~"Say it's only a paper moon, sailing over a cardboard sea, but it wouldn't be make-believe if you believed in me."~
PaPeR MoOn After School Drama Program
For Children 1st thru 5th grade
Come join us for the FUN-damentals of Drama! Theater instruction, skill development, playing with plays, expressing ourselves and our creativity with improvisation! Wonderful life skills wrapped in a fun, creative, engaging, encouraging, theater program!
Now don't let those Fundamentals fool you! Paper Moon has developed a reputation for turning out amazing talent and wonderful performances from an age group that surprises and delights their audiences. If you are looking for a theater program to develop a student who truly has passion or talent for theater and acting ... the opportunities that Paper Moon provides to BECOME so many differernt characters throughout the year and the depth that we look at the process of BECOMING our characters ... definitely improves the skills of even the most dedicated performer! From the first time "shy" performers to Energetic "old pros" ... Paper Moon is a great opportunity for All who want to Play with Plays!
Held @ The Monona Public Library & The Monona Community Center
Time: 3:30pm* – 5:30pm
*Winnequah Elementary School students have the option to meet right after school & walk with the director as a group to the Monona Community Center or Monona Public Library.
*Students from other area schools should arrive by 3:30pm
ANNOUNCING THE 2014-2015 SEASON!!!
SLEEPING BEAUTY, HARRY POTTER, FROZEN, CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE, ROBIN HOOD, THE STUDENT PLAY, MARY POPPINS, & Our Summer Session... THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
PAPER MOON DRAMA SUMMER SESSION PRESENTS:
"THE SOUND OF MUSIC"
WHEN: SATURDAY, JULY 11th, 2015
TIME: 2:00 pm
WHERE: The Monona Public Library Forum Room Stage
(due to potential thunderstorms our theater in the park will be moved inside on stage)
The Hills are Alive with the Sound of Music! Join Maria as she takes the 7 Von Trapp Family children under her wing and into her heart as she teaches them many things including how to sing! Do-Re-Mi! Edelwiess! A Few of My Favorite Things! ~ Come watch the players of Paper Moon Drama as they present their summer session version of this classic tale!
CONGRATULAIONS TO THE CAST OF MARY POPPINS!!! YOU WERE ALL ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL!!!
REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR SESSION VII "MARY POPPINS" & FOR OUR SUMMER SESSION!
OUR SUMMER SESSION: "THE SOUND OF MUSIC"
TUESDAY JUNE 16TH - FRIDAY JULY 10TH.
4 WEEKS * M-F * 1:00PM-3:00PM * $200
Summer Means Theater In The Park! Rehearsals and shows will be held in Winnequah Park at the Gazebo!*
*At the Monona Community Center in cases of bad weather
Summer Session Dates match with Winnequah Elementary's Summer School. There is an After School Pick-up Option beginning at 11:50am with Lunch and Playground Time before Rehearsal Begins. This option is $90.
TOTAL COST FOR SUMMER SESSION WITH LUNCH EXTENSION: $290 * 11:50am-3:00pm
NEXT UP: Session VII
Monday April 27th - Friday June 5th * Rehearsals M-F 3:00-5:30 * 6 weeks * $300
Showdate: Saturday June 6th 2015
“WANTED: A Nanny for two Adorable Children. If you want this choice position, have a cheery disposition. Rosey cheeks, no warts. Play games, all sorts. You must be kind, you must be witty, Very sweet and fairly pretty. Take us on outings, give us treats, Sing songs, bring sweets”… YES!!!... It’s Time for MARY POPPINS!!! Mary Poppins is the story of the Banks family. Mr. George Banks is preoccupied with his work at the Bank, Mrs. Winnifred Banks is preoccupied with fighting for women’s rights, and Jane & Michael Banks find themselves in need of love, attention and a new nanny. Enter… Mary Poppins who will turn their worlds upside down and fill it with magic and lessons none of the Banks will ever forget. We can’t forget about Bert the one man band, artist, chimney sweep! … Laughing Levitating Uncle Albert… or Admiral Boom & Mr. Binnicle who shoot a canon every hour on the hour… and so many more wonderful characters! Oh and the songs!... “A Spoonful of Sugar”, “Chim Chiminey”, “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”… Do you know the words already?! Are you ready to learn?
Come jump into Mary Poppins & join Paper Moon Drama as we bring this wonderful tale to life!!!
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN SO RESERVE YOUR SPOTS TODAY!
Paper Moon Drama Presents the World Premeire of:
"THE HEROS AND VILLAINS OF COMICOPOLIS!"
