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Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage


By John Posada

originally published: 02/07/2024

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

(NETCONG, NJ) -- The Growing Stage: The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey is presenting Carmela Full of Wishes weekends until February 18, 2024. Adapted by Alvaro Saar Rios from the book by Matt de la Peña, Illustrated by Christian Robinson, this production is directed by Danny Campos, veteran TGS performer and teaching artist. Photographer John Posada was on hand to take photos.

The play invites us to Carmela’s 7th birthday, and she’s finally old enough to accompany her big brother on his errands. On their way to the laundromat, past fields of what her Mamí calls “flores de cempazuchitl”, Carmela finds a puffy white dandelion to blow, but her brother asks “Did you even make a wish?”

Full of touching and funny fantasies, Carmela must decide what her deepest wish is and she must do it before her birthday is over.

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Carmela Full of Wishes  features a company of 4 artists: Irley Vallejo (TGS Debut) of Newark, NJ as Carmela; Tyler Miranda (Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus, The Lightning Thief) of Highland Falls, NY as Big Brother; Lisa Burgos (The Hardy Boys) of Elizabeth, NJ as Mami/Ensemble and Danny Campos (Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus) of Kearny, NJ as Papi/Ensemble.

Performances take place in the Historic Palace Theatre located on Route 183 in Netcong, New Jersey from February 2-18 with performances on Saturdays at 4:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm.

Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently on sale. All subscriptions offer a 20% discount off of regular ticket prices plus benefits including: choice of shows and performances, reserved seating, 10% off additional tickets, unlimited ticket exchanges and no individual ticket fees charged on packages.  Please visit their website at www.growingstage.com or call their Box Office at (973) 347-4946 to purchase tickets and subscriptions. Group Rates are available for all of their productions.

The Growing Stage-The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey is a non-profit professional performing arts center dedicated to theatre for young audiences. Through their programming they provide opportunities for all to learn and grow through participation in the arts.

Here are more photos from the production.

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

Photos from "Carmela Full of Wishes" at The Growing Stage

John Posada is a New Jersey based photographer specializing in live theatre and music performances. For more than 10 years, John has photographed live music events where he mastered the techniques of timing and capturing fast moving action under challenging lighting conditions to capture that perfect moment that tells a story in a single image. Currently, John has photographed over 110 productions for over 70 different theatres and venues. Click here for John's website.



 
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