Movies at Connellsville's East Park kicks off Friday
With a little added theatrics and music, the Connellsville Recreation Board will host the first Movie in the Park at dusk Friday at East Park.
The initial screening of the summer season will be “Monsters University,” an animated Pixar movie from 2013.
The movie tells the tale of monsters Mike and Sulley and their days at college where they started off as rivals and ended up as friends.
“We took suggestions for movies and then chose movies from what people had requested,” said Melissa Tzan, Connellsville Recreation Board president.
Refreshments will be available at the concession stand during the movie.
Members of the Project Talent Theater workshop will perform before each of the summer movies.
“They'll be singing and maybe doing little skits,” said Ann Nicholson, Project Talent Theater's co-owner. “We will do things and sing songs that will go with the theme of the movie.”
For Friday's movie, the group will sing and dance to “Monster Mash,” “Ghostbusters” and “Purple People Eater,” Nicholson said. “Everything that we do will be kid-friendly,” she added.
Project Talent Theater held auditions for the performances and plans to hold auditions later in the summer for the movie series that will continue through July.
The next movie will be “The Wizard of Oz,” which will be shown on June 27 at East Park.
Project Talent Theater will hold auditions for actors to perform before the showing. Auditions will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. June 17 and 19 at the workshop, on the third floor of the Connellsville Community Center.
Tzan is pleased with the enthusiasm that the theater group showed for the idea of live performances.
“I asked them if they would be interested in maybe doing it for one or two of the movies, but they said that they would do something for all of them, which is great,” Tzan said.
All of the movies are free, and families are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets.
“We take every opportunity that we can to have the kids perform,” Nicholson said.
Adults are also welcome to try the workshops and audition for the live movie performances, she said.
“This is great way for them to learn the importance of giving back to the community, while also having some fun as they do it,” Nicholson said.
Marilyn Forbes is a contributing writer.
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