NEW YORK, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, the great American tradition of summer stock theatre is being brought to New York City by CAP21: America's Musical Theatre Conservatory & Theatre Company. The inaugural season will celebrate the women of Broadway.
Summer Stock NYC, a new initiative of the CAP21 Theatre Company, debuts with "A Celebration of the Broadway Musical" on July 16. The 75-minute musical revue features hit songs and production numbers from classic Broadway musicals, starring awarding winning Broadway and cabaret artist Karen Mason ("Mamma Mia!"; "Sunset Boulevard") and "As the World Turns" Daytime Emmy nominated actress Colleen Zenk ("Bring Back Birdie"), and featuring Carrie Manolakos ("Mamma Mia!"; National Tour of "Wicked"), Pearl Sun ("Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"), Dana Steingold (Encores! "Anyone Can Whistle"; National Tour of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"), Kelly Felthous (National Tour of "Grease") and Kelsey Crouch-Pinter from "As the World Turns." The show celebrates the Broadway musical from Golden Age classics "On the Town," and "Anything Goes" to contemporary musicals such as "Spring Awakening," "Rent," and "Avenue Q."
Summer Stock NYC is the first collaborative partnering of CAP21 with The Fund for the City of New York, Pace University, Hunter College and Capital One, as a corporate sponsor. "A Celebration of the Broadway Musical" will play July 16 -18 at The Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts (Pace University) and July 20-23 at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse (Hunter College). Ticket prices range from $15 to $30.
Frank and Eliza Ventura, founders of CAP21, envision Summer Stock NYC as a way to make high quality musical productions accessible to local family audiences, and expand the training ground and performance opportunities for the city's vast talent pool of established and emerging actors, singers, dancers, directors, choreographers and designers.
In 2011, Summer Stock NYC will tour different boroughs with a full length production of a classic Broadway musical.
SOURCE CAP21: America's Musical Theatre Conservatory & Theatre Company