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ISU Summer Theatre Repertory Festival starts June 5 in Idaho Falls, June 6 in Pocatello

Posted May 23, 2008

The second annual Idaho State University Summer Theatre Repertory Festival starts Thursday, June 5, with the great adventures of Pippi Longstocking, a Children’s Readers’ Theatre, in Idaho Falls at 1 p.m. in the Bennion Student Union Building at University Place.

Then on Friday, June 6, the show comes to Frazier Hall in Pocatello. Tickets are just $2 at the door at either venue.

In addition to the opening of Readers’ Theatre there will be children’s theatre workshops June 16-20, another Children’s Readers Theatre “Wishes, the Good, the Bad, and the Funny!” June 26-27 and then main-stage productions July 16-30.

The children’s theatre workshops June 16-20 will run from 9 to 11 a.m. for grades K-4 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for grades 5-8 at the L.E. and Thelma E. Stephens Performing Arts Center. All students will receive hands-on training from Theatre/Dance ISU’s talented staff as well as present a show-n-share for parents and friends at the end of the week. All participants will receive a free ticket to Theatre/Dance ISU’s main-stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical. For registration information or forms, please contact Jamie Romine, education coordinator, at 282-2907.

From July 16 to 30,  the festival will present the singing and dancing sensation of Disney’s “High School Musical” to the stage as well as two other great comedies, “A Tuna Christmas” and “The Diaries of Adam and Eve.” These main-stage shows will run in repertory style from July 16th – July 30. The main-stage pricing is $12  for adults;  $10 for seniors, faculty and staff; $7 for children;  and $5 for ISU Students. There are group rate options available as well as $25 summer season tickets.  All main-stage productions will start at 7:30 pm.

For a detailed list of shows or to order tickets stop by the Stephens Performing Arts Center Box Office or call (208) 282-3595. Tickets, which go on sale at 10 a.m. May 27, also can be ordered online at www.isu.edu/tickets.