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  Drama Program

Drama Program at Kesher Newton

Every Spring, Kesher offers a drama chug led by award winning local playwright, director and theatre artist Cassie M. Seinuk. The Kesher musical (called "machazemer") is a Hebrew production of a popular musical. The program is offered to second through fifth grade students, and focuses on Hebrew language as well as acting, singing, and dancing. Students are also offered the opportunity to learn set design, create costumes, and learn basic fight-choreography from visiting guest artists. In previous years the Kesher Machazemer has featured over 80 students.

Hebrew Script

Following the Kesher proficiency system the Kesher Machazemer is performed mostly in Hebrew, giving the students an opportunity to use the words they have learned in their Hebrew classes in a practical way. Learning the songs in Hebrew encourages language learning and the ability to recall words later.

The cast of Frozen will forever remember how to talk about summer in Hebrew! Our cast of Newsies can always remember the Hebrew word for  "Strike!"

Choreography, Design, and Tech

Kesher Newton offers students in and out of the machazemer the opportunity to work on the design of the set, costumes, and props. Kesher brings special guest artists to teach appropriate fight, stage, and dance choreography, as well as stage management. 

Previous Productions

2013 You're A Good Man Charlie Brown

2014 Annie

2015 Peter Pan

2016 Joseph...

2017 Newsies

2018 The Lion King

2022 Encanto

2023 Frozen

2024 TBA!

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