PEGASUS PRODUCTION COMPANY PARTNERS WITH THEATRE PROFESSIONALS
May 21, 2017
Pegasus Theater, the summer theatrical program of Christian Brothers Academy, is proud to announce a new educational partnership with The Premier Theatre Company.
With the support of Pegasus students, Premier will be producing two shows at Christian Brothers Academy’s Henderson Theater this summer: “Footloose” in July and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” in August. These two shows will complement the Pegasus production of “It’s Only a Play” taking place at the end of June.
This three-show summer season reestablishes the tradition of summer theatre excellence that was a staple at Christian Brothers Academy for many years. The theatre programs at CBA and Premier have undergone leadership changes over the last few years and collectively decided that an educational partnership between the two could reestablish the traditions of each while producing quality theatre through thoughtful instruction of the next generation of performers. This partnership will enable CBA students to learn from Premier professionals using a hands-on, collaborative approach—ultimately to produce the summer shows.
“We couldn’t be more excited about this partnership,” says Marcos Orozco, Director of Pegasus and CBA alumnus. “At Christian Brothers Academy, we strive to be a student-run organization where students are responsible for everything from construction to design to PR and more. We can now provide our students with an internship-like experience over the summer where they will learn the skills needed to fully take over during the school year and bring our program to the next level.”
Premier President John Sabatos adds, “Premier is thrilled to be able to reinforce their commitment to education with this opportunity. By giving students the chance to work with both theater and education professionals, we hope to not only share our skills and knowledge, but the pleasure of working as a community to advance the living arts.”
For more information about the shows check out “Pegasus Theater” & “Premier Theatre Company” on Facebook, @pegasusnj & @PremierTheatre on Twitter and Instagram, or visit www.premiertheatre.com
About CBA’s Class of 2017:
Of the 233 graduating seniors, 220 will be attending four-year schools that rank among the best universities or colleges nationally or regionally in US News & World Report. Two-thirds of the Class of 2017 received merit-based scholarships, totaling $23,576,000. The Class of 2017 included 27 members of the National Honor Society. Additionally, the Class of 2017 completed over 23,600 community service hours—an average of 102 hours per graduate.
About Christian Brothers Academy:
Christian Brothers Academy (CBA) is a private, Catholic, academic preparatory school for boys located in Lincroft, New Jersey. Founded in 1959 and taught in the Lasallian tradition, CBA is dedicated to helping students become intellectually mature and morally responsible leaders for society. Through the combined efforts of the Office of Advancement and friends of the Academy, CBA awards over $1.3 million in scholarships and financial aid to current students. Experience the Academy at www.CBALincroftNJ.org
Director of Pegasus Production Company Marcos Orozco (far left) with members of The Premier Theatre Company