ArtsPower National Touring Theatre began in 1985 as a grassroots production company in South Florida, primarily serving small arts communities in the South. Today, the Cedar Grove-based, nonprofit organization, tours nine productions annually nationwide. On average, a new show is added each year. The family-based productions, primarily musicals, have been staged in every state but Hawaii, according to founding co-directors Gary and Mark Blackman. It’s a highly competitive market that caters to first-run performing arts centers, along with university and school auditoriums.
June 2017: ArtsPower’s Anne of Green Gables, one of our most popular musicals originally produced in 1993, recently completed its national tour. Between March 20th and June 11th, the wonderfully talented cast of Jocelyn Lonquist (Anne), Christine Corsaro (Marilla Cuthbert), Amanda Popielarz (Rachel Lynde), and Adam Moshbach (Matthew Cuthbert). Shelby Glasgow was the cast’s stage manager. The show presented performances in 30 theatres throughout 12 […]
May 2017: ArtsPower’s The Monster Who Ate My Peas, based on the book by Danny Schnitzlein, had a successful 12-state tour this past spring that featured the dynamic cast of Leigh Akin (Mom), Henry DuRocher (Dad), Jamie Dillon Grossman (Ralph), and Missy Michael Jamieson (Danny). Allen B. Wheaton served as the cast’s stage manager.