It sure has been a while since my last post, hasn't it? I'm settling into the new job... as much as I can, anyways. Fast-pased days and a never ending supply of things to do seem to be the norm. It's perfect for me!
Since the last post, lots has been happening around here!
Billy Bishop opened May 6th. If you're a Theatre Geek (You wouldn't be reading this if you weren't. Theatre Geeks get ahead in life... proven fact. Anyways....) it's the perfect show to see. One man becomes sixteen different characters... and you believe he's a new person each time. Dana Hart transforms into these characters effortlessly for two hours, and he is onstage the entire time. It's fascinating, and if you're an actor or striving to be one... learn from him. If you're a history buff it's the perfect show to see. We have a WWI model airplane display in our Four Seasons Room and hanging in the theatre. You also missed our Food For Thought: WWI & WWII Poster Art Discussion led by Paul Biber. (Don't worry. We'll have more master class discussions in the Fall!) Artistic Director, Rick Fortney is in the show, too, so it's a big treat for TrueNorth fans!
We also had a great turnout for our Spring Break Spotlight Series. They were a series of classes during Spring Break trying out a few of our new Arts programs:
Act One & Two Acting
Boogie Down Dance (we danced to Katy Perry's Firework- that's my jam.)
Mommy & Me: Art and Games
Theatre Games Thursday
and Milk & Cookies Story Time!
At the end of August/Begining of September, I'll be sure to post our new Arts & Nature Education Program Calendar. One workshop I'm particularly stoked about... STOMP & SCIENCE! Stay tuned for that!
IN THEATRE CAMP NEWS:
I have a meeting with all of the summer theatre instructors in one hour. The theatre knowledge flowing out of them is extraordinary. I have worked with a lot of theatre camp staffs in the past. This wonderful group people and I can't wait to work with them. I can't wait for YOU to work with them! Every fun moment will be a great opportunity to learn and grow.
It's going to be a great summer. Fact.
Thanks for reading!
Maryanne Nagel will be directing the Center Stage Camp for grades 5-8. Check out her bio on the Staff Page.
Unlike Alex, Maryanne AVOIDS horror movies and snakes at all costs! A true stage diva, Maryanne loves M&Ms in her dressing room ("No peanuts, please") and can out-juggle almost anyone. She loves country music, camping, and fishing but refuses to bait the hook. That means she won't put the worm on the hook, because worms remind her of snakes. She hates snakes. (Anyone else sensing a practical joke this summer?!)