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Costumes from The Cottage

Some actors say that the moment they first put on their costumes is when they can fully realize their characters, it adds a piece of the puzzle as to who the characters are.  Ryan Moller, costume designer from APAC’s The Secret Garden, is joining us again on The Cottage.  He is taking this opportunity to share with […]

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What Adam Learned on his Summer Vacation

The entire production staff of The Cottage is anticipating this Thursday – First Rehearsal. This day the actors will join us to have a first read-thru  and with that take the first steps bringing this play from the page to the stage.  After last week’s post in which Sandy Rustin told us why The Cottage was written, this […]

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Dominating Ladies in a Male Dominant Genre

Tickets are being sold, postcards are being printed, actors are being cast, and a set is being budgeted. In many ways, we are already in full swing  for The Cottage – our first mainstage show, and we’re excited to see what the hard work of the next 5 weeks will bring to this devilishly funny script. […]

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Looking Back and Moving Forward

Since Taryn left at the beginning of August, the most common question about APAC I’ve been asked is “how is it going without Taryn?” The answer is complex, of course there is a huge impact to the company when 1/3rd of its senior staff leaves, and this is a major transition time for all of […]

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Casting By the Numbers

Tomorrow we get under way with casting for our first mainstage of the year – The Cottage.  Casting is the first time a director will see these actors bring the script to life – these same actors will embody characters in front of an audience in just under two months.  Leading up this endeavor is […]

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Tom’s Take on Season 13

Programming a season, especially one with only two mainstage shows in it, is a challenging activity.  A well-programmed season should contain balance – shows that complement and contrast each other, that both speak to and challenge our current audience, as well as bring in new audiences.  It also has to be a very timely choice, […]

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Summer Stars – A Volunteer’s Perspective

On Saturday we wrapped up this year’s Summer Stars with APAC’s first performance of the season.  The 31 kids (all 8 to 13  years old) who participated this year did us proud, performing in an entertaining show that left our audiences abuzz.  We wanted to give you a behind the scene perspective on what the […]

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Behind the Scenes of Summer Stars – Kids Edition

It’s hard to believe but today is the last day of rehearsal for Summer Stars.  Before the two public performances tomorrow, we wanted to hear from the kids about some of their experiences these last two weeks. Three of our Summer Stars – Nicole Wengert, Olga Horbal, and Ella Shea gave you a sneak peek […]

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Behind the Scenes of Summer Stars

APAC’s 13th season has officially kicked off! Monday morning 31 kids age 8-13 took over the Good Shepherd Church and started rehearsals for Summer Stars: Project Fame.  In it’s 11th season, Summer Stars is our favorite way to start the season, bringing musical theater to the kids of Queens.   We asked two of the […]

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Digging Through History

As Taryn prepared to leave APAC these last few weeks one of her tasks was to get any files out of storage and bring them to the APAC office.  As the boxes started coming in, there has been a lot of time spent (and a lot more to spend) combing through boxes – some containing […]

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