“Keys to Fame,” a musical written, produced, and performed by 45 teens, runs this weekend at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Academy (LHPAI). LHPAI’s Summer Teen Musical Program is also celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The students in the program partner with LHPAI Summer Academy teaching artists to create original lyrics and music. This particular production explores the theme of pursuing a dream and bringing it to fruition.
The show will run at the following dates and times:
- Thursday, August 15 11a.m. (Preview matinee)
- Friday, August 16 7 p.m. (Opening night)
- Saturday, August 17 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
- Sunday, August 18 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
LHPAI has more on the performances:
The Langston Institute Summer Performing Arts Academy doubled enrollment from 2012 to 2013 with 76 total students ranging from six to 19 years old this year. Students engage in theater training in the morning and focus on production and set support in the afternoon. “The performing arts academy is designed to develop strong minds, cooperative behavior and flexibility in all things related to ensemble creativity,” says Jacqueline Moscou, LHPAI artistic director.