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Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.” takes audiences on a fun-filled, fantastic adventure in two weeks!

For Immediate Release The classic Disney story caps off the summer season of family entertainment on August 13, 14 and 15 July 31, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA. Travel down the rabbit hole as Upper Darby Summer Stage closes its 39th season with Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland, Jr.,” a fun-filled stage adaptation of the classic animated film.  Performances are August 13, 14, 15 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 14 at 7:30 p.m. The audience will follow Alice as she chases the White Rabbit into an enchanted land of unforgettable characters and exciting songs. From Zip-a-dee-doo-dah to The Unbirthday Song,

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Coffee-fueled Magic: An Interview with Chris Luner

“I really do see myself in the long run focusing in children’s theater and being able to give back to kids.” I believe the best way to summarize Chris Luner is with the following hash tag: #SleepLater. Chris Luner is the production manager of Children’s Theater, the stage manager for “Shrek the Musical” and the resident Master of Ceremonies of Summer Stage. Chris spends his entire day at the UDPAC; from 8:30AM until 11:00PM, Chris is working hard to make the magic of Summer Stage a possibility for every child. Even when he gets home at 11 at night, Chris

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Update on Tina Fey’s Homecoming to Upper Darby Summer Stage!

Press Release For Immediate Release Contact: Lauren Stevenson Yacina 610.506.1355 lauren.stevenson@verizon.net  ***UPDATE!*** Upper Darby Summer Stage alum, Tina Fey, returns on August 16 to kick-off 40th season and to host fundraising event Tickets are available to support one of the longest running Children’s Theater programs in the country. The event will feature the 10th anniversary screening of “Mean Girls” followed by a Q&A session with the writer, producer and Emmy-award winning actress, Tina Fey July 31, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA – Tina Fey returns to Upper Darby Summer Stage on August 16! Before there was “Second City,” “Saturday Night

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The Journey to Acceptance: “Honk, Jr.!”

“Honk, Jr.!” is one of the most touching shows to ever come to Summer Stage. It tells the story of a young duckling, Ugly, who is ostracized for his appearance. The abuse is so bad that he runs away from home. On his journey, Ugly meets a bullfrog, survives a blizzard and avoids the tricks of the Cat. Eventually, he transforms into a beautiful swan and learns that being different is just fine. This tale of the ugly duckling is a modernized version of the original, which was written by Hans Christian Andersen. “Honk” was created by the same writers

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Win tickets to the opening night of “Shrek the Musical”!

We’re giving away four tickets to the opening night of “Shrek the Musical” on August 1st at 7:30PM. Want to win them? Here is how to enter! Like the Upper Darby Summer Stage Facebook page Like the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center Facebook page Follow @UDSummerStage on Twitter You must follow us on ALL platforms. This enters you into the drawing once. Want to have a better chance of winning? Share or retweet our posts about the drawing. Be sure to use #SSMagic39 in any personalized tweets about the drawing! Each share or retweet is another entrance into the drawing. Do you already

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“School House Rock Live! Jr,” brings back waves of nostalgia

If you haven’t realized this yet, I grew up in an academic household. Both of my parents are professors at Bryn Mawr College. My mother teaches chemistry and writing while my father teaches mathematics. My house has more books inside of it than the entirety of medieval Europe (We did the math.). You can’t find a room in our house that isn’t covered with bookshelves. Additionally, we don’t have cable television and so it was that I grew up watching Cyberchase, Arthur and School House Rock. “School House Rock” aired on ABC from 1973-1985 and again from 1993-1999. I was far

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“Honk, Jr.” waddles into Upper Darby Summer Stage on August 6, 7, 8

For Immediate Release The wonderful story teaches young audiences that what’s on the inside matters most! July 24, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA. Waddle down to the barnyard and see the ugly duckling in a whole new light when Summer Stage opens “Honk, Jr.”  Performances are August 6, 7, 8 at 10:30 a.m. and on August 7 at 7:30 p.m. Summer Stage premiered Honk, Jr. in 2004 and it was the surprise hit of the season. Written by the people who created the new Broadway version of Mary Poppins, the show teaches that it is OK to be different and

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Patrick Ahearn: The Hand Behind the Puppets

Upper Darby Summer Stage is swarming with puppets this season. The puppeteer at the helm, Patrick Ahearn, has been working for weeks on everything from a two-headed llama to a colorful parrot and even a 20-foot dragon. This week his puppets will make their premiere in “Doctor Dolittle, Jr.” This big, show-stopping production features a collection of animal puppets that talk to Doctor Dolittle! We took some time to talk to Pat about his training and what makes a puppet really unique. Pat has been working officially with puppets for the past 25 years. Unofficially, Pat has been playing with puppets since

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Mainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents, “Shrek The Musical!”

For Immediate Release The Broadway-style musical is a fresh, innovative approach to the Dreamworks film – August 1, 2, 8 and 9 at Upper Darby Performing Arts Center July 19, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA. The crown jewel of the 39th season of Upper Darby Summer Stage is its Mainstage production, “Shrek The Musical,” proudly presented on August 1, 2, 8 and 9 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center.  The production is a fresh and innovative approach to the classic Dreamworks film featuring a terrific score of 19 all-new songs, big laughs and great dancing.  WWOR-TV says “Shrek The

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“Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr.” returns to Upper Darby Summer Stage July 30 – Aug. 1

For Immediate Release The songs from the classic Emmy-Award winning TV show Schoolhouse Rock return to the stage with a special Summer Stage twist! July 18, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA. Learn lessons with the cast of “Schoolhouse Rock LIVE! Jr.” as they go on an adventure to bring the classic, Emmy-Award winning TV show to life on the stage. Performances are July 30, 31 and August 1 at 10:30 a.m. and on July 31 at 7:30 p.m. While nervous for his first day of teaching, Tom learns meaningful lessons from his students.  Favorite songs from the pop culture phenomenon

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