Thursday, January 26, 2017

SPONSORED POST - Roosevelt Island Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance Spring Semester Enrollment Open, Teen Film & Songwriting Workshops, Staged Script Reading Series, Family Friendly Comedy Improv & Common Man Musicals

The Main Street Theatre & Dance Alliance (MST&DA) is excited to announce the start of our Spring Semester on January 31st. Enrollment is open online here. Scholarship applications are available on the website and should be submitted before January 31st. Instructions for applying for a scholarship or work study can be found here.

Also, our free prop-making class "Set the Scene" continues on Thursday's for ages 9-12 at 5:30pm. To sign up, email MST&DA.

Special Teen Workshops beginning January 29th

Film Class 1/29 - 2/19 from 5:30-7pm ages 13+. Have a favorite movie? Want to learn how it's made? Join this 4 week program to learn everything from script to post production. Students will walk away with a short film of their own. Cost of 4 week program, $100. To register email

Songwriting Workshop 2/26-3/19 ages 13+. Interested in songwriting? This workshop will use collaborative discussion and writing exercises to teach the components of songwriting to students. If you play an instrument, bring it to class. Cost of 4 week program, $100. To register email

Upcoming Events & Shows at the Howe Theatre in the Cultural Center:

February 6th @ 7:30pm - Staged Script Reading Series, Getting Married by George Bernard Shaw

directed by Russ Cusick. Suggested donation is $5 for the MST&DA Scholarship Fund.

February 10th & April 7th @ 7pm - Our popular Family-Friendly Improv Theatre show

featuring improv performers from all around the city, including National Comedy Theatre, Upright Citizens Brigade, and The People's Improv Theatre (PIT). Come laugh with the whole family. Tickets are available online  or at the door. Adults $10, Students/Seniors $5, and family package is $25 (4 or more of the same family).

February 24th @ 8pm - "You Can Always Come Home" Common Man Musicals Cabaret Show & Fundraiser.

Suggested ticket donation $10. More details to come on our website.

SAVE THE DATES - Sondheim on Sondheim the musical March 31st - April 2nd, Almost Maine a play April 28th - 30th, Seussical Jr. the musical May 5th - 8th, and Pippin the musical May 19th - 21st. Tickets will be available on our website three weeks before the show dates. For more information contact