Aug 15, 2018
There are nine aspiring young actors participating in a drama camp sponsored by NFLT this August. Tim White, choreographer and director, has coordinated a drama program for the kids along with co-facilitator Barb Scantlebury. Although some of the participants have had experience on stage before in NFLT productions, three have not. Last Friday, I enjoyed watching what they had been working on since the camp started on Tuesday, August 7. Their introductory song and dance number will definitely be a show stopper. It is a mashup of four songs from The Greatest Showman, and the kids were doing very well with the choreography that Tim provided.
The campers have chosen to perform a scene from two previous productions. One scene is from the show Aladdin and the other is from the recent spring show this year, The Little Mermaid. The kids have learned their lines quickly and this Monday had to rehearse without scripts. Tim and Barb are putting them through their paces in a very limited time-frame. This Thursday, they will present their show at the band shell at Sharbot Lake beach as part of the entertainment for people attending the Community BBQ. The show will begin at 5:30 and go till approximately 6pm. You might even call this “dinner theatre.” Remember to bring a lawn chair.
It is time to start putting together a production crew for our fall show entitled “The Red Plaid Shirt” by Canadian playwright Michael Wilmot. We need a director (experienced), producer, set designer, and stage crew. This play has a small cast of two females and two males of retirement age. It is a comedy based on the theme of facing retirement. Both men have different ways of dealing with this sudden change in their lives, and therein lies the humour. With a little subtle redirection from their wives, they find the right track…eventually.
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