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Family Action at the Theater At No Charge
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February 24, 1999. All rights reserved.
The New Jersey Theater Group and its professional member
theaters is planning its the second annual AT&T Family Week at
the Theater, scheduled for Saturday, February 27, through Sunday,
March 7. Young people, ages 5 to 18, can receive free tickets to a
choice of over 100 performances and special events including backstage
tours, classes, and workshops.
AT&T Family Week at the Theater was developed to give families the
opportunity to experience together the thrill of professional theater
by offering affordable, exciting, and educational programming. "For
those of us who work in the theater, our childhood memories of seeing
our first play remain with us today. It was a magical experience,"
says Laura Aden, executive director of NJTG. AT&T Corporate Affairs
Vice President Linda Haertlein adds, "AT&T Family Week is ideal
for us, in that it reaches a new generation of theater-goers, showing
them what we have here at home — a rich cultural heritage that
comes alive in a very real and accessible way." Participating
professional theaters include Paper Mill Playhouse, McCarter Theater,
The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival, George Street Playhouse, and
Crossroads Theater, all of which will also be offering free and/or
discounted tickets for their mainstage performances during Family
Week. For a free schedule of Family Week events, call 1-800-THE-ARTS.
Here are some are highlights:
World’s A Story" free on Saturday, March 6, and will offer free
tickets to teenagers when adult tickets are purchased for the mainstage
production of "Two Sisters and a Piano." 609-683-8000.
Classes on Saturday, March 6, at the New Jersey State Museum Auditorium.
is offering a variety of free workshops and classes perfect for the
whole family including an Intergenerational Improvisational Jam, a
Teen Acting Workshop, and Beginning Theater Arts. Also, free tickets
for children are available for their mainstage production of "Jolson
Sings Again." 732-246-7717.
skills on Saturday, February 27, by participating in a Mock Sparring
Match in honor of their mainstage production, "Ali," celebrating
the legendary Muhammad Ali. 732-249-5560.
tickets to children when adult tickets are purchased for the Aquila
Theater Company of London’s production of "The Odyssey" on
Tuesday, March 2. 609-246-7469.
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