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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.

Photo of students performing in the 2016 Musical Demonstration, titled  The Great Escape.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.

 Group photo of the Class of 2016 with Alumna Mary Steenburgen,  Ted Danson, and Faculty Member John Tyrrell.

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. 

Photo of Les Moonves and Julie Chen.

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.

Image of a flyer promoting the 2016 industry showcase. The flyer contains professional headshots of the entire class of 2016.

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