Upcoming Events

Theatre at St. Michael’s is pleased to present William Shakespeare’s beautiful tragicomedy, The Winter’s Tale, on Friday August 10th and Saturday August 11th at 7:00.

Set in the contrasting worlds of a mysterious Oracle and a pair of festive kingdoms, The Winter’s Tale weaves together music, magic, courtroom drama, shipwrecks, and bear attacks. Sicilian King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife, Hermione, of adultery with his best friend, the King of Bohemia. When Hermione gives birth to her daughter, Leontes orders the child to be killed and banishes Queen Hermione, tearing his family and the two kingdoms apart. However, through the intervention of the mystical Paulina, the princess is saved, Leontes repents, and Sicilia softens after sixteen years of turmoil—with the help of a little magic.

This performance will feature actors ages 9 – 14, who have been intensively studying the play in a two-week program under the direction of TASM Camp Director Christina Johnston. Assistant direction is by Jessica Reeg, and choreography is by Nicole Chagnon.  Laurel Paquin leads a crew of young technicians (also ages 9-14) to design and build the show.

The performance is free and open to the public, in the St. Michael’s School Hill House Arts and Athletic Center at 180 Rhode Island Ave in Newport. Donations are welcome at the door. For more information, please contact TASM camp director Christina Johnston at cjohnston@smcds.org, or call (401) 849-5970 x411.

 

 

Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present an original musical entitled “SOS – Save Our Spirits“ on Friday, July 27th and Saturday, July 28th 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 musical about an island paradise guarded by benevolent spirits which gets overrun by treasure-seeking pirates.  Through a bit of adventure, lush musical numbers and energetic dances, the motley crew learns their lesson about selflessness and community.  Campers are largely responsible for writing the original songs, and also helping to design and build the island paradise set.  Chelsea Boergesson is directing the show, Kristine Langello is musical director, choreography is by Taylor Santoro, and technical direction is by Laurel Paquin.

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 x 411 or email at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Additional performances this summer will include Shakespeare’s “Winter’s Tale” on August 10th and 11th.  For more information about Theatre at St. Michael’s camps and shows, please visit our website at http://smcds.org/tasm/

Theatre at St. Michael’s Movie Camp is proud to present

a trio of new movies:

“PowerPals vs. the Orb”

TASM Movie Camp – Powerpals vs. the Orb

TASM Movie Camp – Powerpals vs. the Orb

“Cavity Tragedy”

TASM Movie Camp – Cavity Tragedy

TASM Movie Camp – Cavity Tragedy

“Estate Escape”

TASM Movie Camp – Estate Escape

TASM Movie Camp – Estate Escape

Join us for

a red-carpet Movie Premiere

at the Jane Pickens Theatre

on Friday July 6 at 2:00!

 

We’re so excited to get started with Theatre at St. Michael’s Movie Camp!  For those of you joining us, here’s some important info:

 

  • Camp begins at 9:00 on Monday June 25 in Hill House (on the Gibbs Ave side of campus).  The camp day runs from 9:00 – 4:00, with the final hour being optional pool time (pickup as early as 3:00 is fine if you don’t want to swim).
  • Don’t forget to bring a water bottle, swimsuit, sunscreen, snack, lunch (if you’re not buying it with us) – and loads of imagination!
  • No camp on Wednesday July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.
  • The final screening will be at the Jane Pickens Theatre on Friday July 6 at 2:00 – parents, family & friends are welcome!
  • Please make sure you have filled out the Medical and Carpool forms below and bring them in, along with any final payment, on Monday June 25.

2018 TASM Medical Form                  2018 TASM carpool form

  • If you would like to participate in the TASM lunch program, here’s the form for that – also please email cjohnston@smcds.org by Sunday June 24th at 5:00 with your Monday lunch order.

TASM lunch form movie 2018

  • If you would like a TASM Movie Camp shirt, here’s the order form for that – the deadline for shirt ordering is Thursday June 28.

TASM shirt order movie 2018

Can’t wait to have you join us!  🙂

Christy Johnston, TASM Camp Director

July28

An Original Musical, written and performed by the campers, will be presented on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29 at 7 p.m. Chelsea Boergesson is the director. Script supervisor is Andrew Katzman, musical director is Kristine Langello, and choreographer is Nicole Chagnon. Design by Patrick Grimes.  The performance will take place in the Hill House Arts and Athletics Center on the St. Michael’s Country Day School campus at 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport. For more in- formation, call 401-849-5970 x 411.

Theatre at St. Michael’s is proud to present an original musical entitled “Showdown!“ on Friday, July 28th and Saturday, July 29th 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 musical about two rival theatre companies who ultimately decide that collaboration is better than competition.  The characters and scenes are filled with whimsical theatre references, making the show-versus-show-within-a-show concept thoroughly entertaining.  Campers are largely responsible for writing the original songs, and also helping to design and build the dual design set.  Chelsea Boergesson is directing the show, Kristine Langello is musical director, 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 x 41 or email at cjohnston@smcds.org.

Additional performances this summer will include Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on August 11th and 12th.  For more information about Theatre at St. Michael’s camps and shows, please visit our website at http://smcds.org/tasm/

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.

July15The Teen Shakespeare Intensive camp presents William Shakespeare’s “King Lear” on Friday, July 14 and Saturday, July 15 at 7 p.m. Christina Johnston is the director, and Chelsea Boergesson is the assistant director. Design by Patrick Grimes.
The performances will take place in the Hill House Arts and Athletics Center on the St. Michael’s Country Day School campus at 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport. For more in- formation, call 401-849-5970 x 411.

The curtain will rise on a production of William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm. Christina Johnston is the director, and Jessica Reeg is the assistant director. Design by Patrick Grimes. Choreography by Nicole Chagnon.  The performances will take place in the Hill House Arts and Athletics Center on the St. Michael’s Country Day School campus at 180 Rhode Island Ave., Newport. For more in- formation, call 401-849-5970 x 411.