With summer inching closer, The Seaside Repertory Theatre (The REP) has yet another amazing summer schedule with quality entertainment for all ages.
“Pinocchio,” a timeless classic, takes place Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the Seaside Amphitheater. Don’t forget a chair or blanket for this action packed show. If your child is all about the drama, drop them at The REP’s Improv Bootcamp on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 2 p.m. to release some of their creative energy.
Our professional actors guide children on a journey through the imagination, creating stories and developing characters which require quick wit and inventive thinking through structured curriculum. Bootcamp attendees are invited back for a group performance on Friday during our Stories by the Sea, so they can show off their skills. Be sure to join the REP actors every weekday for Stories by the Sea, where a unique story is created each day. Stories are told in Solomon Square weekdays at 4 p.m., and all ages are encouraged to attend and participate.
The REP welcomes illusionist Jeanette Andrews back for another summer with her show, “The Invisible.” Watch the invisible become visible and explore the loopholes of visual perception. This intimate evening of close-up illusions shatters the mold of the traditional magic performance, weaving together science and folklore with performance and experiments. Andrews is a contemporary illusionist and artist who specializes in creating interactive sensory illusions, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible. Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, she is the only magician worldwide to be awarded an artist residency, including being a High Concept Labs sponsored artist and artist-in-residence for The Institute for Art and Olfaction. Andrews will offer performances, as well as her intriguing magic workshops for kids. Workshops take place each Friday and include a class at 2 p.m. for ages 5-7 and 3 p.m. for ages 8-14.
The Live@TheREP concert series continues with more marvelous music in its cozy 75-seat indoor theater. The REP strives to bring a variety of styles and genres to the area with some of the finest singer-songwriters. May brings us Griffin House, Kim Richey and Jeff Black with more to come. A current schedule for The REP can be found online and in front of the theater.
Artistic associate Aubrey Ainsworth says, “With our intimate venue and low-key atmosphere, live music has the perfect home at The REP, giving both our audiences and musical guests an experience that you cannot find anywhere else.”
In addition to music, The REP’s late night entertainment includes the Awkward Oxen Improv Hour, Tuesday through Thursday at 10 p.m. If you’ve had one too many ice cream cones, this is the perfect place to laugh it off. Crowd suggestions and interaction encourage off-the-cuff responses and dialogue from our team of improv pros. If you like “Whose Line is it Anyway,” you will revel in this amped up version that’s especially for grown up audiences.
For tickets and more information about The REP’s Summer 2017 season, go to LoveTheREP.com.
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