Triboro Youth Theatre kicking off 19th Season!!
Triboro Youth Theatre, a regional youth theatre, and resident of Thacher Elementary School in Attleboro, MA, is proud to announce their 19th theatrical season, which is well underway. Triboro Youth Theatre’s mission is to provide cultural enrichment for young people through the performing arts. As a regional theatre, Triboro has participants from the surrounding area, including Norton, Attleboro, Franklin, and Seekonk, and Rehoboth, among others. Triboro’s performances feature actors who range from four years old through seniors in high school. Through their “learn by doing” philosophy participants in Triboro’s programs learn skills in performance, dance, music, singing, as well as the technical aspects of the performing arts. It is a result of the collaboration with professional staff and artists that participants can enjoy enormous growth not only in the performing arts, but also practice vital communication and life skills.
Triboro Youth Theatre’s 19th season includes four productions. Our Pre-K through 1st Grade production is Nuts! Celebrating the circle of life, Nuts, teaches us why and what happens to the acorns that have fallen to the forest floor. Featuring a host of comical characters, when Nuts! takes center stage you’ll find festive Brazil nuts, 'sneezing', macadamia nuts, 'muscular' chestnuts, some rapping Squirrels, and much more. Nuts! will be performed on Saturday, November 15th at 11am at Thacher Elementary and all tickets are $5.
The Elementary school age production is the timeless classic Annie Kids. Featuring such well known songs as “Maybe,” “Tomorrow,” and “It’s A Hard Knock Life.” With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone's hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930s New York City. She is determined to find her parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of a New York City Orphanage run by the cruel, embittered Miss Hannigan. Triboro’s production of Annie Kids, features two casts and over 80 performers. This musical classic about heart and home will be brought to life on the Thacher stage and run Friday, November 14th at 7pm and Saturday, November 15th at 2pm featuring the “Monday Cast”, and then Saturday, Nov. 15th at 7pm and Sunday, Nov. 16th at 2pm featuring the “Tuesday Cast.” Tickets are $7 for students/ seniors and $10 for adults.
Our Middle School performers this season have dived into the musical world of Honk, Jr. Honk, Jr. tells the story of the ugly duckling, called simply “Ugly” in this production, as she tries to find her place in the world. Struggling to fit in with her brothers and sisters, Ugly runs away from the pond, where she encounters a cunning cat, beautiful swans, and a big attitude bull frog. With upbeat songs, and a positive message about acceptance, Honk, Jr. is perfect for the whole family. Honk, Jr. also features two cast this season, a “Wednesday Cast” and “Thursday Cast.” The “Wednesday Cast” performs at Thacher, Friday, Nov. 7th at 7pm and Saturday, Nov. 8th at 2pm, with the “Thursday Cast” performances scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8th at 7pm and Sunday, Nov. 9th at 2pm. Tickets are $8 for students/ seniors and $12 for adults.
The final production of Triboro’s Fall season is The Drowsy Chaperone. Featuring 42 of our High School performers, Drowsy takes us to the comedic, decadent world of the 1920’s. We meet the character referred to as “The Man In The Chair” who plays for the audience his favorite vinyl record, the musical cast recording of The Drowsy Chaperone. The audience is immediately transported back in time as the musical comedy comes to life in his apartment. Featuring a crazy cast of characters including a love sick groom, a starlet bride-to-be giving up the stage for love, a harried producer, a flaky chorine, gangsters posing as pastry chefs, and a latin lover, you really are left wondering, “what else do you need for a night’s entertainment?” Come find out if the wedding is on or off, when The Drowsy Chaperone soars into Thacher for two performances only. The show runs November 21st and 22nd at 7pm. Tickets are $12 for students/ seniors and $18 for adults.
For more information about Triboro Youth Theatre’s season, tickets, or if you want to learn how to get involved check out their website; www.triboroyouththeatre.org or look them up on Facebook/ Twitter. “We hope to see you at the theatre!”