ROCKET SCIENCE Premieres on Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE, 1/5-20
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by BWW News Desk
Start the New Year off with a song! And why not make
In Rocket Science we meet Hal Hefner, a high school junior burdened with a surplus of family chaos and crazy teachers – not to mention a debilitating stutter. Set to an upbeat rock score by Stephen Weiner (Iron Curtain, Once Upon a Time in New Jersey), Hal navigates the frenzied halls of high-school – from his first attempt at romance, to the simple yet overwhelming task of ordering a slice of pizza, to the even more daunting prospect of competing in the state debate contest. He manages it all while keeping both his dignity and his humor intact. Hal discovers the importance of friendship, trust, and self-confidence in this wryly comical new musical.
KIDSTAGE is uniquely designed to use theatre to build critical life skills in each participant. In KIDSTAGE classes and rehearsals, our techniques encourage creativity, collaboration, problem solving, concentration, public speaking, and a strong work ethic. While some students are on a path to Broadway, all students are improving their futures and increasing self-confidence through involvement in KIDSTAGE, Village Theatre Institute, and our Theatre Apprentice Program. Village Theatre's KIDSTAGE in Issaquah is housed at First Stage on Front Street. The Issaquah KIDSTAGE program serves over 1,600 students a year with after school classes, summer camps, and productions. The Youth Education Program impacts over 36,000 people annually in the Eastside community. Details on the Summer Stock and Summer Independent productions can be found HERE.