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Opening Act Summer Program

For rising 9th-12th graders

Monday-Friday, 5pm-7pm

$175/week (full and partial need-based scholarships available!)

Take 1 or 2 weeks!

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Two River Theater is back at last, and we are kicking off our outdoor performance series with a unique and exciting evening summer education program for high schoolers!

Each week you’ll team up with composer Elliot Roth (Music Director, Two River Theater Summer Intensives) and choreographer Dionna PridGeon (Founder and Creative Director, moveDIPR, Guest Choreographer for TRT Summer Intensives ‘19) to learn a fun and challenging song and dance number, which you’ll perform that Friday as the Opening Act for Two River’s Plaza Players outdoor performance.

Sessions are from 5pm to 7pm Monday through Friday, with performances at 7:00 pm each Friday before the Plaza Players show. Full and partial need-based scholarships are available. Spots are extremely limited, so sign up today!

Have health and safety, ticketing, or other questions? See the program FAQ here.

Join us on the Plaza this Summer!

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Dionna PridGeon

Dionna PridGeon is a freelance artist from Chicago. She is the Founder & Creative Director of moveDIPR and holds 17 years of experience in Dance Education/Choreography. She has served on the faculty of 12 prestigious facilities, including Lou Conte Dance Studio| HSDC, Ailey Extension, Steps on Broadway, Joffrey Ballet School/Academy, Debbie Reynolds Dance Studio, Visceral Dance Center, and more. Dionna has also taught in Montreal, Norway, and Germany. She is a Point Park University graduate, performing works in both concert & commercial dance. Dionna received scholarships/recognition from Monsters of Hip Hop, Pulse on Tour, & Dance Spirit Magazine; she also worked/trained at Ballroom Dance Chicago. Dionna’s choreography has been presented at Millennium Park (Chicago), Ailey Citigroup Theatre NY, and the US Open, to name a few . . . plus dance programs & studios across the US. Dionna hopes to start The DIPR Foundation.

Elliot Roth

Elliot Roth is a NYC based singer/pianist/actor, composer and instructor. Hailed by the New York Times for his “silky smooth voice”, he is a masters graduate of the prestigious Manhattan School of Music jazz arts program. Broadway: Our Sinatra and A Christmas Carol, Off-Broadway credits include Village Voice lauded role as ‘Jesus’ in Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert at the Living Room. He has appeared in Downbeat Magazine as one of the area’s “Top 20 Performers to Watch” and is one of the most versatile performers in the tri-state area. Elliot also currently teaches voice, rock/pop audition technique and jazz/soul recording arts in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY. Elliot currently serves on the voice faculty at Marymount Manhattan College’s Theatre Arts Department.

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