Theatre Classes for Kids will take place at the Franklin Arts Center, Saturday mornings,
April 12 – May 10, 2014.
Puppet Plays for Elementary Grades 1-4: Kids will create their own puppets and characters and write a puppet play with the group and/or on their own. They will have a chance to direct their play and/or perform in it. Saturdays, 9:00 – 10:00, April 12 – May 10, 2014. Cost $50.
Hey there, Lovers of Theatre and Thrillers, Alexandria community theatre, AAAA, is presenting "Wait Until Dark" in March. I plan to get to this one the first weekend and write a review. I hope I see you there!
Cunning and suspense combine in a masterfully constructed thriller when Alexandria Area Arts presents Fredrick Knott’s Wait Until Dark March 7, 8, 14, 15 at 7:30pm and March 9 and 16 at 2:00pm.
Erik Steen has directed a fine performance of Paul Rudnick's play "I Hate Hamlet" at Central Lakes College. Kevin Yeager is in fine form, and tights, throughout the show. He plays the ghost of John Barrymore who has come back to haunt a reluctant young actor into playing Hamlet, challenge him to a sword fight, and teach him a thing or two about passion, for life and the art.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Favorites by Eric Carle is a touring show from The Mermaid Theatre, playing at The Children's Theatre in Minneapolis, Jan. 14 - Feb. 23, 2014. The Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia is known for it's use of puppetry, lighting, and innovation in creating theatre for young audiences. We brought two six-year-old girls to the show, and we were all delighted by the performance. It has all the coziness of story time at the library, and all the brilliance of live theatre.
I taught a class for the Crossing Arts Alliance Flipside class this past Saturday. Flipside is for kids in our area to experience the arts in various ways. Every month on the 2nd Saturday, you can bring your kids to the Franklin Arts Center for an art class or Arty Party, from 10:00-noon. They also offer classes in the summer for art, theatre, and writing. I taught the writing class with Guy Kelm last summer, and we'll be teaching it again this coming June. Can't wait....for the class and summer!
This new Adrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams adapation of The Wizard of Oz is on a national tour with a stop at The Ordway Performing Arts Center in St. Paul, Dec. 4-29, 2013. I had the chance to see the show on Friday night, Dec. 6, for blogger night. It might be the best show I've ever seen.
Garson Kanin wrote Born Yesterday in the 1940's, during World War II, and it premiered on Broadway in 1946. He was bold in his criticism of the US government, politicians, and those who try to control them.
The Children's Theatre Company in Minneapolis, under the direction of Peter C. Brosius, is definitely putting its own unique spin on this classic tale. Their production of "Cinderella" is filled with over the top humor, slapstick, physical humor, modern pop culture references, and audience participation. This is not your typical Disney-style princess show. This Cinderella, and her hilarious step-sisters and mother, entertains girls and boys of all ages. The audience was roaring with laughter, shouting, standing up, and sitting back breathless from the beauty and pacing. Bravo, cast and crew!