Project Sparx, the Educational Program at the Firehouse Center for the Arts

The Firehouse Center for the Arts (Society for the Development of Arts and Humanities of Greater Newburyport) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our federal tax id number is 04-2649373.

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Firehouse Center for the Arts

1 Market Square
Newburyport, MA 01950


Firehouse Rehearsal Space

18 Graf Road
Newburyport, MA 01950

BEHIND THE SCENES

Grades 3 - 10

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February 25th - May 3rd
Rehearsals: Tuesdays, 5:30pm - 7:30pm 
​Tech Week: April 27th - April 30th

Performances: May 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Crew members will have the opportunity to build the technical aspects of our upcoming Junior Ensemble production of Mary Poppins: including costumes, props and scenic elements.  Participants in our tech program will meet during Tuesday rehearsals and will also serve as backstage crew members during tech week and performances.

Behind the Scenes: Mary Poppins Jr.

Overview

The jack-of-all trades, Bert, introduces us to England in 1910 and the troubled Banks family. Young Jane and Michael have sent many a nanny packing before Mary Poppins arrives on their doorstep. Using a combination of magic and common sense, she must teach the family members how to value each other again.  Mary Poppins takes the children on many magical and memorable adventures, but Jane and Michael aren't the only ones upon whom she has a profound effect. Even grown-ups can learn a lesson or two from the nanny who advises that "Anything can happen if you let it." Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins JR. is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs and breathtaking dance numbers.

$159.00

Registration Fee:

May 5 - June 28
Rehearsals: Tue & Thurs, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
​Tech Week: June 20, 23 & 24

Performances: June 27 & 28

Crew members will have the opportunity to build the technical aspects of our upcoming Teen Ensemble production of All Shook UP: including costumes, props and scenic elements.  Participants in our tech program will meet during Tuesday rehearsals and will also serve as backstage crew members during tech week and performances.

Behind the Scenes: All Shook Up

Overview

All Shook Up is a new musical comedy built around a number of songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It's NOT a biographical revue. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in middle America, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.

$159.00

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