Joey Contreras: In Concert
Join us for an intimate evening with our Theatre Program's Summer 2022 Broadway Guest Artist Joey Contreras, with special guests Brian Carey and Emily Rose Lyons. Joey Contreras is a musical theatre and pop songwriter, internationally known for his four studio albums Love Me, Love Me Not, Young Kind of Love, Joyride, and In Pieces: A New Musical (Highlights). Achieving millions of streams, his various projects, performances and releases have featured some of the best vocalists in music, including Tony, Grammy and Emmy award nominees and winners.
Love, Peace, or Else: The Music of U2 through Dance
Summer at Sem Creative Arts Dance Program students present an evening of originally choreographed work set to the music of U2 under the direction of Tim Early, Director of Dance. U2 have released 14 studio albums and are one of the world's best-selling music artists, having sold an estimated 150-170 million records worldwide. They have won 22 Grammy Awards, more than any other band, and in 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. Rolling Stone ranked U2 at number 22 on its list of the "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." Join us for this exciting evening of dance!
THE FANTASTICKS is the classic American musical comedy about a boy, a girl, their two fathers, and a love that grows with each season. A universal fable of love, and a timeless adventure, THE FANTASTICKS has charmed and moved audiences for generations. With a book and lyrics by Tom Jones, and music by Harvey Schmidt, THE FANTASTICKS follows Matt and Luisa as they make their way through a musical world of moonlight and magic to discover the power of love and companionship. Since its opening in May 1960 at the Sullivan Street Playhouse in New York, and its subsequent revival at the Jerry Orbach Theatre, THE FANTASTICKS remains the longest-running production of any kind in the history of American theatre. And this summer it comes to the Kirby Center for Creative Arts and Summer at Sem!
Spring Kickoff Cabaret 2022!
Students from our summer creative arts programs will perform alongside Summer at Sem faculty, alumni, and special guests in a cabaret-style performance in the lobby of our Kirby Center for Creative Arts. The event is free and light refreshments will be provided. The evening will include performances of beloved Broadway, pop, American standards and jazz tunes, with dramatic and comedic monologues, and highlights of this coming summer's creative arts summer programs. Be our guest as we kickoff the 2022 Summer at Sem season with this very special event!
Open House Performance!
On Sunday, January 8, 2022, join us for a free theatre and dance performance at 3:30 pm, which will include appearances by Madge Dietrich (2019 Broadway Guest Artist, Broadway's Kinky Boots ); Stearns Matthews (critically acclaimed NYC Cabaret Artist, recording artist, and Multi-MAC/Bistro Award winner); and Evan Gallagher-Frace (Summer at Sem/PAI alum, 2020 Broadway Guest Artist, NYC vocalist/nightclub entertainer) along with Tim Early, Rick Callendar (Brandywine Ballet Professional Dancer) and Summer at Sem dance alumni Halle Marquette and Emily Heffner.
A dance and theatre showcase “Change…Everything” is scheduled for Friday, July 23 at 7 p.m. The performance will be directed by Downes and Tim Early, Summer at Sem Director of Dance, and will feature the talents of Summer at Sem’s dance and theatre students, faculty, and professional guest artists. The evening will include modern and ballet dance performances, scenes from Shakespeare and contemporary plays and musicals, and performances inspired by the new, critically acclaimed docuseries “1971: The Year That Music Changes Everything.” The dance and theatre showcase is open to the public and cost is $10 per guest. Tickets are available at the door.
Summer at Sem
Wyoming Seminary is pleased to announce two Summer at Sem performances to be held in July at the Kirby Center for Creative Arts, located on Sem’s campus. Friday, Jul 16, 2021 7PM Jeremiah Downes, Director of Theatre for Summer at Sem, will be joined by Evan France, a Summer at Sem alumnus on Friday, July 16 at 7 p.m. for an evening of beloved Broadway and popular tunes in an intimate concert. The event is open to the public and free of charge.