Manhattan Arts Center
www.manhattanarts.org 1520 Poyntz Ave
If you’ve signed your child up for Camp MAC, you are probably doing more for them than you might at first think. Researchers at Michigan State University recently studied childhood participation in arts activities and patents generated/businesses launched as adults. Their findings: the group who own businesses or patents received up to eight times more exposure to the arts as children than the general public. So your young actor or artist could be the next Edison! This is just one of many, many studies showing that the arts are way more than just entertainment. For Camp MAC information, turn straight to pages 8-9. There are plenty of classes for the not-quite-so-young to choose from too, not to mention gallery exhibits, and theatre. There’s a theatre season ticket order form on page 13 and of course an opportunity to become a Friend of MAC. Talking of which: If you’re not a Friend of MAC, please consider becoming one. Friends’ donations are vital to our ability to offer all these programs—for all ages, from toddlers to seniors. To take that step, just add a donation to your season ticket order or send a “Friends” donation, visit our website or Facebook page, pick up a brochure in the Clarenburg Foyer, or ask any staff member. Thank you for your part in keeping the arts alive in our community! Penny Senften, MAC Executive Director
IN THIS GUIDE: Summer Calendar........................................................................................ 3 Theatre Season, Summer Theatre .......................................................... 4-5 MAC Film, Classes ..................................................................................... 6-7 Camp MAC Summer Arts Day Camp ................................................... 8-9 Community School for the Performing Arts...................................... 10-11 Gallery Exhibits, The Good Party ............................................................. 12 Order form: Season Tickets, Friends of MAC, Board....................... 13-14 Community Studios, Sponsors, Staff........................................................ 15
MAC General Information
The Box Office is open Mon-Fri 12-5:30 pm: 785-537-4420 Tickets can also be purchased online at www.manhattanarts.org Online ticket sales close at 3:30 pm on the Friday of or before a performance Performance times: Mainstage theatre—Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm; BirdHouse and other music—7:30 pm; MACademy Youth Theatre—as advertised Prices: Posted on the website or call 785-537-4420 for ticket prices not shown. All tickets purchased online are subject to per ticket service charges.
Hours: Office & Galleries M-F 12-5:30 pm 2
Hours: Galleries only Sat. 1-4 pm
Summer 2018 Calendar
....................................................... Jul 7-Aug 11
Sheldon Edelman One Act Play Festival
................................... July 13 & 14
To subscribe to our weekly emails, send your name and email address to email@example.com. Follow us on social media and check our website often throughout the year as we are always adding more events, classes, and workshops! www.manhattanarts.org
2018-19 Theatre Season Theatre Season Sponsor: CivicPlus
Jekyll & Hyde (Summer Musical) Book & Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse Music by Frank Wildhorn Play by Frank Wildhorn & Steve Cuden
Aug 3-5 & Aug 10-12
Directed by Tyler Woods Based on the classic tale by Robert Louis Stevenson, this pop-rock musical brings to life the epic struggle between good and evil. Dr. Jekyll is passionate and romantic, devoted to science and to solving his latest medical mystery. Mr. Hyde is a terrifying madman, an inner demon the world comes to fear. The doctor is loved by two women, both beautiful, but only one loves unconditionally – and neither knows of the doctor’s dark secrets. Murder and chaos battle love and virtue in this gothic-themed musical. Contains sexual situations and mild violence.
Platinum Sponsors: Debbie Nuss & Brad Fenwick Auditions: Jun 4 & 5, 7-9pm
My Fair Lady (Musical) Book & Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner Music by Frederick Loewe
Sep 28-30, Oct 5-7 & Oct 12-14
Directed by Penny Cullers Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. Young flower seller Eliza Doolittle lives in the lowest rungs of Edwardian society. Professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can teach her how to speak like a proper lady, and an unlikely friendship flourishes. Winner of six Tony Awards when it opened and eight Oscars for the film version, you won’t want to miss this timeless tale featuring marvelous music!
