Windsor, N.J.- In
celebration of National Dance Day, the cast of the Pennington
Players' production of "13 The Musical,"
in cooperation with Kelsey Theatre, will host a National
Dance Day Event on
Windsor campus of Mercer County Community College,
1200 Old Trenton Road. This
dance event is open to the public and will be held on
Saturday, July 30. It is one of many being organized throughout
the country that day.
Dance Day was created by Nigel Lythgoe, executive producer
and judge for the So You Think You Can Dance television
series. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton, a long-time
proponent of healthy lifestyles, first introduced a
National Dance Day resolution to promote dance education
and physical fitness across the U.S. An annual event
on the last Saturday of July, this grassroots initiative
encourages Americans, young and old, to get up and move.
are encouraged to check out the Master Class routine,
choreographed by Tabitha and Napoleon, posted on the
So You Think You Can Dance website here.
5 p.m., interested dancers should gather at Kelsey Theatre.
Participants will learn and review the routine as a
group. "13" choreographer John Buccanfuso,
along with selected cast members and other dancers and
choreographers from the Kelsey community, will be on
hand to instruct and assist.
a rehearsal period, the organizers will film a video
of the performance and submit it along with the hundreds
of others taking place across the country. According
to the "13" cast and crew, the goal is not
to perform the perfect routine, but to enjoy the process
of learning and dancing together. They are excited to
share this celebration of dance and hope that many of
those who participate will stay and see that evening's
show at 7:30 p.m.
is a grown-up story about growing up, featuring an all-teenage
cast. The show follows 13-year-old Evan Goldman, who
moves from New York City to Indiana in the wake of his
parents' divorce. Evan just wants to make friends and
survive the school year, which proves easier said than
done. The star quarterback is threatening to ruin his
life and his only friend, Patrice, won't talk to him.
The school freak sees an opportunity for blackmail and
someone is spreading the nastiest rumors. With an unforgettable
rock score from Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert
Brown, "13" is a hilarious, high-energy musical
for all ages about discovering that cool is where you
find it, and sometimes where you least expect it.
the Musical" will be presented at Kelsey Theatre
Fridays and Saturdays, July 29, July 30 and August 5,
6 at 7:30 p.m.; and Sundays, July 31 and August 7 at
2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West
Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. Tickets are
$16 for adults, $14 for seniors, and $12 for students
and children. Order tickets online
or call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at (609) 570-3333.
Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible; free parking
is available next to the theater.