George Gershwin's compositions spanned both popular and classical genres, and his most popular melodies are universally familiar. He composed music for both Broadway and the classical concert hall, as well as popular songs that brought his work to an even wider public. Join some of the best singers in this incredible “MAJESTIC” celebration of the songs that we all still know and love.
Presented by The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts
A down-and out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant with a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Soon "Audrey II" grows into an ill-tempered, foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore who offers him fame and fortune in exchange for feeding its growing appetite, finally revealing itself to be an alien creature poised for global domination!
One of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows of all time, this affectionate spoof of 1950s sci-fi movies has become a household name, thanks to a highly successful film version and a score by the songwriting team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who redefined the animated musical film with Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Charming, tuneful and hilarious, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS never fails to entertain.
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles' current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
The timeless enchantment of a magical fairy tale is reborn with the Rodgers & Hammerstein hallmarks of originality, charm and elegance. Originally presented on television in 1957 starring Julie Andrews, Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA was the most widely viewed program in the history of the medium. As adapted for the stage, with great warmth and more than a touch of hilarity, the hearts of children and adults alike still soar when the slipper fits. Join The Majestic for this magical musical for one last local performance before it heads to Broadway in 2013!
The Little Sisters of Hoboken have been invited to sing at the famed Hollywood Bowl. They are thrilled at the prospect until they arrive and realize that they were instead booked to perform at the Hollywood Bowl-A-Rama, a bowling alley with a cabaret lounge. When they hear that auditions are being held for a movie musical, "NUNSET BOULEVARD," they recognize that landing a part in it would be a natural, although this also forces them to contemplate their true calling.
Our 2013 "LOUSY TEN BUCKS" campaign is going towards much needed air conditioning for our downtown studio spaces. Our "old ACs" are all antiquated and inefficient; they will need to be replaced before Summer so that our young campers, lesson students, and actors can all rehearse in a comfortable environment. Without AC these people will have to endure 80-100 degree rehearsal rooms!
Reserve your spot now for our 2013 Summer Theatre Camps for ages 5-15.
The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts continues to provide an incredibly fun-filled, high quality
experience for young artists of all ability levels and the very best value for your money.
Knowledgeable, experienced instructors that really enjoy working with kids, small class sizes, and individualized attention will no doubt ensure a memorable and exciting experience for every child.
The all-new Majestic Academy Teen Intensive Program is modeled after the very successful program from the former Acting Loft and is designed for the advanced teen to learn about theatre in a small group, focused setting. The teens will work on the dramatic play “HELLO HERMAN” (by John Buffalo Mailer) as the main focus of this two-week intensive, with a final culminating performance at the end. The Teen Intensive Program is designed to mimic college required theatre intensive internship programs and is open to ages 13-19.
During the course of two weeks a group of fourteen performers selected for the program will rehearse the production, design, build and create costumes, build props, construct sets and market the production under the direction and mentorship of a guest director as well as A. Robert Dionne, Artistic Director of The Majestic. The young artists will play a leading role in every artistic aspect of theatre while gaining tangible skills in all areas. Additionally, students will learn the importance of teamwork and organization as they accomplish a full length dramatic play in a deadline oriented environment.