Miniature Musical Makers

Excellence in art changes lives; empowered young people create artistic excellence.

Our mission is to provide a nurturing and challenging educational environment through the completion of a musical production.  We strive to provide a high-quality and diverse experience in all areas of the performing arts.  In this light, it is our goal to foster an appreciation, understanding, and love of the performing arts with a clear intent to touch the heart, engage the mind, and transform lives by creating extraordinary theater experiences for the young people in our program.  

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FALL 2019

SATURDAY PERFORMANCE WORKSHOP
September 21 – December 30, 2019 ~ 9:30am – 3:00pm
Performances:  Friday and Saturday ~ December 6, 7, & 8, 2019
 
ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY
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This awesome Saturday theater experience offers 4th thru 8th graders the opportunity to work, rehearse and create together as a performance ensemble. Performers will meet each Saturday, and five Wednesday evenings for some, to explore the many facets of theater—acting, music, dance and theater production—as they prepare for a musical performance on the Main Stage at the Villagers. Students will study proper stage etiquette, technique and develop a basic understanding of theater as a creative collaboration both on stage and behind the scenes.

The Wedding Singer takes us back to a time when hair was big, greed was good, collars were up and a wedding singer might just be the coolest guy in the room. Based on the hit Adam Sandler movie, The Wedding Singer’s sparkling new score does for the ’80s what Hairspray did for the ’60s. Just say yes to the most romantic musical in twenty years.

It’s 1985, and rock star wannabe, Robbie Hart, is New Jersey’s favorite wedding singer. He’s the life of the party until his own fiancée leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. Enter Julia, a winsome waitress who wins his affection. As luck would have it, Julia is about to be married to a Wall Street shark, and, unless Robbie can pull off the performance of a decade, the girl of his dreams will be gone forever.

Past productions include: OZ!, A Christmas Carol, Grease: School Edition, ABC’s of Broadway: A Musical Revue, Cinderella, Bye Bye Birdie Jr.,Once On This Island Jr., Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls, Seussical the Musical Jr, All Shook Up, Annie, Footloose, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Shrek: The Musical, High School Musical 2, Hairspray, Peter Pan, Mary Poppins Jr., School of Rock Youth Production, Anything Goes, Legally Blonde The Musical Jr., Elf the Musical Jr., 13 the Musical, Disney’s Newsies and Matilda: The Musical!

Over the course of the 11-week program, students gain an understanding of this creative art form and develop a strong sense of appreciation for all aspects of musical theater while rehearsing for the production. The program allows the cast members to work and create a ensemble performance while experiencing a realistic community theater experience not offered by many venues.

STAFF:

Executive Producer – Donna Kimberlin
Program Director – Corey Rubel
Music Director – Franςois Suhr
Choreographer – Jillian Kimberlin
Asst. Director / Stage Manager – Evan Pelaia
Asst. Choreographer – Jessica Kimberlin
Production Mentor – Anthony Ferrigno
Production Mentor – Emily Schneider
Staff Bios:

COREY RUBEL is the program director of four different youth programs here at the Villagers Theatre: Miniature Musical Makers, Villagers Teen Ensemble, TeensVill and the Summer Theatre Arts Program. Corey is a graduate of Rutgers University and New York University. Corey is currently in the education department at Roundabout Theatre in NYC. When he’s not working at the Villagers, Corey directs a numerous community theater throughout New Jersey but focus and passion has been centered around youth-theatre and the development of young actors — he is always finding ways to challenge young actors to reach new goals that are beyond anything that they have ever dreamed!

  • MMM’s Matilda
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 04/12/2019 – Closes: 04/14/2019


  • Newsies
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 11/30/2018 – Closes: 12/02/2018


  • 13 the Musical
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 04/27/2018 – Closes: 04/29/2018


  • Anything Goes
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 12/02/2016 – Closes: 12/04/2016


  • School of Rock Youth Production
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 04/29/2016 – Closes: 05/01/2016


  • MMM’s Mary Poppins Jr.
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 12/04/2015 – Closes: 12/06/2015


  • MMM’s Peter Pan
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 05/01/2015 – Closes: 05/03/2015


  • Hairspray
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 12/05/2014 – Closes: 12/07/2014


  • High School Musical 2
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 05/02/2014 – Closes: 05/04/2014


  • Shrek The Musical
    Miniature Musical Makers - Grades 4-8
    Opens: 12/06/2013 – Closes: 12/08/2013