Music and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Robert Lopez, and Kristen Anderson-Lopez | Music Adapted & Arranged and Additional Music & Lyrics by Will Van Dyke | Book and Additional Lyrics by Cheryl Davis

Based on the stories of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film

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

    July 30 – August 3 (M-F)

  • Performance

    August 3 @ 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 next workshop is Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS! This one-week workshop for 6-12 year olds meets July 30 – August 3 (M-F). During the workshop, students will be cast, rehearse, tech and perform the thirty-minute Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS, all in the span of one week!

Join Pooh Bear and all of his animal friends from the classic children’s books and animated film as they band together to rescue their friend, Christopher Robin in this 30-minute musical adventure.

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

PERFORMANCE: August 3 at 3:30 pm

AUDITIONS: No auditions necessary

About The Show

Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a delightful show based on the beloved characters of A.A. Milne and the 2011 Disney animated feature film. Featuring favorite songs from the film, as well as new hits by the Academy Award-winning Robert and Kristen Lopez (Frozen), this honey-filled delight is as sweet as it is fun.

Welcome to the Hundred Acre Wood, where Winnie the Pooh is once again in search of honey. Along the way, he meets his pals, Tigger, Piglet, Rabbit and Owl, but soon discovers that Christopher Robin has been captured by the mysterious Backson! As they prepare for a rescue operation, the animals learn about teamwork, friendship and, of course… sharing snacks. Filled with all of their favorite characters, Disney’s Winnie the Pooh KIDS is a favorite for children.

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!