Choose ONE of the following days . . .
Saturday, December 16 • 10:00am – about 4:00pm
Saturday, December 23 • 10:00am – about 4:00pm
Wednesday, December 27 • 10:00am – about 4:00pm
Thursday, December 28 • 10:00am – about 4:00pm
Saturday, December 30 • 10:00am – about 4:00pm
This year, give the gift of an experience that will last a lifetime!
Bucks County Playhouse presents Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show. Based on the Dicken’s classic, A Christmas Carol, this adaptation, set in our town of New Hope, PA, offers the opportunity for local theater-lovers and aspiring thespians to join a cast of five professional actors on the historic Playhouse stage with the “Scene-Stealers Gift Package.” “Scene-Stealers” will begin their one day theater extravaganza with rehearsal and behind-the-scenes activities before finally making their stage debut in that day’s matinee of BCP’s Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show in front of a live audience! Additionally, “Scene-Stealers” may invite their friends and family to their performance at a discounted rate of 20% off per purchased ticket.
Your “Scene-Stealers Gift Package” Includes . . .
*10:00am-11:45am: Workshop and Rehearsal
*12:50pm-1:00pm: Backstage Tour
*1:00pm-1:15pm: Costume Fitting
*1:15pm-1:30pm: Rehearsal on Main Stage
*1:30pm-2:00pm: Dressing Room Pre-Show Prep
*2:00pm-3:45pm: Performance in Matinee
*3:45pm-4:00pm: Christmas Carols
(*Times are approximate.)
**The Experience . . .
The day begins at 10:00am with a 1 hour 45 minute workshop led by BCP Director of Education, Michaela Murphy, at Lambertville Hall. The workshop will introduce participants to the world of the play, Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show, as designed by BCP professional theater artists. Throughout the workshop, “Scene-Stealers” will get the chance to explore the play’s major themes of introspection and redemption through theater games, improvisation and interactive exercises. At this time “Scene-Stealers” will also learn their blocking and several Christmas Carols ahead of their main stage rehearsal that will take place later that afternoon. The workshop leads up to their stage debut in the matinee performance of BCP’s Ebenezer Scrooge’s Big Playhouse Christmas Show. During their matinee performance “Scene-Stealers” will be featured in two scenes as members of the play’s roaming caroling group, “The Sons of Pitches.”
Following the workshop, a complimentary box lunch will be served at The Ferry Market in New Hope.
After lunch, “Scene-Stealers” will make their way over to Bucks County Playhouse to receive a backstage tour, be fitted into costumes and moved into their dressing rooms.
At call-time (around 1:15pm) all actors, “Scene-Stealers” and cast members alike, will meet on the Playhouse stage to rehearse both of the scenes featuring “The Sons of Pitches.” “Scene-Stealers” will now have the opportunity to rehearse the blocking learned earlier in the day as well as all of their exits, entrances and the company curtain call.
Thirty minutes before the show all company members will return to their dressing rooms to prepare for the performance.
During the show, “Scene-Stealers” will be guided by a production assistant to their places backstage and cued for all of their entrances.
Following curtain call, “Scene-Stealers” will lead audience members into the Courtyard to sing Christmas Carols as “The Sons of Pitches.”
(**Members of the 2017 BCP Youth Company will act as your mentors throughout the day. As seasoned actors familiar to the BCP main stage, they will be able to assist “Scene-Stealers” as necessary, as well as lead workshops and rehearsals when appropriate.)
Hurry! Space is limited!
To book your “Scene-Stealers Gift Package,” click on the link below or above, or call the Box Office: 215-862-2121.
For more information, contact Ellen Gallos, Education Manager: 267-740-2090 x 106 or email@example.com.
$150/”Scene-Stealers Gift Package” (includes a 20% discount ticket rate for invited guests of “Scene-Stealers” to their matinee performance)
Ages 9 – 99