Music and Lyrics by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, George Bruns, Tom Adair, Winston Hibler, Ted Sears, Sammy Fain, and Jack Lawrence

Music Adapted and Arranged and Additional Music and Lyrics by Bryan Louiselle | Book Adapted and Additional Lyrics by Marcy Heisler

WPPAC Summer Theatre Academy presents a 1-week Workshop and Performance for ages 6-12
  • Workshop Dates

    June 25 – 29 (M-F)

  • Performance

    June 29 @ 3:30 pm

  • Performance Tickets

    Adults: $11 | *Youth: $6

    (*Youth = 16 or younger)

  • To Register

    Online:

    By Phone: (914) 328-1600 (M-F / 11am – 6pm)

    In Person: 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center) | White Plains, NY 10601

Workshop Description

Our first workshop is Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS! This one-week workshop for 6-12 year olds meets June 25 – 29 (M-F). During the workshop, students will be cast, rehearse, tech and perform the thirty-minute Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS, all in the span of one week!

Join Aurora and her forest friends as they face off against the evil Maleficent in this adaptation of the classic Disney animated film.

REHEARSALS: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm (Before-care available)

PERFORMANCE: June 29 at 3:30 pm

AUDITIONS: No auditions necessary

About The Show

Based on one of the most treasured Disney animated films of all time, and featuring some of the world’s most memorable songs, Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS is pure, delightful fun.

On Princess Aurora’s sixteenth birthday, she heads to the forest to talk with her animal friends, only to meet and fall in love with a mysterious stranger. When the evil sorceress, Maleficent, places her under a spell, the three fairies who have raised her – Flora, Fauna and Merryweather – must use their magic to save her! The fairies ensure that Aurora only falls into a deep sleep that can be ended with a kiss from her betrothed, Prince Phillip. To prevent Phillip from rescuing Aurora, Maleficent kidnaps and imprisons him. The good fairies are the last hope to free Phillip so that he can awaken Aurora, and when he does, he turns out to be the mysterious stranger with whom she fell in love!

This classic fairy tale comes to life in Disney’s Sleeping Beauty KIDS.

Registration Information

TUITION: $400

TICKETS: $11 adults, $6 youth

TO REGISTER: 

  • OnlineCLICK HERE
  • By Phone – 914.328.1600 (M-F / 11am – 6pm)
  • In Person – 11 City Place, 3rd Floor (City Center) | White Plains, NY 10601

REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY: There are no refunds given for any conservatory programs under any circumstances. If you have questions about this policy, please inquire prior to registration. WPPAC Conservatory Theatre reserves the right to cancel session(s) of the Summer Theatre Academy if minimum enrollment is not met.

Meet The Director

Maya Hana Evans

Bio – Since earning her BFA from NYU Tisch, Maya has worked as a performer, director, producer, and teaching artist in New York & Chicago. Most recently, she produced the original play Pete RexOff-Broadway with The Dreamscape Theatre. Maya also assisted with costume and prop design for PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic currently running at New World Stages and soon to premiere in Melbourne, Australia!. Additional NYC credits: The Butterfly’s Day (Producing Director, My Pies Theatricals), Kingdom of the Clouds(Producing Director/Performer, My Pies Theatricals), In Fields Where They Lay, The Improbable Fall Rise & Fall of John Law, The Young Folk (The Dreamscape Theatre), Wild Women of Planet Wongo (Not Too Fancy Productions), Blood & Water (Producing Director, My Pies Theatricals). Regional/Youth credits: Side Show (Porchlight Music Theatre), The Sound of Music, Narnia(Windy City Music Theater), Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, High School Musical (White Plains Performing Arts Center), Bring It On! (Art House Productions). Maya is a member of the new Paramount Hudson Valley Theater Company, and lives in Queens with a windowsill mint plant she’s kept alive for a whole year! Find her online at mayahanaevans.com.

How did you get started in theatre? – I started performing at my hometown community theater when I was about 5. I was in the ensemble (with a featured role as Dish #3!) in Beauty & the Beast. I fell in love with the world of musical theatre, and haven’t looked back. By the time I got to high school, I had started directing and mentoring younger actors. I was also performing in productions at my school and serving as president of the improv team. I came to New York to attend NYU Tisch, and today I live in Astoria where I collaborate with friends and colleagues all over the city on new projects at every opportunity.

How do you think performing can help young people? – I’ve seen so many young artists discover hidden confidence and embrace their unique talents through acting training & performance! It’s a great way to get in touch with your unique voice – literally, and also figuratively – and build confidence. It’s also a way to deepen emotional intelligence and practice empathy. I love helping my students break out of their comfort zone, hone their craft, and explore their creative potential. Working on a musical is also a wonderful opportunity to bond with an ensemble of peers. When we create a safe space where each actor feels supported, we shine as individuals and also as a company!

Why are you excited to work at WPPAC? – Because it’s the best! WPPAC achieves an optimal blend of community and artistry. The young actors I’ve had the pleasure of working with form meaningful friendships while participating in high-level theatre training. I’m psyched to be back this summer, and can’t wait to meet this year’s campers.

What are your Top 5 Favorite musicals? – Ooof, this is tough… It changes all the time! Right now, in no particular order, I’d say:

– Cabaret
– Next to Normal
– Spring Awakening
– Zanna Don’t
– Passing Strange

Honorable Mentions:

– Hamilton
– Be More Chill
– Fun Home
– Bat Boy
– Come From Away

Fun fact about you? – I recently started baking my own bread, and recently mastered a six-strand braided loaf. Anyone else addicted to the Great British Bake Off? Also, I love to read. Right now I’m re-reading the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld for like, the millionth time… I highly recommend it!