The Falcon Theatre

Purpose

The SEED Falcon Theatre is designed for the promotion and development of the creative and performing arts. Scholar-artists receive instruction and coaching from a resident faculty of artist-educators and are exposed to the various forms of performing (theater, music, dance), fine and visual art forms through education, production, competition, and entertainment.


Eligibility

All students are encouraged to audition regardless of their ability or experiences; this is because The SEED Falcon Theatre is designed to promote and develop the skill set of scholars and/or nurture their skills in the creative and performing arts in a welcoming and familial environment. Scholar-artists, as we call them, that may be reluctant to commit to The Falcon Theatre are encouraged and informed that everyone receives instruction and coaching from a resident faculty of artist-educators, regardless of their ability or years of experience to help them fine tune and hone their artistic abilities.


The Falcon Theatre Production Lineup for SY 2019-2020

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical,  Little Shop Of Horrors  has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken ( Disney's The Little Mermaid ,  Beauty And The Beast , and  Aladdin ) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.  The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!    Little Shop of Horrors will be performed at THEARC Theater in Washington, D.C. December 13th and 14th @ 7pm.

A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, Little Shop Of Horrors has devoured the hearts of theatre-goers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty And The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world.

The meek floral assistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names "Audrey II" - after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krelborn as long as he keeps feeding it, BLOOD. Over time, though, Seymour discovers Audrey II's out of this world origins and intent towards global domination!

Little Shop of Horrors will be performed at THEARC Theater in Washington, D.C. December 13th and 14th @ 7pm.

The SEED Falcon Theatre will perform a 15-minute version of  Into the Woods, Jr.  at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta in January 2020 for adjudication.  While in Atlanta, scholars will participate in master classes in acting, singing, and dancing; interact with Broadway professionals; view many musical productions; visit sites around Atlanta, and more.  Into the Woods, Jr.  is about…  Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy tale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical.  Into the Woods Jr.  features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.  The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

The SEED Falcon Theatre will perform a 15-minute version of Into the Woods, Jr. at the Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta in January 2020 for adjudication. While in Atlanta, scholars will participate in master classes in acting, singing, and dancing; interact with Broadway professionals; view many musical productions; visit sites around Atlanta, and more. Into the Woods, Jr. is about…

Be careful what you wish for, as Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s cockeyed fairy tale comes to life in this adaptation of their groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical. Into the Woods Jr. features all of your favorite characters — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack (and his beanstalk) and the Witch — in this lyrically rich retelling of classic Brothers Grimm fables.

The musical centers on a baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King's festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a witch's curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse, and wind up changed forever.

The SEED Falcon Theatre is proud to be included in a select group of pilot productions in development with Disney Theatrical Productions.  Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr.  (currently in development before being released to the general public)   will be presented at THEARC Blackbox Theater in Washington, D.C. in April 2020  .  Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.

The SEED Falcon Theatre is proud to be included in a select group of pilot productions in development with Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney’s Peter Pan, Jr. (currently in development before being released to the general public) will be presented at THEARC Blackbox Theater in Washington, D.C. in April 2020.

Peter and his mischievous fairy sidekick, Tinkerbell, visit the nursery of the Darling children late one night and, with a sprinkle of pixie dust, begin a magical journey across the stars that none of them will ever forget. In the adventure of a lifetime, the travelers come face to face with a ticking crocodile, a fierce Indian tribe, a band of bungling pirates and, of course, the villainous Captain Hook.


Fall 2018 Production: Once on This Island


Dr. LaMar Bagley, Ed.D., Arts Integration Specialist

Dr. LaMar Bagley has been working in theatre and performing arts for over 28 years as an actor, producer, director, arts educator, and arts administrator; 14 of those years being with The SEED community. His work in arts education and musical theatre has been nationally recognized by Music Theater International and iTheatrics when he was awarded 2018 Freddie G Fellowship; an honor bestowed upon America’s top arts educators. He currently sits on the Alumni Board of Temple University School of Theater, Film, and Media Arts and is a four-time Fellow for the Harvard Graduate School of Education - Arts in Education – Continuing the Conversation Institute. Dr. Bagley has served as vice chairman of the Board of Directors and Chair of the Education Committee of African Continuum Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Dr. Bagley worked in Philadelphia, PA as a professional producer/director, arts educator and academic teacher. While in Philadelphia, Dr. Bagley served as the executive director of The U.R.B.A.N. Entertainment Group, LLC, the producing artistic director of The U.R.B.A.N. Theatre Project, and the artistic consultant for The Black Heritage Theatre Festival at Temple University.


Past Theatre Productions

  • Once on This Island

  • Disney’s Aladdin, Jr.

  • Bring It On - The Musical

  • Disney’s The Lion King, Jr.

  • Annie, Jr.

  • Little Shop of Horrors