Rochester Community Schools Summer Music Theatre presents
Anastasia, The New Broadway Musical
ROCHESTER, MI – Following a two-year hiatus, the highly acclaimed Rochester Community Schools (RCS) Summer Music Theatre (SMT) program has returned with the presentation of Anastasia, The New Broadway Musical.
Performances are scheduled for 7pm from July 21 – 23, 2022, with an 11am matinee on Saturday, July 23. All performances will be held at the Stoney Creek High School Performing Arts Center, 6755 Sheldon Road, Rochester Hills. Tickets are available online for purchase at smt.ludus.com.
“Summer Music Theatre is operated as a professional production, from auditions through staging, to technical arrangements, set design and orchestra accompaniments,” said JoAnna Pillsbury, SMT coordinator and Rochester Adams High School theatre director. “In less than six weeks, our dedicated artists present a Broadway quality show.”
This year, SMT will also welcome professional musicians who have toured on Broadway to mentor and play alongside the student musicians.
Anastasia, The New Broadway Musical, takes place in the 1920s, where a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Believed to be the last surviving daughter of Russian Czar Nicholas II, Anastasia (Anya) is pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer who is determined to silence her. She is then swept into a scheme to exploit the inheritance of 10-million pounds, which is being held in trust for the surviving heirs of the Romanoff dynasty. Anya enlists the help of a dashing conman and ex-aristocrat, and together, they embark on a whirlwind adventure to help her find home, love and family.
Arranged by Concord Theatricals, the production of Anastasia, The New Broadway Musical, was adapted from the book of celebrated playwright, Terrence McNally, and the 1956 and 1997 films, Anastasia. The musical was elevated for live stage with a new score by Tony Award® winners Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens.
Ticket pricing is $14 for students and seniors; adult tickets are $16. Donations can be made through the “donate” tab at smt.ludus.com.
Performance Dates and Times
Thursday, July 21, 7pm
Friday, July 22, 7pm
Saturday, July 23, 11am and 7pm
SMT has been a beloved tradition since 1973. “Since its inception, the SMT program has helped train many noteworthy professionals for music, theatre, and other performing arts careers,” said Neil DeLuca, executive director of secondary education. “We are proud to be able to continue to present students in grades 7-12 with this quality offering through the RCS summer learning program.”
Rochester Community Schools Mission
To provide a quality education in a caring atmosphere for students to attain the necessary skills and knowledge to become lifelong learners and contribute to a diverse, interdependent and changing world.
July 13, 2022, Rochester Community Schools and Rochester.Life Staff