Written by: Paper Moon Drama Players... Nikole Bolha, Jordyn Godfrey, Gavin Goeppinger, Emily Grebe, Brillan Gugel, Brighton Gugel, Rebecca Derringer-Gugel, Marlowe Knight, Emma Lippiatt, Kathaleya Miyagawa, Jane Procter, Katherine Roberts, & Casey Rodgers
SATURDAY APRIL 25TH 2:00PM @ THE MONONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Can you fly? Do you have super speed or super strength, laser eyes or fire power? Can you time travel or read minds, create hurricanes or blizzards? Well We Can! You are invited to the world premiere of Paper Moon Drama’s 2015 Student Play “THE HEROS & VILLAINS OF COMICOPOLIS!” * MustBeOhNo the world’s greatest super villain has escaped from prison along with her villainous minions! It’s up the Super Heros of Comicopolis to work as a team to put those silly villains back behind bars! * Join us for some Super hero & villain fun!
~The Student Play was written by the students of Paper Moon Drama! Be there as their creation comes to life! ~
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF ROBIN HOOD! YOU WERE AMAZING!!!
Tuesday Feb. 17th - March 20th * Performace Date: Saturday March 21st
Welcome to Sherwood Forest! Join Lord Robin of Locksley as he becomes “Robin Hood” an outlaw fighting against the greedy Prince John and the evil Sheriff of Nottingham who are taking every last penny from the poor people in the Kingdom while King Richard is away. Robin Hood joins a band of Merry Men and Women hiding in the woods inspiring them to fight back as they steal from the rich and give it back to the poor. Robin becomes a hero to everyone in the land including the beautiful Maid Marian Robin’s true love. Come join this fun & funny cast of colorful characters! There’s The Brave “Little” John, his young son Wolf, his happy wife Fanny, Jolly Friar Tuck, Fearless Will Scarlett (or will it be Scarlett Wills?), The Musical Alan A Dale, Ellen his lovey dovey lady, the witch Mortiana, Prince John, The Sheriff of Nottingham, Maid Marian, Lady Sarah, King Richard and ROBIN HOOD! Who will you be?
IT'S SHOWTIME FOR SESSION IV!
"THE CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE"
by C.S. Lewis
Show Date: Saturday February 14th
Show Time: 2:00 pm
Cost: Free Valentines Day Show – Open to All!
Lucy, Susan, Edmund, & Peter Penvensie are sent to live at a wealthy professor’s home for protection during World War II. There they find a magic wardrobe which leads to a mystical land called Narnia! They meet many helpful creatures along the way like Mr. Tumnus the faun, Mr.& Mrs. Beaver and Mr. Fox who tell them a prophecy was foretold that ~ When 2 sons of Adam and 2 daughters of Eve sit upon the 4 thrones of Narnia that the rein of the evil White Witch would be over and done. To save Narnia, they must first join forces with Aslan, the Lion God, who will guide them into battle & new life as Kings and Queens of Narnia! Come With Us To NARNIA!
SESSION III: "FROZEN"
The obsession of kids everywhere is coming to Paper Moon Drama! Come enter the Kingdom of Arrondale with Elsa & Anna, The King & Queen, Olaf, Christof and Sven, Prince Hans, The Duke of Wesselton, and Oaken, and don't forget all of those loveable Rock Trolls! We will sing, dance, and act our hearts out in this story we have all fallen in love with... come Let It Go and Play in the Frozen Snow with Us!
Sign Up Today on our Registration page!
**Seeing This Message a Little Late? Send us an Email to See If you Can Still Join in the Show!**
Monday November 10th - Friday December 19th
SHOW DATE: Saturday December 20th
6 weeks * $300
SESSION II: "HARRY POTTER"
Wizards, Witches, and the Boy Who Lived! Paper Moon Drama transforms into JK Rowlings magical wizarding world of "Harry Potter"! Harry, Ron, Hermoine, Hagrid, Professors Dumbledor, McGonagal, Quirell and Snape and all of the other colorful wonderful characters of Harry Potter!
Come See The Show! FREE on The Monona Public Library Stage!
Sunday November 9th @ 2pm (possibly 3pm - keep watching!)
FIRST UP... SESSION I: "SLEEPING BEAUTY"
We will kick off the year with this clasic tale and I'm sure we will add our own spin now that we've all been inspired by the back story of Maleficent!
Who could you be??
The Good King Stephen, The Good Queen Leah, Princess Aurora/Briar Rose, Flora , Fauna , Merryweather , Maleficent, Prince Philip, King Henry, Diablo/Diaval The Raven, Royal Page, Royal Lady in Waiting...
orrr will a character of your own imagination join their world? We'll find out!
Wednesday September 3rd - Friday September 26th
Show Date: Saturday September 27th
Congratulations to the Summer Theater cast of "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs"!
You and the show were simply WONDERFUL!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CAST OF "NANNY MCPHEE"!!! YOU WERE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!
