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This Weekend at the Public


Join us for a live performance Saturday, July 11th in the Encore Lounge via zoom with R&B group NCSO’50 as they present: Keeping Motown and Old School R&B Alive!

Saturday, July 11th at 7:30 PM CST. Click here to join us for this musical experience!
*$5.00 tax deductible donation

NCS was founded by Leroy Jackson in February of 2016. Three US combat, retired veterans with over 50 years of performance experience. All three voices have a unique, smooth blend for easy listening. All three’s love and commitment to old school of their era’s type of R&B is second to none. NCS wants to spread the love to others, promote this style, and supplement their fixed incomes by doing what they love to do…SING!


Join us for a live performance Sunday, July 12th in the Encore Lounge via zoom with Gaby Garza as she presents: Dancing Through Life!

Sunday, July 12th at 2:00 PM CST. Click here to join us for this fabulous experience.*A free offering to promote and support the CenterStage Teen Troupe!

Gaby Garza was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. She grew up dancing at Earle Cobb Dance Studio, where she has taken classes, been a part of a competition team, and assisted and taught younger dancers for many years. She recently graduated from the North East School of the Arts at LEE High School where she was a double major in both dance and musical theater. She will be continuing her education at Ball State University, getting her BFA in musical theater.


PUBLIC PREP PRESENTS SUMMER CAMP 2020 byPUBLICdemand! Register your 3rd-5th grader for this amazing week of camp!

This summer, Public Prep is bringing the stage directly to YOU with online Summer Camp sessions through byPUBLICdemand! Each five-day camp meets for two hours a day, culminating in a showcase you can invite your family and friends to attend virtually! All camp sessions are $50 per week.

Grades 3-5 will receive one hour of actor training and stage fundamentals daily, followed by an hour of play rehearsal and then a performance of the play on July 3rd.
July 13th-July 17th, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Scholarships are available! Click here to apply now.

Breathe new life into this lovely tale of friendship and sacrifice that so many of us grew up reading. Charlotte the spider and Wilbur the pig forge an unlikely bond on a quest to save Wilbur from becoming dinner, with the help of farm girl Fern, Templeton the rat, and many more farm animal friends.

Mythical Mischief

Our youngest campers will take to their imaginations to conceive and develop their own characters in order to write a play based on the chosen theme for that week. Instructors will guide campers through theater fundamentals and creative drama in the first hour of class everyday. The second hour will be spent focusing on play rehearsal where they will utilize materials they have at home in order to make the world of the play come to life!

July 13th-July 17th, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Click here to register.

Scholarships are available! Click here to apply now.

Help be the hero of your own story and defeat monsters of great magnitude! Learn all about how a myth can become reality and take to our virtual stage to battle basilisks and train titans!

Episode Five of On The Record with Mary Malaney has arrived!

A brand new episode of On the Record with Mary Malaney is out now! Click the video above to watch now!
Each week Mary will be sharing some of her favorite musicals from her record collection! Tune in each Thursday to find out what she will share next!

This week’s episode is….The Apple Tree! Did you know?

  • The Apple Tree opened on Broadway on October 18, 1966 at the Shubert Theatre and ran for 463 performances, closing on November 25, 1967.
  • It starred Barbara Harris, Alan Alda, and Larry Blyden. Robert Klein was among the ensemble members. Harris won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical.
  • The Apple Tree is a series of three musical playlets with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, and a book by Bock and Harnick with contributions from Jerome Coopersmith. Each act has its own storyline, but all three are tied together by a common theme (someone who believes that they want something, but once they get what they wanted they realize that it wasn’t what they wanted) and common references, such as references to the color brown.
  • The Roundabout Theatre Company mounted a revival that ran from December 14, 2006 until March 11, 2007 at Studio 54 with Kristin Chenoweth in Harris’ roles, Brian D’Arcy James in Alda’s roles, Marc Kudisch in Blyden’s and Alda’s recorded voice portraying God.
  • It ran for 18 previews and 99 regular shows for a total of 117 performances.

Stay tuned for next week’s episode!

Feature photo: NCSO’50.

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