Press & Photos

Your Turn, A Superhero Musical… Every year we put on an original musical written for the kids in our group, inspired by the events and stories around us. Hear Sunny and Betina talking about how they created this show, and see some of the highlights.

Actor Interviews May 2017. What are the real benefits of musical theater? How do kids feel about themselves when they put on a show? Sara of Little Comb Productions interviewed some of the Garden Players actors. Here is what they have to say.

What If? Dress Rehearsal & Interviews. Take a look at the back stage view of what we do, hearing from the actors, director, musical director, and more.

The first semester our classes work on acting improvisations, working towards making big choices, trusting their instincts, working together as a group, and using their imaginations.

Our Benefit Concert is usually held in January, and the students have 3 rehearsals only to prepare… an exciting and invigorating process.  We have done concerts concentrating on Beetles songs, 1920’s jazz, and more.  This video is from a year when the students performed a concert version of The Noble Gnarble, a 20 minute musical based on the childrens book of the same name.  It’s incredible how much material they learned in just 3 hour long classes!

The second semester the group puts on a fully staged and costumed original musical to packed houses.  More than 5 musicals have gone on to be published by Beat By Beat Press and then performed all over the world. Here is the full experience of our 2017 premiere of Your Turn, A Superhero Musical!

Click on the links below and you will see articles with wonderful photo spreads.

Queens Gazette Articles and more…

 SHOWS in the NEWS

Your Turn, A Superhero Musical!, 2017

What If?, 2016

Lemontales, 2015

Broadway World  features our Garden Players in photos of  Space Pirates!

Garden Players singing at Flag Day

Space Pirates 2014 production had a wonderful article in the Queens Gazette written by Alena Gerst.

Our Benefit Concert this January 19th, 2014, received a rousing review by Liz Mooney in Tower Topics.

Director Betina Hershey Interview, July 2013

The Most Epic Birthday Party Ever, 2013

The Grunch, 2012

Musicville High, 2011

We Are Monsters, 2010

America’s Top Ensemble, 2009

Behind The Scenes, 2008

Space Pirates, 2007

Musicville, 2006

Finding Home, 2005

The Big Leap, 2005

Lemontales, 2004