We are so excited to begin working on the wonderful hilarious & magical story of Nanny Mcphee!
The magical mysterious Nanny Mcphee arrives when she is needed but not wanted and leaves when she is wanted but no longer needed. She enters the household of the recently widowed Mr Brown, his 7 very mischevious & naughty children, his sweet housemaid, & his crazy cook when they desperately NEED help and she begins to fix their lives through life lessons & a bit of magic.
SESSION VI: THE STUDENT PLAY!
“MESSING WITH TIME”
APRIL 26TH 201411:00AM – FREE SHOW
MONONA PUBLIC LIBRARY STAGE
Mr. Jay Johnson likes to think of himself as a “mad scientist” although his wife & four children just call him “crazy”. Things really do get crazy though when he creates a time machine & accidentally loses his wife somewhere in time! Four years later while still trying to bring her back, Mr. Johnson accidentally brings back all kinds of other “people” from the past including a vampire, a knight, a dragon, & a princess who create chaos among his children & their friends!
How do you explain a dragon to you 4 year old twins? How do you keep a vampire from biting your neighbors? And will he ever find his wife? Find out what crazy looks like when you are
MESSING WITH TIME!
Paper Moon Students created their own characters, wrote their own lines, and worked together to create a play that no one has ever seen before! Come and be one of the first to see this great new play!
Congratulaions to the awesome cast of
"THE JUNGLE BOOK"!!!
by Rudyard Kipling
Performance: Saturday March 15th @ 2:00pm
Join us as we journey into the Jungle with the classic tale of Mowgli the man cub. Raised by Raksha & Rama and their family of wolves, guided by Bagheera the panther, best friends with Baloo the bear & filled with elephants and monkeys... Mowgli's childhood is as wild as it could be and he wants to keep it that way! Not everyone wants Mowgli to stay in the jungle though... there is more than one creature who would like to eat Mowgli for dinner!
Congratulations To All Our Amazing Performers In:
THE TALENT SHOW!!!
January 6th – January 31st - 4 weeks - $200
**We will learn how to command the stage with any performance and will focus on stand-up comedy, poetry, story telling, solo acting, MC hosting, & news reporting. Our 4 weeks will culminate in a cabaret styled TALENT SHOW where students will polish & perform their chosen talents for our audience.**
SIGN UP TODAY ON THE REGISTRATION PAGE
THE POLAR EXPRESS WAS WONDERFUL!!!
All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS!!!
All aboard! Our train is headed to The North Pole filled with kids trying to believe in the magic of the season!We will build upon the story you know and add a few of our own characters to make the ride even more fun & exciting!
SESSION: MONDAY November 18th – December 20th – 5 wks - $250 *
SHOW DATE: Saturday Dec 21st @ 2pm
*Wonderful Job to The Cast of Alice In Wonderland!!!
You were all magical!!!*
THE 2013-2014 SEASON HAS BEGUN!!!
Welcome to Wonderland!
Come with us to Wonderland as we follow Alice down the rabbit hole into a topsy turvy fantasy world filled with odd creatures and characters!
I wonder who will be who? Will you be Alice, The Mad Hatter, The Queen of Hearts, The King of Hearts, The White Queen,Tweedle Dee n' Tweedle Dum, The White Rabbit, The March Hare, The Chesire Cat, The Catapillar, A Card Soldier, The Walrus, The Doormouse??? Hmm ... I wonder... ??? Don't You? Come find out!
Registration is OPEN!
Full and Part Time Player Options are available
THANK YOU PAPER MOON PLAYERS & PARENTS FOR AN AMAZING YEAR!!!
Have A Wonderful Summer!!!
CONGRATULATIONS to the cast of
PETER PAN! You were AWESOME!
I am so proud of all of you!
Past Season 2012-2013:
We're Off To Neverland!
2nd Star to the Right and Straight on Til Morning!
PETER PAN has begun!
Session VI runs May 6th - June 6th
It is not too late to join us in Neverland!
Pirates! Lost Boys! Indians! Mermaids! Fairies!
Part Time Players attend Tuesdays & Thursdays 3:30 -5:30pm until show week when they attend all week. PTP join our fun May 14th
PTP Cost: $100
Discounts available for multiple children signing within a family and for previous Paper Moon Players.
PaPeR MoOn DrAmA Presents:
THE WIZARD OF OZ!
SATURDAY, MAY 4th @ 1:00pm & 3:00pm
At THE MONONA PUBLIC LIBRARY
Join Dorothy and Toto as they travel Over the Rainbow to the land of OZ! Meet Glinda the Good Witch & our merry munchkins as they send Dorothy down the Yellow Brick Road to meet the Wonderful Wizard of OZ! Along the way she will make the best of friends with Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion and make an awful enemy out of the Wicked Witch of the West!
