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(CAPE MAY, NJ) – Nominations are available for the East Lynne Theater Company’s 15th award-winning festival Annual summer workshop for students. Over the past fourteen years, students have presented a variety of shows to admiring audiences. Previous shows include “Alice in Wonderland”, “Robin Hood” and last year, “The Pandemic Ballet”. This season’s play is yet to be decided, but it will be directed by Robert LeMaire, assisted by production assistant Amanda Brinlee and artistic director Gayle Stahlhuth.

Robert has worked with children and young adults for over twenty years. During the 1990s, he coordinated education programs, including running the Junior Apprenticeship Program, at the historic village of Cold Spring. Since 2001 he has performed with ELTC, in shows such as “The Arsenic and Old Lace”, “The Ransom of Red Chief” and “Dracula”. A few years ago Robert started directing for the Ocean City High School Drama Guild. The productions there include “Footloose: The Musical”, “Spamalot” and “Stage Door”. In October 2018, he was honored, along with other directors of theater education, by the New Jersey Theater Alliance at its annual gala.

The workshop is for 12-15 years, and the hours are from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the following days: Tuesday to Friday, August 3 to 6 and August 10 to 13. On Friday August 13 at 8 p.m., the students perform in front of an audience, open to the public and free.

ELTC has a long tradition of working with students and is the only nonprofit in South Jersey to have regularly held school and after school theater residencies in Cape May County over the past twenty last years. The company’s artists-in-residence taught drama and playwriting through grade four through high school students, culminating in free performances for the community, at venues in Lower Township, Middle Township, D ‘Ocean City, Whitesboro, Cape May, West Cape May. , and Wildwood.

The venue for the workshop and performance is Cape May Presbyterian Church, 500 Hughes St. (corner of Decatur and Hughes) in Cape May, where the company is in residence, and the fee is $ 225. To receive a request form, Click here or call the office at 609-884-5898 to receive one by mail. If you have any questions, contact Gayle Stahlhuth at [email protected] or call the office.

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Meanwhile, ELTC’s Mainstage production season continues with “Vaudeville Variety” on Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. outdoors at West Cape May Borough’s Back Yard, 732 Broadway.

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originally published: 07/07/2021

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