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Black Box Studios Presents Summer Schedule

Accomplished theater students at Black Box Studios—providing collaborative theater workshops and performance for ages 5 to adult since 2007—will present full productions of three rarely performed shows from June 3–14. The location for all performances is within Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road in Teaneck, NJ, 07666. Tickets are available in advance at www.blackboxnynj.com and the performance schedule is as follows:

The Adult Acting Workshop presents Fuddy Meers by David Lindsay-Abaire: Wed., June 3, at 8 p.m.; Mon., June 8, at 8 p.m.; Sun., June 14, at 3 p.m.

The Teen Musical Theater Ensemble presents The Great American Trailer Park Musical by Betsy Kelso and David Nehls: Sun., June 7, at 9 p.m.; Tues., June 9, at 8:30 p.m.; Thurs., June 11, at 8 p.m.

The Teen Drama Ensemble presents The Cripple Of Inishmann by Martin McDonagh: Sat., June 6, 10 p.m.; Sun. June 7, at 4 p.m.; Sat., June 13, at 10 p.m.

All shows are presented in full and uncut, with viewer discretion advised for each.

Plus: Popular Musical Theater Workshop for Kids presents a free production SUITABLE FOR ALL AUDIENCES on Sun., June 7, at 7:30 p.m. and on Tues., June 9, 7 p.m.

Following all of this, BBS almost immediately commences rehearsals for Legally Blonde The Musical, the focus of this summer’s Rock Musical Theater Intensive in residence at The Dwight-Englewood School’s Summer Connections/Summer Stage program. Last-minute slots in the ensemble or on the tech crew could still be available; email [email protected] or visit www.d-e.org/summer for further information.

In late July through mid-August, top BBS acting students will participate in the Teaneck-based Dramatic Theater Intensive, for the workshop production of a new piece for the stage. Final slots in this all-day, three-week program are available at www.blackboxnynj.com. Almost simultaneously, a number of BBS teaching artists will be working Off Broadway in NYC, staging the initial workshop production of Huey Esquire’s all-original This Time, A New Musical Romance in partnership with downtown’s renowned Theater for the New City. BBS Artistic Director Matt Okin will direct, with Musical Direction by Brody Greif.

On June 1, Black Box Studios will open “early bird” registration for its Fall/Winter 2015–16 semester, which begins at Temple Emeth in Teaneck on September 8, 2015. Any classes requiring auditions—such as Teen Drama Ensemble or Teen Musical Theater Ensemble—will offer a first round of tryouts just before the start of summer—details TBA.

For further details, visit www.blackboxnynj.com, call 201-567-6664 and/or email [email protected].

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