NewArts Blog

NewArts Summer 2017 FIRST DAY!

We had an AMAZING first day meeting, greeting, getting to know one another, talking about Willy Wonka, learning some music, getting measured for costumes and playing some awesome theatre games. Can’t wait for day #2!   Signing in Lining Up Greeting old and new friends Showing the set design Theatre games to help us get to know each other The …

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Excitement for Opening Night/Tech Week

Author: Michael Spanedda Photos: Michelle Spanedda As this year’s production of “School of Rock The Musical: Youth Production” gets closer to opening night, my excitement grows each day knowing that I’ll be able to shine on stage along with my fellow cast mates. I think that this has by far been one of the best productions with NewArts to date. …

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Ding-Dong the Wicked Witch is Dead!

Several weeks into rehearsal, The Wizard of Oz cast is perfecting their vocals and choreography. On Monday morning, NewArts participants were hard at work with the “Ding-Dong The Witch Is Dead” number. The kids seem to really enjoy this scene, especially with the help of Steven Moore and Brianna Bauch stepping in in Abbey O’Briens’ absence, who bring the dance rehearsal …

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Through the Eyes of Katie

KATIE BISSET                                                Author: Katie Bisset (Summer in School of Rock – Age 12) Photos: Michelle Spanedda I always wanted to be a “Sporty Girl”. They sat at their own table at lunch. They were always laughing and enjoying …

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A ROOM FULL OF FANS

Author & Photos: Natalie Young  Session 1 – 6/30/2016 ​ The A.R.C. Program focuses on three aspects: strength, emotional intelligence, and confidence. Each session is centered around the unique characteristics of every student. With a mission statement of shaping and creating leaders, today New Arts students experienced the first session of the developmental program. Activities included individual reflection and interacting …

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Broadway Bound

This weekend, our very own School of Rock cast went to see the School of Rock show at the Winter Garden Theater in New York City! Broadway was calling their names, so it only made sense to make a trip into the Big Apple for the day! With tickets in hand, over 75 cast members and parents piled into the mezzanine to experience …

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Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets for School of Rock and Wizard of Oz are now available! Online orders placed before July 11 will include a 20% off discount, when using the code EARLYBIRD during checkout. The dates for School of Rock are as follows: August 5 at 7:00 p.m. August 6 at 2:00 p.m. August 7 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets can be found here …

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4 Weeks Before Opening Night!

With only four weeks left before opening night, the cast of School of Rock has been working double time to make every dance move, vocal note, and drum beat perfect. Luca Terilli as Zack Michael Spanedda as Freddy In two weeks, Dewy, played by Shawn Allen, has been able to round up his kid-band and kick their you-know-whats into shape …

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Through the Eyes of Nicole

NICOLE KOLITSAS                                            Author: Nicole Kolitsas (Sophie in School of Rock – Age 13) Photos: Michelle Spanedda NewArts Newtown musicals have been a huge part of my life for four summers now. It has made me a better performer and a better person. …

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Through the Eyes of Jimmy

JIMMY HUNTER                                                           Photos: Michelle Spanedda   I slowly walked through the hallway trying to blend in with the crowd of people. What if the older kids found me weird? I mean, I’ve …

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