Our final children’s performance from THAC’s Spring 2015 Semester takes the main stage TONIGHT – Thursday 4/23 by the Artemis Fowl students, grades 5-7.
Be sure to stop by Town Hall by 4:00 PM, Thursday 4/23 to see their final performance, and check out my photos (below) from rehearsal the other night! Follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more education updates. Cheers!
TONIGHT – Wed 4/22 – things are getting magical at Town Hall Arts Center! Since February, our Harry Potter Play Production Class has been hard at work not only crafting their acting skills, but perfecting their writing as well! These amazing 5-7 Graders have learned what goes in to telling a story on stage and how plays are made with full lights, sound, and costume! Instructor LuAnn Buckstein says that,
These kids created this show from start to finish. They came up with the story idea, their own characters, and improvised the scenes. There is even costume design by Mia Chaw and music design by Aiden Miller. (Two of the students) What a creative, inventive, playful group!”
They even named the production themselves! DO NOT MISS the THACED original: Triwizard Madness; what promises to be an enchanting performance TONIGHT – 4/22 at 6:00 PM. Be sure to check out my class visit photos (below) and follow THAC on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for THAC Education updates. Cheers!
Our adorable K-3 Grade Cinderella Class will be taking their newly mastered performance skills to the stage TONIGHT! These students have been working diligently to learn the fundamental techniques of stage acting and improvisation while prating their public speaking skills. Instructor LuAnn Buckstein spoke candidly with me about this energetic bunch saying,
Wow what energy these kids bring to class every time I see them. They have such an uninhibited way of approaching this show. I love the moment to moment creativeness!”
Be sure to stop by Town Hall Arts Center for their performance on this evening, 4/22 at 6:00 PM, and follow our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts for THAC Education updates. Check out these phone photos of LuAnn , teaching assistnats Sam Coto and Kendra Beeman, and our wonderful Cinderella students. Cheers!
The Town Hall Arts Center Education Department is gearing up for a grueling week of performances! Starting with a very special performance from our Super Hero Support Group Class Today, Monday 4/20 – these 3-5 graders have been hard at work since February learning and practicing the fundamental techniques of stage acting, public speaking, and improvisation. I had the chance to speak with class Instructor LuAnn Buckstein who says,
What a creative group! These kids have been working on developing a character and trying to make them bigger than life. They surprise and delight me with their spontaneity and inventive perspectives. I love working with these “Super” kids!”
Check out my photos with LuAnn, her TA Alyssa James, and our little starlet students below, and don’t miss their performance TONIGHT – MONDAY 4/20 (6:00) pm at Town Hall Arts Center. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates about THAC Education. Cheers!
I hope you are having the happiest of holidays this season. For the many bah-humbuggers you may have encountered during this Black Friday post-holiday week of madness, THAC has the perfect solution to bring you and your peers some holiday cheer! Town Hall Arts Center’s Theatre Education Department has a variety of different classes serving and promoting the importance of performing arts in youth culture throughout metro Denver. We hold multiple sessions of our Actor’s Playground — children’s theater workshop classes for ages 5 to 18. In general we plan 6 summer sessions, 5 fall sessions, and 5 winter/spring sessions. As one season ends, another begins! But not before a fantastic round of LIVE PERFORMANCES on the main stage at Town Hall Arts Center from these future stars! Our Fall Class Play Productions at THAC are FREE and open to the public! Check the schedule (below) and come visit us for an hour of FREE LIVE YOUTH THEATRE this holiday season!
PS. Stay tuned to the THAC BLOG for a special Arts On the Move preview to see how THAC is reaching participants who could not experience our children’s theatre activities otherwise!
FALL CLASS PLAY PRODUCTION SCHEDULE:
SUN | 12.07.14 | 6:00 PM
THE FINAL DRESS REHERSAL
Grades 6 – 12
Directed by: Susan Rahmsdorff
Our most exciting production yet! One-half student created, one-half Noises Off! Our actors will create their unique characters and give them personality. Students build the first half of the show together as those characters hilariously audition for the school play. Then, in the second act, we go back to the script to see the disastrous results as the production falls apart around them! You think the theater is crazy from an audience perspective? Wait until you see the pandemonium back stage!