Platinum Sponsors: Debbie Nuss & Brad Fenwick Auditions: Aug 5 & 6, kids 6-7pm, adults 7-9pm (Sunday & Monday)
Inspecting Carol (Comedy) By Daniel Sullivan
Nov 30-Dec 2 & Dec 7-9
A fun way to start the holidays! A Christmas Carol meets The Government Inspector meets Noises Off in this hilarious play-within-a-play. A man auditioning at a small theatre is mistaken for an informer for the National Endowment for the Arts. Everyone caters to the bewildered wannabe actor and he is given a role in the current production, A Christmas Carol. Everything goes wrong and hilarity is piled upon hilarity. Auditions: Oct 8 & 9, 7-9pm
Our Town (Drama) By Thornton Wilder
Feb 22-24 & Mar 1-3, 2019
Directed by Kim Riley A touching and timeless drama, Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama is a landmark American play. The “Stage Manager” narrates the tale of the town of Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, and follows the lives of the Gibbs and Webb families over twelve years. We meet young lovers Emily and George, their strong but loving parents, and many of the town residents as Wilder explores the universal truths about humanity – which never change from generation to generation. Auditions: Jan 14 & 15, 7-9pm
West Side Story (Musical)
Based on a conception of Jerome Robbins Book by Arthur Laurents, Music by Leonard Bernstein Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Apr 19-21, Apr 26-28 & May 3-5, 2019
Directed by Penny Cullers One of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time, West Side Story takes Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet to the streets in this groundbreaking Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Modern-day New York is the backdrop for warring street gangs, the “American” Jets and the Puerto Rican Sharks. Their struggle to survive in a world of hate, violence, and prejudice is one of the most innovative, heart-wrenching, and relevant musical dramas of our time. The exciting, sophisticated score by Bernstein and Sondheim is often considered Broadway's finest, its songs a part of the nation's musical heritage.
Platinum Sponsors: Debbie Nuss & Brad Fenwick Auditions: Feb 11 & 12, 7-9pm
Summer Theatre Festival Directors: Kim Riley & Naci Pelis
Auditions: May 21 & 22, 5-7pm Performances: July 13 & 14, 7:30pm
Sheldon Edelman One Act Play Festival
Join us as we explore the quick, fast, funny, and dramatic stories that take place in just one act!
Director: Gwethalyn Williams
June 15 & 16, 7:30 pm
Producers: Jim Hamilton & Lauren Fischer
Silver Sponsors: Anonymous, Sandy Chastan, Lew & Enid Cocke Jan & Steve Galitzer, Karen Hummel www.manhattanarts.org
MAC Film MAC is partnering with directors Penny Cullers and Hal Dace on the movie “The Last Supper Café.” To volunteer as part of the crew email Penny Cullers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auditions: June 12, 7-9pm Check our website for more details.
Youth Only Classes
Group Violin Lessons
Instructor: Dr. Laura Eakman Day: Mondays Dates: Jun 4-Jun 25 (4 sessions) Cost: $35 (with violin rental) $26 (without violin rental)
Ages: 4-12 Times: Level 1A 4:15-4:45, Level 1B 4:50-5:20, Level 2 5:25-5:55 Level 3 6:00-6:30
Beginner students will focus on learning by rote. Advanced students will also begin reading music on the staff. Per group size max: 10
Youth Honors Academy Day: Wednesdays Ages: Grades 5-12 Dates: Ongoing Time: 4:15-5:45 pm Instructor approval required for registration.
Drawing, painting, collage and mixed media for serious young artists. The curriculum is designed for the current students' needs and interests. Prospective students must submit a portfolio and complete a short interview with the instructor. For information, email email@example.com.
Instructor: Vickey Grochowski Ages: Grades 7-Adult Days: Thursdays Dates: Jun 14-July 26 (no class July 5) (6 weeks) Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: $115 (Includes up to 25 lbs of clay, additional clay available for purchase) For beginning and experienced potters, explore the various hand building methods: coil, slab, pinch, and solid. Students will create both functional and sculptural work. Students in this class may also attend bi-weekly Open Studio free of charge (does not include the cost of clay for Open Studio).
Mixed Level Wheel Instructor: Zach Van Dorn Ages: Grades 9-Adult Days: Mondays Dates: Jun 4-Jul 9 (6 weeks) Time: 6:30-8:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes up to 25 lbs of clay, additional clay available for purchase) For beginning and experienced potters, learn to throw on the wheel and create both practical and beautiful pieces. Students in this class may also attend bi-weekly Open Studio free of charge (does not include the cost of clay for Open Studio).
Scholarships available with support from the YES! Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Check our website often for more upcoming classes and workshops in acting, theatre tech, music, art, and more!
