EDUCATION & PROGRAMS
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“Join us every summer for theatre camps that are sure to engage, entertain and teach your child the wonders of theatre. From Master Class to Movie Makers and Little Mermaid Jr. there is a camp for every child.”
“Tap, Ballet, Jazz and Dance for Theatre are some of the dance classes New Day offers. Christi Hall is one of the instructors and is a certified member of the Southern Association of Dance Masters and has owned and operated a studio for 31 years. All experience levels are welcome – we even offer adult Tap class!”
Page Robbins Players
New Day feels it is important to not only share with our kids the love of theatre, but to also teach them the importance of giving back to the community. Community service has been an integral part of New Day. Our Page Robbins Players perform each quarter at Page Robbins Adult Day Care – an organization that provides care for individuals, who have memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia from other causes as well as Apple Grove Alzheimer’s and Dementia Residence.
Peter and the Starcatcher
Tony-winning Peter and the Starcatcher upends the century-old story of how a miserable orphan comes to be The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up (a.k.a. Peter Pan). A wildly theatrical adaptation of Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson’s best-selling novels, the play was conceived for the stage by directors Roger Rees and Alex Timbers and written by Rick Elice with music by Wayne Barker. From marauding pirates and jungle tyrants to unwilling comrades and unlikely heroes, Peter and the Starcatcher playfully explores the depths of greed and despair and the bonds of friendship, duty, and love.
A young orphan and his mates are shipped off from Victorian England to a distant island ruled by the evil King Zarboff. They know nothing of the mysterious trunk in the captain’s cabin, containing a precious, otherworldly cargo. At sea, the boys are discovered by a precocious young girl named Molly, a Starcatcher-in-training, who realizes that the trunk’s precious cargo is starstuff, a celestial substance so powerful it must never fall into the wrong hands. When the ship is taken over by pirates – led by the fearsome Black Stache, a villain determined to claim the trunk and its treasure for his own – the journey quickly becomes a thrilling adventure.
Fridays and Saturdays
In 2006, the seed was planted to start a children’s theatre in Collierville. The founders were convinced that our town needed and could support a theatre just for kids. Using donated rehearsal space from Collierville United Methodist Church and renting The Harrell Theatre, New Day Children’s Theatre was born. Within six months of opening, we had produced two main stage productions and been established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit.New Day has impacted thousands of participants and audience members in the past 10 years, producing more than 32 shows as well as numerous camps and workshops