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Summer Stage’s most loyal fan?

  Can you imagine attending every Summer Stage show in 37 years? Connie Cerone can…well almost! Connie Cerone of Springfield is a big fan of Upper Darby Summer Stage. Perhaps our most loyal! She may hold the record for seeing the most Summer Stage shows in our 37 year history! Connie started attending the shows in 1976, the first season of Summer Stage. She admits she missed the very first show. She was told about the program by her mother-in-law who happened to catch “The Magic of America.” That’s when 87 performers took to the stage in a bicentennial tribute

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Eyakeno Ekpo’s Undeniable Summer Stage Journey

  …I want to be able to do this for the rest of my life. To portray a character through music, through acting that the audience understands. Yeah. That’s it! -Eyakeno Ekpo who plays Seaweed in “Hairspray!” It’s a joy to watch the ensemble members as much as the main characters in the Upper Darby Summer Stage production of “Hairspray!” Every individual on stage proves to be an animated and skilled performer. Each one has a story about how he or she came to perform  at Summer Stage. A relative newcomer to Summer Stage, twenty year-old Eyakeno Ekpo, plays the part

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“How I Became a Pirate” Director, Nick Hunchak is Setting Sail With His Cast

It’s funny. The music is great. The dancing is fun and energetic and the characters are not to be forgotten. – Nick Hunchak on “How I Became a Pirate” This week we had an opportunity to sit down with “How I Became a Pirate” director, Nick Hunchak, to get the inside scoop on him, the cast and this Summer Stage premiere!  Brenna Dinon: How many years have you been at Summer Stage and what keeps you coming back?  Nick Hunchak: Okay, I have no idea how long! That’s been one of my projects is to figure that out someday. I

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Rachel Stevens, Director of “Hairspray,” talks about Mainstage at Summer Stage

No matter what you’re looking for, it’s in the show. You’re going to get to laugh, you’re going to get to follow a journey. You’re going to get to see beautiful costumes, and beautiful lights and unbelievable dancing…No matter what you’re coming for, you’re going to get it.  It’s that big…everything is there. -Rachel Stevens, “Hairspray” Director   Brenna Dinon: We understand you are studying at The Actor’s Studio affiliated with Pace University. Can you tell us more about it? Rachel Stevens: Sure. The Actor’s Studio is in downtown Manhattan.  It’s where “Inside the Actor’s Studio with James Lipton” comes

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