Drama students, along with several community actors, will celebrate
the gifts of everyday life when they present “All
I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.”
Dates and show times for this charming show are: Friday and Saturday,
May 13 and 14 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, May 15 at 2 p.m. The performances
take place at MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre, located on Mercer’s
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
is directed by Drama Program Coordinator Nick Anselmo and produced
by Kelsey Theatre Manager M. Kitty Getlik. It is based on the
best-selling books by Robert Fulghum, which encourage people to
live life with the wonder and simplicity of children, and has
been adapted for the theater by Ernest Zulia with music composed
by David Caldwell. “Audience members will immediately recognize
much of the material, as many of us have grown up with quotes
from Fulghum's books,” Anselmo said.
piece of theatrical storytelling in revue format, the show includes
monologues, dialogues, multiple voice narration, and nine original
songs. “The show gives our drama students a rich opportunity
to spread their wings,” Anselmo said. He notes that "Kindergarten"
has been performed all over the world including a star-studded
production at The Kennedy Center.
to Anselmo, Peter de Mets, who is the show’s musical director
and pianist, is on stage and functions as a kind of stand-in for
Fulghum. "Through the music, he controls the flow of the
performance and even leaves the piano to deliver one of the most
touching and thought provoking numbers in the show," Anselmo
stories are about all of us," said National Public Radio,
while Good Morning America said, "Robert Fulghum's
stories withstand the test of time. He is the Will Rogers or Mark
Twain of our day."
examples of Fulghum’s “Kindergarten” creed:
Share. Play Fair. Don’t hit People. Don’t take things
that don’t belong to you. If you hurt someone, say you’re
sorry. Clean up your own mess. Hold hands and stick together when
you cross the street. Live a balanced life. Be aware of wonder.
cast includes: Ashley Allen, Frank Bridgewater, James Bryan, Todd
Cabrera, Glen Calhoun, John Cardaciotto, Tarin Chalifoux, Cadence
Dickinson, Clayton Gage, Marsha Green, Ira Hsu, Guy Hutchinson,
Tamara Jakub, Deena Jiles, Danielle Madera, Brady Niederer, Lyndsey
Potosky, Nicole Russano, Sharon Seeman and Michelle Wood.
$12 for adults, and $10 for seniors and students. Free parking
is available next to the theatre. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair
accessible and provides assisted listening devices upon request.
Tickets may be ordered online
or call the Kelsey Box Office at 609-584-9444.
For more on
events at Kelsey see:
Kelsey Performance Schedule
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Front row from left: Tarin Chalifoux, Danielle Madera, Marsha
Green; second row, from left, Cadence Dickinson, Lyndsey Potosky,
Michelle Wood, Todd Cabrera; Back row, from left: James Bryan,
Nicole Russano, Glenn Calhoun, Clayton Gage.
row, from left: Tarin Chalifoux,
Cadence Dickinson, and Glen Calhoun;
front row, from left, Marsha Green and Michelle Wood.
to right: Glen Calhoun, Clayton Gage, Cadence Dickinson