Office of Arts & Culture
Randy Engstrom, Director
Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute and Seattle Parks and Recreation Presents
Snow White and the Seven: “Each One, Teach One”
a Teen Summer Musical extravaganza
August 20 – 23, 2015, Seattle Repertory Theatre
SEATTLE (August 4, 2015) – The Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (LHPAI) and Seattle Parks and Recreation presents the Teen Summer Musical extravaganza, Snow White and the Seven: “Each One, Teach One,” featuring 80 youth ranging from seven to 18 years old, August 20 through 23 at the Seattle Repertory Theatre. Tickets are $8 for youth (12 and under) and $10 for adults.
Set in both America and Africa and inspired by the fairy tale of Snow White, Snow White and the Seven: “Each One, Teach One,” follows the heartfelt desire of an African-American girl determined to make a connection with her traditional heritage. Her journey takes many turns both wonderful and worrisome as she discovers the beauty of herself and her African homeland. The show will have seven performances (Aug. 20-22: shows daily at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Aug. 23: one show at 3 p.m.). All performances are at the Seattle Repertory Theatre and tickets are available online at brownpapertickets.com. Prior to the show opening, the cast will perform excerpts from the musical at the Rainier Valley Culture Fest Weekend in Columbia City on August 15.
Snow White and the Seven: “Each One, Teach One” has been rehearsed onsite at LHPAI and is an original play written and directed by Isiah Anderson, Jr., of Seattle Parks and Recreation. The original music was written by renowned Seattle singer/songwriter Michelle Lang who engages creative materials from her R&B, Hip Hop, Jazz, and Gospel roots, with traditional African genres. Professional dancer/choreographer Tyrone Crosby brings an innovative blend of dance styles to the show’s choreography.
The popular Teen Summer Musical is a significant and engaging performing arts production that, since its inception in 1996, has served more than 1,700 culturally diverse youth and provided inspiring performances to over 70,000 audience members. The Teen Summer Musical is a testament to the power the arts can have on opening doors of discovery for young people. These productions have allowed aspiring artists of color the opportunity to star in roles that showcase their culture and talent. One of the summer musical’s greatest benefits is that young people of diverse backgrounds are empowered to develop personal discipline, confidence, motivation, and creativity while experiencing a sense of camaraderie and shared purpose and pride.
Past Teen Summer Musical productions include “Uncle Willy’s Chocolate Factory” “The Wiz,” “Soul of Beauty and the Beast),” “GREASE: The Way We Do It,” “Summer Rhapsody-the Reunion),” “Cinderella-A Love Story with the Sound of Motown.”
LHPAI’s Teen Summer Musical is made possible through a generous partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation, the Office of Arts & Culture, the Associated Recreation Council and private donations.
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