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Spring is in the air and things are blooming at The Neighborhood Playhouse!

March 14, 2016

This year’s musical demonstration, The Great Escape, was a terrific success. Once again faculty member Douglas J. Cohen worked his magic and the Second Year students shined. A huge thanks to our First Year students for all the late nights and diligent tech-work backstage with Gary Kingston (Tech Director | 1YR Acting Faculty). And a heartfelt thank you to all those alumni and friends who came and supported our talented students.

The Great Escape. Foreground: Matt Surgues & Background (left to right): Cooper Ramsey, Oriana Peña, Luke Aquilina, Marie-Helen Moccia, Laird Reghenas, & Madison Humes

Last week we had a visit by our illustrious alumna, Academy Award Winner Mary Steenburgen (NP ’74) and her husband, three time Golden Globe winner Ted Danson . Huge thanks to Mary & Ted for taking time to visit and inspire our Second Year Class as they ready for life after graduation. It was almost a year ago that Mary was here last and I’m hoping her visits become an annual tradition.


Mary Steenburgen, Ted Danson, Pamale Moller Kareman, John Tyrrell & the Class of 2016.

Mary and Ted were not the only VIP visitors to The Neighborhood Playhouse last week. Leslie Moonves (NP ’73), Chairman, President & CEO CBS, stopped by with his wife Julie Chen (TV Host The Talk) to take a tour of his alma mater and show her where it all began. 

Leslie Moonves & Julie Chen

Next up is our yearly industry showcase presenting the Class of 2016. The students are busy rehearsing their scenes and readying for what will surely be a very exciting event. If you are an industry professional please click here for details and to RSVP.

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