Throwing on the Wheel: How to Start
Designed for beginning students and those just learning to master the wheel, you’ll learn how to throw and the basics of trimming, glazing, and simple decoration, creating both practical and beautiful pieces. Students in this class may also attend bi-weekly Open Studio free of charge (does not include the cost of clay for Open Studio).
Instructor: Joni Speirs Ages: Grades 7-Adult Days: Tuesdays Dates: Jul 10-Aug 14 (6 weeks) Time: 6:00-8:30 pm Cost: $125 (Includes up to 25 lbs of clay, additional clay available for purchase)
Painting Classes Making Acrylics Easy: Tricks to Know Instructor: Robert Hubbard Days: Wednesdays Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Ages: 14+ Dates: Jun 13-Aug 1 (7 weeks, no class Jul 4) Cost: $125
There are many tricks an artist can use to make paintings with acrylics easier. Students will be introduced and will experience the "ins and outs" of at least 15 different tricks. In addition care of materials, equipment, and storage solutions will be discussed and practiced. All materials will be provided.
Basic Watercolor: How to Start Instructor: Robert Hubbard Days: Tuesdays Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Ages: 14+ Dates: Jun 19-July 31(6 weeks, no class Jul 3) Cost: $115
Class will introduce students to watercolor. Colors of paint will be introduced and how to apply to the paper for maximum effect. Materials needed will be covered along with the basics for beginning, working on, and completing a watercolor piece. How to clean and store equipment, paint, and in- progress projects will also be addressed. All materials will be provided.
HOW TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES:
Visit www.manhattanarts.org and click on Education/Enroll in Classes Click the link to Register (you will be directed to another site) If your student qualifies for free or reduced lunch at their school, or your family is military, please call the office at 785-537-4420 for a coupon code **There is a $15 non-refundable deposit on classes that are canceled by the participant. If a class is canceled by MAC before it begins, the entire paid amount is refunded. If class minimum is not met, MAC may cancel the class 2 business days before the first class.**
Thank you to our Camp MAC Sponsors!
Gold Sponsors: Rebecca & Marvin Gould Standard Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning Silver Sponsors: Richard & Peggy Goe
Two-week Theatre Camp: $180 (Half day: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) One-week Drama & Art Camps: $ 90 (Half day: 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm) One-week Drama & Art Camps: $180 (Full day: 9am-4pm) Reduced tuition is available to military families and kids who qualify for free or reduced lunch at their school. Please ask for details. *Week 1PM is prorated to $80. For complete payment policies, visit our website. For all day camp during one-week camps, sign up for both morning and afternoon sessions. Your child will stay for the supervised lunchtime from noon-1pm. You must supply a sack lunch for your child. MAC does not provide food.
These arts intensive camps are for kids who want to focus on theatre or art. For all-day camp, enroll separately for the corresponding morning or afternoon, one-week sessions, if applicable. Two week camps $180. One week camps $90. Weeks 1 & 2, AM: Claymakers (AM), 9am-12pm, Mon–Fri
May 29–June 8
AM camp for K-6th graders, this is an all clay camp exploring both handbuilding and wheel throwing activities.
Weeks 3 & 4, PM: Youth Summer Theatre Camp (PM), 1-4pm, Mon–Fri June 18-June 29 PM camp for Grades K-8. MAC’s summer production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest directed by Penny Cullers, performance on Friday, June 29. Emerging Artists Camp (AM) 9am-12pm, Mon–Fri July 30-Aug 3 AM Camp for 6th-8th graders, this art intensive week explores various mediums and styles. Art created in this camp is eligible to be part of our special Camp MAC student exhibit.
Camp MAC camps feature drama, art, and clay, unless noted. Each session is a half day. Please contact us if you have questions. AM camps: 9am-12pm, PM camps: 1-4pm Grade is the year a student has just completed in school.
