header image

[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
91°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
August 10
1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph


Teenage Drama Workshop, the nationally acclaimed summer youth theater program offered by California State University, Northridge, will celebrate its 65th anniversary this summer with a return to full production and two plays that illustrate the drama involved in sibling relationships.

“Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play,” which features the two brothers as teenagers will open on Saturday, July 9 and will run through July 21. “Disney Frozen, Jr.” the tale of two sisters based on the popular Disney animated movie will open on Friday, July 8, and will run through July 21.

“This year we are very excited to have 71 students enrolled, which includes nine tech students,” said CSUN theater professor Garry Lennon, executive director of Teenage Drama Workshop. “Everyone is hard at work preparing two fantastic shows for our audiences.”

Teenage Drama Workshop started out as an activity for teens, to call attention to the cultural resources available at what was then San Fernando Valley State College. Over the years, the workshop has grown into a nationally acclaimed drama program.

“This our 65th year of providing access to the arts to anyone who is interested, regardless of their skill level,” Lennon said. “Sixty-five years of creating memories and friendships that will last a lifetime, as well as entertaining audiences in the San Fernando Valley.”

One of the nation’s oldest such program, Teenage Drama Workshop immerse the teenagers, this year there are 69 students in grades 6-12, in the day-to-day reality of a professional theatrical troupe, from designing lighting, costumes and sets to learning lines and choreography during an intense six weeks.

In the mornings, the teenagers attend classes in acting, voice and dance. They can choose electives in improvisation, musical theater, playwriting or the technical aspects of theater production. The afternoons are spent in rehearsal, building sets or putting together costumes and props.

“Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play” is directed by Eric White, with Lindsey Lorenz serving as assistant director and choreographer. “Hammered” is the story of two brothers, one the god of thunder and the other the god of mischief. Written by Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Christian Borle, the play explores the brothers’ relationship during their teen years as they vie for their father’s approval.

“Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play,” which features the two brothers as teenagers, will open on Saturday, July 9 and will run through July 21. The showtimes are:

Matinee Show: July 9 at 2 p.m.

Evening Shows: July 15 at 7 p.m.

Camp Shows: July 13, 20 and 21 at 11 a.m.

The event will be held in the Little Theater in Nordoff Hall.

“Disney Frozen, Jr.” is directed by Ronnie Sperling, with music direction by Arielle Phan and choreography by Candy Sherwin. The play is based on the Oscar-winning animated feature and adapted from the Broadway musical. Set in the fictional kingdom of Arendalle, “Frozen, Jr.” tells the story of Princess Elsa as she discovers the strengths of her magical powers and her bond with her sister, Anna.

“Disney Frozen Jr.” the tale of two sisters based on the popular Disney animated movie, will open on Friday, July 8 and will run through July 21. The showtimes are:

Matinee Date: July 9 at 2 p.m.

Evening Dates: July 8, 15 and 16 at 7 p.m.

Camp Shows: July 13, 20 and 21 at 11 a.m.

The event will be held in the Campus Theatre in Nordoff Hall

Cost of both shows are $15 for adults and $12 for children, seniors and groups of 10 and more.

In addition, Teenage Drama Workshop will present its annual “10-Minute Play Festival,” where student playwrights explore the dreams and challenges of their lives in original, short plays. Students in the playwriting and improvisation electives collaborate to bring an idea from “age to stage” in just six weeks. The festival will take place at 6:30 p.m. on July 19 in the Campus Theatre.

The Musical Theatre Showcase will take place at 6:30 p.m. on July 21 in the Campus Theatre.

Masks are to be worn at all times.

