Dance this summer with Theatreworks

Dance Princess … Dance! is a medieval tale that is the August production for local theatre company Theatreworks this coming summer.

Dance Princess … Dance! is a medieval tale that is the August production for local theatre company Theatreworks this coming summer.

The show offers the senior group (13 to early 20s) the benefit of working with Theatreworks’ associate director Ross Stephanson, who brings exceptional ability and wealth of experience as a professional actor, a drama teacher of many years standing and also his expertise as a skilled director.

The summer production will be performed at Mark Isfeld Senior Secondary School Aug. 10, 11, 12 and 13.

Theatreworks Summer 2011 invites teen and young adult actors/singers/dancers to audition for Dance Princess … Dance! at a session to be held from 10 a.m. to  3 p.m. this Saturday at the Courtenay Little Theatre space (behind Jet FM Radio on McPhee and 17th in Courtenay). All those who would like to be involved are encouraged to attend and try out for the 17 to 25 roles that need to be filled.

“The challenge (and fun!) for actors will be to dig really deep into the character’s psyche while drawing upon their own thoughts, feelings, unique experiences and insights to develop a well-rounded, believable personality for their character,” states Stephanson.

The production will provide opportunity for teen and young adult actors to expand their performance horizons, hone their skills with an experienced director and develop greater theatrical skills in the process.

Not everyone desires to be “treading the boards as an actor,” however, yet would still like to be somehow involved in a show. For those teens/young adults who wish to participate in Dance Princess … Dance! in other areas such as being a member of the production crew, the audition session is also an opportunity to sign up for being part of the “behind the scenes” process.

Written by Wee Three Productions, a trio of local authors, Dance Princess … Dance! is a tale involving “mystery, magic and mayhem” in a medieval setting.

The storyline is loosely based on the Grimm Brothers’ tale of The Dancing Princesses and includes moments of high drama as well as magic, a love story, lighthearted humour, and a great fight scene to boot.

Participation in Dance Princess … Dance! offers an exciting and fulfilling summer activity for teen and young adult performers. Stephanson looks forward to welcoming returning Theatreworks students and meeting new faces as well at the audition session.

For information, call 250-792-2031 or e-mail theatreworks@shaw.ca.

— Theatreworks

 

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