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The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe

Congratulations to the Cast and Crew! The students of the St. Michael’s Theatre Ensemble had three amazing performances of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”, this weekend at St. Michael’s.  Congratulations to the student cast and crew for their hard work, dedication, and stellar performance with this collaborative program! Thanks especially to our production team: Christy Johnston, Jessica Reeg, and Ellyn Eaves-Hileman. Directors brought their unique talents to bear and produced a show that was thoughtfully acted, and pleasingly choreographed. The set and costume designs were outstanding, and allowed viewers to experience what it might feel like to be in Narnia!   “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” is based on C.S. Lewis’ first book of The Chronicles of Narnia, in an adaptation by Adrian Mitchell. While staying in a remote country manor to escape the London Blitz, the four Pevenzie children discover a magic wardrobe that allows them to pass into Narnia, a world inhabited by talking animals and ruled by the White Witch.  Since coming into power, the Witch has held Narnia in an eternal winter, never permitting Christmas or spring, and turning her enemies to stone with a wave of her wand. All of Narnia has been waiting for the return of Aslan, the Lion and Lord of Narnia, to overcome the Witch and reawaken the land. The children join together with Aslan, as they fight to outwit the Witch and restore peace to Narnia, learning the power of love and loyalty along the way....
TASM presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

TASM presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Theatre 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...

Theatre 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...
Theatre at St. Michael’s presents Othello

Theatre at St. Michael’s presents Othello

Theatre 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...

TASM Movie Camp is almost here!

Dear Movie Campers and Parents;   We’re right around the corner from the beginning of the Theatre at St. Michael’s Movie Production Camp, and I just wanted to touch bases with all of you.  The faculty and I, along with all of the counselors, are looking forward to the burst of creative energy that will mark the beginning of our sixteenth summer of camp.  So please make sure to bring lots of imagination with you!  Our movie will have an exciting showing again this year – at the Jane Pickens Theater on the big screen!  So don’t forget to set aside Friday, July 8th at 2:00 to come to our world premiere screening!  (The screening is free, and open to family & friends of the campers.) Registration is at 9:00 on Monday morning, June 27th, at the lobby of Hill House (the gym), and I’ll need parents to check in for a few moments at the beginning of the first day to make sure all your paperwork is in order.  If you have a balance to pay or forms to fill out, you can do that then.  I am including links to the lunch form for those of you who would to participate in our a la carte camp lunch program, and another copy of the medical form and carpool forms in case you haven’t sent those in yet.  Or you are welcome (encouraged!) to fill those out online by clicking on this TASM Camper Information Form link.  Please don’t forget to get a copy of your immunization records for me to have on file as well. Please use the Gibbs Ave. parking lot for drop-off and pick-up – that...

TASM Shakespeare Camp is full for actors

Theatre at St. Michael’s Shakespeare Camp – A Midsummer Night’s Dream is full for actors.  We are still accepting campers on the tech side of Midsummer, as well as in all the other sessions.  Please consider joining us for a different session, or contact Christina Johnston to be put on the wait list.  Thank...

TASM 2016 registration is open!

Theatre at St. Michael’s Camp (TASM) has updated its information and registration for summer 2016.  Please check out the various programs we have and consider registering for camp – we’d love to have you!  If you have any questions, contact TASM Director Christina Johnston at cjohnston@smcds.org. Thanks, and have a great...

February 2015