This May, Arts Umbrella Theatre & Music presents five fabulous productions performed by talented emerging artists.
Join us for a performance and be inspired by the creativity on stage.
Adapted by Nelson Bond
Performed by the Senior Theatre Troupe
Animal Farm (Bond) is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
George Orwell’s stinging allegory to communism is brought to life on stage. Old Major’s dream comes to fruition after the creatures emancipate themselves from the cruel mastery of a human owner during their triumphant rebellion. His dream inexorably turns to a nightmare of disillusionment in which the other animals discover themselves now subject to the rule of even more ruthless autocrats: the greedy, cunning pigs. Meet the beasts whose prototypes continue to dominate news headlines. Animal Farm wrings the emotions, leaving audiences shaken with the tale of a tragedy that happened in a mythical barnyard far away but could happen in our own backyard.
Saturday May 18 – 9 pm
Friday May 24 – 9 pm
Performed by the Junior Theatre Troupe
Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, the lost boys, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.
Saturday May 18 – 7 pm
Friday May 24 – 7 pm
Book by James Lapine
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by the Senior Musical Theatre Troupe
James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone’s favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece… and a rare modern classic. The story follows a Baker and his wife who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the Kings Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse.
May 17, 19, 21, 22, 25 – 7 pm
Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek, Justin Paul
Book by Timothy Allen McDonald
Performed by the Junior Musical Theatre Troupe
When James is sent by his conniving aunts to chop down their old fruit tree, he discovers a magic potion that results in a tremendous peach… and launches a journey of enormous proportions. Suddenly, James finds himself in the center of the gigantic peach among human-sized insects with equally oversized personalities but, after it falls from the tree and rolls into the ocean, the group faces hunger, sharks and plenty of disagreements. Thanks to James’ quick wit and creative thinking, the residents learn to live and work together as a family.
Sunday May 19 – 4 pm
Thursday May 23 – 7 pm