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Summer Stage invites audiences on a magic carpet ride with “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.”

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Aladdin, Jasmine and the Genie will all take the stage in the spectacular 40th season finale. July 30, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage invites audiences on a magic carpet ride when “Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.” takes the stage. The 40th season finale will be performed on August 12, 13 and 14 at 10:30 a.m. and August 13 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Based on the 1992 Disney film, audiences will travel to a whole new world and visit the Land of Enchantment. Limited tickets are available and

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5 Minutes in the Mary Poppins Costume Shop

“Mary Poppins is the biggest Mainstage show we’ve ever done. It’s 218 looks, 500 individual pieces, all for a cast of 75 people. It’s a giant, immense show for the 40th anniversary.” – Mary Folino In anticipation for the opening of “Disney’s Mary Poppins,” marketing intern, Mikaela Uricheck sat down with Mainstage costume designer, Mary Folino and costume shop manager, Lauren Kaisoglus. They explained the design process behind bringing a design off the page and to the stage. The duo met through the Walnut Street Theatre, where Lauren was Mary’s apprentice. In the years since, Mary became the Walnut’s costume shop manager and

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Once in the role, now making the movements – A Chat with Junie B. Choreographer, Sarah DeNight

    “Junie B. is not some ideal, perfect child. She’s very flawed, and it’s okay to be flawed and to be different. The big message is about friendship and figuring out how to be enough by being yourself and how to make that work in life.” – Sarah DeNight Marketing intern, Marissa Roney and social media strategist, Sophie Pauline sat down with Sarah DeNight, choreographer of “Junie B. Jones, The Musical” for an interview regarding her experience playing Junie B. Jones with the New York-based company, Theatreworks USA. From locations in Canada all the way down to Florida, Sarah

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Just Six Hours a Year: Live Performance and a Child’s Imagination

How Summer Stage has Transported My Child to Magical Places By Stacy Moscotti Summer Stage alum and mom to Olivia As someone who grew up performing at Summer Stage, I was so excited at the thought of having children and taking them to see Summer Stage shows. When I had my first child, I could barely wait to take to her first Children’s Theatre show. I wanted that hallowed ground of the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center to be as meaningful to her as it was to me. No pressure, right??? I mean, it didn’t matter that she was 3 months

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If the shoe fits, come see “Disney’s Cinderella, Kids,” August 5-7 at Summer Stage.

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The timeless tale returns to the stage with magical fairies, pumpkin carriages and glass slippers. July 23, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA. Another Disney classic will come to life when “Disney’s Cinderella, Kids” comes to the stage on August 5, 6 and 7 at 10:30 a.m. and August 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are affordably priced at $7-11 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Upper Darby Performing Arts Center is located in Drexel Hill at 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, minutes

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Mainstage at Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents, “Disney’s Mary Poppins.”

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The Broadway-style musical is an exciting, mystical and upbeat take on the Disney family-favorite. July 16, 2014 – Drexel Hill, PA. Upper Darby Summer Stage proudly presents its crown jewel of the 40th season, the mainstage production, “Disney’s Mary Poppins” on July 31 and August 1, 7 and 8 at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. The full-length production with live orchestra is full of moments that audience members will recognize from the famous Disney film. Featuring more adventures from the books of P.L Travers, the stage show presents a new take on the story.

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Head Back to First Grade with “Junie B. Jones, the Musical,” July 29-31 at Summer Stage

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The popular book series by Barbara Park hits the stage in a colorful, funny and fast-paced musical. July 16, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA. Summer Stage hits the schoolyard when “Junie B. Jones, the Musical” arrives on stage on July 29, 30 and 31 at 10:30 a.m. and July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Based on the popular book series by Barbara Park, audiences will enjoy this colorful, zany, fast-paced musical about new friends, new glasses, sugar cookies, the annual kickball tournament and other various first grade angst-ridden situations.

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‘Glory Days:’ Stepping Back on Stage to Celebrate Valuable Life Lessons and Lifelong Friendships

Over 200 alumni step onto the stage TONIGHT to perform in Upper Darby Summer Stage’s 40th Season Gala Celebration. It’s a homecoming for many who haven’t had the opportunity to perform in decades. But the values and skills they learned at Summer Stage  – and the friendships they found here – remain a significant part of the people they have become today. Alumni have traveled from all over the country to be here to perform in a show like no other…a fun and spectacular musical revue featuring the “Greatest Hits of Summer Stage!” To say this is an extraordinary evening would not do it

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Event Alert! Upper Darby Summer Stage Celebrates 40 Seasons TONIGHT – featuring over 200 alumni from all four decades!

Over 200 Summer Stage Alumni – including Everybody Loves Raymond’s Monica Horan – take to the stage to perform the Greatest Hits of Summer Stage, in a Benefit for Upper Darby Summer Stage!   July 11, 2015, Drexel Hill, PA • Upper Darby Summer Stage, where Tina Fey got her start on the stage, celebrates a once-in-a-lifetime birthday celebration with a 40th Season Gala Celebration TONIGHT, July 11 at 6 pm to benefit Upper Darby Summer Stage! Event Location: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center, 601 N. Lansdowne Avenue, Drexel Hill, PA 19026 Timing: Tonight, July 11 at 6pm until 8:30

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You Can Fly with “Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.” July 22-24 at Summer Stage

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release The classic Disney story returns to Summer Stage when Peter, Wendy and Tinkerbell fly high above the stage in an adventure for all to enjoy. July 10, 2015 – Drexel Hill, PA. The 40th season of family entertainment continues with an audience favorite when “Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.” takes the stage on July 22, 23 and 24 at 10:30 a.m. and July 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Tickets are affordably priced at $7-11 and can be purchased online at www.udpac.org or by calling the box office: 610.622.1189. Upper Darby

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