About Androcles And The Lion
A favorite Aesop's Fable comes to life on the stage in an original musical adaptation of "Androcles and The Lion".
When Androcles (a slave in the story) runs from his miserly masters, his troubles begin to mount. Soon he comes face to face with a fierce lion in the forest. He is sure he's met his end.
Fortunately, a selfless act of kindness frees the lion from pain and gains Androcles a faithful, lifelong friend. However Androcles is later captured and punished for his errors. In the exciting finale, Androcles unexpectedly reunites with his devoted lion friend and spared an unhappy ending.
Student roles for this performance include: Miserly Masters, Roman Subjects, Two lions, Young Androcles, Adult Androcles, Roman Soldiers, Slaves, King Caesar, Players and a group of field mice played by the youngest actors.
The original comic script and lyrics for "Androcles and the Lion" were written by Rob and Lorrie Gray and the play features an original musical score by Thomas R. Martin.
About The Camp
Children's Stage Adventures offers your child the unique opportunity to participate in a live musical production. The CSA team will arrive at our stage with everything it takes to put on a play. On Monday morning, the team will hold an audition workshop at The Union County Performing Arts Center to cast preregistered students for the production. The audition will give CSA participants an opportunity to put their best foot forward, and places emphasis on spirit, attitude and participation rather than talent. No preparation is required to be a part of this workshop.
The show is rehearsed throughout the week. Rehearsals will be conducted from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM every day of the week prior to performances. Although not all cast members will be needed at every session, those auditioning must have a clear schedule for the entire week, and if selected, be able to attend all rehearsals for their role. A detailed schedule will be distributed at the conclusion of auditions.
At the end of the week - as if by magic - a high-quality musical production of this classic tale will be performed by approximately 50 local students; complete with professionally-designed scenery and costumes, props and makeup, and sound and lighting equipment.
Performances will be held on the last day of camp (Friday, August 29th at 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM). Tickets for the performances will be available for purchase throughout the week of camp. This program is appropriate for students in Kindergarten through 8th grades (ages 5 through 15). Pre-registration is required.
For program questions please contact The UCPAC Box Office at 732-499-8226 during regular Box Office hours.