THE PIED PIPER CHILDREN'S THEATER OF NYC
The children’s theatre of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church
20 Cumming Street New York, New York 10034
Web site: http://members.aol.com/ppctnyc/index.html
Rey-Rey, Artistic Director
June 4, 2001
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of NYC, a youth-run theatre at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church-Inwood in Upper Manhattan, is proud to present CINDERELLA in Hawaii by Lisa Sikes with music by Rey-Rey and lyrics by Denise Evarts. This new musical is directed by Rey-Rey, the theatre’s Artistic Director and founder with sets designed by Sarah Morgridge. Children ages 5 to 16 are involved in all aspects of the production. Performances will be on June 23 and 30 at 3PM and 7PM and June 24 and July 1 at 3PM. All performances are at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church-Inwood, 20 Cumming Street, Upper Manhattan. Admission charge is $6 for adults and $3 for children under 16. Group rates are also available. For more information please call (212) 567-2329.
This hilarious new musical written for children’s voices, takes the original story of Cinderella and brings it to Hawaii with a very wacky twist. All the characters of the original fairy tale are present, as well as other characters such as an Elvis-like Big Bad Wolf. The musical is full of wonderful tunes, great humor, and plenty of wit sure to bring lots of excitement to children and grownups.
The Pied Piper Children’s Theatre of NYC (PPCT) is a non-denominational, non-sectarian outreach program of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church-Inwood. The theatre is committed to creating a non-threatening place where children ages 5 to 16 can explore their creativity and learn new theatrical and musical skills. Since its first production in October of 1999, over one hundred and fifty children and adolescents have gone through the program. This has generated a strong community of children and families from different income levels and ethnic backgrounds.
Each season, 6 six-week-long sessions are offered during each of which a full-scale production is mounted. These sessions include script reading, character analysis, diction, movement, acting and voice production, among other things. Auditions to the program examine interest and attitude as well as aptitude. Participants rehearse an average of two hours, three times a week under the supervision and guidance of Artistic Director Reinaldo (‘Rey-Rey’) Martinez- Cubero, Production Coordinator Dayna Beegun, and Set Designer Sarah Morgridge.
[Rulizow will be playing the Fairy Godmother in one of the two alternating casts...ED.]