Epping Recreation and the New Epping Community Theater
As we are sad to see the Leddy Center close its doors, we are excited to announce the start of a new Epping Rec program, the Epping Community Theater (ECT). This group will be run by a board of directors under the authority of the Rec Dept. and will be focused on creating both classes and productions throughout the year.
The mission of the Epping Community Theater is to entertain, enrich, educate, and inspire both the young and the old within our community through the performing arts. With both classes and performances, students of all ages will be provided a rich learning opportunity in all aspects of theater production and management. ECT is dedicated to both performers and audiences to create valuable community experiences throughout the year.
Children’s theater classes will start with a one week summer camp August 20th-24th, held from 8:30 am to noon each day; to signup go to (http://eppingrecreation.org/youthprograms/). Fall and spring youth classes will be offered throughout the year in musical theater, singing, and various instruments. Our intention is to also offer these classes and more to adults.
Performances planned this year will include an Epping winter tradition, A Christmas Carol, which will be directed by Steve Koch (no stranger to the Leddy productions of the show), as well as Alice in Wonderland in the spring!
Performances and classes will be held at the performing space on Ladds Lane (Where the Leddy Center used to perform). Stephen Kaneb, owner of the property, has renamed the building The Epping Playhouse and has generously offered us a great opportunity to share the space.
We hope to put together a “Launching Party” picnic, at the grounds of Watson Academy August 18th (day of the fireworks) and are currently working out the details. There is room for all ages to come out and take part in both performing and production so keep your eyes and ears open for what ECT does next!
Brian Miskinis, Theater Board of Directors Chair