“All the world is a stage.”
The Voorhees Theatre Company (VTC) is a non-profit community theatre based at the Voorhees Middle School Theater. The mission of the VTC is to offer performance and educational opportunities to artists on stage and behind the scenes and to bring audiences professional-caliber performances within and beyond the walls of the theater. VTC is well known for educating and nurturing young performers and for offering performance and theatre opportunities to local artists of all ages. VTC offers a safe harbor to all participants who want to explore the arts.
Since forming in 2002, the VTC has staged a wide array of productions, including South Pacific, Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Grease, West Side Story, Peter Pan, To Kill a Mockingbird, The Wizard of Oz, Cabaret, Bye Bye Birdie, Godspell, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof, The Music Man, Beauty and the Beast, Seussical and Oliver.
One of the most successful programs of the VTC has been the six-week Summer Theatre Camp held at the Voorhees Middle School. The camp provides a complete theatrical experience and offers a choice of concentrations in performing theatre or technical theatre. The performance camp provides instructions in all aspects of performing and offers a chance for participants to perform and stage a musical production at the end of camp. Tech campers focus on the technical support that brings the magic on stage to life. Lighting, sound, sets and props are vital parts to any show. The performance camp is open to children entering 3rd Grade through 8th Grade. The tech camp is open to children entering 7th Grade through 10 Grade. This year’s Summer Theatre Camp is from June 25 through Aug. 2. The camp show will be Shrek the Musical, Jr. Performances are Wed., Aug. 1 at 10 a.m. Thurs., Aug. 2 at 10a.m.and 7:30 p.m., Fri., Aug. 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 4 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Summer Young Adult Show will be Hairspray with performances on Aug. 9, 10 and 11.
The fall production of the VTC will be Little Shop of Horrors with performances on Nov. 9, 10 and 11.
This play won multiple awards including the Drama Critics Circle Award for best musical, the Drama Desk Award for best musical and the Evening Standard Award for best musical. To learn more about the VTC, including information about upcoming shows, the Summer Theatre Camp and available scholarships, visit www.voorheestheatre.org or call (856) 206-3556.
Voorhees is proud to have such wonderful and talented groups providing a stage for the stars and future stars of our community.
** The first show in our 2018 Summer Twilight Series will be on Thursday, June 21, and will feature The 52nd Street Band, a six-piece ensemble recreating the performances of arguably the greatest rock and roll keyboard player ever, the Piano Man, Billy Joel. The 52nd Street Band has become the ultimate tribute to the music of Billy Joel. The show is free and starts at 7:30 p.m. on the “Great Lawn” at Connolly Park. A “Beer Garden” and food trucks will open at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.voorheesnj.com or call the show hot line at 856-882-SHOW.
** The Voorhees Arts Council continues their 3rd Wednesday Art Program. This month is an evening of rock painting with Voorhees Rocks painter Juliet Hossain and is designed for both experienced rock painters and those new to the idea. The event is Wednesday, June 20, from 7 -9 p.m. in the Arts Center located behind the food court in the Voorhees Town Center Mall. The materials fee is $20 and includes everything you need to complete the project. Refreshments will be served. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org and pay by credit card, cash or check at the door.
** The “Smiles from Kara” 5k Run/Walk will be held on Wednesday, July 11. Race day registration begins at 5:30 p.m. and the run/walk will start at 7 p.m. at Eastern Regional High School. The cost is $25 for registration before July 8 and $30 the day of the race. Proceeds will be used to provide financial assistance for sports registration fees, scholarships and donations to local charitable events. Visit www.lmsports.com for more information and registration sign-up.
** Voorhees Township is offering discounted tickets to Morey’s Piers in Wildwood. Tickets are available in the Municipal Clerk’s Office at Voorhees Town Hall. Prices vary according to the type of ticket and several options are available to residents and non-residents. For more information.