Claymakers (2 week camp)
2 weeks-handbuilding & wheel throwing
I Found This in The Art Room (art & clay only)
Use an amazing array of supplies
Claymakers (2 week camp)
MARVELous (art & clay only)
Inspired by comic books, art & movies
Inspired by the book & film
Theatre Camp (2-week camp)
Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Inspired by Harry Potter
Theatre Camp (2-week camp)
Shakespeare’s The Tempest-week 2
Camp is a Zoo
Create & act like your favorite animals
Inspired by the book Wonder
A Galaxy Far Away
Inspired by Star Wars and more
Rock Star Camp
Create your own rock band & video
For serious Middle School art students
Inspired by Percy Jackson & Harry Potter
Night at the Museum
Create museum works of all kinds
Outdoor Adventures It’s Make Believe
Inspired by worldwide habitats
Myths, Fairly Tales & Folklore
Artist Workshop: Screen Printing Instructor: Jonathan Mahorney Date & Time: TBA Cost: $25 (includes supplies) Learn the basics of screen printing when your make your own paper print and t-shirt. Screen printing can sometimes be messy so please dress appropriately. Other workshops coming soon: Raku pottery Decorative Pottery Techniques
Chamber Music Camp Instructor: Laura Eakman & UWM Chamber Ensemble Grades 5-12 (must be able to read music) Dates: July 30-Aug 4 (Mon-Sat) Times: Daily 9-4, Sat 9-3 Location: KSU McCain Music Building Grades: 5-12 Cost: $250 Featuring guest artists from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, students will learn rehearsal techniques, musicality and context, and participate in outreach opportunities. Week will feature master classes, independent coaching, and electives in chamber music for students grades 5-12. Music provided. Groups will be assigned based on playing level. Final recital will be Saturday, Aug 4, 1pm. Minimum enrollment is 14 by July 4, if minimum is not met we will issue a full refund. Instruments are not provided.
Music for Littles—4-5yr olds Instructor: Heather Augustine Days: Tuesdays Time: 9:30-10:00am Dates: June 5, 12, 19; July 3, 10, 17 Location: KSU Nichols Hall 007 Cost: $30 for 6 sessions Taught by a certified local music teacher, kids will move and groove while learning songs, games, and playing with instruments.
Scholarships available with support from the YES! Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. Check our website often for more upcoming classes and workshops in acting, theatre tech, music, art, and more! 10
Music for Littles—2-3yr olds Instructor: Heather Augustine Days: Tuesdays Time: 10:15-10:45am Dates: June 5, 12, 19; July 3, 10, 17 Location: KSU Nichols Hall 007 Cost: $30 for 6 sessions (includes parent/guardian) Taught by a certified local music teacher, kids will move and groove while learning songs, games, and playing with instruments. Parent/guardian must attend with their child.
Flint Hills Vocal Academy Instructors: KSU Voice FacultyDr. Amy Rosine Underwood, Cheryl Richt Cost: $250, includes all private lessons, masterclasses, recital, and accompanist fees. Students will prepare appropriate classical repertoire as well as musical theatre selections. All students will schedule 6 lessons with instructor between June 4 & July 11. Final recital on Wednesday, July 11. Lessons will be scheduled on an individual basis with the instructor and will take place at McCain Music Building on the campus of K-Sate. Middle School group lessons will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time . 7th-8th Grade Singers receive Six 30-minute private lessons Two 45-minute group lessons Attend classical and musical theatre
9th -12th Grade Singers receive Six 40-minute private lessons Participate in both a classical and
masterclasses, Mon, Jun 18 & Mon, Jul 9
musical theatre masterclasses, Mon, Jun 18 & Mon, Jul 9
Violin/Viola Guitar Ukulele
Percussion French Horn Flute
Interested in private lessons? Complete the “Private Lesson Inquiry” form on the MAC website and you will be contacted to schedule lessons. Fall 2018 lessons begin the week of August 27. Check our website for more information.
We are offering summer lessons in:
CSPA is supported through a Lincoln and Dorothy Deihl Endowed Fund Grant at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation. www.manhattanarts.org
Gallery Exhibits Gallery Season Sponsor: Strecker Nelson West Gallery
MAC Community Studios Exhibit
May 19 - Jun 30
Come see what has been going on at the MAC art studios this year. Featuring works in watercolor, oil, acrylics, drawing, and pottery. Meet the Artists Reception: Fri, May 18, 5-7pm Gold Sponsors: Rebecca & Graham Rose Silver sponsors: Vera & Larry Langemeier and In Loving Memory of Kae B. Olson
Aug 25-Oct 13
Laurence Blaker owned a Manhattan photo studio and photographed some of the most prominent people of his time. This historical collection of photographs goes on display for the first time in more than twenty years. Opening Reception: Fri, July 13, 5-7pm Gold Sponsor: Florence Corporation
Kristin Powers Nowlin Aug 25 - Oct 13
For many years, Kristin Powers Nowlin has explored how American culture defines and determines race. In her current body of work, Powers Nowlin responds to images used in print advertisements of the 1920's1950's, including travel brochures and coffee ads. Her woodblock prints show a more accurate reality rather than the idealized images of the advertisements. Meet the Artist Reception: Fri, Aug 24, 5-7pm
Annual Fundraiser Event
2018-2019 Order Form
Friends Of MAC have free ticket exchanges & priority seating. Your gift supports our programs throughout the year. See next page for levels.
