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Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present William Shakespeare’s intense and tragic classic, “King Lear” on Friday, July 14th and Saturday, July 15th at 7:00. This performance will feature actors ages 13 – 18, who have been intensively studying the play in a two-week program under the direction of Christina Johnston. Assistant direction is by Chelsea Boergesson, and design is by Patrick Grimes.

Actors include Manny Maldonado as the noble and fraught Lear, Madison Palmieri and Angelina Leavitt as his two scheming and vengeful daughters, and Nastia Goddard as the loyal Cordelia.  Cece Brower is the tragic Gloucester, with Olivia Gravier as the true daughter Emilia and Kamran Bina as the devious son Edmund. The cast is rounded out by Aurore LeYoudec, Bridget Vanderveer, Sam Brower, Makenzie Lyons, Vika Huth, and Genevieve Masson. Christina LoPresti and Arthur Lindh are working with the camp staff to design and build the show.

The performance is free and open to the public, but deals with themes that may unsuitable for young children. Parental discretion advised. Donations are welcome at the door. For more information, please contact TASM camp director Christina Johnston at (401) 849-5970 x411.

Additional TASM performances this summer will include an original musical to be performed on July 28th and 29th, as well as Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on August 11th and 12th.

Midsummer-Poster-678x1024-2Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present the final performance of the summer, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Friday, August 12th and Saturday, August 13th at 7:00. This performance will feature actors ages 9 – 15, who have spent the past two weeks studying and bringing to life William Shakespeare’s delightful comedy, supported behind the scenes by tech campers who have built the set and will run technical aspects of the show. In this production’s interpretation, the fairies of Shakespeare’s magical land are sparks in the dark of the digital world that underlies reality, playing with the perceptions of the hapless humans wandering through their everyday lives. Christina Johnston is directing the show, assisted by Jessica Reeg, choreography is by Nicole Chagnon, and technical direction is by Patrick Grimes.

The performance is in Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at St. Michael’s School, and is free and open to the public, with donations welcome at the door. For more information, please contact Christina Johnston at (401) 849-5970 x411 or email at cjohnston@smcds.org.

 

Happily-Together-postTheatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present an original musical entitled “Happily Together After” on Friday, July 29th and Saturday, July 30th at 7:00. This performance will feature actors ages 9 – 15, who have spent the past three weeks writing and rehearsing a show of their own creation, supported behind the scenes by tech campers who have built the set and will run technical aspects of the show. The group worked with writing coach Andrew Katzman to conceive a fairy tale world filled with familiar characters who find themselves in unfamiliar situations, where no one is confined to their traditionally set path, and everyone has to overcome new obstacles to get to their happily-ever-after. Campers are largely responsible for writing the original songs in the show, and also helping to design and build the versatile and clever storybook set. Chelsea Boergesson is directing the show, Kristine Langello is musical director, choreography is by Jessica Reeg, and technical direction is by Patrick Grimes.

The performance is in Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at St. Michael’s School, and is free and open to the public, with donations welcome at the door. For more information, please contact Christina Johnston at (401) 849-5970 x411 or email at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Additional performances this summer will include Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on August 12th and 13th.

Othello-postTheatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present William Shakespeare’s timely and thought-provoking tragedy, “Othello” on Friday, July 15th and Saturday, July 16th at 7:00. This performance will feature actors ages 14 – 18, who have been intensively studying the play in a two-week program under the direction of Christina Johnston. Assistant direction is by Chelsea Boergesson, fight choreography is by Jason Robert LeClair, and design is by Patrick Grimes.

Actors include Nadia Leinhos as the noble but fraught Othello, Lynne Sipprelle as a tragically lovely Desdemona, and Scott Powell as the evilly manipulative Iago. The cast is rounded out by Kate Fairgrieve, John Thornton, Eliza Staples, Samantha DiMedia, Olivia Gravier, Lana Gaige, Cecelia Brower, Lily Trodson, William Harkins, Kamran Bina, Roan Iribarren, Alyx Cartin-Erickson, Allyson Grant, and Bridget Vanderveer. Emma Daigneault and Kaitlyn Burgess are working with the camp staff to design and build the show.

The performance is free and open to the public, but deals with themes that may unsuitable for young children. Parental discretion advised. Donations are welcome at the door. For more information, please contact TASM camp director Christina Johnston at (401) 849-5970 x411.

Additional TASM performances this summer will include an original musical to be performed on July 29th and 30th, as well as Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on August 12th and 13th.

 

At ArtsFest, we celebrate and showcase a year’s worth of student work in the performing and visual arts.  Over 600 pieces of artwork will be displayed and approximately 100 students will perform either in groups, ensembles, or solo presentations. ArtsFest activities will take place in Mason House, the van Beuren Building, and the Hill House Arts and Athletics Center with additional drama performances in a tent.

Click here for the ArtsFest 2016 Schedule!


Tempest-postTheatre at St. Michael’s presents William Shakespeare’s

“The Tempest” 

…a magical show filled with adventure, love, enchantment, revenge, and general silliness.
We’d love to have you in the audience!
Directed by Christina Johnston, Assistant Direction by Chelesa Boergesson
Choreography by Danielle Genest, Design by Patrick Grimes
Friday August 14th & Saturday August 15th at 7:00 pm
In Hill House, St. Michael’s School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, RI
Donations appreciated! For more info, call (401) 849-5970 x411

Theatre at St. Michael’s presents an original musical conceived and written by the
TASM Musical Session:

“Bringin’ The Beat”

…a lively and energetic show about astronauts who crash land on the planet Osmosca and bring music to the culture, much to the dismay of the alien king! Audiences will want to get up and dance as alien teenagers learn Musical-postabout the infectious joy of country, pop and rock and roll. We’d love to have you in the audience…
Directed by Chelsea Boergesson
Musical Direction by Kristine Langello
Script coordination by Andrew Katzman
Choreography by Danielle Genest
Design by Patrick Grimes
Friday July 31st & Saturday August 1st at 7:00 pm
In Hill House, St. Michael’s School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, RI
Donations appreciated! For more info, call (401) 849-5970 x411

 

Come join usRJpost for a performance of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, presented by the TASM Teen Shakespeare Intensive Camp, Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th at 7:00. Questions, call 401-849-5970 x411.  We hope to see you there!

 

ArtsFest 2015

Each year our community comes together in May to celebrate the extraordinary arts program at SMCDS. From 6-9 p.m., the campus is overflowing with over 600 works of visual art, actors performing on stage, musicians playing their instruments, and choral groups singing songs. The event is a validation of our school’s commitment to the arts, which remain a vibrant and integral part of the students’ core curriculum. Enjoy these pictures of the event and some of the artwork itself.

 

 

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The St. Michael’s Theatre Ensemble presents Alice in Wonderland, on Thursday March 5th and Friday March 6th at 7:00, and Saturday March 7th at 2:00.  Admission is free and open to all.  Come step through the looking glass with us – we hope to see you in the audience!