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.
ArtsPower was recently named as one of America’s top 12 touring theatre companies “that make a difference” across the United States by Backstage.com. Backstage is the largest online casting platform for actors and theatre personnel in the United States.
In the Backstage.com article, ArtsPower was cited as, “bringing quality theatrical programming to kids and families in schools, regional theaters, and community centers for 30 years. The […]
May 18, 2015: ArtsPower’s Dog Loves Books, our newest musical based on the book by Louise Yates, now has its own promotional video! Shot at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse and Connecticut’s Westport Country Playhouse, this new video highlights the music, dancing, and all around joy of this exciting musical that touts the satisfaction that reading brings. The video was shot and edited by Gary […]
Watch the video to see how ArtsPower creates cast recordings for its productions! The fall 2015 cast of “The Monster Who Ate My Peas,” Sarah Kozlowski, Michelle Croll, Carlton Welch, and Tegan Miller, did a fabulous job and, as you’ll see, give us a little insight into the process, as well!