Friends of MAC donation $ ________
THEATRE TICKETS Adult Season Tickets A section, 4 shows Add Jekyll & Hyde/5 shows B section, 4 shows Add Jekyll & Hyde/5 shows
_______ x $72 = ___________ _______ x $88 = ___________ _______ x $63 = __________ _______ x $79 = ___________ Adult Theatre Total = $ __________
Seating Preference: Matinee only Season Tickets (Sunday, 2 pm) A section, matinee _______ x $70 = ___________ Add Jekyll & Hyde/5 shows _______ x $86 = ___________ B section, matinee _______ x $61 = ___________ Add Jekyll & Hyde/5 shows _______ x $77 = ___________ Matinee Theatre Total = $ ________ Seating Preference: Military Season Tickets A section, 4 shows Add Jekyll & Hyde/5 shows B section, 4 shows Add Jekyll & Hyde/5 shows
_______ x $53 = ___________ _______ x $65 = ___________ _______ x $42 = __________ _______ x $53 = ___________ Military Theatre Total = $ ________
THEATRE TICKET TOTAL = $ _________ Theatre tickets & Friends of MAC
Total payment $
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BIRDHOUSE MUSIC TICKETS Information for the 2018-19 BirdHouse Fine Acoustic Music Series season will be coming soon. We will post information on our website and in our weekly emails as soon as we have details. www.manhattanarts.org
Ticket / Friends Order Form (cont.) __________________________________________________________
FRIENDS OF MAC LEVELS Maestro ($1,000+) ................. $ _______ Master Artist ($500-$999) ..... $ _______ Director ($250-499) ............ $ _______
Aficionado ($100-$249)........ $ ________ Fan ($25-$99) ........................... $ ________
Becoming a Friend of MAC supports: Quality of life for current and prospective Manhattan residents. Unique, local opportunities for creative expression and appreciation in theatre, music, visual arts, and more!
For more information about Sponsorships, Friends of MAC, or payment options call 785-537-4420 or contact MAC’s Development Director, Anat Eshar, firstname.lastname@example.org
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MAC Board of Directors President: Brian Niehoff Vice President: David Alexander Treasurer: Mike Greim Secretary: Aaron Oleen Past President: Rebecca Gould Kristin Brighton Jo Brunner Steve Galitzer
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Community Studios Drawing Club
Mondays: 6:30-8:30pm Cost: $5 per month Location: Creative Arts Studio (east annex) Who can go? Enthusiasm is more important than talent or experienceâ€”there are no critiques.
Wednesdays & Sundays: 6-9 pm Cost: $10 per session Clay Location: MAC Clay Studio (west annex) Cost: $30 (25 lbs clay, glazes & firing) Who can go? Anyone who does not need instruction (under 16 must bring an adult).
Wednesdays: 9-11 am Location: Creative Arts Studio (east annex) Who can go? Water-based medium artists of any skill
Thursdays: 6:30-8:30 pm Location: Creative Arts Studio (east annex) Who can go? Painters of any skill and any medium
Cost: $60 per year
Cost: $5 per month
4th Thursdays Location: CivicPlus, 302 S. 4th St. Times vary: Visit FilmMHK @ MAC on FaceBook Who can go? Anyone interested in film making
SPECIAL NOTE: Students enrolled in MAC classes may attend the corresponding community studio at no charge while enrolled. No instruction will be provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Does not include the cost of clay or supplies.
We gratefully acknowledge our Sponsors!
Our programs are supported by grants from the YES! Fund at the Greater Manhattan Community Foundation and the Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
MAC Office Penny Senften, Executive Director Penny Cullers, Artistic Director Anat Eshar, Development Director Michele Ward, Ed & Marketing Director
Sandy Mead, Office & Box Office Manager Kristen Egger, Brooke Lindsay & Hayley Helmer, PR Interns
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