For more information and to purchase tickets please visit the CSUN Teenage Drama Workshop website.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LINKS
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
Monday, Aug 8, 2022
Stop by Impulse Music Co. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m., to enjoy live music from local bands: Lady Fingers, Rowdy P, The Martian Sunset and Sleeve of Steve.
Friday, Aug 5, 2022
The Santa Clarita Valley Blues Society will host live music Sunday Aug. 14 from 5-8 p.m. at the American Legion. The American Legion is located at 24527 Spruce St., Newhall, 91321.
Wednesday, Aug 3, 2022
Last Tuesday's episode of America’s Got Talent was another defining moment in the history of the series
Thursday, Jul 28, 2022
Join local Eagle Scouts for family-friendly activities and learn more about the great outdoors Tuesday, Aug. 12, from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m., during a community hike to be held at East Walker Ranch.
Thursday, Jul 28, 2022
Celebrate the diversity of the community at the summer celebration "Celebrate the Caribbean" Friday, Aug. 5, from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., at the Canyon Country Community Center.
Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
The SCVEDC would like to congratulate everyone who made this years list of most influential leaders in the region, including our their President & CEO, Holly Schroeder.
Valley 200 List Recognizes SCVEDC BOD Members, CEO
The city of Santa Clarita welcomes residents to dispose of their used tires at the free tire collection event on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 
Aug 27: Santa Clarita to Host Free Tire Collection Event
1769 - Fr. Juan Crespi, en route to San Francisco Bay with the Portolá expedition, names the Santa Clara River Valley (SCV) for St. Clare [story]
Fr. Crespi cenotaph
Lila Littlejohn, a veteran journalist, journalism teacher and former editor of The Signal, died Sunday morning peacefully in her sleep at her home in Florida, according to family.
Former Signal Editor Lila Littlejohn Dies at 68
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 13 new deaths throughout L.A. County, 2,335 new cases countywide and 53 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley.
Tuesday COVID Roundup: County Cases Decline to 2,335 with 13 New Deaths
On Tuesday, Aug. 9, the county of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors approved a resolution placing the Cannabis Tax Measure on the Nov. 8, 2022 election ballot for approval by voters.
Supes Approve Cannabis Tax Measure for November Election
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency has extended the deadline to apply for appointment to fill a vacancy on the Board of Directors.
Deadline Extended by SCV Water to Fill Board Vacancy, Applicants Sought
Zonta Club of Santa Clarita Valley celebrates Women in Film with the "Lundafest 2022" screening on Thursday, Oct. 6 at the Canyon Theater Guild in Newhall.
Oct. 6: Zonta Club of SCV Presents ‘Lunafest’
Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital is hosting “Let’s Get Back to Screening!” a symposium for medical professionals and members of the public that will focus on the importance of early cancer detection.
Sept. 10: Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital to Host Cancer Screening Symposium
Residents throughout the city of Santa Clarita regularly take advantage of the miles of paved off-street trails available for walking, running and cycling safely without having to worry about the hazards posed by vehicle traffic.
Aug. 24: Residents Invited to Public Meeting for Bouquet Canyon Trail Project
The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District has confirmed 28 additional mosquito samples that tested positive for West Nile virus.
Vector Control Confirms 28 Additional Positive West Nile Virus Samples
Head Coach Annett Davis could not have asked for a better schedule in terms of preparing The Master's University women's volleyball team for the challenges posed by the Golden State Athletic Conference and, hopefully, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics nationals.
TMU Women’s Volleyball To Face Road Tests Early in 2022
California Credit Union encourages Santa Clarita Valley teachers who have an innovative class project idea to apply for a credit union grant through its biannual Teacher Grant program.
SCV Teachers Urged to Apply for California Credit Union Teacher Grants
Single Mothers Outreach has announced “Building Hope” as the theme for the 12th annual Empowering HeArts fundraising gala, set to take place on 6 p.m. Oct. 28 at the Santa Clarita Community Center.
Oct. 28: Single Mothers Outreach 12th Annual Empowering HeArts Gala
1919 - Charles Kingsburry (Kingsburry House at Heritage Junction) arrives in Newhall to work on Power House No. 1 construction in San Francisquito Canyon [story]
Charles Kingsburry
Raising the Curtain Foundation invites all Santa Clarita Valley students in grades 4-6 to participate in a free theater workshop on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Newhall Family Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Raising the Curtain Hosting Free Theater Workshop for Local Students
The California State University, Northridge Softball team will host the first Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament Saturday, Sept. 3, at Los Robles Golf Course in Thousand Oaks.
CSUN Softball Hosting Inaugural Gary Torgeson Golf Tournament
The Master's University has hired Dave Caldwell as its next sports information director.  
TMU Names Dave Caldwell New Sports Information Director
Stop by Impulse Music Co. on Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m., to enjoy live music from local bands: Lady Fingers, Rowdy P, The Martian Sunset and Sleeve of Steve.
Lady Fingers, Rowdy P Among Bands Performing at Impulse Music
The gibbons housed at the Gibbon Conservation Center in Saugus are benefiting from a new mister system installed this summer.
Gibbon Center Seeking Donations for New Mister System
The Castaic Animal Care Center will accept animals needing to be spayed or neutered at the ‘Public Spay and Neuter Voucher’ Clinic which will be open at the Castaic Animal Care Center Aug. 18.
Aug. 18: Public Spay, Neuter Voucher Clinic at Castaic Animal Center
The Santa Clarita Community College District Board of Trustees will hold a Business Meeting Wednesday, Aug. 10.
Aug. 10: COC Board Expected to Extend Van Hook’s Contract
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Monday one new death and 294 new cases in the Santa Clarita Valley over the weekend, with a total of 30 new deaths and 10,430 new cases countywide.
Monday COVID Roundup: 294 New SCV Cases; Deaths Total 490
1769 - Portolá expedition crosses Newhall Pass at Elsmere Canyon, camps at Chaguayanga village (Rye Canyon/Castaic Junction). [story]
Portola
SCVNews.com
%d bloggers like this: