Lights, Camera, Action!
“Places! Places, everybody!” The director shouts through the megaphone to get ready for the show. The photographer spins the video camera around into position and presses record, while an announcement is being made “Ladies and gentlemen thanks for coming to the show and please be quiet while we are doing it.”
Before a show comes to life, our young actors and actresses choose what roles they would like to take on for a particular performance: director, announcer, photographer, or check-in (similar to a ticket booth). Children are accustomed to the routine of taking their costumes off the hangers, putting together their outfits, lining up their shoes and doing their own make-up before taking to the stage. Children have been fond of play-acting stories such as The Paper Bag Princess and The Knight and the Dragon among ! others. We continue to read more stories that have parts for princesses, knights and dragons for inspiration.
When we return from Spring Break we will begin working on set designs, creating props to accompany our favorite stories, and learning to create stories of our own. Mark your calendars now, as we gear up for a grand performance in the Black Box Theater on the evening of Wednesday, May 30th. It will be a night to remember!
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