Needham residents Gianlucca Zaccai and Samantha Hung will be featured in Creative Arts at Park's upcoming free Arts Festival, set Thursday, July 26 and Friday, July 27 at the Park School in Brookline.
The local actors will perform in one of three family-friendly shows—the musical "Norbert Beany is ACTION MAN!"
The day-long festival will showcase the work of more than 200 young people from several Greater Boston communities in the visual and performing arts. The festival is the culmination of CAAP’s five-week multi-arts program.
The festival will open at 9 a.m. and will include performances by students ages 7-15 in dance, music, drama, photography, gymnastics, film and video, writing, karate and fencing as well as many exhibits of their work in a variety of visual arts.
The musical, “Norbert Beany is ACTION MAN!," features a rockin' score by Boston's own Faith Soloway. The show tells the story of Norbert Beany, insecure eighth grader, who is struggling to find his way at Larveigh Junior High. His overactive imagination conjures up “ACTION MAN!,” the person he has always wanted to be. But superheroes aren’t exactly what other kids are in to, and Norbert meets some unexpected obstacles—and makes some unexpected friends—on his way to both the prom and a happier self.
Packed with humor, hilarity, and heart the show will be presented on Thursday and Friday evenings, July 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.
“Flying Colors” will play at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, July 27. At midday on the 27th, "The Doctor's Daughters," an original one-act in the commedia delle'arte style, will showcase the talents of Boston playwright and director Ezra Flan and a multi-talented cast.
Celebrating its 31st summer, Creative Arts at Park is a multi-arts program for young people. More than 50 professional artists teach students in more than 100 courses in the visual and performing arts.