For Cinderella,, the cast will be learning two line dances. Here are the links to the instructions so they can practice at home:
2/01 - Auditions for Cinderella
2/08 - choreography (scene 5)
2/15 - Scenes 1-2 and 6-7
2/22 - choreography (scene 5) and scene 4
3/01 - run-through
3/08 - Scenes 1-4
3/15 - Scenes 5-7
3/22 - run-through
3/29 - SPRING BREAK
4/05 - Scenes 1-3 *Students must have their lines memorized!
4/12 - Scenes 4-5
4/19 - Scenes 6-7 and bows
4/26 - run-through
5/03 - Dress rehearsal for Mrs. Brembeck's class
5/10 - Watch Mrs. Brembeck's class
5/17 - Final dress rehearsal
5/24 - PERFORMANCE!
5/31 - DA Field Day
Unfortunately the Dominion prep school theatre classes need to postpone the performances that were supposed to take place tomorrow. In my class alone I have 4 students who are sick and therefore unable to attend school tomorrow, and I know Mrs. Brembeck is dealing with the same thing in her class. Rather than attempt a performance without these students, we decided it best to move the performances of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet to Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:45 p.m. in the sanctuary.
Welcome! Last year was a lot of fun as students explored various plays, beginning with a children's adaptation of Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, followed by The Best Christmas Pageant Ever. Then, in the spring, we focused all semester on Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island.
This class is designed to introduce students to the craft of acting through classical literature. We do everything from Greek myths to Shakespeare to Charles Dickens. And not to worry: any "grown up" plays we study will be children's adaptations, usually lighthearted and silly. For example, fall semester we will focus on Shakespeare's Hamlet (just like the high school Shakespeare class will be!). However, unlike the high school class's version, ours will be silly, age-appropriate and farcical. The kids are going to have a great time wearing silly costumes and dying dramatically on stage. Of course we will discuss some of the deeper themes of the story (the danger and folly of revenge, for example), but overall it will be a fun time for students to perform silly characters.
Some brief information for you:
I'm looking forward to a wonderful year with my class!
Please join us on Thursday, May 25 at 12:45 p.m. for the Prep School Theatre Arts performances!
Only 5 more rehearsals to go:
Initially Alyssa Brembeck and I had decided to do our class performances on different days because we were not sure we could squeeze both plays in one day (set-up and costumes take awhile!). However, for the sake of parents we've decided to try to make it work. Therefore, the new performance date of Treasure Island will be on Thursday, May 25.
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