Whether you're a good witch or bad witch we hope you join us and cheer on our Paper Moon players in this beloved & classic tale!
CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
Come Cheer on Charlie Bucket and meet the Wonderful Willy Wonka! See our Paper Moon Students travel to the Amazing Wonka Candy Factory and become all of your favorite characters! .....Charlie Bucket, Willy Wonka, Grampa Joe, Violet Beureguard, Mike TeeVee, Augustus Gloop, Veruca Salt, Mr. & Mrs. Bucket, Grandma Joesephine, Grandpa George, Grandma Georgina, Mrs. Beureguard, Mr. Salt, Mrs Gloop, Mrs. TeeVee, Slugworth, and THE OOPMA LOOMPAS!!!
This Session will be lots of fun as we play in the land of pure imagination. Plenty of set and prop creation this go round along with choreography and perfecting those over the top characters!
Oh What Fun We Will Have!!
*Begins Monday Feb 4th!!!*
AWESOME JOB PLAYERS!!!!
Seeing this message a little late? Wondering if you can still be part of the production? Call or Email today! 608-417-0090
WONDERFUL JOB PAPER MOON KIDS!!!!!
AN AMAZING ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!
Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness. Unlike her six beautiful sisters, she has brown hair and freckles, and would rather have adventures than play the harp, embroider tapestries . . . or become a Queen. When her royal parents try to marry her off, Amy runs away and, because she's so ordinary, easily becomes the fourteenth assistant kitchen maid at a neighboring palace. And there, much to everyone's surprise, she meets a prince just as ordinary (and special) as she is!
There is nothing ordinary about M M Kaye's Princess or this story and I can't wait to watch the our Paper Moon kids bring this story to life for their audience!
**Next Up: Session IV –
**Join us this summer as we play in the sunshine with Theater In The Park! Rehearsals & Performances will be held at the beautiful Winnequah Park Gazebo!**
*Could you be.... Snow White? The Beautiful Evil Queen? The Huntsman? The Magic Mirror? Prince Charming? Grumpy? Sleepy? Sneezy? Doc? Bashful? Happy? or Dopey? You Could!!*
Rehearsals will run M-F 1pm-3pm
For students attending Winnequah Summer School there is an after school extention pick up option for $5/day. Students can meet after summer school @ 11:50am and head to the park with the director for some play time and then have lunch together before we begin rehearsals at 1pm. Being in summer school is not necessary.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR:
"SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS"
June 17th - July 11th
4 weeks $200
WELCOME TO 2014-2015!!
CURRENT SESSIONS ANNOUNCED:
SESSION I: Sept 3rd - Sept 26th
'SLEEPING BEAUTY" by The brothers Grimm. Our kick off this season begins with warming up on several well known fairy tales with "SLEEPING BEAUTY" as our finale! Show date: Saturday September 27th
SESSION II: Sept 29th - Nov 7th
"HARRY POTTER" by JK Rawlings. Come enter the fantasy and be a part of Hogwarts!
Show date - Sunday November 9th
SESSION III: Nov 10th - Dec 19th
"FROZEN" by Jennifer Lee. Show date -
Saturday Dec 20st
SESSION IV: Jan 6th - Feb 13th
"CHRONICLES OF NARNIA: THE LION, THE WITCH, & THE WARDROBE" by C.S. Lewis.
Show Date: Saturday Feb 14th
SESSION V: Tue Feb 17th - March 20th
"ROBIN HOOD" by Howard Pyle.
Show date - Saturday March 21th
SESSION VI: March 23rd - April 24th
STUDENT PLAY! Students will create their own characters and work together to write and perform their own play! This Show will encompass Spring Break (March 27- April 5th which we will break for as well) so although it covers 6wks the session is truly 5wks of Reh.
Show date - Saturday April 25th
SESSION VII: April 27th - June 5th
"MARY POPPINS" by P.L. Travers
Show date - Saturday June 6th
SUMMER SESSION: June 16th - July 10th
"THE SOUND OF MUSIC" - by Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lehman & Maria Von Trapp
Show Date: Saturday July 11th
With Lunch & Park Option $290
* Part Time Player (PTP) options are generally available for all sessions. PTP's rehearse 2 or 3 times per week until the final week prior to a performance when they will attend M-F. Parts are usually a bit smaller and so is the cost.
* Students who participate in both Sessions I & II OR Sessions IV and V OR Sessions VI & VII will receive a $50 discount on each of the Full Play Sessions ie: II, V, & VII.
* Families signing up more than 1 child within the same family will receive $100 off the 2nd child.
* If cost is keeping your student from being able to participate in more or any sessions, please contact the director for payment plans, or full and partial scholarship options.
* Send us a note and let us know you're interested & we'll keep you posted!