Rockaway Junior Players, a theater group for young actors lead by Reesa Jenkins, finds a new home in the Town of Dover just in time for Mayor James P. Dodd’s “Year of the Youth” initiative. Rockaway Junior Players will now be known as Dover Little Theatre’s Junior Players. Dover Little Theatre has partnered with Dover’s Recreation Department to bring children’s theater to the youth of Dover. Young people will be given the opportunity to learn the many facets of community theater from performance to backstage.
As part of Mayor Dodd’s “Year of the Youth” initiative Dover Little Theatre and DLT’s Junior Players are planning events throughout the year to involve the youth of Dover in creative and artistic endeavors. During the Year of the Youth, the town will focus on developing new programs, activities, and events geared toward empowering, enriching, and supporting the lives of its children.
Dover Little Theatre and Junior Players will be partnering with Dover to schedule more theatrical events produced by youth ages 8 through 16. Programs will include a summer theater program, a fall visual arts event, and a holiday performance with adult and junior actors.
The Dover Little Theatre Junior Players first production will be “Through the Looking Glass” a musical version of Alice in Wonderland adapted by James DeVita with music and lyrics by Bill Francoeur.
This silly adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass depicts the coming-of-age story with fun twists and music audiences of all ages will adore. You’ll recognize some of your favorite characters of Wonderland and meet dozens of new ones along Alice’s journey. As a pawn from the second square of the chessboard, Alice must travel to the eighth square to accomplish her goal of becoming a queen. Each step of her passage brings her face to face with new characters and adventures as well as celebrations when she achieves each aspiration.
Performances, this weekend only, will be April 7 and 8 at 7:30pm and April 9 at 2:00pm.