Upper Darby Summer Stage welcomes 700+ participants from throughout Philadelphia region, introducing many to cultural program with deep roots

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Dan Luner

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Upper Darby Summer Stage welcomes 700+ participants from throughout Philadelphia region, introducing many to cultural program with deep roots

Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 pm

 

Who: Over 700 participants and their parents from throughout the Delaware Valley. Approximately 100 staff members, most theatre professionals, will also be present.

Harry Dietzler, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, greets program participants and goes over important details. // Photo by: Dan Luner
Harry Dietzler, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of Upper Darby Summer Stage, greets program participants and goes over important details. // Photo by: Dan Luner

What: The Upper Darby Summer Stage 2016 Opening Meeting brings all the summer students and staff members together to kick off the Summer Stage experience. Spending their summer in a way that is much different than your average teenager, participants will learn program details but also core values, which is the essence of what they will learn through the program. One piece of the approximate hour and a half meeting is to review the lyrics and perform Summer Stage’s anthem, “Fill The World With Love” for the first time. The anthem originally heard in the film, “Goodbye, Mr. Chips” serves not only as the theme song for Summer Stage, but a mantra and reminder for participants to make the most of each day and create good in the world.

 

Where: Upper Darby Performing Arts Center

                     601 N. Lansdowne Avenue

      Drexel Hill, PA 19026

 

When: The meeting will start approximately at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

 

Why: While many teenagers spend summertime at the beach, this like-minded group has a common bond through the love of theater and ultimately joins a family of many generations that have come before them. A place where all are valued and empowered, the program has grown in many ways in 41 seasons, but the values and lessons learned remain the same.

Interview Oppt:

– Harry Dietzler, Founder and Executive Artistic Director

– Participants involved with the program

– Staff members both new and returning

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