Kapour is a deeply assimilated Pakistani-American with the perfect job, the perfect apartment, and the perfect wife—until it all unravels over the course of a single dinner party (an unforgettably explosive scene). Disgraced is a timely and taut (90 minutes) drama that engages mind and heart with refreshing and stunning candor as it explores the cultural and personal fracturing Amir encounters as he pursues his ideal of the American Dream. A new and daring voice in American theatre, Akhtar creates urgent dramatic connections between the stage and the world outside our doors. Ain’t Misbehavin’ Based on the Idea by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. Directed and Choreographed by Patdro Harris Approximate Running Time: 2 hours Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2016 (2pm) The sparkling and sassy nightlife of a 1930s Uptown jazz club comes to life with 29 beloved songs in this fun-filled celebration of the legendary Fats Waller. How I Learned to Drive By Paula Vogel Directed by Laura Kepley Approximate Running Time: 90 minutes (No Intermission) Wednesday,April 19, 2016 (2pm) A deeply compassionate look at how we are shaped by the people who hurt us, this Pulitzer Prize-winning play masterfully veers in and out of personal memory and deftly traverses comedy, drama, and farce as a woman recalls the complicated relationship she had with an older man during her youth. Deathtrap By Ira Levin Directed by Paul Barnes Approximate Running Time: 2 hours Wednesday,May 24, 2016 (2pm) An ingeniously plotted theatrical thriller! A throwback thriller that excites screams and laughter in equal measure as a duplicitous and dangerous playwright connives to pilfer a sure-fire hit from a young protégé.