Who let the mice drive? Join us for this hilarious “Fractured Fairytales” style take on the classic story. We all know the tale of little Ella, forced to do the dirty work so often she became Cinder-Ella! Thanks to her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella scrubs up pretty well, much to the dismay of her wicked Stepmother and terrible Step Sisters!
Join Robin Hood, Maid Marian, Little John and the whole band of Merry Outlaws as they take on the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham. We’ll rob from the wicked and give to the good and have a great time doing it!
Kronos has a new plan to rise and destroy Olympus! This time, it starts with breaking down the protections around Camp Half-Blood. In an attempt to save their sanctuary, Percy, Grover, Annabeth, and Percy’s half-brother, Tyson, set off to find the mythical Golden Fleece that can heal any wound. Along the way, they’ll meet gods and monsters and an array of the most bizarre characters, all living unnoticed in our world! Can Percy accept the burdens of leadership and his family? Can you fight prophecy, even if you aren’t sure what it means? Who is going to get eaten and will that slow them down?
Will Harry be kicked out of Hogwarts? It looks that way. The Ministry of Magic is calling Harry a liar and denying the return of Voldemort. On top of that, the new Defense Teacher, Dolores Umbridge, seems determined to make everything worse! In response to these threats, Sirius Black, Harry’s godfather, introduces him to “The Order of the Phoenix” – a clandestine group formed to fight the Death Eaters and Harry starts “Dumbledore’s Army” – a clandestine student group formed to fight the problems within the school itself. Can Harry, Ron, Hermione and their friends take on all these troubles and still pass their O.W.L exams?
Let’s get to know another cast member performing in Anything Goes! Today’s post is dedicated to Mr Seth Maisel, cast as a Sailor and member of the Anything Goes Ensemble. Check out our Q&A Session where Seth talks Halloween, knee-high boots, and acting for the past 20 years… Enjoy!
WHY SEE ANYTHING GOES? This is one of those fantastic grand spectacle shows. Huge tap numbers, beautiful sets and costumes. Then the performances are absolutely hilarious. I forget what I’m supposed to be doing on stage because I’m too busy laughing at the hilarity going on around me.
The next production in Town Hall Arts Center’s 2012-2013 Season will be The 39 Steps, adapted by Patrick Barlow from the novel by John Buchan and the movie of Alfred Hitchcock. This show is directed by Robert Wells, director of Town Hall’s popular 2012 production of The Sound of Music and founder and artistic director of The Avenue Theatre.
Featured in this production is James O’Hagan Murphy as Richard Hannay, recently seen playing the title role in RFK: A Portrait of Robert F. Kennedy at The Vintage and winner of the 2013 Westword’s Best Actor in a Drama for the same role. Also in this production are Mackenzie Paulsen playing the Women, other shows at Town Hall include Damn Yankees and Guys and Dolls; Eric Mather as Clown, most recently seen at Town Hall hilariously portraying Franz in The Producers and Seth Maisel as Clown,Town Hall’sDirector of Education and most recently seen fight choreographing for Opera Colorado.
Combining a spy thriller with farcical comedy and ingenious theatrical invention, The 39 Steps is an engaging, fast-paced whodunit that celebrates the magic of theater. Closely following the story line of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1935 film, the play features more than 100 characters brought to life by a cast of just four actors – all putting their many side-splitting skills to the test in this wildly entertaining experience.
Town Hall’s production opens April 12 and runs through May 5, 2013. Show times are Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. (& 2:00 p.m. on 4/27) & Sundays at 2 p.m. (& 6:30 p.m. on 4/21).
Reserved seat tickets are currently on sale, priced $20.00-$40.00 at the Town Hall Arts Center box office, 303-794-2787 ext. 5 (Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. to Noon/ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday Noon to 4 p.m. and 1 Hour prior to Shows) or on-line at www.TownHallArtsCenter.com . In a continuing effort to make plays at Town Hall Arts Center accessible to all, ten value seats at $10 each will be made available on a first-come-first-served basis one-hour prior to each published curtain time.